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i assume you have tried this already, but does the line brush out?

The suede LHS is also Van last, correct?

 

 

 

 

 

9015 post method and Leather Defender

 

How often should I reapply the Leather Defender?  Obviously it depends on frequency of wearing, but should I use it every time I implement the method?  Or is that excessive?

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9015 post method and Leather Defender

How often should I reapply the Leather Defender?  Obviously it depends on frequency of wearing, but should I use it every time I implement the method?  Or is that excessive?

The Hampton is a very good looking last. It's seems perfect for a Balmoral such as this. Enjoy.
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The suede LHS is also Van last, correct?










9015 post method and Leather Defender

How often should I reapply the Leather Defender?  Obviously it depends on frequency of wearing, but should I use it every time I implement the method?  Or is that excessive?

These are awesome. Well done.
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The Hampton is a very good looking last. It's seems perfect for a Balmoral such as this. Enjoy.

Thanks Frank.  I agree.  I prefer it to the very pointy, elongated, chiseled, trapezoidal lasts that are popular lately for dress shoes.  That's what I like about the Hampton, rounder-toe.  For me its a little wider in the forefoot than the aberdeen, which could be my best fitting last.

 

 


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These are awesome. Well done.
 
Thank you, sir.
 
Not to toot my own horn, but they are ALMOST as shiny as Uncle Mac's.

Could be that they are still quite new, but after the method this afternoon they look better than when I received them.

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Got them from Leffot. I got shoe trees, and though I likely won't polish after every wear since they are brand new, i certainly will polish since I don't want the leather to crack.

I haven't put trees in my Indys boot, you think I should?

No, I don't polish after every wear at all - but I'll brush each shoe for 3-5 minutes when taking them off for the day. Yes, I always tree them - boots too.

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The suede LHS is also Van last, correct?





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9015 post method and Leather Defender

How often should I reapply the Leather Defender?  Obviously it depends on frequency of wearing, but should I use it every time I implement the method?  Or is that excessive?

These look spectacular. Great shape, great color. Enjoy wearing!
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Could be that they are still quite new, but after the method this afternoon they look better than when I received them.

for some reason, shell doesn't seem to shine that well right out of the box. i had a hell of a time getting my NSTs to shine up right after i got them, but now the toe caps are nice and shiny. i feel i have always gotten a better shine after a few wearings, or even just keeping the shoes out of the box. perhaps there's something about increased exposure to circulating air that changes something in the finish...

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new brown scotch grain indy boots on double waterlock sole from Unionmade. pretty boot. available in store now. online monday. saw on their instagram.
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Very nice. Which ones are those?

Is it silly of me to order the Leffot Naval boot (black perf toe) when I have both the #8 and Cigar Grant Captoes from Alden of DC? Something about a simple dress boot does it for me and I can get away with them at work on the Friday.

You can never have too many captoe boots!

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Saphir makes some suede dye. Might be worth a shot to even those out. In my experience, the LHS strap won't loosen. Either the Van last fits your instep or you're SOL. They're unwearable for me.
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No, I don't polish after every wear at all - but I'll brush each shoe for 3-5 minutes when taking them off for the day. Yes, I always tree them - boots too.

Sounds like trees are the consensus in Indy's too. I have two pairs, on Natty CXL and the other Color 8 Shell. Looks like i'll be ordering two more pairs of trees.
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My friend, I do not mean to be overly critical but those trousers are too long.

Thanks for the input.  Like I said, the wind was blowing which I think makes them look longer but they are probably still a tad long.  I'll take another pic some time soon.

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I just came home to some new Ravello Chukkas. I agree with Bespoken PA that they are darker then other Ravello I have seen, I would almost peg them closer to Whiskey. I was not expecting a dark trim but I think it is a nice contrast.


I am assuming this can buff out but I would love some advice
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color 8 - suede saddles x jcrew

 

 

 

 

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color 8 - suede saddles x jcrew

Those are gorgeous.
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WOW never thought I'd give saddles a second look but those posted right there icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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