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post #11566 of 87418
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I think all of Horween's Chromexcel-tanned horsehide goes to jacket manufacturers.

Aero:

http://horween.files.wordpress.com/2.../dsc_00491.jpg (large image)

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My Aeros go back a few years and they did not mention Chromexcel but I am sure it is the same process.
I love the way the jackets look and wear almost as much as the shell shoes.
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post #11567 of 87418
Snuff suede chukkas or Ravello Cordovan chukkas? Can't decide.
post #11568 of 87418
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Originally Posted by WhoKnewI View Post
Snuff suede chukkas or Ravello Cordovan chukkas? Can't decide.

No brainer. Ravello.
post #11569 of 87418
It's great that you had a tour of the Horween tannery. It's always interesting to see what kind of work is involved to produce a great product. Not easy work I'm sure but I appreciate the end product and I'll keep my windows rolled up in the summertime. In retrospect I should've titled the pic fortess of cordovan.
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It's great that you had a tour of the Horween tannery. It's always interesting to see what kind of work is involved to produce a great product. Not easy work I'm sure but I appreciate the end product and I'll keep my windows rolled up in the summertime. In retrospect I should've titled the pic fortess of cordovan.

Reminds me of an episode of Dirty Jobs.
http://videos.howstuffworks.com/disc...hide-video.htm
post #11571 of 87418
These are some cool online videos of Horween shell cordovan

http://vimeo.com/4814754
http://vimeo.com/13139266

and here's a tour of Alden for those who haven't seen it:

http://vimeo.com/6997219

Highly recommend!
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So I purchased a pair of black double sole Brixton wingtip calf boots from Epaulet and have worn them maybe five times tops. Noticed today that the sole on the tips of the shoes have worn and the blacks has made way to show a wood like color (assuming this is the undyed leather). The black dye on the notion of the soles and on other places around the parameter of the sole is wearing already as well. Gotta say, I am a little emo about it. Will try to get some pictures up after but this cannot be normal is it?
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Don't understand what your saying? The soles and sole edges are painted black and will obviously wear away with use... You can buy sole edge dressing to re-"paint" the edges but the soles are always going to show wear.
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So I purchased a pair of black double sole Brixton wingtip calf boots from Epaulet and have worn them maybe five times tops. Noticed today that the sole on the tips of the shoes have worn and the blacks has made way to show a wood like color (assuming this is the undyed leather). The black dye on the notion of the soles and on other places around the parameter of the sole is wearing already as well. Gotta say, I am a little emo about it. Will try to get some pictures up after but this cannot be normal is it?
Heel and sole egde dressing will do the trick.
post #11575 of 87418
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Originally Posted by thebunk View Post
So I purchased a pair of black double sole Brixton wingtip calf boots from Epaulet and have worn them maybe five times tops. Noticed today that the sole on the tips of the shoes have worn and the blacks has made way to show a wood like color (assuming this is the undyed leather). The black dye on the notion of the soles and on other places around the parameter of the sole is wearing already as well. Gotta say, I am a little emo about it. Will try to get some pictures up after but this cannot be normal is it?

Man I'm sorry to hear about this. You should probably just throw them away.
post #11576 of 87418
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Originally Posted by Joenobody0 View Post
No brainer. Ravello.
Yep. Shell over calf/suede all day long.
post #11577 of 87418
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Very nice and I am thinking of picking a pair up but I have to say I do not like the lack of versatility and room for taste in growth. Now money may not be a factor but you are missing out on some great patina if you got something like a PTB. Still, a lot of nice shoes.


LOL! Mac used to get panned about his socks on here all the time. Now people are asking where to get them. Nice shoes and socks Mac.

#winning

Nice shoe, great color. Wear in good health.

thank you
post #11578 of 87418
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Originally Posted by thebunk View Post
So I purchased a pair of black double sole Brixton wingtip calf boots from Epaulet and have worn them maybe five times tops. Noticed today that the sole on the tips of the shoes have worn and the blacks has made way to show a wood like color (assuming this is the undyed leather). The black dye on the notion of the soles and on other places around the parameter of the sole is wearing already as well. Gotta say, I am a little emo about it. Will try to get some pictures up after but this cannot be normal is it?

Wear them a year or so then use some of this stuff:

http://www.allenedmonds.com/webapp/w...p_category=216

Works great!
post #11579 of 87418
I will get some of the trim stuff you folks are recommending. Here are th epics though:



post #11580 of 87418
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I will get some of the trim stuff you folks are recommending. Here are th epics though:


That's totally normal. Don't worry about it.
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