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Any chance in hell the left shoe could be lightened using conditioner / cleaner?  It's a shame these are such a mis-match in color. 

 

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I think you'd have better luck making the light one darker.
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I almost posted the same thing.  

 

One of the best things about this forum is that we can all put aside all the politics stuff to focus on our obsession for shoes.  It's a nice escape from the election years. 

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Originally Posted by Count de Monet View Post

I think you'd have better luck making the light one darker.

 

:( Well, crap.  I really like the color of the right shoe (the one on the left).  It kind of reminds of me Orange Fury's strands.

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Felt like a nice fall day today so I broke out the Long Branches for the season. Did a lot of working around town today for work and it didn't take long to remember how comfortable they were.

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@JLC2: Wear the Neumoks, pack the Strands. One pair of trees, to be in whatever shoes you wore that day. You can use lightweight/plastic trees if you don't want to bring cedar.

That's what I was thinking too. But, the forecast shows rain for 2 days....hence the HM nod
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IMO the tan laces look better on the brown cxl Higgins Mill...
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Originally Posted by Lobster33 View Post

frown.gif Well, crap.  I really like the color of the right shoe (the one on the left).  It kind of reminds of me Orange Fury's strands.
You might be able to lighten them a little, depending on how much finish they put on top. I agree that it would be easier to darken the one. But if you really want the lighter color, give it a try. If it doesn't work, you've still got Plan B.
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Originally Posted by naspratt View Post

@JLC2: Wear the Neumoks, pack the Strands. One pair of trees, to be in whatever shoes you wore that day. You can use lightweight/plastic trees if you don't want to bring cedar.

In the case of plastic trees, are you really any better off than stuffing socks in there? (serious question)
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Originally Posted by BespokeBrooklyn View Post

Over my lunch break, I looked at the ShoeBank's inventory in size 9D, to browse potential birthday presents for a friend of mine. As someone who wears a very unusual size, I was blown away by the number and variety of styles available in more normal sizes; I had assumed that, the more popular the size, the more picked over the inventory would be. Black pebble grain McNeils, chili MacGregors, snuff suede Gobis, brown McGraws or Patriots, the merlot collection. . . one could assemble a solid rotation for five or six hundred bucks.


I suspect the reason for more shoes in the more common sizes is the distribution skews that way ( i.e. for every 1 size 8, they make 5 size 9, and 10 size 10...).  If the number of shoes made in a given size is bigger and the % of failure to meet 1st's criteria is the same, then more seconds.

 

Also, some styles just are made in limited widths, there will be zero of that style on ShoeBank no matter what.  You'll never find a listing for a C or E width Sea Island.

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Did anyone else see this story about the recommended slaughter of 45,000 wild horses?
http://thedo.do/2cHSQfj
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Originally Posted by Lobster33 View Post

Any chance in hell the left shoe could be lightened using conditioner / cleaner?  It's a shame these are such a mis-match in color. 



My first AE is a pair of Chili Byron that I picked up as NOS from eBay. The color was slightly off between the left and right. I have worn it many times and have used the same color cream to polish them, but the color hasn't changed a bit. Mine are wearable and the difference is much more subtle than these Strands. Keep in mind that bourbon is very tricky. With aggressive treatment, you may actually mess it up pretty good.
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Did anyone else see this story about the recommended slaughter of 45,000 wild horses?
http://thedo.do/2cHSQfj
What would they do with that many horses?
It seems like a waste. Would they at least process the meat and leather?
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Originally Posted by BespokeBrooklyn View Post

Over my lunch break, I looked at the ShoeBank's inventory in size 9D, to browse potential birthday presents for a friend of mine. As someone who wears a very unusual size, I was blown away by the number and variety of styles available in more normal sizes; I had assumed that, the more popular the size, the more picked over the inventory would be. Black pebble grain McNeils, chili MacGregors, snuff suede Gobis, brown McGraws or Patriots, the merlot collection. . . one could assemble a solid rotation for five or six hundred bucks.

I think I remember that 9D is the size that AE sends to all their stores as "samples".  That is, a store is sure to stock a 9d over all the other sizes.  Esp. when a new model comes out.  You go into the store and ask, "Can I see the new Alumnus in 12E?"  They don't have that in stock, of course, but they'll let you oogle over their Alumnus in 9D. 

 

Maybe it's the size that's most aesthetically pleasing; not too big and not too small (goldilocks!). Eventually, all those 9Ds go back to the shoebank.

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Originally Posted by mreams99 View Post

Did anyone else see this story about the recommended slaughter of 45,000 wild horses?
http://thedo.do/2cHSQfj
What would they do with that many horses?
It seems like a waste. Would they at least process the meat and leather?

The piece said that many of the horses will end up in the slaughter pipeline. I believe that means the meat will be processed for pet food.
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