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Originally Posted by imolazhp_ci View Post

that's doesn't look bad to me. you have two things working against you, though. 1. longwings = massive toe box which makes the appearance of creasing more prevalent. 2. CXL is prone to not just creasing, but wrinkling, which looks more like what you're experiencing. there are certain areas of the hide that are more prone to this wrinkling than others.

Thank you.

I do have CXL Indy boots, and I now how quickly they can get beaten up, but these are my first Longwings, and wasn't sure if this was normal or not.
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Originally Posted by Spencer View Post

Thank you.

I do have CXL Indy boots, and I now how quickly they can get beaten up, but these are my first Longwings, and wasn't sure if this was normal or not.

i wouldn't say this is normal for longwings but it's definitely normal for CXL Longwings. scope this photo from leffot.

http://leffot.tumblr.com/post/11721523042/better-with-age-much-better
post #42918 of 122416
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Wow - this is making me consider ordering the Leffot naval boots... I think the Leffot saddles are more my style, but these black captoe boots are outstanding.
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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post

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They look great I haven't been able to try them on yet as work has hard floors. The chukkas themselves are without flaws so I'm very pleased about that.. They are slightly darker than I expected, hoping they redden up a bit with time.

Darker like Whiskey? do they look similar to the LWB's posted above? I actually have the other pair of 8D's coming from NYC. I had a pair on order with Shoe Mart but cancelled it as I had a credit with NYC already. I should have mine tomorrow so just anxious to hear more about them ;)

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Originally Posted by Spencer View Post

Wearing my new CXL Longwings today for only the 2nd time, and I am getting some pretty nasty creasing in the left toe box, significantly worse than my right. Probably me just being anal, plus it look worse in person than this picture, but is this anything I should be concerned about? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Natural CXL will crease, age differently across the shoe and darken with exposure to sun.
If you're anal about surface appearance, it may not be the leather for you.
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Originally Posted by BeSpiffington View Post

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Just arrived today. Alden of DC Ravello LWB. Double water-lock sole. Marcoliani merino wool argyle socks.


Man, these look so nice. Is the welt light color? (can't see too well)

I think I could have 10 pair of Ravello LWB and still justify buying more
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My good ole' cigar longwings with a Harris Tweed topcoat on this sunny afternoon...

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^^^^

 

you are singlehandedly swaying my opinion on suede makeups.. 

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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post

^^^^

 

you are singlehandedly swaying my opinion on suede makeups.. 


Sir, suede is your friend. In addition to the above.  I have a suede Indy boot, suede Modified last boot, suede chukka, suede PTB, and a suede plain captoe blucher.  And that's just in Alden.

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Great looking suede boot! What are the details of the makeup? I would love to see them with a navy lace or something.

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It's the LS snuff suede PT boot found here

 

http://leathersoulhawaii.com/2012/08/22/alden-shoe-snuff-suede-flex-ptboot-restock-lsw-lsbh/

 

I had a pair of blue boot laces laying around, and I decided to give them a try.  These have a purple tint to them, but I agree that navy would look good.

 

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Thanks! Next time they do a pre-order for those I would be in for sure.

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f Alden Medallion Toe Blutchers in Conyaq calf skin leather, plaza last from J.Gilbert i






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Please don't post classifieds in the discussion forum.

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