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Not sure the picture shows the shine well, but I feel as though the Mac method does well to shine my C&J-(RL) Marlows up nicely.  These are about a month old and I haven't applied anything to them but a horse hair brush and a flannel buffing rag.  I think they look better than my Cigar LWBs with the same treatment.

nephew,
looking good

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post #41312 of 79228
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

ReppTie, how does your Marlow size compare to your Barrie size? For my next pair of Marlows, I may size up 1 for Barrie.

You should grab whiskey shell if you don't have it

nephew,
that should work
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Black Shell WT boot barrie last
hand sanded and walnut stained sole edging

good looking boot
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Originally Posted by spicycho View Post

I got my AF89s from Alden of Carmel. 






wear in good health
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post


I wear the same size (10D) with Marlow and the Barrie last, however the Marlow's are definitely more narrow.  I have read on several SF threads that some prefer to go up a half size, but for me the Marlow in 10.5D was enormous and entirely too long.  I think the comparison is similar to the sizing between BB PTB (m58 last) and Alden's 990(1).  Some size up for the BB version but I couldn't do it.  Hope this helps...

For Me:

9D Barrie
9.5D Marlow (TTS)
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

The LHS is probably the only Alden model for which whiskey would be my first choice of shell color. biggrin.gif

nephew,
i would select ravello first
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#8 wt
argyles otc

Edited by mcarthur - 1/18/13 at 1:49pm
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#8 wt
argyles otc

Nice Shine Uncle

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Originally Posted by Don L View Post

Nice Shine Uncle

nephew,
thank you
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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post

Please post pics when they do. I'm considering the whiskey LHS.

nephew,
check mcarthur's treasures for a picture of whiskey lhs
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Those whiskey LWB's are a thing of beauty.
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I forgot to mention/ask...  How do you feel about buying used shoes, especially ones this nice?  If the shoe has some mileage beneath them as these whiskey PTBs appear to have, doesn't the cork base mold to the previous owner's foot and interfere with proper fit and comfort, or is that a minor concern?  I'm also a bit of an OCD-germ-a-phobe.  I suppose some disinfectant would kill anything inside.  I think I would rather pay full price and know exactly what I'm getting.  Am I paranoid and just need to get over it???

Certainly understand the creepy aspect. However, the shoes appear to be in very good condition. At that price, you could send them to Alden or B. Nelson for restoration and the cork base would be replaced and the sole, etc. would be new. Financially, you would still be way ahead vs. retail on whiskey PTB's. My two cents.


I was thinking the same thing.  Used shoes that have very little wear, or have recently been refurbished certainly sound like good opportunity.

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Nice day to support my Ravens with some purple argyle socks and Cigar LWBs.  Could use some edge dressing.  I know SevenFoldTie had suggested AE's Chili in the past, but was curious if the multiple colors in the stacked heel and double sole would be lost if chili were used??  Thanks in advance for your feedback...

 


Repp - these look fantastic. Hook 'em!!!

Much thanks...

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Not sure the picture shows the shine well, but I feel as though the Mac method does well to shine my C&J-(RL) Marlows up nicely.  These are about a month old and I haven't applied anything to them but a horse hair brush and a flannel buffing rag.  I think they look better than my Cigar LWBs with the same treatment.

 


nephew,
looking good

Thank you uncle.  Your color 8 wingtip bal oxfords have a great shine... they make me regret not picking up a pair last year.

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nephew,
i would select ravello first

I believe we have a standing agreement in place to agree to disagree. fistbump.gif
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