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post #79621 of 122416
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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post

I ordered some tan alden paste wax from TSM, kinda suprised at the color.


 

I did some testing on this a while back with several different colors - what that looks brown in the jar, the stain (color) it leaves behind is very yellow / whiskey in color

 

Use a latex glove and wipe some on a white sheet of paper, and then look what color the glove / paper are changes to...

 

You will be surprised.

post #79622 of 122416
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Originally Posted by bustert View Post

Any suggestions on how to touch up this abrasion to my unlined suede dovers?

 

While surely not conventional, I found that using Saphir Greasy Leather Cream in brown does an excellent job matching this very light color while also moisturizing 

 

http://www.hangerproject.com/saphir-greasy-leather-cream.html

 

Have a look

post #79623 of 122416

Yesterday I was asked to take some top down photos of the Tanker on Barrie to compare it to the Indy on Truebalance

 

Below is a quick comparison of some of my boots

 

PCT CXL Brown Boot - this is my winter boot that I wear with thick wool (winter) socks, this is a 10.5D Barrie

 

Context Tanker - 10D Barrie

 

Leffot Natural CXL Indy - 10D Truebalance

 

Hope this illustrates the differences a bit..

 

Best Regards,

BN

 

post #79624 of 122416
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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post

I ordered some tan alden paste wax from TSM, kinda suprised at the color.



As others have said, it looks much darker in the jar than it does on the shoe. Basically all shoe polish looks darker in the jar. I have used this polish on whiskey cordovan and tan calfskin with great results.
post #79625 of 122416
A rough week + casual Friday = unlined color 8 PTB paired with obnoxious socks.

Yeah, I'm "that guy" today. My way of blowing off steam is to violate all style rules. musicboohoo[1].gif

Happy Friday, gentlemen!
Po6

post #79626 of 122416
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Originally Posted by partyof6 View Post

A rough week + casual Friday = unlined color 8 PTB paired with obnoxious socks.

Yeah, I'm "that guy" today. My way of blowing off steam is to violate all style rules. musicboohoo[1].gif

Happy Friday, gentlemen!
Po6

  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

I am violating a few today, as well. The Dovers look great.

post #79627 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Buckeye Nation View Post

While surely not conventional, I found that using Saphir Greasy Leather Cream in brown does an excellent job matching this very light color while also moisturizing 

http://www.hangerproject.com/saphir-greasy-leather-cream.html

Have a look

Thanks!!!
post #79628 of 122416
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Originally Posted by bkotsko View Post
 

I am violating a few today, as well. The Dovers look great.

 

Thank you. Here's to proudly violating.

post #79629 of 122416

Feeling the spring weather and wearing my natural cxl longwings for the first time (with spring/loud socks)!

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CXL Dovers today:

 

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post #79631 of 122416
Is it worth to pick up an Alden shoe tree or any of those woodlore ones would work just as well?

Alden shoe trees are not last specific right?
post #79632 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Mr Clemson View Post

Feeling the spring weather and wearing my natural cxl longwings for the first time (with spring/loud socks)! Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


I'm glad to finally get some good spring weather in SC. I've been wearing my suede shoes all week. I like the cxl. Maybe something like those will be my next purchase.
post #79633 of 122416
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Originally Posted by JezeC View Post

Is it worth to pick up an Alden shoe tree or any of those woodlore ones would work just as well?

Alden shoe trees are not last specific right?

I like the woodlore better. The Alden trees have a fuller heel but I find that the woodlore trees have fuller toes that fit the shape of Aldens (especially Barrie lasted shoes) better.
post #79634 of 122416
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Originally Posted by JezeC View Post

Is it worth to pick up an Alden shoe tree or any of those woodlore ones would work just as well?

Alden shoe trees are not last specific right?

 

Correct. They are not last specific. They are basic combination trees that are way overpriced. You can get something similar for $15 or less or even a nice, chrome knob version for under $40. 

post #79635 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Pastor View Post

I like the woodlore better. The Alden trees have a fuller heel but I find that the woodlore trees have fuller toes that fit the shape of Aldens (especially Barrie lasted shoes) better.

 

Agree with that. I bought the Alden trees, but they now sit unused in my closet. I don't think they fill out my Barrie-lasted PTBs very well at all.

 

I now use these trees from Johnston&Murphy. Do not buy their shoes, but these particularly trees fit my Barrie-lasted shoes perfectly. Hard to tell from the photo, but they have extra wood on the top of the tree that fits snugly under the shoe tongue. Great benefit for unlined PTB/Dovers. 

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