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Fuck! What have I done???

My oldest workhorse Ravello PTBs After a little Reno/Deerbone treatment.
Is there a way to remove the Black stains?
:-(

In my experience, ravello is prone to these kind of black "stains" over time. I had a pair of ravello PTBs and a pair of ravello tassels that ended up looking exactly like this after heavy wear. The shoes seem to darken a bit in the creases. I would just wear them to see if they even out. The staining doesn't look bad to me in the photo you posted (the shoes still look very good IMO).
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Some Cigar on Grant this morning. Even though it will be mid 90s today.

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Originally Posted by andiandi View Post

Fuck! What have I done???

My oldest workhorse Ravello PTBs After a little Reno/Deerbone treatment.
Is there a way to remove the Black stains?
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The darkness should fadevas the liquid is absorbed by the Shell.

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Ravello NST boot today.
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Looking stellar in your Ravello NST Boots, right Tifosi?

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Some Cigar on Grant this morning. Even though it will be mid 90s today.
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Ha, way to represent! Looking great today.

-Mike
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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post

Ha, as pepper said, business rules make Shell much more appealing to me. I have to wear slacks most days and I prefer the formality of Shell with slacks.

-Mike

Interesting.  Do you wear your lighter colored shell to work?  Or your chunkier/brogued styles?  I'm in a "smart business casual" environment, which I interpret to be a suit without a tie.  The only pair of shell I wear into work are my C&J Dark Brown (ahem, Cigar) derbies.  I certainly wouldn't wear my C&J whiskey Cheviots.  I'm awaiting a pair of #8 LWB from AoM with antique edging, which I feel might only make them work appropriate on Fridays.  Perhaps its a west coast/east coast cultural difference?

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Looking stellar in your Ravello NST Boots, right Tifosi?
 

 

Thanks, Mike. @tifosi

 

In other news, I'm surprised that we haven't seen a flood of Whiskey LWBs hitting eBay at double the retail price yet... 

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Interesting.  Do you wear your lighter colored shell to work?  Or your chunkier/brogued styles?  I'm in a "smart business casual" environment, which I interpret to be a suit without a tie.  The only pair of shell I wear into work are my C&J Dark Brown (ahem, Cigar) derbies.  I certainly wouldn't wear my C&J whiskey Cheviots.  I'm awaiting a pair of #8 LWB from AoM with antique edging, which I feel might only make them work appropriate on Fridays.  Perhaps its a west coast/east coast cultural difference?

Over the years, I've owned a number of cordovan bluchers (cigar, ravello, color 8 / antique, etc). Very few few of them fit with my work wardrobe. I could only wear them on Fridays and on weekends, so I ended up selling most. I had and sold a color 8 LWB with antique as I couldn't really wear it with any of my work clothes. The cordovan bluchers I feel work well with suits are the 975/9751, 990/9901 and Ralph Lauren's Marlow wingtip. Also Aberdeen NST.

My most worn cordovan Alden models are sleeker versions like the 9070, 9016, 684, 4065. I am wearing my whiskey monk straps with a suit during the summer, which I feel works very well. If you look at what mdubs actually frequently, it's models like the color 8 fullstrap, balmoral wingtip, captoe balmorals, etc - business cordovan models.
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Originally Posted by sansimeon View Post

 

Thanks guys! Wasn't sure if Alden did any further coloring on cordovan, hence the question.

 

PS Prepster that is a beautiful shoe! Will post some better pics of mine after brushing out the shell bloom.

Many thanks my friend.  Enjoy that blucher!  (btw, what last is that on?)

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PSA: Leffot Naval Boot - Barrie 9D available if anyone is interested. I have not yet paid the balance but price would be $725 direct to you. PM if interested.

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Choco suede Plaza 6-eye
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nice DonL^^^  Enjoy them often and in the best of health my friend!

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Whiskey Wednesday
Or something.

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Whiskey Wednesday
Or something.
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What day is it?

I made that mistake this morning...

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Some Cigar on Grant this morning. Even though it will be mid 90s today.

KNn4C3Jl.jpg

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Originally Posted by JSO1 View Post

Thanks, Mike. @tifosi


In other news, I'm surprised that we haven't seen a flood of Whiskey LWBs hitting eBay at double the retail price yet... 

like this?

http://www.styleforum.net/t/524746/alden-whiskey-shell-cordovan-nib-8-5d
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I have pair #4 from this run and I will be wearing the shit out of them tomorrow. :slayer:

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