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Originally Posted by Don L View Post

J Gilbert Plaza Last

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nephew,
looking good in your nst boots
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Slumming it today in my chromexcel Indy's smile.gif

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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

nephew,
good shine on your ptb

 

Uncle, thanks!

 

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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post
Alden for BB PTB in color 8: splendid. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

I used Alden Defender on them last night per your strong endorsement. Just got back from a rainy lunch; there's still a few welts, nothing some brushing can't handle, but definitely less welting than I've experienced pre-Defender. The Defender also had no visible effect, so far as I could tell. Thanks!

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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

A few recent acquisitions.  All staples.

#8 Tassels (From a very esteemed forum member.  Thanks Again!)




 










 



 



9016 (Bought these to wear with a suit after the forum, a few weeks back, unanimously convinced me that the LHS is not appropriate with a suit under any circumstances.  I got away with it in Pittsburgh, but now I'm back in NY where people are infinitely more fashion conscious.  I herby formally concede to you all on this matter.  Plus, it was an excuse to buy more shoes.)









 



 






9015




 









 



 



 



Right before their maiden voyage



 









 



 



Right after...



 










The lightening of the color in the crease will brush out, right?



 



I must say, the Mac break-in method really does make all the difference.  Did considerable walking in the city and the toes are barely worn down at all.



 



Family Photo



 



Top: #8 Tassel, #8 Perf Cap Toe, Black Perf Cap Toe, J&M Strait Tip Bal



Second: Cigar LHS, #8 LHS, Black Unlined LHS, Brown Peal & Co. Penny Loafer (BB)



Bottom: Rancourt Espresso Shell Blake Boot, Brown Rubber Sole Gucci Horse Bit, Black Leather Sole Gucci Horse Bit, Tod's Brown Suede Driving Loafer






Formal to casual from top to bottom.  Some might argue that the Gucci Loafers are more formal than the LHS, but you could also argue that the J&M's don't even belong on the rack with the rest of those shoes.

The right tools for the job:





Coming soon: Ravello LHS, Cigar Tassel, Cigar Punch Toe "Thor" Boot???

nephew,
good looking family
your #8 tassels can be worn with a suit
use the mac method on your cap toes and you will be pleased with the results
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Originally Posted by ndlewis View Post


Hey guys,

First time post, I work at the J.crew Ludlow shop, we saw a huge influx of people calling about the ravello longwings yesterday ( about half the lot was sold within the last 24 hours) we currently have a few sizes left:

8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10.5, 11, 11.5, 12 (all are singles)

If anyone is interested, All shoes can be shipped can be shipped overnight.


I can't believe the power of this forum until I posted about seeing this particular make-up of ravello.   It is a really beautiful make up....

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I am aware of the Mac Method for polishing but can someone please point me to the one for break-in? Thank you.

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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

Short answer: Much easier to wear in inclement weather.

Longer Answer: Where I live it snows regularly and is wet much of the winter. Leather soles, of course, can be protected with overshoes. And I wear overshoes to and from work and during the workday as needed. I have no problem with that. However, if, for example, I am heading out for an evening with my wife, or a school sporting event for a child, or a trip to the shopping mall, etc., I don't like to wear overshoes. Commando soles (or waterloc) work great for such events. And while the commando does dress down a boot somewhat, that is fine with me as my boots are mostly worn for casual to business casual settings.

nephew,
thank you for the expeditious responses
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Originally Posted by MarioImpemba View Post

Lousy cell-phone shots:

But of truly wonderful shoes!

And Bakes: That's a heck of a family. Nice work.
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Originally Posted by MarioImpemba View Post

Uncle, thanks!


I used Alden Defender on them last night per your strong endorsement. Just got back from a rainy lunch; there's still a few welts, nothing some brushing can't handle, but definitely less welting than I've experienced pre-Defender. The Defender also had no visible effect, so far as I could tell. Thanks!

That too has been my experience. biggrin.gif You are welcome.
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nephew,
thank you for the expeditious responses

You are welcome. Visiting this thread and contributing as I am able is a welcome break from the workday after my last of 3 client meetings. smile.gif
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BB prices for Alden calf models are now at $498.
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

You are welcome. Visiting this thread and contributing as I am able is a welcome break from the workday after my last of 3 client meetings. smile.gif

nephew,
i hope your client's appreciate that they have the best
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

I am aware of the Mac Method for polishing but can someone please point me to the one for break-in? Thank you.

the break in method

1-wear the shoes three separate times for at least one hour
2-walk only on carpeting
3-after the completion of the three wearing, you should be able to ascertain if the fit is appropriate
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#8 nst saddle
argyles otc
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

I am aware of the Mac Method for polishing but can someone please point me to the one for break-in? Thank you.

See FAQ in my sig. If anyone has a better idea on where to put this, let me know. Still looking for additions! Want to add photos of all the different sole and edge trim options.
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