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post #3826 of 122416
Well they are different, I dont know if Id agree that one looks more work bootish than the other however. Honestly it's unfortunate that I can't view any of these without ordering first. The stitching pattern is pretty different but as for which one I like its just hard to tell without seeing them. Back to the color though, the JCrew color looks fantastic from the pictures Ive seen such as in this thread http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=132919 It's a brown but has some red undertones it looks like, with a lot of depth to the leather. How does the shoemart version compare?
post #3827 of 122416
Someone should correct me if I'm wrong, but it should be the same leather for both versions. Brown Horween chromexcel.
post #3828 of 122416
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Shoemart has free shipping and no tax also. Thanks for the recommendation I might go that route instead once I get the lowdown on the color difference.

That and Shoemart is a damn fine company, so people should be buying from them anyway..
post #3829 of 122416
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So anybody want to take the tan suede flex welt chukkas off my hands? Will sell for $300 shipped. Have been worn once, but I just can't get into the brown stitching at the welt. PM me if interested, and sorry for momentarily turning this into B&S. Thanks Alden for the $100 loss..
I don't know. I would prob keep them for a while and you may actually like it in a little bit.

I remember when I bought my black cordovan plain toe boots that I really did not like them that much. Now I love them. But I understand if you have to do what you have to do.

I have noticed that Alden will take some liberties or changes when filling orders. Even if it is a re-order of a previous mock up. I do not hate that they do this but look at it as a sign of handcrafting.

Anyway here are my new dark brown long wings in calf that I got from Leather Soul. I saved my pair of cigar shell long wings to compare with them so both are brand new.











I REALLY love the dark brown calf. I am VERY happy with this shoe.

Thanks Tom!
post #3830 of 122416
That dark brown calf is gorgeous.
post #3831 of 122416
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Someone should correct me if I'm wrong, but it should be the same leather for both versions. Brown Horween chromexcel.

The JCrew site lists theirs as Dark Brown
post #3832 of 122416
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The JCrew site lists theirs as Dark Brown
So that means it cannot be chromexcel leather?
post #3833 of 122416


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THESE ARE AMAZING SHOES, BUT I'VE BEEN TRYING LIKE CRAZY TO FIND A PAIR OF LONGWINGS LIKE LEATHER SOUL SOLD LAST YEAR

THEY WERE DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: "Our newest Leather Soul Exclusive is the Alden flex welt, soft cognac calf longwing. Buttery soft tumbled lady calf coupled with Alden's flex welt construction and oiled leather sole make this longwing the most comfortable American classic you'll ever own."

ANYONE KNOW WHERE I CAN GET ANYTHING LIKE THIS? (LEATHER SOUL IS OUT OF THEM).
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post #3834 of 122416
Try here.

http://winnperry.com/updates/alden-winn-perry/

I have the Leathersoul version. One of my favorites.
post #3835 of 122416
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So that means it cannot be chromexcel leather?

I believe it is chrome excel. I just assumed it came in varying colors, if not then yea they are the same color. Just odd because they look different in pictures
post #3836 of 122416
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I believe it is chrome excel. I just assumed it came in varying colors, if not then yea they are the same color. Just odd because they look different in pictures

It doesn't matter what the retailer decides to call it, afaik it's either the same exact color or extremely close.
post #3837 of 122416
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THESE ARE AMAZING SHOES, BUT I'VE BEEN TRYING LIKE CRAZY TO FIND A PAIR OF LONGWINGS LIKE LEATHER SOUL SOLD LAST YEAR

THEY WERE DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: "Our newest Leather Soul Exclusive is the Alden flex welt, soft cognac calf longwing. Buttery soft tumbled lady calf coupled with Alden's flex welt construction and oiled leather sole make this longwing the most comfortable American classic you'll ever own."

ANYONE KNOW WHERE I CAN GET ANYTHING LIKE THIS? (LEATHER SOUL IS OUT OF THEM).

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Try here.

http://winnperry.com/updates/alden-winn-perry/

I have the Leathersoul version. One of my favorites.
+1, the Winn Perry shoe is supposed to be really nice. I like it. I think it is different from the Leather Soul shoe. If not I am sure Tom will redo that shoe. It gets a lot of positive mentions.

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It doesn't matter what the retailer decides to call it, afaik it's either the same exact color or extremely close.
I think there will always be slight variations in colors because leather is in and of itself a flawed medium. Not all leather is the same.

Also I think the the color of stitching and soul edges as well as lighting will make shoes look different from pic to pic. Even the pics I posted tonight had the same shoes looking different because of clouds or some sh*t. The best you can do is to see them in person. Otherwise it is a crap shoot.
post #3838 of 122416
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Try here.

http://winnperry.com/updates/alden-winn-perry/

I have the Leathersoul version. One of my favorites.

Thanks for the WinPerry suggestion. My only concern is that the WinPerry's are described as "walnut brown" and the Leathersoul version is described as "cognac." The Leathersoul version also looks a little lighter in color. I was looking for something like the whiskey cordovan's but in calf and the Leathersoul's are the closest I've ever seen.
post #3839 of 122416
Sorry if it has been asked but does anybody know the last on the 40721C?
post #3840 of 122416
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Thanks for the WinPerry suggestion. My only concern is that the WinPerry's are described as "walnut brown" and the Leathersoul version is described as "cognac." The Leathersoul version also looks a little lighter in color. I was looking for something like the whiskey cordovan's but in calf and the Leathersoul's are the closest I've ever seen.
Why not get the Whiskey Cordovan's? I do not think that the Leather Soul or the Winn Perry will look very similar.
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