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I got a black one and returned it, because I felt it was too wide to wear with suits. Note that the buckle is brushed steel - looked a bit cheap, but maybe that's just me.

 

ah did not notice that.  Can sort of see it in the picture, doesn't look like a solid metal buckle

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Some followup on my Austerity boot MTOs:

 

I did get hit with a Fedex duties bill, but it looks like the paperwork issues at Meermin are sorted, because my fedex bill was only $25.

 

I've worn the boots probably about twice a week since I have had them, and I'm really enjoying them. They are showing signs of wear (creases where the leather bends), but that's to be expected. I'm hoping the leather around the ankle breaks in a bit more and gains a bit more flexibility/softness, but I'm expecting that will come with age.

 

I'm wondering if people have any recommendations for shoe trees that are easy to manipulate with boots (the ones I have are a bit of a pain to get into and out of the boot), and recommendations for a longer shoelace -- I've got them laced in a way that gives me room with the 'stock' laces, but it's definitely not a easy lacing system! Some more length would be great.

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In comparison to what? As far as workmanship goes - they are spot on. As far as cordovan vs calf I much prefer cordovan. But you don't buy cordovan for what it looks like after 3 months, you want to see what it's like in 3 years. It's about the cheapest pair of new cordovan black shoes you'll get your hands on. For sure Alden/Allen edmonds/carmina shell is better quality. But I think as these continue to wear in and get brushed and reno'd these will be as good as those.
So I think the value is there - though the cordovan isn't as good as other brands

Any chance you could do a few more beauty shots? I was on the fence 6 months ago when these came out and was looking for some real life pics like this post-honeymoon. Would appreciate more if you could.
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Any chance you could do a few more beauty shots? I was on the fence 6 months ago when these came out and was looking for some real life pics like this post-honeymoon. Would appreciate more if you could.

I'll see what I can do for you tonight when I get home! It's pretty overcast today though so natural light won't be the greatest...
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I'll see what I can do for you tonight when I get home! It's pretty overcast today though so natural light won't be the greatest...

No prob and no rush, whenever; I'm sub'd lurker[1].gif
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Only wore them around the house... now that I got pretty pics I can unleash these bad boys @work.

 

 

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Only wore them around the house... now that I got pretty pics I can unleash these bad boys @work.



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Nice! Great polishing work!
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Fantastic polish job, good work!! I'm gonna give mine another go over tonight now
post #8169 of 11381
Big thumbs up - great job!
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Originally Posted by MarioImpemba View Post

Only wore them around the house... now that I got pretty pics I can unleash these bad boys @work.

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Originally Posted by MarioImpemba View Post
 

Only wore them around the house... now that I got pretty pics I can unleash these bad boys @work.

 

 

 

Magnificient! Care to share your polishing process secrets? How long has it taken to achieve that shine and burnish?

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Mario, you took em to another level.
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Thanks guys! :slayer::embar:

 

I Lexol and brush everything out-the-box.

 

Then I loaded up the toe with Kiwi tan wax and melted it down with a fireplace lighter. Then brush.

 

After that it was just normal waxing with Kiwi, an old t-shirt and a drop of water at a time.

post #8173 of 11381
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Magnificient! Care to share your polishing process secrets? How long has it taken to achieve that shine and burnish?

THIS
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Mario, you took em to another level.

Absolutely - great job!

post #8175 of 11381

To those who have emailed me on the plum museum MTO, I will provide an update soon. Apologies, have been super busy lately. I have sent an email to Pepe. Based on his last email, delivery is expected next month.

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