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post #45976 of 51071
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Originally Posted by Burzan View Post

Really? I just got this back yesterday:   


"This message is in regards to your shoe repair question.  Once attached to shoes, soles cannot be salvaged for reuse.  In order to change the welt and sole edge color on your shoes, they must be recrafted.  The Standard Package is the basic service, the price is $125 per pair.  The return shipping fee to Canada is $15 per pair. 

Should you decide to Recraft, include the attached forms with your shoes.  Use the small package carrier of your choice to ship the shoes to our repair facility.  Be sure to indicate you DO NOT want the shoes refinished – as refinishing will bring the shoes back to nearly the original color."



As for the sole conversion, it seems Dainite is left off the form that gets sent in for whatever reason.






B Nelson pricing from Nick (emailed with him the other day):

"A new 360 degree storm welt is $50.00.
A new mid-sole is $40.00.
Converting to Dainite is $155.00.
N/c on the edge finish."

Maybe it depends on whom you can get on the phone. What address did you write to to get that response?

Doesn't look like a dainite conversion from B Nelson is economically feasible at this point for these thrifted shoes.

Maybe I'll just do a standard recraft with double JRs, then have a topy put on. And forget about changing the welt color. These are quite dark brownish-burgundy anyway. Might look off...
post #45977 of 51071
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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post


Maybe it depends on whom you can get on the phone. What address did you write to to get that response?

Doesn't look like a dainite conversion from B Nelson is economically feasible at this point for these thrifted shoes.

Maybe I'll just do a standard recraft with double JRs, then have a topy put on. And forget about changing the welt color. These are quite dark brownish-burgundy anyway. Might look off...

 

recrafting@allenedmonds.com

 

I was only thinking of Dainite from B Nelson because they carry the brown but for the cost I will stick to the double JR soles. Probably chili split reverse welt and light brown

transparent edge for my Leeds. I am planning to send them in a few months. 

post #45978 of 51071
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Originally Posted by Josh Savage View Post
 

New (to me) "Lexingtons". Besides a good polish and sole dressing, I thought about blue or red laces. Would that look good?

 

 

Looks good! Why do these remind me of the Sanfords? Another great AE shoe. Too lazy to do a google image search :embar:

post #45979 of 51071
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Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post


They do look great, nice score and well done. AE Burgundy shell turns brown over time. My Leeds turned almost solid brown and I have used Saphir Cordovan Cordovan polish on them several times to try and get the burgundy back. But it doesn't work for long and I am starting to just enjoy the color. 

Yeah it was likely black polish, there are still a lot of old timers that use nothing but black wax polish on their burgundy shell. It helps give the "black cherry" look so desired at one time however some use too much and too often. I occasionally use a little black paste wax on my burgundy shell Cambridges. 

Pix of the your brown leeds? There are some crazy dudes at the alden thread that are paying hefty premiums for cigar shell.
post #45980 of 51071
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Originally Posted by Shiny View Post
 
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Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post


They do look great, nice score and well done. AE Burgundy shell turns brown over time. My Leeds turned almost solid brown and I have used Saphir Cordovan Cordovan polish on them several times to try and get the burgundy back. But it doesn't work for long and I am starting to just enjoy the color. 

Yeah it was likely black polish, there are still a lot of old timers that use nothing but black wax polish on their burgundy shell. It helps give the "black cherry" look so desired at one time however some use too much and too often. I occasionally use a little black paste wax on my burgundy shell Cambridges. 

Pix of the your brown leeds? There are some crazy dudes at the alden thread that are paying hefty premiums for cigar shell.

 

These are not burgundy-turned-brown, but brown-from-the-get-go shell Leeds (MTO'd):

 

post #45981 of 51071
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Originally Posted by Shiny View Post

Pix of the your brown leeds? There are some crazy dudes at the alden thread that are paying hefty premiums for cigar shell.

They have only been worn about 2 times since I had them made. When we tried to get a group buy on here for a MTO think I was the only one that ended up going with it and they waived the MTO fee (this was before Paul made his generous offer to SF members).

