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And thank you very much for the PM good sir!   I have the Walnut Shell Strand's and the toe caps are dark, close enough to the Brown Shell Strand's that purchasing them would be redundant for me. Great shoe, and I think a great choice. Yes I have some AE with new and old finish. The newer I like a lot more for the most part. However I have to admit that neither one compares to the Alden glossy finish, however that is based only on one pair. But judging by the comments of...
  Sitting here with my first pair of Aldens on right now which just came tonight. Chukkas (of course!) in Ravello ... And love them. But the truffle (AKA:cappucino) is outstanding to say the least.
MZhammer in Mn. you can never have too many boots IMO! And the 5th Street is a great boot which I also own. Nice pickup!  Uh Oh... If this is the Dalton in Cappuccino size 10D PLEASE hit me with a PM with contact info on purchasing. I have the Dalton in walnut shell and the Cappuccino Dalton's must have been a custom MTO. I have 3 AE walnut shell shoes\boots but only 1 in cappuccino which I love. But try not to have any favorites . Kick myself HARD for not picking up the...
And I do too, most of them. Hard to get past the feathers on some of those hunting breeds even though it would be classified as breed standard by the AKC.   It is a fine line IMO and not sure what the answer is. You need a breed standard to maintain the breed. But I think the point of man interfering too much is the main issue. The standards seem to keep growing and even changing based on the judges opinion which is subjective at some point. The dogs temperament is also...
  Don't quit trying to find a pair that don't bow then. It really isn't that complex and AE customer service couldn't be any easier to deal with.     I think the numbers game is most likely true. I had a pair of shell Bradley's on the 1 last that both shoes bowed. Sent them back and on the replacements one shoe bowed so sent those back. Also had a pair of Clifton's on the 8 last that bowed. Went through 4 pair of Clifton's trying to find a size that fit but my foot...
I do not disagree. For quite a few years the Toller has been up for entry into the AKC but many in the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Club (USA) didn't want it, for that very reason. Seen enough hunting breeds ruined because of the AKC over the years. And then Field Trials supposedly took their place so that we could keep the hunter in the breed instead of looks for "the show". But it didn't take long for man to screw that up too and soon dogs were running hundreds of...
Correct. But having done mirror shines for 20 years and chewing ass on someone that doesn't only paste wax will work for what I would call a true shine.   Depends on the shoes, leather, protection desired and what you want for an overall finish. Crappy weather today and no need for a suit. Brown Wilbert's are several years old and have never seen anything other than LL. And keep getting better with age.  
Outstanding advice IMO. And they will develop a natural patina that mechanical\friction burnishing or chemical (cream\polish) will never duplicate. It is even more dramatic on light brown shoes and boots.
  And I agree, Very nicely done and well thought out purchases! And so are your Exotic Leathers. Thank you very much for the great pictures.   I just ordered the PA in black shell a week or so ago and wish I would have done it sooner. 
  I know that NYC (Madison) does. When I ordered the Ravello chukka last week I asked about returns because I have some concerns over the Barrie last and my narrow heels, but I'm going to try my best to make them work. Had a hard time hearing him but it was either 10 days or 2 weeks full refund then something else after that for 30 days if i understood him correctly.
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