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Originally Posted by LeviMay View Post

I didn't think they were exactly alike, but agree that they're fairly similar. I realize it's not a real-life representation, but I've tried comparing them on the custom shoe creator on the AE site, and Merlot seems slightly darker and less shiny.

The new burgundy is quite a bit browner. The current merlot is redder, with almost a purplish hue. Like the old burgundy.
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Originally Posted by Sunstealer73 View Post

Anyone else think AE is missing out by not offering some of these MTO boots as everyday options? I would put those last couple right up there with some of the Viberg styles that are double the price.

Sorry but that is not the case. I love AE and own multiple pairs but Viberg is a completely different level of quality and finish
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

Brown shell it is! I think they would look great in suede as well
I think I'm going to stay away from shell. I may go calf. Especially for the price.
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

I think I'm going to stay away from shell. I may go calf. Especially for the price.

Natural CXL??
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Originally Posted by tjyoung View Post
 

 

Yes, both are shell. What advice are you offering?

You can darken the lighter colored shoe on the westchester with some dark brown polish. Wax only. Don't use the cream.  

 

Or, you can set the darker shoe in the sun. The sun will lighten it. However, I've heard this takes days. Like 7 days.  Check them nightly to make sure you dont overdo it.

 

As for the dryness, I recommend some venetian shoe cream. I've found this returns some of the moisture to dried shell.  Others have reported using cordovan creme from AE and Saphir renovatuer, I think. I like VSC and have experience with it. 

 

I've found that you can fill in those scratches, which all shoes get, with some wax polish. Just in the area of the scratch. Then some polish.  Others have used a deer bone. I have no experience with that, though.

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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

Natural CXL??
I dunno. I feel like with the shape and style I might want something a little less casual for a material.
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My Ae's got scratched up. 

 

Is there anyway to fix it? 

 

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Just got a pair of Black Hills but they are significantly smaller compared to others in the same last.  Anyone else has the same experience?

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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post

The new burgundy is quite a bit browner. The current merlot is redder, with almost a purplish hue. Like the old burgundy.

Thanks for that!

I just got a pair of Burgundy McAllisters, and have a pair of Merlot MacNeils en route. Hearing about the more-purple-ish hue is music to my ears!
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Those Eagle County MTOs look awesome. I totally dismissed the standard Eagle County boots when I first saw them - it's like AE's attempt to make a Red Wing style work boot on a dress boot last.

I'm tempted to order a pair of MTO now.
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Originally Posted by tsekh View Post

Those Eagle County MTOs look awesome. I totally dismissed the standard Eagle County boots when I first saw them - it's like AE's attempt to make a Red Wing style work boot on a dress boot last.

I'm tempted to order a pair of MTO now.

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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

I dunno. I feel like with the shape and style I might want something a little less casual for a material.

I am tempted as well, I have been thinking CXL also, but not sure if I will bite.

-Mike
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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post


I am tempted as well, I have been thinking CXL also, but not sure if I will bite.

-Mike
CXL huh? What color? I was just looking at the AE calf offerings last night and I'm not really sure what I'd pick. Unfortunately the burgundy that was previously done is amazing, but I already have burgundy straight tip boots. Maybe chocolate like in the Dalton?
Or the brown burnished like the PA?
Edited by tifosi - 2/24/14 at 5:44am
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

CXL huh? What color? I was just looking at the AE calf offerings last night and I'm not really sure what I'd pick. Unfortunately the burgundy that was previously done is amazing, but I already have burgundy straight tip boots. Maybe chocolate like in the Dalton?
Or the brown burnished like the PA?

Allison told me the other day that they have some navy calf available biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post


Allison told me the other day that they have some navy calf available biggrin.gif

I was also thinking a navy calf Eagle Country would be pretty amazing. I've been flirting with the idea of something in navy calf for a while, but can't decide on a make up. 

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Originally Posted by NWTeal View Post

I was also thinking a navy calf Eagle Country would be pretty amazing. I've been flirting with the idea of something in navy calf for a while, but can't decide on a make up. 
same here, but I'd really need to see swatches to see how blue it is.
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