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Originally Posted by OptoDoc View Post

Paging 'TheSizzle' (or anyone else who owns both shoes)...did you get the same size in the Spiaggia as the Strand?

 

TheSizzle hasn't posted here in almost three months.  Strange...

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Originally Posted by OptoDoc View Post

Paging 'TheSizzle' (or anyone else who owns both shoes)...did you get the same size in the Spiaggia as the Strand?

I have the Strandmoks in the same size as my Strands (same shoe unlined, and in suede)...not sure about Spaggia...

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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

 

TheSizzle hasn't posted here in almost three months.  Strange...

 

The Sizzle has fizzled.  rimshot.gif

post #23944 of 42798
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Originally Posted by kentyman View Post

 

So I'm actually getting around to buy some cordovan polish to hopefully minimize the blotches on my burgundy shell Kenilworths, and am deciding between 3 options:

 

  1. Saphir Cordovan Shoe Polish (Cordovan) was recommended by New Shoes1, but it costs $34.50 shipped and I'm a little unsure whether it'll match the new AE burgundy well. But it boasts being turpentine free.
  2. AE Cordovan Care Cream (Burgundy) is only $8 shipped and almost certainly matches correctly. Well, unless it's formulated for the old burgundy instead of the new? Also, I'm less sure about the ingredients.
  3. Alden Paste Wax (Color #8) is $5.50 shipped, but I'm unsure whether it's for shell cordovan or is just a standard calfskin paste wax in "Color 8 Cordovan" color. Either way, it sounds too waxy for shell.

Can anyone else personally attest to one verses the other?

 

New Shoes1, have you tried both? I know you wouldn't just mindlessly push Saphir products, would you? wink.gif

 

Try new SF affilliate vendor Gentlemens Footwear.  The owner has mentioned that he sells Saphir products for the normal $19-23 price, but with free shipping.  I haven't ordered from them yet, but will in the future, now that Hanger Project has upped their free shipping minimum to $75.

 

And, yes, I have used the Saphir cordovan care cream (burgundy) on a pair of longwings that had finishing issues, which it resolved.  I also bought the brown, but tend to use the neutral cordovan care cream on all my brown shell to care for it and help bring out the shine. 

post #23945 of 42798
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Originally Posted by Shouldaville View Post

I ordered Bradley shells during the tent sale. As seconds there were a couple minor issues, but the main thing was the right shoe had the dullest leather I've seen. It was like the left was in the warehouse and the right was thrown in a barn for years. It still needs work, but after about 45 minutes of various treatment, it finally started showing a little life. I have Reno on the way and will see how that works too.

Very nice! Keep at it looks like they are coming along nicely. A hint for when you get the Reno... Don't go outside to brush and treat them with the jar of open Reno below you. When a drop of sweat falls off your chin because your brushing so much it will land in the open jar of Reno 100% of the time ;-)

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Originally Posted by bucksfan View Post

Today's shoes: Patriot's older brothers, the Randolph:

Now that I finally have a couple pairs of shell loafers you are causing me loafer envy bucksfan. They look Great!

post #23946 of 42798
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Originally Posted by kentyman View Post

Interesting that you use wax to waterproof instead of Alden Leather Defender like Macarther, or maybe Saphir Super Invulner Waterproofing Spray instead. I asked before if they were comparable for shell, but don't believe I heard back. There's also Obenauf's Heavy Duty LP and Sno Seal, but I'm oblivious as to the differences or which leathers they're suitable for.

 

I just received some ALD from J.Crew and plan on using those after treating them with Saphir Cordovan Cream. Separate question: do these sorts of waterproofers prevent further treatments from taking hold? For example, will they be less likely to take conditioners, colored creams, etc.?

I do have Alden Leather Defender also :-) I only apply it if there is a good chance of rain. It is very light and doesn't seem to last long at all. Some on here have used Sno Seal on shell but the pictures of their boots after awhile show the toe box liner, it causes something to happen to the shell and I don't care for the look. I use a lot of Obenauf's HDLP but only on chrome tanned cowhide, CXL and my AE Black Hills. It isn't for dress shoes or boots IMO. Old fashioned paste wax helps as much or more than anything IME. 

