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First pic of the new year! Leathersoul Ultimate Indy, chups and first wear of 3sixteen sl-100xk
post #62 of 10801
Same old Chamois tankers - cheers, everyone!

post #63 of 10801
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Same old Chamois tankers - cheers, everyone!


they look great. 

post #64 of 10801

Happy new year, new thread, and new tankers.

 

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Same old Chamois tankers - cheers, everyone! Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Love those tankers! Also, kick ass socks!
post #66 of 10801
Really great work on the FAQ's Mike. Your contributions to this forum are greatly appreciated.

Picked these up from the Bay and they were delivered on New Year's Eve. Expected a long restoration process but after 15 minutes, this is how they look. Love the recuperative powers of shell........



I've been hunting these down for a while on the after-market. Didn't want to pay retail because I already own a bal in color 8. Here's a quick comparison shot.......



Happy new year!
post #67 of 10801
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Originally Posted by TO Tie Guy View Post

Happy new year!

Alden goals for the year - NO NEW (NET) PAIRS. One in, one in policy! (Except for pre-orders for which I have already paid a deposit).

PLEASE HOLD ME TO THIS!!!!

 

Have to assume you meant one in, one out. I can't imagine a more perfect example of a Freudian slip :D.

 

I've been successful in the one in, one out policy for about three years now. The hardest part is that I continue to read this thread and often hear about pre-orders with plenty of time to participate. While those days aren't all that tough, when the shoes start getting delivered a year later...that's when I get small pangs of regret :D. However, with one (or two) exception(s), when I bought something, I've sold something and pared down my rotation from 20+ to 15 pair of shoes & boots. Alden makes up the largest category and Viberg (1), AE (2), C&J (1) and and Rancourt (1) round out the rotation.

 

Part of my motivation was to reduce overlap. I did the same thing with watches some years ago, so perhaps it's a pattern with me. Mechanical watches were one of the first hobbies/collections in which I took an interest. After about ten years of regular buying & selling, I eventually settled on just one good example of each type of watch. For instance, rather than owning a Sea Dweller and a Seamaster, I kept just one. So these days, it's just one diver, one GMT, a single chronograph, etc.

 

It's clearly not for everyone but it's something that worked for me. Also, I love the look of well worn, cared for, aged leather. Most of my footwear falls into that category now. With a larger rotation, everything would look new forever. That's not necessarily a bad thing but wasn't what I wanted.

 

Happy new year folks! Good luck TO Tie Guy!

 

Lastly, thanks for the nice work @mdubs on the FAQ. I always kept a copy in an evernote folder for light reading from time to time.

post #68 of 10801
Great front page post @mdubs! Can't imagine there being a better one out there!

and hope everyone on this forum had a happy New Year!
post #69 of 10801
I can't believe I'm here for the start of a new Alden thread! Happy new year everyone.
post #70 of 10801
Request for those with older/well worn suede: could you post some pics? I hear lots of folks talk about how suede is really underrated for its toughness, bad weather ability, etc - but then I also see pics of older suede and frankly they don't look good at all. A recent pair came up for sale in Buy/Sell here that falls into the latter bucket - it looked the nap was gone, there were large darker areas / inconsistent color, etc.

So I'm trying to reconcile everyone who says suede is so tough, but then pics like that (which I see a decent amount of - stained suede, etc). Thoughts on that?
post #71 of 10801
if you use a water defense spray with suede it lasts much longer
post #72 of 10801
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First pic of the new year! Leathersoul Ultimate Indy, chups and first wear of 3sixteen sl-100xk

These! worship.gif
post #73 of 10801

Brownvello glamour shot for the day. 

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Originally Posted by husbands View Post

if you use a water defense spray with suede it lasts much longer

thanks - but, I guess, how solid/dependable is that for preventing snuff suede from ending up like this? or is this just typical for how worn snuff suede will end up?



(yes these were for sale here, but have already sold, so I'm not trying to squash anyones sale! also I rehosted)
post #75 of 10801
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Originally Posted by makewayhomer View Post


thanks - but, I guess, how solid/dependable is that for preventing snuff suede from ending up like this? or is this just typical for how worn snuff suede will end up?
  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


(yes these were for sale here, but have already sold, so I'm not trying to squash anyones sale! also I rehosted)

Some folks like the broken in look. 

The Nanoprotector does fairly well at keeping suede looking decent. 

I would invest in a suede eraser, shampoo, and a suede brush if you want things to stay pristine. 

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