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Holy #2! It's the Alden Color #2 LWB.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-Mike

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sigh,  wish I could get 11.5 on those

 

looking good mike..

 

 

any progress on those snuff saddles?

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I have a love hate relationship with Color 2. If offered an opportunity to buy a pair, I'd probably pounce. However, I'm not sure I can pull off wearing them. Part of the appeal to me is the rarity.
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Holy #2! It's the Alden Color #2 LWB.



















-Mike

Mike I love these but they need some wear time ... I'd love to see these with 5 years couple times a week wear, bet they'd be the BOMB! Too pristine with the super light coloring welt and all, they need some romping around. I'd be happy to do that for you. Anyway these are some very sic LWB's.. Well done as usual..
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I don't get it, my shells are already all creased up and I haven't even gone outside..how does he do it? :D

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Anybody have the Chromex BB Tassel loafer pics after a year or two or three years wear. I think they look pretty cool but wan to see them with some wear time. Thanks in advance to whomever posts..

BTW keep the pictures coming. I can't read every paragraph about this and that. A pictures worth a thousand words right!! Love the recent brass eyelet I for/photo's..
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I don't get it, my shells are already all creased up and I haven't even gone outside..how does he do it? biggrin.gif
It's simple. Take the pic then put on your Cole Haan for the rest of the day.

Oh crap. I didn't mean to give away your secret @mdubs
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It's simple. Take the pic then put on your Cole Haan for the rest of the day.

Oh crap. I didn't mean to give away your secret @mdubs

LoL. Nice Tif. The creasing of my shoes vary from pair to pair. My Whiskey Indys creased like there is no tomorrow on their maiden voyage. I don't think I will ever get those to look pristine again. We will see. ;-)
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Very nice......BTW, I jumped on your special from Epaulet earlier this week.....can't wait to see them IRL.[\spoiler]

Awesome! Can't wait for those either. I believe they have a handful of pairs left. If anyone is on the fence.. Get off and kop! Who knows if you'll get another shot..
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Friday ravello LWB maiden voyage with Samurai S5000VX
Great shade of ravello. crispy clean.
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#4 Chukka. Argyle OTC. Marcoliani. Respect
Very nice boots. Wear only in good health.
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Whiskey WTB from Madison
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Happy Friday gents
Great loafers. You wear them well w denim.
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4060 from Alden Madison
Stone pig be all like "get out the leaf blower ya lazy bassted."
#8 and blue for the win. Nicely done Ben.
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Holy #2! It's the Alden Color #2 LWB.
Outstanding dubs.
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LoL. Nice Tif. The creasing of my shoes vary from pair to pair. My Whiskey Indys creased like there is no tomorrow on their maiden voyage. I don't think I will ever get those to look pristine again. We will see. ;-)

 

Had my most successful attempt at the Mdubs method thus far tonight. Little one went to bed and my wife is out for dinner with friends so that means it's shoe time for me haha.

 

 

 

So I wore these LHS today and you can see they crease pretty heavily, actually one of my most creased pairs when I wear them.

 

Whiskey LHS from today (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

Tonight after the water/ brushing and deer bone/brushing. As you can see the creasing is almost non existent, only thing I will say is that the water darkens the lighter color during the process but mostly goes away once dry. These have a few darkish marks in the crease points that if I had to guess will probably subside by the morning. At which time I might give them a light coat of neutral Saphir cordovan cream. Sorry for the poor lighting and pics. Maybe you can speak on if you've noticed the darkening before on lighter shell and if those areas do indeed lighten back up for the most part. Maybe I shouldn't have used so much water haha

 

 

 

 

 

 


Edited by Burzan - 5/8/15 at 9:00pm
post #109557 of 122416
Good work! I think I mentioned the darkening in my post. It will mainly subside but yeah, it's an issue with Whiskey and the key is to use less liquid. I haven't had that issue with any other color though. Just recent Whiskey in particular. Cheers!

-Mike
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I have a love hate relationship with Color 2. If offered an opportunity to buy a pair, I'd probably pounce. However, I'm not sure I can pull off wearing them. Part of the appeal to me is the rarity.
Have to concur. Doubt most people would buy it if it was available like even whiskey or cigar, forget the ubiquitous color 8. But then again, given its rarity I would jump on it without a second thought.
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Good work! I think I mentioned the darkening in my post. It will mainly subside but yeah, it's an issue with Whiskey and the key is to use less liquid. I haven't had that issue with any other color though. Just recent Whiskey in particular. Cheers!

-Mike

 

Must not have paid attention to that part about whiskey haha, It's nothing major but next time I will just try a damp cloth wipe down and then move to the deer bone on them and see how that works out. I also did a quick version of the method on my 975 and whiskey PTB tonight, both had only minor creasing so didn't spend too much time on them. Thanks again for the great tutorial!

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That moment when you go to Dubs's site to read his tutorial and the ad gods try to entice you to buy a Sears work boot

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