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I should also add (though perhaps you know) that the Rendenbach heel is a bulkier/sturdier-looking heel and might not look very good if you were thinking of trying it on regular dress shoes. I've never seen it done, though, so I'm not sure. Maybe someone else has tried it and can show what it looks like...

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I recently purchased a pair of Long Branch boots in the brown waxy leather. They recommend using the Cleaner Conditioner on them but said product gets bad reviews on the site for darkening the leather. I would like to use the neutral carnauba polish to try to give them a bit of shine at well. Any recommendations for me?

I have some Meltonian cleaner that I've used on a pair of Bradleys I bought on eBay. While darkening them a bit I s pleased with the results but not sure how the Long Branches will take it.
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Do you guys think AE Strand in Walnut is too fancy for a mid-level manager (financial industry) to wear with suit?

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Originally Posted by Mean Mr Mustard View Post
 

I should also add (though perhaps you know) that the Rendenbach heel is a bulkier/sturdier-looking heel and might not look very good if you were thinking of trying it on regular dress shoes. I've never seen it done, though, so I'm not sure. Maybe someone else has tried it and can show what it looks like...

A single JR sole should look that different from AE's regular sole. I believe this MTO had a JR sole.

 

Most of my MTOs have v-tread tap sole and so far they have held up pretty well. They are much sleeker than my shoes with topies. That said I also agree that topies are more economical since you dont have to do a resole once the rubber is worn out.

 

I also think I read a post here that mentioned AE offered topies as well. I think its called sole savers and is available for $40-$50. Its a couple of pages back.

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Originally Posted by CrimLaw View Post

I recently purchased a pair of Long Branch boots in the brown waxy leather. They recommend using the Cleaner Conditioner on them but said product gets bad reviews on the site for darkening the leather. I would like to use the neutral carnauba polish to try to give them a bit of shine at well. Any recommendations for me?

I have some Meltonian cleaner that I've used on a pair of Bradleys I bought on eBay. While darkening them a bit I s pleased with the results but not sure how the Long Branches will take it.

I used Saphir Renovateur on my Waxy Brown Long Branches. It initially darkened them a bit, but they soaked it up and went back to pretty close to their original colour.

I used Obeneuf's HDLP on them last winter; it darkened them quite a bit more, but rendered them nigh unto invincible.
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Originally Posted by CrimLaw View Post

I recently purchased a pair of Long Branch boots in the brown waxy leather. They recommend using the Cleaner Conditioner on them but said product gets bad reviews on the site for darkening the leather. I would like to use the neutral carnauba polish to try to give them a bit of shine at well. Any recommendations for me?

I have some Meltonian cleaner that I've used on a pair of Bradleys I bought on eBay. While darkening them a bit I s pleased with the results but not sure how the Long Branches will take it.

When I treated my Long Branches the big for me was retaining the Waxy part of the Waxy leather and I believe I used leather lotion from AE, let dry a day..not the cleaner fyi just the ad leather lotion....then I used HDLP or Aussie Balm....I can go back and check my posts when I get home.

Whichever I used I did so very sparingly letting dry a day between coatings.
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Originally Posted by claughman View Post

Done lurking having pursued several hundred pages of posts, my compliments to many fine shoes icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif. I had a question to the group that I'm not really finding in the historical posts...

I got a great buy on a pair of dark brown delrays - but the reason for the deep discount is they are from a display pair and the right shoe is noticeably lighter then the left. I could send them in for recrafting (even with the recrafting fee they are still a great deal) Although they've never been worn, but would that process bring back the original dark hue?

I saw a few posts of recommendations to take to a cobbler to dye or dyi dye . Did those remedies work long term?

I'm thinking my goal is to darken the lighter shoe, not the other way around. I could always renovator them and apply lots of dark brown cream polish - but not sure if that will bring it back. But of course will try that first once they arrive.

Thoughts gentlemen?
I do not think you need to go as far as dying them. I would add light(thin) layers of dark polish to the light shoe until they match. You will be surprised how little the color will change with an application of a dark polish, even black. You may want to add some additional color to the dark shoe at the end just to make sure that the shades match because adding the polish won't really get the exact, original shade back. Post some pics when they arrive and let us know how you make out.
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1 of 2 from the recent 2fer sale (the other pair were shell Kenwoods which are pretty much flawless...). Used different lacing techniques or each shoe to straighten out misaligned laces and I think it turned out pretty well. Shout out to @Kahuna75 since he posted about these a while ago and sent these back!

They look great and congrats...now if I could figure out a way to wear mine with shorts...

RECEIVED my Wolverine Krause and they are great looking, sale price was awesome....thanks enabler...they are a little rougher looking than I anticipated and makes the leather sole a bit odd. May sent the to B Nelson for a toppy and a metal toe plate...I just like the look. I think it would increase my wearing of them a ton...Will hold off until I see what else boot wise AE comes out with in case I decide to move the Krause.

My boot collection is pretty solid for my needs outside of a killer Chuka...

Dalton bourbon
Shaker Heights chili
Wolverine Krause russit
Alden j crew captor #8 shell
A LW boot that shall not be named in brown
Alden NST from Unionmade Brown alpine grain commando...arriving soon
Long Branches waxy brown
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Sportin' the double eagles nicely.  How similar do they feel to the old Footjoy Classics Dry Premiere (if you've had some experience with the classics)?

