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  • armedferret
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    Originally posted by mebejoseph View Post
    Have fun! Does the military know you go to EDM Raves? Or is that "don't ask, don't tell"?
    Not a rave, just a nightclub in DC he's playing at.

    My chain of command has no issue with anything I do, as they know by the sheer fact I'm stationed where I am and I do what I do that I'm not going to make poor decisions.

    In other words, "no news is good news".....long as there's no news, it's assumed (correctly, just so I'm on the record with that lest there be someone somewhere that reads into somethin that ain't there) I'm making the right choices, and going to a music festival (i.e. EDC) or a nightclub (as with tonight) is no harm no foul.

    Hell, EDC had over 157,000 people the first night alone, and a whopping 33 incidents involving law enforcement. For a 3-night rave in a town like Vegas, I'd say that's pretty dang o.k.

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  • mebejoseph
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    Originally posted by armedferret View Post
    Diggin it!

    Heading to Paul Van Dyk tonight, so after I'm off work (green suede boots just like every day I'm afraid ) i'll be proceeding immediately to a nap.

    Lots of chores around the house to hit up this weekend, but might be able to put in a few minutes on the Fifth Aves later.
    Have fun! Does the military know you go to EDM Raves? Or is that "don't ask, don't tell"?

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  • armedferret
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    Diggin it!

    Heading to Paul Van Dyk tonight, so after I'm off work (green suede boots just like every day I'm afraid ) i'll be proceeding immediately to a nap.

    Lots of chores around the house to hit up this weekend, but might be able to put in a few minutes on the Fifth Aves later.

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  • mebejoseph
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    I don't know why, but Friday is the day I seem to like to show off my shine. I'll show you mine, even if you don't show me yours. And maybe I've inspired [MENTION=13399]DocDave[/MENTION] to do some work on his shoe shine, as well as [MENTION=15101]armedferret[/MENTION] .

    Today's shine is on a pair of Allen Edmonds McAllister oxford wingtips in the discontinued bourbon color. I LOVE this color, but yes, I am having some of the same problems that others have had with the shoes losing some of the finish and color. Although I think I've now discovered that using neutral polish seems to mitigate the problem--too late to restore the color of the finish, but I am working on a fix to that as well--basically strategically applying small amounts of darker shoe cream and leaving on the shoes for a few hours. Seems to be working, but I am going slowly in order not to overdo it.

    I also like that this AE model comes in size 12.5, as most 12's are a bit too tight and all 13's are at least a little too large and sometimes WAY too large. If you're in that size range, you'll know that it's very tough to find half sizes after 12, so when I do, that's a big bonus.

    At any rate, here's today's shine:




    Last edited by mebejoseph; June 22, 2018, 01:14 PM.

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  • mebejoseph
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    Originally posted by DocDave View Post
    [MENTION=17354]mebejoseph[/MENTION] and [MENTION=15101]armedferret[/MENTION] you guys are an inspiration. Especially when I haven't polished my shoes in I don't know how long. I definitely need to get on it though, as my AEs are starting to show the signs of needing some love.
    Originally posted by armedferret View Post
    Have a thing with a chainsaw this weekend (hoo boy am I excited!!) and may well utilize the ol' Sturgis 2.0 as long as we're talkin AE....but then HOPEFULLY get that outta the way today and tomorrow and have sunday for a little shine work...
    For more inspiration and instruction, here's one of my favorite shoe shine videos:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGDoisH4gVM

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  • armedferret
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    Originally posted by DocDave View Post
    [MENTION=17354]mebejoseph[/MENTION] and [MENTION=15101]armedferret[/MENTION] you guys are an inspiration. Especially when I haven't polished my shoes in I don't know how long. I definitely need to get on it though, as my AEs are starting to show the signs of needing some love.
    Have a thing with a chainsaw this weekend (hoo boy am I excited!!) and may well utilize the ol' Sturgis 2.0 as long as we're talkin AE....but then HOPEFULLY get that outta the way today and tomorrow and have sunday for a little shine work...

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  • DocDave
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    [MENTION=17354]mebejoseph[/MENTION] and [MENTION=15101]armedferret[/MENTION] you guys are an inspiration. Especially when I haven't polished my shoes in I don't know how long. I definitely need to get on it though, as my AEs are starting to show the signs of needing some love.

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  • mebejoseph
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    Originally posted by armedferret View Post
    It's at the very top of the tongue of one of them....meaning never to be seen.
    Nice--you did well!

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  • armedferret
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    Originally posted by mebejoseph View Post
    [MENTION=15101]armedferret[/MENTION]

    You never did tell us your secret defect in these shoes.
    It's at the very top of the tongue of one of them....meaning never to be seen.

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  • mebejoseph
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    [MENTION=15101]armedferret[/MENTION]

    You never did tell us your secret defect in these shoes.

    Originally posted by mebejoseph View Post
    I blew them up full size on my 32 inch screen and I can't see anything.

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  • mebejoseph
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    Originally posted by DocDave View Post
    Man you military guys sure know how to shine a shoe!
    Never been in the military, but thank you for the compliment! I've been watching a lot of youtube videos lately on how to shine shoes.

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  • armedferret
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    Originally posted by DocDave View Post
    Man you military guys sure know how to shine a shoe!
    When your boot camp is may-june-july in san Antonio and over 70% of the days are too hot to be out on the drill pad marching, you spend plenty of time in the living areas shining boots. lots of practice.

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  • DocDave
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    Man you military guys sure know how to shine a shoe!

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  • mebejoseph
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    It's Show Off Your Shine Friday! I spent a couple of hours on these last night and I am very happy with the results!

    AE Stuttgart model. I picked them up on a Nordstrom Rack sale for just $173 (although I could have purchased them for only $140, but missed the one day sale--I think they're $209 now).



    Another view:




    And another:

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  • mebejoseph
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    Originally posted by zac10sim View Post
    I think there is a extra brougue pinhole on the right middle of the medallion on the left shoe. These directions are all from my perspective by the way.
    No, I think there is one missing from the left center of the medallion on the right shoe.

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