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The Cuero - light brown, I imagine. It varies, I guess - but we'll see what yours look like when finished.

I ordered the cuero based off of what calikids photos look like (and yours are a very similar shade). To me it looks amazing and unlike anything Horween offers (with the exception of maybe #4)

Namor, are yours "cuero" as well? If so, yeah, they def look like whiskey and I'll be pretty disappointed if mine arrive looking that light.

Compare peoples photos of Cuero against what's on the website and either there's some serious color variance in the batches of shell they work with or they need to get a photographer who understands color balance.
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^ i think Pepes pics were taken with a cell phone. if they do come out that light, i wouldnt mind as itll be lighter than my cottesmore. in any case, im stoked to finally be getting these as its been nearly 5 months since I placed my order
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^ i think Pepes pics were taken with a cell phone. if they do come out that light, i wouldnt mind as itll be lighter than my cottesmore. in any case, im stoked to finally be getting these as its been nearly 5 months since I placed my order

yeah the production photos clearly look like cellphone pics so I'm keeping that in mind, I just don't understand how the photos on their website are so dark.

btw, your MTO looks spectacular in the photos you've posted, I'm sure it'll be worth the wait.
(i wasn't knocking the color, I just have a lot of whiskey and hope my NSTs aren't that light)
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No worries, I wasn't thinking that anyhow. I think it's expected that shell will have some variance. I've kinda of gone into all of this with an open mind, so looking forward to any surprises (or not)
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My MTO are shipping today, should be here next week sometime. They are one of the more boring MTO's done, basically a plain black cap toe oxford on the olfe last with a few little touches, but i'll put the obligatory photos up once they arrive.
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for those in the states, are you getting hit with customs by UPS?
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im tempted to buy a second pair since shipping is the same for 2 as it is for a single
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im tempted to buy a second pair since shipping is the same for 2 as it is for a single

 

Get a pair of FU shoes from the classic line? I thought I saw some blue suede wholecuts a few pages back...

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thinking of the split toe...
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thinking of the split toe...

 

In shell or calf?

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shell
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Here pics of my new Linea Maestro Split Toe Norweigian Derby shoes.  Cuero Shell Cordovan





Here they are next to Alden Ravello and Ralph Lauren Marlow plain toe bluchers to give a sense of color....


They appear to well made, fit very well and are comfortable upon first wearing.  The leather is a bit stiff at first and we will see if it softens as it ages.... so far I am very impressed... especially at the price for shell cordovan....

these. probably should but they are only $310
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Here pics of my new Linea Maestro Split Toe Norweigian Derby shoes.  Cuero Shell Cordovan


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Here they are next to Alden Ravello and Ralph Lauren Marlow plain toe bluchers to give a sense of color....

700
They appear to well made, fit very well and are comfortable upon first wearing.  The leather is a bit stiff at first and we will see if it softens as it ages.... so far I am very impressed... especially at the price for shell cordovan....

these. probably should but they are only $310

 

 

$310 for a pair of shell, can't really go wrong. Personally I'd mix up the colours a bit, maybe pick up some longwings or PTBs, but nothing but the split toes are produced in anything aside from burgundy and black. Bit of a pity they don't have something RTW in their dark brown..

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yeah, no dark brown and they dont intend to make any rtw dark brown for the foreseeable future. wish i had know back in April
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yeah, no dark brown and they dont intend to make any rtw dark brown for the foreseeable future. wish i had know back in April

 

Well that's a pity, and they seemed to have produced some in the past in dark brown (pretty sure I've seen semi brogue bluchers and a full brogue oxford in brown). Burgundy longwings maybe? I can't see you getting too much use out of a pair of black PTBs or tassel loafers?

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