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post #32611 of 47101
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Originally Posted by patrick_b View Post

Cappuccino Leeds arrived today. Took a brush to them and a microfiber cloth. Couldn't be more pleased! Thanks Mr. Grangaard and your excellent staff!

Specs per my invoice:

*CAPPUCCINO SHELL CORDOVAN
*TONE ON TONE STITCHING
*BROWN LEATHER INSOLE
*CHILI SPLIT REVERSE WELT
*LIGHT BROWN EDGE FINISH
*DOUBLE BUTYL OUTSOLE
*AE TOPLIFT

In terms of the shell color, they look a bit darker to my eye than what's pictured on my monitor. RE: the edgetrim, I was confused after all the recent edge-trim discussions. I didn't want something as light as natural but I did want some contrast. I ended up with exactly what I'd hoped for.

Brutus was intrigued. He's grown fond of the scent of shell.
  gratuitous shell shots (Click to show)












*I just added the last image and it's much closer to the actual color to my eye.


The only thing I'd consider a negative is that I don't know if I'll ever wear my old burgundy shell Leeds now that I have these biggrin.gif.

 

STUNNING! 

post #32612 of 47101
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Originally Posted by DJTraveler View Post
 

Just a little PSA that there's a pair of re-crafted Manhattan's on the Bay, from yours truly.  These were re-crafted last year, and never worn since then.  I'm just trying to clear out my closet a bit.  Like all others in this thread, they were meticulously cared for with Saphir and shoe trees.  Size 8.5D.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Allen-Edmonds-Manhattan-Wholecut-Cognac-8-5D-RECRAFTED-/290998824971?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item43c0e1b00b

 

Forgot to add pics.  Here they are:

 

 

post #32613 of 47101
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Originally Posted by DNSamurai View Post
 

Not sure what the sentiment is around here for wearing walnut Strands with jeans...but I decided today was the day I'd take the puppies on their maiden voyage.

 

They're your shoes.  You bought them.  You paid for them.  You can do whatever you want with them.

post #32614 of 47101
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post
 

 

  gratuitous shell shots (Click to show)

 

 

I like that. Very well said!

post #32615 of 47101

I want to treat my Long Branches with Obenhauf's Heavy Duty Leather Preservative. It comes in 4oz and 8oz bottles. Which size should I purchase? This is the only pair of boots I'll be treating.

post #32616 of 47101
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Originally Posted by OptoDoc View Post
 

I want to treat my Long Branches with Obenhauf's Heavy Duty Leather Preservative. It comes in 4oz and 8oz bottles. Which size should I purchase? This is the only pair of boots I'll be treating.

 

For a single pair of boots, the 4oz bottle will last a long time. Depending on use, you may only need to treat them once or twice a year.

 

However, if you think you may end up with more work boots made of pull-up leather (see Whites and Viberg threads for reference), the larger size may serve you well.

 

Whites Boots: http://www.styleforum.net/t/219173/custom-whites-boots-thoughts/0_100

 

Viberg: http://www.styleforum.net/t/224463/viberg-boots/0_100

post #32617 of 47101
Not sure if this is the appropriate place for this (new poster) but today I received my order of Long Branch boots in Dark Brown. As you will see from the photos below, there is a distinct difference in grain (and colour, but harder to see and less fussed by that) between the two. I appreciate that the grain is part of this particular boot and that to some extent, variation should be expected and appreciated, but my initial reaction was that mine are too far off. Pictures do not actually show full extent of the difference. Do I go through the hassle of exchanging (keeping in mind that I am in Canada and will have to pay the costs of the shipping etc.)?

Thoughts?

Thanks much!



post #32618 of 47101
Shell Dalton yesterday

Ralph Lauren Illford today
post #32619 of 47101
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Originally Posted by patrick_b View Post
 

 

For a single pair of boots, the 4oz bottle will last a long time. Depending on use, you may only need to treat them once or twice a year.

 

However, if you think you may end up with more work boots made of pull-up leather (see Whites and Viberg threads for reference), the larger size may serve you well.

 

Whites Boots: http://www.styleforum.net/t/219173/custom-whites-boots-thoughts/0_100

 

Viberg: http://www.styleforum.net/t/224463/viberg-boots/0_100

 

Much obliged.

post #32620 of 47101

Originally Posted by Roycru:

 

They're your shoes. You bought them. You paid for them. You can do whatever you want with them.

 

Seems like this could become the stock answer for all the usual questions we get in this thread:

 

 

Q:  How should I care for or polish my new AE's?

A:  They're your shoes. You bought them. You paid for them. You can do whatever you want with them.

 

 

Q:  Can I wear my shell Dalton boots in the rain or will they be ruined?

A: They're your shoes. You bought them. You paid for them. You can do whatever you want with them.

 

 

Q:  Should I consider having a topy added to the soles of my new AE's?

A: They're your shoes. You bought them. You paid for them. You can do whatever you want with them.

 

 

Q:  I just received my new AE seconds, and I'm crestfallen because they have a defect.  Should I keep these shoes or return them?

A: They're your shoes. You bought them. You paid for them. You can do whatever you want with them.

 

 

Q:  What is Allison's phone number at AE?

A: They're your shoes . . . alright, maybe it doesn't answer every question.

post #32621 of 47101
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Originally Posted by patrick_b View Post




 

 

Well done, amazing

post #32622 of 47101
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Originally Posted by Subutai View Post

Well done, amazing
I found myself drooling over the pics as well....then I realized I have the sme exact make-up at home! LOL. It's amazing what some nice photography can do! Well done, Patrick!
post #32623 of 47101
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Originally Posted by emmjayb View Post

Not sure if this is the appropriate place for this (new poster) but today I received my order of Long Branch boots in Dark Brown. As you will see from the photos below, there is a distinct difference in grain (and colour, but harder to see and less fussed by that) between the two. I appreciate that the grain is part of this particular boot and that to some extent, variation should be expected and appreciated, but my initial reaction was that mine are too far off. Pictures do not actually show full extent of the difference. Do I go through the hassle of exchanging (keeping in mind that I am in Canada and will have to pay the costs of the shipping etc.)?

Thoughts?

Thanks much!



I received a pair of Bayfields yesterday (Lands End) that had a bit of 'funkiness' going on in places too - the inner panel of one boot was quite rough like you're showing.  Last night I gave them a pretty good rub down with Obenauf's and it's much less noticeable.

post #32624 of 47101

How do you guys prevent creasing from turning into cracking?

Leather protectant applications followed by polish?

post #32625 of 47101
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

How do you guys prevent creasing from turning into cracking?

Leather protectant applications followed by polish?


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