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Originally Posted by Kahuna75 View Post
 

 

I think at some point I will sell my Bourbon Fifth's and get the Strands in Bourbon....I love those
 - Do you think a light brown or natural welt would be off putting on those?

I'm not sure. Originally I had wanted something more like that look, but now that I have them I love them. It depends how formal you want them, I'd think. Right now I feel like I could wear these with a very large range of clothes.

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Originally Posted by DNSamurai View Post

Brown shell Strands have landed. These are seconds; the SA said there was a crease on the right shoe, but nothing else she could see. The crease is definitely there, but it doesn't look bad at all in person. 

I think these are definitely keepers. Will be returning the brown shell Jeffersons, which appeared flawless, just not quite my taste. 

These are slicker than an oil spill.
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Those are great! Look fine to me. If I had to pick one shoe from the standard AE lineup as most impressive, this is it. The style and leather combination are just a knockout. Somehow, I still have not added it to my collection, though...
post #40174 of 46883
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Originally Posted by Odradek View Post

The rubber heel insert has just fallen off one of my Brooks Brothers AE Sheltons.
They are about 6 months old and worn about every 10 days or so. Less over the winter.
Is this normal wear and tear? Seems a bit drastic to me.

Bought them as seconds from the Jeffersonville store, but surely that shouldn't make a difference to their longevity.

AppleMark

I had a similar problem with some Bradley's and I just grabbed some super glue and popped the insert back in with no problems since.
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I'm considering buying a pair of Cronmok's in brown. I'd like to get a richer/darker color and am considering using polish/cream to dye them a bit/darken them up. Can anyone recommend a product/specific polish that might work for this? 

 

Thanks!

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I'm considering buying a pair of Cronmok's in brown. I'd like to get a richer/darker color and am considering using polish/cream to dye them a bit/darken them up. Can anyone recommend a product/specific polish that might work for this? 

Thanks!

I have had good luck with Fiebing's leather dye. You have to be careful with it, but it will get you to the color you want.
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I have had good luck with Fiebing's leather dye. You have to be careful with it, but it will get you to the color you want.

So you'd recommend that rather than using a colored polish? I'm not looking to do a total change, just a deeper/less "dusty" color on the brown. 

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So you'd recommend that rather than using a colored polish? I'm not looking to do a total change, just a deeper/less "dusty" color on the brown. 
I would say to stick to the polish route. Maybe some black?
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So you'd recommend that rather than using a colored polish? I'm not looking to do a total change, just a deeper/less "dusty" color on the brown. 

If you want a very slight change I would just go a shade darker with shoe cream, instead of polish.
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Originally Posted by FreedBird View Post

If you want a very slight change I would just go a shade darker with shoe cream, instead of polish.
Do you mean cream polish instead of wax polish? Trying not to confuse OP. Both are polish.
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Originally Posted by eyeheartny View Post
 

I'm considering buying a pair of Cronmok's in brown. I'd like to get a richer/darker color and am considering using polish/cream to dye them a bit/darken them up. Can anyone recommend a product/specific polish that might work for this? 

 

Thanks!


You may want to just use some Saphir Renovateur cream or AE Leather Lotion on them, and see if that darkens them up enough.  I bought a pair of Cronmoks in blue, that had that dusty blue look too, which I was not a fan of.  I let them drink up some moisturizer (forget which of the above I used, as I have both), and they have a nice deep blue colour, like my blue Neumoks.  No polish at all, I just got some moisture into that dry looking leather.  Honestly, I may have even used some Obenauf's Leather Oil (not the HDLP) on them...that considerably darkens leather and I've used it on some of my shoes that needed a good 'drink'...I may have had a drink too, as I can't remember what I used!  But before you start tinkering around with different polishes, I'd try that route - worked for me.  If I can find pictures, I'll post before and after of my blue ones...

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Originally Posted by BCer View Post
 


You may want to just use some Saphir Renovateur cream or AE Leather Lotion on them, and see if that darkens them up enough.  I bought a pair of Cronmoks in blue, that had that dusty blue look too, which I was not a fan of.  I let them drink up some moisturizer (forget which of the above I used, as I have both), and they have a nice deep blue colour, like my blue Neumoks.  No polish at all, I just got some moisture into that dry looking leather.  Honestly, I may have even used some Obenauf's Leather Oil (not the HDLP) on them...that considerably darkens leather and I've used it on some of my shoes that needed a good 'drink'...I may have had a drink too, as I can't remember what I used!  But before you start tinkering around with different polishes, I'd try that route - worked for me.  If I can find pictures, I'll post before and after of my blue ones...

 

Great, thanks-- I'd love to see before/after pics if you can find 'em. I guess I could try mink oil (I know it's not recommended, but may work) or the Lexol that does darken leather. Good idea on the Obenauf's leather oil, too. Good options here, especially since I just ordered the Cronmok's from the Shoe Bank. $149 ain't bad, I think. 

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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post


I would say to stick to the polish route. Maybe some black?

I've seen some great results with black polish on brown shoes, but I'm a bit intimidated by that as a process. Any guides that might give me a good plan to follow so I don't screw these up if I try to do the black-on-brown? I have some black Meltonian cream I could use...

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Originally Posted by eyeheartny View Post

I'm considering buying a pair of Cronmok's in brown. I'd like to get a richer/darker color and am considering using polish/cream to dye them a bit/darken them up. Can anyone recommend a product/specific polish that might work for this? 

Thanks!

Ok here's a before of my blue Cronmoks:


And after a good dose of moisture and horsehair brushing:
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Originally Posted by BCer View Post


Ok here's a before of my blue Cronmoks:


And after a good dose of moisture and horsehair brushing:

 

WHOA! Those look awesome. Nicely done. That's making me think that maybe a dose of serious moisture/brushing and maybe a tiny bit of black polish might do the trick. 

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