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does that keep out the bloom? That's one thing that always bothered me about shell, you can make it look good after rain and snow, but just a lot work, pretty much my reason of selling them all...
I have used the water resistant cream so technically that should bead off the water just like Saphir invulner works on suede shoes.
just got this product and will need to see what happens in due time about blooming, water resistance efficacy etc.
Btw brushing for 2 mins and damp cloth does take the bloom out.
 

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I probably was too lazy, like I used to shine maybe once every 6 month.., calf dust it looks fine (not trying to do mirror shine ever), shell after a few rain/snow (and I walk everywhere) looks like crap without a lot work has been my experience (all CJ shell, sold my alden due to fit, so can't really tell long term use)
 

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I probably was too lazy, like I used to shine maybe once every 6 month.., calf dust it looks fine (not trying to do mirror shine ever), shell after a few rain/snow (and I walk everywhere) looks like crap without a lot work has been my experience (all CJ shell, sold my alden due to fit, so can't really tell long term use)
I have used C&J boots in rainy weather, snow etc. As per my experience it is easy to maintain and great in cold weather.
 

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beautiful! Appreciate you posting these, as I just got new Peal versions this week and was wondering how they’d hold up over time. I tool would like to hear any updates on what you think of Pure Polish
Thank you, They are built like a tank and will hold up just fine.
These look awesome!!
Do you mind sharing how did you replace the bottom two speedhooks?
Thanks, I had asked C&J NY store to do it for me.
 

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I’ve heard a lot about Pure Polish products. I take it you liked them?
I was primarily interested in the water resistant cream for cordovan shell and I like this better than the Saphir Cordovan cream.
It has no solvents, natural ingredients and gives a nice soft shine. Will need to see how the water resistance hold up in a real life test.

I also liked the conditioner better than the Saphir renovateur and it is also a great product. My boots were in bad shape with scruff/scratches and didn’t take care of them few months but with both these products the end result came out good.
 
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Grabbed what appears to be the last pair of Peal Horween shell bluchers tonight, originally $1000, on sale for $350. Can‘t beat the price; fingers crossed they fit properly, but at least BB has a good return policy if they don’t
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Grabbed what appears to be the last pair of Peal Horween shell bluchers tonight, originally $1000, on sale for $350. Can‘t beat the price; fingers crossed they fit properly, but at least BB has a good return policy if they don’t
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Picked up a pair for a similarly low price a few months ago, and just wore them yesterday - great shoes! Hope they fit well, and last you for many years!
 

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Anyone have the Shipton and Heneage Wilton loafer (72 last) that can advise on sizing? I wear the Cavendish in size 9.5 UK which is good with thin socks. I normally wear a 10.5E or 11D US. I was thinking of going with a 10 UK or a 9.5G UK for the Wilton (I've heard the G fit is extremely wide, though).
 

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Grabbed what appears to be the last pair of Peal Horween shell bluchers tonight, originally $1000, on sale for $350. Can‘t beat the price; fingers crossed they fit properly, but at least BB has a good return policy if they don’t
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Saw those last night but was gone in a minute. There were also shell brown short wings and shell Burgundy loafers (Alden). I believe I purchased all the shell variations and some others whenever they do pop the past few months. Did you use the extra 15% coupon for new customers? Just imagine how many email accounts I had to create lol :)



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