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post #6676 of 10608
Hi, RTD1,
I live in Japan, and it seems that A Shine & Co. sells deer bones for polishing and accepts international shipping.
Thank you very much for your information wink.gif
post #6677 of 10608

Abbeyhorn in the U.K. sells deer bones:

 

http://www.abbeyhorn.co.uk/dept/shoe-care-products-accessories-made-from-natural-materials_d0150.htm

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No clue why they keep letting me in. Are you in the area?


No, but I will be in town in a month.  I have a friend that will take me out to the Country Club also.  I caddied for my sister at the CC in the US Women's Am back in the 90s, but  I haven't seen it since.  Looking forward to it!

post #6679 of 10608
Today I decided to use the deerbone on my PTBs. The result ist just amazing.
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The results are amazing indeed. But one thing I don't get about deer bone treatments is, won't the creases return after the next wear??
post #6680 of 10608
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Originally Posted by mosy View Post

Today I decided to use the deerbone on my PTBs. The result ist just amazing.
Before: 




And after: 

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The results are amazing indeed. But one thing I don't get about deer bone treatments is, won't the creases return after the next wear??

 

Very effective!!  would you share how exactly you used the deerbone?  Like.. what did you apply before or after boning, and you inserted shoetrees before using a bone right?   Thanks.

post #6681 of 10608

Personal favorite. Frans Boone Parajumper Color 8.

 

post #6682 of 10608
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The great thing about the pair is that you can dress them up or down. They can be casual or dressy, depending on what you pair them with. As for the color, here are some shots of #8 shell with several different color slacks. They are charcoal, light gray, tan and navy.

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Great example of the versatility of Color #8! :-D

 

 

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I know mink oil is not the best thing to use on leather boots upper. I mainly use a damp cloth to clean with after every long day wear.

Although, I have put mink oil on my sole edge, and welt stitching and letting it soak. Then I wipe it off. The sole edge, and stiching just look amazing afterwords.

Is mink oil OK for use on just the sole edge? And on the Alden double weather welt? I have never let it touch my upper, as my boots do not get wet. The soles might every now and then.


Thanks for help everyone.

 

I would probably just stick with Edge Treatment for the edges personally. But if you have done it, then it should be fine.

 

 

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I officially joined the Alden club yesterday:


 

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I figured after hitting 10 pairs of AEs (all acquired in the last year) it was time to switch things up. 

 

Bear in mind that up until a year ago, I spent decades in black, corrected grain, cemented, Bostonians (cap toe oxfords during the 90's, the dreaded squarish bicycle or apron toed slip-ons more recently) so I'm both making up for lost time and atoning for prior sins.

 

I've been reading up on the Mac Method and shell cordovan care in general.  What are the forums thoughts on deer bones?  It seems all of the US sources are out of stock, so where are people getting them?

 

Congratulations on the transition! Those are truly beautiful PTBs and I hope that you enjoy them! I highly recommend the Deer Bone. I would call Leffot and see where they stand on them, they should have them quick if out.

 

 

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Snuff LHS


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Dapper as always Don, those Snuff LHSes look great on you!

 

 

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First day out on the Alt Wiens.
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Congrats on getting the Alt Wieners out. Those look great! I hope that you get many good wearings out of them!

 

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Maiden Voyage, Alden X J Crew Snuff Suede PTB.
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Killer looking Snuff PTBs. Looks particularly rad in the Wholecut PTB style with the Brass hardware.

 

 

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JJ,

I know how it feels. I owned several pairs (including whiskey chukkas, whiskey indys, cigar indys, ravello LWB) before I finally figured out that I needed E or EE widths in most Alden models, not D widths.

The good news is that E widths are pretty readily available nowadays, either through preorders or in many cases normal runs or stock orders.

 

I had to sell a good number of shoes myself as I converted from 10D Barrie to 10.5B. I understand the pain, but it is well worth it!

 

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Personal favorite. Frans Boone Parajumper Color 8.

 

 

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Looking splendid as always Marv. Those Brass-eights look great on you. Especially with those speckled slacks!

 

-Mike

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Thread Starter 

Black Shell Monday. Alden Black Shell Cordovan Semi-Brogue Balmoral. Marcoliani Black Argyles OTC. Epaulet Gray Windowpane Trousers.

 

 

 

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-Mike

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Good luck to y'all chasing those saddles...

 

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Shhhhhhh

 

no (saddle) soup for you!

post #6685 of 10608

Hello guys,

 

I bought my first pair of Alden shoes 2 weeks ago based on sizing advices that i read here. 975 longwing bluchers color 8 in 9D. They fit quite well, maybe feel a little bit large  the left foot (smal one). i have a higher instep (right foot )so it feels much better in that case. 

 

Should i take the same size for the snuff suede version? or i can size down 1/2?

 

A part of that i would like to know if Leydon and Grant last are TTS ???  

 

Here the sizes i use for each brand. 

 

Alden Barrie : 9D US

Alden Leydon: ???

Alden Grant : ???

 

Carmina forest : 8,5 UK 

Carmina Uetam: 8,5 UK (string loafers), 9 UK ( penny calf)

Detroit : 8UK 

 

C&J : 8,5 UK 325, 341, 224 lasts. 

 

Thanks!

post #6686 of 10608
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I officially joined the Alden club yesterday:







I figured after hitting 10 pairs of AEs (all acquired in the last year) it was time to switch things up. 

Bear in mind that up until a year ago, I spent decades in black, corrected grain, cemented, Bostonians (cap toe oxfords during the 90's, the dreaded squarish bicycle or apron toed slip-ons more recently) so I'm both making up for lost time and atoning for prior sins.
I've been reading up on the Mac Method and shell cordovan care in general.  What are the forums thoughts on deer bones?  It seems all of the US sources are out of stock, so where are people getting them?

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Originally Posted by k-ktok View Post

Hi,

I'm looking for deer bone for shoecare, however I have no idea where I could bought it.
Would someone please advise me where I could find good deer bone for shoecare on Internet shopping ?

Thanks,

You could also try contacting TOBOX in Philadelphia. He commonly has plenty of Abbeyhorn products in stock. I do not know whether he will ship outside the US.
Good luck on your search and be sure to keep your deer bone out of reach from your dogs....
post #6687 of 10608
Is deer bone effective with CXL and/or regular calf? (I've asked this question in the shoe care area at the forum a couple times in the past with no response)
post #6688 of 10608
First day out in them...

post #6689 of 10608
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Is deer bone effective with CXL and/or regular calf? (I've asked this question in the shoe care area at the forum a couple times in the past with no response)

I saw a note on one of the sites that said the deer polishing bone is for shell cordovan and the sleeking bone is for waxed calf.  I'm guessing it MIGHT work for CXL (though it also might leave marks given how easily it scratches) but it probably won't do anything at all for regular calf.

post #6690 of 10608
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Is deer bone effective with CXL and/or regular calf? (I've asked this question in the shoe care area at the forum a couple times in the past with no response)

No, it is not recommended.

 

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Originally Posted by RTD1 View Post
 

I saw a note on one of the sites that said the deer polishing bone is for shell cordovan and the sleeking bone is for waxed calf.  I'm guessing it MIGHT work for CXL (though it also might leave marks given how easily it scratches) but it probably won't do anything at all for regular calf.

I haven't used a sleeking bone, but  my understanding is that is for calf as well. I am curious to hear other thoughts.

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