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post #32821 of 98959

I'd say its a matter of preference.  I like to baby my shoes, while others just worry about enjoying them, and there are even those who prefer the worn look.

post #32822 of 98959
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

I'd say its a matter of preference.  I like to baby my shoes, while others just worry about enjoying them, and there are even those who prefer the worn look.

This.

Indys are work boots. Wear them and enjoy them. They're meant for mud, rain, sun, etc.

I mean jeeez, INDIANA JONES WORE THEM.

I wouldn't wear them with a suit though.
Edited by amftx - 8/6/12 at 9:30am
post #32823 of 98959
I'm not one to baby my shoes. On the rare days that it's raining and I'm wearing a suit, I generally wear my black shell chukkas. If it's raining but I'm in my normal work clothes, (sport coat and chinos) I usually wear my kudu longwings on the crepe sole.
post #32824 of 98959

If you baby them, they will look newer for longer.  If you slosh around in them, they won't look new for very long, but will still clean up nicely and be presentable.

 

Are you from Long Island? I ask because of your username.

post #32825 of 98959

Hi Bakes, yes i am, Massapequa.  How about you?  Thanks for the tips guys.  I may be saving up for the Indy's now..

post #32826 of 98959
Today's choice:

Pebble grain longwings on a red brick sole:


post #32827 of 98959
Does anyone use Saphir Renovateur on chromexcel leather?
post #32828 of 98959
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Originally Posted by mikeharo View Post

Does anyone use Saphir Renovateur on chromexcel leather?

I use Alden's neutral fine boot cream on chromexcel (mainly because I have been given two free tubs). Gives it a good luster
post #32829 of 98959
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Does anyone use Saphir Renovateur on chromexcel leather?

Yes, it is outstanding
post #32830 of 98959
apologize for my ignorance, but when you guys use the mac method, do you guys use a slightly damp cloth or dry cloth for buffing (after using the horsehair brush)?
post #32831 of 98959
^dry cloth for buffing...


in other news, leffot has 2 preorders open now. #8 tanker boot on commando sole and the blue suede indy boot. let the games begin.
post #32832 of 98959
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Originally Posted by HorseHide View Post

Yes, it is outstanding

+1

I was reminded how much I like Saphir Reno as I treated numerous pairs of shells yesterday - whiskey, ravello, cigar, color 8. I know of no other product, neutral in color, that provides such a nice infusion of moisture for shell. nod[1].gif
post #32833 of 98959
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Originally Posted by rmc View Post

apologize for my ignorance, but when you guys use the mac method, do you guys use a slightly damp cloth or dry cloth for buffing (after using the horsehair brush)?

dry
post #32834 of 98959
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

Like Uncle says: Whatever I would otherwise wear, +overshoes.  I know that they are ugly, but when you get inside you can just take them off.

 

In my mind, that is a better option than wearing boots with a suit.

That is my personal take on this issue too. Not saying boots with a suit can't be done - just that I can't bring myself to do it. I will, however, go with certain shell boots with most everything short of a suit (which I am doing today with gabardines, shirt, tie, and color 8 chukkas). Completely off topic - dress shirts - the BB luxury line slim fit is perhaps the best cut of RTW dress shirt on the market, IMO (slimmer than BB's other "slim fit" shirts, but not so slim a guy feels like he is in a wiener casing).

Hope Monday is treating everyone well ...
post #32835 of 98959

I don't know if everyone knows this already or not but Need Supply carries a decent selection of Aldens and as they are an affiliate of SF they give out discount codes to members. SFAUG10 is a 10% off code for this month, and I just tried it on a pair of Indy's and it applied and gave $46 off. They carry some cool makeups- thought some people here might be interested.

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