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Looks really good.  How long did you have to keep these under the sun?  Was it direct or under shade? Keep us posted on how the Angelus coating holds up. 

 

On and off outside on my deck and in my windows for about a month now. Mostly direct sunlight and conditioning with VSC weekly to keep they hydrated. Lots of paying attention to rotating them to try and keep the fading even.

 

 

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Still alive although work has been a real bear the last 6 months. This thread has grown so much it is hard to stay up with it but I do try to at least read it. By the time I get a chance to post several people have already answered the question I was going to reply to which is great! Finally got 2 days off and am packing up now to head over to Wi. for the Upland Journal gathering and shoot over the next 3 days. I will be an hour away from the AE factory and wanted to take them up on the offer of a tour but will not have time. Hopefully next year...

 

I have both the brown and burgundy shell Patriots, they are the first loafers I found to fit me perfectly. I have a narrow heel and no arch on my left foot and very little left on my right. Love them, I wear the brown in the summer around the house and yard almost every day and the burgundy when going to town with causal attire.

 

I can't wait to see a pair of brown cordovan patriots in my size on the seconds list. I have a narrow heel and low vamp as well but have still yet to try them. 

 

How do you find them for sizing?

 

I wear and 8D in the 5 last and and 8.5D or 8E in the 1 last

I had a pair of Kenwoods in an 8D that worked well too.

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I can't wait to see a pair of brown cordovan patriots in my size on the seconds list. I have a narrow heel and low vamp as well but have still yet to try them. 

 

How do you find them for sizing?

 

I wear and 8D in the 5 last and and 8.5D or 8E in the 1 last

I had a pair of Kenwoods in an 8D that worked well too.

Nice job on those Leeds, I will be watching to see what happens. A pair of Leeds in burgundy is my oldest shell and they are almost brown now.

 

I am the same fit in both 1 and 5 last with the 5 fitting me just slightly better. I am 10D in both (TTS) and the Patriots are also 10D. The brown pair is slightly tighter fitting than the burgundy and I wear them without socks which is something I used to think I would never do. But in the summer it works extremely well. The burgundy I wear with thin dress socks and black superfeet inserts. Good luck, I hope you can find a pair on the seconds list both of my Patriots are seconds. The burgundy you can't tell are seconds, on the brown there is some stitching slightly off on the welt but not enough that most people would ever notice.

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any canadians have experience with the shoebank sale? will they ship here and if they do how much?
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Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post
 

Nice job on those Leeds, I will be watching to see what happens. A pair of Leeds in burgundy is my oldest shell and they are almost brown now.

 

I am the same fit in both 1 and 5 last with the 5 fitting me just slightly better. I am 10D in both (TTS) and the Patriots are also 10D. The brown pair is slightly tighter fitting than the burgundy and I wear them without socks which is something I used to think I would never do. But in the summer it works extremely well. The burgundy I wear with thin dress socks and black superfeet inserts. Good luck, I hope you can find a pair on the seconds list both of my Patriots are seconds. The burgundy you can't tell are seconds, on the brown there is some stitching slightly off on the welt but not enough that most people would ever notice.

ya I was wondering on sizing too, esp since I'll probably wear them without socks.. and still leaning toward Brown or Burgundy -- probably will get Burgundy since they have a pair with the Vtread sole...

 

I'm sized as 8.5D on 5 last but sized down to 8D on the MacNeil's (7 last) and have 8.5D on my Long Branches (1 last) .. so any suggestions for the Patriot (last 6??)

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any canadians have experience with the shoebank sale? will they ship here and if they do how much?

I am typically charged $45 for shipping then hit with another $25 from FedEx upon delivery.
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Felt like today was the day to finally try out the application of Angelus Acrylic Finisher #600 on my burgundy cordovan Leeds. Let me say that the process was very easy to do and so far I feel like they replicate the "wet look" of Alden very well. I am curious to see if they are easy to maintain with just the Mac Method from here on. 

 

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I initially conditioned them yesterday with VSC as I have been putting them in the sun to fade them a bit so they were a little dry. These pics are pre application of the finisher.

 

 

 

 

Once they were buffed and dry today I used a clean t-shirt and started the application on the left shoe, I did one coat, then went over with a second shortly after. Left shoe in finished in these pictures. 

 

 

 

 

Went on to do two coats on the right shoe and then went back for a third coat on both. Here is the finished shoes from a few minutes ago, they are still drying and tacky. I am not sure yet how long it will take for them both to dry. Once they do I with hit them with a quick brushing and buffing to see the results along with maybe a thin layer of paste wax.

