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post #79666 of 122416
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Originally Posted by sacafotos View Post

Need Supply has such unique make ups. Thoughts on this?

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I want that but not even sure how to rock it. I wish sites like this would show the shoe on a foot and in sunlight.


The soles are really comfortable and really light. Much more so than the crepe IMO.  If you dress "young", you can do it, no problem

post #79667 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Buckeye Nation View Post

All - based upon the comments on the cremes for cordovan, I did my quick paper test again.

I started playing with this stuff after I received my whiskey shells, as I wanted to lightly burnish the toes - my tests led me to a few conclusions....

1) Saphir Dark Brown Cordovan isn't brown - its more of a deep eggplant, there is a lot of purple in it.  Mixed with black cordovan it works well on burnishing Color #8

2) Saphir Dark Brown Cordovan can be used to impart a darker color into #8 on its own.

3) Alden Tan Paste is very hard, and appears to leave the most color behind - in this case, look at the middle finger of the glove - I'm not a fan of this color much and decided not to use it

4) Saphir Whiskey Cordovan seems to be a reasonable match for light Whiskey, but too light for the color of my shoes.  I'll blend it with some black to lightly darken it when I use it on my whiskey shoes.

5) Saphir Black Cordovan cream is true black

Anyway, this is what things look like as of now... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


That's a great comparison. The Saphir Whiskey definitely looks more like my shoes. I will have to pick that up.
post #79668 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Buckeye Nation View Post
 

All - based upon the comments on the cremes for cordovan, I did my quick paper test again.

 

I started playing with this stuff after I received my whiskey shells, as I wanted to lightly burnish the toes - my tests led me to a few conclusions....

 

1) Saphir Dark Brown Cordovan isn't brown - its more of a deep eggplant, there is a lot of purple in it.  Mixed with black cordovan it works well on burnishing Color #8

 

2) Saphir Dark Brown Cordovan can be used to impart a darker color into #8 on its own.

 

3) Alden Tan Paste is very hard, and appears to leave the most color behind - in this case, look at the middle finger of the glove - I'm not a fan of this color much and decided not to use it

 

4) Saphir Whiskey Cordovan seems to be a reasonable match for light Whiskey, but too light for the color of my shoes.  I'll blend it with some black to lightly darken it when I use it on my whiskey shoes.

 

5) Saphir Black Cordovan cream is true black

 

Anyway, this is what things look like as of now...

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

So wait... are you saying that on the left is the Saphir 05 Dark Brown?

 

I was thinking of grabbing some 71 Cordovan for my #8 shoes but now I am confused and I wonder what 71 Cordovan looks like in that case. I do like the eggplant color of the 05 Dark Brown but I guess it wont be suited for my brown cordovan shoes. Thanks for doing the comparison!

 

 

Here is a color chart from hangerproject to add to my confusion lol

 

post #79669 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Burzan View Post


So wait... are you saying that on the left is the Saphir 05 Dark Brown?

I was thinking of grabbing some 71 Cordovan for my #8 shoes but now I am confused and I wonder what 71 Cordovan looks like in that case. I do like the eggplant color of the 05 Dark Brown but I guess it wont be suited for my brown cordovan shoes. Thanks for doing the comparison!
I use the Alden Color8 on all my #8 shoes. I really like it.
post #79670 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Buckeye Nation View Post
 

All - based upon the comments on the cremes for cordovan, I did my quick paper test again.

 

I started playing with this stuff after I received my whiskey shells, as I wanted to lightly burnish the toes - my tests led me to a few conclusions....

 

1) Saphir Dark Brown Cordovan isn't brown - its more of a deep eggplant, there is a lot of purple in it.  Mixed with black cordovan it works well on burnishing Color #8

 

2) Saphir Dark Brown Cordovan can be used to impart a darker color into #8 on its own.

 

3) Alden Tan Paste is very hard, and appears to leave the most color behind - in this case, look at the middle finger of the glove - I'm not a fan of this color much and decided not to use it

 

4) Saphir Whiskey Cordovan seems to be a reasonable match for light Whiskey, but too light for the color of my shoes.  I'll blend it with some black to lightly darken it when I use it on my whiskey shoes.

 

5) Saphir Black Cordovan cream is true black

 

Anyway, this is what things look like as of now...

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
 

Yikes, I just bought that Dark Brown Cordovan 05. I was not planning on putting it #8's. I figured it would be well suited for cigar type shade. I may actually return it now.

post #79671 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Burzan View Post
 

 

 

So wait... are you saying that on the left is the Saphir 05 Dark Brown?

 

I was thinking of grabbing some 71 Cordovan for my #8 shoes but now I am confused and I wonder what 71 Cordovan looks like in that case. I do like the eggplant color of the 05 Dark Brown but I guess it wont be suited for my brown cordovan shoes. Thanks for doing the comparison!

 

Yes, that is exactly what I am saying - you can see the bottle in the background - the label is up "Marron" is brown in french...

 

I do not have the Saphir Cordovan color, but should get it to compare to the AE Cordovan Cream I have been using 

post #79672 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Bobbo316 View Post
 

Yikes, I just bought that Dark Brown Cordovan 05. I was not planning on putting it #8's. I figured it would be well suited for cigar type shade. I may actually return it now.

