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    Shoes that look better with age...

    Quoddy's are a 9D, always were a touch small for me. Outsole length is 11.75 inches. Aldens are 9C/E Trubalance; I also wear a 9.5B/D on Barrie. Outsole length is 12.25 inches.
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    Cleaning out the closet, haven't worn these in a while. Anyone interested in them?
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    WTF didn't I just buy it? What's wrong with me?

    Iron Heart 9301. MF liberty issue CPO (mk1). Well, I bought both but they were both stolen. Tried replacing the CPO when the 10th anniversary version released, but that was also stolen before I even received it. Have come to accept that I'm not to meant to own a CPO.
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    Yes, Alden for LeatherSoul Jumper boots in #8 shell. Love the aesthetic but the shite build quality drives me nuts.
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    Nice. What did you apply to yours after cleaning? In the beginning I treated mine with Obenauf's LP and it gave them that darker, duller appearance. I wasn't a big fan of how it flattened out the patina and eventually moved to a neutral cream with mink oil. Thanks for crediting me with your inspiration; back when I ordered mine I couldn't find many pictures of the distressed smooth leather and took a bit of a punt. Truth be told, I was a bit regretful when natural chromexcel became an option shortly after I ordered. Like yours, mine are in need of a resole/heel. What sole are you going to go with? I'll probably go with a 430 mini lug this time around.
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    The Flat Head

    Bought these 1001's back in 2008 or so (actually bought these one size up but fortuitously the SuFu legend beatle was looking to trade her 31 for my 32). I've mostly been wearing more vintage fits and denim lately but since I'm not sure when I'll be slim enough to wear these again, I decided to bust them out. Pre-soak Post-soak I pretty much handwashed them in warm water without detergent, which helped to get most of the starch out. They are surprisingly pliable now compared to raw. I'm hoping that washing them like this will yield less contrast and subtler fades.The low rise will take some adjusting to but I'm pretty happy with how they fit, especially the final inseam length.
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    It was shoe cleaning day so I figured I might as well take some pictures: