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post #1981 of 17562

Burgundy Macneil (shell).

 

post #1982 of 17562
@danwatts2005 I paid $77 for my Kirkwood firsts. No way at 175. For the Sea Island, the material might be spectacular but you have to take into consideration - nonrecraftable, DR.
post #1983 of 17562
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@danwatts2005 I paid $77 for my Kirkwood firsts. No way at 175. For the Sea Island, the material might be spectacular but you have to take into consideration - nonrecraftable, DR.

That's true. I have both first Kirkwood and first Maritime, and seems like I got at least one on sale last year. I might have paid full price for the other. (Shhh) How did you get them for only $77? Clearance on a discontinued color???

That $295 price point is a non-starter for anything not recraftable.
post #1984 of 17562
Getting ready to pull the trigger on a pair of Strands. Walnut or Oxblood? I can't decide.
post #1985 of 17562
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Getting ready to pull the trigger on a pair of Strands. Walnut or Oxblood? I can't decide.

Oxblood will be WAY more versatile.
post #1986 of 17562
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Originally Posted by eagleman View Post

Getting ready to pull the trigger on a pair of Strands. Walnut or Oxblood? I can't decide.
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Originally Posted by danwatts2005 View Post

Oxblood will be WAY more versatile.

Not to mention, way sexier. Walnut is fine, but oxblood is the tits.
post #1987 of 17562
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Originally Posted by Neo1 View Post

@danwatts2005 I paid $77 for my Kirkwood firsts. No way at 175. For the Sea Island, the material might be spectacular but you have to take into consideration - nonrecraftable, DR.

They can still be recrafted by a regular cobbler, right?
post #1988 of 17562
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They can still be recrafted by a regular cobbler, right?

I think recrafting on that kind of construction is basically squirting in some Shoo-Goo, and waiting for it to dry.
post #1989 of 17562
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Not to mention, way sexier. Walnut is fine, but oxblood is the tits.

I think it's more like-- with Walnut, "Tits? Ok." With Oxblood, "Put it back there."
post #1990 of 17562
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Sale goes from April 5th thru April 27th.

No, it doesn't.
post #1991 of 17562
Decided to take some Bick 5 to a pair of bourbon Mora 2.0s and had a devastating outcome. The Bick stripped a ton of the finish, especially in one area on the inside of the shoe, which now looks like a quarter sized chunk of polish is missing. Anyone know how to fix this? I'm less upset about other areas where finish was stripped, but this spot is awful.
post #1992 of 17562
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Decided to take some Bick 5 to a pair of bourbon Mora 2.0s and had a devastating outcome. The Bick stripped a ton of the finish, especially in one area on the inside of the shoe, which now looks like a quarter sized chunk of polish is missing. Anyone know how to fix this? I'm less upset about other areas where finish was stripped, but this spot is awful.

Well, I'd guess buying and applying some AE Bourbon polish would be a start.

 

I was only familiar with Bick 1 (cleaner) and Bick 4 - looks like 4 is a stronger version of 4.  

 

What was your intent?  Cleaning?  Conditioning?  What was the process/products you used (cloths, etc.)?

 

What you've got there doesn't look catastrophic at all, though there are much more knowledgeable people than me.  I'm going to guess that a couple sessions with polish will solve that nicely.

post #1993 of 17562
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Originally Posted by M635Guy View Post

Well, I'd guess buying and applying some AE Bourbon polish would be a start.

I was only familiar with Bick 1 (cleaner) and Bick 4 - looks like 4 is a stronger version of 4.  

What was your intent?  Cleaning?  Conditioning?  What was the process/products you used (cloths, etc.)?

What you've got there doesn't look catastrophic at all, though there are much more knowledgeable people than me.  I'm going to guess that a couple sessions with polish will solve that nicely.

Yep, just routine cleaning. I've had good success with Bick 5 on several walnut pairs. It's a nice all in one solution without having to fuss with separate polish for a nice, quick refresh/condition of the leather. Anyway, I applied it with some microfiber cloth, same as I always do on my walnuts.

I'll pick up some bourbon polish.
post #1994 of 17562
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Originally Posted by shoosensuits View Post


Yep, just routine cleaning. I've had good success with Bick 5 on several walnut pairs. It's a nice all in one solution without having to fuss with separate polish for a nice, quick refresh/condition of the leather. Anyway, I applied it with some microfiber cloth, same as I always do on my walnuts.

I'll pick up some bourbon polish.

 

I used to own a company that made polish and wax for cars, and the learning process for that made me really dislike "one-step" products.  There really aren't good shortcuts when it comes to stuff like that IMHO  

 

In any case, good luck on the recovery - I think you'll be OK.  Cheers!

post #1995 of 17562
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Originally Posted by burnham View Post

Bought my first pair of quality shoes. I went ahead and got a pair of Allen edmonds strand in the colour oxblood.

Lovely! Excellent choice! biggrin.gif
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