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There are two ways the indy toe stitch is done. Machine sticth, and hand sewn. All calf/CXL are machine sticth. Most cordovan is hand sewn (there are a few out there that are not, like the ones mac has on, from what i can see in the pic.)
the hand sewn are bumpy, the machine is flat.

Thanks.  Help me understand which is which then.  

 

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these look quite different than macs.  both whiskey shell (i believe).  

 

edit.  oh okay, i see what you mean.  Macs is hand stitched and rarer.

post #29357 of 122416
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For copperwood and mexicutioner (sorry for typos and iPhone shots, keep forgetting to charge my m4/3 batteries) got some water spots on them yesterday cry.gif so gonna wipe down and brush soon:
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AWSOME! Stevent where did you get this boots? Is this Shell?
post #29358 of 122416
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Thanks.  Help me understand which is which then.  

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these look quite different than macs.  both whiskey shell (i believe).  

edit.  oh okay, i see what you mean.  Macs is hand stitched and rarer.

^ those look to be hand sticthed. mac's look machine stitched (white thread and flat, compared to the bumpy whiskey colored (hand) sticth in your pic)
post #29359 of 122416

I like those heel counters.  Mine have the "diamond" top, doesn't go all the way up and ends in an arrow like point.  Traditional otherwise.  Via Winn Perry.

post #29360 of 122416
mmmmm hand stitched indys are so hot
post #29361 of 122416
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AWSOME! Stevent where did you get this boots? Is this Shell?

I got them from interlocking guy who got it from shoemart seconds list. It's Ravello shell on modified last made for Anatomica in Paris. It's 900 euros there I think?
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For copperwood and mexicutioner (sorry for typos and iPhone shots, keep forgetting to charge my m4/3 batteries) got some water spots on them yesterday cry.gif so gonna wipe down and brush soon: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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dude that is a nice looking boot, thanks so much for posting pics.

i actually ended up ordering both the modified and trubalance natural CXL PT boots from shoemart yesterday, once they arrive i'm going to try on both and see which one fits my foot better and return the loser. based on your pics, i'm really hoping the modified boot wins in the fit department. most trubalance boots i've seen seem too bulky to wear to work, but your pics look to perfectly strike the balance between work and casual. nice lookin boots. i'm guessing you're happy with them and with the modified last?

EDIT: i seriously can't understand why people say the modified last looks weird. looks great to my eyes.
Edited by mexicutioner - 6/1/12 at 2:10pm
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Originally Posted by Dbear View Post

Thanks.  Help me understand which is which then.  

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these look quite different than macs.  both whiskey shell (i believe).  

edit.  oh okay, i see what you mean.  Macs is hand stitched and rarer.

Mac's are machine stitched, which are rarer (they have stopped doing machine stitched cordovan moc toe patterns on cordovan Indys). Alden still does machine stitching on cordovan tassel loafers
post #29364 of 122416
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Originally Posted by mexicutioner View Post

dude that is a nice looking boot, thanks so much for posting pics.
i actually ended up ordering both the modified and trubalance natural CXL PT boots from shoemart yesterday, once they arrive i'm going to try on both and see which one fits my foot better and return the loser. based on your pics, i'm really hoping the modified boot wins in the fit department. most trubalance boots i've seen seem too bulky to wear to work, but your pics look to perfectly strike the balance between work and casual. nice lookin boots. i'm guessing you're happy with them and with the modified last?
EDIT: i seriously can't understand why people say the modified last looks weird. looks great to my eyes.

agreed man. I think the modified last, especially on a boot, looks gorgeous.
post #29365 of 122416

I've been lusting for a pair of color 8 wingtip boots for quite some time now, and I contacted J. Gilbert about special ordering a pair (I'm a B width, so no one carries any). They said they would contact me around the beginning of summer for special ordering for their fall run, I just wanted to make sure I didn't miss it. Is anyone else special ordering with them?

post #29366 of 122416
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For copperwood and mexicutioner (sorry for typos and iPhone shots, keep forgetting to charge my m4/3 batteries) got some water spots on them yesterday cry.gif so gonna wipe down and brush soon:
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"Shoemart" angle tumblr_m4yd097wVy1qb0bszo1_500.jpg

These deserve a quote. So damned good.
post #29367 of 122416
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Originally Posted by IRONHORSE View Post

AWSOME! Stevent where did you get this boots? Is this Shell?

Ravello Shell, from, my guess, Shoemart seconds list.

This is a makeup for Anatomica in Paris, which specializes in the Modified Last. Please see my signature and sign the petition.
post #29368 of 122416
#8 PTBs

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Nice combo!
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Saphir Pate de Luxe Wax Shoe Polish 100 ml

 

Is this the right wax for the Mac Method?

 

Is it better than the Alden wax, or isn't there much of a difference?

 

I'm getting ready to use the black "paste wax" that I got from Brooks Brothers on my black Unlined LHS, but am looking to have something on hand for my other colors.

 

Also, I assume I should apply it with a Horse Hair Dauber Brush? is that correct?

 

Thanks in advance.

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