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Bakes, the patina is what I'm most looking forward to. I've seen some natty cxl turn grey-ish (display pair of brixton boots in store at epaulet, a few weeks ago), which is much more worrisome to me
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Interesting, I think I would prefer the greyish.  Maybe it has to do with brushing/not brushing?  I defer to El Argentino, as our unofficial  resident authority on natty cxl patina development.

My suspicion is that the greyish Brixtons you saw were actually completely new, maybe tried on in store, but not seriously worn. NatCXL will usually start off very pale, and then will patina "golden" with wear and care. CXL won't pick up rain spots either like cordo is prone to doing. Obviously you don't want the shoes soaked, but I wouldn't mind wearing mine outside when showers started. Brush them well, and hit them with some reno/meltonian/whatever, and you should be good to go. I think NatCXL is probably the easiest leather to patina in the quickest amount of time b/c of how little dye is used (if any).

AppleMark

And do post pics of the tassels!!
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This is what I thought of at first too, but I knew it wasn't the right reference. Still hilarious:

"I don't own A gun, let alone many guns that would necessitate an entire rack."

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PSA - Horween now sells their own custom branded tin of Venetian Shoe Cream:

 

 

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from- http://horween.bigcartel.com/product/venetian-cream

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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

Wore my color 8 Indys to lunch today:






Thoughts on the double cuff? These are new Flat Iron jeans and I can't decide if I should have them hemmed all the way or just shorted so that I could single cuff them instead of the double cuff as seen in the pic. 
Super cool look you've got going on there mediahound. The #8 Indy's are the perfect shoe for casual wear. I think the double-cuffs compliment the strong footprint of the boots. You look ready for anything.
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Originally Posted by aldenwear View Post

I have exactly this same boot that has exactly the same tongue shift in only one boot.  I am looking forward to seeing any suggestions.  I realized the problem when my leg was getting rubbed raw because of the tongue shift.

 

I have this problem with one of my tongues on my Indy boots as well. It's been posted before and I think the only fix I've seen so far is to have the tongue sewed to one side. Not keen on this idea but it maybe the only fix I've seen so far.

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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

Wore my color 8 Indys to lunch today:

 

 

 

 

Thoughts on the double cuff? These are new Flat Iron jeans and I can't decide if I should have them hemmed all the way or just shorted so that I could single cuff them instead of the double cuff as seen in the pic. 

 

I would hem and reduce the cuff a bit there is extra material at the knee and just above the cuff. You could hem and still have plenty of material to cuff however you want. Jeans look great!!

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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

I would hem and reduce the cuff a bit there is extra material at the knee and just above the cuff. You could hem and still have plenty of material to cuff however you want. Jeans look great!!

Thanks, I think I'll go ahead and do that.
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Originally Posted by BeSpiffington View Post

Super cool look you've got going on there mediahound. The #8 Indy's are the perfect shoe for casual wear. I think the double-
cuffs compliment the strong footprint of the boots. You look ready for anything.


color 8 and selvedge may be the best look out there. I picked up my eternal 883s last month in ny,just awaiting my color 8 captoes.Are they one wash? I am so paranoid about the dye bleeding out.
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Sorry mh meant to quote you as well.
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good morning - today I will try my first fit of the Hampton last on these color 8 caps. A larger toe box than I was expecting. If the guy who sold these is on the thread "thank you" the shine right out of the box is a very high quality hide. Unlike the plain toes I bought off www and must have been very low grade and black and never keep a shine for long. I was resistant enough about pairing a plain toe derby with a suit, but then to get such a blah finish to them was sad. I wear those very often casually and they love the rain.

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I have to stop coming here 

 

Those Harrison NST are so fine..

 

Media Hound wear the jeans a bit first and do some wash then hit the tailor - once those are hemmed a tad they will drape well enough to not have to take them in a smidge. 

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Originally Posted by 100 yrs View Post

harrison limited also has mocha kid nst

http://www.harrisonlimited.com/harrison_footwear/alden-norwegian-front-blucher-in-mocha-kid-suede/

Hmmm. All this talk had me interested in these. This model we're talking about is the 963? If so it's described elsewhere as brown calf suede. Maybe there are two versions.
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good morning - today I will try my first fit of the Hampton last on these color 8 caps. A larger toe box than I was expecting. If the guy who sold these is on the thread "thank you" the shine right out of the box is a very high quality hide. Unlike the plain toes I bought off www and must have been very low grade and black and never keep a shine for long. I was resistant enough about pairing a plain toe derby with a suit, but then to get such a blah finish to them was sad. I wear those very often casually and they love the rain.

Those look like they will be very nice. I like the pair I have on the Hampton. I agree that there's good room for the toes. Enjoy!
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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post

color 8 and selvedge may be the best look out there. I picked up my eternal 883s last month in ny,just awaiting my color 8 captoes.Are they one wash? I am so paranoid about the dye bleeding out.

I know some are a big fan of doing a wash right away, but I really am not. I think you greatly reduce the fading and the fading that you do get becomes much more uniform. Those first 30 wears or so that really help to set your creases get the best contrast when not washed, IMO. The bleeding can suck but some bleed more than others. I get the most transfer on the leather seat in my car so I typically just sit on an old towel for awhile.
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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

Thanks, I think I'll go ahead and do that.

I an sure you already know this but I would recommend going back to Self Edge for the tailor. They will know roughly how much shrinkage to account for and they have proper chain stitching. Those flat irons will look incredible if you put the time in on them.

Damn, now I want a new pair of jeans...
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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

Wore my color 8 Indys to lunch today:






Thoughts on the double cuff? These are new Flat Iron jeans and I can't decide if I should have them hemmed all the way or just shorted so that I could single cuff them instead of the double cuff as seen in the pic. 

Hem all the way gets my vote.
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