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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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Getting in on the Shell Strand action.



Socks not OTC and it shows. Sorry 'bout that.
Edited by bucksfan - 5/14/13 at 12:39pm
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Great job with darkening the Walnut Strands!  I have both the McAllisters and Strands in walnut but they are different shades.  The Strands are on the lighter side, similar to your original picture, and the McAllisters are on the darker side which I think is perfect.  I'm thinking about using AE Dark Brown Premium Polish to achieve similar results to yours.

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Finally got around to posting a pic of my AE strands, i purchased the Walnut strands at the start of the year and found the colour to be a little too light in my opinion.

So after several mid brown and dark brown coats i think its safe to say its in a colour i now prefer and can match more with.

I hope it assits anyone who is on the fence with darken walnut shoes.

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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.

I used a 80 grit and finished them off with a 200. The finer grit got all clogged when I initially started with that and didn't do much so I went with the medium grit and it did the job. Be careful not to scuff the shoe in the process. I took my time while watching TV.
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Originally Posted by David Copeland View Post

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.

My apologies, I was way off on my grits trying to go from memory. I was not sure what I was thinking about. I mention above the correct grits I used.
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Originally Posted by hohneokc View Post

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

Congrats on a new pair...but just out of curiosity, how does one wear 36 pairs? Do they get even rotation? Are there any you no longer wear? Not trying to be offensive, just bloody curious! Also, would love to see sole pics!
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Originally Posted by tesuquegolfer View Post


My apologies, I was way off on my grits trying to go from memory. I was not sure what I was thinking about. I mention above the correct grits I used.

Okay, so you recommend to only use the 200 grit from start to finish?

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Originally Posted by tesuquegolfer View Post


I used a 80 grit and finished them off with a 200. The finer grit got all clogged when I initially started with that and didn't do much so I went with the medium grit and it did the job. Be careful not to scuff the shoe in the process. I took my time while watching TV.

 

Will certainly be using a tender touch. I think the only good thing is that these are suede Nuemoks and if I do touch them with the sand paper, it won't hurt as much.

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Just ordered a pair of dark brown shark/chili shark Sheltons.  Amazing!  I really need to cut back on MTO orders.  This is four so far....

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Originally Posted by polojock615 View Post

Just ordered a pair of dark brown shark/chili shark Sheltons.  Amazing!  I really need to cut back on MTO orders.  This is four so far....

Who did you deal with I been trying to reach Debra for over a week think she might be off
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