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post #5401 of 6050
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Originally Posted by makewayhomer View Post


Honestly there is so much variation in cognac and dark cognac and brown that I think of them as one color that may look wildly different from batch to batch . Even in the same "batch" cognac can look very different than cognac

I buy shells from Horween for watch straps I make and I can confirm that dark cognac is the Horween name for the color and will vary. I have some on the light end of the spectrum and some much darker. The lighter colors have even more variance. 

 

L-R Clayton British tan, Clayton Navy, Horween Dark cognac, Horween Dark Cognac, Horween #8 and Horween Black. 

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post #5402 of 6050
So for my GMTO Lindricks, I prefer a lighter color than what I've seen as their "standard" dark brown. What did then be wise to use some sort of product to clean off the additional cream? Or is it not a Cordovan cream that they're putting on, but rather some other sort of finishing that should not be tampered with?
post #5403 of 6050
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Originally Posted by BackInTheJox View Post

So for my GMTO Lindricks, I prefer a lighter color than what I've seen as their "standard" dark brown. What did then be wise to use some sort of product to clean off the additional cream? Or is it not a Cordovan cream that they're putting on, but rather some other sort of finishing that should not be tampered with?

I had new dark brown Giannis from a couple years ago, and I removed a good amount of product by just vigorously buffing with a rag. You could do a bit more with VSC.

It's not anything to be nervous about tampering with. At worst, the color underneath is less uniform - but I prefer that, actually.
post #5404 of 6050
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Originally Posted by BackInTheJox View Post

So for my GMTO Lindricks, I prefer a lighter color than what I've seen as their "standard" dark brown. What did then be wise to use some sort of product to clean off the additional cream? Or is it not a Cordovan cream that they're putting on, but rather some other sort of finishing that should not be tampered with?


have your lindricks arrived yet, or are you on the same gmto I am (what I believe is next in line?)

 

reason I ask is, my most recently received dundee are fairly 'light', all things considered when it comes to brown shell

 

possible the lindricks end up being the lighter shade that ive received like my dundee

post #5405 of 6050
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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post


have your lindricks arrived yet, or are you on the same gmto I am (what I believe is next in line?)

reason I ask is, my most recently received dundee are fairly 'light', all things considered when it comes to brown shell

possible the lindricks end up being the lighter shade that ive received like my dundee

Next in line, just thinking ahead. Thanks for the heads up.
post #5406 of 6050

I couldn't remember in which C&J thread someone asked the question, but someone wanted to know how much it cost to ship back my 8E Pembrokes to London.

 

I priced it with UPS and they said it would be "in the three digits" due to the lack of "ground shipping" internationally with them (they would basically have to do overnight air).  Went to USPS and it cost ~$60.  Pricey, but obviously well worth the $60 to prevent myself from having ~$1500-1600 worth of shoes that are too big!

post #5407 of 6050
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Originally Posted by djbanor View Post
 

 

I would go with antique brass, which really should look great with the antique edges. Thanks for your vote!

 

 

Thanks, noted.

 

 

Thanks. Yours is the only hard preference so far, so I think you're steering the majority :)

 

 

Great, thanks!

 

 

To my mind the Dundees have a different aesthetic to the Alden parajumpers, but I can see what you're saying. THe vote as of now is between contrast and non-contrast hardware. Gunmetal is one of the choices for non-contrast hardware. I prefer to go with antique brass. Anyway, thanks for your vote!

 

Where we at on the navy Dundee?  Still figuring out hardware?  It'll be nice to get these on their way to enjoy them for winter.

post #5408 of 6050
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Originally Posted by ScarsdaleVibe View Post
 

Where we at on the navy Dundee?  Still figuring out hardware?  It'll be nice to get these on their way to enjoy them for winter.

 

Sorry for the wait on this, I've been pummeled with a bunch of deadlines.

 

At this point, we need one more person to complete the set of 12. I would really love to push this through asap, so let's look for an interested party.

 

Also, wklq76a had to sit this one out, which means contrast hardware is back in the mix. I will send another message to the group and send out a call for a final member for the GMTO.

post #5409 of 6050
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Originally Posted by djbanor View Post
 

 

Sorry for the wait on this, I've been pummeled with a bunch of deadlines.

 

At this point, we need one more person to complete the set of 12. I would really love to push this through asap, so let's look for an interested party.

 

Also, wklq76a had to sit this one out, which means contrast hardware is back in the mix. I will send another message to the group and send out a call for a final member for the GMTO.


Whats the make-up looking like right now?  I'd be in, but last I checked the majority seemed to be going against my ideal in every way.  Don't want to waste your time if thats the case.

post #5410 of 6050
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Originally Posted by ace13x View Post
 


Whats the make-up looking like right now?  I'd be in, but last I checked the majority seemed to be going against my ideal in every way.  Don't want to waste your time if thats the case.

 

We've had one more drop out. You can have a look at all the preferences in the sign-up sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1acZiSz7uSwv870RmvVJimRTNyUkIVeJtPUdYaL7w_yY/edit#gid=0

 

Feel free to add yourself if you want. At least one of the people with hard preferences have dropped out and I think the remaining members could lean one way or another. I'm taking a roll call and will report here in a day or so.

post #5411 of 6050
fyi i am still in and just reconfirmed in the notes section to the excel

thanks!
post #5412 of 6050
Got sized properly, and determined the 325 G is the right size for me. So I am putting my whiskey Radnor MTO into the works on that last. Price without VAT was about $1100. A decent markup from the group orders, but I'll have them in 2 months instead of 5-6 and I won't have to try to find other wide feet. Had it confirmed that the faux cap toe stitch is doable, so my final specs are:

Whiskey Radnor, Ridgeway Sole, 325 G, flat 360 welt, midsole. Antique/light brown edge, standard lining, normal tongue (couldn't get a full gusset). I am really, really excited for these.
post #5413 of 6050
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Originally Posted by randomkoreandude View Post

fyi i am still in and just reconfirmed in the notes section to the excel

thanks!

 

Thanks!

post #5414 of 6050
That's going to be outrsgeously awesome. Can't wait to see them. It seems like MTO cost is pretty much US retail price. Walking into CJ NYC id be paying 1150 for a brown cordovan Skye. This makes me reconsider my MTO Russian calf coniston
post #5415 of 6050

I'll admit I've considered going rogue on the Navy Dundees and ordering them as a single MTO.  $1100 doesn't sound that bad...That's just a bit more than what Carmina would charge for any Navy shell boots, and I don't particularly care for their boots.

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