Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mild Mannered, Sep 27, 2009.
They may need some time to dry fully.
Those pictures give me some pause to reconsider, but I can't get over the almost green or grey-ish hue to some of the bourbon shoes I've seen. I think it's also a color I'd like more on a brogue of some sort.
Guys, any advice as far as soles? If I don't mind not having edge dressing/a black sole, is Dainite the best for boots? What, if any, advantages does it have over V-tread or a tempest sole?
I just ordered a brand new pair of bourbon strands and will receive it by Dec. 20th. Have you tried a dark brown polish on yours?
I have not.
Clean shoes with horsehair brush
Apply dime size amount to cotton shirt and apply small strokes from front to back
Dry 45 secs - 1 min
Use horsehair brush again
Wax (if needed)
Use horsehair brush again
Use polishing cloth
45 secs - 1 min
Thanks for the replies
Spotted this interesting variation of the Strand on Shoebuy. It's called the Rush Street in a golden brown chromexcel. Might have been a prototype that was canned, or potentially an upcoming release. Anyway, I'm intrigued.
I have, in some areas. Using a dark brown cream polish will slowly darken and add patina to the treated sections.
$350 for slightly used MacNeil shell shoes on the bay in my size....original soles so they can't be that old, but there is something written in black marker on the sole. I'm semi-tempted...
What do you think? If you swipe them I won't be disappointed since I'm not sure anyway.... ha ha
Edit - it's an auction too, but I've seen these before and they did not sell.
Those are super cool. Strand is my favorite AE style by far. Too bad only in 9D.... Can always do a MTO.
I would buy that in a heartbeat if AE releases it.
just dropping this in here. I have a pair of snuff brown suede (rare color?) Bel Air's in 7.5 in pretty good condition for sale. If anyone's interested please let me know. It's a solid semi-brogue wingtip blutcher in an unusual color.
Picked up some $99 Brown 1-Ups in the sale. Much nicer than your average modern gold shoe. Hopefully they work out.
Looks similar to the (discontinued) Elgin.
Fellas, if you were getting a flat welted chili boot with a dainite sole...
Black welt + chili midsole? Kind of like the Shaker Heights?
Chili Welt + black sole? Like this:
I opted to have Nordstrom's send the shoes to their repair facility (Campus Shoe Repair in Westwood, CA) and received them back. They restitched both shoes. They look pretty good, however, after calling the shoe repair place they do not use the lock-stitch method because they do not have the capability. Also, in some areas it looks as if it is double stitched.
Another question, when recrafted by AE, do they remove and replace the entire sole completely or just the bottom part of the sole (the part that's coming apart in my original pics above). I'm asking because if the replace everything the double stitching won't bother me since eventually I'll be getting new soles on these bad boys.
It's not noticeable but you can see it looks like there a two rows of stitching side by side on parts of the shoe. Also, since they didn't lock-stitch will these things just come apart on me?
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