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Oh no, but a little Venetian never hurts, and I usually feel better afterwards  .  .  .

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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

That looks like growth marks in the leather.
I don't think any amount of cream is going to make that go away.

Well then, is that common on CXL for certain finishes to be like that? Will it get worse? I can live with it, but if it gets worse I'd be a little annoyed. This is the 2nd one I've exchanged so far...

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Originally Posted by sazon View Post

J Crew x Alden Indys after a short brushing and some new laces. Feel like a new man.

It's funny how that works eh satisfied.gif ?
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I don't believe it will get worse. At least I haven't noticed any more on my boots.

I'd say creasing like that along the throat is common. The throat on boots gets flexed more than say the toe cap even during the fabrication process. I just expect to see it.
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J Crew x Alden Indys after a short brushing and some new laces. Feel like a new man.

Only brushing or did you use any product on those? I like the shine
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If the shoes are in relatively good shape, brushing will redistribute the cream or polish on the leather. So most of the time, brushing is enough.
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Originally Posted by PhiPsi32 View Post

If the shoes are in relatively good shape, brushing will redistribute the cream or polish on the leather. So most of the time, brushing is enough.

This is true... But I've traditionally used Alden's "Fine Boot Cream" on CXL boots/shoes occasionally, but I think a some products people use here (Venetian) may work better...
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Cigar NST loafer, Grant last. From Alden DC back in the day.
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I thought some of you might like to see some close ups of these shoes. I am quite captivated by the broguing.









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I thought some of you might like to see some close ups of these shoes. I am quite captivated by the broguing.


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Those are fantastic looking. Love the plaza.
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post


This is true... But I've traditionally used Alden's "Fine Boot Cream" on CXL boots/shoes occasionally, but I think a some products people use here (Venetian) may work better...

 

Nick at Horween recommended Venetian shoe cream.  You can use Saphir but it's moreexpensive.  I don't think it works any better at least for CXL.

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Originally Posted by Burton View Post

I thought some of you might like to see some close ups of these shoes. I am quite captivated by the broguing.


These are outstanding. Well done, sir!
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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

Those are fantastic looking. Love the plaza.

+1
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

Only brushing or did you use any product on those? I like the shine

Just my AE horsehair brush and elbow grease. There seems to be a lot of oils in my Indys.
I Love CXL when made into boots. Just got in on the Leathersoul CXL Plaza Wingtip pre-order. Should be a great boot for 2015 when it arrives lol8[1].gif
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Cigar PTB under various lighting.




Cigar PTB & EP
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