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Those were bought long ago.  Carmina Cognac.

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Gentlemen,

 

Enzo Bonafe Mahogany Shell Cordovan Oxford Boots:

 

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Happy Friday!  (Again)

 

X-Post from the Skoak Thread

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Morning sprinkles led to some quixotic attempts to release water welts. This particular pair is very sensitive to spotting, and never wants to let go of the welts. frown.gif

I still love them, though! smile.gif



And for heck of it, here are my complementary colored LWBS (warning: Alden content. Avert thine eyes)

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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post

Morning sprinkles led to some quixotic attempts to release water welts. This particular pair is very sensitive to spotting, and never wants to let go of the welts. frown.gif

I still love them, though! smile.gif



And for heck of it, here are my complementary colored LWBS (warning: Alden content. Avert thine eyes) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
The navy looks much sleeker than the Alden.
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Originally Posted by Zapasman View Post
 

Those were bought long ago.  Carmina Cognac.

 

Great shine on those.

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Originally Posted by naspratt View Post

The navy looks much sleeker than the Alden.

Yeah, I think it's a combination of:

1) Carnina Detroit last is sleeker
2) The wing/medallion pattern on the Alden is farther forward, emphasizing the vamp more
3) The Alden has a much wider welt/sole edge.

I love them both.
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Originally Posted by mosy View Post

did the dark brown darken your cigar (I believe cigar is a lighter shade of brown than the standard brown shell)...

Cigar is brown with an undertone of baby shit green. It can be rather dark.
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Originally Posted by ace13x View Post


Thanks.  I was pretty sure about the scuffs, but since I was asking about the rough shell, I figured why not ask just in case.  Your point about not being a dress boot is well taken.  They're seconds for $529.  I think I'm going to pass since the roughness is downer for me.  Maybe if they dropped sub $400 like during last years RDA sale (if I recall that sale correctly), I'd feel differently, but I'd ratter wait and spend more for first.  Probably in Brown.

I've had good luck with deer bone on rough shell like that. There's zero certainty that a pair of AE or Alden firsts won't have exactly that issue. As shell has become more popular, the number of these questionable examples has increased dramatically.
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I've had good luck with deer bone on rough shell like that. There's zero certainty that a pair of AE or Alden firsts won't have exactly that issue. As shell has become more popular, the number of these questionable examples has increased dramatically.


I suppose that is the unfortunate case.  Though with a first, I can moan about it a lot more before returning it for another shot. :smarmy: 

 

Edit: An excellent description of Cigar.

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11.5 


She is a small Great Pyrenees. She is only about 105 pounds. Her mom was 125 and dad was about 160.

I wish my small Pyrenees had gotten to 105; mine stopped growing at 87 lbs. She's only 18 months though, so there's still hope.
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A pair of C&J Harlech Whiskey in the sun.
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One can occasionally locate older Florsheim gunboats in need of new soles and heels to escape the v cleat. These were resoled at B Nelson and the JR soles and heels were used with the antique edge. I thought it was a damn nice job and look for an older shoe.

 

 

As an update, I contacted B Nelson about the cost of these changes and received the following response:

 

JR sole and heel re-craft........$150.00
Leather mid-sole.....................$40.00
Antique edges ans stitching       N/C

 

Please note, we antiqued the edges of the sole, mid-sole and, heel bases.
The only way to antique the top of the welts would be to remove and replace them. That's because in order to do the antiquing we have to sand down the original finish/stain. If we sand the top of the welts it would destroy the stitching.
Replacing a 360 storm welt is a $50.00 option.


Edited by smfdoc - 6/8/16 at 8:54am
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While we are on the topic of vintage Florsheims... these are from 1984. Shell can last forever if you take care of it.



AHS
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Originally Posted by AHS View Post

While we are on the topic of vintage Florsheims... these are from 1984. Shell can last forever if you take care of it.



AHS

 

nice!

on my pair however, the fit seems to have suddenly worsened this spring (~3 yrs of wear w not enough TLC, bought NOS). I have some guesses about why the uppers at the ball appear roomier, but perhaps a recraft like smfdoc's might bring it back in shape.

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Tricker's teak cordovan. Super susceptible to water welts.
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