 

 

 


 

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Can I send you my burgundy shell Cambridges for the same regimen?  And how much do you charge for your services?  :lol:

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thanks! have you ever ordered multiple pairs from same outlet? is shipping 45x2 or somewhere in the middle? debating running a couple pairs through the sale if possible or the 2 for 600 down at rego

edit: has anyone done the 2 for 600 at rego in toronto? any restrictions or hidden requirements?
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Can I send you my burgundy shell Cambridges for the same regimen?  And how much do you charge for your services?  lol8%5B1%5D.gif

Hahaha, glad you like them.
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thanks! have you ever ordered multiple pairs from same outlet? is shipping 45x2 or somewhere in the middle? debating running a couple pairs through the sale if possible or the 2 for 600 down at rego

edit: has anyone done the 2 for 600 at rego in toronto? any restrictions or hidden requirements?

Only been charged $45 for multiples from my experience. Though last time I bought two pairs of cordovan they gave me free shipping.
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Its 45 per shipment, ive confirmed that a few times with reps and never got charged more. If youre nice enough they might forget the shipping too.

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Its 45 per shipment, ive confirmed that a few times with reps and never got charged more. If youre nice enough they might forget the shipping too.
thanks! great to get more feedback. what was the total surcharges on your order? 45 shipping + what tax or other fees were there? depending on the total i might make the trip down to rego and see their selection before making an order.

anyone know how often these types of sales run?
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PSA: If anyone is unaware, signing up to Tanger outlet emails for various Tanger locations that have AE stores (Charleston, Mebane to name two), will occasionally net you personalised 20% off coupons for that outlet location.

As far as AE is concerned, as I understand it these can be used on non-discounted shoes, i.e. first quality shoes that are at full price, and second quality shoes that are at full seconds price (so, for example, you can't stack it with the current tent sale). The coupon is usually valid for a month or so.

You can use it with them via phone or email.

Essentially, it acts as a 20% off coupon that means that, if you want something, you don't need to wait for the sales...
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Originally Posted by linds_15 View Post


thanks! great to get more feedback. what was the total surcharges on your order? 45 shipping + what tax or other fees were there? depending on the total i might make the trip down to rego and see their selection before making an order.

anyone know how often these types of sales run?

 

I have actually never been hit by fedex sucharges, but youre lucky or youre not. Since the shoes are made in the US you will never get hit by duties, the worse you could have to pay is taxes and a small fee to fedex for clearing the shoes for you.


As far as how often the sales are run its hard to say, id say that on average or so, in the last year at least, theyve run one every month/month and a half.

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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

PSA: If anyone is unaware, signing up to Tanger outlet emails for various Tanger locations that have AE stores (Charleston, Mebane to name two), will occasionally net you personalised 20% off coupons for that outlet location.

As far as AE is concerned, as I understand it these can be used on non-discounted shoes, i.e. first quality shoes that are at full price, and second quality shoes that are at full seconds price (so, for example, you can't stack it with the current tent sale). The coupon is usually valid for a month or so.

You can use it with them via phone or email.

Essentially, it acts as a 20% off coupon that means that, if you want something, you don't need to wait for the sales...

This is true, except:

1) can't be used for first quality
2) haven't received one in at least 6 months
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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post

This is true, except:

1) can't be used for first quality
2) haven't received one in at least 6 months

1. From Kenard at AE Charleston:

Unfortunately, the 20% coupon does NOT apply to discounted shoes (i.e. the actual fac 2nd price is $499, it’s being promoted @ $399. But, it could be applied to a 1st quality Strand (Reg: $365 – Sale w/ coupon: $292). You’ll get a bourbon or brown first quality Strand for almost the price of a reg fac 2nd : $289

2. I received one on 16 Mar. Received another on 2 Jun. Both valid for about a month. Perhaps it depends which outlet you nominated for.
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Originally Posted by Snobol323 View Post

Hey fellas - I recently picked up a pair of shell leeds. Can I use AE cleaner/conditioner on them, or would something else be better? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!

 

 

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I'm not sure I would use the regular conditioner/cleaner for calf on shell shoes. I would stick to something like Saphir Rennovateur, Saphir Cordovan Creme, Venetian Shoe Cream or Lexol (haven't used, but I've read other forum members use it with good results)

Congrats on the Leeds.

 

I would not use the AE conditioner / cleaner on these. The Leeds were my first pair of shells, and I wasn't sure what product to use either. I watched the video on AE's website, where they used their condition on shell, and then applied it the same way. But it left a really dull haze that wouldn't come off, no matter how much buffing and brushing I did. I took them back to the AE store where I purchased them and showed the SA, and he ended up sending them back to AE for refurbishing. Lesson learned for me. 

 

In hindsight, some Reno would have probably corrected this, but I did not own any at the time and had never used it. Now it's pretty much all I ever apply to shell (I have had good results with VSC too).

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