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NYC Highs
Friday - 78 degrees
Saturday - 83 degrees
Sunday - 83 degrees

Weather is looking good for boots this weekend

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Do any of you shell LHS (Van Last) owners also own the C&J for Ralph lauren Marlow Shell Penny Loafer? Did you take the same size in each? Thanks in advance.
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I just received the J Crew Color 8 Cap Toe boots and they have clearly been previously tried on. The shell is bent already although looks like only tried on on carpet as the soles show no scuffs.

What's the deal with J Crew? Since they don't sell these in their shops, is someone in their warehouse trying them on or something? 

I'm really digging the boots though, Barrie last in a boot seems to work really well. 

They're almost certainly a return.
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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

I just received the J Crew Color 8 Cap Toe boots and they have clearly been previously tried on. The shell is bent already although looks like only tried on on carpet as the soles show no scuffs.

What's the deal with J Crew? Since they don't sell these in their shops, is someone in their warehouse trying them on or something? 

I'm really digging the boots though, Barrie last in a boot seems to work really well. 

J Crew does sell color 8 captoes (along some other models not listed on the website, such as a color 8 captoe blucher) in select stores
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welcome to the forum

 



Thank you!!!

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Thanks for sharing and welcome. Both your chukkas and boots are looking good. Interesting that you have a variety of lasts and haven't stuck to one or two. Since you have at least two pairs of the modified, how do you like the fit of the Indy?

 

I like the fit of my Indy better mainly because I have a stocky built, thus proportionately speaking I feel more at home with a more bulbous and rounder last like trubalance or Barrie than say, a sleeker shape like modified or leydon lasts.

 

Here's a picture of my almost-one-year-old Color 8 Indy:

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They're almost certainly a return.

+1
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I like the fit of my Indy better mainly because I have a stocky built, thus proportionately speaking I feel more at home with a more bulbous and rounder last like trubalance or Barrie than say, a sleeker shape like modified or leydon lasts.

Here's a picture of my almost-one-year-old Color 8 Indy:
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Nice boot collection. Color 8, suede, chromexcel. I have the chromexcel chukkas, they get a lot of wear.
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Alden AF1 Mahogany and Whiskey Cordovan saddle shoe

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Alden AF1 Mahogany and Whiskey Cordovan saddle shoe

I like that combo! Should have a nicer contrast after some time.
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thank you Leighlon & Blue collar.
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thanks!
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I wear mine with denim a lot. I've found that a washed or broken in pair if jeans look A LOT better than a crisp, raw pair. As for leg opening i never go more than 8 1/4. I find any more than that and you tend to hide the charm of the LHS under pantleg.
(Not a great pic or with "ballin" denim but you get the idea)
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Alden AF1 Mahogany and Whiskey Cordovan saddle shoe
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very nice
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So recently I had a pair of Whiskey Indy's develop a really bizarre blemish. To start, I'd like to point out that the beginnings of the blemish were there from the start and was not due to scuffing or wear. It looked like a patch of tiny wrinkles and lines in one spot on the side of the boot. Over about a period of 2 weeks after regular brushing/mac method I noticed that the spot had grown and now was turning a very dark brownish burgundy. I tried my hardest to brush it out but it had no effect on it. It was a quite large spot about the size of a quarter right on the side of the boot.

I sent it back to Alden DC who in turn sent it back to the factory for repair/work. It was returned to me in no different condition and when I contacted Kathy at Alden DC about it I was told there was nothing I could do. Obviously they weren't going to refund the boot and I was told it was just a part of the inconsistencies of shell cordovan. I doubt anyone on Ebay or B&S would want them as the spot is certainly noticeable so I am stuck $730 in the hole. I guess I just have to live with it. Sorry if this a boo-hoo story or what have you it just feels nice to vent a bit. I'm probably going to turn them into my go to hiking boots and wear/distress the hell out of them.

TL;DR: I hope shell cordovan is nice to hike in.

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Ravello PTB's in natural light at 6:15am this morning. Interesting shade comes out in this light.
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nephew,
good looking ravello ptb and an great shine
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