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post #181 of 190
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You are 100% right BUT the difference is that I live in Moscow - "country" of snobs - if you are involved in a kind of "serious" business youve got to look perfect. Its not like here (based on my 4 months experience in Boston)

 

Another question of aesthetic nature  - do you find those shoes still look decent? despite "obvious defects"

 


These shoes are awesome. Shell cordovan is very different from calfskin--it sounds like you didn't know that before you purchased but who's fault is that? Maybe you should have read the first 175 posts on this thread.shog[1].gif
post #182 of 190

Dear Friends,

 

I handed my shoes back to the store, there was no problem.  I was explained that sometimes this problem exists because it is impossible to predict how the leather will behave in particular cases (rarely but happens). What they advised me for the future is to spend more time in a store trying to get the feeling of how it fits to avoid any such problems.

 

Thanks to Ralph Lauren for very professional service and positive attitude.  I honestly think that RL is one of those brands which I could describe as the value for money.

 

Thanks for the discussion and good luck!

 

Alex

 

 

post #183 of 190
My Darltons look great, and yours didn't look that bad, I think you're just not used to shell.
I have several pairs of shell. I agree, some pairs will crease and look like a ratty pile of shit pulled from a garbage can.
Others, will look fine. The deep creasing can be really ugly, esp. if they become darker than the shoe.
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Sorry, moderation prob - the message got duplicated

 

 


Edited by ZorgeRus - 9/20/11 at 5:30pm
post #186 of 190
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Originally Posted by Reevolving View Post

My Darltons look great, and yours didn't look that bad, I think you're just not used to shell.
I have several pairs of shell. I agree, some pairs will crease and look like a ratty pile of shit pulled from a garbage can.
Others, will look fine. The deep creasing can be really ugly, esp. if they become darker than the shoe.
 

Yeah - this is excatly my case (it became even worse) but the main issue apperared to be that at some point it started hurting my leg.  Indeed, I should have spent more time in the store.

 

Tks.

 

PS 1000% agree with your slogan))


 

 

post #187 of 190

I love RL shoe!!

post #188 of 190
Has RL stopped offering this shoe? I cant find new ones anywhere.

and if anyone is looking to get rid of a pair in 11.5 or 12 let me know via PM
post #189 of 190
I agree with the above posts that cordovan behaves very differently than calf. Cordovan can age unpredictably and vary shoe to shoe, while calf is more consistent in aging. I know most say that cordovan lasts much longer than calf leather, but I'm not sure if I'm convinced of this from my experiences with the two. I find my calf shoes to be fairly indestructible too, although I only do office work and drive to work.

I know it depends on user preference, but I went on a cordovan craze when I first found out about them, and now own ~ 10 pairs of Cordovan shoes. Ironically, I find myself wearing my calf shoes more since they look more formal/elegant and now reserve the cordovan shoes (including my darltons) for weekends.
post #190 of 190

sorry to revive an old thread, but i plan on looking for a pair of these and am wondering what the consensus is on fit... do the wingtips fit TTS?  or would one need to size down by 1/2 to get the proper fit?  thanks

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