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Thanks, guys.
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Originally Posted by ajv View Post
I can't really agree with you, for me MTM means your own last at least.

If one can only choose between several standard lasts and standard sizes and widths then it is an MTO in my book.

ok, i can live with that.
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Originally Posted by bleachboy View Post

"Bench made in England". NOS. Got 'em for less than they retailed for in the 80's! Thanks, eBay.

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Originally Posted by pebblegrain View Post
Saw those. Do they fit true 9.5 D? They seemed a little short from the listing.

I almost bid on those too but they seemed to be short so I didn't bid . They look a lot better in your pics than they did on ebay.
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Originally Posted by pebblegrain View Post
Saw those. Do they fit true 9.5 D? They seemed a little short from the listing.
They are definitely a little short, and ever so slightly narrow. I am pretty textbook 9.5D. I think with just a tiny bit of wear-related stretching they will fit me perfectly. I am guessing the shortness just has something to do with the last. They do look sort of short when I look down at them (but then again, I'm used to long, sleek lasts) but the length feels just fine. EDIT: I didn't even look at the measurements on the eBay auction, so I just compared them to some of my other shoes. They are substantially shorter and narrower than Florsheim longwings, about 3/4 of an inch shorter but the same width as my modern C&Js, and the same length and width as Edward Green. So who knows.
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post
These came in yesterday...just in time for today's snowfall:



Now...to Sno-Seal or not...hmmm.

Yours are BB? I ask because my laces were thinner.
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Originally Posted by Wes Bourne View Post
Trini, don't doubt the Sno Seal. Fwiw, I've also treated calfskin dress shoes with the stuff. It's made from beeswax (no animal fats) and you can polish over it. Instead of preheating your boots in the oven, I'd recommend working in a very small amount of Sno Seal and briskly running a hair dryer allover the surface. Allow to cool, wipe off excess and repeat a second application if necessary. Follow that with your usual application of wax if you wish (product does not interfere with wax polish).
+100
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Alden for Leffot ravello captoe boots. Grant last, flex welt.



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^ Those are yummy! Enjoy!
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Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post
^ Those are yummy! Enjoy!

Ditto -- great Aldens! Very masculine yet still sharp.
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Originally Posted by meister View Post
Yours are BB? I ask because my laces were thinner.

Nope - C&Js.
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Can someone post (or point me to) pics of your Allen Edmonds in walnut? I would like to see how the original walnut color changes through time.
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Originally Posted by Wes Bourne View Post
Trini, don't doubt the Sno Seal. Fwiw, I've also treated calfskin dress shoes with the stuff. It's made from beeswax (no animal fats) and you can polish over it. Instead of preheating your boots in the oven, I'd recommend working in a very small amount of Sno Seal and briskly running a hair dryer allover the surface. Allow to cool, wipe off excess and repeat a second application if necessary. Follow that with your usual application of wax if you wish (product does not interfere with wax polish).

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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post
+100

Thanks gents. Will pick up a tub of Sno-Seal today.
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Originally Posted by Morgan View Post
Alden for Leffot ravello captoe boots. Grant last, flex welt.




Patina is wonderful as is colour...
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now that is what I call damage: 2-nd time wearing these Santoni Fams when its cold and snowy and all of the sudden some bubbles surface on the left toe:



What is the reason for the to appear?
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Originally Posted by anuar View Post
now that is what I call damage: 2-nd time wearing these Santoni Fams when its cold and snowy and all of the sudden some bubbles surface on the left toe:



What is the reason for the to appear?

It is moisture that gets caught in the finish of the shoe. Let them dry for a few days, then condition. They can take a long time to actually go away. Sometimes you have to rub a little bit of turpentine on them, then condition and slowly rebuild the finish. That is the most invasive and ususally not needed.

I don't like the pattern matching on those though.
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