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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

thank you for your analysis

Happy to contribute Uncle Mac.
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

A very decent comparative analysis by Kippy ....
1. I agree that the small difference in price fades into irrelevancy given the shoes/boots at hand. The huge tin is just that - huge (even silly, IMO). So I opt for the small bottles of Venetian which are, not surprisingly, too small.
2. I concur.
3. I concur.
4. Reno is better at bringing out the luster. However, I never found that Venetian made my shoes too shiny.
An added 5th point. Reno is great on shell and calf. Venetian is decent on shell; however, I have found it almost totally useless on calf when compared to the various quality calf shoe creams on the market.
I don't know that I will altogether quit using Venetian, but I will use it less often.

Thanks for point out about the use of Reno on calf. I had no idea one could use it for that purpose. I should also mention that I still make use of my Venetian for other leather and consider it to be a quality product.

On another note, I watched a video from a British shoe make whose name I cannot remember at the moment and they put conditioner on the soles of their shoes. Does anyone on the forum do this? Is it necessary to condition the bottom of your double leather soles? What could the purpose of this be?

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post #30812 of 79289
to prevent drying and the possibly the splitting of the soles
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Originally Posted by kippy View Post

Happy to contribute Uncle Mac.
Thanks for point out about the use of Reno on calf. I had no idea one could use it for that purpose. I should also mention that I still make use of my Venetian for other leather and consider it to be a quality product.
On another note, I watched a video from a British shoe make whose name I cannot remember at the moment and they put conditioner on the soles of their shoes. Does anyone on the forum do this? Is it necessary to condition the bottom of your double leather soles? What could the purpose of this be?
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Dark Brown suede chukka Leydon last
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post #30814 of 79289
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Originally Posted by justsayno View Post

to prevent drying and the possibly the splitting of the soles

How often do you apply conditioner to your soles? Also, is there any benefit in terms of comfort; do the soles feel "softer" if they are well conditioned?
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nothing to do with comfort. The purpose is to preserve the lifespan of the sole.
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Originally Posted by kippy View Post

How often do you apply conditioner to your soles? Also, is there any benefit in terms of comfort; do the soles feel "softer" if they are well conditioned?
post #30816 of 79289
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Originally Posted by chanakit View Post

I try to contact OKI who told me that my 8D was sold out already

I'm not lucky

So i try to find another NST boot in color 8 or in whiskey

i have to buy it in early time due to i have to go back my country in july, so i can't wait the product in next year or early new year

wait are you saying that a shoe that hasn't arrived at leather soul yet has been claimed?
i was told in no uncertain terms that they aren't doing pre-sales or holds anymore

can anyone confirm or refute this?
thanks
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I hope you guys appreciate what i'm about to do.

Half price Aldens on this italian web store right now. Includes cigar chukkas and PTBs.

http://www.mauropoluzzi.it/designer.asp?z=s&cat=&scat=&brand=36&sx=m

Takes them down to about 2/3rds the cost of US retail.
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Originally Posted by closerlook View Post

wait are you saying that a shoe that hasn't arrived at leather soul yet has been claimed?
i was told in no uncertain terms that they aren't doing pre-sales or holds anymore
can anyone confirm or refute this?
thanks

I've never had any issues putting down a deposit with them to pre-order their shoes. I call my salesperson at LSW, not sure if LSBH have a different policy

Their Hawaiian tankers (NST boots) in particular have been very popular and most sizes filled up pre-order many months back, but I think most of their others are still open
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Originally Posted by blake3030 View Post

I hope you guys appreciate what i'm about to do.
Half price Aldens on this italian web store right now. Includes cigar chukkas and PTBs.
http://www.mauropoluzzi.it/designer.asp?z=s&cat=&scat=&brand=36&sx=m
Takes them down to about 2/3rds the cost of US retail.

I think I just grabbed the last pair of cigar PTB. Sweet deal.
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

#8 nst
argyles otc
Nice shoes. Enjoy wearing.

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Originally Posted by ElDave View Post

I've never seen the white on white suede saddle... what an awesome design. This is fantastic - hope you enjoy.
I have only seen them when I purchased. I do enjoy them a lot. They are easily the shoes that garner the most positive attention and compliments. Even from complete strangers. nod[1].gif
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Originally Posted by wj4 View Post

Black shell LWBs today:
Great shoe. I have no problem wearing the darker shell colors in summer. These look so versatile and fun.
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Originally Posted by chanakit View Post

Thank you in my wish list i wanna get these 

-Alden Day tripper
-AldenXLeffot NST whiskey
-Alden AF53
-Alden leather soul cape toe


But i would like to know

NST boot in color by Leffot,Context,Leather soul,The shoes mart are very similar right but in my opinion AldenXLeffot is unique or the picture lie me.

Although i have to go back, i still stay in this web board. Moreover, in next year if possible i wanna attend to NYU. i will come back here USA i love this country. biggrin.gif
Whiskey color varies as do the photo skills and photo processing skills of the various venders. Whiskey shell also varies in color greatly due to lighting and surrounding colors. As it ages it darkens a little as well. I would not make a decision on which picture looks best.
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Originally Posted by blake3030 View Post

I hope you guys appreciate what i'm about to do.
Half price Aldens on this italian web store right now. Includes cigar chukkas and PTBs.
http://www.mauropoluzzi.it/designer.asp?z=s&cat=&scat=&brand=36&sx=m
Takes them down to about 2/3rds the cost of US retail.
Good looking out. Thanks!
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Originally Posted by WhoKnewI View Post

These are so underrated
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post #30822 of 79289
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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

Mostly hype. It's not bad stuff but I don't feel it's the best, esp. for the price. 

Well, then, divulge the best!
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Originally Posted by Roguls View Post

Well, then, divulge the best!
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Originally Posted by thecentennial View Post

I think I just grabbed the last pair of cigar PTB. Sweet deal.

Out of curiosity, what size? I need to know if I should be banging my head against a wall.
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