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post #68386 of 122416
^ wow that a cool color. where from? I love that red, its part of the reason why I like my jcew captoe boots as they are more ruby than eggplant
post #68387 of 122416
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Originally Posted by docalden2013 View Post

Good choice, Be. I wore my LS Ultimate Indys on commando to the grocery store this morning to pick up some items for the family before the snow fell. Super comfy, super secure in the muck. Hope you're wearing yours in the best of health.
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Then, I took the day off and we went to build some snowmen, so I decided to go with the Greenwich tobacco chamois wt boots from Leffot. They didn't even look like they came into contact with moisture. Waterlock sole did its job. Could be a tossup between the indy and the Greenwich. Then again, I don't own the Kudu Indy on the lug sole. I bet those are some bad boys.


Thanks a lot Doc. Much appreciated sir. Love the chamois. Looking good!
post #68388 of 122416
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Originally Posted by jsd642 View Post

Just got these color #8 wingtip boots (plantation crepe sole) in the mail.
Amazing boots, surprised at how much more red these look when compared my other pair of #8.

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Fantastic color on those. Good for you.

Best of luck with them.

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Thanks everyone for chiming in on the nuances/feel of dainite soles, and where I could look into it more. Helps with me decision a lot.

post #68390 of 122416
So I decided to do a little cleaning of my shell today, and I may above ruined them. I applied a pretty good amount of renovateur to my left shoe, and worked it into the cordovan. Seemed like the the leather was really loving it and drinking it up, so I continued to work it in(Moreso than I ever have, which was a huge mistake) after drying for a bit and brushing, I noticed that the shell looked very matte still almost like some of the Reno was still in there, so I continued brushing, however seems like they have a) developed some type of waxy residue on them or b) the Reno removed some if the dye? Said shoe feels pretty waxy when running my finger across it while the other feels slick. Long story short, I messed up my babies and do not know how to proceed from here. Any help would be much appreciated.

Guess which one I messed up?







Realize this may be more than I can handle, so would appreciate any recommendations to any place I can send them to get fixed.

Sorry to ruin your night, gentlemen shog[1].gif
post #68391 of 122416
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

True story?? I buy that...........almost! Haha

coincidentally this happened to the SB i was in just yesterday:



http://fox40.com/2013/12/10/car-reportedly-drives-into-folsom-starbucks-store/
post #68392 of 122416
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Originally Posted by justuhgeek View Post

So I decided to do a little cleaning of my shell today, and I may above ruined them. I applied a pretty good amount of renovateur to my left shoe, and worked it into the cordovan. Seemed like the the leather was really loving it and drinking it up, so I continued to work it in(Moreso than I ever have, which was a huge mistake) after drying for a bit and brushing, I noticed that the shell looked very matte still almost like some of the Reno was still in there, so I continued brushing, however seems like they have a) developed some type of waxy residue on them or b) the Reno removed some if the dye? Long story short, I messed up my babies and do not know how to proceed from here. Any help would be much appreciated.

Guess which one I messed up?
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Realize this may be more than I can handle, so would appreciate any recommendations to any place I can send them to get fixed.

Sorry to ruin your night, gentlemen shog[1].gif

First, nothing is ruined.

Reno does remove some of the external finish, but it doesn't damage the shell. 

I would do both shoes, then let them rest. 

Tomorrow wipe them down and brush them following the Mac method. 

All will be ok. 

Finally: dont panic. 

 

 

Just in case DONT PANIC

post #68393 of 122416
Hey just, I did that to my #8's and I sent them back to Alden and they refinished them and returned to me no charge . The boots were almost new though , I would call them and ask. Good luck
post #68394 of 122416
Posted my new shell boots (non-Alden though) next to my Alden whiskey PTB. I figured guys in this thread would appreciate my new kicks

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My whiskey LWBs are also in the process of creation too! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #68395 of 122416
Mine, too. Just got a pair of black calf NST 11D in Barrie and a PTB #8 Shell 11D Barrie and the NST Is noticeably larger. I could have probably gone 10.5
post #68396 of 122416
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Originally Posted by bkotsko View Post

First, nothing is ruined.
Reno does remove some of the external finish, but it doesn't damage the shell. 
I would do both shoes, then let them rest. 
Tomorrow wipe them down and brush them following the Mac method. 
All will be ok. 
Finally: dont panic. 


Just in case DONT PANIC

this advice also is applicable to those threatened with serious injuries at starbucks: "Brave bystander wipes away cuts and scrapes with a soft flannel cloth and then gently brushed away glass from their punctured skin. 'all will be ok', he whispers into their ear, 'dont panic'. 'somewheeeeere oveeer the rainbow.... tah, dah, daaaahhhh'"

"when asked if he was a doctor, the man, who only gave the name 'bkotsko', insisted he learned how to treat the suffering online, on a mens only, leather fettish site, called styleform. Donna back to you."

"Donna: i think my husband is on that site. maybe it isnt so bad afterall. Tehehe"
post #68397 of 122416
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

coincidentally this happened to the SB i was in just yesterday:



http://fox40.com/2013/12/10/car-reportedly-drives-into-folsom-starbucks-store/

Was the driver staring at your Aldens??????
post #68398 of 122416
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Originally Posted by DpprDr View Post

Posted my new shell boots (non-Alden though) next to my Alden whiskey PTB. I figured guys in this thread would appreciate my new kicks
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My whiskey LWBs are also in the process of creation too! :slayer
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incredible. shell looks almost identical to alden. could i ask the cost for those of us unable to find a comprable alden pair
post #68399 of 122416
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

True story?? I buy that...........almost! Haha

coincidentally this happened to the SB i was in just yesterday:
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http://fox40.com/2013/12/10/car-reportedly-drives-into-folsom-starbucks-store/

I thought you drove a Subaru.
post #68400 of 122416
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Originally Posted by docalden2013 View Post

Props to the folks who went with the Ashland shell wallet idea. Hope you guys all get your packages in a timely fashion unimpeded by snow-related delivery delays.

You've reminded me I never posted pics of my more compact wallet choice, the Leffot minifold in what they called rust cordovan from Horween. They also had color king and cigar, but Steven talked me into the rust when he had me believing that it would be the closest I might ever come to owning color 4.

They're developing a fun patina after spending time in some raw selvedge. Pardon the Lego Star Wars background; my enthusiastic son wanted to be in the forum today and asked if I might wear my shell cordovans in the snow today wink.gif









Shuttle Tydirium?!

Still a huge SW nut, at 27. No shame, I prefer that background.

Disclaimer: I own, and use daily, a Millenium Falcon bottle opener.
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