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Originally Posted by n-domino View Post

Leffot just got in an order of Plaza snuff suede wingtip boots on single flex soles. Please buy the 8.5D before I do. 
Wow those are nice. 8.5D is my size, too.....
post #62672 of 122416

I love Alden suede as much as I love Alden shell...Please dont tell anyone :stirpot:

post #62673 of 122416
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

I love Alden suede as much as I love Alden shell...Please dont tell anyone stirpot.gif
as much???? Or just a little less??? rotflmao.gif
post #62674 of 122416
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Originally Posted by aldenfan View Post
 

Thanks, I was really bummed when I noticed it but it is reassuring they aren't ruined permanently.

 

I have some reno and saphir cordovan cream I will try on it too if brushing/buffing doesn't do it alone. Waiting on some nitrile disposable gloves to arrive before I use reno again though. First time I used it with my bare hands and then I decided the smell stayed on my hands and I am worried whatever in it might not be good for my hands. Anyone else use gloves when using shoe products? Any recommendations on how you do it?

 I dont' wear gloves, never noticed any smell on my hands after using it.  I think the stuff smells good

 

I'd caution against spot treating with cordovan cream, as it darkens the color a little bit with its increased moisture.

 

I'd use reno, and paste wax to cover it up if necessary.  Good Luck.

post #62675 of 122416

Thanks for the shoe tree PSA, Ordered 10. 

post #62676 of 122416
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Originally Posted by n-domino View Post

Leffot just got in an order of Plaza snuff suede wingtip boots on single flex soles. Please buy the 8.5D before I do. 

I'm not a boot guy , but I really like that one.
post #62677 of 122416
Going with the earlier theme, here are my Leffot Ravello LWBs in the backyard

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Another question for the community. Got my jcrew LWB's with the 25% coupon. Unfortunately they did come with the darker welt as others suggested they would. At 75% of retail, I can live with that but there is another issue and I wanted your opinion on whether this is common and something I have to learn to live with or if I should return them as defective.

While it is not apparent in all lighting conditions, in some light it is clear that not enough dye was applied to the tongue on the left shoe. The first pic shows the difference while the second one does not.





So what do you think? Have you kept new shoes with much worse?
post #62679 of 122416
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Originally Posted by lagsun View Post

Going with the earlier theme, here are my Leffot Ravello LWBs in the backyard


Stunning. Might just be the perfect shoe. Absolutely amazing patina and creases.
post #62680 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Shawnc View Post

Stunning. Might just be the perfect shoe. Absolutely amazing patina and creases.

Got really lucky picking these up minutes after they were listed on the SF classifieds. You have to act fast think later when it comes to Aldens smile.gif
post #62681 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Shawnc View Post

Another question for the community. Got my jcrew LWB's with the 25% coupon. Unfortunately they did come with the darker welt as others suggested they would. At 75% of retail, I can live with that but there is another issue and I wanted your opinion on whether this is common and something I have to learn to live with or if I should return them as defective.

While it is not apparent in all lighting conditions, in some light it is clear that not enough dye was applied to the tongue on the left shoe. The first pic shows the difference while the second one does not. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)





So what do you think? Have you kept new shoes with much worse?

 

It is not hard to find uneven dye on #8 shell.

As the uneven dye shown on your shoe is on the tongue and with 25% off,

I will say keep them, because who can see the uneven dye when the shoes are laced except you?

post #62682 of 122416
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Originally Posted by hkpm View Post

It is not hard to find uneven dye on #8 shell.
As the uneven dye shown on your shoe is on the tongue and with 25% off,
I will say keep them, because who can see the uneven dye when the shoes are laced except you?

Because I often cross my legs when sitting it may be visible more often than it would be for those who sit with both feet on the ground. Additionally it's not like the laces will be drawn so tightly that it will cover it up. Having said that, I tend to agree with you and am leaning toward keeping. I love the shoes (minus the dark welt which I just strongly like) and at 25% off, my price was less than the cost of a comparable pair of calfskins. And your response hit on a key point that I was looking for. That being that uneven dye is not that uncommon on color 8's. My guess is that I may notice it for the first two or three wears and then forget about. Gonna think on it tonight since I would like to wear them tomorrow.

Thanks for the input.
post #62683 of 122416

I have kept much worse, that is all character on your boots and Saphir Cordovan cream will boost the color if you decide to go that way.

post #62684 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Resistant View Post

I have kept much worse, that is all character on your boots and Saphir Cordovan cream will boost the color if you decide to go that way.

2nd this. saphir cordovan is much more forgiving and just as effective as alden cordovan paste. alden paste tends to dry up much faster and leaves its residue behind
post #62685 of 122416
Gentlemen, it's not that I'm lazy, but does anyone know who offers a Trubalance lasted, even though plaza lasted boots do look really cool, shell Indy boot on either a commando or crepe sole that comes with speed hooks for easy on and off. Thanks.
Edited by BeSpiffington - 10/10/13 at 6:52pm
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