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These may be the best looking all around boots I've seen on SF. NIce choice.

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Frans Boone parajumpers arrived this morning. Pre-wear photos below. Fortunately it appears as if Grant last 11D works for me. It's just slightly snug now and should break in nicely. This compares to 10.5E/11D for Barrie. Hope to start wearing these shortly, and will post photos in action. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Also thought I'd post a copy of the insert Frans Boone sends that describes return policies, which seem pretty good to me. This may be on their site somewhere, but I haven't looked.

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I think I have to agree Mr. Mac... Ravello is my first choice, they wow the heck out of me.  However, there are some cigar shades (the darker the better) that are pretty damn stunning.  My cigar LWB are pretty light and my new Ravello LWB (Alden DC) are on the darker end of the spectrum.  They are nearly the same color... pretty disappointed.  Anyone know how I can darken my Cigar Shell??

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I think I have to agree Mr. Mac... Ravello is my first choice, they wow the heck out of me.  However, there are some cigar shades (the darker the better) that are pretty damn stunning.  My cigar LWB are pretty light and my new Ravello LWB (Alden DC) are on the darker end of the spectrum.  They are nearly the same color... pretty disappointed.  Anyone know how I can darken my Cigar Shell??

Give Saphir dark brown shell cordovan cream a try. I used it on my AE dark brown shell Strands, and they went from a ho-hum chocolate brown to a much deeper/richer dark brown - and that was my intended result. nod[1].gif
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I think I have to agree Mr. Mac... Ravello is my first choice, they wow the heck out of me.  However, there are some cigar shades (the darker the better) that are pretty damn stunning.  My cigar LWB are pretty light and my new Ravello LWB (Alden DC) are on the darker end of the spectrum.  They are nearly the same color... pretty disappointed.  Anyone know how I can darken my Cigar Shell??

cigar and ravello lwb are good looking shoes- i am big believerwhen it comes to the exotic colors that time will take care of your issue; therefore, i would do nothing
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nephew,
my reaction is just the opposite of yours-my first choice would be ravello and then cigar

Uncle, I am not surprised by your order change (and certainly either one is great). But perhaps our "disagreement" stems more from our overall preferences - with you tipping the scales slightly in favor of ravello over cigar and I tipping the scales slightly in favor of cigar over ravello. For example, I get the impression you - even if by the slightest of margins - would favor the ravello LWB over the cigar LWB. I personally would switch that order, and the margin, for that model, would be more than slight. nod[1].gif Having said all of that, I have an equal number of models in each color.

But of course there is no right or wrong, just personal preferences ...

A good weekend to you, fine sir.
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Has anyone had any transaction with http://jgilbertfootwear.com before? How was it? I am lookng at buying a pair of Alden boots designed by them but communication stopped after 2 emails regarding getting the right size for the boots. I was going to provide my credit card details for the purchase but am unsure if I should go ahead as providing credit card details coupled with the poor communication seems rather risky.

Yes. Call and ask for Yenni. She is great to work with.
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Has anyone had any transaction with http://jgilbertfootwear.com before? How was it? I am lookng at buying a pair of Alden boots designed by them but communication stopped after 2 emails regarding getting the right size for the boots. I was going to provide my credit card details for the purchase but am unsure if I should go ahead as providing credit card details coupled with the poor communication seems rather risky.

They are a great place, purchase with confidence.

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Give Saphir dark brown shell cordovan cream a try. I used it on my AE dark brown shell Strands, and they went from a ho-hum chocolate brown to a much deeper/richer dark brown - and that was my intended result. nod[1].gif

great suggestion, and it got me thinking...
Does anyone have experience using a darker color saphir cream on whiskey?
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great suggestion, and it got me thinking...
Does anyone have experience using a darker color saphir cream on whiskey?

I have never done that, but I have used Saphir's neutral shell cordovan cream on whiskey, as well as Saphir Reno on whiskey. The neutral shell cordovan cream will slightly darken the whiskey particularly if applied liberally. All in all I prefer to use Reno on my Whiskeys.
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Cigar LHS on Shoemart is $484 right now. Must be an error.
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Cigar LHS on Shoemart is $484 right now. Must be an error.

They have 9D in stock at $484. Any takers?
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I have the shell rainbow in chukkas. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

You have chukkas in #4? patch[1].gif If not, then you don't have the SF officially sanctioned rainbow.
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Cigar LHS on Shoemart is $484 right now. Must be an error.

Error or not, this is the deal of the year.

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Originally Posted by closerlook View Post

guys, i just scored these on ebay, and I am trying to figure out the last.
i know leather soul did this shoe once and it was the Leydon last (which i hope this is). but the LS version did not have a storm welt as this does, and I can't find any other store that did this model, let alone with a storm welt.
thoughts?



not sure anyone was interested in knowing, but i figured out that these are the ALDEN TANKER OX
they were made for retailers in JAPAN it seems
BARRIE last

being on the barrie they are too big for me, so I will have to pass them off to someone else, I'm afraid.
post #33795 of 86681
I have a question for you fine chaps. Anyone with a pair of cotton lined 405s experience an increasing squeakiness in the boot uppers? It has almost gotten to the point of not wearing them because of the loudness especially going down steps. They are in great shape so that can't be the issue. I have never owned the leather lined version so I didn't know if this was common throughout. Any tips for fixing?

Also, I know I have seen it here, but can someone point me to advice on stitching this darn tongue in place?
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