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Ended up buying these cigar gunboats of eBay. My size is pretty rare. I just started wearing them around the house without the laces. They feel a bit tight, but hopefully they will stretch enough. 

 

They need some Mac love to get that good shine. Should I apply Renovateur or Cordovan creme to them before paste wax? 

 

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post #57437 of 86493
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Originally Posted by OlafG View Post

Ended up buying these cigar gunboats of eBay. My size is pretty rare. I just started wearing them around the house without the laces. They feel a bit tight, but hopefully they will stretch enough. 

 

They need some Mac love to get that good shine. Should I apply Renovateur or Cordovan creme to them before paste wax? 

 

Just a word of caution...shell does not stretch like calf leather.

 

I wouldn't apply any cream or wax. Just the mac method.

post #57438 of 86493
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

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Originally Posted by OlafG View Post

Ended up buying these cigar gunboats of eBay. My size is pretty rare. I just started wearing them around the house without the laces. They feel a bit tight, but hopefully they will stretch enough. 

 

They need some Mac love to get that good shine. Should I apply Renovateur or Cordovan creme to them before paste wax?

Just a word of caution...shell does not stretch like calf leather.

 

I wouldn't apply any cream or wax. Just the mac method.

+1 on no application of reno or cordovan creme right out of the box.  Wipe down with slightly damp cloth, brush, and buff... you'll get a great shine by keeping it that simple.  Cordovan creme/wax once every 20 wears is optimal if I remember correctly.

post #57439 of 86493

I bought them used off eBay. Seller said they were bought in 2010 and have been worn approx 20 times.

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I bought them used off eBay. Seller said they were bought in 2010 and have been worn approx 20 times.

I, personally, would just try the Mac method first and see how they look/feel. Wax would be my last resort.
post #57441 of 86493
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I bought them used off eBay. Seller said they were bought in 2010 and have been worn approx 20 times.

Those look great! I'd love to see some colored laces in them...
post #57442 of 86493
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I bought them used off eBay. Seller said they were bought in 2010 and have been worn approx 20 times.

I'm also wondering what size these are and how I missed them! haha
post #57443 of 86493

11E. I've been eyeing them for a while and they were relisted two or three times at $399. Not the best deal, but with a jar of wax and shoe trees it was good enough to kop.

post #57444 of 86493
Oh OK. Way outta my size range. Nice pickup! Wear them in good health.
post #57445 of 86493
From the other day.

post #57446 of 86493
Is that navy CXL with brass eyelets? Kind of hard to tell
post #57447 of 86493
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From the other day.


Are those Blue LWB CXLs? Those are brilliant kicks. I love the brass eyelets. Very nice Filson 257 there as well!
post #57448 of 86493
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From the other day.

this is pretty sick,don't remember seeing navy CXL before, where is this from?

post #57449 of 86493
Leffot has a pair offered right now, but they don't have the nifty brass eyelets

alden-navy-cxl-1.jpg

http://leffot.com/shop/index.php/shoes/alden/97680-longwing.html
post #57450 of 86493
Leffot has some navy cxl on red brick sole.
http://leffot.com/shop/index.php/shoes/alden/97680-longwing.html

Alden DC has/had it on double waterlock sole.
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