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Originally Posted by NewYorkRanger View Post

Maybe I read into the stylistic choices made too much here, but I think its perfect. The boot itself is both elegant and rugged at the same time (elegance being an all eyelet in shell on a fairly conservative shape and the ruggedness coming from the brogued cap toe and the back pull tab) so the sole matches that in my mind.

fair enough, I was speaking more in pure practical terms, which to me is the real/true purpose of the commando sole - making the boot non slippery and durable on snow and ice and water. it's the "non smoothiness" of the commando sole which really helps in these situations. so I would think the true benefit comes when you have both the heel and forefront in grooved commando.

I also think you should try to darken the edges smile.gif the contrast is too much for me, but horses for courses
post #21857 of 122416

The hanger project also carries reno:

 

http://www.hangerproject.com/closet/saphir-renovateur.html

post #21858 of 122416
Epaulet has it too.
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Thanks to all on the replies about Saphir - I appreciate it.
post #21860 of 122416
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You guys are gonna love this. Last day of convalescing at home sent me to the drug store, and on my way I figured I'd see if my LS Ultimate Jumpers were ready after a refurbish with some tweaks. Take a look:
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Grand total? $50. May not be the cleanest underneath, but I asked him to really stack em, and double up on what I had. The Commando Sole was a surprise but I LOVE IT. I do believe they are now ULTIMATE. Vincent Sirico (Napolitan to boot!) at 8810 3rd Avenue in Bay Ridge.

No offense but Ouch--i think you ruined the aesthetics. But to each his own.shog[1].gif
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No offense but Ouch--i think you ruined the aesthetics. But to each his own.shog[1].gif

ooof, no worries. I do love it though, what I like about the natural trim is that if I want to go darker, wouldn't be too much of a chore, but the other way would be. I'm sure I'll darken the edges a bit as I wear them. How many wears do you say these soles have in em? Its like a triple leather...
post #21862 of 122416
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ooof, no worries. I do love it though, what I like about the natural trim is that if I want to go darker, wouldn't be too much of a chore, but the other way would be. I'm sure I'll darken the edges a bit as I wear them. How many wears do you say these soles have in em? Its like a triple leather...

They ARE unique and as long as you are happy with them who really cares right? Wear them in good health!icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #21863 of 122416
New (to me, anyways; worn a handful of times previously) #8 shortwing bluchers with antiqued edgetrim from LSH. Very pleased with them.

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Great transaction with Mr. Moo, btw. Good guy, good seller.
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NEW ALDEN MODEL: LWB slippers in Color 8. When my first pair of shells arrived I was real busy at work and had no time to wear them - I wear steel toed shoes at work - so my MAC Method lasted for about 3 weeks - Almost got to where I didn't want to wear them outside - just came home and put on jeans, Happy Socks and Aldens - ref New York Ranger's New Year's post about being in bed by 1030 (little ones fatigue) - ditto - too tired for outings sometimes! Also seen here is the little man rockin' bear slippers with a quasi crepe sole out in the "wild" - a special make up? This is a great shoe!

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Originally Posted by MickCollins1916 View Post

New (to me, anyways; worn a handful of times previously) #8 shortwing bluchers with antiqued edgetrim from LSH. Very pleased with them.
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Great transaction with Mr. Moo, btw. Good guy, good seller.


Nice looking shoe.  I'm really fond of the short wing.  I have the C&J for polo version, but might like to get in on the LS reorder.  Any word on when those might reappear?

 

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Originally Posted by Atcmg8803 View Post

NEW ALDEN MODEL: LWB slippers in Color 8. When my first pair of shells arrived I was real busy at work and had no time to wear them - I wear steel toed shoes at work - so my MAC Method lasted for about 3 weeks - Almost got to where I didn't want to wear them outside - just came home and put on jeans, Happy Socks and Aldens - ref New York Ranger's New Year's post about being in bed by 1030 (little ones fatigue) - ditto - too tired for outings sometimes! Also seen here is the little man rockin' bear slippers with a quasi crepe sole out in the "wild" - a special make up? This is a great shoe!

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The more I see the #8 color I am convinced that I need to add a pair to my rotation.
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^ This Color 8 gets better and better each time I pull these shoes out. Love this color. 

post #21868 of 122416

Just a heads up, JGilbert is doing a color 4/black shell saddle shoe and is taking pre-orders.

post #21869 of 122416
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Yes, I did receive your PM. Sorry, I thought I replied.
I would like to get a pair if the guy over at AofC would return my emails cloud.gif

Adam at A of C has always been very prompt in returning my emails with questions. I believe he's based in the pacific nw and we've had some bad weather this week, with a lot of people without power. could be he's incommunicado because of that. Or he's on vacation. I also think it's a one man show, as mentioned earlier.
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Originally Posted by Atcmg8803 View Post

NEW ALDEN MODEL: LWB slippers in Color 8. When my first pair of shells arrived I was real busy at work and had no time to wear them - I wear steel toed shoes at work - so my MAC Method lasted for about 3 weeks - Almost got to where I didn't want to wear them outside - just came home and put on jeans, Happy Socks and Aldens - ref New York Ranger's New Year's post about being in bed by 1030 (little ones fatigue) - ditto - too tired for outings sometimes! Also seen here is the little man rockin' bear slippers with a quasi crepe sole out in the "wild" - a special make up? This is a great shoe!

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Looking very good. That is one classy "slipper" and those are great socks as well. Glad to hear you are enjoying your LWBs. And didn't I read something earlier about a special #4 shell bear slipper makeup on the flexwelt coming for the spring? With my luck it will only be available in toddler sizes. smile.gif
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