The Shell Cordovan, non-Alden Shoe and Boot Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jhcam8, Oct 2, 2011.

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    Just picked up a pair of Walnut shell cordovan Strands from AE. Any suggestions on a polish for these? AE does not sell a cordovan care cream in walnut. They say they are "working on it" and in the meantime suggested a neutral polish. They did not recommend non shell cordovan polish (as they have regular polish in walnut) but then told me to buy their premium polish (not cordovan care cream) in neutral. Hmmmmmm. Thanks for any info!
     
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    Don't use any polish. Clean, condition, and buff the leather. For details, read the rest of this thread.
     
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    So you polished these? Bulled the toes? Interesting. Is it wearing ok?
     
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    Per our other discussion on the shoe care thread, this is just Renovateur and a lot of brushing followed by buffing (just on the toe) w/microfiber cloth.
     
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    Ralph Lauren Marlow wingtip by Crockett & Jones worn yesterday:
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    Ralph Lauren Marlow plain toe blucher by Crockett & Jones worn today:
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    OK I'll play. Wolverine 721LTDs after a year and a half of thngs most people wouldn't put shell through.... [​IMG] I'm reall diggin' those Strands and Daltons further up. I'm going to have to work on getting a pair.
     
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    the ptb could be more refined, imo.
     
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    I agree with you, fritzl. Is it meant to be a refined shoe though?

    Do you believe it should be something like the AE Leeds posted above?
     
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    Florsheim Imperial V-Cleat LWB:

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    170 days plus of snow, mud, muck, water, dusty trails and active cattle pastures. I use them as a light hiking boot for the most part. I just finished wearing them for nearly a month straight and today they're going to the cobbler for a resole job commando style.

    Over in streetwear I have a 1.5 year old thread running that documents all the antics I put them through.
     
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    One Alden but I hope you can overlook it for this thread [​IMG]

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    From the left: Saddle, Brown, Brown, #8. Burgundy, Brown
     

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