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Originally Posted by fitchottie View Post

What are your thoughts on NON-Ref deposits....I can understand for one off shoes that you might never see again. This is for #8 indy and Cigar Indy commando sole.

If you want a weird size, then why wouldn't they require a non-REFUNDABLE deposit? If it's a size they would order in their run anyways, it would seem a bit odd.

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Originally Posted by AldenLuver View Post

Does anyone have suggestions for shell care and polishing?  High gloss?  I was told I can do a spit shine using plain old Kiwi wax/polish (i.e. cordovan color for my color 8 LWB).  I thought I had read before that you shouldn't use regular shoe polish on shells.  I was also told that the Alden paste wax is really more of a cream and couldn't be used with a spit shine because of its texture.  Any thoughts?  thanks...



The standard recommendation is just buff and brush them. All of the ridiculous shine pictures you see in this thread are done sans polish, if I'm not mistake.

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Originally Posted by fitchottie View Post

wHATS A GREAT PRICE?

TSM Irregulars for shell are typically $399.
post #23164 of 87500
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Originally Posted by AldenLuver View Post

Does anyone have suggestions for shell care and polishing?  High gloss?  I was told I can do a spit shine using plain old Kiwi wax/polish (i.e. cordovan color for my color 8 LWB).  I thought I had read before that you shouldn't use regular shoe polish on shells.  I was also told that the Alden paste wax is really more of a cream and couldn't be used with a spit shine because of its texture.  Any thoughts?  thanks...

interesting question. this has never come up before.



(google the mac method)
post #23165 of 87500
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Originally Posted by Joenobody0 View Post

If you want a weird size, then why wouldn't they require a non-REFUNDABLE deposit? If it's a size they would order in their run anyways, it would seem a bit odd.

Size 11.5D
post #23166 of 87500
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Originally Posted by AldenLuver View Post

Does anyone have suggestions for shell care and polishing?  High gloss?  I was told I can do a spit shine using plain old Kiwi wax/polish (i.e. cordovan color for my color 8 LWB).  I thought I had read before that you shouldn't use regular shoe polish on shells.  I was also told that the Alden paste wax is really more of a cream and couldn't be used with a spit shine because of its texture.  Any thoughts?  thanks...

I have the color #8 paste wax recommended by Alden, but haven't used it yet.

What I have used: Meltonian delicate shoe cream. That shit does wonders, with a very light application. I was able to turn two fairly dried out pairs of whiskey shells into amazing specimens with a few min of pressure buffing after putting a dab of Meltonian on.

The supposed drawbacks are that the cream/polish will get stuck in the creases/ripples and cause a white buildup. That doesn't happen with the Meltonian delicate cream. Just gotta be sparse with the amount used, and heavy on the pressure while rubbing in.

Sure wish I had some before/after pics of my Rider Boot whiskey shells and Vass whiskey shell ptbs... turned out waaay better than I'd hoped

Also see here.

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Originally Posted by dsmivtr View Post

TSM Irregulars for shell are typically $399.

That's a great price considering you can return them if the defect is noticeable or undesirable.
Edited by furo - 2/8/12 at 12:35pm
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Originally Posted by fitchottie View Post

Size 11.5D

That's a hard one to call. They might only order up to 11D in a standard run. In that case it seems reasonable.
post #23168 of 87500
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Originally Posted by fitchottie View Post

What are your thoughts on NON-Ref deposits....I can understand for one off shoes that you might never see again. This is for #8 indy and Cigar Indy commando sole.

My guess is it's a way for the retailer to lessen their risk of getting stuck with inventory in case you decide not to purchase.
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Jesus... I need those cigar cap toe boots in my life NOW. Who the hell has those?
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Jesus... I need those cigar cap toe boots in my life NOW. Who the hell has those?

Alden DC
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Thank you sir. Gonna have to call them I guess.
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Thanks. I'm new to this.

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Originally Posted by Joenobody0 View Post

I'm not sure it's due to the Kudu. Frankly, I think the Barrie lasted Alden Chukka is one of the shoes with the worst broken in looks around. Some of the shell models that people post on here look absolutely horrible with huge waves from just behind the toe stiffener all the way up to the middle of the vamp.
I like shell, and its ripples, but that looks terrible IMO.

That is just ridiculous.

Do you think it might be possible for you to have just a single post where you don't whine about the Barrie last and how you don't like it and how it destroyed your feet, killed your parents and caused the downfall of Western Civilization? I mean really, WE GET IT, YOU DON'T LIKE THE BARRIE LAST. It works for other people. Let it go dude, let it go.

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guys, I'm uk8.5 fitting 6(G) in Tricker's 4497s.  9.5EE in AE.

Need suggestion about Barrier last. Is 9 E ok for me?

 

BTW, does TSM ship irregulars for shell internationally?

 

 


Edited by renn - 2/9/12 at 12:39am
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Originally Posted by kippy View Post

That is just ridiculous.
Do you think it might be possible for you to have just a single post where you don't whine about the Barrie last and how you don't like it and how it destroyed your feet, killed your parents and caused the downfall of Western Civilization? I mean really, WE GET IT, YOU DON'T LIKE THE BARRIE LAST. It works for other people. Let it go dude, let it go.
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The chukka seems to crease a bit more than other shoes (such as the PTB). I doubt it has much to do with the last, it probably has to do with a combination of a looser chukka fit and the substantial leather. However, the worn photos I have seen from people that use trees seems to indicate it isn't that bad. My whiskey chukkas are looking good after (admittedly) a few wears. The worn chukkas here look pretty good

http://theagatineeyelet.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/family2.jpg?w=640&h=480

I also am a Barrie fan. Wearing my barrie LWB now, the shoes are extremely comfortable and well fitting after a year of wear
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