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  • Originally posted by Slubby Linen View Post
    Their 1943 last is my favorite. It subtly sharpens up the 65 without going full Euro.
    A whole page of posts, and not a single photo of a shined shoe!




    Originally posted by DocDave View Post
    Wow. Good to know. I have one pair of Cornwallis shoes and they see a lot of action. I remember seeing a pair of blue Cornwallis shoes for sale years ago now and after seeing your shoes I am kicking myself for not jumping on them. Lesson learned.

    I didn't pull the trigger because I wasn't sure how to pair them. Sounds like you found a way though. Nice.
    Originally posted by stuffedsuperdud View Post
    Oh yes. I liked it so much I ended up getting the Grantham, a walnut plain toe derby, and the forgotten Washington Square, a black austerity brogue. Such a shame they don't make them anymore, as the Grantham was a very cool balance of sleek-but-not-too-sleek last and a casual style, such that it works from jeans to suits. The Washington Square is a bit of an odd duck I get why it probably didn't sell, but I got it basically at cost on Shoebank (can't find what the actual flaw was) and it's a fun way to put a slight twist on boring navy suits or the blazer + gray pants thing.

    Any chance you have the St. John? I've been eyeing it since it came out but never pulled the trigger since already have a pair of those burgundy BR Wyatts that Joe was pushing 4 years ago.




    AE made the Cornwallis and a few others in two shades of blue around then. The one I got was a limited edition midnight, which is almost black under most lighting. Makes it much easier to wear. I think of it as black, but with a little sneakysneaky built in. Later though they got their hands on some bright blue leather and attempted to make that a part of the regular lineup, alongside black, burgundy, brown, and walnut, and it didn't last. I found those shoes garish and think that idea never should have made it past the brainstorm session, but what do I know. If they bring back midnight though, I'd strongly suggest you get in on it.
    Originally posted by Slubby Linen View Post
    I have two pairs of Exchange Place cap toe oxfords, in brown and black. They're my conservative "suit shoes". The Exchange Place is basically a Park Avenue using the 1943 last. I used to have Parks but replaced them with these because I liked the sleeker look. I do still have a pair of oxblood 5th Avenues which have the 65 last.
    Originally posted by armedferret View Post
    check shoebank. i just got a pair of navy cornwallis with dainite soles for 150 bucks.
    WHY ARE THE GUYS IN SUITS HERE? HAS SOMETHING GONE WRONG?

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    • Originally posted by mebejoseph View Post
      A whole page of posts, and not a single photo of a shined shoe!


      Hey go easy on me, I'm still waiting for the shoes to even be shipped.
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      • okay here's some fair-to-middlin shined shoes. still a ways to go with them before they're perfect, but i can wear 'em out and about now so there's that.


        20200215_155003 by Professor Horseyhead, on Flickr


        20200215_154952 by Professor Horseyhead, on Flickr
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        • [MENTION=15101]armedferret[/MENTION]

          Great looking shoes! AE Cornwallis?
          WHY ARE THE GUYS IN SUITS HERE? HAS SOMETHING GONE WRONG?

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          • Originally posted by mebejoseph View Post
            [MENTION=15101]armedferret[/MENTION]

            Great looking shoes! AE Cornwallis?
            Yessir! F2s off the bank with dainite sole. Bit of possible cracking later on but i think frequent cream and such should stave it off for at least one resole job or so. At 150 if they last more than a year (they will) they're ahead of the curve for most dress shoes at the price point.
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            • Originally posted by armedferret View Post
              Yessir! F2s off the bank with dainite sole. Bit of possible cracking later on but i think frequent cream and such should stave it off for at least one resole job or so. At 150 if they last more than a year (they will) they're ahead of the curve for most dress shoes at the price point.
              Dainite soles crack? Or make the leather upper crack? I never knew.
              WHY ARE THE GUYS IN SUITS HERE? HAS SOMETHING GONE WRONG?

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              • Originally posted by mebejoseph View Post
                Dainite soles crack? Or make the leather upper crack? I never knew.

                Neither, the "flaw" that causes them to be seconds looks like precursors to possible cracking in the leather on the upper. It's faint--noticeable, but faint--so i'm not terribly worried. Like I said, a guy could easily spend a lot more money on "first quality" shoes that don't last as long, aren't resolable, are of dubious quality, etc.

                It's also not like I'm wearing them daily (or even weekly, if I'm honest). They'll just get a lookin-at every shine day and a quick dab of cream or renovateur just to keep them nourished and do as much to prolong life as possible. I don't foresee any issues for many years--it takes a decent cowhide upper easily a decade of ZERO care to really get cracked and gross.
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                • Speaking of.


                  IMG_20200223_145338_317 by Professor Horseyhead, on Flickr
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                  • Very nice!
                    WHY ARE THE GUYS IN SUITS HERE? HAS SOMETHING GONE WRONG?

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                    • I didn't do anything to these but they're shiny and I'm a postwhore so I'm posting them anyway....not like anyone other than me and Joseph post stuff in this thread so if their feelers get hurt, welp.....


                      20200229_093223 by Professor Horseyhead, on Flickr
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                      • I'd post if only a) I did shine my shoes and b) I wouldn't be ashamed to have my shoes on the same thread as yours.

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                        • Originally posted by DocDave View Post
                          I'd post if only a) I did shine my shoes and b) I wouldn't be ashamed to have my shoes on the same thread as yours.
                          Elegant Oxford on yt. Great tutorial recently, anyones shoes can look like mine.
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                          • Daltons were on point on Saturday.


                            20200307_170254 by Professor Horseyhead, on Flickr
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                            • Forgot I had these Jodhpurs from Epaulet. Gave em a quick 20 minutes this morning while flight chief-ing.


                              IMG_20200417_100826_682 by Professor Horseyhead, on Flickr
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                              • Pardon the dust. I'm putting a mirror shine on just about everything, now that in stuck at home.

                                Last edited by stuffedsuperdud; April 17, 2020, 06:57 PM.

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