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    just like pratyk I too use lexol cleaner & conditioner.

    - i picked this method up from someone on another forum, some might think overkill but i'm happy w/ the results

    - brush real good, clean w/ lexol cleaner, apply 3 coats of lexol conditioner by hand, brush w/ brush, apply cream, apply wax heel & toe


    here is an example:

    before:

    http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o200/agula001/Shoes/657e589a.jpg


    after:

    http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o...s/de2b52a2.jpg

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      just like pratyk I too use lexol cleaner & conditioner.

      - i picked this method up from someone on another forum, some might think overkill but i'm happy w/ the results

      - brush real good, clean w/ lexol cleaner, apply 3 coats of lexol conditioner by hand, brush w/ brush, apply cream, apply wax heel & toe


      here is an example:

      before:

      http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o200/agula001/Shoes/657e589a.jpg


      after:

      http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o...s/de2b52a2.jpg

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        I'll have to give it a try, I can't imagine shoe conditioner is really better, just more pricey and smaller bottle.


        The one thing about the before and after though is I went wow look at the creases, but then I noticed the shoe trees switched to what look like my personal favorites the European model that fits VERY snug and I've noticed it seems to really reduce the appearance of wrinkles when they are in. Can you confirm if it's the shoe trees that made them look worlds better in the toe box, or if the conditioner really softens up the leather.

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          yeah shadow, the first pic is w/ combo trees and

          the afters are w/ the epic trees. The wrinkles

          are less evident when the trees are taken out, but

          still there once they are removed just not as bad

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            Found a pair of 3-eyelet brown suede desert boots at my local Sears. Probably not the best quality, but I liked the shape and they fitted very well. I already had a pair of brown suede desert boots (and there's a pair of Clark's in beeswax leather coming next week), but they were very bulky and a bit too wide.





            There's a slight discoloration on the left shoe, but you know, for 16 bucks, I can live with that.

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              wow, great find jessy. What's the brand? Look like the sole is mix of gum rubber, wood, and rubber...looks better than my LEC ones. It's crazy how dirty they get,like i'm sweeping the street with them.

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                @mixto Attitude, which I think is a Sears Canada house brand. Couldn't find them anywhere on the web.


                The middle part of the sole doesn't feel like wood, I think it's just hard rubber.


                The worst part is that I was actually looking for sneakers (which I didn't find), not another pair of desert boots.

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                  The shoe looks nice! When I read the first part of your post, I expected a Clarks clone, but those look much more refined! The profile is more in line with what I've seen from quasi-dress chukkas - really slim, and closer to normal boots (i.e. chukkas without throwing it in your face like some others do).

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                    Jessy - lol - another desert boot!

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                      BR Shorts ~20$

                      BR Tailored Fit Dress pants ~43$




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                        I like those pants a lot, are they these? http://bananarepublic.gap.com/browse...scid=421185002

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                          Wow...just looked on BR.ca and tailored grey wool suit pants are $198, so you got about %75 off!

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                            @thmage .. the pants look identical except that the ones you linked have a button loop for back pockets where as mine have the button closure built in (if you can call it that)

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                              I was able to go to the outlets and picked these up:


                              2 Jcrew Washed Cotton Shirts, A Red/White tie, and a pair of dark brown khakis from Gap




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                                Pitt_10, I don't know how the in-store prices are but check out the JCrew factory website for plenty of ties under $20 (most are under $15).

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