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  • thedrake
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    Originally posted by TheManJournals View Post
    I recently bought a pair of brown AE Higgins Mill and am wondering how to take care of ChromeXL boots. The AE website has a page on how to care for their shoes, but it does not talk about ChromeXL. There are videos on Youtube, but none specifically about Higgins Mill and in any case I wanted to check with the experienced folks on this forum.
    Just brush them. Scratches, scuffs, and knicks pretty much disappear if you wipe them with a damp cloth and then brush the whole boot.

    If you really feel the need to apply something then Saphir Renovateur or their greasy leather cream works. https://www.hangerproject.com/saphir...her-cream.html

    Here's a long article on CXL and Nick Horween responds to questions about the leather at the bottom. https://www.horween.com/blog/2010/03...mexcel%C2%AE-2

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  • Token
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    Originally posted by Tacitus View Post
    Yeah, that was my gut reaction as well. I can't seem to find a pair of black shoes that feel like they're at the appropriate level of formality (this is admittedly subjective and possibly irrational); might end up just getting another brown pair instead.
    The NST that [MENTION=15502]Spex[/MENTION] linked to are a good choice. You could also get a pair of black wingtips or monkstraps.

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  • Spex
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    Originally posted by Tacitus View Post
    Yeah, that was my gut reaction as well. I can't seem to find a pair of black shoes that feel like they're at the appropriate level of formality (this is admittedly subjective and possibly irrational); might end up just getting another brown pair instead.
    I have a black pair that looks like this which I think works nicely with odd trousers.

    https://www.meermin.es/in_en/1016101...f-e-negro.html

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  • Tacitus
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    Originally posted by Spex View Post
    I'm not a fan of that contrast stitching, and I'm personally also not a fan of black shoes with non-black sole edging. Those shoes are also a version of a captoe oxford, so I would suggest looking at a different style such as a black wingtip blutcher, split toe blutcher or chukka boot.
    Yeah, that was my gut reaction as well. I can't seem to find a pair of black shoes that feel like they're at the appropriate level of formality (this is admittedly subjective and possibly irrational); might end up just getting another brown pair instead.

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  • Spex
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    Originally posted by Tacitus View Post
    I've been looking for a pair of black shoes to add to my work rotation, since the only pair I currently own are black cap-toe oxfords which are a little too formal unless I'm wearing a suit (which I'm usually not).

    Are these guys too casual to wear with slacks and a blazer? I'm mostly worried about the white stitching. Thanks!

    https://i.imgur.com/8JKtHrB.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/zCZQ71Q.jpg
    I'm not a fan of that contrast stitching, and I'm personally also not a fan of black shoes with non-black sole edging. Those shoes are also a version of a captoe oxford, so I would suggest looking at a different style such as a black wingtip blutcher, split toe blutcher or chukka boot.

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