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I wanted to get some feedback back as to why my shoe shine guys told me that he could not get the high shine that I always have on my other Allen Edmonds on my Navy Cornwallis. I even gave him the saphir polish and the wax and still they did not come out with the mirrored shine. The photos below was the look I was after.



Or even the look from the as for the shoes.



I used the navy polish that I was told would work and the wax as well. Anyway I can get the high shine on these shoe?


Did you use any water? 

post #11282 of 17649
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Did you use any water? 
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He said he did and usually does. However, I am not too sure he did as my time in the Army tell me a spit shine does not look like this. Should I take it off and do it or try and spit shine it with what is on there? The saphir is not cheap.
post #11283 of 17649
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@Alpha11 Unfortunately, I have little to no experience working with shining shoes to a mirror finish. Hoping someone else can answer your question better than I can. How do you like the Midnight Blue color?


The Midnight blue is very nice.  It's almost black tho. 


You can see the Midnight Strand is first to the left then Sea Island and Midnight Cornwallis.   I love blue so I love it! 

post #11284 of 17649
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Is that the Jefferson?  
Sure is, the 1.0. Such supple leather.
post #11285 of 17649
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I 2nd the motion!

Mine are supposed to arrive Friday - I will try to post some pics Friday PM.

Chris
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The last on the Cornwallis is so comfortable. I have the brown one too and I love them very much. Best fit for me in the 13 AE I own. The only shoes that feel better are my Peals by CJ. I Had to get the midnight navy just hope I can get the shine I want from them.
post #11287 of 17649
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I'm jealous of these laces.  I wish AE sold these type of color laces.  Interesting that their is a lot of variation in the bourbon Carlyles.  Mine came with the black laces instead of these brownish-ones.
I was hoping they would. I wanted to exchange my black rounded laces for my PA with these flat laces (was hoping for black instead of brown for the merlot PAs).

I was looking at Guarded Goods, but they seem to only have 1 size and it looks like it is for boots only. I am going to contact them and see if they can do a smaller version of it. 

I just ordered some flat laces, 3 mm, on Amazon. I got them in black and brown. Maybe these are what you are looking for. They come in a wide variety of colors.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00J08RMC2/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
post #11288 of 17649
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Sure is, the 1.0. Such supple leather.


I thought they looked familiar! I like mine.
post #11289 of 17649
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I just ordered some flat laces, 3 mm, on Amazon. I got them in black and brown. Maybe these are what you are looking for. They come in a wide variety of colors.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00J08RMC2/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

Thanks a lot!  Looks like they do sell brown.  :D  Let the custom lacing begin

post #11290 of 17649

Came home today and found my burgundy shell Daltons on dainite remakes on my doorstep. This pair fits excellently, and looks fantastic! There was nothing wrong with my original pair, but I needed to size down a width.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also, I have to say, out of the various pairs of shell that I've ordered this year from AE and Alden, the AE pairs have blown the Alden's out of the water quality and craftsmanship wise. Alden gets away with a lot of stuff/defects on their shoes that AE doesn't. I've had pairs with things like huge dry spots, very uneven coloring (on color 8, no less), and improperly stitched portions such that pieces of leather weren't stitched down. Another SF member's had worse across even more pairs, like really sloppily cut patterns, shoes that had the pattern rotated on one shoe, and has really had to fight Alden and its retailers to get them to admit that those aren't acceptable as firsts (they look worse than AE thirds).

 

I think Paul's been listening to us and making sure that their premium products really show quality work. Props!

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AE Ebay question - Does the Allen Edmonds ebay store actually list second quality shoes as such, or are all of the shoes listed all second quality?

When I contacted them they told me they were firsts.  I think they just use it to close out store returns after removal from the website or have other non-quality-related reasons why they can't be sold on the site.


I'd contact them about any specific shoes you're interested in - they answered me very quickly.

post #11292 of 17649
@TexasTexter thanks for the picture! It looks great

@smfdoc thanks for the information. I will have to check it out
post #11293 of 17649
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When I contacted them they told me they were firsts.  I think they just use it to close out store returns after removal from the website or have other non-quality-related reasons why they can't be sold on the site.


I'd contact them about any specific shoes you're interested in - they answered me very quickly.

Thanks! I will definitely check it out. Looking at some Clark streets cxl with dainite sole in my size for a good price
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Who's Legolas' dad?


Thranduil. 

post #11295 of 17649
Does anyone here own AE Niles? This is a style that has been discontinued for some time. There is a pair on EBay in cognac/chestnut color that I am thinking of buying and changing the color to black. I need to replace my ill-fitting Blk PAs and would like to do this on a cheap, since I won't be wearing them very often. One think that bogs me a little about the Niles is the pinking on the cap and the heel. I am wondering if this stands out in real life.
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