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a bit of brushing on Monday evening:







Horween leathers: natty CXL, Waxed Brown flesh, #8 Cordovan
Edited by Steel28 - 4/22/14 at 5:50pm
post #79427 of 122416
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Originally Posted by smoothie1 View Post

I wear several Alden (and non-Alden) shell shoes in the rain all the time with no ill effects.  Perhaps, I am old school or conservative or whatever, but I don't put Defender on my shoes. I never really thought Defender was necessary since shell cordovan is so water resistant/ non porous. I just wipe off wet shell shoes after they have become wet, and set them down on the sides to dry. 

Isn't part of the point of shell boots that they are wonderful in inclement weather? 

I am genuinely curious to hear whether others avoid rain for the shell. I recognize some are probably afraid to soak $700+ shoes they otherwise baby.

My stable is for dry days. I have Bostonians and my Color 8 Perf Tips (only exception) for rain use.

-M
post #79428 of 122416
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Just received my 975s from JCrew.. very pleased icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif





fascinating. got those on sale?
post #79429 of 122416
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fascinating. got those on sale?

 

Indeed I did.

post #79430 of 122416
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Thanks. Sole...

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Wow that is definately a noticeable difference.

post #79431 of 122416
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Maiden voyage...these fit like a dream and will be getting a ton of wear year-round:
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Awesome, my friend... enjoy often and in great health, your cigar gunboats!

post #79432 of 122416
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Ravello LWB

 

 

Great looking patina DonL!

post #79433 of 122416
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If anyone spots a pair of cigar LWBs in a 12D, be a sport and PM me please nod[1].gif


Was in Alden SF yesterday and they have some cigar LWBs...not sure which sizes other than 7.5D though.  They also had some unlined loden chukkas on sale for about $350; again, not sure of available sizes.

post #79434 of 122416
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Originally Posted by ScottMC View Post
 

Can anyone explain the difference in suede nap between different colors of Alden suede loafers? My navy suede loafers feel more like nubuck, while my brown suede loafers have a very high, soft nap that can even appear two different shades when laying different directions. Personally, I would like a softer, nappier navy suede.

 

Thanks.

 

The snuff tassels look amazing.  I tossed and turned over whether to snag a pair.  I went with the lined PTB in brown suede.  Absolutely love this shoe...

I may have to hit the BB store again for the tassels.

 

This is incredible...  four pairs of new Aldens in three weeks, and not one is shell... never would have thunk it!

post #79435 of 122416
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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post

I wear alpine grain in the rain.
It didn't rain today. I wear these more than most, they cheat the rotation.


Yet another DV acquisition that fell through my hands. Lookin' tremendous my friend!!

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Ugh!!  The BB sale is over.  Oh well, probably best that I didn't spend more there...

post #79437 of 122416
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Ugh!!  The BB sale is over.  Oh well, probably best that I didn't spend more there...

Don't they have a bigger, better sale coming up?  As I recall, sometime around now is when they typically have a big sale and then, eventually, that sale with a kicker.  Picked up a Golden Fleece suit priced at $2000 for around $850 or so last year.  Maybe the discount on shoes wasn't quite so big.

post #79438 of 122416

I thought it was pretty significant, 30% off.  Most of Alden's calf/suede offerings were going for around $350.

 

I really like the Natty Chrmxl and snuff suede tassels (two pairs of shoes, not a combination of the two :D).

 

I guess I'll wait and see for more savings (or spending)!

post #79439 of 122416
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I wear alpine grain in the rain.
It didn't rain today. I wear these more than most, they cheat the rotation.

I'm convinced Mr DV is a wealthy gardener IRL.

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I wear alpine grain in the rain.
It didn't rain today. I wear these more than most, they cheat the rotation. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Great boots- I love the bar lacing, but have given up on it for day to day wear on my all eyelet boots. Too time consuming to tighten and keep all the laces nicely flat.

Details on the pants? Rrl?
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