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^ clothing brand - they make some nice jackets
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^ clothing brand - they make some nice jackets

thanks.

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question - is a cordovan NST shoe better on the aberdeen or barrie last?

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My preference for NST is always Aberdeen

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My preference for NST is always Aberdeen

thanks, i think i lean that way as well. i've never worn aberdeen, i take it it fits tts, ie. what i measure on the brannock should be the size i get?

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question - is a cordovan NST shoe better on the aberdeen or barrie last?

I would say this is entirely a question of how the various lasts fit your feet.
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I would say this is entirely a question of how the various lasts fit your feet.

well for example in barrie, 1/2 size down from what i measure on the brannock seems just about right. 

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I just stumbled across these online at Pelle Line.  The photos are pretty terrible.

 

Alden - 36620 - Ravello
Tassel Moccasin in shell cordovan leather
 
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Gentlemen, given a choice between three different Alden LWB's, a #8 cordovan, a black cordovan, or a snuff suede, and you didn't own any of them, which one would be your pick?
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Color 8 remains my absolute favorite,  don't underestimate how well color 8 can patina!

 

Check this out, from Leather Soul's site, here are some 12 year old color 8's (probably these were not polished with Color 8 wax).

 

They seem to look almost like Cigar, Whiskey and Ravello all in one: 

 

 

 

 

from

http://leathersoulhawaii.com/2013/04/19/alden-shoe-barrie-nst-lsw/

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Gentlemen, given a choice between three different Alden LWB's, a #8 cordovan, a black cordovan, or a snuff suede, and you didn't own any of them, which one would be your pick?

Color 8 by far. 

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#8 is a favourite here. I would choose #8 too among the 3.

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Gentlemen, given a choice between three different Alden LWB's, a #8 cordovan, a black cordovan, or a snuff suede, and you didn't own any of them, which one would be your pick?

Color #8 is the most versatile of the three and would probably be my first choice but the snuff suede can be pretty nice too.

FWIW, I own both color #8 and snuff suede longwings and my suede ones get worn a bit more... yet I still recommend the #8.
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Originally Posted by BeSpiffington View Post

Gentlemen, given a choice between three different Alden LWB's, a #8 cordovan, a black cordovan, or a snuff suede, and you didn't own any of them, which one would be your pick?

I think it depends a bit on the rest of your collection; for me this is a bit too silo'd of a question. For instance, if you own 3 pairs of other #8 makeups but no suede then that would change the way I answer the question. Also, are you looking for something that can me worn both a bit dressier and casual or strictly more casual? I personally prefer a lot of #8 makesups to the LWB so my answer would probably be snuff suede.

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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

Color 8 remains my absolute favorite,  don't underestimate how well color 8 can patina!

 

Check this out, from Leather Soul's site, here are some 12 year old color 8's (probably these were not polished with Color 8 wax).

 

They seem to look almost like Cigar, Whiskey and Ravello all in one: 

 

 

 

 

from

http://leathersoulhawaii.com/2013/04/19/alden-shoe-barrie-nst-lsw/

Wish you hadn't posted that, my craving for a cordovan pair of the NST is being feed daily on here.

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