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post #21871 of 46883
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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post

Thanks. Yeah, I know. It's just that this one is right there under the ankle. Anything I can do to smooth it a little? I'm relatively new to shoe care. Conditioner/Cleaner?

 

This isn't likely to help much if any.  What the others said above about seeing if they have another pair your could gamble and exchange them with is perfectly valid, and it is pretty effortless.  I've gone through something like that before, and while it is frustrating, it can be worth it if you fear not being happy with your shoes in the long run. 

post #21872 of 46883
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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...   : )

 

 

 

Those look great!

post #21873 of 46883
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Originally Posted by jbcohen View Post

Can't the local store establish your size so that you can order the model you want in the size that the store says you are?

 

Yes, they can do that.

post #21874 of 46883
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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:

 

Absolutely amazing looking pair of Chukka's. nod[1].gif

post #21875 of 46883
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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

thanks. i read on another forum that someone sent them back to AE due to a defect (squeaking heels) and AE just returned them saying there was nothing they could do because it's a discontinued shoe. 

This sounds off and I think there must be more to the story.
post #21876 of 46883
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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 #21877 of 46883
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 #21878 of 46883
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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 #21879 of 46883
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 #21880 of 46883
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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 #21881 of 46883
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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 #21882 of 46883
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 #21883 of 46883
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 #21884 of 46883
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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 #21885 of 46883
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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?

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