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Originally Posted by boibleu22 View Post

Shorts and color 8 LHS today. Tried to refinish the trim and make it look antiqued, but I think the brown I used is too brown.
PBAealll.jpg

Those actually looks real slick. Did you just lightly sand off the black and use a trim coating afterwards?
post #48707 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post


You know what, all you really need is one light shell (whiskey or ravello) and one suede, and you could really be done.

I was thinking the same thing. I'd love to grab a whiskey plain toe (inspired by MrDV's good looking pair) and a ravello boot. After I took the picture I got these unlined tan suedes in from the Shoe Mart. First time wearing them and they are super comfortable. Excuse the ratty coffee shop floor.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by BeSpiffington View Post


Hill, nice looking collection. Let me see if I can guess a couple. Cigar and # PTB's. Ravello LWB. J Crew cap toe. Alden Kudu boot? Not sure about the brogue in the top right. Which one gets the most wear?

Thank you. Yes, the Bureau kudu boot. Right now the pairs in heaviest rotation are the color 8 longwing and cigar plain toe, which is a bit too snug but has a nice feel with the crepe sole. 

 

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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post


Looks to me like black, #8, and cigar shell LWB, cigar PTB, #8 J Crew cap toe boot, and maybe a plain toe boot?

Spot on. 

 

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Originally Posted by boibleu22 View Post

Shorts and color 8 LHS today. Tried to refinish the trim and make it look antiqued, but I think the brown I used is too brown.
PBAealll.jpg

I think they look perfect. The deep brown gives it a rich look. Great job.

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Hill, Papa Doble called it spot on. He's probably got a 20 inch computer monitor. I'm just happy I saw the kudus thru my iPhone.
post #48709 of 122416
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Originally Posted by shaunw View Post

I think it looks great!! Nice job

thanks man.
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

I agree, lighter would be even better, but the brown that you used is still better than the black that they come with, for wear with shorts and no socks, IMO.

What color edge dressing did you use?  AE Brown?

That's exactly what I used.
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Originally Posted by Hermitedge View Post

Those actually looks real slick. Did you just lightly sand off the black and use a trim coating afterwards?

Pretty much. I pretty much followed the steps another member posted a long time ago in this thread. The only step I didnt do was the clear coat.

http://www.styleforum.net/t/85589/th...0#post_5503384

and

http://www.styleforum.net/t/85589/th...5#post_5503502
post #48710 of 122416
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Originally Posted by boibleu22 View Post


thanks man.
That's exactly what I used.
Pretty much. I pretty much followed the steps another member posted a long time ago in this thread. The only step I didnt do was the clear coat.

http://www.styleforum.net/t/85589/th...0#post_5503384

and

http://www.styleforum.net/t/85589/th...5#post_5503502

SFTG clued me in that AE Chili is the best match for antique.  Again, yours look swell, just mentioning it for others.

 

Can anyone testify to the effectiveness of AE Suede spray?  Just used some of it and it seemed to dry rather quickly.  Last year I used some protectant that I had left over in my basement.  It was in a squirt bottle, not aerosol, and it really seemed to saturate the shoes and took hours to dry.  When they did dry, the nap was very stiff, reassuring me that there was a nice layer of protectant on the shoe.  After I brushed them, the nap was as it was previous to treatment.  I think it was a Timberland product that I used last year.

 

Just wondering if anyone has any good stories about how they treated their suede with AE Suede Protectant, and then water beaded right off.  Or they spilled something on their shoes, but it didn't stain due to the protectant.

 

Also, the stuff needs to be reapplied periodically, correct?  Its not like you treat when new and they are protected forever, isn't that so?  How often you treat them would depend on how frequently you wear the shoes and how wet they get?  Like ~6weeks for heavy wear, 3 months for occasional wear, once a year for rarely worn shoes?  Does that sound about right?

 

TIA

post #48711 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post

I think of saddles as a casual style, but they have closed lacing. Do you wear them mainly as you would, say, a PTB?

nephew,
the shell monochrome in either #8 or black can be worn with a suit and tie
Edited by mcarthur - 4/17/13 at 11:04am
post #48712 of 122416
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Originally Posted by TactileOne View Post

Great shoes, may I ask what last they are on?

Thanks, they're on the Barrie.
post #48713 of 122416
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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post

The saddles look great w those socks.

nephew,
thank you
post #48714 of 122416
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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post

whiskey and ravello



nephew,
thanks for posting
how long have you had them
post #48715 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Hill View Post

I was thinking the same thing. I'd love to grab a whiskey plain toe (inspired by MrDV's good looking pair) and a ravello boot. After I took the picture I got these unlined tan suedes in from the Shoe Mart. First time wearing them and they are super comfortable. Excuse the ratty coffee shop floor.

wear in good health
post #48716 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

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SFTG clued me in that AE Chili is the best match for antique.  Again, yours look swell, just mentioning it for others.

