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post #43216 of 91324
Not sure if there are any Walking Dead fans here. Steven Yeun (Glenn) was wearing Indy's during Talking Dead.

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post #43217 of 91324
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Originally Posted by speekez View Post




not enough dirty wear pix on this thread. j crew 2nds from shoe mart (inner panel on the left boot was much lighter). forgive my ronald mcdonald socks. worn a year.

Looks as if you are definitely enjoying these. Beauties. Is the inner panel on the left boot still lighter smile.gif?
post #43218 of 91324
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Originally Posted by CTYGGG View Post




Leffot #8 Tanker & EP

nephew,
looking good inyour nst boot
post #43219 of 91324
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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

Alden Brethren - I've discovered a great secret of the Mac Method that I felt impressed to share today.

I've been struggling with water spots on my Cigar LWBs, and so after a few separate brush sessions, I decided to take a new approach to getting rid of these little things. Followed the method as best as I understand it:

Brush down with a slightly damp cloth.
Particularly rubbed the spots with a little extra "umph" with the damp cloth - not quite a scrub, but more forcefully than the rest of the shoe.
Let dry 2-3 minutes.
Lacking a deer bone, took a teaspoon and rubbed and rolled all over the spotted areas (mainly on the vamp), both pressing down with the spot, as well as rolling over them back and forth. I also used a swirling method to rub them from different angles. (I noticed that this closed up a particularly nasty scratch that I'd gotten on one of the shoes).
Let that sit for 1-2 minutes.
Applied a dose of Renovateur over each shoe separately, allowing the other shoe to set while I did the other.

- This is all normal and expected.

Here, at the brushing time, I did things a bit differently than in the past. Taking my horsehair brush to brush the Reno down in, I started using very heavy strokes of the brush to no avail - the shell still looked a little muddy and clouded. I lightened up the brush strokes (increasing speed/frequency and only allowing the very tip of the bristles to skim the shell) and it began to light up immediately and shine. I noticed the more I relied on friction generated by the brush on the shoe, the better and better it looked, and the more the Reno cleaned up. This is in stark contrast to heavy-handing the brushing, as I'd done previously, almost slathering the brush across the cordovan.

High, light, and fast - at times almost barely making contact. Each shoe for 3-5 minutes and they were sparkling.

So, if any are having issues with their method application, brush high and fast, and don't worry about applying actual pressure during brushing. Let the friction work for you rather than strength.

AppleMark

nephew,
thank you for posting
post #43220 of 91324

Ravello Long Wing Blucher  and #4 Wing Tip Boots.

 

Left is under the sun.

Right is under the light.

 

 

post #43221 of 91324
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Originally Posted by mikeharo View Post


Eagle, I treat my suede shoes. I've used whatever brand nordstroms carries in the past but lately I've been using ugg spray. I like the ugg spray better tha anything else I've tried. It keeps the nap up longer and makes the suede look fresher and cleaner. I avoid wearing suede in foul weather but in a light drizzle the ugg is also equal to others for water resistance.


Thanks for your reply.

But the spray contains silicone, I guess, which I try to avoid. Thus looking to some beeswax based protection. But that will obviously change the appearance of the suede. I know that it looks pretty good with roughout but not sure about the suede.

post #43222 of 91324
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Originally Posted by Andreas1965 View Post

Beautiful shoes!!

Thank you, sir.
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Originally Posted by Don L View Post

^^ +1 ^^  Love the EP Pants as well

Thank you, sir.
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

El Argentino and CTYGGG always post stunning photos, good work guys

Thank you, sir.
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Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
CTYGGG: These are stunning on so many different levels : the agatine eyelets, the light edge trim, the commando sole. It all comes together perfectly.

Thank you, sir.
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

nephew,
looking good inyour nst boot

Thanks you, sir.
post #43223 of 91324
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Originally Posted by BIG WONG View Post

Not sure if there are any Walking Dead fans here. Steven Yeun (Glenn) was wearing Indy's during Talking Dead.

Yeah I noticed this too...looked like a pair of 403s
post #43224 of 91324

Whiskey LHS today

 

post #43225 of 91324
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Originally Posted by REguy View Post

Gotta like their $700 price too given the recent increase.

I know price is relative, but that's still hilarious! happy.gif
post #43226 of 91324
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Originally Posted by wj4 View Post

I think you should do it!
I have a pair of 2 eyelet Chukka in navy suede, unlined...and they fit nicely. I hope this holds the same for the Ravello.
I think Shoemart got 2 pairs per size in. I also pre ordered an 8D.

I noticed that the 2 eyelet unlined suede chukkas fit me much better than the 2 eyelet chromexcel chukka.
post #43227 of 91324
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Originally Posted by Don L View Post

Whiskey LHS today



Great combo. What kind of socks are those?
post #43228 of 91324
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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post


Great combo. What kind of socks are those?

Marcoliani Merino OTC

Pants are Epaulet Duck Rivet's


Edited by Don L - 2/11/13 at 8:45am
post #43229 of 91324
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Originally Posted by indigoeagle View Post

Thanks for your reply.

But the spray contains silicone, I guess, which I try to avoid. Thus looking to some beeswax based protection. But that will obviously change the appearance of the suede. I know that it looks pretty good with roughout but not sure about the suede.

I would not use HDLP on suede myself. I have a post in the Obenauf's thread with 4 treated boots in it, one of them started life as nubuck. It now looks like the top grain chrome tanned boot next to it.

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/132920/obenaufs-lp-it-works/160_20#post_5892455

 

Which is fine by me, nubuck has no place in a hunting or hiking boot IMO. Although the CXL still has its nap I don't think suede would over time. For suede I use Bickmore Gard More. It does not darken the suede at all and contains no silicone if that is what your after. It works very well.

post #43230 of 91324
Just wanted to come out of lurking with my first post here and say Hi and thanks to all of you for posting your pics on this forum. I have wanted a pair of Indy boots for awhile now and bought my first pair last week from Shoemart ( 403 Chromexel Indy) ... as a post divorce present to myself.... Loose a wife, get a boot... after finally receiving the boot I believe it to be a fair trade. Exceeded my expectations in every way and just ordered the natural chromexel ones to rotate with. ( I see the start of a problem developing)... Anyway just wanted to say thanks as I probably wouldn't have made the jump without seeing the enthusiasm you all bring to this thread..it seems to be catching.
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