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Alden restoration is a really great deal but I have only had a need to use them on shoes I purchased second-hand. To me, a big part of the value is the refinishing, and I like the way my new color 8's patina naturally over time. For that reason, any color 8's that I've owned from the beginning, I have always used a local cobbler for resoles.
Looking for a pair of beaters. Let me know if you have a pair lying around that you're willing to move. I've got a pretty decent selection of Alden, AE, Carmina, and Trickers that I may be willing to consider for trade depending on the circumstances.
Item for Sale Size 8D/9D Carmina Bordeos Burgundy Shell Cordovan - Immaculate. Similar to Alden Color 8. Tagged a UK size 8, I am listing as a U.S. Size 9. As stated in the description, know your sizing for the Rain last as I cannot accept returns. These are an incredible pair of shoes, but unfortunately they are simply not my style. I only own 2 pairs of Carmina's so I can't provide much background other than that they are a beautiful, sleek, and dressy pair of shell...
You wouldn't think so. It wasn't much different from the strand they stock in brown. I have really come to like my strands. They are probably one of my top two or three dress shoes. It is a great shoe and really unfortunate that AE couldn't execute on this. I had similar issues with a trunk sale shoe as well.I would love another strand but I'm not a big fan of brown and am deathly afraid to try another GMTO.
If you are a fan of whiskey, this listing is a rare opportunity. I am not alone in thinking that no style displays the unique characteristics of this beautiful shade moreso than the LHS. And I am not exaggerating to say that these shoes are the most appealing shade of whiskey I have ever seen. Neither too dark or light, and with a richness and depth that I haven't seen. Whiskey is my favorite Alden shade, is these are my best whiskeys. Unfortunately for me, as with many of...
My point is kind of moot because of the carmina shortwings you sold me. They have definitely replaced my longwings as my suit go-to shoes. Thanks again.Whoa, amazing shoes Watchman1. What are the PTB's?
Really nice boots. And this guy's the real deal. Purchased carmina shortwings from him and it was a flawless transaction. Highly recommend this seller.
It's all relative. I really like the design of a longwing and my frame of reference are my Alden 975's. So yes, compared to those, I definitely consider the 532's to be sleek. Elegant might be overstating things to others, but it works for me It just so happens that I was cleaning my 532's up a little so I figured I'd post a shot of them.....I purchased these about a year ago because I was desperate for a pair of ravello longwings and none were available. These were as...
I am far from a cobbler (though my wife disputes that) but I have been dyeing my own shoes for a few years. The answer to the question of dyeing shell is nuanced. First, I don't know what vegetable dye even is and I have not been able to find any. My dye of choice has always been fieblings. Unless you're doing touch-ups, you always start by stripping as much gunk off as possible. Renomat is one of a few products that will work for this. Going from any color to black is...
I certainly don't share the opinion that your contributions aren't positive and I've got no interest in lecturing you. I would just point out that just because someone has a different viewpoint, or even one that you know to be incorrect, it doesn't make it BS. From where I sit, you seem to be quite knowledgable and my guess is that there are many like me who visit this site in part to benefit from that knowledge.The one thing I've noticed is that your comments can...
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