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But then I gotta pay sales tax (yeah, I'm cheap like that!)

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Originally Posted by b-ewing View Post

Just got my 1st pair of Alden's: the J Crew shell cap Barrie boots. These things are amazing. BUT I live here in the NW and it rains like crazy (is right now), and have been very hesitant to wear them out of moderate fear that ill ruin them right out of the gate. Stupid, I know, but I'm used to work boots that are built to take a beating (Whites, Wesco, RWs). Any advice/pointers from fellow Cascadians (PDX/SEA/Vancouver)?

 

At least get an initial layer of paste wax on them to help with the rain, or try the leather defender if you can get it. I put a topy on my pair after a month or so, mainly for traction. I wear Alden suede and shell a lot in Seattle rain.

Now that said, today was pretty wet and an ultimate indy day for me. Commando sole is great!

 

GW has some advice for you: http://mostexerent.tumblr.com/post/56753055140/give-them-abuse-watch-the-glow-of-admiration

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I thought these photos from Leffot's tumblr were pretty cool - this is the alpine grain longwing on crepe (basically all weather walker). I've debated this shoe for years, but this wearer appears to have shined his up pretty good, which really improves the look:






http://leffot.tumblr.com/post/57248742752/alden-x-leffot-longwings#notes
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Man up and just wear them.
Yeah, I invited this response. Seriously tho, should I treat them with any weather dressing or just follow the standard rules of regular wear followed by the post-wear treatment (trees, cloth cleaning, heaving brushing)?

Dawg fans should not worry about these things. biggrin.gif

The first time I wore my #8 Indys was a rainy day walking around downtown and the market. They survived.

I've got some Defender but I've yet to use it. I keep forgetting.
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For those of you size 9'ers, there's a new pair of Leffot #8 tankers on eBay. Buy It Now for $1,249.99 (+25 shipping). Seller willing to accept offers though. If the seller is a member here, I wish you nothing but the best. If these sell at anywhere near that price, I'm going into liquidation mode.
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the seller probably just looking to get his money back and fees. sounds reasonable
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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

Dawg fans should not worry about these things. biggrin.gif

The first time I wore my #8 Indys was a rainy day walking around downtown and the market. They survived.

I've got some Defender but I've yet to use it. I keep forgetting.

Cheers picked up some Defender and wax just in case. Nice evening here at safeco


Wearing redwings tho lol8[1].gif
Edited by b-ewing - 9/6/13 at 9:28pm
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For those of you size 9'ers, there's a new pair of Leffot #8 tankers on eBay. Buy It Now for $1,249.99 (+25 shipping). Seller willing to accept offers though. If the seller is a member here, I wish you nothing but the best. If these sell at anywhere near that price, I'm going into liquidation mode.

 

you and me both. 

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the seller probably just looking to get his money back and fees. sounds reasonable

 

lol

 

unrelated, but I saw a pair of Chemists on there in 10D, NIB

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Originally Posted by REguy View Post

For those of you size 9'ers, there's a new pair of Leffot #8 tankers on eBay. Buy It Now for $1,249.99 (+25 shipping). Seller willing to accept offers though. If the seller is a member here, I wish you nothing but the best. If these sell at anywhere near that price, I'm going into liquidation mode.

 

They are Rembrandts after all. :rimshot:

post #59441 of 79007
Lol, a practical works of art
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Anyone ever buy the Alden shoe bags from TSM? I see them on their site for $16...is that for each bag, or is it $16 for a pair? It doesn't really specify in the description, and I wouldn't want to order one and then end up with just one bag instead of a pair.
post #59443 of 79007
Looks like the seller could't wait for delivery from Leffot to take his own photos, so he just used the stock photos from Leffot's website
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Cigar LHS today... With a suit (GASP!) (social event)

 

 

 

 

(I guess it does look a little out of place now that I look at the pictures)

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can a shoe be "relasted" to a narrower width during a re-sole? i'm assuming not as there are probably a dozen things that would be thrown off, just curious

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Good looking out! Go Dawgs!!

as someone who grew up in Athens, GA, but now calls Seattle home, seeing UW referred to as the "Dawgs" really grinds my gears
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