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Here are your options in no particular order for water spots on shell…Alden leather defender, venetian cream, Saphir renovateur, horsehair brush, soft cloth, spoon, deer bone, overshoe or lastly don't wear shell when it's raining or snowing outside. I'd brush and buff first and then maybe a little Saphir & then some leather defender afterwards.


Thanks, I was reading over at "Ask Andy" that some water spots can never be removed. I hope this is not the case here..

 

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On the same note as that disturbing video...read the comments on this video. esp' "weejunsandboots"patch[1].gif

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwJI9R5DhFo
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Seems to me that the real difference, other than color, is the absence of speed hooks on the 4065. I do love the 4065 but the lack of speed hooks is a minor negative. I guess it makes it more of a dress boot as speed hooks could damage one's dress trousers?
That said, I don't think that slight difference makes it too dressy unless it is the Color #8 you don't life.

style 4065 is also black. the speedhook debate has been in this thread before and i don't really want to revive it. i wear trousers maybe 10% of the time, so it's not a huge concern, i just thought all eyelets on the grant was on the dressy end of the spectrum.
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Would someone mind posting the link to Alden NYC's website? Having a tough time finding it on google and through the thread search function.

Thanks.
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Would someone mind posting the link to Alden NYC's website? Having a tough time finding it on google and through the thread search function.
Thanks.

http://aldenmadisonny.com/index.html
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Anybody know what Horween's "Truffle" cordovan color is used for? Alden cigar? C&J dark cognac? Neither? Others?
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Thanks, I was reading over at "Ask Andy" that some water spots can never be removed. I hope this is not the case here..

 


Some water spots can't be eliminated but they can be minimized. Check out the cigar chukkas that I posted the other day they've had water spots on them & they have been minimized using brush, cloth & saphir.
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Thanks, I was reading over at "Ask Andy" that some water spots can never be removed. I hope this is not the case here..

i've got an area on my #8 chukkas that indeed may be permanent blemishes from water. they are on the side, not the toe, and are only visible in certain light (sunlight shines right through it.) I look at that area as just another piece of my personal shell acceptance test--every shell shoe has a weird spot (or three) and you just have to accept it.
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Some water spots can't be eliminated but they can be minimized. Check out the cigar chukkas that I posted the other day they've had water spots on them & they have been minimized using brush, cloth & saphir.


Yes,and they look great. I'm going to try what you suggested - though I only have the Venetian Cream right now.

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Originally Posted by newbiealden View Post

Before anyone slaps my wrist - I know this is the Alden forum (posted last night but didn't get the pic up) - but Rancourt has been discussed before and i wanted to give you guys a view at a quality custom made quick turnaround made in the USA product - basically the things we should be proud of when we see made in the USA

Thanks for the photo. Understand earlier comment that this is an Alden thread, but we did in fact discuss these with Newbie a little while back and it is interest to see the results without having to search them out on some other thread. Enjoy wearing.
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Is this the ultimate suit shoe? Alden black shell captoe bal. Black shell has a depth and glow to it that black calf simply cannot match.

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Is this the ultimate suit shoe? Alden black shell captoe bal. Black shell has a depth and glow to it that black calf simply cannot match.
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I have the equivalent in a derby on the Aberdeen last.... doubt I'll ever getting around to buying the same thing in a bal

Good shoe though... I don't wear my black shells very often
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Thanks, I was reading over at "Ask Andy" that some water spots can never be removed. I hope this is not the case here..

It may very well be the case. Some water spots might never come out. The good thing is, as long as you keep wearing and caring for them normally, the natural patina will blend the spots somewhat, and over the years the spots will become much much less noticeable.
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Yes,and they look great. I'm going to try what you suggested - though I only have the Venetian Cream right now.


Thanks. If I remember correctly you just purchased a pair of the #8 PTBs, with that being the case I'd focus more on the buffing as the shell is still jam packed with all of the infused oils thanks to Horween. You'll be surprised at what a few minutes of buffing will do.
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Originally Posted by CTYGGG View Post


Thanks. If I remember correctly you just purchased a pair of the #8 PTBs, with that being the case I'd focus more on the buffing as the shell is still jam packed with all of the infused oils thanks to Horween. You'll be surprised at what a few minutes of buffing will do.


Yes, I'm already doing that. It's becoming a ritual. Watch Fox News - buff until arm hurts! I have been wearing these pretty much non stop since Saturday - the shell is beginning to feel incredible around my foot, it really has a much more different feel from calfskin, kind of hard to put into words.

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