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  • mebejoseph
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    Great job! Glad you're enjoying your Cobbler Union shoes. I like the quilted insoles. I do love my CU shoes. But they mostly sit in the dust bags right now.

    Originally posted by stuffedsuperdud View Post

    Sunuvabitch that's beautiful. These are both from Skoakatiebogalalta#[email protected]%? I would have guessed AE Broadstreet for the foreground and J.Fitz for the mixed media affair.


    Not to let Sergeant Horseyhead have all the fun:


    This was done on a new pair of Cobbler Unions by going over cap with an extra dry lump of Kiwi, with a spritz of 30% isopranpol to loosen it up a bit and get it to smear evenly across the surface, followed by a lot of elbow grease. Subsequent layers were done using AE store brand carnauba wax, which is probably the best stuff I've ever used for bringing out the mirror. Just as good Saphir at 1/3 the price. I can't tell who makes it; it doesn't smell like any brand name polish I have, and the store manager didn't know either.

    I did go over things with a layer or three of precious Saphir but it probably wasn't necessary.

    mebejoseph, Cobbler Union might be my new favorite shoe brand. Thanks for the constant recommendations! This 888 last is sleek and ever so slightly chiseled but without the exaggerated European-ness. Very reminiscent of Carmina's Rain, only this was comfortable instantly for me, whereas Rain usually hurts for the first several wears before suddenly breaking in.

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  • stuffedsuperdud
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    Originally posted by armedferret View Post
    Gettin the taters ready for nola.
    Sunuvabitch that's beautiful. These are both from Skoakatiebogalalta#[email protected]%? I would have guessed AE Broadstreet for the foreground and J.Fitz for the mixed media affair.


    Not to let Sergeant Horseyhead have all the fun:


    This was done on a new pair of Cobbler Unions by going over cap with an extra dry lump of Kiwi, with a spritz of 30% isopranpol to loosen it up a bit and get it to smear evenly across the surface, followed by a lot of elbow grease. Subsequent layers were done using AE store brand carnauba wax, which is probably the best stuff I've ever used for bringing out the mirror. Just as good Saphir at 1/3 the price. I can't tell who makes it; it doesn't smell like any brand name polish I have, and the store manager didn't know either.

    I did go over things with a layer or three of precious Saphir but it probably wasn't necessary.

    mebejoseph, Cobbler Union might be my new favorite shoe brand. Thanks for the constant recommendations! This 888 last is sleek and ever so slightly chiseled but without the exaggerated European-ness. Very reminiscent of Carmina's Rain, only this was comfortable instantly for me, whereas Rain usually hurts for the first several wears before suddenly breaking in.

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  • DocDave
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    Nice! What a shoe collection.

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  • mebejoseph
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    Beautiful! I've been looking at the Skoaktiebolaget website frequently lately.

    Originally posted by armedferret View Post
    Gettin the taters ready for nola.


    IMG_20200703_095933_730 by Professor Horseyhead, on Flickr

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  • armedferret
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    Originally posted by JohnR View Post

    Shoe porn!

    If you know your Carmina Rain or Simpson size I can't stress how amazing the Löf & Tung brand is from Skoaktiebolaget. They have extensive sizing comparisons so if you've bought Carminas or AEs in the past and the sizing worked, odds are you can figure out which size you wear. They are extremely well made from some wonderful full-grain leather, goodyear welted, made in Spain. They really are a phenomenal shoe ESPECIALLY when you realize how inexpensive they are. Easily on par if not better than AEs, at a lower price point.

    I love 'em.

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  • JohnR
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    Originally posted by armedferret View Post
    Gettin the taters ready for nola.


    IMG_20200703_095933_730 by Professor Horseyhead, on Flickr
    Shoe porn!

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  • armedferret
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    Gettin the taters ready for nola.


    IMG_20200703_095933_730 by Professor Horseyhead, on Flickr

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  • mebejoseph
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    Wow! They look great!

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  • stuffedsuperdud
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    From Carmina's April MTO (when their factory was dead in the water and MTO was the only way to pay the bills, due to social distancing). Navy museum calf, which yields a beautiful marbling that I haven't seen in their other museum colors. Very subtle and not splotchy, plus at night it looks like just a plain black shoe. Can't tell from the pic but these are actually true balmoral oxfords, with the long vamp that wraps around the heel; I didn't want just a blue version of plain black captoes. The weird crinkly v-gap is just how Rain-lasted oxfords fit on me at first. Will stabilize into a regular V after a bunch more wears.


    Last edited by stuffedsuperdud; June 23, 2020, 01:46 PM.

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  • armedferret
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    Shell Sunday was moist.


    IMG_20200426_140553_715 by Professor Horseyhead, on Flickr

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  • armedferret
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    20200422_100350 by Professor Horseyhead, on Flickr

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  • mebejoseph
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    Looking great, gentlemen!


    Originally posted by armedferret View Post
    Forgot I had these Jodhpurs from Epaulet. Gave em a quick 20 minutes this morning while flight chief-ing.


    IMG_20200417_100826_682 by Professor Horseyhead, on Flickr
    Originally posted by stuffedsuperdud View Post
    Pardon the dust. I'm putting a mirror shine on just about everything, now that in stuck at home.

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  • armedferret
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    Originally posted by DocDave View Post
    [MENTION=15101]armedferret[/MENTION] do they teach you how to shine shoes in the military? Just curious.
    I went thru boot in 2003 when we still wore BDUs and black boots, so yes.

    Now that it's OCPs and suede, I don't know that they do anymore

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  • DocDave
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    [MENTION=15101]armedferret[/MENTION] do they teach you how to shine shoes in the military? Just curious.

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  • armedferret
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    Originally posted by Nandyn View Post
    All is forgiven. I mean, you really pull off those gold Adidas.

    I was sooooooo tempted to get the brown velvet Stan Smiths ... These ones: https://www.adidas.com/us/stan-smith...ceid=543457011
    Dude those are fantastic!

    I have too much yard/other "dirty" stuff to get into tomorrow for it, but maybe when I go to the range here in a couple days I'll bust out the Tigers n Toucans and gold Stans.

    ....that, or a suit with Daltons.

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