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Originally Posted by Somatic View Post

Got my first pair of leather sole boots, but I'm a bit concerned with some peeling occurring near the toe. The degree to which it occurs really varies. It kinda builds up and then I try to trim it off with my fingernails. I'm hoping it's because they're so new that eventually it'll wear down to the perfect amount where it won't occur anymore.
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Totally normal.

This ^

Somatic, do not concern yourself, you should expect this.
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Whew, that's a relief. I was more worried that I had a weird step lol. The degree to which it occurs should go down as it wears more, right?

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Originally Posted by Somatic View Post

Whew, that's a relief. I was more worried that I had a weird step lol. The degree to which it occurs should go down as it wears more, right?
It will lessen as the soles break in. When the soles are new and stiff the toe tends to drag a little more than usual.
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Originally Posted by Somatic View Post

Whew, that's a relief. I was more worried that I had a weird step lol. The degree to which it occurs should go down as it wears more, right?

Yeah, it's a pet peeve of mine with new shoes. Walking the kids the short distance to school and back can scuff em, so I just wipe away the burr, wee dab of polish and carry on.

After a little wearing your stride and gait will fashion them beautifully.
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Some with patience will break them in on carpet for a few wears to lessen this effect. I don't always have that patience.
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Originally Posted by PCK1 View Post

I am thinking of having these C&J Lingfield Chelsea (348 last) sent to a shoe painter to be re-finished as I am not a huge fan of the way the chestnut color came out on these boots.

 

I am thinking of having them done in a forest green patina....thoughts???

 


You gonna send them to dandyshoecare? Personally I think green is hard to match but to each his own.
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Green with blue jeans is awesome...

 

and not ship to italy to alexander...there is a guy emmanuele that comes to NYC every few months...does the same thing.

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@Somatic - if you have a really top notch cobbler you can have them put in flush metal toe tips which will prevent that wear and extend the life of your soles...but only if you have a top notch cobbler that is capable of this work...otherwise a bad cobbler will just make things worse.

 

B. Nelson's in NYC does a good job...

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A little handgrade chestnut action today:

 

 

 

 

 

Out of the box C&J Chestnut can be a bit orangy, but these have darkened and developed nice color depth over time (not Crat-level, but still nice).  They're a year old next week and I wear them 1-2 times per week.

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Nice work @jssdc, they're ageing well nod[1].gif
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A little handgrade chestnut action today:

 

 

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Out of the box C&J Chestnut can be a bit orangy, but these have darkened and developed nice color depth over time (not Crat-level, but still nice).  They're a year old next week and I wear them 1-2 times per week.

 

Wow! Those look great. I would not have guessed that they were a year old. Are those the Selbournes? Well done sir!

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Thanks, gents.  Yes these are the Selbournes and I've been really happy with the way they've held up with regular wear and care.  I think part of it is that the 358 is a pretty well-fitting oxford last for me (not quite as good in boots unfortunately), so the creasing isn't all that deep and is in the right places (i.e. just across the toe joint).

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That Medallion is .... suggestive

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That Medallion is .... suggestive

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People say that on SF but it's honestly never occurred to me outside the context of this forum.  My personal preference on all shoes is for no medallion at all but C&J doesn't do a ton of oxfords on the 358 unfortunately.

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