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Lol - just wanted to mention that after all of your posts related to the maritime and how you ended up with like 6 pairs I finally caved - I'll let you know which color I end up with satisfied.gif .  I never wear boat shoes...

Haha. When all was said and done I ended up with 2 Maritimes and 1 Kirkwood.
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Lol - just wanted to mention that after all of your posts related to the maritime and how you ended up with like 6 pairs I finally caved - I'll let you know which color I end up with satisfied.gif .  I never wear boat shoes...

Haha. When all was said and done I ended up with 2 Maritimes and 1 Kirkwood.

 

@Neo1 welcome to the world of boat shoes...I just bought a new in box Sebago made in USA pair from 1987...the same pair I had in 1989! It is CXL also a heavier boat shoe for sure. I also have a pair of lighter weight new in box Sebago's from the early 90's on the way - Also made in USA.

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@garland is the Kudu on the Normandy from Horween? 

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Recently polished my Merlot McAllisters. These are one of my favorite pairs of shoes. Unfortunately, the right side of the left shoe digs into my ankle when I walk around. But they're just too nice to get rid of.

 

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@garland is the Kudu on the Normandy from Horween? 

 

Ummm. I have no idea lol. I'll see if I can figure it out, but I doubt it. 

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Yes, it's necessary for each pair.

That's interesting. I've been hearing mixed thoughts on this. 

 

Some people only feel the trees are needed to wick moisture from the inside and that you can therefore remove them after a few days. I, however, agree with Veremund and think their secondary role is to maintain the shape and stretch of the shoe when not being worn so we use one set for each pair of shoes.

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Some people only feel the trees are needed to wick moisture from the inside and that you can therefore remove them after a few days. I, however, agree with Veremund and think their secondary role is to maintain the shape and stretch of the shoe when not being worn so we use one set for each pair of shoes.

I see your point. My thinking is that once the moisture is out, the shoe is less likely to change shape and stretch. So I feel as if there is a marginal benefit to having the tree inside the shoe past the time necessary to get the moisture out. But regardless, I'm waiting for the next sale on woodlore shoe trees to pick up some more. JAB hasn't had a good sale in a while. 

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Was thinking I would use the Labor Day sale to add a couple of 2nds to help fill a hole or two in my rotation, as well as address my recent foot issues (already shared some of my issues, so I won't go into detail). None of the sale prices jumped out at me to the point that I had to purchase something and the ATL's help fill the (hopefully) shorter team need for comfort.

Any thoughts on one or two shoes, perhaps included in the sale, that are missing from my current collection? 

I work in an academic setting, typically the low end of business casual (khaki/trousers + button up, jeans on Friday). Also, as part of my job I conduct visits (~2-3 days) to other universities about 10 times a year. During these visits I wear a suit without a tie or a trouser/coat combo. Since I am traveling, I like options that are versatile enough to go from plane ride to important meetings to jeans at dinner. (I've used Bleecker boots, Kenilworths in the past; could see using some of the road warriors in this manner too.)

So, as you can see my shoe needs lean more towards casual then dressy. I know I am missing the staples (i.e. Strands, Park Avenue, loafers), but I just don't think I will wear them enough to justify a purchase. Perhaps a heavier soled boot (missed out on the bayfield/eagle MTOs) or a double monk? I am still a ways away from entering the shell game... but some day I'm sure.


McTavish Black 
McTavish Tan (natural?) 
Kenilworth Bourbon 
Carlyle Bob's Chili 
Walnut Black Hills PTB
Rogue Bob's Chili 

Clark St Natural CXL

Franciscan Bob's Chili 
Fenway Walnut 
Amok Tan suede 
Addison Tan rough 
Fullerton Choc suede 

Gobi Snuff suede 

Shaker Height Chili

Bleecker Street Bob's Chili

Dalton Walnut
LGA Walnut
ATL Brown
MKE Bob's Chili

Kirkwood Blue CXL 
Maritime Light CXL

Sold off or returned:
Bourbon Daltons, Calf Eagle Rivers, Brown Calf Fullerton and Boulder slip on.

 
Thanks, gents!

Are there any Portland boots left in your size? I picked up a pair of seconds for $127 recently and see them filling a similar role as the Bleecker Street. Here's a pic of my first pass building up a shine on the heels and toes.

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Originally Posted by middlepP View Post

Was thinking I would use the Labor Day sale to add a couple of 2nds to help fill a hole or two in my rotation, as well as address my recent foot issues (already shared some of my issues, so I won't go into detail). None of the sale prices jumped out at me to the point that I had to purchase something and the ATL's help fill the (hopefully) shorter team need for comfort.

