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post #29086 of 46883
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

I use separate brushes for polish and no polish. I have separate brushes for light and dark shell as well.
I would pick up some bushes, personally.
I have 2 brushes now - one for browns and one black. But I'll have to grab another for shell
post #29087 of 46883
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

AE brushes are $10. Buy a few and label them with duct tape; that's what I do...

 

speaking of AE brushes.. got two in the mail the other day, first time using them. both immediately hazed over whichever shoe I used them on. My Star brush came back through and shined them up, but its almost like the AEs have something on the bristles?

 

am I just defective when it comes to brushes :paranoia:

post #29088 of 46883
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Originally Posted by evolved View Post

Does MTO Allison have an email address?

I'm considering selling my Daltons (which I've worn maybe 2 times in a year) to fund a shell MacNeil creation. 

What color and size are the Daltons you're looking to sell?
post #29089 of 46883
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Originally Posted by drbhrb View Post

As I'm new to cordovan I'm not entirely sure how to care for them. I looked up the mac method but I have a question - is it ok to use the same brush I use on my calf shoes? It probably has some conditioned and polish residue on it.

No use a separate brush.
post #29090 of 46883
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Originally Posted by Nakedsnake View Post
 

Another cordovan question here. Picked up my Burgundy Shell daltons today, and overall, I am very very pleased with them. I do, however, think that they look a little bit lack luster right now. Not very much in the way of a shine on them, I might even describe them as dull.

 

Should I use the AE cordovan cream I got with them right away (ie, before or after first wearing) or should I just wear them out a bit first? I am looking to get a little bit more of a shine on them. I have already worn them around the house a little bit, and put about an hour of brushing into them.

 

Brush, brush, brush, brush, brush, brush, brush, brush, brush, brush. Take a quick rest. Brush, brush, brush, brush, brush, brush, brush. Rinse and repeat. 

This is the long method.

The shorter method is to pick up Renomat and Renovateur and use the two in conjunction to remove AE's finish. 

 

You will rarely ever need to use wax or cream on your shells. Use them only to cover up scratches or bruises on the leather. If you put wax/cream on the shell, it will simply add more polish you will eventually need to brush out. I also find that AE cordovan cream is finicky; either it doesn't stick to the leather or it stains it so it becomes very hard to take off.

 

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Originally Posted by dahl5yankees View Post

I picked up a pair of AE shoes
and wondered if they're Shell Cordovan.

Belgium model plain toe oxfords


Anyone know if this model was Shell?

 

As far as I know, Belgium was not available in shell.

 

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Originally Posted by dslonghorn4 View Post


No use a separate brush.

 

Not necessary. It is fine to use the same brush on calf and shell.

post #29091 of 46883
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Originally Posted by patrick_b View Post


I bought some shell patriots a few days before the $299 sale. They were $360 as well. By the time they shipped (yesterday, Friday) the $299 sale was in place. I figured it can't hurt to ask them to give me the $299 price retroactively. Think I'm asking too much?

 

It certainly doesn't hurt to ask.  A matter of a couple of days is more compelling than my two weeks.  With AE's fantastic customer service you have a high likelihood of getting a price adjustment.

post #29092 of 46883
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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post

Tried out some Reno today.

Black calf PA

Two more pics (Click to show)


Walnut calf Strand

Two more pics (Click to show)

 

These walnut ones - awesome! Picturing them on a navy suit!

post #29093 of 46883
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post
 

Anybody have a Strawfut?  Just got some and found they fit pretty generous.  Thoughts?

 

Talking of which:

 

Number of pairs of AE shoes in my room yesterday: 1

 

Number of pairs of AE shoes in my room today: 5

 

Oops. :)

 

I picked up a pair of Strawfut navy/brown seconds during the recent 2/$250 sale. I have only worn them once, but I really liked how lightweight and cool they were. I wore them on a 100 degree day. It will be a fixture in my rotation next summer.

post #29094 of 46883
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Originally Posted by Nakedsnake View Post
 

Another cordovan question here. Picked up my Burgundy Shell daltons today, and overall, I am very very pleased with them. I do, however, think that they look a little bit lack luster right now. Not very much in the way of a shine on them, I might even describe them as dull.

 

Should I use the AE cordovan cream I got with them right away (ie, before or after first wearing) or should I just wear them out a bit first? I am looking to get a little bit more of a shine on them. I have already worn them around the house a little bit, and put about an hour of brushing into them.

I had the same problem with mine when I received them a few months back. I used reno mat and renovateur on mine to remove the build up of AE Creme to get down to the raw shell. Then I use the mac method after every few wears. I bush after every wear. I did just recently use some Venetian Creme on them, and that did wonders for them. I have never used any wax shoe polish on my shell. My Burgundy Shell Daltons look better now than they ever have, and they seem to get better with every wear, as shell should. Here are my Shell Burgundy Daltons from last week.

AppleMark

post #29095 of 46883
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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post

speaking of AE brushes.. got two in the mail the other day, first time using them. both immediately hazed over whichever shoe I used them on. My Star brush came back through and shined them up, but its almost like the AEs have something on the bristles?

am I just defective when it comes to brushes patch%5B1%5D.gif

I have not experienced this. Maybe give them a quick rinse?
post #29096 of 46883
AE is offering 25% additional off of all clearance. The Webgem Broadstreets that were offered a few months ago are included in lots of sizes. If you missed them then, and have regretted the decision (like me), now is your opportunity.
post #29097 of 46883
Sizing question on the 5 last , will a 10E fit similar to a 9.5EE , I know that when going up in width you also gain a bit of lenght , I'd like to know since I'm interested in a model that is available in that size.

Thanks.
post #29098 of 46883
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Originally Posted by epc2 View Post

Sizing question on the 5 last , will a 10E fit similar to a 9.5EE , I know that when going up in width you also gain a bit of lenght , I'd like to know since I'm interested in a model that is available in that size.

Thanks.

I'm in a similar situation as after much trial and error I've found that I'm 7.5EE on the 5 last. I tried many different sizes as on the Brannock I'm an 8E. However that last is very long and narrow so I found an 8D was very long on me and just too narrow. I was going to try an 8E but figured it would just end up being too wide and still too long. Fitting into an EE width makes it diffucult to find seconds and ebay items.
post #29099 of 46883
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Originally Posted by AdamAdam View Post


What color and size are the Daltons you're looking to sell?

Walnut and 11B.  They also have a topy on the sole that I had put on by a local cobbler.

post #29100 of 46883
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Originally Posted by evolved View Post

Walnut and 11B.  They also have a topy on the sole that I had put on by a local cobbler.

Thanks but not my size. Good luck!
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