 

I don't know what to say - perhaps my jar would be different, but I bought it for my Cigar Long Wings - and I will likely still use it on them.

 

But in my case, my jar of Dark Brown isn't really brown - its a dark eggplant in reality; which I quite like actually.

 

Of course YMMV, and this is only my experience with this stuff - if anyone else has a jar, they can do the same test and we can compare...

post #79673 of 122416
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post


I use the Alden Color8 on all my #8 shoes. I really like it.

 

Does it help with maintaining the darkness that Alden #8 has? 

 

What I basically need is two I think, I want to maintain/encourage the darkness of my AE MacNeils but maybe use neutral or lighter polish when required on my AE Leeds as they are much lighter. I want to push them to really become two distinct colors if possible.

 

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Originally Posted by Buckeye Nation View Post
 

 

Yes, that is exactly what I am saying - you can see the bottle in the background - the label is up "Marron" is brown in french...

 

I do not have the Saphir Cordovan color, but should get it to compare to the AE Cordovan Cream I have been using 

 

That's awesome to know, that might be just what I need for my MacNeils. The Saphir Whiskey, I think it's labelled as "Fawn" in case people go looking to grab some, will be great for my Whiskey LHS. I am going to get a jar for sure.

 

I suppose the search continues for what to use on my brown cordovan though, for now I am fine with the Saphir Neutral cordovan cream. 

post #79674 of 122416
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Originally Posted by partyof6 View Post
 

 

I respect your OCD! I keep my Alden-branded tress to use for pictures. I put them in the shoe, snap some photos, and then replace them with better-fitting trees. 

 

Hahahahaaha. This cracked me up for some reason.

post #79675 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Burzan View Post

Does it help with maintaining the darkness that Alden #8 has? 

What I basically need is two I think, I want to maintain/encourage the darkness of my AE MacNeils but maybe use neutral or lighter polish when required on my AE Leeds as they are much lighter. I want to push them to really become two distinct colors if possible.
 
Edit. It didn't make my Aldens any lighter.
post #79676 of 122416
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post #79677 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Burzan View Post
 

 

Does it help with maintaining the darkness that Alden #8 has? 

 

What I basically need is two I think, I want to maintain/encourage the darkness of my AE MacNeils but maybe use neutral or lighter polish when required on my AE Leeds as they are much lighter. I want to push them to really become two distinct colors if possible.

 

 

That's awesome to know, that might be just what I need for my MacNeils. The Saphir Whiskey, I think it's labelled as "Fawn" in case people go looking to grab some, will be great for my Whiskey LHS. I am going to get a jar for sure.

 

I suppose the search continues for what to use on my brown cordovan though, for now I am fine with the Saphir Neutral cordovan cream. 

 

This may help you a bit - basically I started to play with these to blend my own colors to burnish my shoes as I saw fit.  To start the process you need to know what the underlying color of each cream really is

 

Here is the same sheet as before - upper right is Saphir Cordovan Black and lower left is AE Cordovan - its very, very red.

 

To get to your Cigar - you simply blend Saphir Whiskey and Saphir Black in a ratio of  4:1 (that's 4 parts W to one part B) - this makes what is essentially a perfect Cigar match.  You can see the large blob in the lower center - my custom Cigar Cordovan blend.  

 

Anyway, you can mix this stuff however you want, there's no rules - but this is what I'm doing - hope it helps

 

Cheers,

BN

 


Edited by Buckeye Nation - 4/25/14 at 3:28pm
post #79678 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Gunner72 View Post

Atom #8


Those are hot man. Nice stuff
post #79679 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Buckeye Nation View Post
 

 

This may help you a bit - basically I started to play with these to blend my own colors to burnish my shoes as I saw fit.  To start the process you need to know what the underlying color of each cream really is

 

Here is the same sheet as before - upper right is Saphir Cordovan Black and lower left is AE Cordovan - its very, very red.

 

To get to your Cigar - you simply blend Saphir Whiskey and Saphir Black in a ratio of  4:1 (that 4 parts W to one part B) - this makes what is essentially a perfect Cigar match.  You can see the large blob in the lower center - my custom Cigar Cordovan blend.

 

Anyway, you can mix this stuff however you want, there's no rules - but this is what I'm doing - hope is helps

 

Cheers,

BN

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
 

Thanks man for your time and efforts with this. I am going to returnn the Dark Brown and exchange it for the Whiskey. I already have black. I really like the way that makeshift cigar color turned out. I think its perfect for a darker brown cordovan.

post #79680 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Buckeye Nation View Post
 

 

This may help you a bit - basically I started to play with these to blend my own colors to burnish my shoes as I saw fit.  To start the process you need to know what the underlying color of each cream really is

 

Here is the same sheet as before - upper right is Saphir Cordovan Black and lower left is AE Cordovan - its very, very red.

 

To get to your Cigar - you simply blend Saphir Whiskey and Saphir Black in a ratio of  4:1 (that 4 parts W to one part B) - this makes what is essentially a perfect Cigar match.  You can see the large blob in the lower center - my custom Cigar Cordovan blend.  

 

Anyway, you can mix this stuff however you want, there's no rules - but this is what I'm doing - hope is helps

 

Cheers,

BN

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

Awesome!

 

Thanks so much for the help. Next payday the whole line of Saphir cordovan creams are getting purchased for sure.

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