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^ +1 Never mind the Mac Method - we want the GaGa method.
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ok, who's polishing your shoes and what are they using?
no amount of brushing can make mine shine like those
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Originally Posted by HorseHide View Post

^ +1 Never mind the Mac Method - we want the GaGa method.

I dunno, comparing the two whisky pairs posted back to back, I think I like Mac's "flawless glow" instead of gaga's high shine on those particular shoes.
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Originally Posted by HorseHide View Post

^ +1 Never mind the Mac Method - we want the GaGa method.

 

This guy.

 

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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

customshirt1
bensilver
o'connells


O'Connell's is not to be underestimated. Their pricing is very aggressive, and although their service isn't quite as over the moon as Alexander Kabbaz's (CustomShirt1), the rest of their clothing is more realistic -- sweaters you would actually want to wear, for instance, rather than put in a museum because of their exorbitant cost.

 

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Originally Posted by seer View Post

Great boots! I ordered their last pair of 10Ds yesterday. Does anyone know what to use on this type of leather to water proof and condition?

 

Depends. A neutral boot cream (Alden makes a fine one) will allow them to age as naturally as possible; I do this with my Chromexcel, plus Montana Pitch-Blend for waterproofing. If you're looking for a more uniform color plus waterpoofing, Pecard's leather dressing is the way to go. If you use Obenauf's LP, it will waterproof but will take the distinguishing look out of the natural Chromexcel; I don't recommend it in this case.

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TBH I liked NYR's roughened up shoes the best. nod[1].gif
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I just spoke with Kathy at Alden DC to order the Cigar cap toe boots. I must say, customer service over the phone was great. I look forward to future orders with her. I'll throw up some pics when I get them. These are going to be my default wet weather boot for during the week...
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I received the Plain Toe J. Crew boots. The 11 is too big, so I'm exchanging for a 10.5. Hopefully that fits, and I can get to wearing these. If they're too small, it wasn't meant to be. Quality, upon a quick glance, seemed sufficient. I don't think they are $500 shoes, but for <$400 they appear to be a nice purchase.

Question: does one shoe ever fit slightly differently? Upon trying on and walking on carpet, the left shoe felt perfect. The right shoe felt a little uneven, little imbalanced. Natural? Suck it up?
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thx for mac's and other member's encouragement
finally i got the alden hunting boots, ravello, barrie last
the interesting thing is this barrie last fit more snug than my LWB, even in same size
now i am using mac's break in method, hopefully i could wear them in this weekend icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif

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These are perfect. Love the 270 welt (the 360 kills it on such a fine, suit-worthy boot).
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Originally Posted by applky View Post

Depends. A neutral boot cream (Alden makes a fine one) will allow them to age as naturally as possible; I do this with my Chromexcel, plus Montana Pitch-Blend for waterproofing. If you're looking for a more uniform color plus waterpoofing, Pecard's leather dressing is the way to go. If you use Obenauf's LP, it will waterproof but will take the distinguishing look out of the natural Chromexcel; I don't recommend it in this case.


Thanks for the tips. I do have the Montana Pitch Blend. I'm new to this whole Alden thing - what is it with these boots/shoes? I feel addicted already! I saw a truck this evening and my first thought was "Color 8." Sheesh...

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Mcarthur & REguy,

For fuck's sake where do you guys get your stunning argyles from? I love the color combo's.

I'm going to guess the argyles are Marcoliani. I'm a fan myself, particularly of the wool version. Oconnells is a great source. Prompt service.
You can get them elsewhere onlIne, of course. And I bought some in the Alden SF store as well as a men's store down the street from it (the Hunt Shop, perhaps). Anyone happen to know who sells them in Chicago?
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

I just spoke with Kathy at Alden DC to order the Cigar cap toe boots. I must say, customer service over the phone was great. I look forward to future orders with her. I'll throw up some pics when I get them. These are going to be my default wet weather boot for during the week...


What last are the cap toes on?

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Family portrait, featuring the Ravell Longwings I just received today from Sazon!!

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(Indy 405s I've been abusing since 2003, Indy in Nubuck from Leather Soul, Officer boots from Leather Soul, Saddles from (you guessed it) Leather Soul, and the amazing new addition to the family!)
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Originally Posted by JPFNY5 View Post

I LOVE the shine and the reflection of light on them. Fantastic! Speaking of great and impeccable service I think that Alex at customshirt is top notch as well !! Well Done !!

 

thank you
alex provides o/s service
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Neoprene cork or commando sole questions:
- which has better durability?
- which is better for a wet climates?
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Originally Posted by shaunw View Post

new kicks from JCrew, not too bad for $354.38.......I was a little suprised to have then show up in a white JCrew bux as opposed to the usual green Alden box. Whats up with that?

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I have gotten the same thing from them 3X. I called CS and said I want the box, shoe bags, and the whole 9 yards. They always oblige. Don't accept 2nd rate.
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