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Originally Posted by Ahab View Post

You should not be using wax (or if you do VERY little wax) on your cordovan shoes. You can ALWAYS go with a lighter shade of wax than the shell color itself with no problems. If you go darker you run the chance of darkening the shoe, but this should not be the case with cigar since I doubt you will run into a paste wax that is a darker brown than cigar.
Also some people will use a black wax on #8 shell every 10 - 20 applications to get a slight contrast. I believe the thought is that the black will gather in the creases, holes and corners to create a contrast.
Good luck.

This is where I've picked up Pate de Luxe Wax before. I'm not caking it on my shoes either, but thank you for the reminder.
post #28067 of 122416
I can't seem to find a retailer stocking snuff suede chukka boots on a crepe sole. I've seen them before - does anyone know who has them?
post #28068 of 122416
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Originally Posted by 0waterbouys View Post


How viable is shoe stretching? Does it affect the look of the boot/shoe?

no, it doesn't. go back one page.
post #28069 of 122416
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Originally Posted by WhoKnewI View Post

I only need a tiny bit of space. Weirdly enough, an 8D in trubalance is spot on, but I feel like I need an 8E in barrie and 8.5E in plaza.

well, than see your cobbler and discus with him what's possible. imo, long distance advice can only give the direction. no foot is like the other and fit is a very individual thing.

good luck.
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Just put in my order for Ravello LWB. Should be here within the month. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

This is where I've picked up Pate de Luxe Wax before. I'm not caking it on my shoes either, but thank you for the reminder.
Light Brown, Middle Brown or Dark Brown will all do from that page. If you wish for them to lighten and show more patina then just get the light brown and use. If you wish to keep them the color they were when they were new then use the dark brown. If you want to play it in the middle use the medium brown. If you If you can tell the difference I will be surprised. I have used brown on black shoes and black on #8 and Brown shoes in a pinch. The wax is more for shine and less for color, but it does have some coloring in it. Not as much as shoe cream but still a little.
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

I feel compelled (again) to defend whiskey. I have been wearing my whiskey boots with the bright colored pants everyone seems to be wearing this spring / summer - I find whiskey goes best with these hues. They also work well with white and some blue pants, and of course denim of all shades.

couldn't agree more, love my whiskey this time of year! (and most others..)

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btw, Ahab, nice Tuna! where'd you get it?
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Originally Posted by 0waterbouys View Post

Just put in my order for Ravello LWB. Should be here within the month. icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif
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couldn't agree more, love my whiskey this time of year! (and most others..)
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btw, Ahab, nice Tuna! where'd you get it?
Thank you. I purchased it new from Japan Direct Shop(http://www.hovanfue.com/store/). Purchased right before the Tsunami hit and it did not get delivered until after that. That was a long wait but the communication was great. I am not sure if you can buy them new now though. Wearing it today though and I still love it.
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all this talk of whiskeys made me want to take a pic of my pair i happen to be wearing today. initially i thought it was too light but im really liking the color now with the nicer weather

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Does anyone know the difference between the Barrie and Trubalance lasts?

Thanks

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some quick, very poorly shot pics of #4 wingtip boot as they arrived. more to come....

on the whole, i am quite impressed. first pic w/o flash, second pic with. rainy day in nyc so not much light...

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EDIT: They smell of rich mahogany.
Edited by mr chorizo - 5/15/12 at 2:40pm
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Wow, those are amazing. Jealous.
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Dayum. Those are pretty spectacular.
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Does anyone know the difference between the Barrie and Trubalance lasts?
Thanks
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We all claim to know but we really don't. Really.

Thanks
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