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Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. docalden2013

    docalden2013 Senior member

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    Oh, that's right, a great man once said, "They're shoes, not Rembrandts!"

    Thanks for de-catastrophizing the incident for me. Dear wife says the spots are not really noticeable. What bothers me is knowing I screwed up by trying to move faster than I should have this morning. Is it really not a good call to try saddle soap or renomat? I need to get some work done today and this is clearly occupying too much of my emotional energy...

    Have a good one!
     


  2. Bakes11771

    Bakes11771 Senior member

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    I think Alden Madison in NYC has had them at one point. Also check The Shoe Mart.

    You are likely to waste WAY more time time on this thread in the future.

    I think you have the right idea starting out with a bang with the Cigar Indy. The 403 is great, but it's such a gateway boot. As soon as you get it you are going to want something in Shell.
     


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    phototristan Senior member

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    A quick tip for your shoe trees:
     


  4. Bakes11771

    Bakes11771 Senior member

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    Don't do anything hasty. Wait for an answer or do some research on the correct way to tackle the problem, rather than just trying anything you think might work.

    I'm always super cautious when wearing my Aldens. If anyone gets within an arms length of me, I knock 'em out. (Even children and the elderly.) Can't risk them getting any closer and possibly scuffing my shoe.
     


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    Thanks Zippy
     


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    sazon Senior member

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    And I thought I was the only one.

    This year my family played a good April fools joke on me. My wife told that my son put gum all over a pair of my #8 boots...He didn't mean it and he was really sorry, but the boots are in bad shape. I totally fell for it and the look on my face was priceless, they told me. They got a good laugh out of me. I was just happy my boots were safe.
     


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    Bakes11771 Senior member

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    That is such a cruel prank. There are some matters that are just too serious to joke about.
     


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    docalden2013 Senior member

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    That's hilarious, Sazon! My natural inclination is to be very cautious, but I've been trying to live more freely and didn't want my son to end up in therapy someday uttering, "Every time I tried to jump on my father to give him a hug, Daddy would shy away to protect his wingtip boots. I'm only going to wear square toed Kenneth Coles and target flip flops as a sign of Oedipal rebellion!"

    Of course, my fastidiousness remains in the presence of strangers, especially in a packed grocery store. A couple of weeks ago, a woman in a rush to get to the organic produce completely ran the heels of my brown cxl indys over with her cart. I wish I could say that I had remained composed, but I stopped just short of reducing her to tears. Maybe my wife and son need to play the gum trick on me too...

    Or I'm just still getting over the alpine grain incident...[​IMG]
     


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    Point is well taken, and reasonable minds can disagree. But I would suggest that snuff is the best color if you are looking for a suede shoe to wear all year. IMO, it absolutely works in the summer.
     


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    5 minutes for each shoe at max. 30 minutes is certifiably insane. :crazy:
     


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    i do it for like 1-2 mins and im like, meh. done, next shoe
     


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    J.Gilbert also sells the Cigar Indy with commando sole. I've seen them at Alden SF with double leather sole too. Best bet is to call around and get on a waiting list. I was on the J.Gilbert and Alden of NY lists last Summer and luckily got them in early Fall when someone backed out of a pre-order from J. Gilbert. Alden of NYC then contacted in the winter that their order was in. Good luck!
     


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    I like the cap toe color 8 boots best:


    [​IMG]
     


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    +1 on the J Crew cap toe boot. [​IMG]
     
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