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I've been enjoying all the recent pics, and the new drops from various shops. esp the boots. It's all reinforced my decision to wait for the Epaulet Natural CXL Longwings (Leydon last) in the spring. Missed them in the summer and keep returning to them in my head. A good sign.
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Hey guys, first post here. Just recently started getting into fashion at all, and when looking for my first pair of boots I fell in love with the chromexcel Indys:

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Apologies for the crappy iphone pictures. Haven't been able to find the charger for my real camera since I moved recently.

On the topic of the Chromexcel Indy, does anyone have care suggestions? It seems that Horween suggests neatsfoot oil and that's it. Sound about right?

After I picked these up and loved them I started surfing ebay for deals to replace my dress shoes, and started with the 2145 color 8 cap toe on the Aberdeen last:

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They seem to be in quite excellent condition, but given that they're used I don't know how they were cared for. They were well shined out of the box but when I tried to apply the Mac Method after a couple of wearings, using a new although cheap Kiwi horsehair brush and an old white Tee for buffing (not optimal, but I don't really have anything softer at the moment), I found that for some reason the left shoe shined up well but the right became more dull and wouldn't shine up no matter how much I buffed. Do I just need to brush more, or is it possible that the previous owner applied too much wax or something like that?

You can see a bit what I'm talking about in this pic:

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Notice the right shoe is not nearly as shiny as the left.

In spite of that bit of oddness I love the shoes and already managed to find their counterparts in black (the 2146) on eBay for the same price, so those are currently in transit as well. Going from 0 pairs of any decent shoe to 3 Alden's in a month tongue.gif.
Hello and congrats on your purchases. For the Indy Saphir Renovateur, Neats Foot oil or even Clear Paste Polish in limited amounts should work.

Brush and T-Shirt work for me. I try to keep the threads on the Indy white so I use a different brush for those boots so as not to transfer color. T-Shirt for rubbing and buffing around the threads seams to work.

For the shoe....well that happens somethime. Try a VERY LITTLE water and more and more brushing and buffing. Or get some Saphir Renovateur. smile.gif
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Got my first (and certainly not last) pair of Indy's today from Leffot. Man these boots are great and real comfortable.
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NICE!

As for LS being bashed, Tom is top notch and will always be my first choice to purchase Alden's. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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NICE!
As for LS being bashed, Tom is top notch and will always be my first choice to purchase Alden's. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif


I agree 100%. Tom, Takuya, and Bryan in BH are TOP NOTCH !!!!!! I also do not agree with past comments about Leffot..Steven is TOP NOTCH as well !!!!

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color 8 nst saddle
argyles otc
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Leffot sold out of my size on the Natural Indys so I'm going with Leather Soul's Ultimate Indy or their Vintage Indy. Opinions on which I should get?

For those wanting a thick lug sole on your Indy, Barney's has it for $309:

http://www.barneys.com/Lace-Up-Boot/500492170,default,pd.html?cgid=SALEMENSHOES#

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Hello and congrats on your purchases. For the Indy Saphir Renovateur, Neats Foot oil or even Clear Paste Polish in limited amounts should work.

Brush and T-Shirt work for me. I try to keep the threads on the Indy white so I use a different brush for those boots so as not to transfer color. T-Shirt for rubbing and buffing around the threads seams to work.

For the shoe....well that happens somethime. Try a VERY LITTLE water and more and more brushing and buffing. Or get some Saphir Renovateur. smile.gif


Thanks for the info. Calms the mind of a newbie a bit. 

 

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^ Good luck finding those LS Indy's...beleive they are long sold out
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different edge trim. gives them totally different looks

which is easy to change.
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I just bought my first pair of J.Crew Alden Indys. I hope they are worth the hype...

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I must be the only person in this thread that doesn't like Indy boots at all...

you're not alone...
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Can we get some evo pics of the natural chromexcel?
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you're not alone...

do you like any aldens?
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Just a note: those Tres Bien Indy's are on a Barrie last in an E fitting; I just e-mailed Tres Bien as to their ambiguous description of them. I was hoping to pick up their Snuff Suede indys but no luck
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Just a note: those Tres Bien Indy's are on a Barrie last in an E fitting; I just e-mailed Tres Bien as to their ambiguous description of them. I was hoping to pick up their Snuff Suede indys but no luck


.. same here, like i said they dropped the ball on those..
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