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Ravello from a few days ago
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looking good in your ravello ptb boot
post #27587 of 122416
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Originally Posted by stevent View Post

Ravello from a few days ago
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lloking good in your ravello ptb boot
post #27588 of 122416
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I'm looking to purchase some stuff to care for my color 8 cordovan cap-toe boots.  I plan to get a polishing brush and some kind of buffing cloth.  Here's where I am confused.  Do I need the "fine shoe paste wax" or the "fine shoe cream"?  What's the difference between the two?

From my experIence, some differences are consistency, amount of conditioner and dye, and shine. Cream has more conditioner, dye, and penetrates the leather better. However wax provides a much better shine. Regarding consistency, wax is 'harder' (think of Kiwi in a tin) whereas cream has the consistency of paste.

Personally I've tried both cream and paste just to see how my shells react. Honestly I don't see a significant difference besides wax having more shine (I never had blooming issues with cream too). I think use polish when needed and not like every so often like with calf.
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I can' help coming back to revisit this pic over the last 2 days. never really liked the plaza last but this is going to change my mind. keeping my cigar captoe on grant is proving to be a tough choice....

thank you
cigar cap toe boot on the grant last is a good addition to your wardrobe.
post #27590 of 122416
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Anyone know where I could find a Cigar LWB in C width?
Thanks

Now that is a good question. I'd say only of you catch a pre-order? Others might have better information. Good luck with the search.
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Anyone know where I could find a Cigar LWB in C width?
Thanks

Like dsmivtr said, a pre-order is your best bet. Epaulet just had one for a Cigar LWB on the Leydon last, so maybe they will restock that again at some point in the future. You should also try Shoe Mart - I believe I asked them about a C width Cigar LWB a while ago and they said they could get one, but it would take just as long as a pre-order, anywhere from 12-18 months.
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looking for a pair of #8 boots and trying to decide between:

 

A. plaza indy from frans boone

plaza indy.jpg

 

B. plaza NST tanker from j.gilbert (same as picture but on commando soles)

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want the option to be able to wear them with dressier slacks as well as more casual chinos.  what do people think?

 

thanks in advance

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I just posted a pair of Monk Strap Shell Cordovans in 10.5D, Aberdeen Last
model #954 for $295 shipped to USA only

PM if interested

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post #27594 of 122416
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Originally Posted by stevent View Post

Ravello from a few days ago
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Almost positive I've asked you this question about these very boots (must be because I stop of the photo every time you post one), but these are on the Modified last, right? They are outstanding.
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Blue Monday

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Unionmade Dover

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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

Like dsmivtr said, a pre-order is your best bet. Epaulet just had one for a Cigar LWB on the Leydon last, so maybe they will restock that again at some point in the future. You should also try Shoe Mart - I believe I asked them about a C width Cigar LWB a while ago and they said they could get one, but it would take just as long as a pre-order, anywhere from 12-18 months.


Wow, didn't realize it might take that long. Is something like a #8 LWB in C usually more available?

Thanks
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Just got some saphir renovateur conditioner in the mail. I've worn my Aldens probably like 20x and it seems that the leather is drying out a bit around the toe creases. How should I go about applying the cream? Should I just hit the whole shoe with a small small amount on a cloth, wait 20 mins then hit it with a brush? Thanks I'm new to this.
Edited by Coldsnap - 5/7/12 at 9:20am
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Originally Posted by FrankCowperwood View Post

Almost positive I've asked you this question about these very boots (must be because I stop of the photo every time you post one), but these are on the Modified last, right? They are outstanding.

Yes modified last made for anatomica paris
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looking good in your ravello ptb boot

Thanks Uncle!
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Blue Monday
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Unionmade Dover

Nice!
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Originally Posted by theclipper View Post

Wow, didn't realize it might take that long. Is something like a #8 LWB in C usually more available?
Thanks

I would assume the #8 would be more available. My first try would be the official Alden stockists - Alden DC and SF. Then I'd look next the Alden Madison Ave or the Shoe Mart. In my experience if you're looking for something, don't rely on what's posted on the web. Instead, call the store. Alden SF is generally very helpful in my experience.
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