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Originally Posted by Crat View Post

Agreed and understood, Namor, but you've got to admit these look fantastic.
(I think we'd probably also use shoe trees)

completely agree. I think i would need to single out a pair of boots and not add polish or cream, or edge dressing. it would be hard to look at them for the duration of time needed for such a patina. crazy.gif
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can you image a pair of Galways with such a patina? a pair that you bought new and begun to break down over the next several months or even years?
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i just wouldnt be able to do it
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I think a pair of the original, country boot Galways would look absolutely fantastic with a patina like that. I'm not too fussy about caring for my grain derby boots beyond an occasional conditioning and even more occasional coat of cream polish precisely because I'm not convinced that grained boots look good at all when over-maintained...
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Originally Posted by niklasnordin View Post

Here's a pic of mine :)

AppleMark


Very nice - I managed to pick up a pair of Alex on the Handgrade spec from Cleverley some years back.

 

C&J's Alex are only made on the Benchgrade....

 

 

Overall, the Alex wholecut on the 348 last is probably the best looking of all other makers.

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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

 

C&J has some models for the Japanese market (their #1 market I think).  Lots of 337 goodness.


Also - 351 and 361....

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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post

Getting ready for summer.

 

Just ordered a pair of Hamptons from Ben Silver. Sure hope the 337 Last works for me.

 

Picture from Ben Silvers website.

oh, these are nice....

post #3652 of 8209
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post


had these been yours, they'd probably see a little more polish and cream.



and if these were mine, it would take a considerable amount of effort not to clean this pair

+1 I've had mine for about a year, and they still look pretty much like new. It's a great durable calfskin; I can't imagine what that boot must have been through. A little Venetian Shoe Cream could have gone a long way.

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What's the return policy for the New York store?

post #3654 of 8209
For issues like returns, best you get that information directly from the store.
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Originally Posted by Ilovelobbs View Post

oh, these are nice....

Thank you sir.

post #3656 of 8209
Thread Starter 
If price was about the same - would one lean towards an Alden LWB in cordovan or a C&J (for Ralph Lauren) Marlow Shortwing? shog[1].gif
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Originally Posted by david3558 View Post

If price was about the same - would one lean towards an Alden LWB in cordovan or a C&J (for Ralph Lauren) Marlow Shortwing? shog[1].gif

Alden does cordovan better than most. They have more luster to them. I think my Rider boots are on pair with Aldens' cordovan. I'm waiting to see how St Crispins does it, I have a pair of theirs on order. I have the Crockett and Jones Lindrick and the Cordovan is nowhere as shiny as Alden, it's dryer. The Lindrick is the boot version of the Marlow. But the Lindrick is constructed better than an Alden boot.

 

 

Did you say both was an option?

 

 

I would get the Marlow at the Alden price first, and then I would get the Alden at the Alden price later.

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For calf I much prefer C&J; for shell, I'd go with Alden every time: their volume allows them to offer it at a much lower price, and they do it very well. I'd buy the Alden and put the money you save toward a calf C&J later.

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Thread Starter 
Yeah, if anything the Alden's will cost me more. I'm getting the Marlow's for 50% off and the Alden's for retail...
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Where/how are you getting the Marlows at 1/2 price?

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Originally Posted by david3558 View Post

Yeah, if anything the Alden's will cost me more. I'm getting the Marlow's for 50% off and the Alden's for retail...
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