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whiskey Wednesday

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At the risk of saying what you don't want to hear, my thought is not to worry about this.  Spots are inevitable on natural CXL, and this is part of the patina you are developing.  Plus the leather will darken with age anyway so, over time, the difference in color will diminish.  Enjoy them and don't worry.  Be happy.

No worries, if it would have been anywhere other than right on the toebox I wouldn't have even attempted anything.  Luckily lemon juice did the trick and lifted the stain right out! 

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It sure looks like the same pair to me ... wondering if he got them restored just to flip on the bay or if he just had a change of heart.

The gentlemen did not like how Alden refinished the shoes. Apparently, Alden darkened the uppers significantly.

http://www.styleforum.net/t/85589/the-official-alden-thread/72960#post_6919398
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Thinking of getting a pair of LHS in cordovan 8. Wondering what you guys usually wear them with bottom wise? Will they work with mostily chinos / khakies or are they more dresser they should be paired with trousers? Wondering how versitile will they be. Thanks
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Thinking of getting a pair of LHS in cordovan 8. Wondering what you guys usually wear them with bottom wise? Will they work with mostily chinos / khakies or are they more dresser they should be paired with trousers? Wondering how versitile will they be. Thanks

I think that they could sufficiently be paired with all of those groups. I just personally would not advise that one wear them with a suit, unless it is a wool flannel suit.
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I mailed in a pair of churchs diplomats to b Nelson last year and the guy called me to ask me exactly what I wanted, including the color of the edging. He said they usually replace it with whatever is currently there unless you specify differently.

thats a possibility but seems a bit weird. They just gave me the option between 2 different leather soles. One being more expensive.

 

If I drop off a pair of black shoes or boots to get re soled they could have natural edging when I go to pick them up? Anyone else have a similar experience at B Nelson?

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I think that they could sufficiently be paired with all of those groups. I just personally would not advise that one wear them with a suit, unless it is a wool flannel suit.

No suit. I work in a business casual environment and I'm usually in chinos or khakies, so I just want to make sure I can wear them as I always equate slip ons as being a littlemore dressier.
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Thinking of getting a pair of LHS in cordovan 8. Wondering what you guys usually wear them with bottom wise? Will they work with mostily chinos / khakies or are they more dresser they should be paired with trousers? Wondering how versitile will they be. Thanks

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I think that they could sufficiently be paired with all of those groups. I just personally would not advise that one wear them with a suit, unless it is a wool flannel suit.

Agree. I'd say any time you aren't wearing a jacket, you would be just fine in loafers. I see guys wearing loafers with suits all the time, so even that wouldn't look out of place, it's just that you could do better with something with laces.
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Thinking of getting a pair of LHS in cordovan 8. Wondering what you guys usually wear them with bottom wise? Will they work with mostily chinos / khakies or are they more dresser they should be paired with trousers? Wondering how versitile will they be. Thanks

I agree with the others here that they are pretty versatile. I wear mine with chinos, cords, moleskin and wool trousers and a sportcoat. I've seen people wear them with denim and I think they look nice with that (though I wear a more casual pair of loafers from Cheaney and Sons with denim). Heck, I've even seen folks wearing them with shorts.

And like others have mentioned, I wouldn't wear loafers with a suit, but really, outside of banking and law, most offices would probably consider them proper dress shoes. confused.gif
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Thinking of getting a pair of LHS in cordovan 8. Wondering what you guys usually wear them with bottom wise? Will they work with mostily chinos / khakies or are they more dresser they should be paired with trousers? Wondering how versitile will they be. Thanks

 

RIght now I am trying to "break in" a pair of #8 LHS i just picked up from ebay and literally received this morning.....they don't appear to have much wear at all and I feel pretty lucky to have found these for $280!

 

That is exactly how I intend on wearing them.....with chinos/khakis and shorts......probably without socks once it warms up a bit......in my opinion, they are definitely not too dressy to be worn this way.

 

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^ I'd wear my unlined suede PTBs with shorts, but LHS goes too far for my taste.  Not a fan of shiny shoes w/ shorts.  To each his own, however.

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RIght now I am trying to "break in" a pair of #8 LHS i just picked up from ebay and literally received this morning.....they don't appear to have much wear at all and I feel pretty lucky to have found these for $280!

That is exactly how I intend on wearing them.....with chinos/khakis and shorts......probably without socks once it warms up a bit......in my opinion, they are definitely not too dressy to be worn this way.


$280 is a great score atl. Good work.
The lighting makes it seem like you're wearing two different color pants. smile.gif
I agree w beebs, my unlined suede ptbs pair nicely w shorts. I do wear lhs without socks and shorts, but it's harder to pull off. That's not a typical look here in Southern California.
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I wore my cigar LHS with shorts and no socks all last summer. All LHS are great for that. Harder to pull off tassels with socks...
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And like others have mentioned, I wouldn't wear loafers with a suit, but really, outside of banking and law, most offices would probably consider them proper dress shoes. confused.gif

I know plenty of bankers and lawyers that wear loafers with their suits (guys over 45 wear Alden-like full straps and tassels, guys under 45 are often in Gucci bit loafers)
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