 

 

I went back and forth with AE several times about the welt and they kept saying they couldn't do what I wanted. They ended up sending me natural which wasn't what I expected. It is the same natural as on the Elgin and McTavish, although the Elgin has the storm welt these do not. I was debating sending these or my brown shell Patriots to B. Nelson for the red danitie resole with a natural welt. I am going to send the Patriots first and see how they turn out and if it works will then send these in for the same. Although something like the Alden antique would look good and be much cheaper, will see.

post #45982 of 51071

Shiny just realized that you requested a picture of my burgundy turned brown Leeds. The picture I posted is of brown shell, and I think that is closer to Alden cigar. A few pages back are pictures of burgundy which has been lightened by sunlight which is the same thing as aging. The older AE burgundy turns a slightly different color though. In some ways I think we have been spoiled by AE and shell colors for a long time all we had was burgundy and black. When brown came out it was considered exotic.

 

 

The burgundy in the center has just had a coat of Saphir Cordovan Cordovan polish on them so are fairly red here.

post #45983 of 51071
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Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post

Quite awhile back Adam posted a picture of his black shell Leeds that he had used VSC on and I immediately wished that my black ones were shell instead of calf.
That was way back in 2012. I didn't realize they left an impression! In light of your post above, I'll trot that photo back out:



They need new heels (...the rubber bit on the combination heel doesn't last very long for me) but they still serve remarkably well for evening casual use.
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Ready and hopeful for a USA win today!
post #45985 of 51071
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Ready and hopeful for a USA win today! Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

I am not doing it right.

You, sir... are.

:worship:

post #45986 of 51071
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Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post
 

They have only been worn about 2 times since I had them made. When we tried to get a group buy on here for a MTO think I was the only one that ended up going with it and they waived the MTO fee (this was before Paul made his generous offer to SF members).

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

I went back and forth with AE several times about the welt and they kept saying they couldn't do what I wanted. They ended up sending me natural which wasn't what I expected. It is the same natural as on the Elgin and McTavish, although the Elgin has the storm welt these do not. I was debating sending these or my brown shell Patriots to B. Nelson for the red danitie resole with a natural welt. I am going to send the Patriots first and see how they turn out and if it works will then send these in for the same. Although something like the Alden antique would look good and be much cheaper, will see.

 

I think the natural welt looks great here and is kind of a nice change of pace. 

post #45987 of 51071
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Originally Posted by CrimmyS View Post

Anyone know if the 35mm dress belt and the Wide Basic Dress belt are different?

Yes. The Wide Basic Dress is the newer model that you can see on the website. The belt listed as 35mm Dress is the older style. The main difference is that the 35mm belt is much shinier and monotone coloring. The new WBD belts are much more supple and have more color depth. I ordered both to compare and sent the 35mm back.
post #45988 of 51071
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Ready and hopeful for a USA win today!

Today, you win the internets.
post #45989 of 51071

Waiting for the Germans to reply in kind... maybe some #8ish Pferdeleder PTBs with yellow laces and black self-clocked socks?

 

P.S. Also love the natural welt above.

post #45990 of 51071

Other than my Daltons, I returned all the shoes I bought during the fathers day sale due to fit issues.

 

I ended up getting back on a Brannock and the store manager told me I was mis-sized... and he told me to go back to wearing 10.5EEE (from 11E)... after an employee at another AE store had told me I was mis-sized at 10.5EEE.  Uggh!

 

Anyway, I'm mostly happy with my Bourbon Dalton seconds. They were beautiful out of of the box and I assumed the problem was with some messiness with the broguing around the top, or less likely, some inconsistent coloring on the cap. Unfortunately, the real problem didn't appear until after I started wearing them and saw the resultant creasing from a wrongly sized heel counter!

 

I can clearly feel the edge of the heel-counter along the creasing. The other boot is fine.

 

I suppose this is the risk of buying seconds... I suppose this serves as a reminder to everyone that the problems in seconds might not be immediately apparent when you open the box!

 


Edited by rostov - 6/26/14 at 10:18am
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