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All clean!
Oh for sure tons of salt stains with mud on top. They get cleaned and lightly conditioned every couple of weeks, but they look best after a nice amount of mess which we've had plenty of up here in the northeast. They were promptly wet wiped after these photos, and will get conditioned later, after they've dried.
Uploaded new photos to my 14oz Berlin makeup natty shell progression album this afternoon. This is after a full winter of wearing them probably 3-4 days a week, in a lot of foul weather. Imgur Album. The first 9 photos are the most recent. Here are the money shots:
So I ran out and rechecked my sizing and decided that I actually like the fit of a 10.5D Barrie boot better than a 10D. Which means the Frans Boone #8 pt boot on crepe all brass eyelets is on its way to me. Saved another $15 in exchange rates too for the delay. I have to believe that there will be a price change in the future. These are coming to me, shipped for $690 more or less. Asked for a quick quality check and was told the clerk would send me the pair he would want...
Yessir, I did. I guess I'm just hoping that someone knows of an obscure European store somewhere that had a makeup that might be sitting on a shelf (like 14oz did when I got myself my Vibergs... and now I realized I should email 14oz and check...).Alden of SF got a surprise shipment in ~last week (I would have pre-ordered if I'd known!) and the first night I got my order in, and got an apologetic email the next day saying they were very sorry, but they were just barely...
Anyone have any beads on #8 shell plain toe boots on the Barrie or Trubalance? Through a series of unfortunate circumstances, my attempts at getting them from Alden of Carmel, Alden of SF, and Frans Boone have all fallen through. The Alden of SF and Frans Boone were particularly heart breaking, as it took nearly 12 hours for me to find out that they had, in fact, gone out of stock in my size. I'm hoping for a potential restock one day of the Leather Soul make up, but not...
One shoe has a slightly beveled waist. One shoe does not. Didn't notice it until you asked. I'd say, as of right now, the shell compares at least as well to Alden and AE shells. Glossy like the supposedly acryllic-treated Alden shells. AE shells tend to feel softer, rubberier in my feel. But, like I mentioned, the lining falls short, definitely inferior feeling to both the Alden and AE liners.
Imgur Album Just noticed that on the primary set of laces they had, the laces are uneven. But they threw in a second pair of laces, I'll have to swap those in later. Already getting a nice lightening effect where the creases are settling in. Also, interesting problem, the glaze/polish on the sole is wayyyy too slippery, I'm going flying all over my carpets for now.
I got my cognac shell LWB today. First off, they are amazing, glad I sized the way I did. 9.5, when I wear a 9.5E Barrie, and I'd say these are absolutely spot on. Second, a nice surprise, these appear to be hand-welted, or at least they are marked as Linea Maestra, rather than Goodyear Welted on the sole and the insole. Could just be a mark of the quality, either way I'd say they did a great job. No issues at all. The quality tradeoff is that the lining leather isn't...
Received mine. Unfortunately, they ignored a lot of the spec (wrong welt, wrong edge, with piping (was supposed to be no piping), no leather midsole), and messed up wingtip. 44th street already put in a replacement order for me with a slightly modified makeup, to make it more generic and less likely to get messed up. Remade, less ambitious makeup will be natural shell cambridge, double JR, transparent brown edge, transparent brown flat welt, matching piping. Ah well, I'm...
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