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post #43546 of 49414
I'm a 9.5D in the #5 last (Park Aves, etc.). Anyone know what size of #2 last (Eagle County...) I am?

(Obviously I am searching this thread for insight as well.)
post #43547 of 49414
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Originally Posted by unjung View Post

I'm a 9.5D in the #5 last (Park Aves, etc.). Anyone know what size of #2 last (Eagle County...) I am?

(Obviously I am searching this thread for insight as well.)

Most likely also 9.5D.

post #43548 of 49414
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Originally Posted by unjung View Post

I'm a 9.5D in the #5 last (Park Aves, etc.). Anyone know what size of #2 last (Eagle County...) I am?

(Obviously I am searching this thread for insight as well.)

 

9.5E would be my suggestion, it runs even more narrow compared to the 5 last in my experience

post #43549 of 49414
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Originally Posted by Burzan View Post

9.5E would be my suggestion, it runs even more narrow compared to the 5 last in my experience

Do you have a pair? I am also in Calgary. I'm wondering if I can wear these occasionally in the winter. Am I insane?
post #43550 of 49414
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Originally Posted by unjung View Post


Do you have a pair? I am also in Calgary. I'm wondering if I can wear these occasionally in the winter. Am I insane?

 

Yeah I have a pair of Eagle County seconds that I bought specifically for a winter beater, treated them with Heavy Duty LP and the vibram sole is great.

 

post #43551 of 49414

Shoe Polish Question:

 

So right now I got 2 pairs of AE, but I have never polished shoes before so I am kind of confused on the process. So basically

1. Brush shoe

2. Conditioner Cleaner

3. Polish Paste

4. Brush shoe

5. Cotton Cloth

 

Do I need to do condition cleaner every time? How many shoe brush/cotton cloth do I need? 2 brushes and 1 cloth for each color or can the 1st brush be shared among all shoes?

post #43552 of 49414

1. Brush shoe

2. Conditioner Cleaner

3. Buff out the cleaner - cotton cloth or brush, doesn't matter

3. Polish Paste

4. Brush shoe

5. Cotton Cloth

 

Yea, that's what I would do...pretty much it.....As you go along, you'll find other products, but it's pretty much the same concept. apply xyz, buff it out, apply xyz, buff it out.  

post #43553 of 49414
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Originally Posted by Spiker View Post
 

Shoe Polish Question:

 

So right now I got 2 pairs of AE, but I have never polished shoes before so I am kind of confused on the process. So basically

1. Brush shoe

2. Conditioner Cleaner

3. Polish Paste

4. Brush shoe

5. Cotton Cloth

 

Do I need to do condition cleaner every time? How many shoe brush/cotton cloth do I need? 2 brushes and 1 cloth for each color or can the 1st brush be shared among all shoes?

http://www.hangerproject.com/shoe-care-guide

post #43554 of 49414
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Originally Posted by JezeC View Post
 

1. Brush shoe

2. Conditioner Cleaner

3. Buff out the cleaner - cotton cloth or brush, doesn't matter

3. Polish Paste

4. Brush shoe

5. Cotton Cloth

 

Yea, that's what I would do...pretty much it.....As you go along, you'll find other products, but it's pretty much the same concept. apply xyz, buff it out, apply xyz, buff it out.  

 

How many brush/cloth do you need? Like do I need a different brush for each step and each color or can 1 brush do it all?

Lastly, what is the difference/preference between polish, cream and wax? (doesnt the polish have some wax in it?)

post #43555 of 49414
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Originally Posted by bkotsko View Post
 

http://www.hangerproject.com/shoe-care-guide

 

Their product is wax based so I wasnt sure I use the same steps. Plus I am still not sure how many different brushes do I need :)

post #43556 of 49414
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Originally Posted by Spiker View Post
 

 

How many brush/cloth do you need? Like do I need a different brush for each step and each color or can 1 brush do it all?

Lastly, what is the difference/preference between polish, cream and wax? (doesnt the polish have some wax in it?)

