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post #39511 of 91315
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Originally Posted by jkater1 View Post

I know this has been gone over a bunch of times, but I can't seem to find them on the thread. What are the rubbers that have the felt or fleece lining in them. I got my first pair(s) of shells this past year and need a new pair of outers. Thanks in advance.

SWIMS

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post #39512 of 91315
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Originally Posted by Winston S. View Post


SWIMS

When I wear mine, the felt from the inside sheds and sticks to the thread of the stitching.  Does that happen to anyone else?

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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

 I didn't submit a top 3, but these would likely be in mine:

 

1. Color 8 PTB

2. Ravello LWB

3. Natural Indy Chromexcel (low)

post #39514 of 91315
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I have an identical pair (well the colors of my right and left are a few shades different) and they have become my favorites! Great picture.
post #39515 of 91315
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Originally Posted by poena View Post

got my size 9 color 8 PCT boots from Jcrew to replace the 8.5s
as for width they feel good but length feels/looks a little long but it's probably just in my head cause when I first opened the box I was like these look huge! I will wear around the house a couple times to see how I feel in a couple days.

 

I'm doing the same thing and expecting the larger size today. All of my shells have been shoes up until this point and fit fairly snug, so I figured I'd try a larger size in the boot to have the option of wearing thicker socks. I think someone posted a comment about shell warming up throughout the day which accommodates the initial tight feel. I agree with that and prefer the secure feel of a snug fit. I don't care for my feet sloshing around in the toe box...fingers crossed on the new size.

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Cigar Ptb
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Originally Posted by IRONHORSE View Post

Cigar Ptb

nice.......from Frans? I'm wearing mine today. Are yours on the darker end of the cigar spectrum?

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if this is inappropriate for this thread let me know and I'll delete it but I just put up a pair of lightly used 9.5 Cigar NST's on the B&S.
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Originally Posted by shaunw View Post

nice.......from Frans? I'm wearing mine today. Are yours on the darker end of the cigar spectrum?

Yes and it is on the lighter side:)
post #39520 of 91315
1. Shell creases differently than calf creases. With shell the hairline creasing is absent. A shell shoe with literally no creasing = an unworn shell shoe.

2. Beef rolls can be indicative of poor sizing (length or width, or both), but obviously not always.

3. I personally have never met (or spoken to, or corresponded with) a shell shoe wearer who is anti-creasing.

4. One with a trained eye can differentiate between shell and calf quite easily. But admittedly those with a trained eye in this regard are few and far between.

5. A Merry Christmas to one and all.
post #39521 of 91315
Perhaps an example of an ill fitting shell shoe:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Alden-Monk-Strap-954-Dark-Burgundy-Shell-Cordovan-10-C-A-Dress-Shoes-Oxford-/170959362162?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item27cdf8d872

I have this model and it doesn't even faintly resemble the looks of this pair.
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

Perhaps an example of an ill fitting shell shoe:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Alden-Monk-Strap-954-Dark-Burgundy-Shell-Cordovan-10-C-A-Dress-Shoes-Oxford-/170959362162?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item27cdf8d872
I have this model and it doesn't even faintly resemble the looks of this pair.

Yeah, that's a pretty severe case... That said, a Google image search of alden cordovan chukka along with a search of this thread shows that the majority of chukkas have at least a moderate amount of rolling. It comes with the territory with the model.
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Originally Posted by IRONHORSE View Post

Yes and it is on the lighter side:)

nest.gif Nice shade of Cigar!
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How much room do you guys give your big toe in cordovan shoes?

 

The store I was in recommended 1-2mm distance, however the shoes I tried on were way too uncomfortable. Think the guy was trying to sell me an ill fitting shoe. :/

post #39525 of 91315

1-2 cm maybe, more if you have a long arch length.

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