Those look great!
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Really nice looking! A bit more brown/orange and a bit less yellow looking than most of the Ravello I have seen. I would be thrilled if the chukkas I am about to get are this color
They are nice, arent they? Look like the same shade as mine. A tad darker than my NST's. I'm on day 2 of the MAC method today at the office.
They look great I haven't been able to try them on yet as work has hard floors. The chukkas themselves are without flaws so I'm very pleased about that.. They are slightly darker than I expected, hoping they redden up a bit with time.
that's doesn't look bad to me. you have two things working against you, though. 1. longwings = massive toe box which makes the appearance of creasing more prevalent. 2. CXL is prone to not just creasing, but wrinkling, which looks more like what you're experiencing. there are certain areas of the hide that are more prone to this wrinkling than others.
I do have CXL Indy boots, and I now how quickly they can get beaten up, but these are my first Longwings, and wasn't sure if this was normal or not.
i wouldn't say this is normal for longwings but it's definitely normal for CXL Longwings. scope this photo from leffot.
Darker like Whiskey? do they look similar to the LWB's posted above? I actually have the other pair of 8D's coming from NYC. I had a pair on order with Shoe Mart but cancelled it as I had a credit with NYC already. I should have mine tomorrow so just anxious to hear more about them ;)
Wearing my new CXL Longwings today for only the 2nd time, and I am getting some pretty nasty creasing in the left toe box, significantly worse than my right. Probably me just being anal, plus it look worse in person than this picture, but is this anything I should be concerned about? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Natural CXL will crease, age differently across the shoe and darken with exposure to sun.
If you're anal about surface appearance, it may not be the leather for you.
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Man, these look so nice. Is the welt light color? (can't see too well)
I think I could have 10 pair of Ravello LWB and still justify buying more
Sir, suede is your friend. In addition to the above. I have a suede Indy boot, suede Modified last boot, suede chukka, suede PTB, and a suede plain captoe blucher. And that's just in Alden.