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Originally Posted by janky fish View Post

Yeah, saw those and the leffot ones, but not a lot of sizes available unfortunately. I would need a 10.5 in Barrie probably.

if you want a grain wingtip, the Crockett & Jones Pembroke is an absolutely fantastic shoe.

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post #40142 of 87663
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Originally Posted by imolazhp_ci View Post

if you want a grain wingtip, the Crockett & Jones Pembroke is an absolutely fantastic shoe.

no objection
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Pembroke is nice, but the black one is smooth.

Tricker's Ilkley is available in black scotch grain.
The Bureau Belfast has a few sizes on sale right now including 9.5UK.
I take a 10.5US in Barrie and 9.5UK in the Tricker's 4444 last. YMMV.
http://www.thebureaubelfast.com/shop/product/1327/trickers-black-scotch-grain-ilkley-derby-brogue/
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now that my collection of shell is done, i want to get a pair of suede chukkas--does it never end?

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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

Pembroke is nice, but the black one is smooth.
Tricker's Ilkley is available in black scotch grain.
The Bureau Belfast has a few sizes on sale right now including 9.5UK.
I take a 10.5US in Barrie and 9.5UK in the Tricker's 4444 last. YMMV.
http://www.thebureaubelfast.com/shop/product/1327/trickers-black-scotch-grain-ilkley-derby-brogue/

there is a black pebble grain. they have it at the J. Crew Men's Shop on Madison. not a fan of Tricker's... to me they're like Doc Martens with nicer leather.
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Originally Posted by dslonghorn4 View Post

First shoe shine session of 2013 complete. Below is my small collection of shell.

These look great. I would guess it's a Marlow by C&J on the right, and an Alden cap-toe (Ravello?) on the left. But what's the medallion cap-toe in the center? Enjoy wearing.

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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

Alden SF store display


nephew,
fortunately the store is closed
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

2
from Alden SF

nephew,
thank you
i like 6 over 2
post #40149 of 87663
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Originally Posted by dslonghorn4 View Post

First shoe shine session of 2013 complete. Below is my small collection of shell.

you have done very well, good shine to start 2013
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Originally Posted by Dbear View Post

now that my collection of shell is done, i want to get a pair of suede chukkas--does it never end?

nephew,
not until your last breath
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#8 nst boot
argyles otc
post #40152 of 87663
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

nephew,
fortunately the store is closed

... but not the online store. biggrin.gif
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#8 nst boot
argyles otc

Looking Great.

My color 8 NST high boots on the Plaza may be my favorite boots.
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If it were my $700, those Ravellos would be on the first pre-paid shipipng label back to wherever you bought them from. There's just no way such a mismatch is acceptable. The Whiskeys, though are a tougher call. I have Whiskey LWBs, too, and I had to take a clean cloth and buff off some dark polish when I bought them -- they came "clean" quite easily. Try that, and I bet you'll be happy with the outcome. Even as-is, I'd probably keep the Whiskeys, but it depends on how much of a stretch $700 is for you. If it's pocket change, then who cares, and keep 'em. If it is several months' savings, then it's a personal decision on how much you want them vs. how much it'll bug you to see that every time you wear them.

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Originally Posted by henryg View Post

I was lucky enough to pick up a pair of ravello and whiskey LWBs recently.  Unfortunately, I am not sure if I should keep either pair. 

With the ravellos, the vamp of the right shoe appears to be much lighter than the left shoe.  It is also somewhat lighter than the rest of the right shoe.  I've seen comments from members of this forum state that the color #8 shoes go through an additional finishing step at Alden.  Is this true for the other colors as well, or is variation of this type typically a result of the tanning process?  If it is due only to the tanning process, I guess I am just surprised that it would not be caught much sooner in the process.  If it is just the finishing step, is there anything that can be done to correct the issue, or I am better off just sending them back to the retailer?

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With the whiskeys, there is an area on the upper of the right shoe that has dark brown or black streaks that make the area appear almost "dirty".  The same area on the outside of the shoe has a similar, but less pronounced appearance.  To me, it almost appears as though the shoes were polished in that area with a dark brown or black polish before leaving the factory.  That area of the shoe also has a much duller appearance than the leather near the sole. 

Has anyone else seen this type of dark striping effect with other whiskey LWBs, or other whiskey shells?  Is it just natural variation in the leather, or something that can be corrected?

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post #40155 of 87663
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

Speaking of Color 8, today Mr. FedEx dropped off my JGilbert plaintoe boots on the Plaza. This completes my trifecta of color 8 high boots from JGilbert. This frees up my like new color 8 chukkas (plaintoe of course, Barrie last, 9D, double leather sole) for a possible swap as we start 2013. If interested, PM me. Thanks.

A personal friend just laid claim to the chukkas. nod[1].gif
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