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post #30601 of 122416
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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

Is it just me or do chukkas look better in suede than shell/leather?

I can't seem to get used to the idea of a chukka in shell. 

Chukkas in shell are wonderful - I have them in whiskey, cigar, black. The patina on the whiskey and cigar is very nice. With pant leg down, they have damn near the exact appearance of a PTB.

I have no opinion on the suede chukka.
post #30602 of 122416
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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

Is it just me or do chukkas look better in suede than shell/leather?

I can't seem to get used to the idea of a chukka in shell. 

Here's my chukka collection…
IMG_1043.jpg
Maybe I should add a unlined suede chukka to the rotation.
post #30603 of 122416

For those of you who have worn the Aberdeen last, what sizing do you recommend? I normally wear a 9D in the Barrie and Trubalance and a 9.5D in the Plaza. Would I properly fit a 10D in the Aberdeen?

post #30604 of 122416
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Originally Posted by 0waterbouys View Post

For those of you who have worn the Aberdeen last, what sizing do you recommend? I normally wear a 9D in the Barrie and Trubalance and a 9.5D in the Plaza. Would I properly fit a 10D in the Aberdeen?

9.5D
post #30605 of 122416
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Originally Posted by CTYGGG View Post

Here's my chukka collection…
IMG_1043.jpg
Maybe I should add a unlined suede chukka to the rotation.

holy crap. is that the entire shell rainbow? (can't tell if back left is #8 or brown CXL)
post #30606 of 122416
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Originally Posted by CTYGGG View Post


Here's my chukka collection…
IMG_1043.jpg
Maybe I should add a unlined suede chukka to the rotation.

Nice family. Irrefutable argument.

Enjoy them. 

post #30607 of 122416

Also, why does ShoeMart send out their seconds list like 2 minutes before they close for the day? Sigh...

post #30608 of 122416
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Originally Posted by mexicutioner View Post

holy crap. is that the entire shell rainbow? (can't tell if back left is #8 or brown CXL)

Thanks. From L to R is whiskey, cigar, ravello (when ravello was a mid brown, not a red brown as it is now). Back row is AoC AF32 in Brown calf followed by black shell six eyelet with a close heel. I like the chukka & I like them in all flavors.
post #30609 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Ahab View Post

Some colors fade over time and this is regardless of brand/maker. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Black does not seem to fade and stays pretty darn black.
Cigar and #8 seem to fade.
Whiskey seems to darken.
I am not sure about blue or Ravello.
The fading is something that many people find desireable. As a matter of fact here is some pics of a famous pair of faded #8 Indy's from amlai.
Before recrafting:
467
335
After recrafting:
397
Link to thread:
http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/forum/showthread.php?79718-Photos-of-Alden-Color-8-shell-cordovan-over-time
Direct links to source posts:
http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/forum/showthread.php?79718-Photos-of-Alden-Color-8-shell-cordovan-over-time&p=902372#post902372
http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/forum/showthread.php?79718-Photos-of-Alden-Color-8-shell-cordovan-over-time&s=d782006247ea53f364a37c2ca65813ed&p=912559#post912559
Here is a Horween blog post that may interest you:
http://horween.wordpress.com/2009/08/10/brownout/

Thank you for that detailed reply to my query. Answers such as these, and the effort that you made, make SF worthwhile and an outstanding community.
post #30610 of 122416
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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

Also, why does ShoeMart send out their seconds list like 2 minutes before they close for the day? Sigh...

The same reason bad news is delivered and people get laid off on a Friday afternoon at 4:45, right? 

post #30611 of 122416
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Originally Posted by 0waterbouys View Post

For those of you who have worn the Aberdeen last, what sizing do you recommend? I normally wear a 9D in the Barrie and Trubalance and a 9.5D in the Plaza. Would I properly fit a 10D in the Aberdeen?

 

My experience has been varied.  I wear a 9.5D Barrie, and I love this last for my feet.  I couldn't fit properly into ANY Aberdeen last in a full-strap loafer (I tried 9.5D, 9.5E, 10C and 10D), but I fit very well into the Aberdeen monk (9.5E).  To some extent, it varies on the model shoe, and of course your foot's dimensions.  Because the last is very narrow in the toe, I don't think there's a ready formula like there is with some other lasts, and you prob need to actually try on the actual shoe to know for sure. Remember Barrie and Aberdeen are at 2 opposite ends of the last spectrum.

 

Which model are you exploring for the Aberdeen?   

post #30612 of 122416

Does anybody here have any experience with the 379X last? Is it true to size, or do I need to size down? also, how is the width (narrow, true to size, or wide like the Trublance last )?

Thanks -
 

post #30613 of 122416
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Originally Posted by thebeebs View Post

SNUFF SUEDE:  This material looks so appealing I want to eat it.

I'm aware of the unlined chukka, LHS/PTB/LWB and perforated boot (TSM).  

Any other good models/manufacturers, even outside of Alden?  Your fave snuff shoe?

My Rancourt Ranger Mocs in snuff while waiting for my daughter to get a streak put in her hair *sigh*.

469
post #30614 of 122416
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Originally Posted by CTYGGG View Post

Here's my chukka collection…
IMG_1043.jpg
Maybe I should add a unlined suede chukka to the rotation.

That is fantastic, and I don't know if you get enough credit for that rug. It's great.
post #30615 of 122416
anybody got the lists for 7d and 7e? i got the emails for 7.5 d/e and 8d/e if anyone needs those.
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