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post #21871 of 49536
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Originally Posted by AdamAdam View Post

A few pages ago people were talking about using home shoe stretchers and referred to a few on Amazon. I've had AE stretch one for me with success but I'd rather just spend a few bucks and do it myself instead of bringing them in every time I get a new pair if they need it. Question... those that have done this, did you treat the leather with anything first? Some are saying 50/50 rubbing alcohol/water (I think it was rubbing alcohol I read anyway but need to confirm). Some said heat with a hair dryer first. What is the consensus? Treat first then stretch or just stretch?

 

Sorry to bump this but before I stretch my new pair I wanted to see if those that were recently talking about it have prepped/treated theirs at all before inserting the stretcher. Thanks!

post #21872 of 49536
Hey,

I purchased the AE conditioner and polish cream for my walnut shoes, but after a year, it seems to have build up...

Is there a way to remove all everything and start fresh?

I haven't had this problem with other brand shoes, so I posted it here versus the shoecare thread...wondering it its the AE products.

Thanks in advance!
post #21873 of 49536
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Originally Posted by Jkhan82 View Post

Hey,

I purchased the AE conditioner and polish cream for my walnut shoes, but after a year, it seems to have build up...

Is there a way to remove all everything and start fresh?

I haven't had this problem with other brand shoes, so I posted it here versus the shoecare thread...wondering it its the AE products.

Thanks in advance!

 

If a good dose of Conditioner/Cleaner won't take off the build-up, try saddle soap.  If you have a massive build-up, you could always try Renomat...  The reason for the build-up isn't because of the brand.  You may need to make sure you aren't applying too much product.  It's easy to go overboard. 

post #21874 of 49536
thanks guys i've decided to go with park avenue in black and strand in walnut. a question though the walnut color does it go well with chino's and denim? the color looks a bit bland in photos but i'd imagine it just needs that presidential shine.

thanks
post #21875 of 49536
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Originally Posted by AdamAdam View Post

Sorry to bump this but before I stretch my new pair I wanted to see if those that were recently talking about it have prepped/treated theirs at all before inserting the stretcher. Thanks!

Use a stretching spray or solution first.

I have used this before, with good results:

http://www.shoecaresupplies.com/Meltonian_Shoe_Stretch_4_5_oz_p/meltonian-aerosol.htm
post #21876 of 49536
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Originally Posted by crosswound View Post

thanks guys i've decided to go with park avenue in black and strand in walnut. a question though the walnut color does it go well with chino's and denim? the color looks a bit bland in photos but i'd imagine it just needs that presidential shine.

thanks

The color works fine.

But ...

Most would contend a blucher works better with chinos and denim. I have the Strand model in question and I have literally never worn them with chinos or denim. Not that it can't be done, I just choose not to, opting instead for a blucher.
post #21877 of 49536
i have alden bluchers that go well with both i only asked the question because i mainly wear denim and chino's.

i'm working on getting nice trousers but yet to find a brand that makes a cut slim enough for me i'm pretty skinny.
post #21878 of 49536
Strand in walnut is amazing IMO I love it. Although the bourbon is calling my names as well. I just purchased a suede belt to go with my amoks and the fine gentlemen at the AE store in Nola threw in some free shoe bags. Love AE.
post #21879 of 49536
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Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post

Oh dark thirty start today. Walnut Shell Dundee's under the Metal Halide floodlight this morning:

Those look awesome... is there a split reverse welt?  what sole color is that?  thanks

post #21880 of 49536
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Originally Posted by Busa View Post

Finally! My first pair of AE, finally got to a store to be properly measured and fitted- loving my Flatirons in the 8 last, these are just elegant and comfortable like a glove. LOVE the Bourbon calf leather, what a great rich, versatile color- was loving Walnut until I saw the Bourbon in person and will be wearing mostly with darker colors and just don't feel the Walnut with that palette...

 

Oh- had to grab the matching belt in the Manistee Bourbon...   : )

 

 

So, it's okay to wear brown shoes with black denims?

post #21881 of 49536
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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

 

Get the Patriot now and then pick up Walnut Strands for $200 during the Nordstrom Anniversary sale in July.


Do you know if Nordstrom include the other or all other AE shoes in their annual sale?

post #21882 of 49536
i don't have black denim but i have a denim so dark it looks black and it works out fine.
post #21883 of 49536
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Originally Posted by MrWN View Post

So, it's okay to wear brown shoes with black denims?

 

Maybe it's my monitor, but that looks like navy to me. 

post #21884 of 49536
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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

Absolutely amazing looking pair of Chukka's. nod%5B1%5D.gif

+1
post #21885 of 49536
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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

 

Maybe it's my monitor, but that looks like navy to me. 

Really? They appear to be black/dark charcoal to me. haha

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