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 My local shop has the equipment to be able to do it in-house. It came up in conversation a few months ago. It's more than cream and polish, because that could just be lifted off the shoe or boot by using renovateur. Some kind of dye option, from the sounds of it..
I find their lasts to be more traditional than some of the more recent, sleeker lasts that have found fame since English boot makers have won more international renown.They're decent boots though, just perfect for a walk down to a nice pub on a snowy night just before Christmas
 Shearing is looking a little bit thin after two years' wear but in good condition and they barely got worn last winter due to most of Britain just having a six-month wet autumn instead! Seasonal wear will be relative to your local conditions, of course, but I could wear these between October and February or March if I wanted too, and that's in the mild UK climate. If you're after a proper, shearling-lined winter boot though then Cheaney have some decent models which, to...
Get it on the Medway sole (same difference, to all intents and purposes) and it's a stock model...
^ Funnily enough, I was just getting ready to list these on eBay: the Argyll longwing model that C&J made for Fife back in the day. Never seen another pair of these, although a leather-soled single shoe sample of this is held at the Birmingham C&J shop.   On either the 240 or 248 last, so one of the earlier ones. Leather is the same as the Islay, with a slightly flatter last and with an EE width:          
Some of the comments under the article are a little close to the knuckle...
 Wouldn't be so sure, C&J themselves have produced some hideous shoes over the years...
^I'd put money on that being genuine. Stuff like that turns up in charity and vintage shops all the time, and I think it's only relatively recently that they dropped the 's' from the brand name. And if you look closely, you can see 'Prorsum' on the knight's flag, which of course they still use.
@Crat! I was about to pitch in and say black polish on dark brown shoes is fine, too much knicker-twisting goes on when it goes to shoe polish colours...I'm running down what I have left and will in future stick to a couple of shades of brown, and black. And made by Kiwi, too...
You know that the design of the boot isn't an unique EG makeup, right? C&J have the same design in the Snowdon, and boots were made on that generic pattern by older makers, notably George Webb, Tecnic and Alfred Sargent, back when they still made normal shoes.
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