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Those Indy's are absolutely incredible!

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Can anyone recommend some good alternatives to the Indy laces? I've already gone through two pairs and am really frustrated with them ripping apart after a few months.
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Can anyone recommend some good alternatives to the Indy laces? I've already gone through two pairs and am really frustrated with them ripping apart after a few months.

See if you can find the laces Red Wing puts in their Beckman moc toe boots like those J. Crew sells. They're HEAVILY waxed flat cotton, a little bulkier than normal Indy laces, but should last considerably longer.
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What lasts are those Aldens? Can you list them in order? Thanks
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Hello gents, just got these guys as a gift from the wife and would love some recommendations on a belt that could pair well with these that I could use dressed up or dressed down, any and all help is much appreciated...

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Hello gents, just got these guys as a gift from the wife and would love some recommendations on a belt that could pair well with these that I could use dressed up or dressed down, any and all help is much appreciated...
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Those look great. Where did your wife get them?
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Hello gents, just got these guys as a gift from the wife and would love some recommendations on a belt that could pair well with these that I could use dressed up or dressed down, any and all help is much appreciated...
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Those look great. Where did you get your wife?

FTFY
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Can anyone recommend some good alternatives to the Indy laces? I've already gone through two pairs and am really frustrated with them ripping apart after a few months.

I got a pair of the alden waxed laces from the store in NYC.
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FTFY

Or maybe not...
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Hi NYR, Can you tell us your steps to get it looking like this from so beat up? Thanks!

Sure thing. Plain and simple, the Mac method. All done watching the first period of Rangers/Flyers...

Took an old tee shirt, ran it under some warm water. Wrang it out so it was just damp, and wiped down the shoes, uppers and edges. Let the shoes dry for about 2 minutes, then I went to work with a horsehair brush. I literally brushed hard for about 4-5 minutes each shoe. My arm was killing me after about 3 minutes, so I changed hands for a minute, before finishing with my stronger hand. C'est tout. This is why cordovan in my mind is so worth the extra bucks. I used NO polish, NO conditioning creme, NOTHING but the damp cloth and hard brushing. Next time I will prob add some Venetian cream to give it a real luster.

Wow. That is great. Thank you. Such an incredible transformation! I took my 9901s as my only shoes on a trip to Thanksgiving to really break them in once and for all (I've had them for 2 years and have only worn them a few times), and with the 6 days of straight wear, they need the mac method to get them back to looking new. Going to do it upon my return.

Mac, so you have two methods, the maintenance method and the break in method. I think you should write a book.

In general, I want to say thank you for all the contributors to this forum. While I do not write a lot, I am an avid reader and I do learn a lot from all you guys.
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Wow. That is great. Thank you. Such an incredible transformation! I took my 9901s as my only shoes on a trip to Thanksgiving to really break them in once and for all (I've had them for 2 years and have only worn them a few times), and with the 6 days of straight wear, they need the mac method to get them back to looking new. Going to do it upon my return.
Mac, so you have two methods, the maintenance method and the break in method. I think you should write a book.
In general, I want to say thank you for all the contributors to this forum. While I do not write a lot, I am an avid reader and I do learn a lot from all you guys.

thank you
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cigar indy
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the ultimate goal is to never apply wax polish to your shells


I have never polished any of my shells -- just Renovateur and Venetian Shoe Cream. Shell cordovan and other nicer leathers (including Chromexcel) have enough inherent oils and coloration that polish can be unnecessary, and can obscure the beauty of the aging of those leathers.

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nice cigar Indys! both of you

I just ordered what I believe will be my grail of Alden boots this weekend. And no they weren't on sale. Hopefully I can get them past customs (my wife) and that are without any obvious flaws when I see them in hand. Will post pics in a week or so when I get them.
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