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^ Great look! I think we have trend going here... Any more folks care to join?

Ain't wearing boots today. Wearing shell cord Jefferson with my b-type flieger.esequdeq.jpg


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Do AE outlet stores ever have discounts on 4th of July?
Thinking of buying a pair today, but would I be better to wait until tomorrow?

Thanks
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Originally Posted by watchidiot View Post

These were the MTO seconds scored by freedbird of my MTO. The leather is actually waxy tan saddle same as the Elgin.

Nice and well done, the waxy tan saddle leather of the Elgin is my favorite of the rough collection, including CXL. I was thinking the other day that if AE had any left I would consider it for a pair of MTO boots.

 

 

I have been using Bickmore Bick 4 to treat them and then buffing, it has been working well for me.

lightbox Elgin

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Originally Posted by Odradek View Post

Do AE outlet stores ever have discounts on 4th of July?
Thinking of buying a pair today, but would I be better to wait until tomorrow?

Thanks

Independence line on sale for 229$ this weekend.
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Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post

Nice and well done, the waxy tan saddle leather of the Elgin is my favorite of the rough collection, including CXL. I was thinking the other day that if AE had any left I would consider it for a pair of MTO boots.






I have been using Bickmore Bick 4 to treat them and then buffing, it has been working well for me.
lightbox Elgin

Yes, they do have more. The current linen/leather webgems are using it.
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In regards to the Independence collection: I know they are supposed to be of a higher quality than the normal AE calfskin, but can anyone speak for the durability of the upper (does it crease more than others) and what the difference is between Independence-line sole vs. their normal line (does it wear through quicker)?

 

The leather is much softer. AE added details to make the Indy line more refined than the regular line: lamb inner-lining, higher quality sole and wheeling.

 

The first thing you'll noticed when wearing Indy shoes compared to the regular line shoes is how much more comfortable the shoes are during the initial wear. I didn't need to break-in the Williams Willaims, but I did for the 5th Avenue, McAllister etc...  

 

In terms of pricing, the cheapest first-quality Indy shoe I've seen is $349 during the anniversary sale and also a recent sale when AE wanted to clear inventory. 

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Originally Posted by Darkside View Post
 

 

In regards to the Independence collection: I know they are supposed to be of a higher quality than the normal AE calfskin, but can anyone speak for the durability of the upper (does it crease more than others) and what the difference is between Independence-line sole vs. their normal line (does it wear through quicker)?

I've experienced the opposite with my indy line soles vs. the standard. That is, my standard soles wear through very quickly (to the point of me considering toe taps), but my Jeffersons show little to no wear after more than a year.

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I've experienced the opposite with my indy line soles vs. the standard. That is, my standard soles wear through very quickly (to the point of me considering toe taps), but my Jeffersons show little to no wear after more than a year.

The Indy soles are supposed to be on par in terms of quality and durability as the J Redenbach (sp?) soles that they use on thier Shell Makeups.
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been playing around with a few different insoles trying to get a better fit on some shoes that I really do not want to part with due to price paid, availability etc to get another to replace it. My right foot is slightly wider than my left enough that in some shoes my right foot will spill over the insole making it an odd feel though not painful. Some shoes that fit my right foot fine have my left shoe a bit loose with these they tighten up the loose enough without making the right foot feel too tight.

 

Anyway the AE Ortho insert seems to be perfect for me for various reasons a few being it does not slip at all once inserted, does not create a real spongy feel, looks like it came with the shoe and form fits the shoe without me noticing anything different. Actually if I needed a true ortho insert I do not think I would get these as the seem to offer little in the ortho department. I will be ordering several more of these for sure.

 

 

Here are some pics of it in my shell Leeds - without, with and heel shot.

 

    

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MTO Strand in Brown Shell with "Antique" Edging and Independence Collection Refinements



More @ http://www.styleforum.net/t/381983/the-allen-edmonds-mto-thread/1290_30#post_7233396

-Mike

Selfish Note: I have another pair, firsts quality, bnib in 10.5D for $100 off retail... See signature.
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MTO Strand in Brown Shell with "Antique" Edging and Independence Collection Refinements



More @ http://www.styleforum.net/t/381983/the-allen-edmonds-mto-thread/1290_30#post_7233396

-Mike

Selfish Note: I have another pair, firsts quality, bnib in 10.5D for $100 off retail... See signature.

 

Those are fantastic Mike, always wished my Strands had those touches. I couldn't pass on seconds pricing though.

 

 

Wearing my Truffle McAllisters today, they do have the wheeled edge and I love that.

 

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The color on your McAllisters looks great. I hope that the Jeffersons that I wore Tuesday get there.
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I don't like the color of my walnut Strands.  (Too bright; too orange.)  I've been using AE Walnut Polish on them.  Is it a bad idea for me to use AE Leather Cleaner then AE Conditioner, then AE Brown Polish on them from now on?  

 

I'm worried that the leather will look splotchy.

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I don't like the color of my walnut Strands.  (Too bright; too orange.)  I've been using AE Walnut Polish on them.  Is it a bad idea for me to use AE Leather Cleaner then AE Conditioner, then AE Brown Polish on them from now on?  

I'm worried that the leather will look splotchy.

There was a post a while back about someone using Meltonian creme to change the color of his strands. The end result was even and nice, but I personally love the walnut color.

I wouldn't recommend Meltonian, though, as it supposedly contains silicone.

I would recommend stripping the existing wax with something like Saphir Renomat then conditioning, then applying a Saphir creme of your choice.

Saphir cremes have a lot of pigment.

What color are you going for? I think Cognac would be nice.

[edit] here is the post I was thinking of: http://www.styleforum.net/t/10830/shoe-care-supply-checklist/165#post_4582952

They were walnut mccallisters, not strands, but same leather and color as your strands.
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Thanks for the advice; what a transformation!  (But those granny knots, though, lol.)

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