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Originally Posted by Rossmc View Post

I have a question about wearing calfskin Indy boots in a place where it rains a lot - should I be using some sort of leather protector? Any advice from people living in wet places (UK) would be much appreciated

This is no doubt the best I've used:
http://www.homedepot.com/buy/appliances/vacuums-floor-care/vectra/shoe-handbag-and-apparel-protector-spray-9-oz-10623.html
Click on video for a demo.
It's safe easy to use and won't leave a greasy film. So, it's good for dress-wear.

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post #31787 of 87663
I don't think these products (Montana, Obenauf) are available to the UK unfortunately.
post #31788 of 87663
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Originally Posted by Rossmc View Post

I don't think these products (Montana, Obenauf) are available to the UK unfortunately.

I use Obenauf's LP on all my leather shoes - keeps them waterproof and conditions the leather very nicely. I'm sure you can find lots of suppliers on ebay that are willing to ship to you.

BTW I'm from Vancouver where rain is unfortunately the norm.
post #31789 of 87663
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Originally Posted by Nick V. View Post


This is no doubt the best I've used:
http://www.homedepot.com/buy/appliances/vacuums-floor-care/vectra/shoe-handbag-and-apparel-protector-spray-9-oz-10623.html
Click on video for a demo.
It's safe easy to use and won't leave a greasy film. So, it's good for dress-wear.

Hey, if Nick V. recommends it, it should definitely be something to consider!  And at Home Depot, no less.

post #31790 of 87663
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Originally Posted by Rossmc View Post

I don't think these products (Montana, Obenauf) are available to the UK unfortunately.

Obenaufs in the UK
http://www.ironheart.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=5&products_id=173&zenid=e23b36bc8bf2066f6200a5972be20bad
post #31791 of 87663
Excellent, i'll get that then, thank you very much
post #31792 of 87663
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Edited by mcarthur - 7/8/12 at 5:24pm
post #31793 of 87663
Bah, why do I have such an issue with cordovan penny loafers? Alden or RL, I just can't fit into them without pain somewhere. Both companies' tassel loafers fit me fine...
post #31794 of 87663
I finally broke and ordered the Cordovan LHS loafers from Unionmade.... if they fit perfectly, then the lady is going to be doing some yelling as to why I need more shoes.
post #31795 of 87663
"High boots" and chukka boots

Whiskey
Chukka (Alden Madison) and Indy Boot (Alden DC - I will likely keep this boot now)
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Chromexcel
Chukka and Jumper Boot (both from Leather Soul)
(Great for looking sharp in wet weather with no worries)
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Cigar
Chukka (Alden Madison) and Captoe Boot (Alden DC)
(Low lighting as I took these a few minutes ago, but the chukka is lighter than the captoe despite it being newer, cigar is ligher in recent months. The captoe still may be my favorite Alden though, it is certainly my favorite boot)
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The cigar captoe boot is highly versatile despite it being on a commando sole (wore it with flannels a few times in the winter). I will imagine the captoe chromexcel will be a bit more versatile than I expect as well. The Indy shape is more of a true work boot.

Now I can be patient and wait for the right ravello or color 8 makeup to pop up... Almost done with Alden boots (I also have an calfskin Indy on commando soles for foul weather / muddy tailgates / etc)
post #31796 of 87663
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

"High boots" and chukka boots
Whiskey
Chukka (Alden Madison) and Indy Boot (Alden DC - I will likely keep this boot now)
263
Chromexcel
Chukka and Jumper Boot (both from Leather Soul)
(Great for looking sharp in wet weather with no worries)
263
Cigar
Chukka (Alden Madison) and Captoe Boot (Alden DC)
(Low lighting as I took these a few minutes ago, but the chukka is lighter than the captoe despite it being newer, cigar is ligher in recent months. The captoe still may be my favorite Alden though, it is certainly my favorite boot)
263
The cigar captoe boot is highly versatile despite it being on a commando sole (wore it with flannels a few times in the winter). I will imagine the captoe chromexcel will be a bit more versatile than I expect as well. The Indy shape is more of a true work boot.
Now I can be patient and wait for the right ravello or color 8 makeup to pop up... Almost done with Alden boots (I also have an calfskin Indy on commando soles for foul weather / muddy tailgates / etc)

Great looking collection! Wise decision to keep the whiskey Indy.
post #31797 of 87663
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Originally Posted by mr chorizo View Post

Any pics of these in the wild?
Fresh in stock..
http://unionmadegoods.com/Alden_Bluxome_Two_Tone_Straight_Tip_Medallion_Toe_Spectator_1807.html

Very nice looking shoe - but the crepe sole for me is a deal-breaker. I wouldn't even consider it.
post #31798 of 87663
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

Very nice looking shoe - but the crepe sole for me is a deal-breaker. I wouldn't even consider it.

I like crepe soles, but only on certain (casual) styles. It just doesn't seem right on a cap toe spectator with a medallion.
post #31799 of 87663
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Originally Posted by AML225 View Post

Cigar, Ravello, and Whiskey LWB. All recently manufactured and acquired. Hopefully this will be a good comparison of the recent rare shell tones.

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Originally Posted by AML225 View Post

Ravello LWBs just as the sun is peeking over the horizon:

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Originally Posted by AML225 View Post

Nothing wakes me up like a shot of whiskey before sunrise. ;-)

First outting:

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I hate to quote myself so much but I wanted to complete the set. Last but certainly not least: cigars in the morning

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post #31800 of 87663
^^^^ Beaut!

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Edited by bellyhungry - 7/9/12 at 4:58am
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