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post #36181 of 97046
A guy spilled his latte on my Cigar LWBs this morning at Starbucks ffffuuuu.gif

I think he knew i was pissed by the way I looked at him.

#first world problems shog[1].gif
post #36182 of 97046
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Originally Posted by blue collar View Post

A guy spilled his latte on my Cigar LWBs this morning at Starbucks ffffuuuu.gif
I think he knew i was pissed by the way I looked at him.
#first world problems shog[1].gif

 

"...and then I wiped my boots on his pants."

post #36183 of 97046
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"...and then I wiped my boots on his pants."

hah ha! I wanted to use his fancy scarf to honest. sly.gif
post #36184 of 97046
Can anyone point me in the direction of an online store that stocks a black calf PTB shoe or boot?
post #36185 of 97046
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Originally Posted by TWorksheets View Post

Can anyone point me in the direction of an online store that stocks a black calf PTB shoe or boot?

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/mens/shoes/0522,default,sc.html?prefn1=refinementColor&prefv1=Black

It's made by Alden, even thought it doesn't say that. It's on the Barrie last.
post #36186 of 97046
today i am wearing my alden x leffot blue suede tassel loafers. every time i wear them i am terrified someone will spill something and/or step on them. they're probably the only shoe i treat super delicately.

post #36187 of 97046
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Originally Posted by imolazhp_ci View Post

today i am wearing my alden x leffot blue suede tassel loafers. every time i wear them i am terrified someone will spill something and/or step on them. they're probably the only shoe i treat super delicately.

Those are awesome and i would feel the same way as you do. Damn my duck feet. I miss out on the the great (D width) aberdeen make-ups.

We need more e widths!!!.
post #36188 of 97046
Anyone know if there is a black NST boot available anywhere?
post #36189 of 97046
i wish. i'm so bummed i missed out on the Leather Soul Lady Calf NST.
post #36190 of 97046
Speaking of LS. New Arrival. I love cognac!

post #36191 of 97046
I should clarify, looking for a black SHELL NST/TANKER boot. biggrin.gif
post #36192 of 97046
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Ive seen a few opinions as I've searched this forum but was curious to know if anyone has owned both kudu and tobacco chamois and might be able to speak to the comparative advantages/disadvantages to both. I'm specifically considering the Indy in either. Thanks in advance.

Not kudu, but I can share my experience with tobacco chamois.  I got these longwings from Leffot last year.  With the oiled leather and commando sole, I intended these to be fully a foul weather/tailgate/walk in the woods type of shoe.  So with stylish function winning over form, I didn't spend too much time debating whether I would sno-seal them or not, as that has always been my go-to treatment for bulletproof footwear.  As always, it did darken the leather and took away the cocoa-powder finish (it comes back somewhat, slowly), but I haven't had a damp foot yet in plenty of rain.  Last winter was mild here in the northeast, so they didn't see much slush and snow.  

 

For the sno-seal treatment, I usually put my shoes or boots in a 180-degree oven, smear the seal on the warm leather, put them back in, reapply to dry spots, and wipe off excess.  With the LWs, I used a hair dryer and a toothbrush to work the seal into the whole shoe, paying particular attention to the welt and edge, the leather outsole under the arch, and the stitching on the soles.  By sealing all the stitching that otherwise wicks moisture into the shoe, they stay nice and dry.  

 

I have looked at kudu in-store, and it is certainly burlier (kangaroo, or some shit?) than the chamois.  I'm sure a kudu commando indy would be a real stomper, but I like that I can wear the LWs almost anywhere.  In fact, I would have gotten these if the Leffots hadn't come out when they did.  Maybe I still should.

 

The water beads up:

 

 

post #36193 of 97046
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Originally Posted by Alpina View Post

I have looked at kudu in-store, and it is certainly burlier (kangaroo, or some shit?) than the chamois.

antelope. smile.gif
post #36194 of 97046
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antelope. smile.gif

Ya Kudu is an antelope from Southern Africa

post #36195 of 97046
Nah, the Kudu that alden uses is a version of CXL (Plainsman that has been hand-curried (oiled by hand)).

See here (especially the comments):
http://horween.wordpress.com/2010/03/23/chromexcel%C2%AE-2/
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