- Jan 10, 2018
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5557 is the model number for the grey CXL Strandmok. Congrats on the new Strand purchase!Hello -- new(ish) member, old(ish) guy, first post. I've been lurking and trying to catch up for at least a year -- I think you're all nuts, but of course I mean that in a very good way!
I'd like to ask if you know if AE made the Grey Strandmoks in any form other than CXL. I purchased a new pair the other day and all I can gather from the box and the tongue is that they are "AS" and "5557". I share your obvious pleasure in them -- they're beauties. I'm just not sure what I have here. They look identical to yours. If they are CXL, how would you care for them? If they're not CXL, based on their color and type of leather, how would you care for them if that's the case? Thanks for any thoughts you might have.
CXL is nice in that it's a fairly rugged leather. You can literally do nothing to it and have it patina over time if that's what you'd like. I prefer using a little bit of Saphir Renovateur to moisturize the leather and buffing down with a brush.