WAYWRN: Shoe & Boot Edition

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by NAMOR, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    This is correct. Id love to, but schlepping all those shoes down two flights of stairs, outside, etc... I just can't.... but you see them most every day here :embar:
     


  2. Gerry Nelson

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    Approximately how many pairs are we talking about, Spoo?
     


  3. SpooPoker

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  4. Gerry Nelson

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    Out of interest, how do you store them? In their boxes or all out on shelves or a mixture of both?
     


  5. SpooPoker

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    No boxes, thats too much hassle for me. They're on shelves.
     


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    I live in Maine and kinda HATE Bean boots so I'm def buying some Swims!!
     


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    I'm sure I do not have as many shoes as you but I can relate. I don't think there is enough room to spread them out for a single shot.
     


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    I should make my wife take a picture of me taking that shot. I can't tell you how ridiculous it looks. [​IMG]

    I'd pay money to see that!

    Naturally for comic effect but more importantly to steal Spoo's technique for my own shots! [​IMG]
     


  9. mcarthur

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    nephew,
    thank you\
    black shell
     


  10. mcarthur

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    nephew, looking good in your lhs and boots consider the mac procedure
     


  11. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    [​IMG]
    #8 full strap
    argyles otc
     


  12. srivats

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    The RL shells need occasional application of venetian cream to keep them smooth and shining nicely. Brushing alone doesn't cut it :(
     


  13. mcarthur

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    nephew,
    what is your experience with rl shell in regard to the number of wearings before you would need to apply venetian cream. it is interesting because I assumed that all shell comes from horween
     


  14. SuitedDx

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    I think Horween's shell quality is a big difference but there is something to Alden's finishing treatment that I think really adds to the gloss. The secret of the treatment is probably protected as much as Coca-Cola's formula...
     


  15. Gdot

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    I would agree that the character of the shell on my one pair of Alden's is quite different from the shell on my Carminas and C&J.

    The Alden's came to me from Uncle Mac and he said they have never been polished (only brushed). I've continuted to be able to maintain them with only brushing.

    Try as I might, the Carmina and C&J Shell on the other hand never reached a shine with just brushing but have responded well to light polish and lot's of brushing.
     


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