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

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  1. interlockingny

    interlockingny Senior member

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    Glad someone else feels this way. Epaulet has their natural cxl longwing and suede longwings on the Leydon last, and they look fantastic.

    Pretty sure the EP natural Chromexcel longwings are on the Barrie last. Both suedes are on the leydon last.
     


  2. enigma77

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    Pretty sure the EP natural Chromexcel longwings are on the Barrie last. Both suedes are on the leydon last.
    Yeah you're completely right. Whoops!
     


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    What brand of wax do peeps here prefer?

    Also for Color 8 am I better off using Kiwi Cordovan or Alden Color 8 wax?
     


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    What brand of wax do peeps here prefer?

    Also for Color 8 am I better off using Kiwi Cordovan or Alden Color 8 wax?



    For Color 8, I doubt you could go wrong with either of those. Alden gave me some of their Color 8 wax when I bought my 975s from their shop; I'm not sure who makes it but it seems great. You'll want to use less than normal amounts of wax on cordovan.
     


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    Also I have a Star 100% horsehair brush and find that the bristles are sometimes falling out after a brushing. Is this normal?
     


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    phototristan Senior member

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    Also I have a Star 100% horsehair brush and find that the bristles are sometimes falling out after a brushing. Is this normal?

    I haven't notice that on mine at all. I have 2 of those.
     


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    i have an alden one that sometimes has a bristle fall out but its only once in a while
     




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    Hard to believe that both the Indy and the Jumper are both on the Trubalance. The Jumper's toebox looks so much sleeker. Guess it must be the moc stitching on the Indy.
     


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    For Color 8, I doubt you could go wrong with either of those. Alden gave me some of their Color 8 wax when I bought my 975s from their shop; I'm not sure who makes it but it seems great. You'll want to use less than normal amounts of wax on cordovan.
    What about Ravello?
     


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    What about Ravello?

    Others may have differing opinions but I'd be tempted to use a neutral polish on ravello.
     


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    What about Ravello?

    Alden Brown wax is what I use - it is almost an exact match for Ravello and was recommended to me by Alden of Carmel. In Kiwi it would be dark Tan.
     


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    David, very nice pics. I really like the look of the cap toe shoes.
     


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    A couple months ago, someone posted some pics of theirs taken while travelling, maybe in Peru? Anyway, I thought they looked pretty good, so I've got a pair of #8 shells on preorder with Tom.


    I just received my pair from Leathersoul. Here's a few pics (not in Peru, but in my livingroom in Chicago):


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