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post #49111 of 79265
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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?

Color 8 by far. 

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post #49112 of 79265

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

post #49113 of 79265
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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?

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.
post #49114 of 79265
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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.

post #49115 of 79265
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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.

post #49116 of 79265
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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post


Those look awesome. I'd be all over those if they weren't on a crepe sole.

It's actually not a crepe sole -- regular leather outsole. I got them at Alden of SF -- they only have the picture of the natural CXL on their website, but the navy look pretty damn sexy in person. They're being shipped to me and get here on Weds... can't wait.

post #49117 of 79265
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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?

No. #8 for its color and versatility compared to the other two.
post #49118 of 79265
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Originally Posted by TactileOne View Post

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

You have a choice between Barrie or Aberdeen. The Shoe Mart has the NST shoe in Aberdeen in stock right now and Leather Sole has it in Barrie, both Color 8. 

 

I'm trying to decide between the 2 myself. 

post #49119 of 79265

The Shoe Mart also has it in Cigar and Whiskey on the Barrie in select sizes...

post #49120 of 79265
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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

You have a choice between Barrie or Aberdeen. The Shoe Mart has the NST shoe in Aberdeen in stock right now and Leather Sole has it in Barrie, both Color 8. 

 

I'm trying to decide between the 2 myself. 

you want it on the Aberdeen!!!! (jedi mind tricks)

post #49121 of 79265
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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?

In this order:

8
black
snuff
post #49122 of 79265
Black (shell) Monday....



a few scuffs from being out and about already today...

post #49123 of 79265
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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

You have a choice between Barrie or Aberdeen. The Shoe Mart has the NST shoe in Aberdeen in stock right now and Leather Sole has it in Barrie, both Color 8. 

I'm trying to decide between the 2 myself. 

I own or have owned NSTs on both lasts (and Plaza), and there really is no right or wrong answer between the two, but over time I have grown more fond of the Aberdeen.
post #49124 of 79265
AE cloths are on sale now for $1.70. I think they're pretty good. I use them a lot; old t-shirt to apply and AE polishing cloths to wipe and buff.
post #49125 of 79265

Ravello Aberdeen NST today

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