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A recent project shoe that I bought used... Whiskey PTB.

 

As received.

 

 

Polished on the left, and as received on the right.

 

 

Polished in the front, and as received in the back.

 

 

 

And they got to go on their first voyage with Mike today!

 

 

 

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-Mike

post #101177 of 122416
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A quiet Saturday here, so I thought I would take some pics of my Alden boots...
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@MoosicPa, you have done very well my friend building up your boot collection. I hope that you wear them in the best of health.

 

-Mike

post #101178 of 122416
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A quiet Saturday here, so I thought I would take some pics of my Alden boots...






Nice collection! Details?
post #101179 of 122416
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Yea I figured and then even more if you count boots too, right?

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My friend, Dubsy bought 55 pairs of shoes in 2014.  He can go half a year wearing a different pair of shoes each day!  nod%5B1%5D.gif

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Crap, you counted them? I intentionally did a bulletized list versus a numbered list.

Haha!! Mike told me the real number over text message, but I won't divulge. It was rather awe-inspiring. wink.gif
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They look like the justices of the Supreme Court ready to overturn some ancient landmark decision.

I quite like the Alden SCOTUS much better than the actual one....
post #101180 of 122416
@MoosicPa - Great collection. You dun well ! The pride of Lackawanna County !

By the way, did you use the Mac Method on that table? It's glowing so nicely!
post #101181 of 122416
@mdubs how hard you applying the deer bone on the rolls? My Cigar PTB's from years ago have the typical creasing. I wouldn't mind giving them that "new" while still keeping the beautiful patina they have developed.
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@mdubs how hard you applying the deer bone on the rolls? My Cigar PTB's from years ago have the typical creasing. I wouldn't mind giving them that "new" while still keeping the beautiful patina they have developed.

 

I put a quite a bit of weight into it using the deer bone and cotton buffing cloth. I am very light with my horse hair brush, who's job is to get those nice oils to the surface.

 

-Mike

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I put a quite a bit of weight into it using the deer bone and cotton buffing cloth. I am very light with my horse hair brush, who's job is to get those nice oils to the surface.

-Mike

Do you put your hand or a tree in the shoe during the boning (hehe) for counter pressure, or just empty shoe?
post #101184 of 122416

just ordered a pair of indy boots! first pair of aldens too.. cant wait

post #101185 of 122416
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@MoosicPa
, you have done very well my friend building up your boot collection. I hope that you wear them in the best of health.

-Mike

Thanks Mike, nice job on those whiskey PTB's you rescued.
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@MoosicPa - Great collection. You dun well ! The pride of Lackawanna County !

By the way, did you use the Mac Method on that table? It's glowing so nicely!

Thanks Sazon, yes the Mac method works on more than shell shoes.... rotflmao.gif
post #101187 of 122416
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Do you put your hand or a tree in the shoe during the boning (hehe) for counter pressure, or just empty shoe?

I keep a set of trees in my shoes when I care for them.

-Mike
post #101188 of 122416
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Nice collection! Details?



sure Chris, from L-R: Blck captoe (J. Crew); Black shortwing/commando sole (A of C); Black Naval and #8 Naval (Leffot); #8 captoe (J. Crew); #8 captoes (Frans Boone); #8 Hallock boots (Unionmade); Cigar shell/commando soles (Alden D.C.); Ravello Day Trippers (Leffot); Alpine Grain shortwings (Leathersoul) and Alpine captoes (Endclothing).
post #101189 of 122416
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I keep a set of trees in my shoes when I care for them.

-Mike

I keep a set of trees in mine too, when caring for them. I've found using trees with a split in them works better and avoids areas that look different because the gaps in the tree.

See Ya,
Steve
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I keep a set of trees in mine too, when caring for them. I've found using trees with a split in them works better and avoids areas that look different because the gaps in the tree.

See Ya,
Steve

Sadly, I buy Alden trees for my shoes, so I am using their split toe design. Works pretty well. :-)

-Mike
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