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Originally Posted by SouthNarc View Post

Better Manchester pics in natural light.

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I never could picture myself wearing tassles. But between you and bucksfan that has changed. My plans were to pick up the burgundy shell Patriot next but taking a side track to try the Manchaster first is becoming pretty strong. Those look fantastic and great job on the shine!! As you always do.

 

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Originally Posted by GOP Shoe Guy View Post

I jumped on a pair of Burgundy Shell Cordovan Daltons with the special sale that began today. $466.I think they retail for $695. So not a bad deal at all. Vincenzo said the flaw he could see was a small ding in the shoe, less than a 1/4" I think I can live with that. I also got a pair of MLB Yankees white with red stitching for $19.That was cheap... Looking forward to getting them both.

 

More shell?!?! smile.gif Congrats and hope they work out well for you!

 

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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

Felt like wearing slippers to work today.  Brown shell Patriots:

 

They DO feel like slippers and I have been wearing them around the house and yard as slippers. This morning when I put trees back in them I thought that is the first time I recall putting trees in slippers LOL. Great job.

 

Walnut Shell Strands today

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Unrelated to AE specifically, but I received my Reno'Mat and Renovateur last night. Two things. The strong smell of Reno'Mat tells me it's going to be a hard worker; and the smell of Renovateur... how do I describe it? It's extraordinary; it's a nice smell, but when I had it open for less than a minute, my entire bedroom smelled like Renovateur for at least an hour.

 

Finally... I had a Russian doll type battle with the packaging...

 

 

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who'd you get the renomat from? trying to grab a jar but hangar project is OOS

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Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post

 

 

They DO feel like slippers and I have been wearing them around the house and yard as slippers. This morning when I put trees back in them I thought that is the first time I recall putting trees in slippers LOL. Great job.

 

Walnut Shell Strands today

 

I wore my Brown Shell Strands today as well. Mine have only been worn probably 7 or 8 times since I got them. As you can see the color on your Walnuts is much lighter than mine. In the right light the cap on mine look burgundy, in other light they look dark brown. I have reno'd them, and will again to try and get any creme off... Hoping with the sun they lighten up some. AppleMark

 

AppleMark

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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post

who'd you get the renomat from? trying to grab a jar but hangar project is OOS

 

I ordered it from Pediwear. Shipping took only a week. You can also order from A Fine Pair of Shoes.

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Originally Posted by David Copeland View Post

Did you covert from using a previous Edge Color to the Chili?  If so, how did you prepare the leather when switching Edge colors?

They originally came with the Natural edge dressing I believe but it was starting to look rather splotchy. Now that I look at the pictures, I wonder if they had the chili all along. Anyway, I removed it by sanding it down to remove all of the color. I then applied a single coat of the Chili dressing.

Here is the before and some comparison shots:



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They originally came with the Natural edge dressing I believe but it was starting to look rather splotchy. Now that I look at the pictures, I wonder if they had the chili all along. Anyway, I removed it by sanding it down to remove all of the color. I then applied a single coat of the Chili dressing.

Here is the before and some comparison shots:



 

What grit sand paper was used for this process? I have a pair of Nuemok Seconds that are looking a little ruff around the edges (punny rotflmao.gif) and I was thinking about sanding them down and applying a fresh coat.

 

thanks.

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Originaly posted by Cold Iron

I never could picture myself wearing tassles. But between you and bucksfan that has changed. My plans were to pick up the burgundy shell Patriot next but taking a side track to try the Manchaster first is becoming pretty strong. Those look fantastic and great job on the shine!! As you always do

Thanks Cold Iron and it's funny that you say that because they are the only tassels I own. I just had not found a loafer that I thought was dressy enough. I browsed the Manchester on-line and the tassels looked to much like an affectation, especially for a 45 year old. But I tried them on at the AE store in New Orleans and they just fit REALLY well. And they're sleek, which I like too.

So the tassels grew on me and I think you can pull them off as long it's balanced with some convervative elements.