 

I don't worry so much about the weather and most of my shell. Although I do have a few that will get welts but they always go away after awhile so I am careful of those. I have 2 pair of shell that I wear casually and in rain and mud.

The Patriot's here are still soaked from wearing them in the yard and the boots were worn in the rain and mud shooting sporting clays a couple of weekends ago. But they always clean up well with just normal care of wiping with a damp cloth and then brushing. I have never used any product on these other than Reno.

post #23947 of 42798
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Originally Posted by BCer View Post

I have the Strandmoks in the same size as my Strands (same shoe unlined, and in suede)...not sure about Spaggia...

 

Thank you. I may have to snag a pair at the current seconds price of $149.

 

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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

 

TheSizzle hasn't posted here in almost three months.  Strange...

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The Sizzle has fizzled.  rimshot.gif

 

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post #23948 of 42798
Thank you. I may have to snag a pair at the current seconds price of $149.

Might be better to just go for the firsts on current clearance on the website for $197! I don't know that I'd risk flaws for $48 difference.
post #23949 of 42798
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Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post

I do have Alden Leather Defender also :-) I only apply it if there is a good chance of rain. It is very light and doesn't seem to last long at all. Some on here have used Sno Seal on shell but the pictures of their boots after awhile show the toe box liner, it causes something to happen to the shell and I don't care for the look. I use a lot of Obenauf's HDLP but only on chrome tanned cowhide, CXL and my AE Black Hills. It isn't for dress shoes or boots IMO. Old fashioned paste wax helps as much or more than anything IME. 

 

I don't worry so much about the weather and most of my shell. Although I do have a few that will get welts but they always go away after awhile so I am careful of those. I have 2 pair of shell that I wear casually and in rain and mud.

The Patriot's here are still soaked from wearing them in the yard and the boots were worn in the rain and mud shooting sporting clays a couple of weekends ago. But they always clean up well with just normal care of wiping with a damp cloth and then brushing. I have never used any product on these other than Reno.

 

I love how Cold Iron refuses to baby his shell shoes and boots and . . .. restores all of them to their original luster afterwards.

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Could anyone please reitrate how the 3 and 8 lasts fit? If I'm usually a 9D, would getting that size on a shoe on either last be a good move? I've searched high and low to no avail.

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Long time reader, first time poster (this thread is amazing). I need some input from the AE experts! 

 

I ordered a pair of the Brooks Strands and they are a bit rougher than the other seconds I've received. There are little issues like a small cut in the vamp, but the big issue is that there's a big black splotch on the toe of the left shoe. Is there anything that can be done about it, or should I just send it back? I love them and they fit great but that spot is really noticeable in person.

 

 

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I have the Fifth St which is the 5-last in a 10.5D. I just bought the Parkway model (3-last) from the tent sale also in a 10.5D, and it fits even better than the Fifth St., as it's a bit wider. And here they are:

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post #23953 of 42798
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Originally Posted by Spex View Post

I have the Fifth St which is the 5-last in a 10.5D. I just bought the Parkway model (3-last) from the tent sale also in a 10.5D, and it fits even better than the Fifth St., as it's a bit wider. And here they are: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

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Good looking shoes and boots.

post #23954 of 42798
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Originally Posted by bgp001 View Post

Long time reader, first time poster (this thread is amazing). I need some input from the AE experts! 

 

I ordered a pair of the Brooks Strands and they are a bit rougher than the other seconds I've received. There are little issues like a small cut in the vamp, but the big issue is that there's a big black splotch on the toe of the left shoe. Is there anything that can be done about it, or should I just send it back? I love them and they fit great but that spot is really noticeable in person.

 

 

I don't think you can fix it and given that it is perhaps in the worst possible spot, it will keep annoying you for as long as you will be wearing the shoes. I'd send them back to the Shoebank while they still have a free return shipping (I was told the other day, they will discontinue it soon) and get another pair. 

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Someone needs to do an MTO for the fifth street in shell
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