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Size 8D up for sale....

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PM me if interested.
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Just picked these up from Shoemart.

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Just picked these up from Shoemart. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Like the look. I personally can't do scotch grain, but looks like a great pickup.
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Can't do scotch grain because you don't like how it looks or some functional reason?
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Thanks! They're my first shell purchase, and I'm really happy with them so far. The color is very beautiful in real life, I don't think the photo does them justice.


 

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Very nice! Nice to see some ravello, enjoy wearing them.


 

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WP: 6 eyelets
SM: 5 eyelets
WP: Double Waterloc Sole
SM: Neoprene sole


 



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Let's see there are actually quite a few differences between the Winn Perry vs. the TSM make-up. Six eyelets vs. five eyelets, double waterloc sole with antique edge trim vs. the neo-cork sole, all round welt with flat welt vs. close heel & storm welt.
Both are great make-ups, but I prefer the double waterloc sole over the neo-cork sole.
Edit - interlockingny beat me to it already, he's good.


thanks for the info!

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Almost like these more than the Indy boot. Maybe they're a little more versatile? .............Regardless, I'm diggin' 'em. Thanks for sharing.
Ed

right, those can be worn with all kinds of outfits, everything from blue jeans to slightly dark blue jeans

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Just picked these up from Shoemart.
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I have been lusting over them for a while. Beautiful boot!

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Why I like Calfskin Leather: I'm nigh unto sixty years old, so these observations come over many years. Recently I purchased my first two pair of Alden suede shoes - they are now on E-Bay. I just don't care for suede. The same for cordovan leather. The reason? I love working Obenauf or Pitch Blend into my calfskin, I love the feel and smell. It is a ritual. I love how these products not only protect the leather but the deep patina that develops over time is wonderful. I'm sorry, but the character of calfskin over time rivals cordovan - IMHO. Recently I purchased a pair of brown CXL Indy boot from Jason (our Jason) - I have worn and oiled them a number of times and the leather is turning a beautiful almost iridescent brown - one of the few boots that I have had regular compliments on. Calfskin lovers arise!

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Guys,

Alden Cigar Cap Toe Boots!!!!!!!!.

http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/13040904/alden-3


this is freaking hilarious
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Why I like Calfskin Leather: I'm nigh unto sixty years old, so these observations come over many years. Recently I purchased my first two pair of Alden suede shoes - they are now on E-Bay. I just don't care for suede. The same for cordovan leather. The reason? I love working Obenauf or Pitch Blend into my calfskin, I love the feel and smell. It is a ritual. I love how these products not only protect the leather but the deep patina that develops over time is wonderful. I'm sorry, but the character of calfskin over time rivals cordovan - IMHO. Recently I purchased a pair of brown CXL Indy boot from Jason (our Jason) - I have worn and oiled them a number of times and the leather is turning a beautiful almost iridescent brown - one of the few boots that I have had regular compliments on. Calfskin lovers arise!

pics?
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pics?

I'll try - I have no camera - my kid does all my pictures for me... ;  )
 

 

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Why I like Calfskin Leather: I'm nigh unto sixty years old, so these observations come over many years. Recently I purchased my first two pair of Alden suede shoes - they are now on E-Bay. I just don't care for suede. The same for cordovan leather. The reason? I love working Obenauf or Pitch Blend into my calfskin, I love the feel and smell. It is a ritual. I love how these products not only protect the leather but the deep patina that develops over time is wonderful. I'm sorry, but the character of calfskin over time rivals cordovan - IMHO. Recently I purchased a pair of brown CXL Indy boot from Jason (our Jason) - I have worn and oiled them a number of times and the leather is turning a beautiful almost iridescent brown - one of the few boots that I have had regular compliments on. Calfskin lovers arise!

You don't think shell patinas over time?:

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from: http://horween.wordpress.com/2009/08/10/brownout/

The difference is it also lasts a lot longer and will not crack after years as easily so you can enjoy it for more years.

I agree with you on Suede though. I don't care much for it.
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You don't think shell patinas over time?:
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from: http://horween.wordpress.com/2009/08/10/brownout/
The difference is it also lasts a lot longer and will not crack after years as easily so you can enjoy it for more years.
I agree with you on Suede though. I don't care much for it.


Of course cordovan patinas over time, I just think that calfskin is just as nice. And I have had calfskin shoes that were 20+ years old and never had a crack - and to me calfskin creases better - softer. And I have worn them in every kind of weather and they always come back.

 

 

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Of course cordovan patinas over time, I just think that calfskin is just as nice. And I have had calfskin shoes that were 20+ years old and never had a crack - and to me calfskin creases better - softer. And I have worn them in every kind of weather and they always come back.


Calfskin also takes a lot more work to shine and keep shined/maintained.
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