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post #16366 of 94549
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Originally Posted by PorterInjax View Post

Namor, it is on the Grant last which is a great fit for me. No broguing on the toe.

thanks man! tempting..... very tempting... anyone know if any store will offer a boot in whiskey?hiskey?
post #16367 of 94549
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

oh.em.ghee, this on the plaza/grant last, in whiskey would be the tits

Agreed. I now have the following captoe boots;
#8, plaza last; cigar grant last; ravello grant last. Need the whiskey version and think I would be set as far as this style is concerned.
post #16368 of 94549
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Originally Posted by PorterInjax View Post

Actually, here is a photo that Steven emailed to me
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these are great ... so whats different between this boot and the one that is the group preorder???
post #16369 of 94549
So much fire in the last 20 or so posts
post #16370 of 94549
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Originally Posted by velomane View Post

NAMOR, a million thanks for your "what size on which last post." Great information there.

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post #16371 of 94549
Thread Starter 
Does anyone have a ravello wingtip or captoe boot on the barrie in stock?

Bonus for water loc sole.
post #16372 of 94549
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Originally Posted by jet View Post

Does anyone have a ravello wingtip or captoe boot on the barrie in stock?
Bonus for water loc sole.

why are you looking for Barrie?
post #16373 of 94549
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Originally Posted by jet View Post

Does anyone have a ravello wingtip or captoe boot on the barrie in stock?
Bonus for water loc sole.


Don't know of anything in stock, but I've gotten word from The Shoe Mart that they have a ravello wingtip on the barrie last on order.

post #16374 of 94549
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Originally Posted by Morgan View Post

Apparently Leffot is also getting some suede captoe boots in this fall. Last year, I picked up a pair of rust suede captoes on the Modified last as seconds from ShoeMart. I couldn't determine the flaw, but I have added a few of my own since then.
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WTF I have been looking for a suede captoe for ages and hate the Iron Ranger. WANT WANT WANT.
post #16375 of 94549
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Originally Posted by PorterInjax View Post

Actually, here is a photo that Steven emailed to me
233

these are great ... so whats different between this boot and the one that is the group preorder???

RKD, if I recall correctly the Group order through Leffot was on Barrie with a pull tab, all eyelets and on double leather.

This boot is on the Grant with speedhooks and single leather sole. Those are the key differences.

Hope it helps.
post #16376 of 94549
Thanks all for the grant sizing advice. Going to jump on the new ravello captoe boot from Leffot. Much appreciated.
post #16377 of 94549
Thanks all for the grant sizing advice. Going to jump on the new ravello captoe boot from Leffot. Much appreciated.
post #16378 of 94549
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Thanks all for the grant sizing advice. Going to jump on the new ravello captoe boot from Leffot. Much appreciated.

ugh, I would jump all over this if it was in whiskey
post #16379 of 94549
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Originally Posted by slack tide View Post

jslade, is that an actual quote, verbatim?
wow
thats pretty shitty.
Yeah, more or less verbatim. He was very forward about not being very open to accepting returns, and went on about it for a good minute or so when I inquired as to what their return policy was. I didn't mean to cause a shit show with my comment. The service was subpar, but I don't think going to Tom will do any good -- and frankly, what's the point? When it comes down to it, the boots that I received were, as far as I can tell, exactly what was advertised. Next time I'll get my Alden's elsewhere, and that's it. IIRC, Bryan is a personal friend of Tom's as well.

Anyway, I think Tom visits this thread from time to time, so maybe he'll see my dissatisfaction. And it really does seem like many people have had good experiences with Bryan.

Thanks for looking out, though, guys.
post #16380 of 94549
Like I mentioned a few times before, I'm completely new to buying shoes that are something other than 1) sneakers, or 2) shoes/boots that don't need to be cared for. I have a few questions regarding taking care of my shoes that I could use a little bit of help on, if one or two of you would be so kind. smile.gif

From what I understand, the process of conditioning my shoes goes more or less like this:

1) Wipe dust, dirt, etc. off shoes
2) Apply polish to shoes with a brush, cloth, or even old t-shirt
3) Work polish into shoes
4) Wait for shoe to dry
5) Wipe off any excess polish
6) Brush shoes with horsehair brush (?)

Where exactly in this process do I go about applying mink oil to my Pitt Boots? My goal isn't to make my boots especially shiny or anything, although if it helps to condition my boots and to keep them in better condition for as long as possible, I'm all for it. Mainly, though, I just want to waterproof them for the rain and snow.

What exactly is stuff like Alden's Paste Wax for?
Is there any reason why Alden's Horsehair Brush is considerably more expensive than Kiwi's?

I plan on picking up:

(1) Horsehair brush
(1) Kiwi Brown Polish (dark brown?)
(1) Shining / buffing cloth
(1) Kiwi mink oil
(1) Horsehair applicator (?)

Thanks for any help, guys, and I apologize in advance for the noobie questions. shog[1].gif
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