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Originally Posted by ThArtOfWardrobe View Post


I used to be turned off by the olive hue in cigar... Now I have more cigar than anything else, I really don't see olive in any of my pairs.

If you have a question about the shade of cigar, ask Adam, he'll answer you via e-mail
post #33257 of 99188
Okay, after following alden of carmel's new cordovan shell care procedure these are my results. And a more proper, picture.

post #33258 of 99188
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

Has cigar lost pretty much all of the olive hue it once had? I'd really like to get some longwings and am partial to the cigar color that I've been seeing lately that doesn't seem to have a trace of green. CTYGGG's are a perfect example...also love the edge trim on the AF81s but I know Alden of Carmel won't accept returns if I don't care for the shade once I receive them. Thanks in advance to any owners of recently purchased cigar who can help.
A very recent cigar purchase of mine was the cigar/snuff suede saddle shoe from Leffot. Not a trace of olive in the pair I have.

Thank you for the quick reply...very helpful.

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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post


I used to be turned off by the olive hue in cigar... Now I have more cigar than anything else, I really don't see olive in any of my pairs.
If you have a question about the shade of cigar, ask Adam, he'll answer you via e-mail

Thank you. I've been trading emails with Adam...super nice guy but he says his policy is not to comment on shade or hue. I might just have to roll the dice and hope the pair I get is consistent with the rest of the cigar I've been seeing lately. Appreciate your help.

post #33259 of 99188
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Originally Posted by topslop1 View Post

Okay, after following alden of carmel's new cordovan shell care procedure these are my results. And a more proper, picture.
Looks great! Flawless.

J. Crew's tobacco LWBs in direct sunlight taken this morning.
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post #33260 of 99188
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Originally Posted by wj4 View Post


Looks great! Flawless.
J. Crew's tobacco LWBs in direct sunlight taken this morning.
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Unbelievable color...congrats.

post #33261 of 99188
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Originally Posted by topslop1 View Post

Okay, after following alden of carmel's new cordovan shell care procedure these are my results. And a more proper, picture.

Those are fantastic...I'd say the new procedure works.

post #33262 of 99188

SeanPrice,  A lot depends on where you live and if you're looking for a winter boot or a dressier model.  For Winter a Kudu Indy is a great option.  For dress, it's wide open.  Certainly something in cordovan would be great, albeit more expensive, but worth it.

post #33263 of 99188
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Originally Posted by SeanPrice View Post

I am looking for something that I can wear with wool trousers, while at the same time is not too dressy for chinos and possibly denim. I don't even know if such a thing exists. I despise chukkas. 

 

I live in a warmer climate. 

I would start looking at boots in #8 shell, double leather sole, cap toe or wingtip:

barrie last

http://www.theshoemart.com/alden-mens-9-eyelet-wing-tip-boot-shell-cordovan-color-8/pvc-ald-mxsbd-4461h_ald_m_9_eyelet_wing_tip_boot_shell_cordovan.html

http://www.unionmadegoods.com/Alden_Halleck_Cordovan_Wing_Tip_Boot_in_Color_8_3534.html

http://www.jcrew.com/AST/Navigation/Shoes/men/PRDOVR~20853/99101889568/ENE~1+2+3+22+4294967294+20~15~~0~15~all~mode+matchallany~~~~~alden/20853.jsp

 

grant last (sleeker):

http://www.theshoemart.com/alden-mens-cap-toe-boot-shell-cordovan-color-8/pvc-ald-mxsbd-4060_ald_m_cap_toe_boot_shell_cordovan.html

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Originally Posted by SeanPrice View Post

I am looking for something that I can wear with wool trousers, while at the same time is not too dressy for chinos and possibly denim. I don't even know if such a thing exists. I despise chukkas. 

I live in a warmer climate. 

#8 captoe boot.

or a Snuff suede chukka if shell cordovan is too heavy for your climate.
post #33265 of 99188

What a Day for a Trip

Leffot

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Originally Posted by Leighlon View Post

What a Day for a Trip

Leffot

A great color and great shine on my favorite kind of boot (straight tip captoe). I have one in color 8 arriving today, will post pictures
post #33267 of 99188
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

your whiskeys need the method

I've actually asked about this before, but all my lighter shell shoes develop dark gray or black streaks along the creases. I have tried using damp cloth, extensive brushing, and Saphir Renovateur, but nothing lifts out the grime. I have chalked it up to Los Angeles air pollution, combined with miles of outdoor walking to and from work. So far, this theory is supported by the fact that shoes I've acquired since starting a new job to which I commute by car exhibit none of this black streaking.
post #33268 of 99188
Looks like a Ravello day. Just completed the shell triple crown but won't go for the grand slam as I'm not a big Whiskey fan. These are my first LWBs and I luckily picked them up off of B&S.

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post #33269 of 99188
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Originally Posted by lagsun View Post

Looks like a Ravello day. Just completed the shell triple crown but won't go for the grand slam as I'm not a big Whiskey fan. These are my first LWBs and I luckily picked them up off of B&S.
photoseb.jpg

You always take stunning photos. super clear with great color. fing02[1].gif
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Originally Posted by blue collar View Post

You always take stunning photos. super clear with great color. fing02[1].gif

Thanks. Helps to have natural light when using the iPhone 4 :-)
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