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made it into the city to pick these up


I think, maybe, you should have went up a width on these kwhitelaw....the lacing gap look a bit wide! HAHAHAHAHAHA
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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post

tried for a moment, then hit with a brush.
 
which reminds me, the two brushes from AE, ever after being ran under a faucet, still produce an almost instant haze on the shoe when used. weirdest thing I've seen

I just got a new brush from AE and the exact same thing happened to me too. I thought something was wrong, and it's interesting to see how many other people here had the same problem. I'll try cleaning it with a little dish soap like someone else said earlier.
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Speaking of brushes, I am replacing two old brushes... I have one Saphir brush I use with browns that I will keep. Do you guys have separate brushes for color 8 and black? I have always used the same brush for those two colors. And do people like the Alden branded brushes (I am sure they are just rebranded from another company).

FWIW, when it comes to polish, Saphir cordovan color 8 and black creams are good, but I prefer Alden's brown paste wax on cigar over the brown Saphir cordovan cream, it does a great job. The color 8 and black Alden paste waxes are pretty good as well.
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

Speaking of brushes, I am replacing two old brushes... I have one Saphir brush I use with browns that I will keep. Do you guys have separate brushes for color 8 and black? I have always used the same brush for those two colors. And do people like the Alden branded brushes (I am sure they are just rebranded from another company).

FWIW, when it comes to polish, Saphir cordovan color 8 and black creams are good, but I prefer Alden's brown paste wax on cigar over the brown Saphir cordovan cream, it does a great job. The color 8 and black Alden paste waxes are pretty good as well.

I use different brushes for #8 and black. I like these big ones from FootFitter:

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000Q7PGZG/ref=oh_details_o08_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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^^ I use the same brushes for #8 and black shell if I am only Mac'ing and not using polish. If I ever do use polish on my shell, I would use a different brush for #8 and black.

I currently use the Allen Edmonds brushes. I haven't seen any of the hazing other members have commented about.
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

Speaking of brushes, I am replacing two old brushes... I have one Saphir brush I use with browns that I will keep. Do you guys have separate brushes for color 8 and black? I have always used the same brush for those two colors. And do people like the Alden branded brushes (I am sure they are just rebranded from another company).

FWIW, when it comes to polish, Saphir cordovan color 8 and black creams are good, but I prefer Alden's brown paste wax on cigar over the brown Saphir cordovan cream, it does a great job. The color 8 and black Alden paste waxes are pretty good as well.

 

I have different brushes for each cordovan color shoe I have.  I have always had different brushes for black and color 8 cordovan shoes.  I got brushed dedicated to each color after the first pair of whiskey cordovan shoes I have darkened considerably after I first brushed it with the brush I had used on my color 8 shoes.  That brush had remnants of color 8 paste on it from its use on the color 8 shoes, which transferred to the whiskey shoes.  This would obviously happen if one things about it, and I felt silly for it not having occurred to me until after I had done 

 

Obviously, the implicit assumption behind my choice is that I don't want darker cordovan colors affecting the shade of the lighter-colored cordovan shoes.  If that does not matter to you, then you may make different brush choices.

post #60877 of 122416
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Originally Posted by wildstar View Post

I use different brushes for #8 and black. I like these big ones from FootFitter:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000Q7PGZG/ref=oh_details_o08_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

These brushes are great (made in Germany) and at a really decent price.
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These brushes are great (made in Germany) and at a really decent price.

 

and as this guy once said...."You know the Germans make good stuff"

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post #60879 of 122416
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Originally Posted by wildstar View Post

I use different brushes for #8 and black. I like these big ones from FootFitter:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000Q7PGZG/ref=oh_details_o08_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Does anyone know if these are longer (the handle) then the Allen Edmonds brushes? It never fails...everytime I brush my shoes I take the brush a bit too far past the shoe and scuff my shoe with the handle. LOL. Must just be the natural frequency of my brush movement. Maybe a little longer brush would give me a little safety net.
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and as this guy once said...."You know the Germans make good stuff"
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But will they make me say "WOW" everytime I brush my shoes?
post #60881 of 122416
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post


Does anyone know if these are longer (the handle) then the Allen Edmonds brushes? It never fails...everytime I brush my shoes I take the brush a bit too far past the shoe and scuff my shoe with the handle. LOL. Must just be the natural frequency of my brush movement. Maybe a little longer brush would give me a little safety net.

 

Yes, those jumbo brushes from Foot Fitter are larger than the AE brushes. 8 inches versus 6 for the AE ones, I believe. I have two of the FF brushes and am very happy with them.

post #60882 of 122416
Source for ptb's in mocha kid suede? I have just recently figured out how nice that stuff is. Bought tassel loafers from Brooks and nst's from North River (!)
post #60883 of 122416
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Originally Posted by aldenwear View Post

I have different brushes for each cordovan color shoe I have.  I have always had different brushes for black and color 8 cordovan shoes.  I got brushed dedicated to each color after the first pair of whiskey cordovan shoes I have darkened considerably after I first brushed it with the brush I had used on my color 8 shoes.  That brush had remnants of color 8 paste on it from its use on the color 8 shoes, which transferred to the whiskey shoes.  This would obviously happen if one things about it, and I felt silly for it not having occurred to me until after I had done 

Obviously, the implicit assumption behind my choice is that I don't want darker cordovan colors affecting the shade of the lighter-colored cordovan shoes.  If that does not matter to you, then you may make different brush choices.

Yeah - I have always used a separate brush for browns (both cigar and ravello). Using the same brush for black and color 8 is a remnant of some advice I got a couple of years back to use black polish very occasionally on color 8 (which some people still do occasionally). But I have enough of black and color 8 now that separate brushes make sense.
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I was in a rush the other day and accidentally used my #8 brush on my Ravello chukkas and got some visible transfer. I was pretty pissed at myself about it. I am hopeful this will come off over time.

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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

I was in a rush the other day and accidentally used my #8 brush on my Ravello chukkas and got some visible transfer. I was pretty pissed at myself about it. I am hopeful this will come off over time.
I don't know about you, Ryden, but I'd be so mad at myself about that I'd have to sell those 'stained' Ravello Chukkas.
What is your paypal?? LOL LOL
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