Any thoughts on one or two shoes, perhaps included in the sale, that are missing from my current collection? 

I work in an academic setting, typically the low end of business casual (khaki/trousers + button up, jeans on Friday). Also, as part of my job I conduct visits (~2-3 days) to other universities about 10 times a year. During these visits I wear a suit without a tie or a trouser/coat combo. Since I am traveling, I like options that are versatile enough to go from plane ride to important meetings to jeans at dinner. (I've used Bleecker boots, Kenilworths in the past; could see using some of the road warriors in this manner too.)

So, as you can see my shoe needs lean more towards casual then dressy. I know I am missing the staples (i.e. Strands, Park Avenue, loafers), but I just don't think I will wear them enough to justify a purchase. Perhaps a heavier soled boot (missed out on the bayfield/eagle MTOs) or a double monk? I am still a ways away from entering the shell game... but some day I'm sure.


McTavish Black 
McTavish Tan (natural?) 
Kenilworth Bourbon 
Carlyle Bob's Chili 
Walnut Black Hills PTB
Rogue Bob's Chili 

Clark St Natural CXL

Franciscan Bob's Chili 
Fenway Walnut 
Amok Tan suede 
Addison Tan rough 
Fullerton Choc suede 

Gobi Snuff suede 

Shaker Height Chili

Bleecker Street Bob's Chili

Dalton Walnut
LGA Walnut
ATL Brown
MKE Bob's Chili

Kirkwood Blue CXL 
Maritime Light CXL

Sold off or returned:
Bourbon Daltons, Calf Eagle Rivers, Brown Calf Fullerton and Boulder slip on.

 
Thanks, gents!

Are there any Portland boots left in your size? I picked up a pair of seconds for $127 recently and see them filling a similar role as the Bleecker Street. Here's a pic of my first pass building up a shine on the heels and toes.

What color polish
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Originally Posted by oowtfmate View Post

Recently polished my Merlot McAllisters. These are one of my favorite pairs of shoes. Unfortunately, the right side of the left shoe digs into my ankle when I walk around. But they're just too nice to get rid of.



Try inserting a pair of heel pads. They will raise your heel alleviating the irritated area.
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@Neo1 , the walking encyclopedia of AE lasts, I need your help. How is the fit of BB Presidio compared with BB San Marco and Aberdeen?
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What color polish

I'm tempted to say "guess," not to be snarky but because I agree with@smfdoc's metaphor to spices in a stew. I worry that we're creating a 'use this brand/color product and get this result' mindset on our forum. Technique, variations in the leather and/or base coat, camera equipment, lighting conditions, etc. can all effect the images we're sharing. That said, I used 3-4 layers of neutral wax followed by 3 layers of black wax on the heels and toes. All very thin layers, rubbed on with a cloth, allowed to set for a few minutes and then polished with a barely damp cloth using small circles. I treated the rest of the boots with a single layer of oxblood cream.
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Wow. If I had such a long list, I could not imagine what my wife would justify to extend hers!

 

Her collection was out of control long before mine... Luckily, she doesn't give me too much crap about it - unless those shoe boxes creep on to her side (rather her 2/3) of the closet.

 

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If youre open to boots, seriously check out the first ave. Looks like your light on dark brown, you could do the polished calf in brown. I think its dressy enough to wear with a blazer or jacket, and can be dressed down to jeans very easily. 

 

Yes, I think this is a great option. Thanks for the suggestion.

 

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Are there any Portland boots left in your size? I picked up a pair of seconds for $127 recently and see them filling a similar role as the Bleecker Street. Here's a pic of my first pass building up a shine on the heels and toes.

 

Those are an option too. I've shied away from them, just because I wasn't crazy about the split toe. Nice polish job! Yours look great! 

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Recently polished my Merlot McAllisters. These are one of my favorite pairs of shoes. Unfortunately, the right side of the left shoe digs into my ankle when I walk around. But they're just too nice to get rid of.
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Here is a great example of the differences in color and shade that can appear in these photos we share on the forum. @oowtfmate shared his beautiful shoes with us, but differences in lighting make it look as if he is wearing pants with light blue on the right leg and gray on the left. Same pants, same shot, but different colors on the pants. (Unless, of course, he is simply wearing pants with two different colored legs.) So as @Busterbrown suggests, bear this in mind when assessing shoe colors and asking for specific polish/cream/wax recommendations from our fellow SF lurkers.

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That's interesting. I've been hearing mixed thoughts on this. 

FWIW, I hear mixed things on evolution too, but I ignore those people.crazy.gif
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