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Old 06-24-2012, 11:35 AM   #481
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thank you sir... picking them up tomorrow, going to return the the brown calves and hopefully return the shoe trees, all of them. they didn't have any split toe there, so they just gave me the normal one piece... they are so much more difficult to get in, i think they are a little too wide for the 5 last, feels like am stretching them and I don't like it
Here's the difference on my black shell Leeds. The right shoe (left in picture) had about ten minutes of work into it. The other shoe was as it came from AE. The oils had caused the shoe to look very cloudy and unappealing. With just a little work, they had a great shine.



All I did was remove the laces, wipe with a slightly damp cloth (anything is fine as long as it doesn't scratch), let dry then brush till your arm falls off. The shine will come out that way. After that, you can use a conditioner. Apply it and then brush, brush, brush. I've used AE's black cordovan cream on these (after the picture), but I think AE only makes black and burgundy, so you'll need to find another product. I'd go with Saphir's neutral cordovan cream, to ensure you don't alter the color of the brown Strands. That color is the bees knees.

I would gladly stomp around in these all day. Also, just my two cents...I'd get a Topy put on them and I'd wear the hell out of them.

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It's more easy to kill with a sword than with a gun.

A sword is more frightening than toy-looking gun like glock.

robbing with a sword is a good thing
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I present to you the latest disaster in Allen Edmonds' Webgem collection, the Seventh Avenue:



And these were designed by design students...people who plan to make their living designing things, for other people, for money. My background could not be further from design and I'd put my abilities to design an attractive product up against these clowns eight days a week.

I really do think AE is a great company, but perhaps some of this Webgem business needs to be more like an internal design project. The phrase, "may all your disgraces be private," comes to mind.
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I don't see what is ridiculous by robbing with a sword.A sword in one od the most lethal wepon !!!

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I'm amazed that people on SF say that they like that shoe. It's hideous looking.
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I'm amazed that people on SF say that they like that shoe. It's hideous looking.
No. That's impossible. What thread?
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I'm amazed that people on SF say that they like that shoe. It's hideous looking.
it would look better w/o the red laces, but seriously though, when would you wear it and with what to match? Not nice enough for formal, not comfy looking enough for casual.
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Here's the difference on my black shell Leeds. The right shoe (left in picture) had about ten minutes of work into it. The other shoe was as it came from AE. The oils had caused the shoe to look very cloudy and unappealing. With just a little work, they had a great shine.



All I did was remove the laces, wipe with a slightly damp cloth (anything is fine as long as it doesn't scratch), let dry then brush till your arm falls off. The shine will come out that way. After that, you can use a conditioner. Apply it and then brush, brush, brush. I've used AE's black cordovan cream on these (after the picture), but I think AE only makes black and burgundy, so you'll need to find another product. I'd go with Saphir's neutral cordovan cream, to ensure you don't alter the color of the brown Strands. That color is the bees knees.

I would gladly stomp around in these all day. Also, just my two cents...I'd get a Topy put on them and I'd wear the hell out of them.

Cordovans are in custody, having lunch now in boston, will polish the f out of them later tonight. Very happy with the exchange...

Thanks for the tip, much appreciated. I didn't get any cordovan polish there, but got a separate brush for them, obviously. Also picked up some of the cotton flannel shoe clothes, that won't scratch, I would assume.... will definitely get the saphire, can't wait to see how these polish up.... they look ok but I will give some serious tlc to one, then the other, to see the difference

And the color.... LOVE the fact that they are brown and not #8... different, not typical, and perfectly right in between my darker merlots and lighter walnuts.
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No. That's impossible. What thread?
I was gonna say lol... all of the comments on SF is against the 7th aves lol.... they are calling it mockery and a joke on AE's part lol.

Personally, I think they would work with the right outfit, but never in a hundred years would I buy them. I applaude AE for going more to a younger crowd with those shoes.... obviously they missed the mark with these, but I hope they continue to make more younger casual shoes.... the neumoks were a huge hit, so hopefully down the line they can make some leaps and bounds in the casual/trendy department
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No. That's impossible. What thread?
http://www.styleforum.net/t/141581/a...on-thread/6555


It's in the AE Appreciation thread, and it's not unanimous (or SF approved, or whatever that crap is) but there are people that think it's a good shoe.
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I'd never buy them, but I think you could make them look good as part of an outfit if someone gave them to you.

Maybe some khakis cuffed a few times, a navy beach type shirt and a red accented belt or watch and no socks. Could maybe pull it off in Florida or something around a pool or walking along a boardwalk?
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It's in the AE Appreciation thread, and it's not unanimous (or SF approved, or whatever that crap is) but there are people that think it's a good shoe.
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Thank you... can't wait to wear the cordovans, i'll get them on at some point this week. I need to get shoe trees... I returned the ones that I got on Friday because they were a pain in the ass. It felt wayyyyy too tight, so I will get the split ones rather than the solid one piece cedar... i even compared the two (both medium) and the single piece non-split were at least a half inch wider... didn't like the fact of how snug they were, felt like they were streching the hell out of the shoe, so out they came.

Dwass... damn dude, you weren't kidding with that brush. They came out spectacular. There were a few scratches and scuff marks in the shoe, so with the damp clothe you can kinda just buff it, wait for it to haze up, dry, then brush the hell out of it. Comes out amazing. I can't believe the difference in characteristics of the leather itself.
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Kind of off topic, but, the search function on SF is a complete abomination of technology.
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Dwass... damn dude, you weren't kidding with that brush. They came out spectacular. There were a few scratches and scuff marks in the shoe, so with the damp clothe you can kinda just buff it, wait for it to haze up, dry, then brush the hell out of it. Comes out amazing. I can't believe the difference in characteristics of the leather itself.
I wouldn't lead you astray. Brushing is the name of the game for cordovan.
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Wanted to share this with you guys...I bought my dad a pair of Indy boots for Father's day. I'd never really bought him anything more than probably $50 as a gift, but the last year has been good for me financially and he's done a lot to help me (moving, minor renovation stuff at my new place, etc). I wanted to get him something that he'd get a LOT of use out of and would last him a long time. So, with some input from my girlfriend, I decided to get my dad a pair of Indy boots (just the basic ones from JCrew).

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My dad is 65 and has spent the majority of his life on his feet. He was in the military for over a quarter century, drafted into Vietnam and retired after Desert Storm. He worked as a mechanic after that and only transitioned into his current non-physical role about 7 years ago. He's worn just about every work boot and military boot out there, so for him to give such a glowing review means a lot.
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