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It is well-reviewed, but that brush looks awfully...busy to me... 



 



I just got a simple suede brush from The Hanger Project as well as some  Saphir Invulner . I've been very happy with both.  People seem to like the Tarrago Nano spray as well...

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Don't order from the CAC--it's where all the returns go and the SA can't look them over for you.  I, like others on here, have had terrible luck with CAC seconds.  In my modest opinion, you should buy shell firsts at $650 if you're willing to pay $527.  But, it's not unusual for the shell seconds to go on sale for $399.  And whenever a new store opens they have a 15% off sale and you can order shell firsts for $552.

 

My .02.

 

 


I think that is a wise idea.  

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My Carlyle obsession.  From best fit to worst fit.  Looking forward to after the walnut breaks in more.  

 

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You think so? The right shoe is perfect, it's just that my left pinky sticks out a little.
 

 

Try stretching leather that's been wet from the inside, intuitively focusing on the spot that your toe hits.  You can't do any damage to the shoes with the stretchers that you have--they'll break before putting too much pressure on the shoe.  If you had an all-metal stretcher, you could damage the shoe or stretch it to the point that it didn't match the other shoe.  (Don't ask me how I know this...)


Edited by HoldenMI - 7/24/16 at 9:33pm
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Originally Posted by TexasTexter View Post

POLL:

Which do you like the best?  Brisbane Navy or Strandmok Navy? 
y

I tried on the Brisbane yesterday and found it very comfortable on my foot. I would go with the strandmoks in a heartbeat none the less. Theres just something with the Brisbane that I don't quite like. Just my 2 cents (probably 1 because barnweasl)
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Thank you for the comparative analysis. My reason for asking about brown cxl vs. Dark Chili is because I suspect that if theyre as similar in person as they look in online pics, then the only visual people will get when Im walking down the street wearing either color is : "guy wearing simple brown boots"...which means that the visual effect will be the same, no matter which one I wear. Which for me, also means that getting another pair of medium brown boots violates the Redundancy Clause in my Shoe Doctrine. Whereas, if I can verify whether the two colors are distinguishable enough in color to warrant another purchase of another brown boot, then that may mean that i keep the dark chili boot instead of returning/exchanging it. I realize Im being melodramatic about the whole thing.


In my opinion you should be looking at this in terms of more than just color. Leather texture and styling are going to give the boots a very different vibe, even if they were the same color, which is not the case if you're considering the Higgins vs something in dark chili. Anything AE offers in dark chili is going to look more upscale than the Higgins, even paired with jeans. According to a SA I trust the Higgins color is is more like milk chocolate, different from dark chili which has more red in it. I happen to really like the chili, I consider it very rich and classy, and to my taste it goes better than oxblood with all but the darkest blue jeans. But in any case, you should see it in person and judge for yourself rather than trying to make in a priori determination based on discussion board comments. After all, you don't have to wear them to decide if you like the color, so you can always send them back :-)


Edited by pbrandes - 7/25/16 at 12:04am
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I think that is a wise idea.  

 

My god, there's no way they should be sold as seconds.  They should have FR stamped on the soles and be sold on eBay as thirds.  That's assuming no structural issues, if that seam is integral to the shoe they should have just gone into the trash.

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Starting off the week with Shell Strands, by far my favorite pair.

 

 

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I wish I could wear Strands frown.gif
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Originally Posted by M635Guy View Post

I wish I could wear Strands frown.gif
Have you tried them in shell? I find shell to fit about a quarter to a half size more generously; so you may be able to find a fit on the 65 in it. It saves my instep a fair deal of pressure. Or Bartletts!
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I think I'll put the stretchers in after wearing them today, they should be nice and wet after a hot, hot day.

They are feeling better today, if I can just push the toe out a little more I'll consider these broken in!


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Originally Posted by HoldenMI View Post

Try stretching leather that's been wet from the inside, intuitively focusing on the spot that your toe hits.  You can't do any damage to the shoes with the stretchers that you have--they'll break before putting too much pressure on the shoe.  If you had an all-metal stretcher, you could damage the shoe or stretch it to the point that it didn't match the other shoe.  (Don't ask me how I know this...)
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Originally Posted by styleaudit91 View Post

I tried on the Brisbane yesterday and found it very comfortable on my foot. I would go with the strandmoks in a heartbeat none the less. Theres just something with the Brisbane that I don't quite like. Just my 2 cents (probably 1 because barnweasl)


Sorry! I meant Bainbridge not Brisbane. Too many B shoes!
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Originally Posted by TexasTexter View Post

POLL:

Which do you like the best?  Bainbridge Navy or Strandmok Navy? 
y

Definitely the Strandmok IMHO. The Bainbridge just looks unbalanced to my eye- I think it's the brogued toe cap with very little broguing elsewhere that makes the Bainbridge just look awkward to me.
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Definitely the Strandmok IMHO. The Bainbridge just looks unbalanced to my eye- I think it's the brogued toe cap with very little broguing elsewhere that makes the Bainbridge just look awkward to me.

Something about that shoe bothered me, but I couldn't quite put my finger on what it was.  It's built super-casual and for lack of a better term, "new-age" look, that doesn't fit with a traditional medallion, IMO.  It's kind of like a mullet, business in the front, party in the back.

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Originally Posted by MattRiv View Post

Something about that shoe bothered me, but I couldn't quite put my finger on what it was.  It's built like a super-casual and for lack of a better term, "new-age" look, that doesn't fit with a traditional medallion.  It's kind of like a mullet, business in the front, party in the back.

For me, it's the broad expanse of smooth leather on the vamp of the Bainbridge. On the Standmok, the effect is lessened (to my eye) because the foxing at the throat is so close to the toe. The Strandmok flows better to me, the Bainbridge looks like too stark of a difference between the toe and the rest of the shoe.

I don't know if that made sense, but it did to me lol
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