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^ those guys wear Italian shoemakers

Smh

Cole Haan is made in Italy?

Nice boots. Hoping the Cigar straight tip from DC will have another run so I can pick up a pair.

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Reposting for a little guidance
Hi rydenfan, It is really hard for me to tell from the pic. I cannot even tell if it is a shoe or boot. I have snuff suede boots and I find the suede to be surprisingly tough. I am not the kind of guy that likes to send things back so I would probably take a really soft old toothbrush and see what happens. To me it looks like where the other shoe was rubbing it during shipping and should not be an issue.
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Happy inaugural Patina Sunday (if you're choosing to celebrate) and Easter (if you're into that sort of thing).

 

My collection is less than a year old and hasn't aged much so I've chosen a photo posted previously in this thread. Taken at Leather Soul Hawaii, both of these shoes are color 8 NSTs. This photo was originally taken and posted by member Dexter_ in 2010. Coincidentally, it appears the aged shoe's color is somewhere between a paska and kielbasa.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Winterbourne View Post

Has anyone found that J.Crew ships a wishlisted item (ie., shell cordovan cap toe boots) sooner than the given expected ship date?

I have seen and experienced this before. Not the norm, but a welcome surprise when it works out.
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That's a great look. Did you have the pants altered at all?

Thank you - no, the pants are unaltered. I did do a hot wash and hot dry upon purchase to shrink them up a bit. Still probably need to be taken in in the waist and seat (very essential information based on the pic, I know...).

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Happy inaugural Patina Sunday (if you're choosing to celebrate) and Easter (if you're into that sort of thing).
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My collection is less than a year old and hasn't aged much so I've chosen a photo posted previously in this thread. Taken at Leather Soul Hawaii, both of these shoes are color 8 NSTs. This photo was originally taken and posted by member Dexter_ in 2010. Coincidentally, it appears the aged shoe's color is somewhere between a paska and kielbasa.




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That color difference is very cool... and continues to aid me in my suspicion that all shell evolves to the same mid-brown eventually. "Rare" shell colors are, in fact, a hoax. patch[1].gif
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Originally Posted by Winterbourne View Post

Has anyone found that J.Crew ships a wishlisted item (ie., shell cordovan cap toe boots) sooner than the given expected ship date?

if by wishlisted you mean a product that has a delivery date further out than normal shipping.. all 4 pair of Aldens purchased from them have arrived earlier than quoted.. I remember reading somewhere that the CEO of Jcrew admits that they would prefer to quote a date and then exceed expectation by delivering earlier.

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if by wishlisted you mean a product that has a delivery date further out than normal shipping.. all 4 pair of Aldens purchased from them have arrived earlier than quoted.. I remember reading somewhere that the CEO of Jcrew admits that they would prefer to quote a date and then exceed expectation by delivering earlier.

OK thanks a lot! Yeah I'm not sure why they termed it wish listed in my purchase confirmation email.
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Hi rydenfan, It is really hard for me to tell from the pic. I cannot even tell if it is a shoe or boot. I have snuff suede boots and I find the suede to be surprisingly tough. I am not the kind of guy that likes to send things back so I would probably take a really soft old toothbrush and see what happens. To me it looks like where the other shoe was rubbing it during shipping and should not be an issue.

They are plain toe shoes. Thanks for the tip but unfortunately it didn't work. I will continue to try and see what happens
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They are plain toe shoes. Thanks for the tip but unfortunately it didn't work. I will continue to try and see what happens
I found a suede cleaning kit at Off Broadway shoes. It is a stiff brush and eraser.



So either return if you cannot live with that or try a stiffer brush.

I personally like the way suede plain toe's look with a little character so I have not used the kit much.
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I saw these boots up for sale on eBay. They're Barrie lasted #8 NST's w/ commando soles. The boots are listed as size 11.5 B/D. I wear 11D's in my LWB's, but I had to get 11.5's in my J Crew cap toe boots. Does anyone think these NST's are worth taking a shot at? Thanks


I think they are worth it if you've got the funds for another color 8 boot.  The NST generally run a little narrow so the barrie and the size up to TTS should be great. fing02[1].gif Good luck my friend...

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Alden suede owners I have a quick question. I just got a pair of snuff plain toes and noticed this odd spot


Is this something normal that should brush out? Or is it an issue? I naturally tried brushing it with my finger a bit to see if it was a bit of extra material that would wipe off, but it didn't.

Reposting for a little guidance


Have you tried using a suede brush yet?  After brushing and applying the water-proofing, suede protector, it may not be as noticeable.  I can't really tell from the picture how bad it is.

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Brand-New-BEAUTIFUL-Alden-Horween-Shell-Cordovan-Cap-Toe-Boots-Size-10D-/181112954457?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item2a2b2c5e59

Any idea what last this is? The seller doesnt know. Looks like grant or barrie. Im thinking most likely grant

Definitely grant.


It certainly looks like the 4060 (grant).

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We are still early in the patina department but here's my patina Sunday entry.

 

 

 

 

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Happy Easter to everyone on this very special Sunday!



#8 Shortwing Balmoral
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ArtofWardrobe, I applaud you for your excellent idea to initiate Patina Sundays, but certainly the following guidelines are appropriate...

1.  Posted pics need to be your own (otherwise I could simply search through the internet).

2.  Pics shouldn't be artificially enhanced... Sorry El Argentino, while I absolutely love your snap speed pics, I was hoping to see aged shell and natural patina.  But by all means, keep posting those amazing looking pictures!

 

If I am out of line, forgive me.  I'll just observe and read.smile.gif

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Happy Easter to everyone on this very special Sunday!



#8 Shortwing Balmoral
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Love these!  worship.gif  Are they 974's or BB? I'm guessing BB.  I've been looking for this pair for a while now.

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