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Originally Posted by REguy View Post

Just received a pair of J Crew tan LWBs that I snagged for $300 new. I already have an identical pair, but I can't resist a good deal. Finding a diamond in the rough is now more satisfying than buying at full retail, which has almost lost me anyway given where prices are at and the number of pairs I have.

This is why some ramadan-like guidelines are needed if anything more than a #8 cap toe is going on my feet. And already that ravello is calling...
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Originally Posted by stevent View Post

Damn somebody bought these already, not available frown.gif

You hate #8, remember? shog[1].gif
post #38898 of 96736
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Originally Posted by Joshua Lee View Post

Stunning! I'm surprised the whiskey cordovan is so dark in color.

yeah this pair looks almost as dark as some Ravello shoes that have been posted here.
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I have a pair of Alden 403 Ibdy boots and a pair of 404 Kudu boots that are
about 2 months old.

Both pairs, no matter how tight I tie my laces have tongues that slide way over.

Any trick to stop this from happening? Di they eventually break in and not
do it?
post #38900 of 96736
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Originally Posted by stevent View Post

Damn somebody bought these already, not available frown.gif

If it makes you feel any better, it was a very light #8 and unlined. I like the dark 8 myself
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Originally Posted by meso View Post

You hate #8, remember? shog[1].gif

Yes I do, but modified last is great, so I could live with a little #8
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Originally Posted by FENWAY View Post

If it makes you feel any better, it was a very light #8 and unlined. I like the dark 8 myself

Thanks for the info though, I got a black pair of captoe boots that I think will be identical to the AF60s I bought two months ago and have only worn 3 times. Still modified is that good and at irregular pricing it's even better.
post #38902 of 96736
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Originally Posted by dahl5yankees View Post

I have a pair of Alden 403 Ibdy boots and a pair of 404 Kudu boots that are
about 2 months old.
Both pairs, no matter how tight I tie my laces have tongues that slide way over.
Any trick to stop this from happening? Di they eventually break in and not
do it?

You can ask cobbler to stitch the tongue to shoe on one side. I have both of those and my 403 tongue slides on one, not sure why
post #38903 of 96736
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Originally Posted by velomane View Post

Nice trousers. Where are they from?

Pantalones are Billy Reid - Graham



Lousy cell pic, but I can't believe how dark this cigar is...
post #38904 of 96736
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Originally Posted by rikod View Post

Finally!!, got my whiskey PTB's



congrats! thats a beautiful shade of whiskey!
post #38905 of 96736
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Originally Posted by sazon View Post

congrats! thats a beautiful shade of whiskey!

A great shade indeed.

Mine were set to arrive via USPS priority on 12/6 per the tracking number.

It is 12/8 and they are not here. The beauty of the government-run postal system during the holidays .....
post #38906 of 96736
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Originally Posted by unclesam099 View Post

HELP!! I've just had candle wax spilled on two pairs of Alden suede shoes. Does anybody know how I can remove it without damaging the suede?

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Originally Posted by cyc wid it View Post

I've read this in multiple places:
Excess can be scraped off with dull knife or spoon. Paper towels pressed on affected area and heat applied by blow dryer may lift wax into paper towel. Heat, however, tends to set dye in colored candles.


Well, I tried and I'm not sure what else to do. I think that the one shoe is ruined. I almost wish it would've gone onto my shell chukkas above where the suede were stored, it would be so much easier to clean!

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they're definitely not ruined. have you tried a suede cleaner? worse comes to worse you can send them to b. nelson.
post #38908 of 96736
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

It's because he does the Mac break-in method!

 

3 separate wearings on carpet so the shoes aren't stiff when you hit the pavement with them.  Thats what causes the excessive wear on the toe of the sole.  (Stiff shoes on pavement)

 

It's been discussed previously

 

Thanks, but your last comment nullifies your previous comments.  The "Mac Method" isn't a secret (at least not in these threads).  As a few others agree, broken in shoes does not prevent toe wear ultimately.  It prevents un-necessary excessive wear due to stiff shoes.  I go beyond the 3 separate wearings, and did so before I ever heard of the "Mac Method" simply to ensure proper fit. 

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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

A great shade indeed.
Mine were set to arrive via USPS priority on 12/6 per the tracking number.
It is 12/8 and they are not here. The beauty of the government-run postal system during the holidays .....

i had to exchange a sweater at j. press. i used USPS priority and it took 2 days to go from Seattle to NY. meanwhile the return package from j press to Seattle is taking 7 days using ups.

why am i sticking up for the usps, i have no idea.
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post


nephew,
always walk on carpeting and never walk on concrete.

 

Are you serious, or being facetious?  If the only concrete your shoes see is from your car to your office and back, then I get it.  I'm just wondering if (and how) you really only wear your shoes on carpet. 

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