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I am currently have my eyes set on a pair of medallion tip bluchers in color 8 or black, aberdeen last (2145 and 2146) but am undecided because Im not sure how they will look.
If friends on the forum would have some pictures (new and aged) for these styles that would be really helpful in me making up my mind. Thanks for helping!
As my handle might suggest , I work with my hands for a living but also have a love for classic men's style. Hence the love for Alden. I also like to work on projects outside of work. I'm currently rebuilding a 70s vintage Honda CB750 as a "Cafe Racer" or at least my vision of what one should be. Given my love for all things Horween, I wanted to use one of their products when upholstering the seat. However, items like Cordovan and CXL are pulling a premium as of late. So, i've decided to go with a natural Horween 'horse strip'. As most of you know this is what is left after the cordovan shells are cut away. It may be a little think and stiff for the application, but i'm up for the challenge!
Here is a shot of the strips. With an 18lb West Highland Terrier thrown in for scale
I figured out of anyone, you guys can appreciate my insanity.
My girlfriend just shook her head when i told her the plan.
I know it is not a pull-up, but i hope arse sweat and indigo will patina the hell out of the leather.
I haven't received any irregular offerings (in 9D and 9.5D, if that matters) for several months now. Have I been dropped from their list? Have others been receiving these?