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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

Black cordovan is underrated and very useful. Here are the black cordovan models I think everyone should really consider, particularly if you ever wear charcoal dress pants or suit pants:

Black wingtip balmorals (Alden or Brooks Brothers)
Black longwing blucher
Black full strap loafer
Black tassel loafers
Black straight tip captoe balmoral
Black perf tip captoe balmoral
Black captoe boots (Grant, Barrie)
Black NST boot (plaza, aberdeen, tanker, whatever)
Black NST blucher
Black PTB (particularly from Brooks Brothers)
mdubs' black plaza semi brogue
mcarhur's black plaza medallion captoe boots

I have 3 or 4 pair of black shell shoes/boots, and I don't regret them one bit.

post #77957 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

In general, how do your shoe collections compare to your wives' shoe collections? I am unmarried but just started dating a girl who was shocked to see my Alden shoe collection (which pales in comparison to some of yours) and to find "shoe selfies" in my iPhone
"Shoe selfies" are pretty embarrassing. I delete mine like they're national security secrets.
I've got nowhere to hide, my wife knows I take shoe pictures before work, I need help.

My wife has more shoes than I do but nothing expensive.
post #77958 of 122416
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"Shoe selfies" are pretty embarrassing. I delete mine like they're national security secrets.
I've got nowhere to hide, my wife knows I take shoe pictures before work, I need help.

My wife has more shoes than I do but nothing expensive.

It is equally "fun" when people find your instagram filled with shoes.

post #77959 of 122416
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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post


"Shoe selfies" are pretty embarrassing. I delete mine like they're national security secrets.
 

especially when you share a Photo Stream with your wife...

post #77960 of 122416
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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post

"Shoe selfies" are pretty embarrassing. I delete mine like they're national security secrets.
I've got nowhere to hide, my wife knows I take shoe pictures before work, I need help.

My wife has more shoes than I do but nothing expensive.

Same here. Women's fashion changes so quickly, my wife prefers moving through a variety of inexpensive shoes. What's a man to do? Once you find your favorite make/last, is the lwb/swb/ptb etc ever going to change? Who would really collect a dozen colors of each? shog[1].gif mdubs shog[1].gif j/k...with age and quantity I long ago gave up on the "It will last a lifetime argument."
post #77961 of 122416
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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post

"Shoe selfies" are pretty embarrassing. I delete mine like they're national security secrets.
I've got nowhere to hide, my wife knows I take shoe pictures before work, I need help.

My wife has more shoes than I do but nothing expensive.

Wow. I never thought of it that I was take selfies. I just think of them as pics of my shoes. Now I am kind of embarrassed about my daily uploads.

Shoe-fies?
post #77962 of 122416
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I would say Leffot. And I have both the deer bone and the sleeking bone. The deer bone is more effective on shell cordovan.

 

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Have you checked with Leffot? They sometimes stock deer bones. 

Thanks gentlemen. I enquired with leffot, unfortunately they are out of stock

 

How soon 'til some enterprising hunter starts selling "homemade" deer bones online?

post #77963 of 122416
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Originally Posted by mxgreen View Post

Too much black.
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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post

LoL! I have what 5 black shoes? I am actually going to sell the Allen Edmonds Cambridges in Black Shell as I got the Alden for Brooks Brothers Shortwings.
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

You don't have too much black. Nice collection. nod[1].gif
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Originally Posted by bkotsko View Post

I originally thought it was sarcasm.
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

Possibly, but certainly not if he's part of the "no black shoes, ever" crowd. Sarcasm or not, mdubs does not have too much black. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by bkotsko View Post

+1

Just to clear this up, my comment was not serious or sarcasm. It was meant to be humor. Maybe too dry for this crowd.
post #77964 of 122416
^ Ouch. better slap some reno on that humor. Or will that dry it out more?
post #77965 of 122416
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Originally Posted by budapest12 View Post

^ Ouch. better slap some reno on that humor. Or will that dry it out more?

 

Wow, only here... But I find reno cleans but dries out leather more, I use cordovan cream to actually moisturize.

 

-M

post #77966 of 122416
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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post

Wow, only here... But I find reno cleans but dries out leather more, I use cordovan cream to actually moisturize.

-M

Mdubs speaks the truth. Reno is NOT a true conditioner. Get yourself some lexol, venetian, or something.
post #77967 of 122416
Quick PSA: cigar Indy TB last on eBay (size 9D).

From Tom's collection (LS).
post #77968 of 122416
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Wow, only here... But I find reno cleans but dries out leather more, I use cordovan cream to actually moisturize.

-M
Wow, only here indeed.
post #77969 of 122416
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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

Mdubs speaks the truth. Reno is NOT a true conditioner. Get yourself some lexol, venetian, or something.

... This is what I get for only reading the last post and not getting context. facepalm.gif
post #77970 of 122416
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Originally Posted by budapest12 View Post

Wow, only here indeed.

Your comment did make me laugh. :-) I meant that only here can we have shoe jokes...
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