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Originally Posted by rostov View Post

Received my Banchorys. Has this tear on one shoe, but for $107 I'm thinking to keep them. Take them to a cobbler or just buy leather glue and fix it myself?

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$107?

Where from?
post #48632 of 49904
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Originally Posted by nomos View Post

Can I return AE firsts I bought from AE website at local Nordstrom?

Really?
post #48633 of 49904
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Originally Posted by rostov View Post

Received my Banchorys. Has this tear on one shoe, but for $107 I'm thinking to keep them. Take them to a cobbler or just buy leather glue and fix it myself?

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$107?

Where from?


Seconds from the shoebank. I pounced on them when they showed up, called first thing in the morning.
post #48634 of 49904
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Originally Posted by Buddy0329 View Post

Really?

Lol. I was looking thru AE website and under return instruction they have "find a store" and when I clicked on it it listed nordstrom stores in my area.
Got it. Thanks.
post #48635 of 49904
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Originally Posted by Burzan View Post


Nope, they are 30+ wearing in and lots of reno to remove the factory polish. I have even used Saphir cordovan cream on them before but I guess I just got carried away this time. 

The reason I ask is because what I would do is coat them with a lighter cream such as AE walnut or Saphir Cognac, that will add an extra depth of color to them and give them a Caramel and chocolate swirl effect, thus hiding some of that discoloration and adding a cool patina at the same time.
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Originally Posted by random-adam View Post


You might consider Saphir Light Brown per Hanger Project. Can't speak from personal experience, though.

I'd try Exquisite Trimmings as well.  They are running 20% off with BANK20 (I think thats the correct code)

post #48637 of 49904
Guys back when Paul first opened up the MTO order I did one Cappacino Shell Leeds and one Brown shell Bayfield in mini lug sole boot both 11e well both have had maybe 5 wears and I have to thin out the herd. I been running lots edward green, vass, and viberg through and wife says something has to go. What I need help with is what should I be asking for these shoes in fantastic condition.
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Originally Posted by Michael Haines View Post

Guys back when Paul first opened up the MTO order I did one Cappacino Shell Leeds and one Brown shell Bayfield in mini lug sole boot both 11e well both have had maybe 5 wears and I have to thin out the herd. I been running lots edward green, vass, and viberg through and wife says something has to go. What I need help with is what should I be asking for these shoes in fantastic condition.

Fire them off my way. After some extensive testing, I'll help you come up with a number.
post #48639 of 49904
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Originally Posted by rostov View Post

Received my Banchorys. Has this tear on one shoe, but for $107 I'm thinking to keep them. Take them to a cobbler or just buy leather glue and fix it myself?

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I have these in tan (paid $125 for seconds about six months ago).  I love them but they'd a tad tight on me (had to go with an 11.5D vs. the 11E I normally go with).  This tear is so small I think you received a wonderful deal at $107.  Extremely comfortable shoes that look great.  In fact, I own 12 pairs of AEs and for some reason my Banchory's are the pair which get complimented the most!

post #48640 of 49904
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Originally Posted by Darkside View Post

My roommate is a bit of a cowboy when it comes to snap decisions. He decided to polish his waxy brown Long Branch with AE's black shoe cream to darken them. The results are amazing. I apologize in advance for the photo quality.

The (formerly) waxy brown, in the center, was almost a walnut beforehand. To the right are my bourbon Daltons and below are a pair of dark brown Long Branches that were treated with Obenauf's HDLP last winter.



Left: Waxy Brown LB after black polish. Right: Dark Brown LB with HDLP.


That looks sick. I might have to try that out this winter.
post #48641 of 49904
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Originally Posted by Watchman1 View Post

The reason I ask is because what I would do is coat them with a lighter cream such as AE walnut or Saphir Cognac, that will add an extra depth of color to them and give them a Caramel and chocolate swirl effect, thus hiding some of that discoloration and adding a cool patina at the same time.

They aren't discolored on the leather itself. It's literally just the wax turning white where the shoe flexes because I used too much. I own some Saphir walnut cordovan cream but I think would prefer not to use colored creams.

Here they are all brushed, buffed and in direct sun after I got home. I love the color they are developing.

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Hey guys, I jumped on the AE Grayson seconds in Shell when they were mistakenly priced at $199. They are gorgeous, but the only issue I can see is the left shoe is slightly lighter then the right. Any way to change the color of the shell? I know shell is notoriously hard to mess with since the tanning process is so long. I also have some Saphir cream coming in the next week which should help some.
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Originally Posted by Burzan View Post


They aren't discolored on the leather itself. It's literally just the wax turning white where the shoe flexes because I used too much. I own some Saphir walnut cordovan cream but I think would prefer not to use colored creams.

Here they are all brushed, buffed and in direct sun after I got home. I love the color they are developing.

 

Great color on those for sure.

 

Here is another pic of mine:

 

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Notice the color variations I told you about.

post #48644 of 49904
Comments on mcallister vs Jefferson? Same design.

What is the difference between the independence vs non-independence version?
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Apart from the Indy details (sole, lining, leather ) the Jefferson varies in design from the McAllister in that it's eyestays and quarters are a single pice of leather whereas the McAllister's eyestays uses a separate leather from the quarter. Also the McAllisters eyestays extends above and wraps around the topline of the shoe, where additional perforations are made. The Jefferson does not have this.
Edited by watchidiot - 8/31/14 at 6:51am
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