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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

The two navy suedes side by side
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I think I will keep both. Indy I can wear with light denim, chinos, etc. Chukkas I can wear with lightweight grey wool pants, seersucker, shorts, etc. I really like how the stitching on the indy matches the welt and how the red brick sole (which is not as red as some of the McNairy shoes you see) balances it. I also like the tan laces on the chukka...

Wow! Nice blue suede make-ups, they look great enjoy wearing them.

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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

The two navy suedes side by side
6952162463_112bd0c756.jpg
I think I will keep both. Indy I can wear with light denim, chinos, etc. Chukkas I can wear with lightweight grey wool pants, seersucker, shorts, etc. I really like how the stitching on the indy matches the welt and how the red brick sole (which is not as red as some of the McNairy shoes you see) balances it. I also like the tan laces on the chukka...


Picture Perfect!! Enjoy!

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THANKS!! What did I tell you...they were IRRESISTABLE!! Wear yours in good health. I am sure they are going to turn some heads !! 

hey, to each their own, but I wear a 31 waist. if i wore 4-wale corduroy i would look fat. also, "baller" is a hilarious term to use in this thread. tounge.gif
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Originally Posted by CTYGGG View Post

Wow! Nice blue suede make-ups, they look great enjoy wearing them.

Those blue suede chukkas are great - I retract my previous comment.
post #24545 of 79023
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

The two navy suedes side by side
6952162463_112bd0c756.jpg
I think I will keep both. Indy I can wear with light denim, chinos, etc. Chukkas I can wear with lightweight grey wool pants, seersucker, shorts, etc. I really like how the stitching on the indy matches the welt and how the red brick sole (which is not as red as some of the McNairy shoes you see) balances it. I also like the tan laces on the chukka...

Are the navy chukkas from Leffot also?
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Originally Posted by wj4 View Post

Since we're on the topic, how often do you gentlemen use wax/polish on your shells?
I have yet to use any on any of my pairs. I use a slightly damp cloth to clean the shoes and brush them after the shoes are dried completely.
I go to the local Nordstrom Rack and buy 3-5 pairs of shoe trees at once to keep in stock. I put shoe trees in all of my shoes that are $300+. They're only ~$12 a pair.


 

Ok, I’m a novice with shell - I purchased my first pair about a month ago (PTB Color 8), but I worn the heck out of them! At first I just wiped them off with a damp cloth and brushed - everything was cool. Then I got caught in a rain storm, I ended up getting a few “water bumps” on the shoes (they are still there but you can hardly notice them. I decided to treat them. I only now use Venetian Shoe Cream - for three reason, one it is made in the US (which is important to me) two, it was recommended by Nick Horween (the maker of the leather) and three, it is very inexpensive. The shine this cream produces is incredible (not the least bit cloudy) and I noticed that on my way to church this morning the rain just beaded up. No water marks. The Venetian does a great job in protecting the leather from water damage. Finally I have not used shoe trees - and don’t plan to. The shoes still look great. And I have only use a dab of Kiwi on areas where there was a nick or scratch.


 

 

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Originally Posted by Mr.K View Post

Are the navy chukkas from Leffot also?

Tassels HK.
post #24548 of 79023
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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

Those blue suede chukkas are great - I retract my previous comment.

Don't forget about the unlined PTB in blue suede another great make-up.

http://leathersoulhawaii.com/2012/01/10/alden-shoe-unlined-suede-ptb-re-stock-lsw-lsbh/
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Ok, I’m a novice with shell - I purchased my first pair about a month ago (PTB Color 8), but I worn the heck out of them! At first I just wiped them off with a damp cloth and brushed - everything was cool. Then I got caught in a rain storm, I ended up getting a few “water bumps” on the shoes (they are still there but you can hardly notice them. I decided to treat them. I only now use Venetian Shoe Cream - for three reason, one it is made in the US (which is important to me) two, it was recommended by Nick Horween (the maker of the leather) and three, it is very inexpensive. The shine this cream produces is incredible (not the least bit cloudy) and I noticed that on my way to church this morning the rain just beaded up. No water marks. The Venetian does a great job in protecting the leather from water damage. Finally I have not used shoe trees - and don’t plan to. The shoes still look great. And I have only use a dab of Kiwi on areas where there was a nick or scratch.


 

 


It's obvious that you care about your footwear as the water welts bug you. With that being said and I don't means to offend you, but I really recommend shoe trees. The shoe trees absorb moisture and control odor & help maintain the shape of the shoe. Just a recommendation & I also don't recommend wearing the same footwear consecutive days. Take care proper care of your footwear & they'll look outstanding for years to come.
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Ok, I’m a novice with shell - I purchased my first pair about a month ago (PTB Color 8), but I worn the heck out of them! At first I just wiped them off with a damp cloth and brushed - everything was cool. Then I got caught in a rain storm, I ended up getting a few “water bumps” on the shoes (they are still there but you can hardly notice them. I decided to treat them. I only now use Venetian Shoe Cream - for three reason, one it is made in the US (which is important to me) two, it was recommended by Nick Horween (the maker of the leather) and three, it is very inexpensive. The shine this cream produces is incredible (not the least bit cloudy) and I noticed that on my way to church this morning the rain just beaded up. No water marks. The Venetian does a great job in protecting the leather from water damage. Finally I have not used shoe trees - and don’t plan to. The shoes still look great. And I have only use a dab of Kiwi on areas where there was a nick or scratch.


 

Is there a reason you are opposed to shoe trees? I'm not trying to sell you on their benefit, just curious.
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

The two navy suedes side by side

6952162463_112bd0c756.jpg


I think I will keep both. Indy I can wear with light denim, chinos, etc. Chukkas I can wear with lightweight grey wool pants, seersucker, shorts, etc. I really like how the stitching on the indy matches the welt and how the red brick sole (which is not as red as some of the McNairy shoes you see) balances it. I also like the tan laces on the chukka...

Nice pair of blue suede.
I have those same chukkas and just ordered the Indy boots too.
That's probably more blue suede than necessary but this isn't really the thread for minimalism
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I'm sad they sold out of the indys in my size so quickly. I was going to be in NYC this week too...
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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post


That's probably more blue suede than necessary but this isn't really the thread for minimalism

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Is there a reason you are opposed to shoe trees? I'm not trying to sell you on their benefit, just curious.


I'm close to 60, and never used trees. And I have had shoes last 20+ years that I only got rid of because I tired of them, they were still just fine. I just see no need for them.

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I'm close to 60, and never used trees. And I have had shoes last 20+ years that I only got rid of because I tired of them, they were still just fine. I just see no need for them.


A few months ago, you were saying that cordovan is overrated - now you own a pair and are headed for more. Within a month or two you will be using shoe trees.
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