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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post

Chasing uncle Mac's shine is like trying to catch a unicorn sliding down a double rainbow. It is not going to happen. The man cheats. He employs a team of oompa loompas who brush and buff 24/7. In addition, his rotation allows him to wear each pair a handful of times a year. (I was trying to be funny, except for the last sentence)

For regular upkeep I wipe w damp cloth, brush each shoe 7-10 mins, quick buff w old cotton tshirt.

To bring back the pop in used and abused shell,
I brush a lot, apply little saphir renovator with my finger, brush a lot again, use very very very little kiwi, brush a lot again, quick buff w cotton tshirt.

I recommend you take care of your own shoes, most shoe shine places have no clue how to treat shell.

Don't think Mac would let somebody else touch his Aldens. I am of the opinion he has forearms like Popeye and Arnie's biceps from his signature method.

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Originally Posted by hoit1981 View Post

Does anyone know of a retailer with CXL (either natural or brown) NST boots in stock or with a pre-order?

maaaaaaay get lucky at LS. i got a pair of natural nst boots there awhile back. not a very popular model, might still have some stock

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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post

maaaaaaay get lucky at LS. i got a pair of natural nst boots there awhile back. not a very popular model, might still have some stock

No luck. Was told they didn't have any in my size and there are no pre-orders due to Alden's 20+ month wait times.

I'm trying to figure out what the Tanker style number is - is it 4020?
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As promised, natty cxl tassels from BB. Procured during most recent sale. Loving them. Paired with j crew bowery oxford cloth. Loving these pants too. Other than my Alden's, favorite recentclothing purchase
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^^^ MrGuy, great looking tassels sir! ^^^
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In reference to the discussion regarding tassels & age, I'm 24. I'm definitely the only guy among my friends wearing tassels, but I'm certainly not getting laughed outta the joint
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Originally Posted by hoit1981 View Post


No luck. Was told they didn't have any in my size and there are no pre-orders due to Alden's 20+ month wait times.

I'm trying to figure out what the Tanker style number is - is it 4020?

just grabbed my natural NST on crepe, says 40202H

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Originally Posted by 89826 View Post

SFTG, thanks very much. That hit the spot! 904's are wingtips, which look incredible. Kid suede is really something: different nap than bovine suede

You are welcome. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

I like 1" single cuff, but to each his own.

Double cuff works well with beefy casual boots.
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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

PatrickBooth swears by Lexol - says it's the only thing that really nourishes the leather deep down. He's of the opinion that Reno really only cleans and brightens the surface. Not sure I totally buy that yet, but photos like this lead me to believe PB.

After seeing that, I'll probably be purchasing a little thing of Lexol just to have on hand.
This is a great looking idea. Ingenious.

We should do a Lexol group buy.
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Well I knew it was going to happen eventually. First pair, the Alden x Leffot Tan Suede Indy.

 

Next pair is probably going to be the classic indy 405 ( was debating between this and 403/J Crew 405, but decided that I wanted something other than CXL as I already have CXL boots from AE and Wolverine) and the Alden x J.Crew No.8 Captoe.

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I have three pairs of Aldens as of now, but I think I might save up for a pair of longwing shell bluchers.

 

Can one order shoes in different front and heel widths? One of my shoes are 11EE/D and they are a tiny bit wide in the heel area, but my unlined suede bluchers are 11 E/C and they feel pretty good, but I think 10.5 EEE/C would be a better fit as there I can see the sides of my feet push against the sides of the shoe, I guess it will be more visible since they are unlined.

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Originally Posted by PhiPsi32 View Post

Double cuff works well with beefy casual boots.
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I definitely agree.
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Little Mac method on family vacation.

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And then action shot of ravello LWBs en route to dinner with the wifey.

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I was curious to know if anyone knew the difference in length for alden sizes on the barrie last from say a 7.5d to an 8d on the Barrie last. Are the increases congruent I.E. every half size= 1/2 an inch etc.
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