Overall I think the Manchester is one of the most underated shoes in the line-up.
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Originally Posted by CalGuy13 View Post

I just received a pair of Fifth Avenues from the Shoe Bank (seconds). I can't really see anything wrong with them, except for maybe a misaligned captoe on the right shoe. Can someone confirm that it's off?

 

 

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Yes, it is a bit off.  Many people complain about the short captoe on the Park Avenue and Fifth Avenue, but it doesn't bother me at all.  However, the prevalence of crooked captoes in these shoes can really frustrate me, and they seem to be surprisingly common.  AE seems to have a different opinion on the acceptable range for the straightness of the captoe.  I was in a regular AE shop (not factory seconds) a couple of months ago and when I picked up a black shell Park Avenue, the cap was blatantly crooked.  All that to say, if the rest of the shoes look good to you, and the "off" captoe isn't a big deal, I'd keep them.  Returning them may easily yield another pair with an obvious defect as well as another crooked captoe. 

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I just received my Bourbon Strands. These look better than any photos I have seen - almost like they have a patina from the beginning. There were some issues getting these (won't go into it), but Allen Edmonds worked with me and it all turned out well. Kudos to AE for great shoes and great customer care.

This makes 38 pairs of Allen Edmonds - the oldest dating back to 1990. I can't believe this is my first pair of Strands! And I'm already thinking about another pair - Tan Dublin Nashuas for the summer.

I will try to post some photos later tonight. But if you haven't looked at the AE Bourbon, you need to check it out.

Chris
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Originally Posted by SouthNarc View Post

Thanks Cold Iron and it's funny that you say that because they are the only tassels I own. I just had not found a loafer that I thought was dressy enough. I browsed the Manchester on-line and the tassels looked to much like an affectation, especially for a 45 year old. But I tried them on at the AE store in New Orleans and they just fit REALLY well. And they're sleek, which I like too.

So the tassels grew on me and I think you can pull them off as long it's balanced with some convervative elements.

Overall I think the Manchester is one of the most underated shoes in the line-up.

I agree - I love my black Manchesters. They fit like a slipper - maybe my foot is custom made for that shoe. I know it is probably tabu, but I even wear mine with a suit every now and then. Very versatile shoe.

Chris
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Originally Posted by ScottyBoy920 View Post

 

What grit sand paper was used for this process? I have a pair of Nuemok Seconds that are looking a little ruff around the edges (punny rotflmao.gif) and I was thinking about sanding them down and applying a fresh coat.

 

thanks.

In an earlier post 3 weeks ago with the same photos - he mentioned he used a 150 grit sand paper, very slowly as to not damage the upper portions.  He had tried 600 grit sand paper, but it picked up too much to be any use.

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Originally Posted by David Copeland View Post

From personal experience - getting started in the right direction with fewer regrets.

 

From personal experience, one needs to develop a since of his own style before forking out a large sum of money on a purchase like this. I wasted a lot of money when I first started out, lacking a certain level of sartorial knowledge. I regret some expensive purchases I made solely on the fact that they were considered to be high quality/proper styling, not realizing until it was too late that they didn't fit into my personal taste.

 

The knowledge in this forum is priceless, but one will still make mistakes early on. I'd prefer they be as inexpensive as possible.

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Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post

I never could picture myself wearing tassles

 

I can't picture you wearing tassles either, sir. However, if you choose to try them, I will definitely like to see some pictures of them next to your boots!

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Originally Posted by GOP Shoe Guy View Post

 

I wore my Brown Shell Strands today as well. Mine have only been worn probably 7 or 8 times since I got them. As you can see the color on your Walnuts is much lighter than mine. In the right light the cap on mine look burgundy, in other light they look dark brown. I have reno'd them, and will again to try and get any creme off... Hoping with the sun they lighten up some. AppleMark

 

AppleMark

 

They will lighten up with exposure to sunlight.  That said, I currently like the dark brown shell more than some of the lighter colors, including Walnut.  Maybe that will change with time.

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