 



Thanks! First round with them. Don't have any experience with the Footjoy's. My last pair was a old pair of Reebok's that I've had for way to long. So with my foray into better shoes decided it was time for an upgrade. And got a great deal. Were very comfortable. We were first off the tee Sat. and was pretty damp with dew so they got pretty wet and grassy but my foot never felt wet. Was a pain getting all that grass out of the welt too. I don't think any of their golf shoes have a split welt though.

Was pleased though for the first time out in a few years. Was two under through 3 but it unraveled after that with only a few pars mixed in. Mostly bogeys. But was promising.
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Originally Posted by CrimLaw View Post

I recently purchased a pair of Long Branch boots in the brown waxy leather. They recommend using the Cleaner Conditioner on them but said product gets bad reviews on the site for darkening the leather. I would like to use the neutral carnauba polish to try to give them a bit of shine at well. Any recommendations for me?

I have some Meltonian cleaner that I've used on a pair of Bradleys I bought on eBay. While darkening them a bit I s pleased with the results but not sure how the Long Branches will take it.

There are many ways you can go with the LB in waxy brown. I think that a polish with colour will help to protect/hide scuffs better than neutral. I use Saphir Mahogany cream on mine, which pulls the red a bit more form the boot. If you want to emphasize the brown more, I understand that the Saphir Tobacco is a good choice.

 

When I first got mine, I conditioned them with Renovateur (with no noticeable darkening), and then gave them 4 coats of the Mahogany cream as a protective base. I like a bit of extra shine and darkening at the toe, so I have also used a touch of black wax on the toe box.

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I've finally switched over all of my work shoes to AEs (after getting the size right). Currently rotating the following:

 

PA - Black

PA - Brown

Strand - Walnut

 

The PAs are both worn with formal suit and ties and the Strands get worn on Friday with a business casual outfit.

 

I'm looking to get 1-2 more pairs.  

 

Any recommendations on "essential" colors/styles that I'm missing?  I'm thinking of something in Chili or Bourbon.  I almost wish I got the Strands in Bourbon and bought the McAllisters in Walnut.  Would like it to be on the 5 last (or similar) as it fits my foot perfectly.

 

Also, for routine weekly care, any issues with using only the $9 Premium Shoe Polish sold by AE?

 

Thanks in advance.

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Originally Posted by mljs54 View Post
 

I've finally switched over all of my work shoes to AEs (after getting the size right). Currently rotating the following:

 

PA - Black

PA - Brown

Strand - Walnut

 

The PAs are both worn with formal suit and ties and the Strands get worn on Friday with a business casual outfit.

 

I'm looking to get 1-2 more pairs.  

 

Any recommendations on "essential" colors/styles that I'm missing?  I'm thinking of something in Chili or Bourbon.  I almost wish I got the Strands in Bourbon and bought the McAllisters in Walnut.  Would like it to be on the 5 last (or similar) as it fits my foot perfectly.

 

Also, for routine weekly care, any issues with using only the $9 Premium Shoe Polish sold by AE?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Congrats. That's a very solid rotation, especially when suits are in the mix. It looks like you rock quite a bit of formal wear for your occupation, so it would defintely not hurt to consider the 5th Aves in dark brown, which is a punched captoe, making it less formal (very slightly) but more conservative than the Walnut Strands. 

 

Then again, you can also round out your collection with styles that are less formal than stitched captoes yet more formal than walnut captoe brogues.

 

So consider any of the following colors:

 

Burbon, Chili, Dark Chili, Burgundy etc...

 

in the following styles:

 

5th Avenue, McAllister, Delray etc...

 

 

If you need specific variations, you can't go wrong with Burgundy McAllisters and Chili Delrays. I think Walnut Strands are a great choice (#2 bestseller for AE), so no need to second guess yourself. As mentioned previously, your rotation is solid, so just build around it to diversify your collection. 

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Originally Posted by mljs54 View Post

I've finally switched over all of my work shoes to AEs (after getting the size right). Currently rotating the following:

PA - Black
PA - Brown
Strand - Walnut

The PAs are both worn with formal suit and ties and the Strands get worn on Friday with a business casual outfit.

I'm looking to get 1-2 more pairs.  

Any recommendations on "essential" colors/styles that I'm missing?  I'm thinking of something in Chili or Bourbon.  I almost wish I got the Strands in Bourbon and bought the McAllisters in Walnut.  Would like it to be on the 5 last (or similar) as it fits my foot perfectly.

Also, for routine weekly care, any issues with using only the $9 Premium Shoe Polish sold by AE?

Thanks in advance.
If you are wearing suits daily, the PA s are solid. You can add some long wings and short wings to the rotation since all your shoes currently are captoe. McAllister in merlot is quite versatile and goes with most suits.
You can also add some bluchers and chukka for casual use.
.... and it's never too early to add shells to your collection.

With regards to shoe care, I use AE premium polish for almost all my shoes.
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@mljs54 like what has already been mentioned I'll go for a McAllister in merlot if you're looking for another shoe to use in your shoes for suit rotation. However I would actually recommend going for a MacNeil in chili (like the BB chili grain) to cover your more casual get ups.
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Originally Posted by JezeC View Post

If you need specific variations, you can't go wrong with Burgundy McAllisters and Chili Delrays. I think Walnut Strands are a great choice (#2 bestseller for AE), so no need to second guess yourself. As mentioned previously, your rotation is solid, so just build around it to diversify your collection. 
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What i would have said... nod[1].gif
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