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Originally Posted by Newberry View Post




I'm going for a simple look. I wanted to see if colorful socks can keep it from being to simple or should I just make it simple overall. I'll be wearing a Navy blazer, grey trousers, white dress shirt, white pocket square, and navy/light blue tie. With shoes I'm stuck between the Cornwallis in brown or my new McAllisters in merlot.

You can't go wrong with either.  If it was me, I'd probably be between my chesnut Chesters (old wingtip with minimalist brogueing), dark chili PAs, or merlot Hopkinsons.  I would just make sure it's something formal looking, but not black.  I'd be torn, too.  If were voting, put me in the McAllister category.

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Originally Posted by Incainwetrust View Post

I sent in my original pair in because they were too tight in boot socks for my liking. However the new boots sent to me appear to be second quality. Dents and tears in the storm welt and puckering on the left toe (too tight pulling on upper to welt?)


The only thing that is bothering me much there is the stain on the welt in that first pic.  CXL is going to pick up stuff, but it sheds/remedys it well too.

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Originally Posted by M635Guy View Post


The only thing that is bothering me much there is the stain on the welt in that first pic.  CXL is going to pick up stuff, but it sheds/remedys it well too.
I'm alright with scratches and wrinkling it's the bump that bothers me the most
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@Incainwetrust, those look well within the margin for firsts. Shame about the leather on the toe, but it's not that atypical. The "tear" in the welt is where it joins on the side of the shoe.

Huh, but that bump looks like the leather in the toe might have had too much material when they lasted it. Call them and send a picture?
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I'm alright with scratches and wrinkling it's the bump that bothers me the most
I think that they're fine.
Do you expect many people to have their face within 12" of your shoes?
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OT:  It's been a day.  My 9 year old miniature schnauzer has been diagnosed with Lymphoma.  Talk about a hit from the blind side.  I have to take her to a Oncologist Vet tomorrow. :(

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I seem to remember $200, but I got mine (firsts) for $120, thanks to the generosity of an SA (who knew I was fed up with Shoebank)


$199

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Well, dammit. While picking up some groceries, I just barely caught the edge of a shopping cart with the edge of my toe (Brooks Warwicks). The angle was apparently just right, and clearly shopping carts are being made out of razor wire, because:


I got a great deal on these (i.e. don't have a lot of money in them), but still pretty demoralizing. Has anyone dealt with this? Should I fix at home or go to the cobbler? If home remedy, what kind of adhesive are we talking? Argh...
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I misread your post initially. I thought it said "my surprise wife" lol8%5B1%5D.gif


Much better than the caffeine pix. 

First of all: ffffuuuu.gif

Second of all: there IS a caffeinated beverage in that pic!
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Originally Posted by jet-stream View Post

Well, dammit. While picking up some groceries, I just barely caught the edge of a shopping cart with the edge of my toe (Brooks Warwicks). The angle was apparently just right, and clearly shopping carts are being made out of razor wire, because:


I got a great deal on these (i.e. don't have a lot of money in them), but still pretty demoralizing. Has anyone dealt with this? Should I fix at home or go to the cobbler? If home remedy, what kind of adhesive are we talking? Argh...

Fill it in with shoe putty (can ask in the shoe care thread for preferred brands), then polish over with wax. Boom: patina.
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Originally Posted by jet-stream View Post

Well, dammit. While picking up some groceries, I just barely caught the edge of a shopping cart with the edge of my toe (Brooks Warwicks). The angle was apparently just right, and clearly shopping carts are being made out of razor wire, because:


I got a great deal on these (i.e. don't have a lot of money in them), but still pretty demoralizing. Has anyone dealt with this? Should I fix at home or go to the cobbler? If home remedy, what kind of adhesive are we talking? Argh...
On older shoes, I've glued down little flaps like that with Elmer's glue. After fully drying (overnight), I polish over it with wax polish.
That is what I'VE done. Maybe it's not the best method. I'd suggest posting that picture on the shoe care thread and asking for their suggestions.
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Originally Posted by mreams99 View Post

On older shoes, I've glued down little flaps like that with Elmer's glue. After fully drying (overnight), I polish over it with wax polish.
That is what I'VE done. Maybe it's not the best method. I'd suggest posting that picture on the shoe care thread and asking for their suggestions.

I'd suggest the Shoe Hospital.
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Originally Posted by TexasTexter View Post

OT:  It's been a day.  My 9 year old miniature schnauzer has been diagnosed with Lymphoma.  Talk about a hit from the blind side.  I have to take her to a Oncologist Vet tomorrow. frown.gif
Sorry to hear that, brother. Good luck at the specialist.
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I'd suggest the Shoe Hospital.
Shoes will get scuffs. I'd rather learn to fix it myself rather than send them out for someone else to do it every time they get a scuff.
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Originally Posted by TexasTexter View Post

OT:  It's been a day.  My 9 year old miniature schnauzer has been diagnosed with Lymphoma.  Talk about a hit from the blind side.  I have to take her to a Oncologist Vet tomorrow. frown.gif
Good luck at the vet tomorrow. My pets (dogs and cats) are part of the family. We've got one cat that has rebounded from so many things that she gives the "9 lives" saying some real meaning.
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I'd go grey socks based on occasion and outfit vibe. But depends on your family and yea denomination as well. if there's an orthodox in it...probably go grey. If it's Catholic, well...


I'm going for a simple look. I wanted to see if colorful socks can keep it from being to simple or should I just make it simple overall. I'll be wearing a Navy blazer, grey trousers, white dress shirt, white pocket square, and navy/light blue tie. With shoes I'm stuck between the Cornwallis in brown or my new McAllisters in merlot.
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