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Cigar Atom x Leffot today.

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Long-time lurker, first time posting.

 

The vast amount of information in this thread is fantastic, well received, and I appreciate all that take time to post their photos and share their insights and knowledge.

 

With that being said, I picked up my 5th pair from Yenni this week a Tan Country Calf LWB.  This is my first "textured/pebbled" leather purchase.  I'm a strong believer in Saphir products but unsure on the regiment I should take on these out of box to maintain/protect them.  What is the group's consensus with Tan Country Calf or any textured/pebbled leather for that matter?

 

-Do nothing and just rock them hard

-Saphir Renovateur and wear

-Saphir Renovateur and Pommadier cream in Neutral and wear

-Saphir Renovateur and Pommadier cream in a Specific color (Open to suggestions as I could not seem to match Tan CC to a specific color on the Nuancier Chart) and wear

 

Open to thoughts and suggestions outside of those listed above.  Thanks in advance.

For me, it depends on what you want to do with the boots...

If I were deciding what regimen to perform, I would look at how I want them to look in 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, etc etc...

 

Do Nothing - if you want to show some patina more quickly

Brush only - if you want them to show patina but keep them cleaner looking.

Reno and brush - if you want to clean them and give them a little shine (looking more pristine longer)

Reno and Neutral creme - if you want lots of shine

Reno and colored creme - if you want to modify the color yourself over time (including artificial patina), with lots of shine. 

 

None of which is the wrong answer. 

If it were me, I would Brush only, with Reno once in a great while. 

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Originally Posted by chris4prez View Post

Long-time lurker, first time posting.

The vast amount of information in this thread is fantastic, well received, and I appreciate all that take time to post their photos and share their insights and knowledge.

With that being said, I picked up my 5th pair from Yenni this week a Tan Country Calf LWB.  This is my first "textured/pebbled" leather purchase.  I'm a strong believer in Saphir products but unsure on the regiment I should take on these out of box to maintain/protect them.  What is the group's consensus with Tan Country Calf or any textured/pebbled leather for that matter?

-Do nothing and just rock them hard
-Saphir Renovateur and wear
-Saphir Renovateur and Pommadier cream in Neutral and wear
-Saphir Renovateur and Pommadier cream in a Specific color (Open to suggestions as I could not seem to match Tan CC to a specific color on the Nuancier Chart) and wear

Open to thoughts and suggestions outside of those listed above.  Thanks in advance.
With country calf I normally do nothing when new.

Actually the only shoes I touch when new are crust leathers where the finish is applied by hand. I always add a coat of wax for protection.
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TSM Cigar Indys cancelled? Or just mine? D:
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TSM Cigar Indys cancelled? Or just mine? D:

TSM is switching systems. It's likely that they are canceling your old order in the old system and placing it into the new system. 

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Switching systems. All back orders (pre orders) are getting a new order #. TSM sent out a pre-cancellation explanation email yesterday.
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Few new ponies for the stable today
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TSM Brogue Medallion Cap
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TSM Cigar Indys cancelled? Or just mine? D:



TSM is switching systems. It's likely that they are canceling your old order in the old system and placing it into the new system. 


 



And having to do new authorizations on the CC. I could see if you had a few exotic preorders it could cause an issue if they hit your CC for a $3k authorization.
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Fitting question. Which shoe would fit larger?

 

NST, Aberdeen last 11 EEE/E in calf

NST, Aberdeen last, 12 D/B in shell

 

Yeah, I know, it can be argued in multiple ways. What say you?

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Originally Posted by smfdoc View Post
 

Fitting question. Which shoe would fit larger?

 

NST, Aberdeen last 11 EEE/E in calf

NST, Aberdeen last, 12 D/B in shell

 

Yeah, I know, it can be argued in multiple ways. What say you?


I have posted this multiple times... 

I would ignore the calf versus shell for this comparison. 

The 12D is 1/3" longer

The 11EEE is 7/16 wider

 

 

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Originally Posted by smfdoc View Post

 
Fitting question. Which shoe would fit larger?

NST, Aberdeen last 11 EEE/E in calf
NST, Aberdeen last, 12 D/B in shell

Yeah, I know, it can be argued in multiple ways. What say you?


I have posted this multiple times... 
I would ignore the calf versus shell for this comparison. 
The 12D is 1/3" longer
The 11EEE is 7/16 wider



Very helpful. Thanks so much.
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One of my favorite non-shell pairs: Alden x Leffot Reverse Tobacco Chamois WTB

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High school graduation for my oldest, so the Tobacco LWB's get the call...
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Sam Altman is the president of Y Combinator, one of the biggest venture capital funds in the US. Y Combinator has backed Airbnb, Dropbox, Zenefits and Stripe. Altman was recently in Lindon for a series of meetings, one of which was at the Ritz. The Ritz has a strict dress code that states, "Gentlemen are required to wear a jacket and tie ... trainers and sportswear are not permitted in any of the hotel or Club’s restaurants or bars."

 

 

Sam later tweeted "To be totally clear on this Ritz thing: I fully support their right to enforce a dress code, and my right to wear cool shoes."

 

Many commenters concluded this only proved London was not "tech friendly." I have concluded there are just some locations where worn jeans and "cool shoes" are simply not appropriate, especially when he can clearly afford to buy a descent pair of appropriate shoes and slacks. Ugly American indeed. Someone needs to point this goober to the Alden of SF store.

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