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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dddrees, Jan 20, 2015.

  1. mymil

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    Carmina shell (3 years ago—they only look better today)

    Don't have pics of the other boots in my modest wardrobe... but since it rains 80% of the year here, I wear them all the time.
     
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    Nice. Do they still get water stains from rain after 3 years?
     


  3. styleforumfan

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    What Wolverine 1000 Mile model are these? They look less chunky and more stylish. Thanks!

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  4. Mead

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    I think they are "1000 Mile Montgomery"
     


  5. styleforumfan

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    Montgomery looks like this. The boots in question have unusual stitching on the sides.

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    Took delivery of of these beauties today:

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    My first Meermins, and my first balmoral boots.
     


  7. mymil

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    Nope.
     


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    Thanks. I have a similar pair (saddle shell Oscar) for about 9 months. Lots of brushing to get rid of the water stains.

    So I take it that you got water stains initially, but this problem went away as the boot ages?
     


  9. mymil

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    ^ In my opinion the easiest way to get rid of water spots is with a barely damp soft cloth. Rub them down with that, wait for them to dry, then buff them to bring back up the shine. I think using a cloth and/or a polishing mitt is easier than using a brush. Deer bone and a tiny bit of reno or shell polish optional. Maybe water spots became less noticeable over time, I honestly can't remember.
     
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    Thanks mymil. I use a damp cloth as you have suggested, then follow up with wife's old nylon stockings. Works a charm. I am just wondering whether a little bit of wax polish will work on shell to prevent the water spots.
     


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    ^ Maybe, but I'd guess not. The water won't reach the leather because of the wax, but when it dries it will still leave whatever was dissolved behind. The Mac method involves wax, but I never use it. I think of the best things about shell is that it still looks great even without a perfect hard shine.
     
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    I have never seen gunmetal cordovan, very intriguing [​IMG]
     


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    Very fond of my Carmina's, perfect fit and great looks.
     


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    Those are terrific boots, Jaz.
     


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