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The ones currently still sold on the website are the golden brown ones. The darker brown ones have been discontinued. 

As far as cleaning, what i do is wipe the uppers down with a damp cloth once or twice, and then let them dry. They I apply 1 or 2 coats of neatsfoot oil. It will slightly darken the shoes temporarily, but it helps the leather stay soft and oily; plus it helps hide scuffs and marks. Then, on the soles, the trick is to get a Mr. Clean magic eraser and go to town. They will literally go from a yellow/off-white to a brand new bleach white color. It really is impressive.

Also, I put shoe trees in mine when I am not wearing them. 

Hope that is helpful!

Thanks for that! The Magic Eraser is a great idea! I asked here about shoe-trees last year, and was told they didn't do much in a non-welted shoe, so I didn't bother. I'll get a couple more pairs of trees.
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And for the record... I blame all of you for this addiction. fight%5B1%5D.gif

The filthy barn weasels strike again!
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Thanks for that! The Magic Eraser is a great idea! I asked here about shoe-trees last year, and was told they didn't do much in a non-welted shoe, so I didn't bother. I'll get a couple more pairs of trees.


Ya, I think the tress really help prevent the creases, even in CXL.

 

Here is a picture of mine. I bought these over a year ago, have worn at least 75 times (in grass, city, and even beach). I also always wear them barefoot. Think they have held up really well with a cleaning every 6 weeks or so. Ignore the spots on the uppers... I spilled an oily substance on them, so that is pretty much unfixable. 

 

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As for quick breakin, the 333 bluchers were instantly comfortable, too, but the Rutledge was a close second. It started only the tiniest bit tight at the instep. The Rutledge eventually broke in to be my best fitting shoes, it just took a day or two wearing them, and they were never uncomfortable. Even with the "flaw" in my shoebankers (the tongue is slightly off on one shoe, making that one slightly tighter on the top) I can get the gaps closed perfectly and they fit like they were molded to my feet.
+1 : 333 is awesome, especially bals after break-in
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Rutledge are Independence line, of course. I'm convinced that the premium leather really is better leather.
Indy leather is awesome. I'm up to 4.
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 The 2.0 has heavier broguing and very closely resembles the McAllister...

I didn't notice because I didn't compare them before.

 

It's not heavier brogueing, it's that the seam next to the laces is pinked. And the brogueing is continued along the top of the throat, of course, but that pinking line next to the laces really does make quite a difference in how it looks.

 

All the rest of the brogueing looks identical, but the shape of the 2.0 seems to put the seams closer together, as well. Again, a really small thing, but looking at it side by side it does make 2.0 a little more busy to the eye.

 

Honestly, I like the 2.0 better. But maybe that's just because I expect pinking and lots of brogue on a fancy wingtip. That said, I would very happily own either, were they identical in fit. They're both pretty close to a classic style.

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And for the record... I blame all of you for this addiction. fight%5B1%5D.gif

The filthy barn weasels strike again!


This.  I've spent my footwear budget through the year 2054, but finally I can look at pictures here without checking account balances. :)

 

And @middlepP those are great pics of your kicks!

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And @middlepP those are great pics of your kicks!

 

Thanks, @jzrhwinnj! 

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Had a busy day working from yesterday, so I wasn't able to post pics. Dark brown Kirkwoods in 9D, my 5-last size. Picked up for $77 a week or two before they dropped to $57. They are a little loose compared to the blue 9Bs I own but still fit well.

Nice. Mine are on their way. Couldn't pass them for $57.
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The filthy barn weasels strike again!

 

Ha! I thought of the "filthy barn weasels" while writing my post.

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@middlepP , do you find the Clark Street fits similar to other 108 lasted shoes in calf leather? I really like the tans, but I am afraid that the toebox is going to be too tight.
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Then, on the soles, the trick is to get a Mr. Clean magic eraser and go to town. They will literally go from a yellow/off-white to a brand new bleach white color. It really is impressive.

Great tip! I'll have to remember that.
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I noticed tonight the Maritimes in the new spring colors (see this blog post) are on the AE website. Interestingly, they are suede, not leather.

http://www.allenedmonds.com/shoes/mens-shoes/new-styles/maritime-boat-shoes/SF50370.html?dwvar_SF50370_color=50370
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I noticed tonight the Maritimes in the new spring colors (see this blog post) are on the AE website. Interestingly, they are suede, not leather.

http://www.allenedmonds.com/shoes/mens-shoes/new-styles/maritime-boat-shoes/SF50370.html?dwvar_SF50370_color=50370


Though it says "suede" in the color description, the full description indicates hardier and more durable nubuck. I'm curious to see how these "fit and weather like no other boat shoe."

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Loafer hunt update.  Went into the AE store here in SLC after work today.  Tried on the Lake Bluff walnut (pretty freaking sweet, the website picture just doesn't do it justice) along side the Lake Forrest (also beautiful).  Those fit pretty close to perfect with an 8.5d.  Tried on the Cavanaugh and it just isn't for my foot.  8.5 choked it to death, 9 was slightly roomier but heel slippage along with a slight pinch on the vamp, no where near the pinch as the 8.5 though.  It's possible 8.5e would fit but they didn't have one in the store.  Shame too because the oxblood color is simply phenomenal on that loafer (side note, it looks phenomenal in the Lake Forrest as well.)  Walked out empty handed which was a miracle in itself.

 

Unrelated, I'm attempting to break in my Dalton's.  Aside from wearing them around the house for a bit at a time, any inside tips?  These are my favorite shoes I own and I haven't been able to wear them outside the house yet haha.

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Though it says "suede" in the color description, the full description indicates hardier and more durable nubuck. I'm curious to see how these "fit and weather like no other boat shoe."

I kind of like the look of those, but I'd rather see a Kirkwood model. I'm not going to drop $300 on a Dominican boat shoe.
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