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post #25636 of 29009
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Originally Posted by smoothie1 View Post

My snarky comment was addressed to @bespoken pa who mentioned having to finance the purchase. I think he understood my point- I'd rather have two calf Greens instead of this particular crup boot.

I know you guys can be touchy, but jeez. If I recall correctly, I mentioned that Leffot was running this makeup in the first place, which I think is a pretty cool model. I'm genuinely happy for the guys who buy them who want these special Galways; I mentioned the pre-order as a notification for anyone who might be interested. But I suppose that makes me a jealous jerk as well.

let's all be happy for one another. smoothie - you're a great guy, and so are the other guys in this thread. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #25637 of 29009

guys guys

I just shelled some $ for a biz class flight to France with all the money I saved on the Galway crup! I think the gf will appreciate it tremendously and will "pay back" with interest even. 

post #25638 of 29009
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Originally Posted by Faster View Post

guys guys
I just shelled some $ for a biz class flight to France with all the money I saved on the Galway crup! I think the gf will appreciate it tremendously and will "pay back" with interest even. 

Your problem is that you're confusing shoe budgets with vacation budgets.biggrin.gif Of course we could all do something else with our money but who doesn't put cash towards their hobbies be it boating, skiing, coin collecting etc? I understand the vacation part is nice but I have to wonder...how many of us here at SF have enough in our closets to have bought a house? Or a nice car? Or that dressed harley? Or...
Edited by justonemore - 2/21/16 at 10:38pm
post #25639 of 29009
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Originally Posted by justonemore View Post

Your problem is that you're confusing shoe budgets with vacation budgets.biggrin.gif Of course we could all do something else with our money but who doesn't put cash towards their hobbies be it boating, skiing, coin collecting etc? I understand the vacation part is nice but I have to wonder...how many of us here at SF have enough in our closets to have bought a house? Or a nice car? Or that dressed harley? Or...

I knew smoothie was cracking a joke, it is what it is no offense taken on my end.

Everyone spends on what they see fit and everyone else has the right to opine on it. This is a public forum after all.

I have a buddy who spends more money on fishing reels than I even knew was possible and yet another that enjoys wine that reaches the stratosphere. Different strokes for different folks.
post #25640 of 29009
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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post


I knew smoothie was cracking a joke, it is what it is no offense taken on my end.

Everyone spends on what they see fit and everyone else has the right to opine on it. This is a public forum after all.

I have a buddy who spends more money on fishing reels than I even knew was possible and yet another that enjoys wine that reaches the stratosphere. Different strokes for different folks.


I myself didn't see anything offensive in smoothie's post...How it became so controversial I have no idea...that was the reason I posted as I did...I'll spend a night in a Ritz while my brother spends the same amount for a weekly rental property...My brother paid for a house and filled it as he liked...I rent an apartment on the 15th story overlooking thelake & the Alps..He likes taget shooting with pistols... I like shotgunning...c'est la vie....I can certainly understand the desire for those shell boots... I have plenty of EG & plenty of shell...I can even understand purchasing them (I'm tempted as all get out)...but yeah...I too think I'll pass and perhaps get 2-3 pair of calf for the same price...Should my budget be unlimited I wouldn't give it a second thought...but...as I jokingly mentioned...there is a difference between my clothing/hobby budget and the budget for vacation...and I'm not going to sacrifice taking my daughters to greece or make it a second rate vacation just so I can have yet another pair of shoes/boots (even if they are shell)...but on the other hand...I'm not going to start wearing walmart specials just to up my vacations either...I think that was more my point...I myself prefer to spend the extra cash on shoes that will last years over  a business class flight that lasts at most a day...and at 6'5", I love business class...but then again...I'm alrerady married and have no idea how good looking Faster's girlfriend is....lol


Edited by justonemore - 2/22/16 at 3:49am
post #25641 of 29009
I don't get the controversy either. Not everyone sees the value in the premium required for the shell Galways. Why that should move some subscribed purchasers into a fit of indignation is beyond me.
post #25642 of 29009
If you like color 8, the wet look and rolls of shell, and the maintenance required for it, f'n buy it and don't look back. If you don't, you don't.

I personally went through my "OMG it's shell" phase and think that EG has one of the best burgundy colors around so to me, regardless of price, these do not appeal.

No one is right here, no one is wrong.
post #25643 of 29009
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Originally Posted by FlyGuy View Post

If you like color 8, the wet look and rolls of shell, and the maintenance required for it, f'n buy it and don't look back. If you don't, you don't.

I personally went through my "OMG it's shell" phase and think that EG has one of the best burgundy colors around so to me, regardless of price, these do not appeal.

No one is right here, no one is wrong.


What maintenance are you talking about? Brushing the things for a few minutes after every couple uses?

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Originally Posted by justonemore View Post


What maintenance are you talking about? Brushing the things for a few minutes after every couple uses?

A few minutes brushing won't remove the waxy water spots and bumpy welts that are often the consequence of shell getting wet.

Calf doesn't require that kind of maintenance.
post #25645 of 29009
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Originally Posted by smoothie1 View Post

My snarky comment was addressed to @bespoken pa who mentioned having to finance the purchase. I think he understood my point- I'd rather have two calf Greens instead of this particular crup boot.

