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post #136 of 755
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church's brown shell:



nicely aged Alden 911s I have. They have wax stains, rain stains, etc.


The Alden 911s does not appear to have much creasing at all. I don't own any Alden in calf. Is Alden calf of such high quality?
post #137 of 755
These are my "daily beaters".
stock EG Beaulieu, dark oak. I think they are holding up pretty well. Compared to the Aldens I posted a while earlier, the EG's leather seems to get even nicer. The Alden's cordovan has changed it's colour quite considerably around the toebox in a not too pleasant way, whereas the EG's calf has developed some kind of patina while staying true to it's original colour.

post #138 of 755
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Originally Posted by kolecho View Post
The Alden 911s does not appear to have much creasing at all. I don't own any Alden in calf. Is Alden calf of such high quality?


Is that the burnished tan? The look is so much more impressive than in the web pictures. How does the Hampton last fit compared to the Barrie?
post #139 of 755
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Originally Posted by Gherkins View Post
These are my "daily beaters".
stock EG Beaulieu, dark oak. I think they are holding up pretty well. Compared to the Aldens I posted a while earlier, the EG's leather seems to get even nicer. The Alden's cordovan has changed it's colour quite considerably around the toebox in a not too pleasant way, whereas the EG's calf has developed some kind of patina while staying true to it's original colour.



Nice beaters!

My darker brown shoes shoes have developed a "patina", mostly due to me adding a dab of black polish to the toe & sometimes heel from time to time
post #140 of 755
The darkened toe might maybe too much for me.
post #141 of 755
+1
I don't mind some of EGs messy antiquing and caking on the sides but the burnishing on the toe is too much for me - at least in the lighter colors.
post #142 of 755
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The darkened toe would maybe be too much for me.

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+1
I don't mind some of EGs messy antiquing and caking on the sides but the burnishing on the toe is too much for me - at least in the lighter colors.

+2 a bit too much for me too - too santoni for my liking
post #143 of 755
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The thing with this color shoe is that the color perception varies almost widly depending on light. Probably why the OP photo'd them on a windowsill in direct sunlight.
post #144 of 755
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As pointed out by fritzl, the reason why I need toe plates:

post #145 of 755
That's an interesting shot bigbris1, I have the same problem with my AE Mora monkstraps: the very tip of the toe has worn off significantly in just 4 months of regular use. I haven't had this problem with any other of my shoes (different makers) with equal or more wear. I suppose I should find a cobbler to put some toe taps in...
post #146 of 755



Ferragamo monks (Studio line) on the right. The monks must be ten years old and I finally had them resoled by Nick at B. Nelson. I went with the JR package and am very impressed. They took the shoes from the rubber soled Studio level to the handmade Tramezza level or better.
post #147 of 755
do these shoes count or should i just be banned from the forum for neglect? a little better i think
post #148 of 755
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Nice, Fusherino. Definite no on the ban I'd like to see what your shoe stretchers look like, they dont seem to be filling the shoes. Thanks for the pics of the Stanton BTW, I just pulled the trigger.
post #149 of 755
nice elongated last, the chestnut goes with nearly everything, so the westbourne´s are one of my favorites.....


post #150 of 755
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Nice Josef.

Any relation to Jon Seibel?
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