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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

does anyone else noticed their shoes get noticeably darker as they brush their shoes? I first noticed it in my brown CXL Indy's but also on some of my Ravello. It feels like the more I brush the darker they get and it almost looks like more black within the leather is coming to the surface. Curious what others experience and views are on this.

You are not brushing with a brush that you've used to polish darker shoes with are you? The polish residue on brushes will cross over to lighter shoes when you brush.

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Black shell gunboats today...
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

punched v. perforated ....


Most times used interchangeably.

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Perforated-
MCaptoes/MH00024_____MDBR_07H__D___,default,pd.html?cmp=PPC_Google_{adtype}&cmp=bac_google_display_P_P_PLA_Product_Listing_Ad&ut
m_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=&utm_content=All%20products&utm_campaign=P_P_PLA_Product_Listing_Ad

http://www.thearmourystore.com/shoes/
-robert-762-punched-captoe-brown


Thank you for the link and knowledge
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Black shell gunboats today...
Outstanding sir!
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Originally Posted by Pastor View Post

You are not brushing with a brush that you've used to polish darker shoes with are you? The polish residue on brushes will cross over to lighter shoes when you brush.

I use three brushes -
1) One brush for black and color 8
2) One brush for medium browns
3) One brush for light browns (ravello/whiskey)
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

hpreston - those chocolate suedes are awesome...when did LS offer those?

Thanks!

They were available about a year ago, I believe I picked them up in early March, 2012.

Alden DC has a similar shoe, not sure of the last, but it is a choc suede short wing Balmoral.

I believe Alden Madison Ave has a similar shoe as well in choc suede with captoe, but for some reason their site is blocked from work...
Edited by hpreston - 5/1/13 at 10:24am
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Purchased the blue suede LWB's from Leffot back in January. With the weather finally cooperating in New York, pulled them out for a coat of protector before hitting the streets. Unfortunately, noticed that the eyelets on the left shoe are uneven. Probably should have inspected more closely but very difficult to notice unlaced. Obviously, no bearing on function or durability and not likely to be noticed by others (except forum members) but is likely to irritate me. No chance of an exchange but could this be repaired by Alden? Would they even do it?


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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post

Yes, the #4 boots are more red for sure. I'll snap some side by side shots this afternoon.

My color 4's are more red too. Noticeably more. I have maintained that - for those who have never seen 4 in person - they may not actually like it as well as they think they would given the amount of red tones that come through. On the whole, I prefer ravello to 4, but, obviously, they are both nice colors. Ravello can have some red tones too, but, depending on the batch, can be, IMO, a very nice medium brown. My ravello PTBs have almost no red in them, but I have other ravello models that do have some red (but not nearly the levels of red in 4). Variety is nice.

BTW, nice boots. Both pairs.
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Thank you for the link and knowledge

You are welcome. fistbump.gif
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Originally Posted by hpreston View Post

Thanks!

They were available about a year ago, I believe I picked them up in early March, 2012.

Alden DC has a similar shoe, not sure of the last, but it is a choc suede short wing Balmoral.


I beleive Alden Madison Ave has a similar shoe as well in choc suede with captoe, but for some reason their site is blocked from work...

Perhaps this one: http://www.theshoemart.com/alden-mens-wing-tip-bal-hampton-last-brown-suede/pvc-ald-mxsdlw-904_ald_m_wing_tip_bal_hampton_last.html
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AppleMark

AldenxEpaulet Natural CXL LWB
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Yes, that is it! Great looking shoe.
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You are not brushing with a brush that you've used to polish darker shoes with are you? The polish residue on brushes will cross over to lighter shoes when you brush.

 

Thank you very much for the tip. I am indeed using separate brushes. I use 1 for color #8, one for browns and one for lighter colors. However, I do think it is an interesting topic to if polish residue will transfer on brushes. My understanding is that the primary purpose of the brush is to remove any excess residue, dirt, etc so why then would it add residue back to a finish?

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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

Thank you very much for the tip. I am indeed using separate brushes. I use 1 for color #8, one for browns and one for lighter colors. However, I do think it is an interesting topic to if polish residue will transfer on brushes. My understanding is that the primary purpose of the brush is to remove any excess residue, dirt, etc so why then would it add residue back to a finish?
Polish will absolutly transfer to brushes . Try this take a white cotton cloth lay it out on a table and brush it with a shoe brush .
It has been my experence however that ravello and whisky naturally darken with age .This could well be what you are seeing. I am of the school of thought that given time and exposure all shell will eventually reach pretty much the same shade of medium brown as long as tints are not introduced
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