I know you guys can be touchy, but jeez. If I recall correctly, I mentioned that Leffot was running this makeup in the first place, which I think is a pretty cool model. I'm genuinely happy for the guys who buy them who want these special Galways; I mentioned the pre-order as a notification for anyone who might be interested. But I suppose that makes me a jealous jerk as well.

 

First and foremost I apologize for what I said to you, it was rude and unprofessional. Not familiar with your posting style or sense of humor - I saw it as an unsolicited negative opinion.

 

If you've ever viewed the Alden thread you'd find dichotomy much in contrast with the usual tone here. One could post a purple and pink saddle shoe and at-least 7 people would be genuinely happy they're happy...Try that here and you might have 2/7 supporters, 3/7 outspoken objections, one person to highlight all the flaws in your picture and one the last to provide a self-righteous lecture on the elements of proper menswear. My point is that this thread by-in-large isn't the most hospitable and supportive place for one to share their hobby with like-mined individuals. My post was made in attempt to express that sentiment and thwart negativity...but as I started out by saying...that made with poor judgement and taste.

 

Don't get me wrong, my feelings aren't hurt - I'm not proposing that we turn this place into Mr. Roger's Neighborhood and make sure everyone gets a trophy...but I think we can at-least make a conscious effort support one another and be a little more positive.

post #25646 of 29009
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post


A few minutes brushing won't remove the waxy water spots and bumpy welts that are often the consequence of shell getting wet.

Calf doesn't require that kind of maintenance.


Darnit Roger...I hate disagreeing with you....but I will continue my claims that I have not had these issues that many here seem to find devastating....

 

First off...In my experience...it is new shell that welts badly in the rain versus shell that has been around the block...My year old Carmina doble monks? yes..My 9 year old alden shell  chukkas? well..They are my go to rain shoe...

 

2nd...In my experience...The welting "effect" comes from light rain...If you get the whole shoe wet, the whole shoe pretty much "welts"..so...after a light rain, I soak a cloth and wet the entire shoe...I do this maybe a couple times...and then brush maybe 5-10 minutes each shoe....

 

But...Maybe I've just been Lucky...My experience with 15 pairs of shell hardly outweighs all the experience we have here.

 

May I ask...What is the longest you have spent brushing out waterspots/welts? Do you use any alternative methods (i.e. deerbones or spoons)?

post #25647 of 29009
My experience is from fewer pairs but more consistent welting and spotting.

But we can agree on this: calf doesn't require this particular kind of maintenance because it doesn't respond to getting wet in this way.

Regardless of the frequency, it is still extra maintenance for shell.

And I maintain that I have never ever been able to remove spots or welts with only a few minutes brushing.
post #25648 of 29009
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

My experience is from fewer pairs but more consistent welding and spotting.

But we can agree on this: calf doesn't require this particular kind of maintenance be ause it doesn't respond to getting wet this way.

Regardless of the frequency, it is still extra maintenance for shell.

And I maintain that I have never ever been able to remove spots or welts with only a few minutes brushing.


Ok... Obviously I agree that calf does not respond to rain this way....no doubt...I also agreee that it is a bit more time consuming to brush versus tossing on a light coat of polish..... let's not forget that what we can brush out with shell, we often have to cover with products on calf (be it paste, wax, cremes, etc)...Whereas I might do deep maintenance on shell once a year...it's much more frequent with calf...and again...that's just been my observation and perhaps I'm entirelly off base here. My point is not that shell needs no care..or that it is easier..or that it is easy at all...just that it is not as difficult as many people here often make it out to be. Normal, non-rain welted shell is as easy as wiping them down and brushing them a few minutes after every couple uses (no polish needed)....


Edited by justonemore - 2/22/16 at 6:11am
post #25649 of 29009
Brushing works for the first 100 (real) wears or so...eventually, you will need polish/cream specifically designed for shell (eg Saphir), and a bone, then possibly a standard wax coating if you want.

My point is that Shell is different than Calf and requires different maintenance - that's all.

And...one more point, I have difficulty fading shell colors into each other (like the burnished toe and heel). I am not a professional by any means but the times I have tried have required me to strip down the color to the bare leather material and build up colors from there. IMO, it's not like with calf you can apply colors on top of each other once the wax wears off.

But again, if shell is your thing, more power to you!
post #25650 of 29009
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Originally Posted by FlyGuy View Post

Brushing works for the first 100 (real) wears or so...eventually, you will need polish/cream specifically designed for shell (eg Saphir), and a bone, then possibly a standard wax coating if you want.

My point is that Shell is different than Calf and requires different maintenance - that's all.

 

 

 

+1.....That was my point as well....It's different and therefore needs different care...I wasn't trying to bicker versus point out that such issues are often made into mountains versus the molehills that they are...I have much more calf than shell..and at this point my next several (planned) purchases don't include any shell....but I myself would never approach a purchase with the "I don't want shell because of maintenance issues" mindset... I do understand the frustration of water welts...The first time it happened to me I most certainly was cursing and saying WTF (in my head). But again...In the little experience I can claim, the issue lessens with time and there are a few tricks to help the process along when new.

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