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post #30721 of 89855
I have a bottle of leather defender - I have only used them on one shoe (whiskey Indy). After several wears my whiskey Indys look great. It's not an apples to apples comparison (I haven't subjected them to much abuse or anything) but this product seems like it could be worth it

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post #30722 of 89855
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

I have a bottle of leather defender - I have only used them on one shoe (whiskey Indy). After several wears my whiskey Indys look great. It's not an apples to apples comparison (I haven't subjected them to much abuse or anything) but this product seems like it could be worth it

 

I only apply it during rainy season. Seems not that useful when it's not raining. 

post #30723 of 89855
LeatherSoul up with a new cordovan wingtip boot with an antique sole

http://leathersoulhawaii.com/2012/06/21/alden-shoe-barrie-wingtip-boot-lsbh/#comment-11626
post #30724 of 89855
^ A lot of shops have a nearly identical boot - these look a lot like Epaulet's Brixton boot and Unionmade's Halleck boot. The only thing that looks different about these is they have a double oiled waterlock sole, whereas I think both Epaulet and Unionmade had a standard double leather sole. Still, it seems weird that 3 different stores have basically the same shoe as an "exclusive" model.
post #30725 of 89855
Definitely like the reverse welt on the LS model.
post #30726 of 89855
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

^ A lot of shops have a nearly identical boot - these look a lot like Epaulet's Brixton boot and Unionmade's Halleck boot. The only thing that looks different about these is they have a double oiled waterlock sole, whereas I think both Epaulet and Unionmade had a standard double leather sole. Still, it seems weird that 3 different stores have basically the same shoe as an "exclusive" model.

I gess at some point there are only so many ways you can make a wingtip #8 boot.
post #30727 of 89855
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Originally Posted by AML225 View Post

I do not recommend using renovateur on shell. It contains turpentine which opens the shell's pores. If one religiously follows the Mac method then the shoes shouldn't need any additional help shining.

Huh? Renovateur is the finest creme out there. After use on shell, I've never noticed "pore opening"; it'd be present in more oil release/buildup on the surface. Using Reno certainly does wonders for those areas and for shine.
post #30728 of 89855
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

^ A lot of shops have a nearly identical boot - these look a lot like Epaulet's Brixton boot and Unionmade's Halleck boot. The only thing that looks different about these is they have a double oiled waterlock sole, whereas I think both Epaulet and Unionmade had a standard double leather sole. Still, it seems weird that 3 different stores have basically the same shoe as an "exclusive" model.

Reverse v. Flat welt makes a world of difference, aesthetically. The Hallock and Brixton are, though, identical.
post #30729 of 89855
300

ravello LWB, from the book of mac.
post #30730 of 89855
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Originally Posted by HorseHide View Post

Stopped by Alden SF yesterday - for those of you that are interested they have Indys, Tassels and Belts all in Cigar as well as unlined PTBs in Color 8 and Black Shell.

damn you
post #30731 of 89855
Wearing my Ravello wingtip boots today. Decided to straight bar lace them through the eyelets because I've always felt they were tight across the instep... I guess I'm not really a 10.5D in Barrie boots anyway. It turns out to be a bit of a revelation. The bar lacing gives just that little bit of extra room that makes them pretty comfortable now. Gave this a try based on re-lacing a pair of balmorals I have from straight European (how they came), to straight bar. These too were a little tight, and the different lacing pattern helped a lot. I though, let's try it on the boots, even though they aren't bals, obviously.

Top photo is without flash. Bottom is with flash.

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post #30732 of 89855
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

I have a bottle of leather defender - I have only used them on one shoe (whiskey Indy). After several wears my whiskey Indys look great. It's not an apples to apples comparison (I haven't subjected them to much abuse or anything) but this product seems like it could be worth it


Yes, I used some of that on my SW's and about a week later wore them in some rainy and wet conditions. Had no problems with staining or bumps on the shell like I've heard about from others' experiences with cordovan in the rain.

post #30733 of 89855
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Originally Posted by chantheman View Post

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ha..i meant non stock images. thanks alcibades! what size did you get that's wrong? maybe we work something out....
post #30734 of 89855
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

I gess at some point there are only so many ways you can make a wingtip #8 boot.

Haha, good point.
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Originally Posted by cloudshift View Post

Definitely like the reverse welt on the LS model.
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Originally Posted by Roguls View Post

Reverse v. Flat welt makes a world of difference, aesthetically. The Hallock and Brixton are, though, identical.

This is true...I didn't notice this at first but I took a closer look again - I really like the reverse welt on the LS model.
post #30735 of 89855
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Originally Posted by mr chorizo View Post

ha..i meant non stock images. thanks alcibades! what size did you get that's wrong? maybe we work something out....

I was trying to order a 9.5E size, LS thought I wanted a 9.5D. I am sending back the 9.5D and getting a 10D.
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