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post #27316 of 78992
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Originally Posted by LankyFellow View Post

First day out with Cigar LWB
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enjoy wearing your cigars

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post #27317 of 78992
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Originally Posted by jkater1 View Post

Was taking one last look at the #4's before probably sending them back and noticed that there were a fair amount of color distortions on the leather, looks like the coloring went on too dark in spots. I don't have anything like this on my Ravello wingtips, which are the only other pair of shell's I have. Is this normal or should this be counted as a second. I tried taking a picture for example but it isn't as pronounced in the picture, but there are a lot of them on the boot.
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If it really bothers you, I believe you can always send them back to Alden to be re-dyed... for a price.
post #27318 of 78992
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Originally Posted by WhoKnewI View Post

I have them. they're great. get complimented on them all the time. i do find that they fit a bit smaller than a pair of aldens in the same size/last but made from cordovan.

Independently verified? We need complete accuracy (and transparency) on this thread - hyperbole will not be tolerated.
post #27319 of 78992
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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

I like those boots. One of the first Aldens I purchased but I had to send them back due to a flaw.

IMO the "flaw" is that they are not shell cordovan, but that's just me...
post #27320 of 78992
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Originally Posted by 0waterbouys View Post

Very nice. Those look super sexy. I need cigar dammit...

I'm damn close to pulling the trigger on these tan calf wingtips from J gilbert: Thoughts?

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I ordered them, and can't wait for them to arrive! biggrin.gif

post #27321 of 78992
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Originally Posted by dsmivtr View Post

If it really bothers you, I believe you can always send them back to Alden to be re-dyed... for a price.

It doesn't bother me, I've never looked at second before and was wondering if it was an example one, if so I need to start looking at them. Only reason I was going to take them back is the only other pair of shell I have is same boot in ravello, thought I needed to diversify a little.
post #27322 of 78992
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Originally Posted by sfactor23 View Post

I ordered them, and can't wait for them to arrive! biggrin.gif


What size did you order? They only had one pair in my size which I just grabbed. Sean told me they'll arrive in 2-3 weeks.
post #27323 of 78992
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Originally Posted by HorseHide View Post

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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

I like those boots. One of the first Aldens I purchased but I had to send them back due to a flaw.

IMO the "flaw" is that they are not shell cordovan, but that's just me...

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I've seen these in person and they are a great makeup.

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Originally Posted by 0waterbouys View Post

Very nice. Those look super sexy. I need cigar dammit...

I'm damn close to pulling the trigger on these tan calf wingtips from J gilbert: Thoughts?

Tan%20Calfskin.jpg

post #27325 of 78992
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Originally Posted by jkater1 View Post

It doesn't bother me, I've never looked at second before and was wondering if it was an example one, if so I need to start looking at them. Only reason I was going to take them back is the only other pair of shell I have is same boot in ravello, thought I needed to diversify a little.

Sometimes it's hit or miss. Recently my observation is Alden's dye has been much darker. This may be due to trying to ensure more uniform finishes. However, maybe there are always variability.

Regarding variability, I totally understand and that was the reason I held back on the #4. I have a pre-order Day Tripper and another boot may be too close. A shoe maybe a different story though.

Maybe after a little wear there will be more contrast. Great first couple of purchases though, first Ravello and then a #4!
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i've been looking back at all the awesome pix of Cigar LWB's with the light edge trim. For some reasn my Cigar WLBs from AldenSanFran dont have the light edge trim. butbut.gif
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Originally Posted by sazon View Post

i've been looking back at all the awesome pix of Cigar LWB's with the light edge trim. For some reasn my Cigar WLBs from AldenSanFran dont have the light edge trim. butbut.gif

 

Alden uses a darker edge trim for their own version. Same goes for Ravello LWBs. 

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lankyfellow rules icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif he sold me some epaulet natural chromexcel NST boots.. so dope. and of course it's 85 the day they come frown.gif
post #27329 of 78992
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Originally Posted by Teger View Post

lankyfellow rules icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif he sold me some epaulet natural chromexcel NST boots.. so dope. and of course it's 85 the day they come frown.gif

 

Don't let that stop you from wearing them  .  .  .

post #27330 of 78992
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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post

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Is it time to buy some cream? I've just been brushing out the scratches on my shoe, which are many and counting (cordovan seems to scratch like a mofo). Is that the best way to treat a scratch like this? brush and some cream?

If these were mine I'd use a dab of renovateur and a deer bone....
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