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post #76 of 747
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Originally Posted by billiebob View Post
Paul Stuart shell cordovan

Alden cordovan

Polo Darlton cordovan

EG for Asprey plaintoe bluchers. Tough to keep the toe shiny and not have polish crack off the vamp. I may have to strip these and start over.

Another of the same thing

Lattanzi for Asprey plaintoe bluchers. Pretty conservative eh?

EG for Asprey city boots
billie, you have a very nice collection of shells. I love to see them with ample wear - the creases fascinate me.
post #77 of 747
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Originally Posted by Lucky Strike View Post
Maurizi faux-brogues; antiquing project, not entirely happy so far:


umm.....what part of those are you happy with exactly?
post #78 of 747
church's brown shell: nicely aged Alden 911s I have. They have wax stains, rain stains, etc.
post #79 of 747
Tarmac, both pairs of the shoes look great.
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It's nice to see pictures of well worn shoes. Thanks for posting them.
post #81 of 747
KB,

Post yours here. Be fun to see more.
post #82 of 747
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Carmina model 910, mid brown shell cordovan (Rain last) Vass model Old English Plain, brown calf (F last)
I t would be nice to see a Rain last next to an EG (any last) or a VASS F/U last ... they are both really nice though.
post #83 of 747
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church's brown shell: nicely aged Alden 911s I have. They have wax stains, rain stains, etc.
Really like the 911's have to pay closer attention to Alden. Wonder if anyone can say something about the difference between Church's "crup" and other shell offerings. But those Chursh's are some of the nicer shells I've seen.
post #84 of 747
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Wow! Those Vass are gorgeous!

The Alden 911's must be the Porsche of the Alden lines
post #85 of 747
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I t would be nice to see a Rain last next to an EG (any last) or a VASS F/U last ... they are both really nice though.
Speedster, I like the look and shape of the Carmina shells.

I've never owned Carminas but about a year ago I came close to buying a pair at Sky Valet in DC that were on discount. They were beautiful shell cordovan-colored monks with a silver buckle. Although they were a half size smaller than I normally wear, I regret not giving them a chance.
post #86 of 747
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Wow! Those Vass are gorgeous!
+1
post #87 of 747
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I bet thouse would come out pretty nice, after some Creme Alpina & Saphir ... Speed
They might, but that would be a substantial change. I was told that the leather was vegetable tanned and then dyed with suet and other animal fats, though a little polish was added at the toe area. Giving them a real colored cream and polish would substantially change their character. I have given them a once over with neutral cream once or twice, but I try to pretty much leave them alone.
post #88 of 747
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They might, but that would be a substantial change. My understanding is that the leather was vegetable tanned and then dyed with suet and other animal fats. I know a little polish was added at the toe area, but giving them a real colored cream and polish would substantially change their character. I have given them a once over with neutral cream once or twice, but I try to pretty much leave them alone.
I don't mean to be disrespectful but I have Bostonians that even after being worn over 430 times in a three year period don't look at all worn and dilapidated like this pair of shoes.
post #89 of 747
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They might, but that would be a substantial change....Giving them a real colored cream and polish would substantially change their character.

in this case, change would be a good thing.
post #90 of 747
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post
They might, but that would be a substantial change. I was told that the leather was vegetable tanned and then dyed with suet and other animal fats, though a little polish was added at the toe area. Giving them a real colored cream and polish would substantially change their character.

I have given them a once over with neutral cream once or twice, but I try to pretty much leave them alone.

What are those? I'm dying to know.
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