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If you don't like the natural edge, edge trim is fairly easy to darken. I'd go for the cigar, personally.

I guess I'm not sure if I like it. Would you just use brown edge dressing to darken it?

Pretty much. There've been some posts about this in the past, and you could also have your cobbler do it, it's a pretty small job and shouldn't be expensive. I like the contrast myself.

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I'm ready to pull the trigger on some cordovan Aldens through the NRO sale. I'd eventually like to own a LHS, NST, and LWB (this one in #8, I think I've decided), and perhaps a PTB -- though I think I like NSTs more than PTBs, and I'm not convinced that I need both shoes. My current dress shoe collection is black AE PA, walnut AE Strand, and snuff suede AE Neumok. I plan to add a dark brown suede chukka boot, but haven't found the right one yet. I'm leaning towards a NST in #8 and/or a LHS in #8 or cigar. I think if the soles on the cigar LHS were dark brown instead of natural I would choose them, but I'm not sure about the natural soles, and the pictures I find online of cigar LHS uppers seem to vary considerably from medium to very dark brown. However, since I think for the NST and LWB I prefer #8, it might be nice to have one shoe in cigar. What would you do?


considering that Alden's are rarely avail at a discount and that NRO has the LHS in Cigar I would absolutely grab it if you were interested.

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If you don't like the natural edge, edge trim is fairly easy to darken. I'd go for the cigar, personally.

After a guy has done some experimenting with sole/heel dressing, and provided he has some heavy duty sandpaper on hand, altering edge trim is quite easy. For those less adventurous, a good cobbler should be able to help out for a minimal price. Personally, I almost never let edge trim color make my decision for me. If I am going from light to dark, the original edge trim color is close to irrelevant for me. Dark to light is a little trickier .......
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For all of you that are search impaired, the following is from the ShoeMart website:
Shoe Tree Size Chart
XS - 4.5 (Wide) to 6 (Medium)
S - 6 (Wide) to 8 (Medium)
M - 8 (Wide) to 10 (Medium)
L - 10 (Wide) to 12 (Medium)
XL - 12 (Wide) to 14 (Medium)
XXL - 13 (Wide) to 15 (Medium)

No search impairment here.  He had indicated 7.5D Barrie and 8D Aberdeen, which is basically an 8D "real" size.  As Aldens are fairly wide relative to other manufacturers, I advised him taking a Medium, as it's better to be a tad large than small, since the trees are spring-loaded and adjust quite easily.

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+1. Anybody have experience with the Van last? Specifically a Van lasted loafer. Thinking of grabbing a pair of cordovan loafers.

I sized down 1/2 size from my leydon size for my van loafers
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I never get pictures sent. I get, "Seriously? More shoes?"smile.gif

 

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^ +1, and I assume I'm not the only one here who owns more shoes than his wife/spouse/significant other.

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UPS had a surprise for me:
(next to their Ravello brothers)
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And after the first Mac break in session:
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post #31254 of 91398
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UPS had a surprise for me:
(next to their Ravello brothers)
ce3559f2-999f-9b52.jpg
And after the first Mac break in session:
ce3559f2-99c1-ea62.jpg

This is good because your ravello and whiskeys are noticeably different; sometimes, that doesn't happen
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UPS had a surprise for me:
(next to their Ravello brothers)
ce3559f2-999f-9b52.jpg
And after the first Mac break in session:
ce3559f2-99c1-ea62.jpg

a good day for whiskey, enjoy wearing
post #31256 of 91398
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UPS had a surprise for me:
(next to their Ravello brothers)
ce3559f2-999f-9b52.jpg
And after the first Mac break in session:
ce3559f2-99c1-ea62.jpg

These are stunning. Where from? I have a "preorder" in with TSM for a pair in my size, but they told me mid-late Fall, earliest.

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Does anyone know what kind of sole on the NRO shell Indy boot?
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whiskey lwb
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post #31259 of 91398
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Originally Posted by AML225 View Post

UPS had a surprise for me:
(next to their Ravello brothers)
ce3559f2-999f-9b52.jpg
And after the first Mac break in session:
ce3559f2-99c1-ea62.jpg

Wow, beauty-full! What's under those Whiskeys? Looks like a #4 peeking out.
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UPS had a surprise for me:
(next to their Ravello brothers)

From Alden NYC? If so, mine should also be in...
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