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Is it accurate to say that the difference between original Chili and Dark Chili or Bob's Chili is essentially a non-issue depending on how you choose to polish the shoe after you own it?

If you have a Bob's Chili and want it lighter, just use lighter Chili or brown polish on it? Am I wrong?
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Originally Posted by Southwick View Post

Those are beautiful. I loved the Sanford, which was made on the 97 last. From the picture, your Rogues look exactly like them. Can you note the differences between the 97 and 201 lasts, fit-wise?


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Thanks! I have no experience with the 97, but I can tell you that I fit snugly into a 10E with adequate toe room on the 65 and a 10D on the 201 fits me more comfortably - plenty of room.
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I have a similar question / situation to the recent post about chili versus dark chili on some Madison Parks. I'd been wanting a pair of Steen loafers so when they went on sale recently at the Shoe Bank I scooped up a pair. They were listed as "chili" so I grabbed them. They showed up late one day, I opened them in the morning, they looked and fit fine so I wore them to work. It wasn't until later in the day that I noticed they were in fact darker than I had expected. I looked the shoe up on AE.com and in fact it doesn't look like they ever made that shoe in "chili" but only ever in "dark chili" (Bob's chili). So, even if the "new chili" is like "dark chili" I think this style is old enough that this wouldn't apply. I'm a little disappointed because I wanted chili and not (as someone else stated) a bit uninspiring dark chili (basically almost brown) color. Have you found that AE is a bit liberal on color naming? For instance, I see a Steen on AE.com and Shoe Bank right now listed as "dark brown". Is this any different as "brown" on this shoe?

I ordered the Steen in chili a couple weeks back in 11.5 and 12 as I wasn't sure on the loafer size that was right for mt foot. They were distinctively different. One was clearly the Bob's chili version. I actually like both versions. The lighter of the two is what fit best so now is in my rotation.
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Chili navy suede EC today
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White Plains to Paramus - that's not really that close. I think someone wanted to spend some $$$...lol.

"Hey it's close, I'll just mosey on over..."

And yea, that whole Rt 17/Rt 4 area is a zoo Mon-Sat. 

Well, to be precise, I was in West Nyack, which was only 20-25 min ride. And, I had to make some returns smile.gif By the way, what's up with all these huge shopping centers 15-20 min drive away from each other in that area? I must have passed by 5 of those. I thought conventional shopping was slowly dying.
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Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread 2016 - News, Pictures, Sizing, Accessories,...

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Originally Posted by Southwick View Post

Those are beautiful. I loved the Sanford, which was made on the 97 last. From the picture, your Rogues look exactly like them. Can you note the differences between the 97 and 201 lasts, fit-wise?


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Thanks! I have no experience with the 97, but I can tell you that I fit snugly into a 10E with adequate toe room on the 65 and a 10D on the 201 fits me more comfortably - plenty of room.

Sounds perfect. Thank you for the info.


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Anyone think black Renegades could pass for normal-ass tennis shoes?

 

 

More serious question: any opinions on the Bar Harbor?

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With bourbon belts firsts all but cleared out, does anyone have experience matching other belts to AE bourbon?  I've tended make shoe and belt purchases in tandem, but didn't have luck this go around.  No luck at shoebank either...

Theoretically speaking, would you be able to achieve bourbon color by polishing/burnishing a walnut colored belt with black/bourbon cream?
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Anyone think black Renegades could pass for normal-ass tennis shoes?


More serious question: any opinions on the Bar Harbor?

I've been eyeballing the Bar Harbor as an alternate to the Kirkwood. But I wouldn't recommend them for you, if you happen to be a 10.5 D. Otherwise, I'd say they would be a nice add.
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Originally Posted by cc808314 View Post

Theoretically speaking, would you be able to achieve bourbon color by polishing/burnishing a walnut colored belt with black/bourbon cream?

Yup.
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Originally Posted by Rubik1014 View Post

Is it accurate to say that the difference between original Chili and Dark Chili or Bob's Chili is essentially a non-issue depending on how you choose to polish the shoe after you own it?

If you have a Bob's Chili and want it lighter, just use lighter Chili or brown polish on it? Am I wrong?
It's much easier to go from, say, chili to dark chili than the other way around. It would be very difficult to lighten a dark shoe absent a complete strip and re-dye job.

Here's how I think about it: imagine how much pigment is in a strip of black leather. All the walnut polish in the world isn't going make that shoe walnut unless you just plaster it on like paint. Same principle applies with other shades to varying degrees.
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I've been eyeballing the Bar Harbor as an alternate to the Kirkwood. But I wouldn't recommend them for you, if you happen to be a 10.5 D. Otherwise, I'd say they would be a nice add.


Nah, I was looking at a Shoebank pair. I really like the design, but AE by AE plus non-recraftable gives me pause.

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Originally Posted by cc808314 View Post


Well, to be precise, I was in West Nyack, which was only 20-25 min ride. And, I had to make some returns smile.gif By the way, what's up with all these huge shopping centers 15-20 min drive away from each other in that area? I must have passed by 5 of those. I thought conventional shopping was slowly dying.

http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Forget+Beverly+Hills%2c+Paramus+is+the+place+to+shop.-a0137162242

 

It's one of the largest retail stretches in the country. 

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@Scarlet Those renegades look a lot better than those gangsta vans...😉

More serious answer - I also was interested in the Bar Harbor but was extremely disappointed with them in person. Material was so-so, the sole seemed very flimsy for something hard leather like it wouldn't wear well. The whole thing just seemed sub par. I was hopeful, given how well I thought they did with the Kirkwood and northland, that the AE by AE had really improved, but it looks like those two were the flukes. If you don't already own a Kirkwood or Maritime, don't hesitate.
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Chili navy suede EC today

I love these boots... very creative with the color scheme.  For those of us that love a little blue... this makes me pretty damn Jealous.

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