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post #49426 of 86705
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Originally Posted by BeSpiffington View Post

^ Congratulations Steve. Beautiful shoes!

Thanks!

 

Now if I could just find me a Cigar to go with my Whiskey

 

See Ya,

Steve

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post #49427 of 86705
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Originally Posted by augustwest View Post

What is the best polish for Whiskey Shell?

I know that everybody seems to live Saphir products, but my experience is that , other than Renovateur, their cordovan line doesn't seem to work well with Alden shell because of the additional treatment that Alden goes through in addition to what Horween has already done. Less finished cordovan seems to react better to the Saphir line of cordovan products.

I tried the Slden paste for my #8 and black, but am afraid to touch Whiskey or Ravello with anything other than Reno and a brush?

Who color of shell is the brown color of paste made for? They have their own #8 past so I'm assuming it's for Cigar.

Alden paste wax:
Tan - whiskey
Brown - ravello; cigar
color 8 - color 8
black - black
post #49428 of 86705
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Originally Posted by Kwaker View Post

I've changed my mind about this model ... the proportions are off to me.
I think that it's got to do with the welting ... Barrie-lasted shoes look unbalanced without the storm welt.

If they have no storm welt and a 270 welt, they look much sleeker than a model with a storm welt and a 360 welt.

I personally disagree that they look unbalanced.
post #49429 of 86705
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post


Alden paste wax:
Tan - whiskey
Brown - ravello; cigar
color 8 - color 8
black - black

 

You could also try neutral as well.

post #49430 of 86705
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

I know a few weeks back we were discussing alternative brands of cordovan... Here is some stock navy cordovan from Edward Green that'll run you $1,560. I'm guessing MTO runs $1,800 or more now.


Nice shoe; silly color. nod[1].gif
post #49431 of 86705
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Originally Posted by calidist View Post

You could also try neutral as well.

As far as I know Alden doesn't make a neutral paste wax. But perhaps your comment was more general and not restricted to Alden paste waxes ....
post #49432 of 86705
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post


As far as I know Alden doesn't make a neutral paste wax. But perhaps your comment was more general and not restricted to Alden paste waxes ....

 

Sorry, you are correct.  Neutral is only in the cream, not wax.

post #49433 of 86705
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Originally Posted by calidist View Post

Sorry, you are correct.  Neutral is only in the cream, not wax.

No problem, my friend. fistbump.gif
post #49434 of 86705
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Originally Posted by Kwaker View Post

I've changed my mind about this model ... the proportions are off to me.
I think that it's got to do with the welting ... Barrie-lasted shoes look unbalanced without the storm welt.

 

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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post


If they have no storm welt and a 270 welt, they look much sleeker than a model with a storm welt and a 360 welt.

I personally disagree that they look unbalanced.

 

I'm with SFTG on this one.  I probably won't buy Barrie or Trubalance lasted shoes/boots anymore if they have a full 360 storm welt.  The heels are already wide on these lasts and the 360 welt just makes the back end way too wide IMO.  I have been enjoying my Barrie lasts with a flat welt and close heel.  Makes the "bulbous" (sp?) Barrie look much sleeker.  It took me awhile to consciously acknowledge what my preferences were in this area.

post #49435 of 86705
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Originally Posted by Kwaker View Post


I've changed my mind about this model ... the proportions are off to me.
I think that it's got to do with the welting ... Barrie-lasted shoes look unbalanced without the storm welt.

 

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Originally Posted by BootSpell View Post

 

I'm with SFTG on this one.  I probably won't buy Barrie or Trubalance lasted shoes/boots anymore if they have a full 360 storm welt.  The heels are already wide on these lasts and the 360 welt just makes the back end way too wide IMO.  I have been enjoying my Barrie lasts with a flat welt and close heel.  Makes the "bulbous" (sp?) Barrie look much sleeker.  It took me awhile to consciously acknowledge what my preferences were in this area.

 

the 360° storm welt seems to suit the LWB and PTB quite well though. 

post #49436 of 86705
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Originally Posted by blue collar View Post

Awesome. I agree, not enough monk love in this forum.

I like monks but I just prefer a larger buckle.
post #49437 of 86705
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Originally Posted by calidist View Post

I wish the six eyelet shell chukkas were available more often.  I love the make up, but have yet to find an available pair in my size.

nephew,
thank you
the two eyelet chukkas do not work for me.
six eyelets do work for me


Uncle, just curious, does the AE three eyelet chukka (Dundee), work for you?  AE has had some nice looking shell offerings in the Dundee but I have never tried them..

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post #49439 of 86705
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post


Uncle, just curious, does the AE three eyelet chukka (Dundee), work for you?  AE has had some nice looking shell offerings in the Dundee but I have never tried them..

Sacrilege. Mac does not even look at AEs.
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