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Today's BB 30% corporate sale seems to be working on cordovan and even EG's.
You can also get a free one year Shop Runner account via most Amex cards so free 2nd day ship with BB.

Sign up for BB corporate discount here
http://lite.corporateperks.com/coupons/brooks-brothers/discount/590043/uSource/MGAT/2x-points-30-off
At the BB site, enter "Corporate Perks" as the company name.
If you already have a BB account, create a new account to use with your corporate discount code or you're going to need to call them.
Also, when you're checking out, you won't see the discount amount until the last page after you've entered payment info but before you hit Submit Order.

You can also get the BB corporate account via BMWCCA.

Amex Shoprunner deal
https://www.shoprunner.com/americanexpress

The Alden natural CXL tassels were tempting but I just bought a couple Gatsby shirts and a shoe brush.

Thanks Zipp. This is really what the forum is all about, people helping people.

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What's the absolute cheapest place to get #8 gunboats? I remember somewhere people talking about a shop that didn't have an online presence that sold them at less than the standard 660ish.

I bought a pair from Amore Clothing last year, around $575, tax included. I think Rob (Robert) was my contact person.
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I bought a pair from Amore Clothing last year, around $575, tax included. I think Rob (Robert) was my contact person.

 

PSA :  in stock only clearance

 

http://www.amoreclothing.com/shoes.html

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I just bought some snuff suede PTB's from Epualet and sprayed them with AE waterproofer. They seem to have lost a lot of that rich texture they had before I sprayed them. I've brushed them for a while after they dried, but it's just not the same. Any advice?

The suede spray?  or did you get something else?  I used their suede spray on two pairs of shoes, and it had no adverse effects.

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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

 

If you don't think they need wax, then don't use it.  If there does come a time when they need it, use it sparingly.

 

Paste wax and Saphir cordovan cream are different.  The saphir has a moisturizing aspect to it.  That doesn't necessarily make it better, just different.  Some would agree that the wax offers a layer of protection, sort of like wax on a car.  I have both, and rarely use either.  Having either would be fine.  If they need moisture and you only have wax, use Venetian or Reno.

 

 

Agreed, follow the Mac break in method and you shouldn't have to worry about excessive wear on the toe.  When the heel wears out, it is easily replaced.

Thanks Bakes! That was helpful.

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The suede spray?  or did you get something else?  I used their suede spray on two pairs of shoes, and it had no adverse effects.

The spray waterproofer "to waterproof & protect all types of leather" and on the back it lists suede http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF644_1_40000000001_-1

Is this the proper one?
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Yep, that's what I used.

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I've used AE suede spray on 2 different pairs of suede chukkas with no adverse effects either.
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Originally Posted by Yaniel View Post

I just bought some snuff suede PTB's from Epualet and sprayed them with AE waterproofer. They seem to have lost a lot of that rich texture they had before I sprayed them. I've brushed them for a while after they dried, but it's just not the same. Any advice?

 

did you spray it on too heavy perhaps? i think you are only supposed to spray a light coat on. 

 

also, there should not be a reason to brush the suede at all when it's new and not dirty. 

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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

did you spray it on too heavy perhaps? i think you are only supposed to spray a light coat on. 

also, there should not be a reason to brush the suede at all when it's new and not dirty. 

Maybe I went to heavy. I brushed it the day after I sprayed them because the nap was completely flat. Rubbing my finger on the shoe, the color would not change at all. After a bit of brushing, the texture came back, but not as rich as when they were unsprayed.
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Originally Posted by Yaniel View Post


Maybe I went to heavy. I brushed it the day after I sprayed them because the nap was completely flat. Rubbing my finger on the shoe, the color would not change at all. After a bit of brushing, the texture came back, but not as rich as when they were unsprayed.

sounds like you went too heavy with the spray or something.

 

i wouldn't worry about it and just wear the heck out of them. the suede would not look good as new for long anyway. ;)

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I used the whole can when I did it and brushed after it dried to restore the nap (not that it even really needed it)

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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

I used the whole can when I did it and brushed after it dried to restore the nap (not that it even really needed it)

wow, that seems like way too much. i just lightly mist it on, let it dry and call it done. 

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I used the whole can when I did it and brushed after it dried to restore the nap (not that it even really needed it)

No - the whole can?

Are you putting us on?
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A few packages were waiting for me when I got home tonight.
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