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Hate to deadhorse-a.gif ...but  damn!! These so stunning. For me, they fall in the top three shoes/boots in the thread...or any thread!

And another nicely composed birds eye shot.

Agreed - Mr DV, these boots are out of control !
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Uncle - great combo and super shine!
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After experiencing success using saphir cream on my whiskey LWB's, I decided to try it on my BB color 8 LHS's. These were my first shells and I got them off of eBay before I knew what shell was. When I couldn't get them to pop I kept polishing with regular shoe polish after almost every wear. By the time I knew what I had I had done considerable damage. I've used almost everything to bring them back to life, including renovateur, a deer bone, and my wife's stockings, among other things. I have been able to undo the damage but was still not able to get them to pop. Well today I tried the saphir cream and boy do they pop.

I was so psyched about the results that one by one I ended up hitting my entire color 8 family. Below is a family shot. Unfortunately my iPad really doesn't do a good job of taking pictures, but here goes:
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My babies. They grow up so fast.....

 

Very very nice! I've used Reno, but now it appears that I'll be experimenting with the cordovan cream in the future.

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Uncle - great combo and super shine!

nephew,

thank you
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Originally Posted by scb View Post

besides Alden Madison (don't have my size), who has navy suede chukkas?

Call Alden San Francisco.  They had some navy chukkas last time I was there, I just can't recall if they were suede or CXL.

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mdubs - you have a great collection. It's evident you take great care of them.

I often ask myself the same questions when I look in my closet.

Honestly, I can't imagine any man needing more than 7 pair of shoes : 3 dress, 2 casual, 1 boot, 1 sneaker. I bet more than 75% of men have 7 or less.
That being said, this thread is not about shoes that we "need". So if you're happy with the collection, wear them and enjoy them.
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

Saphir Cordovan Cream in Neutral infuses very much moisture into shell.  More so than Reno/Venetian.  I have all 3.  It is said that it will temporarily darken whiskey, but that once it dries it will return to its original shade.  For this reason, I hesitate to suggest it for your situation.  All that I can attest to is that the stuff really moisturizes.

No. It's be disputed repeatedly on here.  Nobody has been able to offer any concrete evidence that it has adverse effects.  The best that has been offered is theorization.

You should get the Lexol wipes for your leather furniture.  I know that doesn't help you use up your VSC.

Reno vs VSC has been debated repeatedly on this thread.  Nobody has been able to offer any proof that one is superior to the other.  One smells better, one is cheaper.  As far as results, there really is no discernible difference, and I would be skeptical of anyone who says otherwise.

Yes, this is one of a few common problems that occur with speed hooks.  Also one of the reasons why they are a deal-breaker for me every time, except for non-alden boots.

I used a reasonably heavy application of Saphir neutral cream on a pair of my whiskeys in an effort to slightly darken them. It worked.
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For the whisky nst 24061 anyone know why sole looks so much sleeker than your typical Barrie? Heel is definitely narrower and waist looks to be as well. Fit feels the same though
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I've gotten great results from the Saphir cordovan cream in black, brown and color 8, and it looks like I will be trying neutral now. I prefer Alden's brown on cigar, but for black and color 8 I still use Saphir when I want to add color.
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Originally Posted by stevent View Post

For the whisky nst 24061 anyone know why sole looks so much sleeker than your typical Barrie? Heel is definitely narrower and waist looks to be as well. Fit feels the same though

I didn't bother to look up the style number, but I speculate it is due to the closed heel and absence of storm welt.
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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post

Mdubs,

...I don't think you have too many shoes, unless you wear a 10.5, in that case you need to purge. smile.gif

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HaHa! I am a 10.5...
-Mike


What a happy coincidence. By any chance are you talking 10.5 TTS or 10.5 Barrie? If 10.5 Barrie (11 TTS) then I'm fairly certain you both need to purge smile.gif.
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Originally Posted by patrick_b View Post


What a happy coincidence. By any chance are you talking 10.5 TTS or 10.5 Barrie? If 10.5 Barrie (11 TTS) then I'm fairly certain you both need to purge smile.gif.

Sorry, 10.5 tts. 10D on Barrie.

-Mike
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Uncle
Where are those socks from please?
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I HAVE SEEN THE ALDEN GRAIL. VERY NICE.
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