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Sure, easy for you. You're the Sausage King of Chicago.

 

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Thanks!  I think both look great.  I started my "brown" palette with Bourbon but definitely have Chili and Walnut as future additions.  I just started with Black PA's and Bourbon Strands.

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If anyone hasn't investigated Shreveports...If you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up. 


Sure, easy for you. You're the Sausage King of Chicago.

 



Abe? Is that you? smile.gif
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1. The magazine actually showed everything available in danite (not all styles, just the featured stuff) as 279, which wasn't bad.
I'm now feeling a smidge uncharitable about having ordered $399 (plus $40 SMU for an AA width) Dainite-soled Carlyles in January, especially since a wheel slipped during their construction and I had to send them back to be remade. I wonder if they might honor the upcoming sale price... or issue a credit for the difference, since I'm sure I'll be spending it one way or another on more shoes...

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This might help:



From L to R: Harrison in walnut, Mora 2.0 in bourbon, Fifth Street in brown, Bleecker Street in Bob's Chili

The walnut has been darkened a bit by 'mid tan' polish and I've been trying to bring out the black burnishing on the bourbon.

Based on your intended use and what's already in your line-up, I'd go with Bob's Chili. It's much different than walnut and has more 'depth' than dark brown. You may also be able to do more with it over time (e.g. allow to lighten closer to 'original' chili, darken to something closer to brown or try for a patina).

Wow, thanks for the pictures, very helpful. I'm thinking maybe i should go with chili...do they ever feel a little too redish to you? Or is that all in my head?
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Wow, thanks for the pictures, very helpful. I'm thinking maybe i should go with chili...do they ever feel a little too redish to you? Or is that all in my head?

Someone described them to me as 'brown with a red undertone' and I think that's correct. I like the undertone and am going to let mine lighten to bring that out. If you want to be more conservative, care for them with dark brown shoe polish. I have a couple pairs of dark brown in my shoe wardrobe and wouldn't want to be without them but the 'depth' in the dark chili makes them more versatile.

Here's another couple of comparison shots to help put things in perspective:


Wendell in brown, Bleecker Street in Bob's Chili, Delray in 'original' chili.


Promontory Point in brown, Bleecker Street in Bob's Chili, Wendell in brown.

The 'original' chili in my pics is a little washed out, but as you can see, the Bob's Chili is closer to brown. The older version of chili is a distinct reddish orange, Bob's Chili is much more understated but still interesting.
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Would you purchase snuff suede Ralph Lauren brogue blucher for $129? Firsts. Look great on, have no snuff suede... Edit: sorry... $119.
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Would you purchase snuff suede Ralph Lauren brogue blucher for $129? Firsts. Look great on, have no snuff suede... Edit: sorry... $119.
I would definitely wear those and at $119??? Awesome deal! Where at?

Suede is a great option for more casual wear
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Would you purchase snuff suede Ralph Lauren brogue blucher for $129? Firsts. Look great on, have no snuff suede... Edit: sorry... $119.
I would definitely wear those and at $119??? Awesome deal! Where at?

Suede is a great option for more casual wear
Nord Rack; they're having a sale on clearance items (25% off clearance price), and while i was looking at a suede mcgregor...at $159 for seconds from the bank...i think this will work juuuust fine!
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Doesn't look like anything for me this sale. I'll wait till RDA for the more classic stuff. More room for more Aldens then haha. 

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So, I can buy the Lexington on sale with a Danite sole for $279 or an Oak Street (the casual version of the Lexington that comes standard with a Danite sole) for $325.
Hmmm.... I don't see this being good for the Oak Street sales.
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I'm now feeling a smidge uncharitable about having ordered $399 (plus $40 SMU for an AA width) Dainite-soled Carlyles in January, especially since a wheel slipped during their construction and I had to send them back to be remade. I wonder if they might honor the upcoming sale price... or issue a credit for the difference, since I'm sure I'll be spending it one way or another on more shoes...
 

Sorry - misspoke.  I checked the magazine now that I am at home and they didn't list a danite-soled Carlyle.  I'll go look to see if there was a Lexington with danite but I'm pretty sure that was in there.

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I'm now feeling a smidge uncharitable about having ordered $399 (plus $40 SMU for an AA width) Dainite-soled Carlyles in January, especially since a wheel slipped during their construction and I had to send them back to be remade. I wonder if they might honor the upcoming sale price... or issue a credit for the difference, since I'm sure I'll be spending it one way or another on more shoes...


No danite for the sale on the Carlyle.
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Just picked up the Bob's Chili Daltons...loving em...one very minor non-visible flaw...most wouldnt even consider it a flaw, i suspect...but yeah, the Bob's Chili on the Dalton is a gorgeous color...i must say though, they are much lighter in weight than i figured they'd be for such a substantial looking boot.
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Nord Rack; they're having a sale on clearance items (25% off clearance price), and while i was looking at a suede mcgregor...at $159 for seconds from the bank...i think this will work juuuust fine!


I have these and purchased them over a year ago for about $140 from RL. I love them, the color is so dynamic and they're wearable year-round. Medallion on the toe would be great but they're quite versatile as-is.

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