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post #60136 of 122416
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Was curious what y'all thought.  I like these navy chrmxl PTBs, but I also like the LS shortwing navy suede bluchers.  Given the choice, which would you choose??


There was one of the PTB on the TSM 2nd list , don't remember if it was 10 or 10.5.
post #60137 of 122416
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post

Was curious what y'all thought.  I like these navy chrmxl PTBs, but I also like the LS shortwing navy suede bluchers.  Given the choice, which would you choose?? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


I have the blue suede swb and love them. Navy chromexcel is not a personal favorite. I was not sure how versatile the blue suede would be but now I find a lot of chances to wear them. They are very comfortable as well, the sole is great.
post #60138 of 122416
Someone may have posted these way earlier in this thread, but a poster on Ask Andy ("Tom Rath") has a pretty impressive collection... What's most interesting is that he apparently uses black polish on all colors, including color 8, cigar and whiskey... The patina on these whiskey shoes is pretty unique









post #60139 of 122416
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post
 

Was curious what y'all thought.  I like these navy chrmxl PTBs, but I also like the LS shortwing navy suede bluchers.  Given the choice, which would you choose??

 

 

 

I'd go with the SWB also.

post #60140 of 122416
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post

Was curious what y'all thought.  I like these navy chrmxl PTBs, but I also like the LS shortwing navy suede bluchers.  Given the choice, which would you choose?? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


I'd choose the SWB.
post #60141 of 122416
Yeah, I'm a fan of the PTBs as well, but those SWBs are fantastic, and SWBs in general are not a terribly common make.
post #60142 of 122416
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post
 

Was curious what y'all thought.  I like these navy chrmxl PTBs, but I also like the LS shortwing navy suede bluchers.  Given the choice, which would you choose??

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

I would go with the navy cxl.  Unless you are in an always-sunny climate, there will be entire seasons and may days you cannot wear the navy suede.  And you cannot see the broguing all that well in the navy suede so you lose some of the impact of the design.  The navy cxl has a particularly rich color, it is versatile --goes with kakhis, jeans,cords of a variety of colors and the cxl is a hardy leather -- wears very well.  That particularly make-up, with the contrasting tan welt and stitching and the brass eyelets, I think enhances its versatility and its good looks.  ome prefer the more muted look, so only you can decide what is for you.

post #60143 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

Someone may have posted these way earlier in this thread, but a poster on Ask Andy ("Tom Rath") has a pretty impressive collection... What's most interesting is that he apparently uses black polish on all colors, including color 8, cigar and whiskey... The patina on these whiskey shoes is pretty unique










I have used black polish on non-black calfskin for years with great results. Whenever I have tried it on shell it seems to result in a less than optimal shine.
post #60144 of 122416
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post

Was curious what y'all thought.  I like these navy chrmxl PTBs, but I also like the LS shortwing navy suede bluchers.  Given the choice, which would you choose??


That may be the nicest suede alden shoe I've seen. Checks all the key boxes. Goes nicely with khakis and jeans, light welt, short-wings. Easy call for me.
post #60145 of 122416

LS Ultimate Jumper Boot in brown CXL, heading out for some apple picking and freshly made, piping hot cider donuts.

 

 

 

 

Haven't worn these yet this season after purchasing in the spring via B&S. Threw on a coat of VSC last week.

post #60146 of 122416
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Thanks RTP. Funny how life can sometimes get in the way of one's enjoyment of fine footwear.

This needs to go in the official quote bank. No matter how old you are Sir, you are wise beyond your years.
post #60147 of 122416
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post

Was curious what y'all thought.  I like these navy chrmxl PTBs, but I also like the LS shortwing navy suede bluchers.  Given the choice, which would you choose??


I do like navy CXL, but not that specific make-up.

Out of the two, SWB all day
post #60148 of 122416
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LS Ultimate Jumper Boot in brown CXL, heading out for some apple picking and freshly made, piping hot cider donuts.

 

 

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Haven't worn these yet this season after purchasing in the spring via B&S. Threw on a coat of VSC last week.

 

 

Very nice look there.  And damnit if I don't miss fall in Massachusetts.

post #60149 of 122416
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Originally Posted by blue collar View Post

I do like navy CXL, but not that specific make-up.

Out of the two, SWB all day
what about the blue suede monk strap at LS? I haven't read much discussion about it, nor has anyone posted any personal photos of it.
post #60150 of 122416
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 navy oxford chromexcel leather
brass eyelets
barrie last
waterlock sole



Was curious what y'all thought.  I like these navy chrmxl PTBs, but I also like the LS shortwing navy suede bluchers.  Given the choice, which would you choose??


Those are on sale for around $400 at LS.
They had a 10.5 as of Thursday. Plus display (8?).
Also had the plaza blue suede and snuff munk on sale.
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