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Thank you very much Mac ! Yours are stellar as well !! Impeccable !!

thank you
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color 8 tankers
argyles otc
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Christmas Day, same shoes as last night, #8 Ultimate Jumpers.
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Christmas Day, same shoes as last night, #8 Ultimate Jumpers.

nephew,
are you wearing argyles?
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pretty sure he is wearing them.
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Your facial hair is pretty epic. You can be an extra on game of thrones.

Mac, I love ya and you have an epic cordo collection, but I am starting to think you are a cyborg.
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Anyone has pics of brooks brothers plaintoe blucher in black Cordovan or brown calf?
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Question: I see it at Leffot the #8 LWB with the antique sole...really like that but am curious - for dressing up or down, which is better to pair with a dark blue or grey suit - blacked sole or antique? Hmm.

Congrats on your purchases.

I honestly think the regular #8 (dark sole) is more versatile, easily worn with jeans, suits, blazers/pants, etc. The antique sole on such a dark shoe makes it more casual. Antique soles work well on cigar, but that's as dark as I would take it... But I'm likely the minority opinion on that based on what i've seen in the thread
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I wear them twice a year, ALWAYS. To me its worth it, once you have a pair like this that you love, you'll understand. Having said that, I only had them on for 20 minutes yesterday. My mom did a miserable job of packing the antipast, and when i was carrying it to the car all the oil spilled all down the right leg and the right side of my jacket. Thankfully, near her house on SI is the best dry cleaners in NYC in my opinion, and they were open for another half hour, so I rushed over there, gave him my pants and jacket, told him what it was, and heard, "Don't worry, not a problem, you'll have them good as new by Friday!"
Thanks, beard has been modified...kid was actually upset at the boots. He doesn't like anything on his ankles.
Thanks seer.

 

just out of curiosity, where is the dry cleaners on SI that you are referring to?
 

 

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^ Would also like to know.

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Totally agree with marg.
In my experience, new cordovan shoes look kinda crappy after the first couple wears. This seems to be especially true of #8, cigar, and C&J brown.
Keep wearing and brushing. Don't use too much product on them. The C&J brown really seem to come loaded with polish and oil.
Saphir reno + back of metal spoon really work well on water welts too.

Saphir reno + back of metal spoon really work well on water welts too... is this if water/rain get on the shoes? This is not a polishing method I assume?

Yeah, some cordovan shoes get what look like little water welts or spots. Some pairs do, others don't. It's a mystery.
Nick Horween suggests that if brushing doesn't work, to get them wet again, allow to dry, and brush.
http://www.styleforum.net/t/274603/nick-v-interviews-nick-horween-horween-leather/15#post_4964727
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nephew,
are you wearing argyles?

Yessiree! They were from Lord & Taylor's old Black&Brown line. They shrank a lot since I bought them.
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Your facial hair is pretty epic. You can be an extra on game of thrones.
Mac, I love ya and you have an epic cordo collection, but I am starting to think you are a cyborg.

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just out of curiosity, where is the dry cleaners on SI that you are referring to?
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^ Would also like to know.

Sure. Its Carmine and (I think Angelo) at Manor Tailors. They're on Manor Road below Victory just past the Post Office. They're FANTASTIC, and if nyone can clean it, they can. They change their cleaning fluids often (most cheaper places never do this) and they really understand good clothes. Carmine is a paesan from Matera (in Basilicata) who used to be a custom tailor before he came to America. Two wonderful gentlemen.
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Nick Horween suggests that if brushing doesn't work, to get them wet again, allow to dry, and brush.
http://www.styleforum.net/t/274603/nick-v-interviews-nick-horween-horween-leather/15#post_4964727
Cool thread - thanks for the link...
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 Sheesh, why just not rename this the Alden Cordovan Thread - Not owning, or planning to own, cordovan shoes I feel like a red headed step child!

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