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Did you create the rolls before wearing the shoes? The rolls looks like they held up well compared to my CXL Dovers, which are a disaster. Creases on creases.

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Originally Posted by Michigan Planner View Post

I'll add to the praise for these - absolutely stunning! I'm curious how old they are. The patina is some of the best I've ever seen.

Thanks for all the kind words. They are coming up on three years old.
Edited by patrick_b - 8/26/15 at 12:41pm
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Leffot Dovers today. I think the rolls on these are going to be insane with some miles on them.

This pair has quite a shine compared to my other color 8 stuff and though I view them as pretty casual I have had a few comments on them being very dressy because of the shine. One person even asking if they were patent leather smh.


Very nice, details on the pants please, are those Jcrew Chambray?

Thanks,
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Agreed, @patrick_b, those look amazing!

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CMT, welcome over here, it is nice to see you here! Those are superb boots and your photos look great!

Thank you mdubs. Appreciate it!

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@CMT1 - I join everyone else in congratulating you on your awesome boots. They look terrific.

Your photos are great. J Crew should use your photos on their website!

Thank you sazon! I took a few more this morning. I wanted to see a color and finish comparison to my beloved ~ 6 month old AE Dundee chukkas. I'm sure it's no surprise that the Dundee finish is not quite as dark or reflective as the Alden boot.






The Dundees received an application of Bick 4 followed by vigorous brushing last night, and the Aldens are straight out of the box.
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I bought a pair of ravello chukkas secondhand -- there is some darkening (almost black) around the creasing and also some discoloration on the shell. What is the best way to get rid of the darkening on the creases? (I'm not sure there is anything I can do about the discoloration/darkening on spots of the shell)

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Waiting on the wifey

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Agreed, @patrick_b, those look amazing!
Thank you mdubs. Appreciate it!
Thank you sazon! I took a few more this morning. I wanted to see a color and finish comparison to my beloved ~ 6 month old AE Dundee chukkas. I'm sure it's no surprise that the Dundee finish is not quite as dark or reflective as the Alden boot.






The Dundees received an application of Bick 4 followed by vigorous brushing last night, and the Aldens are straight out of the box.

I do prefer Alden color 8 to any other color of cordovan, or makers variation, but those Dundees are killer, too. Funny how much darker they are than AE shell from even a year or 2 ago. Check out the Park Aves in my avatar, for example.

Anyway, love those JCrews. If only they would stock wide sizes. ffffuuuu.gif
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I do prefer Alden color 8 to any other color of cordovan, or makers variation, but those Dundees are killer, too. Funny how much darker they are than AE shell from even a year or 2 ago. Check out the Park Aves in my avatar, for example.

Anyway, love those JCrews. If only they would stock wide sizes. ffffuuuu.gif

Thanks p78, and very true - The burgundy shell that the AE store had on display was the lighter, almost merlot-colored shell of the prior version and looked nothing like either my Dundee or Cambridge when they were delivered. Kind of a shame, since the old color was awesome, but the darker hue goes just as well in my wardrobe. I do think the Dundees will lighten a bit over time.

The weather report is calling for 40 degrees here tomorrow night, so it looks like I get to wear these boots sooner than expected. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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BB unlined LHS in color 8 shell
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Lots of #8 today so I fit right in... maiden voyage of the Navals from Leffot:

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Any tips for getting new shell monks to stop squeaking?

Got these from AoM to wear at my upcoming wedding. Been wearing around the office a few hours a day to break 'em in and I sound like bozo the clown walking around... Seems to come from the straps rubbing on the tongue.

Awesome design on the Aberdeen last. Loving the fit so far too.
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I bought a pair of ravello chukkas secondhand -- there is some darkening (almost black) around the creasing and also some discoloration on the shell. What is the best way to get rid of the darkening on the creases? (I'm not sure there is anything I can do about the discoloration/darkening on spots of the shell)

When shell is folded repeatedly (crease area), it becomes particularly porous. Dirt and residual polish will get trapped. Hence the darkening. Thats the nature of shell. There is no real effective way to totally remove the impregnated dirt/polish.
You may try using adhesive tape to lift off some of the dirt, followed by a light layer of Reno and vigurous brushing to smooth out the surface.
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Originally Posted by iLuveketchup View Post

Did you create the rolls before wearing the shoes? The rolls looks like they held up well compared to my CXL Dovers, which are a disaster. Creases on creases.

Nah I just put them on and let the creases come where they want. I only have around 5 wearings on them so far, lots of rolls to come.

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Very nice, details on the pants please, are those Jcrew Chambray?

Thanks,

Yep the chambray Bowery slim. Very nice, also very light for the warm weather.
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Whiskey Indy.
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