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Not quite, does not dry clear. As you can tell by the white look of the treated boot.

http://www.spillcontainment.com/ever-dry

Pretty cool stuff though.

Details Buz, details. Pretty interesting, but yeah, it's not clear. :-)

-Mike
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you could always get randy the cobbler to modify or mack_sublime on IG seems to be doing antique edging modifications....

I considered that but the Canadian dollar is so ridiculously low right it's hard justify the modifications on top of the 25% dollar mark for the boots, and I don't know anyone in Toronto or even Canada that could be trusted to do this.

 

I just purchased some Color 8 LWB's with antique edge from the Bureau Belfast. They shipped to Atlanta via FedEx in three days. Total premium was about $90 relative to standard color 8 pricing ($794 USD). I think they still have a few sizes in stock.

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While the bureau does have them, the pound vs. cad dollar is so gross right now @tricky will throw up. Not to mention the FedEx fees..Those shoes are $1000 cad before shipping and fedex!
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I've actually considered the Bureau ones even at the ridiculous exchange and shipping but "thankfully" no 10.5D sizes.
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Snuff Suede LWB today (9794) - Alden does such a great job with suede. Love this shoe. Denim is the Wallace & Barnes White Oak Cone Mills selvedge.

 

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Those are beautiful JSO! I originally did not understand the value of Alden suede, but clearly I am now a big fan. Glad to see you enjoying them!

-Mike
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Those are beautiful JSO! I originally did not understand the value of Alden suede, but clearly I am now a big fan. Glad to see you enjoying them!

-Mike


Thanks! I felt exactly the same way about suede. This is actually my first pair of suede shoes (ever), and is still my only pair, but it won't be my last. I really want a pair of suede Dovers, but I haven't decided on the color just yet.

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I picked up these LHS brown CXL loafers from Sherman Brothers this morning...

http://www.shermanbrothers.com/product.php?ItemId=1000000002&ProductId=29449

Very comfy right out of the box. They will make a nice all-purpose casual shoe that can be worn with khakis or jeans. Took quite a few months for them to arrive. This make-up is now a stock shoe but being that it is a LHS it takes a long time to make.

How do you suggest treating the CXL loafers? Mike at Sherman Brothers recommend clear cream polish to clean them and maintain their coloring. What about treating them for water resistance?

I also have a pair of Indy snuff suede boots and have a pair of Leather Soul Ulimate Indys on order which should arrive late August/early September time frame. Can't wait for those bad boys to arrive!
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Guys, will it be too much difference to go one size wider than my current size on the TB last (from D to E)? I can get a pair of boots which I wanted for a long time without the usual  preorder wait. length wise they are correct.

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Guys, will it be too much difference to go one size wider than my current size on the TB last (from D to E)? I can get a pair of boots which I wanted for a long time without the usual  preorder wait. length wise they are correct.

 

Going up a width translates to a 3/16" width differential. That isn't too much, but I personally would not recommend it, as fit is the MOST important aspect of shoe ownership. I would prefer to wait a year for a shoe and have a proper fit, than to have one today that doesn't fit me perfectly, but that is just me!

 

-Mike

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I've actually considered the Bureau ones even at the ridiculous exchange and shipping but "thankfully" no 10.5D sizes.
Do you know if there E width is same as D or is it consider normal standard width from British standard
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Guys, will it be too much difference to go one size wider than my current size on the TB last (from D to E)? I can get a pair of boots which I wanted for a long time without the usual  preorder wait. length wise they are correct.


For me, it would be dependent on how I thought I'd be wearing them (in regards to socks).

 

If they were boots, I wouldn't mind going to E width as I have plenty of heavy weight socks. 

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another consideration with an increase of width comes a slight increase in toe box height. i dont like additional creasing so this would be a deal breaker
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Do you know if there E width is same as D or is it consider normal standard width from British standard

I have no idea actually
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I picked up these LHS brown CXL loafers from Sherman Brothers this morning...

http://www.shermanbrothers.com/product.php?ItemId=1000000002&ProductId=29449

Very comfy right out of the box. They will make a nice all-purpose casual shoe that can be worn with khakis or jeans. Took quite a few months for them to arrive. This make-up is now a stock shoe but being that it is a LHS it takes a long time to make.

How do you suggest treating the CXL loafers? Mike at Sherman Brothers recommend clear cream polish to clean them and maintain their coloring. What about treating them for water resistance?

I also have a pair of Indy snuff suede boots and have a pair of Leather Soul Ulimate Indys on order which should arrive late August/early September time frame. Can't wait for those bad boys to arrive!

 

I would not use anything on CXL at all. If you feel it needs conditioning or cleaning, I'd use something like Bick 4.

 

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Originally Posted by J One View Post
 

Guys, will it be too much difference to go one size wider than my current size on the TB last (from D to E)? I can get a pair of boots which I wanted for a long time without the usual  preorder wait. length wise they are correct.

 

 

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Going up a width translates to a 3/16" width differential. That isn't too much, but I personally would not recommend it, as fit is the MOST important aspect of shoe ownership. I would prefer to wait a year for a shoe and have a proper fit, than to have one today that doesn't fit me perfectly, but that is just me!

 

-Mike

 

 

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Do you know if there E width is same as D or is it consider normal standard width from British standard

 

 

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For me, it would be dependent on how I thought I'd be wearing them (in regards to socks).

 

If they were boots, I wouldn't mind going to E width as I have plenty of heavy weight socks. 

 

 

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another consideration with an increase of width comes a slight increase in toe box height. i dont like additional creasing so this would be a deal breaker

 

It seems Bureau uses US sizing/widths when describing their Alden shoes. So an E there is the same as an E here, when you're looking at Aldens. I would not go up a width unless the Trubalance in D is snug and you don't wear thick socks with it, and plan to wear thick socks with the E-width Trubalance.

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