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Originally Posted by Don L View Post
 

Is Mahogany the right choice for Color 8?


I use Saphir mahogany WAX for my color 8 and I think it's working great. But I don't think using colored cream for shell is a right decision.

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Wanted to get some opinions on the standard Indy neocork sole vs. commando. I picked up JCrew's version of the 405 when the 25% off coupon code was working the other week. Love the look and think they will be a great fall/winter boot. I do NOT plan on wearing them in anything more than light snow- they would see rain/general foul weather duty. From what I gather, the neocork would be fine for that... but I know commando would be better. This is the only boot I plan on having like this, so I need it to be as versatile as possible, given the weather I mentioned above.

Something like the Epaulet Innsbruck is basically the same boot, adding commando- but it would cost me almost $200 just to get to commando, which doesn't seem remotely worth it.

Those that have the regular sole, can you comment a bit on its foul weather durability and if you had to do it over again, would you switch to commando?
post #117528 of 122416
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Originally Posted by bkotsko View Post
 


Honestly, I use the Neutral or "cordovan 71" color for color 8, but 99% of the time, I use neutral.

http://leffot.com/shop/index.php/shoe-care/shell-cordovan-creme-1053.html

I also use shell cordovan crème, as opposed to the regular crème polish.

I think the stuff made for shell has more and different oils.

 

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Originally Posted by stevefok View Post
 


I use Saphir mahogany WAX for my color 8 and I think it's working great. But I don't think using colored cream for shell is a right decision.

Thanks guys.  Wouldn't use cream on my shell but I have a Rancourt #8 Belt (non shell) that I was thinking this would be good for...

post #117529 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Don L View Post
 

 

Thanks guys.  Wouldn't use cream on my shell but I have a Rancourt #8 Belt (non shell) that I was thinking this would be good for...

 

Oh..then I think those cream will be a great choice of course.

 

But I take back what I said about using mahogany wax on my color 8, I just checked and what I use is actually the bordeaux color. 

post #117530 of 122416
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Originally Posted by bigbadbuff View Post

Wanted to get some opinions on the standard Indy neocork sole vs. commando. I picked up JCrew's version of the 405 when the 25% off coupon code was working the other week. Love the look and think they will be a great fall/winter boot. I do NOT plan on wearing them in anything more than light snow- they would see rain/general foul weather duty. From what I gather, the neocork would be fine for that... but I know commando would be better. This is the only boot I plan on having like this, so I need it to be as versatile as possible, given the weather I mentioned above.

Something like the Epaulet Innsbruck is basically the same boot, adding commando- but it would cost me almost $200 just to get to commando, which doesn't seem remotely worth it.

Those that have the regular sole, can you comment a bit on its foul weather durability and if you had to do it over again, would you switch to commando?


I wore my J.Crew Indy 405's last winter and plan to use them as my winter boots again this year as my go-to foul weather boots. The neocork handles fine overall just not much 'grip' for tasks like shoveling the snow, but general walking around and how they clean up, they can handle the winter.

 

The commando sole would be ideal/better for the snow/icy conditions, but it really is only BAD a few weeks of the year (not sure where you're located), so the neocork is fine majority of the time for me.  From what you describe, and given you got them at a discount, the neocorks will be fine.

post #117531 of 122416
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Originally Posted by JR Magat View Post

The commando sole would be ideal/better for the snow/icy conditions, but it really is only BAD a few weeks of the year (not sure where you're located), so the neocork is fine majority of the time for me.  From what you describe, and given you got them at a discount, the neocorks will be fine.

I'm in Virginia, and get at most a handful of days of snow, so thanks, as long as rain/light snow are ok, I will keep these. Thanks
post #117532 of 122416
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Originally Posted by bigbadbuff View Post

I'm in Virginia, and get at most a handful of days of snow, so thanks, as long as rain/light snow are ok, I will keep these. Thanks

it's always the ice that's the real problem

the problem with neocork is that it's smooth, and anything smooth on ice is a real bad match

personally if I were you I would wear them as is and resole to commando when they are due
post #117533 of 122416
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Originally Posted by JR Magat View Post

The commando sole would be ideal/better for the snow/icy conditions, but it really is only BAD a few weeks of the year (not sure where you're located), so the neocork is fine majority of the time for me.  From what you describe, and given you got them at a discount, the neocorks will be fine.

I'm in Virginia, and get at most a handful of days of snow, so thanks, as long as rain/light snow are ok, I will keep these. Thanks

I have a black indy that the previous owner but a lightly textured toppy on...works terrific. Cheap add on and gives great grip.
post #117534 of 122416
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Originally Posted by bigbadbuff View Post

I'm in Virginia, and get at most a handful of days of snow, so thanks, as long as rain/light snow are ok, I will keep these. Thanks
Given the price and your location I would keep them and wear the hell out of them. Enjoy!
post #117535 of 122416
Has anyone else seen the single Left foot color 8 Chukka for sale on eBay? Is someone on this forum selling it? If so can you please explain?
post #117536 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Matty123 View Post

Has anyone else seen the single Left foot color 8 Chukka for sale on eBay? Is someone on this forum selling it? If so can you please explain?

 

And for that price?!?  He doesn't have a leg to stand on...

post #117537 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Matty123 View Post

Has anyone else seen the single Left foot color 8 Chukka for sale on eBay? Is someone on this forum selling it? If so can you please explain?
I will speculate,
I would sell a single left boot if the right boot had:
Motorcycle chain damage.
Dog chewed it up.
Thrift store find.
Botched cobbler repair.
Lost luggage (I worry when I check my aldens)
post #117538 of 122416

Best Ravello and Cigar belts? 

 

Ravello is decent new-ish brown/red/orange Ravello... not Brownvello but also not the very red Ravello of the past.

Cigar is decent new-ish fairly dark Cigar... not super-dark/nearly black but also not the very brown/olive Cigar of the past.

 

Ideas?

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post


I will speculate,
I would sell a single left boot if the right boot had:
Motorcycle chain damage.
Dog chewed it up.
Thrift store find.
Botched cobbler repair.
Lost luggage (I worry when I check my aldens)

 

A few of these look like my list of excuses I once had for school work.

post #117539 of 122416
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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post

I will speculate,
I would sell a single left boot if the right boot had:
Motorcycle chain damage.
Dog chewed it up.
Thrift store find.
Botched cobbler repair.
Lost luggage (I worry when I check my aldens)

I Hear ya on all Of those hypothesis. I can relate because this weekend I was wearing my King Indys at a puppy party and a very cute beagle puppy took I interest in my right boot! I quickly Vacated, removed my boots and rejoined the puppy mania. Crisis averted.
post #117540 of 122416
one time I got back from a trip and very sadly only found my left flip flop. this was a nice flip flop, broken in after years of use and custom fit at this point, so I was distraught that I could not find the right flip flop. So sadly I made the hard decision that I just had to throw the left flip flop out, so into the garbage it went. 2 weeks later I found the right flip flop frown.gif

true story
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