Apparently Leffot is also getting some suede captoe boots in this fall. Last year, I picked up a pair of rust suede captoes on the Modified last as seconds from ShoeMart. I couldn't determine the flaw, but I have added a few of my own since then.
WTF I have been looking for a suede captoe for ages and hate the Iron Ranger. WANT WANT WANT.
jslade, is that an actual quote, verbatim?
thats pretty shitty.
Yeah, more or less verbatim. He was very forward about not being very open to accepting returns, and went on about it for a good minute or so when I inquired as to what their return policy was. I didn't mean to cause a shit show with my comment. The service was subpar, but I don't think going to Tom will do any good -- and frankly, what's the point? When it comes down to it, the boots that I received were, as far as I can tell, exactly what was advertised. Next time I'll get my Alden's elsewhere, and that's it. IIRC, Bryan is a personal friend of Tom's as well.
Anyway, I think Tom visits this thread from time to time, so maybe he'll see my dissatisfaction. And it really does seem like many people have had good experiences with Bryan.
Like I mentioned a few times before, I'm completely new to buying shoes that are something other than 1) sneakers, or 2) shoes/boots that don't need to be cared for. I have a few questions regarding taking care of my shoes that I could use a little bit of help on, if one or two of you would be so kind.
From what I understand, the process of conditioning my shoes goes more or less like this:
1) Wipe dust, dirt, etc. off shoes 2) Apply polish to shoes with a brush, cloth, or even old t-shirt 3) Work polish into shoes 4) Wait for shoe to dry 5) Wipe off any excess polish 6) Brush shoes with horsehair brush (?)
Where exactly in this process do I go about applying mink oil to my Pitt Boots? My goal isn't to make my boots especially shiny or anything, although if it helps to condition my boots and to keep them in better condition for as long as possible, I'm all for it. Mainly, though, I just want to waterproof them for the rain and snow.