I picked several pairs of shoes in various sizes and styles. I didn't post good photos of the AE in size 12. I post pictures later tonight of all shoes. I also have a a few shirts Theory, John Varvatos, Custom Made French Cuff.
Also, if you find a pair of shoes you like that's in decent condition that you love you can always change the color by banishing (a.k.a antiquing) change the color, or just polish to patina shine. I antiques a pair shoes that cost me about $60. Made in Italy by some company for middle tier shoes as private source for well known brands. I can't remember. But main point is that you always give shoes that you love new life. Here what I've done with a pair shoes that were in fair condition.
Here are the photos of the Romano Martegani shoes before deglazing. I didn't properly care for the shoes because I didn't wear them often. Maybe a total of six times since purchase them used.
Before applying Fiebings Deglazer. After deglazing applied 2 rounds of leather rejuvenate on both
shoe to condition and prepare the leather for burnishing (antiquing)
After deglazing and two coats of British Tan leather dye. Notice that after
2 coats of leather dye the shoes already looks 110% better compared to what
I started with.
Here's what the first round of burnishing a single shoe looks like after a total of
three layers of Chocolate leather dye over the British Tan base color.
In between layers I would apply leather rejuvenate before moving on to the other shoe. Notice that the shoe is taking on a
a deep multi color brownish tone with a slight bit of shine.
I am 3/4 finished. I decided to wear the shoes to work today to see what kind of feed back/compliments I would receive. I got a few compliments from female co-workers. They couldn't believe that I did the work myself.