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audog

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Yup, need another boot like a hole-in-the-head but those were hard to pass up. Me and my man hanging out back as my wife and I get ready to head into town for pick up. AoM grant-lasted snuff splits......

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Feels like a treat to actually have shoes on. Strange times indeed......
Dogs in shoe threads = bonus points.
 

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My first pair of cordovan shoes arrived in the mail today: very well worn 563 tassels from an ebay seller who, based on the description and price, may not have known they were cordovan.
Cleaned the insoles with a white vinegar solution and tried the spoon method with Bick 4 to ease out some of the rolls (anticipating the look I would get from the spouse, I refuse to buy a deer bone).
Dont have the hang of it just yet but I'm getting better. Still need to pick up some polish.
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Dang, missed the exotics. Wish TSM had mentioned those in their email this morning. Were there any 8/8.5s in the bunch? Please say no.
Yes. Whiskey LWB on waterloc 8D and Cigar PTB on leather 8D. I bought both. If they don’t work for me I will return them or I will contact you.

Also a cigar cap toe on plaza in 8.5D which I passed on. Lots of other stuff.
 

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My first pair of cordovan shoes arrived in the mail today: very well worn 563 tassels from an ebay seller who, based on the description and price, may not have known they were cordovan.
Cleaned the insoles with a white vinegar solution and tried the spoon method with Bick 4 to ease out some of the rolls (anticipating the look I would get from the spouse, I refuse to buy a deer bone).
Dont have the hang of it just yet but I'm getting better. Still need to pick up some polish.
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Dude, you nailed it. Those look great. Congrats on a great pickup.
 

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Cigar cap toe was gone when I went looking. :(
I got the email and then sat on it all day. I might have bit on the cap toe had I seen it. But, I've got a cigar Indy in the works (was to be due by end of April had COVID not happened), so I'm not sure if I could handle two in such short succession.
 

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I got the email and then sat on it all day. I might have bit on the cap toe had I seen it. But, I've got a cigar Indy in the works (was to be due by end of April had COVID not happened), so I'm not sure if I could handle two in such short succession.
There is always room for "just one more"............
 

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I got the email and then sat on it all day. I might have bit on the cap toe had I seen it. But, I've got a cigar Indy in the works (was to be due by end of April had COVID not happened), so I'm not sure if I could handle two in such short succession.
I've wondered how many people are on TSM's Alden shell lists, who are not here. I often forget that we are a sub-set of Alden people, and there are legions (well maybe not that many) who are Alden rare shell fans, but not SF members.
 

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