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I've seen some very dark cigar recently...those lighter shade chukkas look great

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Anyone know where the cigar chukkas are in stock at?
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Anyone know where the cigar chukkas are in stock at?
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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

Packed up the various boots today as summertime approaches. Had a nice final mac-session before bagging and boxing them up for the heat.

Closet now appears to need more shoes...

Thankful I wear my boots year round.  Sounds expensive to have all that free space in the closet happy.gif

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Shoe fairy arrived.  Still waiting on a few more pairs.  Posted below are:

6831 Whiskey Full strap
1031 Cigar split toe slip on
13132 Cigar chukka
1473 Whiskey chukka

Not arrived yet #8 NST on Barrie, Cigar and Whiskey NST on Aberdeen and 2 Cigar belts.  Got the whiskey belt.  I still need Ravello and that's the hardest one to find.

A shout out to all of you that caused this addition.  Could not have done it without all of the great posts, photos and tips!AppleMark


See Ya,
Steve

nice haul ... but save the stone-washed denim for gardening wink.gif
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What is best for treating natural cxl boots: Lexol, Saphir renovateur or a paste wax.
The dealer provided me with Meltonian boot & shoe cream polish; is that OK to use? Just want to be sure, as I don't want to darken the natural leather.

Thanks:)
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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post

Anyone know where the cigar chukkas are in stock at?

too late! I already bought them in our size :)

 

Just kidding. I think he has a large size and found them at Shoe Mart. 

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What is best for treating natural cxl boots: Lexol, Saphir renovateur or a paste wax.
The dealer provided me with Meltonian boot & shoe cream polish; is that OK to use? Just want to be sure, as I don't want to darken the natural leather.

Thanks:)

 

NOT paste wax.

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I am really liking these

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Someone won the lottery!  Great acquisitions... wear in great health my friend!!

Thank you very much!  Your tip helped me score the Cigar belts!

 

 I also ordered a pair of the Whiskey Wing Tip-Bal.  Hopefully those also fit!  I feel extremely lucky with the rare colors I've scored lately, in shoes and belts.  Most places I called had no shell belts in any color, and few if any shoes in rare colors.  The place I've had the best luck this week was Alden New York.  I got 6 pairs, 2 cigar and 4 whiskey.  Barely missed out on a Ravello Chukka.  Based on the whiskeys I've seen lately as they age, they darken and get a great patina.

 

See Ya,

Steve

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nice haul ... but save the stone-washed denim for gardening wink.gif

Ha-I hear you on the denim!  I'm in a weight loss mode and stayed away from anything fancy in denim lately.  Will score some soon.  It's raining cats and dogs in Plano, TX today so I went casual.  I do have some decent slacks I wear.  I will be tacking the fashion slacks soon.

 

See Ya,

Steve

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too late! I already bought them in our size smile.gif

Just kidding. I think he has a large size and found them at Shoe Mart. 
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Lol we have jokes today huh.
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Originally Posted by leica m View Post

What is best for treating natural cxl boots: Lexol, Saphir renovateur or a paste wax.
The dealer provided me with Meltonian boot & shoe cream polish; is that OK to use? Just want to be sure, as I don't want to darken the natural leather.

Thanks:)

If you don't want to darken it than positively don't use Meltonian cream, even if "neutral."

Get yourself some Saphir Renovateur, and use it sparingly.

Also of note: Natural CXL will always darken over time with wear and subsequent care. Expect this. Embrace it. Meltonian will speed up this process significantly and turn the boots quickly to a more golden tone, away from the grey/beige they start out. A good, clean, stiff brush is your best friend.

This is an evolution of my NatCXL Indys using only Meltonian, before springing for Saphir at the advice of board-knowledge.

Ex.


AppleMark
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post


Good stuff. I have the whiskey and cigar chukkas, both are excellent models. Your cigar split toe loafers and whiskey NSTs both look excellent. Could I ask where you got these from?

TSM has a cigar NST blucher in my size... I have more cigar than anything else but they are still calling my name...

Whiskey NST on Barrie are from TSM.  I saw Cigar and Whiskey in multiple sizes this am at TSM.  Everything I posted today was from Alden NYC.  They had a bunch of rare color in 13E and 13D, and it all fit.  i also have a few more pairs coming will post as I get them.

 

See Ya,

Steve

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Originally Posted by totalair1 View Post

Whiskey NST on Barrie are from TSM.  I saw Cigar and Whiskey in multiple sizes this am at TSM.  Everything I posted today was from Alden NYC.  They had a bunch of rare color in 13E and 13D, and it all fit.  i also have a few more pairs coming will post as I get them.

 

See Ya,

Steve

Were there 13D sizes on TSM as well? Did Alden NYC have more in size 13D? Anyone have their number? It appears only the address is listed on Alden's website.

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