 

It probably doesn't make much difference but I have two brushes, one for darker shoes and one for lighter shoes. I also have one cloth per color: merlot, black, walnut etc...

 

But it takes a long,long time before a shoe can even change color from the polishes. I tried adding walnut polish to a dark brown shoe once for fun to see whether it will lightenup a bit, but it had no effect. I think it will take sometime before a shoe can actually change shades. 

 

Basically, I wouldn't worry too much about cross color mixing in the brush or the cloth. 

post #43557 of 49414
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Originally Posted by luv2breformed View Post


That said, I think you have 1 other option if you want to try it. Gray suit's favorite shoe color besides black is merlot. Why not flip that palette? I bet your black grain MacNeil would look smashing with deep burgundy cords. I really think that is the only other viable option. YMMV.

 

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Originally Posted by rink View Post
 

 

I really love the idea of the black MacNeil with a dark burgundy pair of trousers...but I don't own a pair of burgundy trousers...yet!  I will have to put those on my mental wish/shopping list.  Thanks for the suggestion.

 

Well, that escalated quickly - luv2, on your recommendation, I went ahead and bought a pair of burgundy cords.  I checked Brooks Brothers to see if they had burgundy cords, and sure enough, not only did they have them, but they were on sale for a great price.  I took that as a sign from the style gods that I should just take the plunge on them.  Also got pairs in forest green and navy.

 

Here's a picture of the cords, how do you think I did luv2?  


 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

I think your suggestion of the black grain MacNeils will indeed look great with them.  Thanks again for the superb advice!

post #43558 of 49414
Cross-posting from MTO thread:






specs (Click to show)
1) STRAND
-WALNUT CALF
-INDEPENDENCE LINING & INSOLE
-DOUBLE BUTYLE LEATHER SOLE
-AE TOPLIFT
-WHEELED EDGING & FUDGING
-EVERYTHING ELSE DEFAULT

2) STRAND
-MERLOT CALF
-INDEPENDENCE LINING & INSOLE
-DOUBLE BUTYLE LEATHER SOLE
-AE TOPLIFT
-WHEELED EDGING & FUDGING
-EVERYTHING ELSE DEFAULT

3) STRAND
-BOURBON CALF
-NO MEDALLION
-INDEPENDENCE LINING & INSOLE
-DOUBLE BUTYLE LEATHER SOLE
-AE TOPLIFT
-CHILI WELT
-MEDIUM BROWN TRANSPARENT EDGE DRESSING
-WHEELED EDGING & FUDGING
-EVERYTHING ELSE DEFAULT
post #43559 of 49414
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Originally Posted by wonsmithr8 View Post

Cross-posting from MTO thread:






specs (Click to show)
1) STRAND
-WALNUT CALF
-INDEPENDENCE LINING & INSOLE
-DOUBLE BUTYLE LEATHER SOLE
-AE TOPLIFT
-WHEELED EDGING & FUDGING
-EVERYTHING ELSE DEFAULT

2) STRAND
-MERLOT CALF
-INDEPENDENCE LINING & INSOLE
-DOUBLE BUTYLE LEATHER SOLE
-AE TOPLIFT
-WHEELED EDGING & FUDGING
-EVERYTHING ELSE DEFAULT

3) STRAND
-BOURBON CALF
-NO MEDALLION
-INDEPENDENCE LINING & INSOLE
-DOUBLE BUTYLE LEATHER SOLE
-AE TOPLIFT
-CHILI WELT
-MEDIUM BROWN TRANSPARENT EDGE DRESSING
-WHEELED EDGING & FUDGING
-EVERYTHING ELSE DEFAULT

 

 

Nice variations on classics, won!  The bourbon ones without the medallion are quite striking.  Wear them well!

post #43560 of 49414
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Originally Posted by rink View Post
 

 

Nice variations on classics, won!  The bourbon ones without the medallion are quite striking.  Wear them well!

 

Thanks man but I can't take credit for the bourbon pair without the medallion. That was all LeviMay.

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