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post #75721 of 122416

Couldn't choose a boot brand or style so decided to try them all… This is what I call a leather addiction! LOL! 

 

post #75722 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Shawnc View Post


Any chance the LWB's your son wore were whiskey?

No-He wore a pair he bought from TSM.  I'm sure he would like to have a pair of Whiskey LWB, I would too!

 

See Ya,

Steve

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Here is a picture of my current boot collection to show the different colors/shapes as well as compare to the Crockett & Jones Islay boot I recently picked up while in Paris (Left to Right):
  • Cigar captoe with commando sole on Grant last - US9D (Alden DC - picked this up off B&S before I figured out my true size)
  • Cigar Indy with commando sole on Trubalance last - US8D (J. Gilbert)
  • Dark Brown Scotch Grain C&J Islay with dainite sole on 365 last - UK7E
  • #8 captoe with commando sole on Grant last - US8.5D (Alden DC)

I wear the Cigar captoe boot with a full insole as they are a little big. They also get the least amount of wear since I work from home most days and still have too many shoes in the rotation (#8 LWB, Ravello LWB, Snuff LWB, Snuff dover PTB). Might have to cull them from the herd at some point...

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post #75724 of 122416
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

You should be able to have them stretched by an experienced cobbler. I would try going out a width before moving up an additional size

Thanks! I'm going to stop by the cobbler's with these & also put in an order for a 10D.
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

Yeah, you don't appear to need any more length - the width is the issue there.

Thanks! Glad to here length is not the issue!
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Originally Posted by Kwaker View Post

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While the pair must feel like slippers ... an attribute of CXL ... they do not complement your feet (I had the same experience with D-width Trubalance/CXL).

I would also recommend a wider pair ... but be prepared to also accommodate a wider heel pocket and higher forefoot volume with tongue pads and insoles.

Good advice, thanks. Gonna go up a width!
post #75725 of 122416
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Originally Posted by totalair1 View Post

No-He wore a pair he bought from TSM.  I'm sure he would like to have a pair of Whiskey LWB, I would too!

See Ya,
Steve

I just sold mine to a guy who wanted them to wear in his wedding. Thought there might be a connection.
post #75726 of 122416
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post


Without question!!



 

The brown boot in the middle looks awesome! Nice choices!

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How does one achieve a shine like this? 

 

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post #75729 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Techdaddy View Post
 

How does one achieve a shine like this? 

 

send the shoes to PatrickB and pay him well. he has quite a shoecare skill set.

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Originally Posted by Techdaddy View Post
 

How does one achieve a shine like this?

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

It depends on the type of leather you are asking about.

http://byrnepatrick.tumblr.com/post/71104080184/alden-color-8-shell-cordovan-perforated-cap-toe

post #75731 of 122416
Quick question regarding chamois leather, which is more water resistant, reverse or smooth?

Thanks.
post #75732 of 122416
Anyone here have experience with Frans Boone shipping to the US? I really like their version of the of the Indy boot, but they already bordering on too expensive for a CXL boot - if I get hit with customs fees, that would push them well over $700.
post #75733 of 122416
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Originally Posted by werdswerf View Post

Anyone here have experience with Frans Boone shipping to the US? I really like their version of the of the Indy boot, but they already bordering on too expensive for a CXL boot - if I get hit with customs fees, that would push them well over $700.

They were a pleasure to deal with. When I bought the plaza indys from them, they explicitly stated they were shipping me an American-made item so I did not get hit with customs fees.

post #75734 of 122416
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Originally Posted by docalden2013 View Post

They were a pleasure to deal with. When I bought the plaza indys from them, they explicitly stated they were shipping me an American-made item so I did not get hit with customs fees.

Same experience here.
post #75735 of 122416
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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post


Same experience here.

+1

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