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The tanning process is more involved than applying a coat of paint on a car. Typically leathers are dyed all the way through if the tannery is worth their weight in salt, and I'm guessing that Horween fits the mold.
edit: after seeing the video it looks like their dye is external and not quite as penetrating as I once thought, but even still, I'd be able to get 90% of what was in those scuff pics out with just a tee shirt and horsehair brush:
You can still see the smooth contour of the toe box is completely in tact; there are no deep cuts or gashes.. it implies a very minor scuff that isn't penetrating at all from what I can see.
My bet is he'll end up with a two tone toe box if he follows your suggestion - the finish is gone and needs to be restored, all the polish in the world won't do that. My 2 cents.
Sorry for the PSA, but have slowly come to the realization that Barrie lasted shoes don't work for my feet. I have the long since sold out #4/Black saddle bluchers in size 10D from Leathersoul that I am parting with. Worn exactly 3 times to the office, they are in pristine shape. Looking to get $500 or best offer and can circulate pics. PM me if interested.
RKD, tell me about it. None too happy. But you are right, someone else is going to luck out and I'd rather it be an Alden aficionado than some random Ebayer.
love em. now if i can score a pair someday.
Shell after being in mud, weather and all kinds of nasty stuff - I thought you guys would like this... Check out the whole page.
These pics have me seriously thinking about offloading my cigar 8.5D C&J for RL Marlow wingtips since they don't fit right. Anyone interested in trading an 8D or 8.5D Cigar LWB for them? PM me.
Did you just get them? If so, you can return them to RL. I think they are pretty good with returns.
Just curious, what is the fit issue with them? I have a pair on order and I ordered the same size I wear in Barrie.
need to admit that they're too big they're in ok condition. the lining was flawed and I had alden professionally replace it (not really noticable), and the uppers are slightly dirty and the soles are medium worn. would be real cheap like $175. wanna give this thread the first go around before i post to B&S
enjoy weating your #4 wt boot