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Originally Posted by ElDave View Post

These are awesome! As someone who doesn't always think that the creases in shell are a positive (sometimes, just not always) I think this is the best way to do a saddle. The luster of shell on the non-creasing part, and suede or calf on the rest.

My personal preference for saddles is for shell on the toe of the shoe with suede on the non-creasing part. But those are certainly nice saddles.

It really comes down to whether you primarlily want a shell shoe or a suede shoe.

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post #43082 of 91834
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Originally Posted by Burton View Post

+1 on the AE Brushes. This may be a bit overkill, but I like to have two brushes for each color shell. I like to have one that is stiffer for removal of dust and dirt, and then one brush that is softer for polishing before using my cloth. I have also found the AE polishing cloths work well for the final part of the method.

Not overkill IMO.

Brushes - at least one for each color shell; one for each color calf.
Cloths - if reused, always make sure it is being used on the same color previously used; throw away (do not wash) once soiled

I generally go with Alden cloths and AE brushes.

To all: have a great weekend.
post #43083 of 91834
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Originally Posted by Don L View Post

Epaulet Brixton Natty CXL's for this pending Blizzard day in New England

 

 

Great looking boots.  I really like the tightly packed perforations in the medallion on the toes, the way it doesn't really wrap down the sides of the toe area.  I think It gives it a unique look that you don't see very often in most wingtips. 

post #43084 of 91834
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post


Cloths - if reused, always make sure it is being used on the same color previously used; throw away (do not wash) once soiled
 

Is it common practice to throw away cloths?  Does anyone else here do this?

post #43085 of 91834
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Originally Posted by Andreas1965 View Post

I scored bigtime today at our local Alden store in Dusseldorf, Germany.

A nice pair of Indy Boots, marked down at 399,- Euro. That'll be about 540,- USD, not extraordinary for you living in the states, but in Germany... WOW!!

Had to size down one full size, same as RW GTs. They were very comfy right off the box, unlike GTs. I hope they last on me as long as my trusty GTs...

I plan on not stressing these too much, keep them broken in nicely, but do not abuse them. For example, I might not want to wear these at rock festivals ;-)

Next question: care products for these boots?

My regular care routine would be to give them an initial boot oil treatment and after that (tomorrow, when the oil is soaked in completely) some leather protection like obenauf.

Is this a good thing to do with these boots?

I'm really happy now...

Congratulations. It is always nice to find a pair of Aldens at a good price. Which model number are they? Treatment process sounds fine. I usually just use a protector on something like an Indy boot (I use Montana Pitch Blend, which I think is a lot like Obenauf. I'd put that on after a few wears. But going with your regular process is probably a good idea. Wear them and enjoy. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Don L View Post

Epaulet Brixton Natty CXL's for this pending Blizzard day in New England



Consistently great photos, and these are fine looking boots.
post #43086 of 91834
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Originally Posted by Andreas1965 View Post

I scored bigtime today at our local Alden store in Dusseldorf, Germany.

A nice pair of Indy Boots, marked down at 399,- Euro. That'll be about 540,- USD, not extraordinary for you living in the states, but in Germany... WOW!!

Had to size down one full size, same as RW GTs. They were very comfy right off the box, unlike GTs. I hope they last on me as long as my trusty GTs...

I plan on not stressing these too much, keep them broken in nicely, but do not abuse them. For example, I might not want to wear these at rock festivals ;-)

Next question: care products for these boots?

My regular care routine would be to give them an initial boot oil treatment and after that (tomorrow, when the oil is soaked in completely) some leather protection like obenauf.

Is this a good thing to do with these boots?

I'm really happy now...

also went a full size down with my indys, unlike the half size down that i went with my GT's (which are OK but need an insert to keep them from feeling huge).
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

nephew
wear in good health
brushing can solve this issue

I have brushed till it felt like my arm would fall off...unfortunately no change. So I guess I will need if this truly bothers me or not.
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

I have brushed till it felt like my arm would fall off...unfortunately no change. So I guess I will need if this truly bothers me or not.

Any change you have deer bone the oil might help. Or use just a touch of wax in the right color
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I currently do not have either but will look into it
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Assuming no cracks in the shell, this is a wonderful find, particularly for those who don't like Alden's Barrie last:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mens-Florsheim-Imperial-Shell-Cordovan-Derby-Laceup-9-5-D-Rare-Vintage-/380573225257?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item589bee9129
post #43091 of 91834
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Originally Posted by jimney View Post

Is it common practice to throw away cloths?  Does anyone else here do this?

I do the same. I use them for quite some time, however.
post #43092 of 91834
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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post




There's something special about the color/shine on those. Nice job.

Thank you, Sir

post #43093 of 91834
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Originally Posted by FrankCowperwood View Post


Congratulations. It is always nice to find a pair of Aldens at a good price. Which model number are they? Treatment process sounds fine. I usually just use a protector on something like an Indy boot (I use Montana Pitch Blend, which I think is a lot like Obenauf. I'd put that on after a few wears. But going with your regular process is probably a good idea. Wear them and enjoy. smile.gif
 

Yes, finding a pair of discounted Aldens is nearly impossible in Germany. I tried to find Indys in Florida last chistmas... no luck. Could have bought dress shoes, but I hardly ever wear a dress, so that would have been a waste of money.

 

Last time I was in New York (fall 2012) I had to take care of my dad, who was a first time visitor to NY. If I had told him I'll go hunting for some shoes, he might have been very disappointed ;-)

 

So, although having spend much more money on them as necessary (I'll be in LA this summer), I'm very satisfied now.

 

The model number is 405.

post #43094 of 91834
AE brushes are junk, IMO. Check these guys out. Awesome brushes at a fantastic price...

http://www.shoecaresupplies.com/Shoe_Brushes_s/24.htm
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AE brushes are junk, IMO. Check these guys out. Awesome brushes at a fantastic price...

http://www.shoecaresupplies.com/Shoe_Brushes_s/24.htm

What do you like better about these brushes over the AE?

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