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and maybe some brass eyelets, just for @bl@ster 

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I was speaking to Nick at B Nelson regarding possibly changing the welt and soles on my Leeds and I was trying to think what I would prefer for soles (was thinking brown Dainite but I want those for my brown dundees when the time comes).

 

 

What specs would you guys do on the welt and soles? What do you think would look best? I need Blasters help haha

 

Or do I just do the $125 recrafting through AE, replace with the same double JR soles but change to a light/medium brown transparent edge and chili welt? 

 

 

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It 's raining fairly heavily today, so I got out my Bayfields for the first time since the snow melted. This is also my first time wearing them with a suit:

 

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Thanks, and yeah, I agree. Non-wingtip boots are a lot more versatile, I feel.

I also agree, looking good! Mine are still in active rotation. I have enough wingtip boots but feel I can always use another captoe, especially a Bayfield.

Wish I would have had one made in burgundy shell now

 

 

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Thank you for this.  I live in Minnesota and I'm not a fan of the leather sole bottoms (most of my 11 AE's have the tap sole which I love).  My MacTavishes have the leather sole and the shoes look quite a bit dirtier than my tap sole-based shoes.  Any product I can use to help prevent this (or at least make them age more slowly) is appreciated!

I live in Mn. also and most of my XX (don't want to count them and know LOL) shoes\boots have leather soles. As soon as I walk in the door from work I take them to the deep sink and wipe them down with a damp rag. If the soles have gotten wet which is usually the case I use a knuckle brush and saddle soap to clean them and then place them on a closet maid type shelf which is open and allows air to circulate. It has worked well for me. The next day when dry I always hit the edges with edge dressing and if the soles are starting to get beat up I will apply a little HDLP and melt it in with a hair dryer, but it does make them slippery on tile and marble flooring at first.

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@Cold Iron welcome back! its been too long

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Originally Posted by Burzan View Post
 

I was speaking to Nick at B Nelson regarding possibly changing the welt and soles on my Leeds and I was trying to think what I would prefer for soles (was thinking brown Dainite but I want those for my brown dundees when the time comes).

 

 

What specs would you guys do on the welt and soles? What do you think would look best? I need Blasters help haha

 

Or do I just do the $125 recrafting through AE, replace with the same double JR soles but change to a light/medium brown transparent edge and chili welt? 

 

 

would you think about a natural welt and Red Dainite? 

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Work in tech. This is about as fancy as I can get.

I'm really digging the socks. Shoes are obviously fantastic. 

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Originally Posted by Burzan View Post

I was speaking to Nick at B Nelson regarding possibly changing the welt and soles on my Leeds and I was trying to think what I would prefer for soles (was thinking brown Dainite but I want those for my brown dundees when the time comes).


What specs would you guys do on the welt and soles? What do you think would look best? I need Blasters help haha

Or do I just do the $125 recrafting through AE, replace with the same double JR soles but change to a light/medium brown transparent edge and chili welt? 

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I think I chili welt and a medium brown edge would look fantastic on those.
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would you think about a natural welt and Red Dainite? 

 

As someone below the age of 30, these are the first loafers on this thread that I genuinely want to buy ASAP. What model is this and what is the color of the upper?

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Originally Posted by Burzan View Post

I was speaking to Nick at B Nelson regarding possibly changing the welt and soles on my Leeds and I was trying to think what I would prefer for soles (was thinking brown Dainite but I want those for my brown dundees when the time comes).


What specs would you guys do on the welt and soles? What do you think would look best? I need Blasters help haha

Or do I just do the $125 recrafting through AE, replace with the same double JR soles but change to a light/medium brown transparent edge and chili welt? 




Whoah.

I just wrote this exact same post a page back earlier this morning about the used MacNeil I just picked up.
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As someone below the age of 30, these are the first loafers on this thread that I genuinely want to buy ASAP. What model is this and what is the color of the upper?

It is the Alden 986 in #8 shell cordovan and has been re-soled by B Nelson

 

http://leathersoulhawaii.com/2012/04/25/red-dainite-resole-from-b-nelson-shoe/

 

You could buy a Patriot 2nds in Burgundy shell and do the exact same thing. Or do an MTO for a pair of 1sts

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Thank you for this.  I live in Minnesota and I'm not a fan of the leather sole bottoms (most of my 11 AE's have the tap sole which I love).  My MacTavishes have the leather sole and the shoes look quite a bit dirtier than my tap sole-based shoes.  Any product I can use to help prevent this (or at least make them age more slowly) is appreciated!

 

Your Welcome Sir!

 

That product is indeed incredible.

 

Here is another review by a friend of mine that first enlightened me to it:

 

http://www.realmenrealstyle.com/leather-honey-review/

 

Thanks!

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would you think about a natural welt and Red Dainite? 

 

I like it there because of the flat welt but I don't think I would like the natural split reverse welt. Would be just too jarring for my liking.

 

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I think I chili welt and a medium brown edge would look fantastic on those.

 

That was what my gut was kind of telling me. I am waiting to hear back from AE about the the possible changes through the recrafting program.

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Looks like the leather sole is a little dry, this is normal by the way.

I use this stuff on leather soles with incredible results:

http://www.amazon.com/Leather-Honey-Conditioner-Since-Bottle/dp/B003IS3HV0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1403188903&sr=8-1&keywords=leather+honey

Thanks. Do you just slather it on the sole? Any danger of it "running" into floors? I have a carpeted office and parts of my house.

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I like it there because of the flat welt but I don't think I would like the natural split reverse welt. Would be just too jarring for my liking.

 

 

I disagree ;)

 

 

 

 

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I disagree ;)


 

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Flawless counterpoint haha. That looks awesome and the color of my Leeds gets closer to that tone all the time. It would sure take them to another level of casual. Makes me even consider changing to exposed brass eyelets, for Blaster of course.

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