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Yeah I think the leather on the LS looks really nice, but I like the rubber sole on the Kudu Chukka. A few people have mentioned creases etc with CXL- is this what you meant? I have no experience with that leather. Thanks!

 

Not so much the creases since I own shell and funny looking lines in shoes and boots has now come accepted in my brain...but more about color...both CXL and Shell....it seems that there is some notion of CXL color changing over time and I am looking to buy the color I want not one that is going to change a few years down the road...Some like this patina stuff...sort of my same issue with shell in that my concern is the color changing...I want a burgundy shoe to stay burgundy not turn a shade of brown etc.

 

I also do not know if it is something that happens regardless of times worn, exposer to sunlight etc or a myth all together with CXL.

post #89882 of 122416

Natural CXL does DEFINITELY darken, as I have three boots in them and they have all darkened.  Some quite a bit, and some very little.

post #89883 of 122416
Alden and leather soul threw in a little extra when my new ultimate indys came today
post #89884 of 122416

^^ haha! I think this picture wins the thread today!

post #89885 of 122416

that is freaking classic! nice work and super cute little girl

post #89886 of 122416
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Alden and leather soul threw in a little extra when my new ultimate indys came today

I've heard of throwing in some polish, extra laces, or perhaps even shoe trees - but never an infant.

Cute kid. fing02[1].gif
post #89887 of 122416
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Hi guys!!!

Got these for a steal today, opinions? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Look great.
post #89888 of 122416
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A few people have mentioned creases etc with CXL- is this what you meant? I have no experience with that leather. Thanks!

I think that's the point of the natural CXL, it quickly looks worn in, like you've had them for years.
post #89889 of 122416
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nephew,
that is a good choice!

Thanks Uncle. Your ravello LHS are fabulous!
post #89890 of 122416
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Alden and leather soul threw in a little extra when my new ultimate indys came today Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


inn8chiro, you win with best picture for sure! great post and I'm going to be a father soon as well!
post #89891 of 122416
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Alden and leather soul threw in a little extra when my new ultimate indys came today

Ha love it.

Beautiful little girl nod[1].gif
post #89892 of 122416
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I think that's the point of the natural CXL, it quickly looks worn in, like you've had them for years.


 But what happens to other colors of CXL? Like the brown on the Chukka....does it darken to look almost black over a year or so?

post #89893 of 122416
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Alden and leather soul threw in a little extra when my new ultimate indys came today Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Great shot! I normally am not a fan of the Indy but they look damn nice.

post #89894 of 122416
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 But what happens to other colors of CXL? Like the brown on the Chukka....does it darken to look almost black over a year or so?

They vary significantly in my experience, but than again I will say they vary in shades even when I get them brand new.

 

Most will probably agree thou that they darken.

 

*Apologies for the vague answer but it really depends how much you wear them, what you wear them to do, what products you put on them....etc.

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Alden and leather soul threw in a little extra when my new ultimate indys came today Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Awesome picture, cute kid, great boots, nice artwork.

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