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Whatever shade it is I needs me's some Ravello/Cognac/Brandy/Light Cigar with reddish brown and burnt orange overtones/undertones Horween goodness.  :nodding:

 

@Leaves where and by whom may this lovely shade be acquired?  or am I just.....:deadhorse: 

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Whatever shade it is I needs me's some Ravello/Cognac/Brandy/Light Cigar with reddish brown and burnt orange overtones/undertones Horween goodness.  nod%5B1%5D.gif

@Leaves
 where and by whom may this lovely shade be acquired?  or am I just.....deadhorse-a.gif  

It's a Skoaktiebolaget Exclusive, it's called Elf Shell. It's so exclusive it's never been seen outside Valhalla and we'll only sell it to men with lush beards and who can trace their descent in a straight line from Thor.
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^ That's racist.
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I mean, Ravello is actually a different color that is exclusive to Alden, yet all the various shades of brown shells can overlap so much that they can occasionally end up being the same (especially after exposure to light and regular wear), as @NAMOR's photo so cleverly highlights.

 

Not only does Horween make a lot of different shades of shell, but many shoemakers rename or redye them, making it pretty much a lost cause to try to identify and distinguish them. I tried to do that, and I even talked to Nick Horween about it when I was at Horween in May. Trying to delineate shells between shoemakers, and even between batches, can often be an exercise in futility.

 

In my opinion, there is such a tremendous amount of overlap in the colors that it's best to not put a lot of stock into what a particular shoemaker calls a color and to just judge it for how it looks, and buy shoes/boots based on actual appearance. I used to care a lot about the names of the colors from a collecting/cataloguing perspective, and just decided that it really doesn't matter too much.

 

And on that note, those EB wingtips are absolutely beautiful, regardless of the "name" of the shell they were made from.

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I agree...having another hobby to associate with my other hobbies is fun!

 

 


Ah yes, the two bestest hobbies ever.

 

Mechanical watches and fine footwear. 

 

Salute!!!!!!

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Ha! That's the beauty of Rolex. 12 years old and never polished. 


Then it is holding up better than my knockoff Breitlings.  har har.

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Then it is holding up better than my knockoff Breitlings.  har har.

I'll bet my 40 year old Rolex is holding up better than your knock off as well.

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I'll bet my 40 year old Rolex is holding up better than your knock off as well.


I hope so.  I have no doubt the extra zero or two in the price buys exquisite quality.  Alas, my money goes to shoes, and the rest I squander.

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I hope so.  I have no doubt the extra zero or two in the price buys exquisite quality.  Alas, my money goes to shoes, and the rest I squander.


Oh don't get me wrong, it does show some age. But the age even looks beautiful in my eyes.

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I'll bet my 40 year old Rolex is holding up better than your knock off as well.

Pictures or it isnt real... :)

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Pictures or it isnt real... :)

Ok, it isn't real. LOL

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I'll bet my 40 year old Rolex is holding up better than your knock off as well.

I bet my 55 YO  rolex is doing even better..

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I bet my 55 YO  rolex is doing even better..

No it's not. LOL​

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Can you guys stop jerking us around and start showing us these old Rolex watches please?

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Can you guys stop jerking us around and start showing us these old Rolex watches please?



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