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Is it common practice to throw away cloths?  Does anyone else here do this?

I do the same. I use them for quite some time, however.

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There's something special about the color/shine on those. Nice job.

Thank you, Sir

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Congratulations. It is always nice to find a pair of Aldens at a good price. Which model number are they? Treatment process sounds fine. I usually just use a protector on something like an Indy boot (I use Montana Pitch Blend, which I think is a lot like Obenauf. I'd put that on after a few wears. But going with your regular process is probably a good idea. Wear them and enjoy. smile.gif
 

Yes, finding a pair of discounted Aldens is nearly impossible in Germany. I tried to find Indys in Florida last chistmas... no luck. Could have bought dress shoes, but I hardly ever wear a dress, so that would have been a waste of money.

 

Last time I was in New York (fall 2012) I had to take care of my dad, who was a first time visitor to NY. If I had told him I'll go hunting for some shoes, he might have been very disappointed ;-)

 

So, although having spend much more money on them as necessary (I'll be in LA this summer), I'm very satisfied now.

 

The model number is 405.

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AE brushes are junk, IMO. Check these guys out. Awesome brushes at a fantastic price...

http://www.shoecaresupplies.com/Shoe_Brushes_s/24.htm
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AE brushes are junk, IMO. Check these guys out. Awesome brushes at a fantastic price...

http://www.shoecaresupplies.com/Shoe_Brushes_s/24.htm

What do you like better about these brushes over the AE?

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AE brushes are junk, IMO. Check these guys out. Awesome brushes at a fantastic price...

http://www.shoecaresupplies.com/Shoe_Brushes_s/24.htm

So far...I kind of have to agree. Bought an AE brush and everytime I use it it leaves a film on my cordovan no shine at all. I have to then wipe the shoe with a cloth to get the shine back. My Star brush leaves a much better shine with no wiping or anything after....just brush and go. Not sure why the AE does this.
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AE brushes are junk, IMO. Check these guys out. Awesome brushes at a fantastic price...

http://www.shoecaresupplies.com/Shoe_Brushes_s/24.htm

I have probably 60% AE brushes and 40% bought thru the above website (the "executive" brushes). I have found the quality to be comparable. The folks at shoecaresupplies are very nice to deal with. Their shine cloths are decent too.
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Yes, finding a pair of discounted Aldens is nearly impossible in Germany. I tried to find Indys in Florida last chistmas... no luck. Could have bought dress shoes, but I hardly ever wear a dress, so that would have been a waste of money.

Last time I was in New York (fall 2012) I had to take care of my dad, who was a first time visitor to NY. If I had told him I'll go hunting for some shoes, he might have been very disappointed ;-)

So, although having spend much more money on them as necessary (I'll be in LA this summer), I'm very satisfied now.

The model number is 405.

That's a good thing. There are other threads for such activities. lol8[1].gif
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What do you like better about these brushes over the AE?

What I hate the most about them is their small size. I also don't like how coarse they are. Do you get the same results with either one, sure. For my money, the larger ones are just a much nicer brush.
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Speaking of brushes, I need to find my suede brush  .  .  .

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Speaking of brushes, I need to find my suede brush  .  .  .

I have those shoes as well - I really dig the orange (is that right?) laces.
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Epaulet Brixton Natty CXL's for this pending Blizzard day in New England

 

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Very nice!  But then, I'm a sucker for natty CXL; just love it, creases and all.  Yours have developed a nice patina.

 

I had ignored those Brixtons because I think I have too many WT boots already but I may change my mind as I don't have any WT boots in natty CXL.  Darn you.

 

For all of you in the northeast, take care in this storm.

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I have those shoes as well - I really dig the orange (is that right?) laces.


Yes, those are orange Benjos  .  .  .  thank you.

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What I hate the most about them is their small size. I also don't like how coarse they are. Do you get the same results with either one, sure. For my money, the larger ones are just a much nicer brush.

I believe AE sells two sizes. I like the smaller coarse brush for my initial dust/dirt removal. After that, I use the larger soft brush and then the cloth. We all have our rituals. smile.gif
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Yes, those are orange Benjos  .  .  .  thank you.

I'm stealing that. SWP
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