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In the "asked and answered 100 times but I wasn't paying attention then, and don't know how to find the answer in this 1,000 page thread" category:

 

What do you all use for polish on Walnut? Is there any consensus on this subject? I have read enough that the AE Walnut polish turns the shoes orange. I've used Neutral, but that isn't putting any color into the leather. 

 

I have been using a little neutral Saphir wax, but haven't used the polishes.

 

Do you use a separate polish cover to add some toe darkening? Or a separate wax color when adding shine?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

I only use a little bit of dark brown polish to burnish them.  I don't use the walnut polish much.  

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@jzrhwinnj love that green shell! Any more pics in other lighting conditions to share? I'm considering a green she'll leeds if the trunk show ever happens, or one from Carmina if they offer no fee MTOs at Proper Kit this year.

 

Hating my photography here and lack of polish, but...

 

 

 

 

the green is clear under brighter conditions, under marginal light, they are almost black.

 

My preference has been to lighten via wear and sunlight, and to strip any added color while conditioning occasionally.  I should order some neutral creme at some point.

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OK, that clears things up. I was thinking that sand/milkshake was two different colors, like a spectator. With the solid colors, that belt absolutely goes with those shoes. I also don't think bourbon would be bad (with darker pants), but with lighter pants having the belt and shoes match would be a plus. 

 

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Originally Posted by St Hubbins View Post
 

Sorry. I wasn't clear.

 

Shoes:

 

 

Belt:

 

 

Thanks again!

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Originally Posted by Rubik1014 View Post
 

In the "asked and answered 100 times but I wasn't paying attention then, and don't know how to find the answer in this 1,000 page thread" category:

 

What do you all use for polish on Walnut? Is there any consensus on this subject? I have read enough that the AE Walnut polish turns the shoes orange. I've used Neutral, but that isn't putting any color into the leather. 

 

I have been using a little neutral Saphir wax, but haven't used the polishes.

 

Do you use a separate polish cover to add some toe darkening? Or a separate wax color when adding shine?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

I, too, found some orange tint in the walnut so I started using chili (not dark chili) polish on my Rogues. I then used Meltonian blue for the toes. Worked well for my tastes.

 

 

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Hating my photography here and lack of polish, but...

 

 

 

 

the green is clear under brighter conditions, under marginal light, they are almost black.

 

My preference has been to lighten via wear and sunlight, and to strip any added color while conditioning occasionally.  I should order some neutral creme at some point.

 

Such a gorgeous shoe.  

 

Peppercorn, you're considering the Leeds?  Thought you didn't like the design.  You should definitely consider them, I think.

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I recently looked at a pair of walnut Allen Edmonds-for-Brooks Brothers penny loafers and compared them to a pair of walnut Achesons. I found the Achesons to be darker, closer to English Tan, and more burnished at the toe. Is that true across shoes -- are walnut pairs darker than they were a coupIe of years ago? When I first started shopping at Allen Edmonds, I found the color a bit too bright and orangey, but I quite like the color of the Achesons.
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I think I've heard people on the board say the opposite - that the Walnut has been getting lighter in recent years. My opinion (based on the shoes I've gotten and what I've seen here) is that it really just varies based on different batches of leathers and dyes, and especially when it comes to burnishing. My Momma always said, "Life is like AE Walnut; you never know what you're gonna get." 

 

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I recently looked at a pair of walnut Allen Edmonds-for-Brooks Brothers penny loafers and compared them to a pair of walnut Achesons. I found the Achesons to be darker, closer to English Tan, and more burnished at the toe. Is that true across shoes -- are walnut pairs darker than they were a coupIe of years ago? When I first started shopping at Allen Edmonds, I found the color a bit too bright and orangey, but I quite like the color of the Achesons.
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Throwback Tuesday with Westchester loafers

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'Tavish Tuesday: 

 

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AE's walnut has definitely gotten darker recently. Coincided with the period of time during which they discontinued bourbon.
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Originally Posted by St Hubbins View Post
 

Sorry. I wasn't clear.

 

Shoes:

 

 

Belt:

 

 

Thanks again!

Pulled the trigger. The Leeds are seconds. If they don't work out for some reason, plan "B" is for some Walnut McAllisters. Now comes the waiting... 

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Fifth Avenues on Fifth Avenue
Wore my brown Fifth Aves today. But they don't have a shine like yours! Killer job.
post #14983 of 19334
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Quick question. I'm thinking very hard about pulling the trigger on those Club Monaco Leeds in Sand/Milkshake suede. I am also thinking about the (what I hope is) matching belt as it's on clearance. My question is do you think that will be too "funky" (for lack of a better term) of a look to have the lightish shoes and lightish belt? Would it be better or worse to wear one of my existing calfskin belts (e.g. Bourbon) with the shoes? What say you? Thanks!


I happen to own these shoes, and will be happy to wear them tomorrow and snap some pics.
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I've been in the kick lately, it seems, of contributing to this great thread. Here are my favorite shoes, worn today:



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Black shoe with red Dainite sole?  Comments?  Ready - go!

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