Can anyone testify to the effectiveness of AE Suede spray?  Just used some of it and it seemed to dry rather quickly.  Last year I used some protectant that I had left over in my basement.  It was in a squirt bottle, not aerosol, and it really seemed to saturate the shoes and took hours to dry.  When they did dry, the nap was very stiff, reassuring me that there was a nice layer of protectant on the shoe.  After I brushed them, the nap was as it was previous to treatment.  I think it was a Timberland product that I used last year.

Just wondering if anyone has any good stories about how they treated their suede with AE Suede Protectant, and then water beaded right off.  Or they spilled something on their shoes, but it didn't stain due to the protectant.

Also, the stuff needs to be reapplied periodically, correct?  Its not like you treat when new and they are protected forever, isn't that so?  How often you treat them would depend on how frequently you wear the shoes and how wet they get?  Like ~6weeks for heavy wear, 3 months for occasional wear, once a year for rarely worn shoes?  Does that sound about right?

TIA

AE suede spray is the only suede protector I've used, and I've been pleased overall. It does seem to dry fairly quickly, though I make only a pass or two from about a foot away. My shoes have experienced light rain and snow, and the water does seem to bead and not affect the suede. I haven't followed a strict schedule for reapplying, but what you said sounds about right -- perhaps not even that often.
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cigar nst
argyles otc
post #48718 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

SFTG clued me in that AE Chili is the best match for antique.  Again, yours look swell, just mentioning it for others.

Can anyone testify to the effectiveness of AE Suede spray?  Just used some of it and it seemed to dry rather quickly.  Last year I used some protectant that I had left over in my basement.  It was in a squirt bottle, not aerosol, and it really seemed to saturate the shoes and took hours to dry.  When they did dry, the nap was very stiff, reassuring me that there was a nice layer of protectant on the shoe.  After I brushed them, the nap was as it was previous to treatment.  I think it was a Timberland product that I used last year.

Just wondering if anyone has any good stories about how they treated their suede with AE Suede Protectant, and then water beaded right off.  Or they spilled something on their shoes, but it didn't stain due to the protectant.

Also, the stuff needs to be reapplied periodically, correct?  Its not like you treat when new and they are protected forever, isn't that so?  How often you treat them would depend on how frequently you wear the shoes and how wet they get?  Like ~6weeks for heavy wear, 3 months for occasional wear, once a year for rarely worn shoes?  Does that sound about right?

TIA

I just used the AE spray on the suede shoes I posted. In the first hour I managed to spill water on them, which rolled right off, and dropped an olive on one, which left a small stain. One for two isn't bad, and I don (edit: don't) expect any product to protect against oil.

Mine dried quickly as well. Next time I'll cover the sole edges when spraying as some of the color was lost in the process. Has anyone treated their flex soles with edge dressing?

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Originally Posted by Hill View Post

I was thinking the same thing. I'd love to grab a whiskey plain toe (inspired by MrDV's good looking pair) and a ravello boot. After I took the picture I got these unlined tan suedes in from the Shoe Mart. First time wearing them and they are super comfortable. Excuse the ratty coffee shop floor.

wear in good health

Thank you.
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Double maiden voyage!
Whiskey LWB & HY blue nailhead trousers smile.gif
post #48720 of 122416
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post


cigar nst
argyles otc

Wonderful NST's Uncle!!

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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

SFTG clued me in that AE Chili is the best match for antique.  Again, yours look swell, just mentioning it for others.

Can anyone testify to the effectiveness of AE Suede spray?  Just used some of it and it seemed to dry rather quickly.  Last year I used some protectant that I had left over in my basement.  It was in a squirt bottle, not aerosol, and it really seemed to saturate the shoes and took hours to dry.  When they did dry, the nap was very stiff, reassuring me that there was a nice layer of protectant on the shoe.  After I brushed them, the nap was as it was previous to treatment.  I think it was a Timberland product that I used last year.

Just wondering if anyone has any good stories about how they treated their suede with AE Suede Protectant, and then water beaded right off.  Or they spilled something on their shoes, but it didn't stain due to the protectant.

Also, the stuff needs to be reapplied periodically, correct?  Its not like you treat when new and they are protected forever, isn't that so?  How often you treat them would depend on how frequently you wear the shoes and how wet they get?  Like ~6weeks for heavy wear, 3 months for occasional wear, once a year for rarely worn shoes?  Does that sound about right?

TIA

I just started using it on a new pair of BB White Bucks. Still too early to say, but they seem easier to brush clean.
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