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Originally Posted by DerangedGoose View Post

Can anyone comment on the Brooks Brothers strand in dark brown? In the picture on the BB website, they have this awful sheen to them, and I cant find in person pictures via google search. I ended up going with brown sandersons because they looked better in the pics, but Im wondering if I should order the strands too and just return whichever ones I dont like

The BB Strand in dark brown is a very rich brown in person. Much better than the photos.

 

CH

 

 

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For your consideration, please see the following picture of my Brown Waxy Leather Long Branches. The were worn on holiday in Banff this past weekend. The harshest element they were exposed to was light rain. They turn this whitish, distressed-looking shade each time they're exposed to adverse weather. They did it in the snow this winter as well.



Thoughts? The other boot has been treated with Renovateur. It always does the trick, but I would like to know if there's something I can treat them with to prevent this down the road.

Thanks.
Edited by LeviMay - 5/20/13 at 5:56pm
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Originally Posted by kentyman View Post

 

Thanks for the update. Do you have a picture of creasing there? My ridge is actually convex instead of concave, so I wouldn't expect it to crease there. It actually feels like there's too much structure underneath that is pushing out.

 

As for the sole, mine was a regular leather sole, so I don't think it's it's a problem with the combination tap sole.

 

I took this today but it's probably not detailed enough to see well but if you look at the left foot you can see it start to crease on the same line as the stitching. It doesn't do this on the right shoe but my left is larger so that could have something to do with it. It makes it seem like the toe is a bit raised. It's not the most perfect place for a crease but that's where the shoe wants to crease. My walnut with leather sole in the same size only creases along the vamp.

 

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Originally Posted by LeviMay View Post

For your consideration, please see the following picture of my Brown Waxy Leather Long Branches. The were worn on holiday in Banff this past weekend. The harshest element they were exposed to was light rain. They turn this whitish, distressed-looking shade each time they're exposed to adverse weather. They did it in the snow this winter as well.



Thoughts? The other boot has been treated with Renovateur. It always does the trick, but I would like to know if there's something



Thoughts? The other boot has been treated with Renovateur. It always does the trick, but I would like to know if there's something I
can treat them with to prevent this down the road.

Thanks.
Try to get in touch with cold iron he has a lot of experiance with boots used hard
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Originally Posted by Deladonis View Post


Found a pair of AE Greenwich wholecuts on EBay in sz14. It was a happy day. Only a couple more wholecuts to find.

 

Looks like you're on the same hunt as I am! I picked up a pair of Greenwich's myself a few weeks ago. Now I'm looking for the Manhattan in chili or brown, Westgate in black and Fairfax in merlot. 

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I took this today but it's probably not detailed enough to see well but if you look at the left foot you can see it start to crease on the same line as the stitching. It doesn't do this on the right shoe but my left is larger so that could have something to do with it. It makes it seem like the toe is a bit raised. It's not the most perfect place for a crease but that's where the shoe wants to crease. My walnut with leather sole in the same size only creases along the vamp.

 

 

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Interesting; I wouldn't've expected this. I'll let you know how my replacements look. Hopefully third time is the charm!

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Originally Posted by kentyman View Post

I almost took my Townley's out for a maiden voyage, as well, but my right pinky toe was hurting in them. I should probably wear them around the house a little more before I scuff 'em up.

 

Actually, this right pinky toe pain is pretty common for me in different pairs of shoes, so I assume (but haven't measured) that my right foot is more of an E than a D. Should I consider getting a shoe stretcher and target just where that toe hits in my various pairs of shoes? I feel like just a couple of millimeters would make a world of difference.

 

Sorry for the bump, but I was curious if anyone had experience with shoe stretchers for this situation. I realize that a pair that fits perfectly right off the bat is ideal, but I wouldn't be able to afford customer orders, and to be honest both feet are within half a width size according to a Brannock device. I think finding a tiny bit more room for my right pinky toe would be the right move, if it's actually that easy.

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Originally Posted by kentyman View Post

Sorry for the bump, but I was curious if anyone had experience with shoe stretchers
for this situation. I realize that a pair that fits perfectly right off the bat is ideal, but I wouldn't be able to afford customer orders, and to be honest both feet are within half a width size according to a Brannock device. I think finding a tiny bit more room for my right pinky toe would be the right move, if it's actually that easy.
Thats just the sort of thing shoe streachers are made for . If I had the issue with just one pair id take em to a cobbler but if this is a common problem for you and your handy it might be worth investing in one for diy . If they are shell thats another story .
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^^^^^ I have just discovered an unorthodox way of stretching shoes. Very effective and works within in 10 minutes. I will create a new thread and discuss with pictures tutorials. So keep an eye out !
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Originally Posted by englade321 View Post

Thats just the sort of thing shoe streachers are made for . If I had the issue with just one pair id take em to a cobbler but if this is a common problem for you and your handy it might be worth investing in one for diy . If they are shell thats another story .

 

Why is that?

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Has a tendency to split when stretched^^^^^
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Originally Posted by englade321 View Post

Has a tendency to split when stretched^^^^^

I have stretched a pair of Shell Cordovan RL Marlow PTB yesterday. Took me 10 minutes ! Details coming soon !
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Are dark brown shoes a no go with black slacks/suits?

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Originally Posted by DerangedGoose View Post

Are dark brown shoes a no go with black slacks/suits?

Everyone has an opinion but I would vote no. Additionally I rarely see a need for a black suit, a dark charcol can usually substitute for a black suit.
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Yes. Absolutely a no go.  You can do dark brown with a mid charcoal grey, and I do regularly.  But the darkest charcoal that almost appears black, I tend to stick to black and merlot/burgundy.

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