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post #34141 of 48174
Just ordered 3 $99 shoes: randolph chili loafers, larchmont chocolate, and amberdeen tan.

They have mcneil merlot 9.5d for $99 btw...just one pair left.
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Just ordered 3 $99 shoes: randolph chili loafers, larchmont chocolate, and amberdeen tan.

They have mcneil merlot 9.5d for $99 btw...just one pair left.

 

Chili Randolphs were on my list too. Thought about them but have no clue how to size them, can't get to an AE store to figure it out.

post #34143 of 48174
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those are merlot, right?

 

would love to see more pics if possible.

thanks

 

 

 

Yes, they are the Merlot webgems from like a month ago. Will get more pics next time I wear them.

post #34144 of 48174

My new Fifth Avenues in Bourbon.  Really liking them.  

 

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Just did a little TLC on my Chili McAllisters, Tan Bradys, and Walnut Strands. nod[1].gif

Wish I could figure out how to spit shine, maybe I just don't have the patience for it.

Any of you use AE's colored carnauba wax?

 

I've been practicing my spit shine with AE Neutral Wax Polish on the toes.  This was roughly 10 mins on each.

 

Not the greatest picture but I'm getting better.  A Member named Crat has a vid in his signature on here. Edit, here ya go:  http://chriscrat.tumblr.com/post/42997583917/spit-polishing-a-shoe

 

post #34146 of 48174
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My new Fifth Avenues in Bourbon.  Really liking them.  

 

 

Those look really, really nice...the leaves and the stone are a nice touch...I think the Bourbon Mora 2.0's I just got are the most beautiful shoes I own. 

 

Still kinda disappointed that the bourbon isnt an actual leather color though...just a polish.  But oh well, I guess anything is better than a generic brown.

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My new Fifth Avenues in Bourbon.  Really liking them.  

 

 

Those look great. Wish there was a little more flair to them though.

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Just did a little TLC on my Chili McAllisters, Tan Bradys, and Walnut Strands. nod[1].gif

Wish I could figure out how to spit shine, maybe I just don't have the patience for it.

Any of you use AE's colored carnauba wax?

 

I've used the colored and neutral AE wax before. The black works okay on black shoes, but I stick to the neutral for the best results. 

 

I get a pretty good mirror shine on most of my shoes using it. It takes a good amount of patience the first time, but afterwards you get used to it. The Official Shoe Care thread on SF is pretty helpful. I'd read the first few pages as they have good advice on a mirror shine.

 

Indoor shot is poor, but pretty decent mirror on my PAs. 

 

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I've used the colored and neutral AE wax before. The black works okay on black shoes, but I stick to the neutral for the best results. 

 

I get a pretty good mirror shine on most of my shoes using it. It takes a good amount of patience the first time, but afterwards you get used to it. The Official Shoe Care thread on SF is pretty helpful. I'd read the first few pages as they have good advice on a mirror shine.

 

Indoor shot is poor, but pretty decent mirror on my PAs. 

 

 

A suggestion, stick to only bull polishing on the toe and heel. Neutral wax will eventually collect in the creases of the vamp and you'll get whiteness that accentuates creasing. 

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A suggestion, stick to only bull polishing on the toe and heel. Neutral wax will eventually collect in the creases of the vamp and you'll get whiteness that accentuates creasing. 

Yup. I agree. I only use reno and some AE premium polish (sparingly) on the other areas other than the toe and heel.
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Yup. I agree. I only use reno and some AE premium polish (sparingly) on the other areas other than the toe and heel.

Oh, it looked like you used neutral on the vamp with the shine. Nice work. 

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Oh, it looked like you used neutral on the vamp with the shine. Nice work. 

Thanks. I think it's just some weird lighting and some specks of dust that might make it appear that way.
post #34153 of 48174
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Still kinda disappointed that the bourbon isnt an actual leather color though...just a polish.  But oh well, I guess anything is better than a generic brown.

 

What exactly do you mean by this? i.e., is it that easy to turn any pair of walnut AEs into bourbon?

post #34154 of 48174
Bourbon is just Walnut Calfskin Leather that they polish on the Black Burnishing Wheel. As opposed to being a specific dyed color like Walnut, Merlot, Brown or Black.

I actually think it's cool how they get creative to make new colors, but I understand where you are coming from here. Cause the effect probably fades with time and is harder to maintain.

-Mike
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Thanks.  Would love to see a pic of your new Mora 2.0s.

 

I like brown too, once it ages a bit through wear.  Regarding Bourbon as a leather color, I heard that it starts as Walnut but undergoes a darkening process that includes application of black coloring (but don't hold me to that 100%).  Works for me.

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