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...also cigar LWB's in 10.5 and 11 at Shoemart (unless that's old news?)

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I use the Alden Defender with no issues.  I also have Nano for my suede but haven't tried it on Shell.  I expect it would be fine.

 
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+1

 

My curiosity is do you lose the ability to condition the shoe / leather once this stuff is applied...

 

How long does it last - weeks or months?

 

Cheers,

BN

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My curiosity is do you lose the ability to condition the shoe / leather once this stuff is applied...

How long does it last - weeks or months?

Cheers,
BN
I usually only apply it at the same time as when I condition my shell. That may take months due to my rotation. I don't know how long it lasts, though.
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More Pictures on the boots please!
Here you go, man. AoC AF84 at Anchorage airport. I call this piece "Alden with Wolf."
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My curiosity is do you lose the ability to condition the shoe / leather once this stuff is applied...

 

How long does it last - weeks or months?

 

Cheers,

BN

I don't condition very often and just wipe with a damp rag and brush after every wear.  I used the Defender all winter and re-applied maybe once since the initial wipe.

It seemed to work fine for me.  Shell is pretty naturally forgiving.  I mainly used it to prevent any salt staining.

 

It does not prevent you from conditioning but I would assume you would need to apply the defender again afterwards

post #79401 of 91661

Has Leffot done various versions of the antique edge LWB? 

 

I looked it up online and saw three versions. I actually kind of dig the dark welt and lighter edge.

 

Dark storm welt and light edge:

 

 

Light edge and flat welt:

 

 

Light storm welt and edge:

post #79402 of 91661
^^

I hope Leffot will open pre-order for light edge and flat welt LWB.
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^^ Good question. Mine are the dark storm welt/ light edge combo. BTW the most recent batch.
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^^ Good question. Mine are the dark storm welt/ light edge combo.

 

Nice, got any real life pics of those ones? They are my fav of the bunch, it has me thinking of sanding down my MacNeils haha. What's the harm in trying I suppose, I could always re-apply the black dressing again if it didn't work.

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Nice, got any real life pics of those ones? They are my fav of the bunch, it has me thinking of sanding down my MacNeils haha. What's the harm in trying I suppose, I could always re-apply the black dressing again if it didn't work.
Actually, I lied. Mine are light welt. The picture with the dark welt was the pic on Leffot's site when the pre-order was open. I never noticed that they showed up different.
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Actually, I lied. Mine are light welt. The picture with the dark welt was the pic on Leffot's site when the pre-order was open. I never noticed that they showed up different.

 

Found this buried in the thread:

 

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Hello fellow Aldenians! This is my first post on SF so I figure I'll share some camera phone pics of my first pair of Alden's #8 LWB 8D with the antique edging.  Sorry the picture quality is not great, and they are do for a good shine as I have only wore them a couple of times (still breaking them in). I picked them up online from The Bureau at Belfast - Merchants & Missionaries. http://www.thebureaubelfast.com/shop/brand/58/alden/  for approximately $850 after shipping and currency conversion ( I know it's a little pricey but I really wanted the antique edge trim from Alden. There are still a couple of sizes left too! I'm already shopping for my 2nd pair of Aldens, I'm hooked!! Looking at #8 or cigar cap toe boots, jumpers, or tankers (if I'm lucky enough!).

 

 
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antique edge and light welt is my preference

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antique edge and light welt is my preference

 

They all look great haha

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Ravello LWB



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Maiden voyage...these fit like a dream and will be getting a ton of wear year-round:


Looking good gentlemen. Nice LWBs!!!
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I don't condition very often and just wipe with a damp rag and brush after every wear.  I used the Defender all winter and re-applied maybe once since the initial wipe.

It seemed to work fine for me.  Shell is pretty naturally forgiving.  I mainly used it to prevent any salt staining.

 

It does not prevent you from conditioning but I would assume you would need to apply the defender again afterwards

I can't stand how much it has been raining recently. I tend to avoid wearing my shell (leather sole or commando) when it is raining. Do people wear their shell in the rain? Should I suck it up and just apply Defender and wear them out when it is raining? I have some great shell boots and shoes but it seems I rarely wear them with the amount of rain (and previous to that, snow) that we have been getting where I live.

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