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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

good looking boot

thanks Uncle
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Originally Posted by OfficeLinebacke View Post

What about the Carminas make them worth 33% ($100) more than the Rancourts?

I can't answer that without having a Rancourt in hand.

From the picture I don't like the belt for two reasons: 1. Rancourt is a tad bit wide for my taste in shell belts. 2. I don't like the look of the edging.

How is the quality?
Do they make anything besides color 8?
Edited by tmw - 1/15/13 at 8:33pm
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Inaugural wear of LS Jumper (Tru-Balance):

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Originally Posted by FrankCowperwood View Post


Looking very good. Wonderful color.

Thanks for the kind words.
These were a special makeup for leffot.
My favorite pair of Aldens.
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Some really nice pics on the forum today.
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

The best Alden chukka. nod[1].gif

My favorite chukka is the Frans Boone black shell six eyelet chukka with a close heel & flat welt for it has a superior fit, even though cigar is my go to chukka. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by FrankCowperwood View Post

Consistently some of the best photos on this thread, and a beautiful collection of Aldens as well.

Very kind, thank you sir.
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

nephew,
+1 cigar and argyles

Thank you.
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

nephew,
looking good
I passed (after much anguish ) on a pair of these that had been returned to the san francisco store last week.I had a pair of cigar indys in the mail and I also have a pair of like new hanover one color (ravello) saddle shoes. When I discussed the choice with my wife she she seemed to not understand one cannot posess too much ravello shell.Love my indy boots but I wish I hadnt seen that pic . Could they be the same boots purchased last from sf store 101/2 d??
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Originally Posted by shaunw View Post

The Unionmade Kirkwood Cordovan Cap Toe Boot in Ravello 39623HC, I'm really digging these.........nod%5B1%5D.gif


Sorry these boots above post
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Originally Posted by mtc2000 View Post


The J. Gilbert saddles were on the barrie if you'd like to add that to your list.
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Originally Posted by pebblegrain View Post


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Originally Posted by ChrisGold View Post

I don't disagree, but we all know how #8 will look black, brown or red depending on lighting, type of flash, etc... Whatever the case, bad web marketing in not making it more clear.




Definitely look like shell. Even Barneys would not sell calf Aldens for $610

Pebblegrain has a wonderful avatar. I've had nightmares about that ESPN clown, Merril Hoge, and his tie length. That he can shed his suit coat and expose said tie length with a straight face is a true testament to how curiously absurd this guy dresses. And don't even get me started on his fist-sized tie knots. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by mtc2000 View Post

Not a very good picture, but I hope it helps. From top to bottom:


BB "tan" Cordovan, 30mm width, gold tone buckle.

Alden Ravello, 35mm width, nickel plated brass buckle.

Alden Cigar, 30mm width, nickel plated brass buckle.


One (1) inch belt would be pretty narrow. Normal dress belts are around 30mm, approx. 1-1/5 in (one and one fifth inch). From what I know, the BB ones are 30mm with gold tone buckles, unless they changed recently. Alden offers 30mm and 35mm, with either gold tone or nickel plated buckles.
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These are very nice shell belts.

I have purchased shell belts before but ultimately returned them. The multi-piece construction (which is necessary, of course) just didn't sit right with me. Just a personal thing...

But hats off to those who are not bothered by them. nod[1].gif
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There is a 10.5 ravello captoe boot available on the Unionmade site. biggrin.gif
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I may have over done it a bit on my first pair of shells.  I used Saphir cream, and also the Alden wax, but probably too much as there is some build up.  After coming across this forum and learning about proper care of cordovan leather (less is better, Mac method, etc.) my subsequent purchases look much better. 

 

For those that have some experience with this, what process and which products (assume one or more of the Saphir) do I use to remove the excess and start over?

 

Thanks in advance for any help. 

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Originally Posted by Olifter View Post

I may have over done it a bit on my first pair of shells.  I used Saphir cream, and also the Alden wax, but probably too much as there is some build up.  After coming across this forum and learning about proper care of cordovan leather (less is better, Mac method, etc.) my subsequent purchases look much better. 

For those that have some experience with this, what process and which products (assume one or more of the Saphir) do I use to remove the excess and start over?

Thanks in advance for any help. 

Saphir Renomat is designed to clean and remove wax and does an excellent job. I've only used it on calf, however. I'm sure it would work just as well on shell but I don't know if there would be any ill effect.
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