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Just conditioned my 12 year old pair of Macneils.   Shell cordovan leather continues to amaze.  Two thumbs up for Saphir Renovateur.

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Thank you for the heads up, several new 15D sizes are in the house!!  

 

I like the Higgins Mill and especially during any sale, would not mind a minor upcharge for a lugged sole.  That could have been an MTO in the MTO glory days. 

 

 

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Yeah...that 15D was what I was looking for too. The hunt is on now! Now its just a waiting game to see if its part of the sale in September. Truth be told, even if its not, Ill still be getting it.


Having seen it first hand, they're a good deal at $350 (IMO), on sale: incredible value.  Unless the one I saw was an aberration, they went with a nice thick CXL.  I own a pair of Dayton Service boots, and the Higgins Mill is very much comparable.  Didn't try them on, but they looked comfortable.  I agree they would look very nice with a lugged or mini-lugged sole.

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Having seen it first hand, they're a good deal at $350 (IMO), on sale: incredible value.  Unless the one I saw was an aberration, they went with a nice thick CXL.  I own a pair of Dayton Service boots, and the Higgins Mill is very much comparable.  Didn't try them on, but they looked comfortable.  I agree they would look very nice with a lugged or mini-lugged sole.

Thanks for the synopsis ace...would you describe the brown chromexcel as roughly similar to dark chili in color?..only perhaps not quite as red/orange? Im trying to figure out whether its worth it to get the brown cxl boot if i already have a dark chili boot.
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Thanks for the synopsis ace...would you describe the brown chromexcel as roughly similar to dark chili in color?..only perhaps not quite as red/orange? Im trying to figure out whether its worth it to get the brown cxl boot if i already have a dark chili boot.


Its hard for me to say I don't own any DK Chili, and didn't think to do a comparison when I was in the store.  I would definitely check them out in person, since they're on a new last.  As I mentioned I didn't try them on, so I can't even give you sizing info.  Sorry.

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Its hard for me to say I don't own any DK Chili, and didn't think to do a comparison when I was in the store.  I would definitely check them out in person, since they're on a new last.  As I mentioned I didn't try them on, so I can't even give you sizing info.  Sorry.

No prob...it helps that you at least informed me that you were able to see the model in-store. That lets me know that it shouldnt be a waste of my time to go to the store to get my hands/eyes on them...I saw the pics of the dayton you posted a few weeks ago (i think that was you)...thats exactly what Im looking for..Ill see if I cant swing by the b&m eventually to size them up for myself. Thanks
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Dark chili is another color that varies a bit (actually, I think all the colors vary a bit).  I saw a dark chili Ashton at the South Coast store, but it looked too dark for my taste.   The dark chili Lasalles on the other hand, looked much better.  They were a bit lighter but still had that dark burnishing.  I like the color, but I didn't feel blown away by it.  Merlot on the other hand, blew me away.  If they release more of my favorites in merlot, it will be hard to resist. 

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Dark chili is another color that varies a bit (actually, I think all the colors vary a bit).  I saw a dark chili Ashton at the South Coast store, but it looked too dark for my taste.   The dark chili Lasalles on the other hand, looked much better.  They were a bit lighter but still had that dark burnishing.  I like the color, but I didn't feel blown away by it.  Merlot on the other hand, blew me away.  If they release more of my favorites in merlot, it will be hard to resist. 

Thats kind of how Im starting to feel about dark chili...a nice, safe color, but nothing special...kind of just a regular, easy-going, medium brown...ive had Merlot Mcallisters for a few years now...really, a lovely color..but im thinking about taking the plunge into Oxblood for a more exciting look. Gotta get my Higgins Mill purchase out of the way first though
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Chromexcel. Most people seem to like it quite a bit. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chromexcel


Thanks I did some research.  So it is also been around for years and used for other purposes.  It is good for shoes, not good for bags because color wears off.  It also scratches easily.   What CXL AE would you get that would be a shoe you would wear with business attire?

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No prob...it helps that you at least informed me that you were able to see the model in-store. That lets me know that it shouldnt be a waste of my time to go to the store to get my hands/eyes on them...I saw the pics of the dayton you posted a few weeks ago (i think that was you)...thats exactly what Im looking for..Ill see if I cant swing by the b&m eventually to size them up for myself. Thanks


I didn't post my Dayton Service Boots, since this is an AE thread, but there are many pictures on the net.  If you look them up, you'll probably see a lot of the Wings and Horn by Dayton version, which is the Dayton Service Boot distressed by Wings and Horn, so don't let that throw you off.

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Thats kind of how Im starting to feel about dark chili...a nice, safe color, but nothing special...kind of just a regular, easy-going, medium brown...ive had Merlot Mcallisters for a few years now...really, a lovely color..but im thinking about taking the plunge into Oxblood for a more exciting look. Gotta get my Higgins Mill purchase out of the way first though

 

Merlot is a very impressive color when done right.  I picked up the Strand, Park Avenue and Randolph in Merlot and could not be happier.  Each of them varies a bit in color but I like them all.  I have a pair of Oxblood Warwicks but they look almost reddish pink next to Merlot.  To me Merlot is a gorgeous color.  Definitely one of my favorite.  

 

I will say the Nordstrom's sale Chili Cornwallis is outstanding.  It looks like finely polished cherry wood.  I love them. :)  I also have a pair of Dark Chili Rogues and they too are a nice pick.  I think it's amazing how the same shoe looks in another color.  There are just some that look amazing in certain colors.  I try to look for the perfect blend.

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Ordered some Walnut Strands from the Nordstrom sale. I also bought a pair of the Natural Oak Streets from our favorite Ebay seller last night. Got them for $100, supposedly worn onc and look perfect in the pics. They'll be joining Macneils, Aberdeens, and Hinsdales.


I got some of those Walnut strands too!  They look great. I wish the Dark Chili Carlyle hadn't sold out. :(

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Having seen it first hand, they're a good deal at $350 (IMO), on sale: incredible value.  Unless the one I saw was an aberration, they went with a nice thick CXL.  I own a pair of Dayton Service boots, and the Higgins Mill is very much comparable.  Didn't try them on, but they looked comfortable.  I agree they would look very nice with a lugged or mini-lugged sole.


Surely this will be a sale item for the upcoming Rediscover America Sale in September.

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Dark chili is another color that varies a bit (actually, I think all the colors vary a bit).  I saw a dark chili Ashton at the South Coast store, but it looked too dark for my taste.   The dark chili Lasalles on the other hand, looked much better.  They were a bit lighter but still had that dark burnishing.  I like the color, but I didn't feel blown away by it.  Merlot on the other hand, blew me away.  If they release more of my favorites in merlot, it will be hard to resist. 


Dark Chili looks great in the Cornwallis!  

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I'm sorely tempted to get another pair now. The acorn looked pretty nice...


It's great.  I have a pair of those from a few years ago.  It's a great jean shoe.

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Just conditioned my 12 year old pair of Macneils.   Shell cordovan leather continues to amaze.  Two thumbs up for Saphir Renovateur.


I wasn't aware you could use that on cordovan.  Nice.

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