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

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  1. El Argentino

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    My suspicion is that the greyish Brixtons you saw were actually completely new, maybe tried on in store, but not seriously worn. NatCXL will usually start off very pale, and then will patina "golden" with wear and care. CXL won't pick up rain spots either like cordo is prone to doing. Obviously you don't want the shoes soaked, but I wouldn't mind wearing mine outside when showers started. Brush them well, and hit them with some reno/meltonian/whatever, and you should be good to go. I think NatCXL is probably the easiest leather to patina in the quickest amount of time b/c of how little dye is used (if any).

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    And do post pics of the tassels!!


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    Super cool look you've got going on there mediahound. The #8 Indy's are the perfect shoe for casual wear. I think the double-cuffs compliment the strong footprint of the boots. You look ready for anything.
     
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    I have this problem with one of my tongues on my Indy boots as well. It's been posted before and I think the only fix I've seen so far is to have the tongue sewed to one side. Not keen on this idea but it maybe the only fix I've seen so far.
     


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    I would hem and reduce the cuff a bit there is extra material at the knee and just above the cuff. You could hem and still have plenty of material to cuff however you want. Jeans look great!!
     


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    Thanks, I think I'll go ahead and do that.
     


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    color 8 and selvedge may be the best look out there. I picked up my eternal 883s last month in ny,just awaiting my color 8 captoes.Are they one wash? I am so paranoid about the dye bleeding out.
     


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    Sorry mh meant to quote you as well.
     


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    good morning - today I will try my first fit of the Hampton last on these color 8 caps. A larger toe box than I was expecting. If the guy who sold these is on the thread "thank you" the shine right out of the box is a very high quality hide. Unlike the plain toes I bought off www and must have been very low grade and black and never keep a shine for long. I was resistant enough about pairing a plain toe derby with a suit, but then to get such a blah finish to them was sad. I wear those very often casually and they love the rain.
     


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    I have to stop coming here

    Those Harrison NST are so fine..

    Media Hound wear the jeans a bit first and do some wash then hit the tailor - once those are hemmed a tad they will drape well enough to not have to take them in a smidge.
     


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    Hmmm. All this talk had me interested in these. This model we're talking about is the 963? If so it's described elsewhere as brown calf suede. Maybe there are two versions.
    Those look like they will be very nice. I like the pair I have on the Hampton. I agree that there's good room for the toes. Enjoy!
     


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    I know some are a big fan of doing a wash right away, but I really am not. I think you greatly reduce the fading and the fading that you do get becomes much more uniform. Those first 30 wears or so that really help to set your creases get the best contrast when not washed, IMO. The bleeding can suck but some bleed more than others. I get the most transfer on the leather seat in my car so I typically just sit on an old towel for awhile.
     


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    I an sure you already know this but I would recommend going back to Self Edge for the tailor. They will know roughly how much shrinkage to account for and they have proper chain stitching. Those flat irons will look incredible if you put the time in on them.

    Damn, now I want a new pair of jeans...
     


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    Hem all the way gets my vote.
     


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