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Hard to tell from your pic, but doesn't look too bad from here. Is it a deep gouge or a surface scratch?

Not a gouge. More of a scratch. The fact that it's at a stress point - by the ball of my foot - is what caused the concern.
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Not a gouge. More of a scratch. The fact that it's at a stress point - by the ball of my foot - is what caused the concern.

 

From the photo, I believe it is just a surface scratch, caused by the rubbing of the pinking and vamp leather.

I think it is pretty normal.

post #77763 of 122416
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Good day here. Finally got my purchase from DC last week.



Mike in an Alden shop is like a kid in the candy shop.

 

 

Lovin the long bone handle horn, never seen one like that. Good stuff.

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Good day here. Finally got my purchase from DC last week.



Mike in an Alden shop is like a kid in the candy shop.

What's in the boxes?
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The AF1´s are really cool

post #77766 of 122416
Just splurged on some Indy boots chromexcel

Any advice for keeping them alive for as long as possible

Ie. Are shoe trees a must if they are going to be worn mainly on weekends
What waxes / conditioner should I be buying

Cheers
post #77767 of 122416
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Good day here. Finally got my purchase from DC last week.
  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Amazing shoe horn. I've had my eye on that style horn each time I've been in the DC shop.

 

Don't leave us hanging, Mike! What's in the boxes?!

post #77768 of 122416
I think he showed us already. I believe one pair was a cigar straight tip shoe abd maybe the whiskey shortwing? I can't remember exactly but think it was something along those lines
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Sorry to go off track a little again, just wanted to show you guys my new cordovan watch strap. I wasn't sure what to expect as it was around $70, but it seems very well made though darker than I had thought from the website pics. It is not too much darker than the strap on the LHS in real life. The shell was a bit dry so I hit it with some VSC and that darkened it a bit more. Overall I am very satisfied for the price point. I also have a #8 strap on the way that seems to be Nomos seconds or something, again a great price point so we'll see when that arrives.

 

Fluco Horween Shell in Whiskey. 

 

http://www.chronoworld.com/fluco-horween-shell-cordovan-leather-watch-strap-856.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is for the other day when I was trying to find a belt for my Whiskey LHS. I put my AE walnut Manistee belt up against it and I am not sure I like it at all. The LHS has a rich olive undertone and the belt has so much orange in it. It will work until I find something better I suppose.

 

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Originally Posted by azif View Post

Just splurged on some Indy boots chromexcel

Any advice for keeping them alive for as long as possible

Ie. Are shoe trees a must if they are going to be worn mainly on weekends
What waxes / conditioner should I be buying

Cheers


Congrats!

Cedar shoe trees - yes, always
Condition with Venetian Shoe Creme occasionally.
Brush with horse hair brush often.

Enjoy always.

Let's see some pictures.
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Sorry to go off track a little again, just wanted to show you guys my new cordovan watch strap. I wasn't sure what to expect as it was around $70, but it seems very well made though darker than I had thought from the website pics. It is not too much darker than the strap on the LHS in real life. The shell was a bit dry so I hit it with some VSC and that darkened it a bit more. Overall I am very satisfied for the price point. I also have a #8 strap on the way that seems to be Nomos seconds or something, again a great price point so we'll see when that arrives.

 

Fluco Horween Shell in Whiskey. 

 

http://www.chronoworld.com/fluco-horween-shell-cordovan-leather-watch-strap-856.html

 

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is for the other day when I was trying to find a belt for my Whiskey LHS. I put my AE walnut Manistee belt up against it and I am not sure I like it at all. The LHS has a rich olive undertone and the belt has so much orange in it. It will work until I find something better I suppose.

 

 

Try a little VSC?  If it darkened the watch strap, perhaps it will do the same to the belt.

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Try a little VSC?  If it darkened the watch strap, perhaps it will do the same to the belt.

 

For now I don't think I want to darken the belt. It is already darker compared to my Walnut McAllisters which is the shoe I bought it for. It's more so the orange tone but like I said, I think it's fine until I can find a better shade. I think I might just save up for the cordovan belts from Rancourt, I own a brown CXL belt from them and it is fantastic. The style of their belts suits the chinos and jeans wardrobe of mine very well.

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For now I don't think I want to darken the belt. It is already darker compared to my Walnut McAllisters which is the shoe I bought it for. It's more so the orange tone but like I said, I think it's fine until I can find a better shade. I think I might just save up for the cordovan belts from Rancourt, I own a brown CXL belt from them and it is fantastic. The style of their belts suits the chinos and jeans wardrobe of mine very well.
I agree. It just isn't the same color.
post #77774 of 122416
Alden x Tassels

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post #77775 of 122416
I like the shoe in general, but I am not a fan of those medallion "sprouts" on the sides.
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