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AE Tresana

shoesies

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Wow - I just receive my AE Tresana's and they are fantastic! Absolutely gorgeous, fit perfectly true to size compared to my other pairs! I gave them a one over with dark brown and black polish, I think they turned out perfectly!

Can't wait to wear them tomorrow!
 

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share the love for those of not fortunate enough to have a pair
 

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okay - so I have a question ... I went to a shoe shiner the other day and my shoes came out looking like patent leather - now I watched the shiner do what he does but for some reason I can't get the same shine on my own shoes? what's the secret? I dab my cloth in water but it doesnt help get them really shiny. I want to focus on the smooth sections of the leather for this shoe, get the wingtip and side sections really bright and the rest a little anqtiqued
 

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Congrats. I love my Tresanas, too.
 

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Originally Posted by shoesies
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okay - so I have a question ... I went to a shoe shiner the other day and my shoes came out looking like patent leather - now I watched the shiner do what he does but for some reason I can't get the same shine on my own shoes? what's the secret? I dab my cloth in water but it doesnt help get them really shiny. I want to focus on the smooth sections of the leather for this shoe, get the wingtip and side sections really bright and the rest a little anqtiqued


1) multiple layers of very thin applications of polish

2) allow polish to haze over before buffing

3) don't buff like the shoe stole your woman and killed your dog. A light circular motion with 1 or two fingers is enough

4) don't soak the rag. Damp is what you want 1-2 drops on the shoe - very light as you're buffing

5) once you've layered and lightly buffed multiple times - go over it super light with a silk tie or pair of panty hose. same motion but different fabric.
 

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Interesting. They seem rather elongated, more like something you would expect from France. Are they currently in the AE line?
 

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What a fantastic shoe!

I'll try polishing them again later, lightly and layered.

My pair is cabernet brown, it's quite interesting with the rustic look edging the brogue details.

They are on AE's current line, "Seven". Hand made in Italy instead of the USA.
 

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Originally Posted by shoesies
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okay - so I have a question ... I went to a shoe shiner the other day and my shoes came out looking like patent leather - now I watched the shiner do what he does but for some reason I can't get the same shine on my own shoes? what's the secret? I dab my cloth in water but it doesnt help get them really shiny. I want to focus on the smooth sections of the leather for this shoe, get the wingtip and side sections really bright and the rest a little anqtiqued


Try misting them from a spray bottle and buff them immediatly thereafter. Your shoes will look like a mirror!
 

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So does this get a mirror-like shine:

- brush shoes clean
- apply polish evenly over the entire shoe
- brush shoes to remove excess polish
- mist shoe with water and rub off with a cloth (old tshirt?)

???
 

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Originally Posted by Orsini
Interesting. They seem rather elongated, more like something you would expect from France. Are they currently in the AE line?

Yes, but made in Italy.
 

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