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cant fix mismatched grains. its an annoying mistake especially on a captoe
I suppose something like that could really bother a guy over time.
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it bothers me instantly and mismatch happens more often than you think. only edward green makes perfectly matched shell. if i can, i always try and order two when possiible. typically order 2 pairs of the rl x cj shell shoes and pick out the better pair.
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^^^ NAMOR, you are a very ingenious fellow. I've ordered two different sizes in the same shoe for fit comparison, but never two pair in the same size for shell color preference. ^^^
post #64234 of 122416
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^^^ NAMOR, you are a very ingenious fellow. I've ordered two different sizes in the same shoe for fit comparison, but never two pair in the same size for shell color preference. ^^^

Namor has this shoe buying thing down to a science. I need to get my eyes checked because I never would have noticed that grain issue until Namor pointed it out. I was probably partially blinded by all the Ravello-ness.

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Namor has this shoe buying thing down to a science. I need to get my eyes checked because I never would have noticed that grain issue until Namor pointed it out. I was probably partially blinded by all the Ravello-ness.
If shoe buying is a science can I get applicable post-graduate credit for taking this SF Alden shell cordovan class on-line? I noticed the mismatched cap toes right away, searching bl@sters photos meticulously for a way to trick my mind. Around this thread Ravello coloured boots are like smack to a junkie. Oh well, time to start stashing away shoe money.
post #64236 of 122416
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If shoe buying is a science can I get applicable post-graduate credit for taking this SF Alden shell cordovan class on-line? I noticed the mismatched cap toes right away, searching bl@sters photos meticulously for a way to trick my mind. Around this thread Ravello coloured boots are like smack to a junkie. Oh well, time to start stashing away shoe money.

I need to take that class as well. I've been getting all my knowlege on the "streets" of StyleForum.

post #64237 of 122416
So EG is doing MTO in whiskey (maybe other exotics at trunk show?). I'd certainly prefer to see more of this shell show up at Alden.

post #64238 of 122416
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So EG is doing MTO in whiskey (maybe other exotics at trunk show?). I'd certainly prefer to see more of this shell show up at Alden.


Edward Green has been doing MTO cordovan shoes in whiskey, burgundy, navy, black, etc for a while. While nice, they must approach $2,000 per order now. I doubt they sell a meaningful amount of cordovan MTOs.
post #64239 of 122416
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

it bothers me instantly and mismatch happens more often than you think. only edward green makes perfectly matched shell. if i can, i always try and order two when possiible. typically order 2 pairs of the rl x cj shell shoes and pick out the better pair.

With ordering the two pairs, you also only need to get a good right and a good left if you split the pairs.
I proxied some J Crew Aldens for a buddy who had me order two pairs. Had to send him a boatload of pics to figure out which specific shoes met his OCD standards.
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With ordering the two pairs, you also only need to get a good right and a good left if you split the pairs.
I proxied some J Crew Aldens for a buddy who had me order two pairs. Had to send him a boatload of pics to figure out which specific shoes met his OCD standards.

I would be afraid to split pairs as I would think the final color would be closer within the same pair rather than between 2 pairs.

post #64241 of 122416
Ravello Chukkas today





post #64242 of 122416
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With ordering the two pairs, you also only need to get a good right and a good left if you split the pairs.

I proxied some J Crew Aldens for a buddy who had me order two pairs. Had to send him a boatload of pics to figure out which specific shoes met his OCD standards.
I would be afraid to split pairs as I would think the final color would be closer within the same pair rather than between 2 pairs.

That was also one of the aspects that had to pass his OCD standards.
post #64243 of 122416
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That was also one of the aspects that had to pass his OCD standards.
Nothing wrong with being OCD when it comes to the money we spend on these shoes. I do accept subtle "variations" in quality when dealing with handmade goods. I mean that is why we buy them afterall. I am just speaking for myself, I guess. I can't speak for the community.
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Ravello Chukkas today
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Ryden, Amazing.
post #64245 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Shouldaville View Post

So EG is doing MTO in whiskey (maybe other exotics at trunk show?). I'd certainly prefer to see more of this shell show up at Alden.


The whiskey batches are getting darker and darker. I really liked it when they were more yellowish.
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