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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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post #64982 of 79223
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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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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post

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.
post #64983 of 79223
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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
post #64984 of 79223
Uncle
Where are those socks from please?
post #64985 of 79223
I HAVE SEEN THE ALDEN GRAIL. VERY NICE.
post #64986 of 79223
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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post
 

 

good to know, thanks for the info. seems I'll have to grab some saphir cream for future use

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Originally Posted by BootSpell View Post

^^ yes, good input, Bakes. I will also have to get some Saphir neutral cream. I've found that sometimes Reno or VSC don't seem to moisturize enough. And I usually don't want to add any color.

 

A few words of caution on Saphir Cordovan Creme

 

-Some folks dislike the greasy finish it leaves behind

 

-It is not good for spot treating, it will change the appearance of the shoe a little, so use it on the whole shoe.  Use wax for spot treating.

 

-Apply and work it in to small sections at a time.  It dries fast, so if you try to apply it all over a pair of shoes, it will be too dry to go back and work it in where you started.

 

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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post
 

Do I Have Too Many Shoes?

 

What do you think?

 

Thanks,

Mike

There is no one right/wrong answer to this question, or magic number of shoes that any individual should have.  Personally, I like to have a lower number of higher quality shoes than an abundance of affordable shoes.  I have 16 pairs of "nice" shoes.  Meaning shoes that I try to keep looking good.

post #64987 of 79223
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

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cigar lhs
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Forgive my newbie-ness. But I know the gentleman you are , socks please?
post #64988 of 79223
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Originally Posted by blues4life View Post

Forgive my newbie-ness. But I know the gentleman you are , socks please?

He wears Marcoliani and gets them from customshirt1.com. I picked up two pairs from there a few months back. They are very nice.

-Mike
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Uncle, nice shoes, nice combo!
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post #64991 of 79223
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

cigar lhs
argyles otc
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Good lord, great looking combo.
post #64992 of 79223
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Originally Posted by sazon View Post

Agreed - Mr DV, these boots are out of control !
Thank you sazon.
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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.
10.5 tts, 10 Barrie like mdubs
post #64993 of 79223
Thanks to BWV, I just landed a pair of #8 slip-on chukkas on the Plaza last, from LS at a great price. Will be in my hands and on my feet in a few days. But now to play the Alden sizing game. I have been at this for a while, so I have almost everything covered. This one is new for me. I wear 9.5 in Plaza tie shoes and boots, 9.5 in Aberdeen tie shoes and boots, but 9 in Aberdeen slip-ons. My best Plaza size is probably 9.25; I think the last runs a sminch big. How secure on your feet are these slip-on chukkas? Which size, 9 or 9.5, is the question.
Edited by 89826 - 11/2/13 at 11:45pm
post #64994 of 79223
Dear alden experts

I was recently handed these alden shell boots by a friend



Is this colour cigar?

The boots are quite old, and I notice that the shell is very darkened and rough at the bottom of the creases (sorry for poor photos)



I cant seem to get rid of this despite copious brushing and conditioning. It feels like it is dry and coarse, while the rest of the shell is very smooth and glossy

Is it normal? Can I fix it?
post #64995 of 79223
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post
 

 

A few words of caution on Saphir Cordovan Creme

 

-Some folks dislike the greasy finish it leaves behind

 

-It is not good for spot treating, it will change the appearance of the shoe a little, so use it on the whole shoe.  Use wax for spot treating.

 

-Apply and work it in to small sections at a time.  It dries fast, so if you try to apply it all over a pair of shoes, it will be too dry to go back and work it in where you started.

 

 

This is all very useful info for a shell novice like me. Your first point, especially, would make me think twice about using it.

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