Yours look darker than mine. The only other problem with mine is that the V gap is much bigger on one side than the other, probably why they were seconds.
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Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread 2016 - News, Pictures, Sizing, Accessories, Clothing, etc - Page 78post #1156 of 193282/28/16 at 2:06pmpost #1157 of 193282/28/16 at 2:12pmQuote:
thanks man. i had returned my mcgregors due to one shoe being narrower than the other and wanted something similiar to the mcgregor and im diggin these. only negative is that the mcgregors had the dainite sole whereas these are leather.post #1158 of 193282/28/16 at 2:21pmQuote:
I agree, these look great. Making me want to find a Rogue in Chili!post #1159 of 193282/28/16 at 2:25pmQuote:
These look awesome...I find that Dark Chili can often lack any personality or character. At least compared to the more extreme colors ( walnut/casual-prettyboy color, Oxblood/stylish-flashy, Bourbon/masculine-business, cognac/warm-rugged, black/formal-conservative etc ) But I think the broguing on these really accentuate the Dark Chili color beautifully.post #1160 of 193282/28/16 at 2:31pmpost #1161 of 193282/28/16 at 2:33pmQuote:Originally Posted by CMT1
I decided to hit my Park Aves with two light coats of Kiwi Parade Gloss, followed by a light spritzing of water and vigorous brushing.
I am very well aware of the controversy surrounding the silicone that Parade Gloss uses to glaze the leather, and that this can be a detrimental product to use, or at least continue to use for any amount of time, but I wanted to see for myself how much shine I could eke out with the product. I have a black tie wedding coming up, and while I am debating a pair of Carmina black shell wholecuts, I am also considering a pair of Shoebank Carlyles and running them through the Parade Gloss procedure in order to save money.
This is a pair of $50 Ebay-sourced Park Aves that I purchased simply to have a cap-toe balmoral in the closet, and that I have worn twice in the years that I have owned them. Given the circumstances (funerals), neither event was a particularly joyful occasion.
The resulting gloss and reflectivity is definitely enhanced over my best results using traditional polishes, but the Parade Gloss did smell like either Goof Off or Nevr-Dull, so some serious chemicals were likely at work. I would have no problem believing that this product is caustic to use longterm on quality leather.
These pics are from yesterday immediately following the initial polishing. I've continued to brush them sporadically and the gloss has perceptively increased. While I do not think it quite matches the hammering reflections of either black shell or patent leather, and likely due to poor technique since I've seen mirror shines result from this product in Internet photos, I do think a Carlyle that has been similarly polished would be acceptable for black tie.
I hope everyone is having a great weekend, as always.
As you suggest, whether that product is good for the shoes in the long term is one thing - but the shine on those looks absolutely stunning.post #1162 of 193282/28/16 at 2:55pmpost #1163 of 193282/28/16 at 3:20pmpost #1164 of 193282/28/16 at 3:23pmQuote:
I've never tried Woodlore trees, so would appreciate some sizing advice. I am a 9.5 E, and 9.5 is listed both as the upper end of medium and the start of large...which would be a better fit for shell Parks and Independence Jeffersons 2.0?post #1165 of 193282/28/16 at 3:42pmQuote:
Those are some fine looking boots!! Is that ice cream?post #1166 of 193282/28/16 at 3:48pmpost #1167 of 193282/28/16 at 3:49pmpost #1168 of 193282/28/16 at 4:05pmpost #1169 of 193282/28/16 at 4:43pmpost #1170 of 193282/28/16 at 4:44pm
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