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i recieved my cordovan captoe boots from jcrew yesterday. I was wondering what kind of socks do you guys normally wear with them?
When i wear my thinner dress socks the shoes are a bit snug in my larger foot, but i think ok. its a bit tight in the ball area of my foot but its not crushing my toes or anything.
in my thicker boot socks, they are bit uncomfortable all around. Of course, they are brand new...
is my sizing correct you think?


 

I usually wear mine with dress socks, because mine are a bit snug in the ball of my foot as well.  They'll loosen up a little once you break in the cork under the in-sole. 

post #19577 of 122416
yeah, Alden's definitely loosen up once broken in. I think it's the cork sole that compresses and molds to your foot, not leather stretch that does it. I wear boot socks with all my boots, even my cordovan ones, but that is in part because my feet are long but thin so most shoes/boots that fit in length end up being a little too full volume to provide a good fit with a thin dress sock.
post #19578 of 122416
^ I usually do the same. Even in a narrow width, my Barrie-lasted Aldens are still slightly wide in the middle of the shoe, so I usually end up wearing thicker socks to compensate.
post #19579 of 122416
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Good product but go with the Saphir Renovateur.

Agreed. I use pitch blend and recommend it, but not on shell. It does a great job on CXL.

Note that it is going to darken the leather a little bit as you use it, so proceed with that in mind. I have also used it to dress the edges of the soles on all my shoes, shell included.

Overall, pitch blend is a pleasure to use. Just wipe it on with your fingers. It has a very pleasant, mild odor.
post #19580 of 122416
Selling a brand new pair of Tobacco Reverse Chamois Indy Boots in size 7.5D - Truebalance last.
Purchased these from J. Gilbert.

If interested PM me and we cna hopefully work out a deal.
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Here's what you have to look forward to !! 



These are superb. Congrats and enjoy. If I wasn't 3 deep into 2012 shell orders I would have kopped these.
post #19582 of 122416
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color 4 & black saddle
argyles otc

The MASTER. worship.gif
post #19583 of 122416
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Originally Posted by FrankCowperwood View Post

Agreed. I use pitch blend and recommend it, but not on shell. It does a great job on CXL.
Note that it is going to darken the leather a little bit as you use it, so proceed with that in mind. I have also used it to dress the edges of the soles on all my shoes, shell included.
Overall, pitch blend is a pleasure to use. Just wipe it on with your fingers. It has a very pleasant, mild odor.


One other product that Horween recommends to condition CXL is Neatsfoot Oil. I just bought some but have not used it yet on my CXL NSTs.
post #19584 of 122416
#8PTB, doing my best pirate stance263
post #19585 of 122416
Venetian shoe cream and lots of brushing. Quick maintenance with a microfiber glasses wipe. Shoes will blind.

proof...

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post #19586 of 122416
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Cigar PTB & argyles OTC
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good shine on your cigar ptb, I like your argyles

Thank you uncle.
post #19587 of 122416
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

xpzyx4.jpg
color 4 & black saddle
argyles otc

Wow! That is a great saddle makeup, nice shine.
post #19588 of 122416
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Venetian shoe cream and lots of brushing. Quick maintenance with a microfiber glasses wipe. Shoes will blind.
proof...
261

Holy Hell! You're not kidding, those look insane!
post #19589 of 122416
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xpzyx4.jpg
color 4 & black saddle
argyles otc

Those are gorgeous.

thank you
post #19590 of 122416
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Pardon my noob question....
For the mac method...
What kind of cloth you guys use to wipe ? can i used old tshirts to wipe them off or...?
and what kind of cloth to use to buff the shoes?

t-shirts work well as does towels, underware and any smooth cloth
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