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post #2866 of 17573
I ordered a shoe rack and misc other items from Woodlore, figuring I would save a few bucks by not having them pass through AE for what looked like the same exact thing. I knew the companies worked together, but I was really surprised that the Woodlore address was...wait for it...Port Washington, WI. Are these companies owned by the same people?
post #2867 of 17573
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Originally Posted by danwatts2005 View Post

I ordered a shoe rack and misc other items from Woodlore, figuring I would save a few bucks by not having them pass through AE for what looked like the same exact thing. I knew the companies worked together, but I was really surprised that the Woodlore address was...wait for it...Port Washington, WI. Are these companies owned by the same people?

 

My understanding is Woodlore makes most of the cedar shoe trees you see out there under most names.  Don't know about the ownership.

post #2868 of 17573
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Originally Posted by danwatts2005 View Post

I ordered a shoe rack and misc other items from Woodlore, figuring I would save a few bucks by not having them pass through AE for what looked like the same exact thing. I knew the companies worked together, but I was really surprised that the Woodlore address was...wait for it...Port Washington, WI. Are these companies owned by the same people?

 

 

Woodlore is owned by AE and was a division created by AE in 1987 according to this.

post #2869 of 17573
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Woodlore is owned by AE and was a division created by AE in 1987 according to this.

Interesting. Thanks for posting. I love to see American companies with the ingenuity to compete against the bigger competition.
post #2870 of 17573
Grubby tile, nice shoes.
Nothing original, but:
Walnut (Strand) Wednesday.

post #2871 of 17573

Question for some of you gurus: got a pair of merlot McGregors a few weeks back and gave them an initial treatment with some saphir renovateur and some AE merlot polish. Probably too much merlot polish. Brushed them down, but probably not enough given the excess polish, and set them aside for a couple weeks. Took them out today and one looks pretty decent, but the other just has that dull matte look on the toe. Been brushing it like a maniac and following it up with the cloth and its getting somewhat better, but still not great. 

 

Do I continue to hit it with the brush/cloth? Or do I perhaps try and polish over it (seems counter-intuitive) and re-brush/cloth? Other suggestions? 

 

Yes, yes, dumb question I know.....

post #2872 of 17573
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Originally Posted by jet-stream View Post

Grubby tile, nice shoes.
Nothing original, but:
Walnut (Strand) Wednesday.


Very impressive showing
post #2873 of 17573
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Originally Posted by PbgGuy View Post

Question for some of you gurus: got a pair of merlot McGregors a few weeks back and gave them an initial treatment with some saphir renovateur and some AE merlot polish. Probably too much merlot polish. Brushed them down, but probably not enough given the excess polish, and set them aside for a couple weeks. Took them out today and one looks pretty decent, but the other just has that dull matte look on the toe. Been brushing it like a maniac and following it up with the cloth and its getting somewhat better, but still not great. 

Do I continue to hit it with the brush/cloth? Or do I perhaps try and polish over it (seems counter-intuitive) and re-brush/cloth? Other suggestions? 

Yes, yes, dumb question I know.....

Did you use the premium polish? If yes, you are not gonna get much shine out of it. To get a decent shine you have to use actual wax polish. Word of advice, take it easy with leather conditioners and color creams, especially. A little goes a long way. Also, you have to be extra cautious with burnished colors, like the oxblood McGregors that you have, not to take too much of the burnishing off.
post #2874 of 17573
Assembled the shoe rack mentioned above, and I have a real problem. I have an empty space for another pair. What do I do now?
post #2875 of 17573
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Assembled the shoe rack mentioned above, and I have a real problem. I have an empty space for another pair. What do I do now?


Serious question? You bought the wrong shoe rack. Bring it back and exchange it!

 

You need space for much more than one pair. And you know it!

post #2876 of 17573

After wearing my oxblood Dalton for 2 days. It fits comfortably, and I really like them. It's the steal of my lifetime. I'm going to keep them. Already eyeing the pair of chili Dalton, yessire.

post #2877 of 17573
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Serious question? You bought the wrong shoe rack. Bring it back and exchange it!

 

You need space for much more than one pair. And you know it!

post #2878 of 17573
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Serious question? You bought the wrong shoe rack. Bring it back and exchange it!

You need space for much more than one pair. And you know it!

Actually, I was already thinking ahead. If I get the other pair, then I'll add another rack to the order. So I have room.
post #2879 of 17573
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Then, I found THESE @ Burlington Coat Factory—the AE (Dominican Made, so not eligible for recrafting) “Fastball” Boat Shoe. Normally they come in the basic white with the red stitching, but you could also get them customized with team logos. Evidently, pairs were made and I guess sent back and could not be resold directly by AE, so they found their way down the secondary distribution channels  like BCF.

They only had size 12—my size—with a St. Louis Cardinals, a Detroit Tigers, aaaaannnnnnnnd a New York Yankees logo—the last being MY team, so I HAD to get 'em!

$39.00 and they were mine! Will wear once the weather warms up a tad (Too cold for boat shoes on Opening Day today—36º at game time. Brrrrrrrrrr!) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



Play Ball!!!!

You lucky dog, you! I was just getting started with AE when I spotted these and the Doubleday loafer and they were already on their way out of the Shoebank. Tried my normal 10D size and the 2592 last was too narrow. Never did find another size to try. And here I was getting back into baseball lately too. angry.gif
Edited by RichieP - 4/7/16 at 4:36am
post #2880 of 17573

Yeah, used the premium polish. Applied it straight from the tube which I think was also a mistake as it went on much heavier than anticipated. The color is actually merlot, not oxblood, so I'm not sure if thats burnished or not? 

 

Thinking im going to continue to brush/cloth it to get some of the excess out, then switch over to clear wax polish (saphir) which I've generally had success with. 

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