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And another eagle has landed! Great looking shoe. If you don't mind me asking when did you place the order for this bad boy? I ordered mine last Dec 5 but I've been told it will be a couple of more weeks before it's finished (failed inspection).

Is the an Dublin the same as the tan saddle waxy leather of the Elgin? I asked that the Elgin leather be used on my EC and I'm hoping its a but lighter than the Dublin.

 

The Tan Dublin is not the same as the Tan Saddle Waxy Leather.  The Elgin and the Stuart are made from the same leathers, and it has a much smoother and almost toffee candy like appearance.  The Tan Dublin is yellower and shows much more grain character.  In general, I'd say that the Tan Saddle Waxy Leather starts out darker than the Tan Dublin. 

 

MWS, it's always nice to hear you weigh in on matters like this.  Apropos of my writeup this morning of the Elgin and Stewart, I'd love to know more about the Tan Saddle Waxy Leather.  Do you happen to know where it comes from?  I don't see it on Horween's full tannage list but perhaps it's hiding there under some other name.

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Related specifically to use with AE, is Saphir Renovateur that much better than VSC?  Especially considering the price/quantity difference.  For those using VSC, where do you order from (US based)?

 

I was going to pick up some Renovateur today from Hanger Project but now its on back-order.

 

I've seen both mentioned around here quite a bit so I'm sure going with the cheaper VSC wouldn't be bad... 

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Related specifically to use with AE, is Saphir Renovateur that much better than VSC?  Especially considering the price/quantity difference.  For those using VSC, where do you order from (US based)?

I was going to pick up some Renovateur today from Hanger Project but now its on back-order.

I've seen both mentioned around here quite a bit so I'm sure going with the cheaper VSC wouldn't be bad... 
That's a pretty big debate. A lot of people use both with good results. I hear good things about both, but I don't have either product.
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MWS, it's always nice to hear you weigh in on matters like this.  Apropos of my writeup this morning of the Elgin and Stewart, I'd love to know more about the Tan Saddle Waxy Leather.  Do you happen to know where it comes from?  I don't see it on Horween's full tannage list but perhaps it's hiding there under some other name.

The tan saddle waxy leather is definitely not from Horween. On the review section of the AE website, a representative from AE said that they wouldn't specify where the leather was from. However, they did confirm that it was not from Horween. I just got a pair of Stewart's in the mail, and they had a funny smell to them along with a plastic looking shiny coat. I'm debating whether ot not to keep them. Anyone know how the Stewart's age?

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A big shoutout to rydenfan for selling me these beautiful cappuccino cordovan Bayfields! 

Their long journey of life with me begins today, I love these things and the mini lug on them makes them a bit sleeker compared to the CXL version. 










I love these boots
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I received my seconds Park Avenue yesterday. After the initial check, the only thing noticeable were "dents" made around the tongue area. However, after lacing them up and putting them on for literally 1 minute and hardly walking, some creasing happened as well. Seen below.

 

 

Should I be worried?

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They are shoes. Wear them and enjoy
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I don't see what we are supposed to be looking at, honestly.
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Leather shoes will crease when you walk.

As far as the "pits" are concerned, a good wax polish should fill those in. Honestly, I think that that's well worth the $165 discount you got. Enjoy them!
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Walnut Carlyles are in. Sure enough, they have a flat welt and no wheeled edges. frown.gif That's a bummer but in general they look very nice.


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I received my seconds Park Avenue yesterday. After the initial check, the only thing noticeable were "dents" made around the tongue area. However, after lacing them up and putting them on for literally 1 minute and hardly walking, some creasing happened as well. Seen below.

 

 

 

Should I be worried?

 

Stop looking for reasons to be unhappy.
You're allowed to enjoy yourself :)

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In an act of spontaneous spending I pulled the trigger on a pair of the grey LB with the extra 20% off sale. Trouble is I am kind of having a bit of regret. I currently already own one pair of LB and enjoy them immensely. Can anyone post some more pics of the grey LB in an effort to help convince me I did not make a mistake?

Thanks much!
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Just did a little clean up, and I thought I would post my first pictures of part of my collection. Been wearing nothing but boots due to the weather, so I was cleaning them up. This is my AE boot collection (Waiting on a MTO eagle county currently). The Walnut Daltons have been babied for the most part, only seeing wear when its not that bad out. The Long branch and the Shells though, have been routinely (1-3 times a week) been worn in calf deep snow, at temperatures reaching below -35C/-31F at times, sometimes back to back days. iPhone pics don't do these justice, but its the best ive got. In person, the shells look "wet," and glass-like, despite repeated exposure to inclement weather. Don't worry about your shells people, just wear them.

 

 

 

 

 

With my skinny-azz ankles my Daltons look like this when they're laced up... wondering if I should stick some tongue pads in them so the facings aren't that close.

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Stop looking for reasons to be unhappy.
You're allowed to enjoy yourself :)

 

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Leather shoes will crease when you walk.

As far as the "pits" are concerned, a good wax polish should fill those in. Honestly, I think that that's well worth the $165 discount you got. Enjoy them!

 

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I don't see what we are supposed to be looking at, honestly.

 

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They are shoes. Wear them and enjoy

 

Thanks everyone! I just did a lot of research before buying some seconds, and it seemed like the quality control would be hit or miss. Given they creased after having them on for a few minutes is something I've never seen before. Was just being overly cautious =).

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Thanks everyone! I just did a lot of research before buying some seconds, and it seemed like the quality control would be hit or miss. Given they creased after having them on for a few minutes is something I've never seen before. Was just being overly cautious =).

Well, they are seconds precisely because they did not pass the quality control, to begin with. Now the thing is that there are different reasons why they became seconds. I don't think you have solid reasons to worry though--they definitely we not deemed seconds because QC somehow made a decision they would crease. As folks have pointed out, creasing is normal on leather shoes, bit if you think they crease to much, it is likely the shoes don't fit you well.  

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