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

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  1. MrEsco

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    Got the black cordovan Indy's in the mail today [​IMG] and the Barrie last fits my foot shape much better than the truebalance.
    this is my first pair of cordovan boots and they are MUCH stiffer than the CXL. so i am going to have to wear them
    around the house for a few days before i try and spend a whole day in them
    and more good news, I am getting a symmetrical creasing pattern [​IMG] I was so worried that one boot would go all funny on me.

    but so far I love them and I really hope they live up to my expectations.

    [​IMG]
     


  2. BeSpiffington

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    ^^^ MrEsco, great looking boot! Where did you get a barrie lasted Indy? Wear them in the best of health. ^^^
     


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    Looking good in your shell Indys! Wear them in good health.
     


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    Fart in good health, gentlemen!!!
     


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    Standing in Whole Foods trying to decide what I want for lunch just now and some guy working there dropped an enormous pan of cooked broccoli rabe (in olive oil and garlic) next to me. Now, I realize my suede chukkas aren't Rembrandt's, but they look a bit crap with oil splattered all over them! I immediately Googled the situation and saw that a healthy dose of corn starch supposedly helps absorb the oil - does anyone have an alternate / better suggestion?
     


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    I wish these were Black Shell gentleman. Just plain Black Calf with the Mac method shine. My 1st pair of Alden's and the start to what has become a serious addiction [​IMG]
     


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    We should all be ashamed of ourselves!
     
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    If all else fails, give them a bath with Saphir Omni Suede Shampoo
     


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    Color #8 Plain Toe Boot, Plaza Last on a drizzly day in Seattle

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    I cleaned my suede Quoddy shoes (I know they're not Alden) with a tooth brush and some mild detergent.

    Alden suede is pretty tough...as we see here:

    http://leffot.com/suede-wash-down/

    and here:

    http://leffot.com/clean-your-suede/
     


  11. MrEsco

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    actually I got them NIB from the marketplace here [​IMG]
    they were a makeup that Alden of carmel had that i missed out on. I just got lucky that they popped up for sale.

    Now I am saving for a pair of Alden shell boots in Cigar, if I ever find any......
     


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    I like your boots 100 yrs. Any day with any weather is good for wearing #8 boots.
     


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    1494 seconds, fits a bit tight instep wise and width wise, will it stretch?
    [​IMG]

    oil stains not too visible neither, looks like it would after a month or two of wear which is nice
     


  14. MrEsco

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    I actually used to put my sued work boots in a bag of kitty litter when i got hydraulic fluid on them.
    it was a trick the old man taught me, Just don't get the scented stuff.... I found that out the hard way [​IMG]
     


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    Lookin' great DonL!
     


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