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  • Slubby Linen
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    Good point. I'll see if I can get some pics up...

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  • Loafer28
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    [MENTION=13384]oxfordsandties[/MENTION] [MENTION=17374]Slubby Linen[/MENTION]

    Gentlemen, I think we need pics.

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  • oxfordsandties
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    My current collection:

    Allen Edmonds Fifth Avenue (brown)
    Allen Edmonds Fifth Avenue (black)
    Allen Edmonds Fifth Street boot (brown)
    Allen Edmonds Strand (walnut)
    Yanko double monk on 915 last (burgundy)
    Meermin tassel loafer on hiro last (suede)
    Carmina oxford on detroit last (black)
    Carmina tassel loafer on rain last (brown)
    Carmina oxford on rain last (dark burgundy with burnishing)
    Carmina full brogue on rain last (brown)
    Carmina double monk on inca last (brown)
    Vass v cap oxford in F last (brown)
    Vass wingtip in F last (museum gold)
    Sons of Henrey split toe (dark brown)

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  • Slubby Linen
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    Six years later but I'd say the OP has a good versatile collection.

    My collection is 17 pairs.

    3 workboots in steel toe, plain toe, and total beaters.

    2 sneakers in casual stylish (Puma Lega) and workout trainers (Nike something).

    That leaves 12 pairs of dress shoes:

    -- AE Exchange Place oxford, black

    -- AE Exchange Place oxford, brown

    -- AE 5th Avenue oxford, burgundy

    -- AE chukka, brown

    -- AE Normandy boot, brown, leather sole

    -- AE Normandy boot, brown, rubber sole

    -- Aquatalia chukka, brown suede

    -- Gordon Rush chukka, tan suede

    -- Clarks desert boot, grey suede

    -- Crocket & Jones derby, brown

    -- Johnston & Murphy derby, walnut

    -- Johnston & Murphy derby, brown, rubber sole (bad weather dress beaters)

    On the one hand I feel like Imelda Marcos with all these shoes but on the other they all have a purpose, so at the moment I'm mostly okay with my collection although I have a persistent urge to downsize.

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  • hockeysc23
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    Originally posted by mebejoseph View Post
    Edge dressing is easy to use, as long as you don't spill it. while I have some and use it sometimes I find that black or dark brown shoe polish does the trick as well.
    Oh now you tell me!

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  • mebejoseph
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    Originally posted by Evenflow View Post
    The edges of the sole. Where the front of the walnut Strand and chili 5th Avenue are scuffed, for example. They sell edge dressing in a bottle to remedy that, and it makes your shoes look good.
    Originally posted by DocDave View Post
    Wow. That's a lot of work for a casual weekend warrior guy like me. But damn, I bet it sure makes the shoe(s) look awesome.
    Originally posted by Deke View Post
    If this is in reference to edge dressing, I find it to be the easiest/quickest part of shining a shoe. The AE version at least is kind of just like a marker or paint pen you run around the edges of the sole.
    Originally posted by DocDave View Post
    [MENTION=2659]Deke[/MENTION] any chance of leakage on to the shoe itself? That's my concern, that my ability stick to the stitching on the shoe wouldn't be exact and I'd leak up on to the leather of the shoe.

    [MENTION=13934]hockeysc23[/MENTION] yikes! That's not good. Hopefully the new rug was/is just as nice though.
    Edge dressing is easy to use, as long as you don't spill it. while I have some and use it sometimes I find that black or dark brown shoe polish does the trick as well.

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  • DocDave
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    [MENTION=2659]Deke[/MENTION] any chance of leakage on to the shoe itself? That's my concern, that my ability stick to the stitching on the shoe wouldn't be exact and I'd leak up on to the leather of the shoe.

    [MENTION=13934]hockeysc23[/MENTION] yikes! That's not good. Hopefully the new rug was/is just as nice though.

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  • hockeysc23
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    Originally posted by DocDave View Post
    Wow. That's a lot of work for a casual weekend warrior guy like me. But damn, I bet it sure makes the shoe(s) look awesome.
    Just be careful and not an idiot like me that got the bottle of the stuff, bumped the table, spilled it and ruined a $500 rug.

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  • Deke
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    Originally posted by DocDave View Post
    Wow. That's a lot of work for a casual weekend warrior guy like me. But damn, I bet it sure makes the shoe(s) look awesome.
    If this is in reference to edge dressing, I find it to be the easiest/quickest part of shining a shoe. The AE version at least is kind of just like a marker or paint pen you run around the edges of the sole.

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  • DocDave
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    Wow. That's a lot of work for a casual weekend warrior guy like me. But damn, I bet it sure makes the shoe(s) look awesome.

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  • Evenflow
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    The edges of the sole. Where the front of the walnut Strand and chili 5th Avenue are scuffed, for example. They sell edge dressing in a bottle to remedy that, and it makes your shoes look good.

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  • DocDave
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    [MENTION=17354]mebejoseph[/MENTION] let's see, from back to front: 2 x Dalton, 1 x Cornwallis, 1 x McAllilster. Next row 3 x McAllister, 1 x Strand. Next row 2 x Strand 2 x Fifth Avenue.

    [MENTION=13026]Evenflow[/MENTION] help me out here. What is 'edge dressing'?

    [MENTION=3421]Vicious49[/MENTION] you bet. Suit and tie two days a week and then office casual for the rest. I'd like to buy some more casual shoes but my current rotation seems to fit my needs nicely.

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  • Vicious49
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    That's a lot of oxfords Dave. I'm guessing you have to dress up for work more than I do. I only own 2 pairs of oxfords (brown and black) for when I wear a suit. The rest of the time it's derby's and chukkas.

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  • Evenflow
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    Looks good, DocDave. Don't forget your edge dressing.

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  • mebejoseph
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    Impressive, [MENTION=13399]DocDave[/MENTION] !

    I'd like to know what they are, so, I'm going to guess. These are all Allen Edmonds, right?

    The middle row all look like AE Macalister except on the right--those are AE Strands, as are the first two on the left in the first row.

    The two pairs on the right in the front are AE Fifth Avenues. I think the boots are Daltons. The one on the right in the last row looks like another Macallister. And next to that is a Cornwallis (love that color).

    I would post mine, but I am so far behind in polishing that I'm embarrassed.

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