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  • Nandyn
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    My J. Crew Ludlow Suede CTB's (eBay for only $50) were already pretty water resistant as is, but I just dubbed them yesterday and they shrugged off a hosing like it was nothing. Single coat of Sno-Seal rubbed on by hand, brushed, rubbed again, then hit with a hair dryer, then a quick brush to bring out some of the nap a little. You could do the same with a cheaper pair of suede boots, too. Looks really nice/rugged. Cheapo Viberg/Truman/etc waxed flesh.

    Wearing them today.

    How they originally looked: https://dappered.com/2015/04/in-revi...cap-toe-boots/

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  • armedferret
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    [MENTION=16293]neminat[/MENTION], here's a couple older photos of my Trumans. I have the gaucho kudu smooth, and they've been gaining some nice patina as I'm not nearly as cautious with them as I am with others. They're my go-to boots for times i know i won't want to do maintenance later.


    IMG_20170703_103113_397 by Armed Ferret, on Flickr


    IMG_20170715_200719_428 by Armed Ferret, on Flickr

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  • armedferret
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    Originally posted by neminat View Post
    I agree! unreal boots. I just cant buy anything i cant try on or return easily. I would love to see these things though!
    I went with my AE Dalton size (10B) and they're perfection.

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  • neminat
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    Originally posted by armedferret View Post

    Truman though....hoooooooly smokes do they make some seriously badass stuff.
    I agree! unreal boots. I just cant buy anything i cant try on or return easily. I would love to see these things though!

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  • armedferret
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    Higgins Mill, Sturgis 2.0, and Normandy are all good AE offerings.

    Truman though....hoooooooly smokes do they make some seriously badass stuff.

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  • neminat
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    Originally posted by ryan850 View Post
    I think the j crew kenton line when they are at least 40% off are good value.
    Good point. low inventory on normal sizes right now. After reading a threat about them going cheaper on their build quality i hope they arent being replaced. Price seems retail so makes me think that is not the case though.

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  • ryan850
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    I think the j crew kenton line when they are at least 40% off are good value.

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  • mark4
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    I have a pair of Chippewas that would do (mine are the ones they make for LL Bean - the Katahdin Ironworks boot). I also might wear my hiking boots, though they are not the most fashionable and I tend to reserve them for real hiking of strenuous mountain trails. Last year I got a version of the Danner Vertigos mentioned above from a company called Forsake - they're billed as "sneaker boots" and don't offer the support and stability of a true hiking boot, but have a waterproof breathable liner and are lighter weight and perfectly fine for city streets or muddy fields on wet days. The model I have is called the Trail Boot but they are not something I'd personally wear on a rugged trail given the choice - they sacrificed support for light weight cushioning. Makes them much more wearable around town but less adequate for serious hiking. Hope this image posts OK as I have not done that before on this site.

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  • Nandyn
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    Originally posted by neminat View Post
    I just picked up some 1k on that from nordstrom rack. I am HOPING they fit right. It is the Evans (rubber sole) and are only 200 bucks! I tried to buy a 9 and 9.5 but the 9.5 was sold out The reviews on the main site said to size down from dress shoes. I sure hope they are right. If they are that is a STEAL and exactly what i wanted! Not sure i could let them be used for dirt and mud. Heck now that i think of it, i should have bought two pairs. One for character and one for more dressy occasions!!
    Hope it works out for you! I had tried them on in my size during the anniversary sale last year but the instep was way too low for my right foot (which has a significantly higher instep) but the left foot was fine. 8.5D width was alright for my 8W feet.

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  • neminat
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    Originally posted by Nandyn View Post
    They're the same as the 6" homestead cap toe in burgundy. As far as I could tell, the only difference was that they came with different (and imo better) waxed laces. Instead of usual flat waxed laces, these came with flat tubular laces.
    I just picked up some 1k on that from nordstrom rack. I am HOPING they fit right. It is the Evans (rubber sole) and are only 200 bucks! I tried to buy a 9 and 9.5 but the 9.5 was sold out The reviews on the main site said to size down from dress shoes. I sure hope they are right. If they are that is a STEAL and exactly what i wanted! Not sure i could let them be used for dirt and mud. Heck now that i think of it, i should have bought two pairs. One for character and one for more dressy occasions!!

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  • Nandyn
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    They're the same as the 6" homestead cap toe in burgundy. As far as I could tell, the only difference was that they came with different (and imo better) waxed laces. Instead of usual flat waxed laces, these came with flat tubular laces.

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  • neminat
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    i really like those. JCrew doesnt sell them anymore. Are they comparable to anything specific on Chippewas site?

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  • Pete E
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    I have a pair of Hoggs Professionals for such duty, but I have to say the toe cap on those Chippewas make for a better looking boot...

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  • Nandyn
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    Here's the Chippewas. Indoors, they look more mahogany, but in natural light, they're a really nice burgundy.

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  • Nandyn
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    Check out the Allen Edmonds Vancouver boot, ok Shoe Bank it's only $157. Waterproof and got some good beefy tread/lugs.

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