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post #166 of 615
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I agree with everything that you say here.  If you're the type to wear your boots to the office and back, then maintenance will probably be somewhat minimal (especially if you drive door to door).  It would seem to me that the cheaper the shoe, the more it would have to rest between wears as well.  Barring the boots being really damp, I wouldn't think wearing the same pair of boots everyday would necessarily hurt them.  I do understand giving them a rest every now and then though, especially if you're particularly rough on them. 

Boots were delivered today and are waiting for me for when I leave work.  Can't wait to see them in person (which I have yet to do).

You'll like them. Post pics if you can.
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The 721LTDs are, to say the very least, awesome.  The style (i.e. wingtip) is much less pronounced when the boot is on -- which I like a lot.  Out of the box, the boots were soooooo waxy, which I didn't mind.  It just means they're saturated with oil goodness.  I took a rag to them followed by a brush.  A lot of it came off, but it'll be sometime before they stop seeping.  I'll just have to be diligent about wiping/brushing.  They're comfortable as hell and only slightly stiff.  All around great quality -- I can tell they'll be around for a long time.

 

Also, I replaced the laces with the wax cord ones that AE so kindly included with the purchase.  I think they dress the boot up a fair bit.

 

And now, photos (sorry for the amateur shots):

 

721LTD(4).jpg

 

721LTD(2).jpg

 

721LTD(3).jpg

 

721LTD(1).jpg

 

721LTD(5).jpg

post #168 of 615
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The 721LTDs are, to say the very least, awesome.  The style (i.e. wingtip) is much less pronounced when the boot is on -- which I like a lot.  Out of the box, the boots were soooooo waxy, which I didn't mind.  It just means they're saturated with oil goodness.  I took a rag to them followed by a brush.  A lot of it came off, but it'll be sometime before they stop seeping.  I'll just have to be diligent about wiping/brushing.  They're comfortable as hell and only slightly stiff.  All around great quality -- I can tell they'll be around for a long time.

Also, I replaced the laces with the wax cord ones that AE so kindly included with the purchase.  I think they dress the boot up a fair bit.

And now, photos (sorry for the amateur shots):

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Yours look especially great. And the Horween stamp has huge bonus value!
post #169 of 615
GJ on the HOrween stamp. What size are those?
post #170 of 615
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GJ on the HOrween stamp. What size are those?


They're size 8.5.  

 

I plan on taking pictures as they wear so folks can see how they age.  I expect there won't be any huge differences in the appearance of the leather, but it should eventually take on a sweet patina.  

post #171 of 615

Here are a couple of pictures of mine after wearing them for nearly a month. I love these boots.  I plan on doing little in the way of brushing and polish from here on out.  I prefer a more worn look and will see what develops.

 

 

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post #172 of 615

Very nice! I'm excited to see the progression.

post #173 of 615
so I have been wearing my 721s for about 2 weeks... these are some sweet boots. love the subtle wingtip on the toe box.

I went with an 11 and while they could stand to be a tiny bit wider for me, they are plenty acceptable and have stretched enough to fit nicely and not fret or show regret about the width.. however, initially fitting made me consider wanting to go up a size.. can't wait until these really wear in and fit like a glove and I totally see that happening.

wearing these is enough to make me want to have all my shoes in shell cordovan... i could see one of my neighbors who is very into fashion eyeing these and wondering what I was wearing...

i haven't seen anyone mention the two-tone nature (doesn't mean they haven't), i don't exactly understand why it's like that since it's not advertised as such. anyone have any rationale? not that it bothers me, but i was just curious.
post #174 of 615
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so I have been wearing my 721s for about 2 weeks... these are some sweet boots. love the subtle wingtip on the toe box.
I went with an 11 and while they could stand to be a tiny bit wider for me, they are plenty acceptable and have stretched enough to fit nicely and not fret or show regret about the width.. however, initially fitting made me consider wanting to go up a size.. can't wait until these really wear in and fit like a glove and I totally see that happening.
wearing these is enough to make me want to have all my shoes in shell cordovan... i could see one of my neighbors who is very into fashion eyeing these and wondering what I was wearing...
i haven't seen anyone mention the two-tone nature (doesn't mean they haven't), i don't exactly understand why it's like that since it's not advertised as such. anyone have any rationale? not that it bothers me, but i was just curious.

 

Shell seems be like that often, take a look at the Alden shoe thread on here. It seems to happen more often with Whiskey and lighter shades of shell than the dark, but it does happen all the time. Can't tell you for sure why, but im assuming since its harder to produce(Horween takes 6 months to tan shell)that its also harder to be 100% consistant in color. At least your lighter parts match on both boots I've seen many with both shoes different shades.

post #175 of 615
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Originally Posted by thams View Post

The 721LTDs are, to say the very least, awesome.  The style (i.e. wingtip) is much less pronounced when the boot is on -- which I like a lot.  Out of the box, the boots were soooooo waxy, which I didn't mind.  It just means they're saturated with oil goodness.  I took a rag to them followed by a brush.  A lot of it came off, but it'll be sometime before they stop seeping.  I'll just have to be diligent about wiping/brushing.  They're comfortable as hell and only slightly stiff.  All around great quality -- I can tell they'll be around for a long time.

 

Also, I replaced the laces with the wax cord ones that AE so kindly included with the purchase.  I think they dress the boot up a fair bit.

 

And now, photos (sorry for the amateur shots):

 

721LTD(4).jpg

 

721LTD(2).jpg

 

721LTD(3).jpg

 

721LTD(1).jpg

 

721LTD(5).jpg



Stunning! Some day when I grow up...

post #176 of 615
are these considered work boots, or not? looks like they can be used for hiking too.
post #177 of 615
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are these considered work boots, or not? looks like they can be used for hiking too.


If you look back Crane's talks about using them for that reason. He beats the hell out of his Addisons too.

post #178 of 615
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If you look back Crane's talks about using them for that reason. He beats the hell out of his Addisons too.

Yep and don't forget about my brown pair of original 1Ks which have been resoled commando style. The Addisons are about due for a resole and I'm still on the fence on what's going to be done to them. Probably a half sole but an aggressive full sole is so tempting. Once they make it to the cobbler then the trees are coming out of the 721s. Just in time for Missouri's muck season.
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Yep and don't forget about my brown pair of original 1Ks which have been resoled commando style. The Addisons are about due for a resole and I'm still on the fence on what's going to be done to them. Probably a half sole but an aggressive full sole is so tempting. Once they make it to the cobbler then the trees are coming out of the 721s. Just in time for Missouri's muck season.

 

I forgot all about the brown 1ks. You'll have to post some pics of those as well. I'd like to see them in commando style!

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Have you seen the new 744's coming out?

 

Im interested in seeing them as well. Hopefully they release something soon.

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