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post #1561 of 3018
I meant to write "some" other brands, sorry. Because lots of places, specifically the smaller guys, call And just to put it out there, Rancourt's espresso is a hand-dyed leather (it's natural that they dye brown, as opposed to a brown shell), as well as their green and navy. Caramel is their natural.

Also, Alden, as far as I know, doesn't have a shade they call "Walnut" or at least it's not a very popular name. They have Whiskey which is, in fact, a dyed shell, not a shade of natural, and doesn't darken or patina the way that naturals do. This is just an example that frustrates the conversation even more. Many places do use Alden's naming conventions, though. Especially smaller, handcrafted accessory makers.

My real point is that, outside of the general idea of the color you're ordering, people shouldn't get too hung up on which shade of that color they get. I see people in the Alden and AE threads get upset if their conception of a shell is different than what it sometimes looks like, people should know that there is going to be a lot of variety in their trench boots as well.
post #1562 of 3018
Quote:
Originally Posted by wdahab View Post

I meant to write "some" other brands, sorry. Because lots of places, specifically the smaller guys, call And just to put it out there, Rancourt's espresso is a hand-dyed leather (it's natural that they dye brown, as opposed to a brown shell), as well as their green and navy. Caramel is their natural.

Also, Alden, as far as I know, doesn't have a shade they call "Walnut" or at least it's not a very popular name. They have Whiskey which is, in fact, a dyed shell, not a shade of natural, and doesn't darken or patina the way that naturals do. This is just an example that frustrates the conversation even more. Many places do use Alden's naming conventions, though. Especially smaller, handcrafted accessory makers.

My real point is that, outside of the general idea of the color you're ordering, people shouldn't get too hung up on which shade of that color they get. I see people in the Alden and AE threads get upset if their conception of a shell is different than what it sometimes looks like, people should know that there is going to be a lot of variety in their trench boots as well.
I don't care what the color is...I want them!
post #1563 of 3018
+1 big time! Here's to another sell-a-thon for fundage purposes biggrin.gif
post #1564 of 3018
Quote:
Originally Posted by wdahab View Post

I meant to write "some" other brands, sorry. Because lots of places, specifically the smaller guys, call And just to put it out there, Rancourt's espresso is a hand-dyed leather (it's natural that they dye brown, as opposed to a brown shell), as well as their green and navy. Caramel is their natural.

Also, Alden, as far as I know, doesn't have a shade they call "Walnut" or at least it's not a very popular name. They have Whiskey which is, in fact, a dyed shell, not a shade of natural, and doesn't darken or patina the way that naturals do. This is just an example that frustrates the conversation even more. Many places do use Alden's naming conventions, though. Especially smaller, handcrafted accessory makers.

My real point is that, outside of the general idea of the color you're ordering, people shouldn't get too hung up on which shade of that color they get. I see people in the Alden and AE threads get upset if their conception of a shell is different than what it sometimes looks like, people should know that there is going to be a lot of variety in their trench boots as well.

 

Yeah, that was totally a brain fart on my part.  Whiskey is what I meant, and whiskey is actually my personal favorite color.  

 

I fully agree with you on the fact that people need to be aware of the shade variations that will come with buying shell, and they need to be ok with it.  

post #1565 of 3018


I am hoping the oxfords pictures here will be released at some point.
post #1566 of 3018
^ From what I understand, those are for sure getting released. I forget when though
post #1567 of 3018
Wrong thread post
post #1568 of 3018
Weren't there some pictures of some brogues being released as well?
post #1569 of 3018
I want the one second from the left! Though I gotta stop, picked up three shoes in a month redface.gif
post #1570 of 3018

Does anyone have a photo of a well-worn pair of the peanut suede trail oxfords?  I'm mighty tempted by Lands End's sale, and seeing some that have seen some wear/abuse might just push me over the edge to peanut-suede-land.

 

Thanks in advance.

post #1571 of 3018
Thankfully for my wallet they are sold out of 9.5s. Was sooo close to kopping em
post #1572 of 3018
I would have gotten them as well...had they been in my size.
post #1573 of 3018
Got my natural cxl trail oxfords! Gotta break them in! I still do have very slight heel slippage even though I went down half a size.

post #1574 of 3018
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Originally Posted by cathpah View Post

Does anyone have a photo of a well-worn pair of the peanut suede trail oxfords?  I'm mighty tempted by Lands End's sale, and seeing some that have seen some wear/abuse might just push me over the edge to peanut-suede-land.

Thanks in advance.

Not well worn, but I got them from the Land's End sale and they arrived yesterday. I already had the navy calf version and wore them a lot in the summer so size & fit wasn't really an issue. I think they look great!
post #1575 of 3018
After wearing the vibram sole trail oxfords for the past few days, gotta say the vibram sole is really comfortable compared to the leather sole. Albeit, I really do love the look of the leather sole a lot and would continue to get them on future trench boots!
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