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

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  1. Papa Doble

    Papa Doble Senior member

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    Thank you Uncle. I will try to wear them year round, but it might be difficult in July and August.


    Thanks SFTG.
     
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    3 square inches would be too much to justify for most of the Duckie Brown products I've seen
     
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    unlined cxl chukka on flex welt, yes please.
     
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    If you don't think they need wax, then don't use it. If there does come a time when they need it, use it sparingly.

    Paste wax and Saphir cordovan cream are different. The saphir has a moisturizing aspect to it. That doesn't necessarily make it better, just different. Some would agree that the wax offers a layer of protection, sort of like wax on a car. I have both, and rarely use either. Having either would be fine. If they need moisture and you only have wax, use Venetian or Reno.

    Agreed, follow the Mac break in method and you shouldn't have to worry about excessive wear on the toe. When the heel wears out, it is easily replaced.
     
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    Thank you to all that helped answer my question regarding taps. I appreciate the help.
     
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    A leather soled shoe - single or double - first broken-in on carpet, is never a bad thing. It is a procedure many on here adhere to - whether the Mac Method or otherwise. It is particularly useful to aviod excessive toe wear.
     
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    I am considering ordering
    Handmade All–Weather Walker


    If I end up disliking the heavy crepe soles ... could somebody like b nelson or even Alden change them into double leather waterlocks? Thanks for any info.
     
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    B Nelson, yes. Alden, no. (not anymore)
     
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    Good lord I need these. Cannot find them in 12.5D for the life of me. Hopefully Context will have a reissue and I'll be able to pre-order some...
     
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    Thanks docalden2013 and Olivia at Need Supply. Flawless service and snuff suede LHS perfect right out of box: Forgive lack of sun---

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    Leffot also did another pre order earlier this year, but it looks like it's over. JGilbert also pre orders #8 NST Boots, though they are on the Plaza.
     
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    Alden NYC Madison has them.
     
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    This looks great. I've batted around the idea of turning my pair into one where they'd be more versatile with different weather conditions. Did you have the commando sole put on when it came time for the first resoling or purchased them as such?
     
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