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nephew,
wonderful additions, enjoy wearing
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Thinking about these - any thoughts?



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NSFW, but nice for "going out"!! I attend lots of jazz events and these would fit right in. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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So was my comment about the 724 vs. 888 comment accurate? teacha.gif

You da man
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Better shot in nature:

Bad lighting, great looking boot.

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#8 full strap
argyles otc

Edited by mcarthur - 12/23/12 at 6:05pm
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A lot of horse ass and a snake the past month.
Alden #4, Carmina, Carmina.
AS, AS, Carmina.

Sargent Dub Monks are some of the best I've seen. Is that whiskey shell?
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Yep. Whiskey shell from AFPOS.
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Yep. Whiskey shell from AFPOS.

Also have the Whiskey DM but I will say though that the 99 looks better on a plainer toe (Benson).
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seperated at birth

Bontoni



Silvano Lattanzi for Brioni

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A Fine Pair of Shoes x Alfred Sargent Benson balmoral monk shoes in cognac shell 

 

 

More pics at http://gezzaseyes.tumblr.com/post/38689670566/a-fine-pair-of-shoes-x-alfred-sargent-benson

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Sorry to rain on your parade. It's really poor finishing, especially the heel. I've seen too many shell cordovan start cracking from that area. Nice Colour and medallion though.
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Don't apologise - the heel finishing struck me as looking a little rough as well. I'm curious - what does that have to do with the cracking though?

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That area around the heel counter and opening is where the cross-section of the leather membrane is exposed and it is a high stress area with some kind of rubbing every time you put on and remove your footwear. Take a piece of cloth that's unfinished or poorly finished at the edges, that unfinished edge becomes a weak link and will unravel. With leather, an extended and improperly trimmed finish may cause peeling to occur.

This is why certain shoes are made so that the leather fold inwards into the lining and does not expose the cross section of the leather to high stress areas. Hopefully, I am making sense with what I wrote.

I've had a 8 year Alden peel exactly around the area and have seen many specimens of vintage shell that suffer the same area. I've made it a point to condition the area around the opening on all my shoes now.
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