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RTP, those are absolutely beautiful! Mine arrive on Tuesday! Very excited. :-) Yours and DV's are some that made the Whiskey SW on my short list of shoes to get.

-M


Much thanks my friend!

post #77387 of 122416
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Originally Posted by bkotsko View Post

I have been growing more and more fond of the CXL.
My only hangup is when the surface gets damaged. Scuffs brush right out, but I have a scratch I cant seem to get rid of on my one pair.
I know it adds to the patina over time.
I don't wear any of my good boots as "work boots" per se. But the CXL doesn't heal as well as shell does.

scratches like these?

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Late Friday night at the office

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My Alden #8 longwing from TSM has arrived today. I am no expert in shell cordovan so I was hoping someone can help me figure out if these are keepers. The only issue with the shoes is a small nick (1/8 of an inch). I am concerned, however, that eventually this nick may evolve into the break. Am I worried too much?

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My Alden #8 longwing from TSM has arrived today. I am no expert in shell cordovan so I was hoping someone can help me figure out if these are keepers. The only issue with the shoes is a small nick (1/8 of an inch). I am concerned, however, that eventually this nick may evolve into the break. Am I worried too much?

Cincikid, 

You are probably worried too much.  Yes, it's a nick.  The nick/blemish exists, but it is unclear, based on the picture, how noticeable the blemish is.  It is unlikely that creasing along the vamp or other factors will cause a break in the future. Also, you could probably fill the blemish and/or camouflage it with polish and Reno or conditioner. 

 

However, irregulars from TSM are not cheap.  So if you have concerns or doubts, perhaps these irregulars are not for you. I am sure someone will be happy to have them. Cheers.  

post #77391 of 122416
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Originally Posted by cincikid View Post
 

My Alden #8 longwing from TSM has arrived today. I am no expert in shell cordovan so I was hoping someone can help me figure out if these are keepers. The only issue with the shoes is a small nick (1/8 of an inch). I am concerned, however, that eventually this nick may evolve into the break. Am I worried too much?

For about $250 off that is nothing. I have had firsts that came worse than that, and I've kept them. I would gladly take those for $250 off. You would probably make nicks worse than that during your first wear. Sometimes the small nicks and bumps happen inside the box from the speed hooks and whatnot (which I guess doesn't apply in this case but jus sayin).  I really want a pair of LWB and saw those literally the minute the seconds list was out and was contemplating purchasing them, but no more burgundy/color #8 for me. I only have 2 pairs but since I only wear chinos/jeans, they're kinda hard to pair. Congrats on your new 975s though!

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#2 first wear

 

Holy crap, you wore yours??? :-)

 

I guess that I need to get on my high horse then! I am home for two weeks, getting my properly photographed and then onto feet will be a priority...

 

-Mike

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Casual Friday in my Ravello PTB

Happy Weekend!

See Ya,
Steve
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Steve,

 

Sweet Ravello PTBs! Must have taken an extra half shell to make those for you! Amazing that they can do that whole shoe with essentially one piece of shell in a size 20D for you! :-)

 

-Mike

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#8 Monks today

 

 

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Sweet Monks Don!!! :-)

 

-M

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Kinda drab look today for a drab day. Rain in the NE today so I went with some CXL.
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I have been feeling the CXL these days as well....especially the LHS which is probably my favorite casual shoe....still trying to get comfortable with tassels though!

 

 

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Sweet samples of CXL. I have those same Brown CXL Dovers, so you of course have excellent taste Tif, but those CXL Tassels are far cooler than I would have expected.

 

-M

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#4 casual Pho lunch

 

Wow, the mysterious #4 Chukka boot! I recall there being a #4 Chukka on eBay a year or so back, did you score those from eBay or were you the original owner from whatever magical vendor managed to get those?

 

-M

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scratches like these?
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Now that is a manly scratch for a manly boot.

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Convinced someone would pay 3-4k for those color 2s.
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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post

Convinced someone would pay 3-4k for those color 2s.

 

Seriously??? Thats crazy!

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Late Friday night at the office

 

LV, sweet 974's! They do not get nearly enough love here... But you need to get home from work!!! :-)

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