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  1. tod

    Shoes that look better with age...

    My Coupen boots feel about a whole size larger than my Brannock size. They are not particularly wide I would say, but long and lots of volume.
  2. tod

    Shoes that look better with age...

    Remind me what makes them “Italian”? And what leather? (They look great.)
  3. tod

    Shoes that look better with age...

    That’s pretty cool. At one point I talked to Brian about cutting a pair down just below the top eyelet, which he said would be no problem, but I never ended up doing it.
  4. tod

    Shoes that look better with age...

    ^^ I’m a Powerstep fan.
  5. tod

    Shoes that look better with age...

    Holy moly, six months… Well, I guess they better rethink their description:
  6. tod

    Shoes that look better with age...

    Current boot lineup: Rolling Dub Trio / Chippewa / White's 5 years old / 3 years / 7 years [The White's got a lot of wear for about 4 or 5 years, but they really are too big for me and I've sort of stopped wearing them very often. RDT got good wear before the Covid, but less since. The Chippewas get lots of wear, including as motorcycle boots.]
  7. tod

    Shoes that look better with age...

    People have different ideas about leather care, but I have always found saddle soap, used once or twice a year as needed, to work on all smooth leathers.
  8. tod

    Shoes that look better with age...

    Saddle soap and boot cream, twice a year or so..
  9. tod

    Shoes that look better with age...

    I’m going to say that’s an April Fool’s day post..
  10. tod

    Shoes that look better with age...

    I posted some time ago pics of my RDT coupen boots where the stitching was coming apart. I finally sent them off to have rivets put on to hold them together. The rivets turned out to be a little bigger and a little more shiny than I anticipated, but seems like functionally they will be great. Fred’s shoe repair in Peoria Illinois did the job for $30, which seemed more than reasonable to me given what custom shoe work has come to these days. And they were very professional and quick about the whole thing. So I do recommend them if you need work done in the US. I am open to any advice on how to dull down the shininess of the rivets a bit...
  11. tod

    Shoes that look better with age...

    Neither top quality materials nor top quality construction, but dang if it isn’t hard to beat these Chippewas for knock around boots.
  12. tod

    Shoes that look better with age...

    What last did you have them rebuilt around..?
  13. tod

    Shoes that look better with age...

    Chippewas. Cheap boots that end up getting very interesting patina after a few years.
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