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post #56161 of 96684
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

 

 

You may already know this, but I think this is what you are noticing:

 

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"As some people have heard or read, the “lighter” and “darker” colors of cordovan are that way for a reason.  The leather, being a unique medium, has highs and lows in terms of natural color.  The darker shells are many times that way because this makes for the most uniform finished product.  As our shells are stained with fully aniline stains (meaning no pigment to provide coverage of any kind), fading your darker colored shells may cause these color “differences” to become detectable, if they even exist at all."

 

I think that if you get them refinished by Alden or B. Nelson, the inconsistency will be hidden again.  Or as was suggested, use saphir cordovan cream (which contains a lot of pigment) to cover it up, but it will likely darken the color of the boot back to close to its original color.  IME, Saphir cordovan cream can't be used to spot treat, as there will be a visible difference between the treated and un-treated area.  You have to use it on the entire/shoe boot.

 

Good luck.

 

 

 

Bakes, I actually hadn't read that but it makes a lot of sense and is very likely what I am experiencing.  I think I am going to try to live with the spot as Uncle recommends and see if it becomes more pronounced as the leather lightens further.  If that happens, then I might consider some remedy options.  Thanks much for enlightening me.

post #56162 of 96684
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Originally Posted by BootSpell View Post

 

Bakes, I actually hadn't read that but it makes a lot of sense and is very likely what I am experiencing.  I think I am going to try to live with the spot as Uncle recommends and see if it becomes more pronounced as the leather lightens further.  If that happens, then I might consider some remedy options.  Thanks much for enlightening me.

You are welcome, Sir.

 

Glad that I could be of assistance, as you have been very helpful to me in the past.

 

I don't think that it would be oil because shell already has natural oils in it, not to mention a waxy finish, so oil probably wouldn't stain shell in the same way that it does suede.  (You wouldn't use mink oil on suede, but we love it for shell.)  Unless it were hot used motor oil or something, in which case it would probably be more the contaminates in the oil doing the staining, rather than the oil itself.

post #56163 of 96684

Gentlemen your recommendations will really help.

 

Current Alden collection:

Color 8 LWB

Ravello LWB

Cigar NST

Black shell perf cap toe

 

My dress code:

Dress shirt and dress pants

 

What should be my next pair of shoes? (Don't wear boots)

 

Bonus:

If my new pair also go well with chinos.

 

Thank you Gentlemen!

post #56164 of 96684
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Originally Posted by blenden View Post


Thank you! Sadly, Leffot does not ship many (if any) items to Norway, which is where I live. I probably should have stated that :-)

 

 

 

Bare bruk en proxy. De har sagt at der er greit, men det er bare Alden som forbyr de å sende til utlandet.

 

Just use a proxy. Alden prohibits them from shipping shoes abroad.

post #56165 of 96684
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Originally Posted by Rishi Kakar View Post

Gentlemen your recommendations will really help.

 

Current Alden collection:

Color 8 LWB

Ravello LWB

Cigar NST

Black shell perf cap toe

 

My dress code:

Dress shirt and dress pants

 

What should be my next pair of shoes? (Don't wear boots)

 

Bonus:

If my new pair also go well with chinos.

 

Thank you Gentlemen!

 

No expert by any means. But I'd say you need a pair of PTBs.

post #56166 of 96684
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Originally Posted by blenden View Post

Alden rookie here!

 

Does anyone where I can buy a pair of boots similar to the one pictured, online? Crepe or rubber sole, plain or cap toe.

 

Thank you :-)

 

fransboone has this exact boot, but it is in snuff suede.  

post #56167 of 96684
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Originally Posted by OlafG View Post

 

No expert by any means. But I'd say you need a pair of PTBs.

Thank you sir!

post #56168 of 96684
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Originally Posted by OlafG View Post

I'm torn between getting the LWB in #8 or Cigar. Which one is the nicest/most versatile?

I would go with the king
post #56169 of 96684
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rishi Kakar View Post

Gentlemen your recommendations will really help.

 

Current Alden collection:

Color 8 LWB

Ravello LWB

Cigar NST

Black shell perf cap toe

 

My dress code:

Dress shirt and dress pants

 

What should be my next pair of shoes? (Don't wear boots)

 

Bonus:

If my new pair also go well with chinos.

 

Thank you Gentlemen!


PTB in royalty (990)

post #56170 of 96684
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Originally Posted by OlafG View Post

 

No expert by any means. But I'd say you need a pair of PTBs.

Personal preference is king here.  

 

Since you apparently like NST's and captoes, the obvious choices would be to get a pair of King NSTs (meaning NSTs in color 8 cordovan).   Or you could get King captoes -- either bluchers of balmorals although the balmorals are slightly more dressy than the blucher and less dressy is probably better for you given your dress code.   

 

If you don't mind the roundness (some say club-like) look of the PTBs, a pair of King PTBs would add a different style to your stable.  

 

I would go NSTs.

post #56171 of 96684
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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post

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nephew,
looking good, nothing beats a plaza last boot
post #56172 of 96684
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rishi Kakar View Post

Gentlemen your recommendations will really help.

Current Alden collection:
Color 8 LWB
Ravello LWB
Cigar NST
Black shell perf cap toe

My dress code:
Dress shirt and dress pants

What should be my next pair of shoes? (Don't wear boots)

Bonus:
If my new pair also go well with chinos.

Thank you Gentlemen!

nephew,
in order
ptb, tassel, straight tip, cap toe
post #56173 of 96684

king tassel
argyles otc
post #56174 of 96684
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post


PTB in royalty (990)
Thank you Sir!
post #56175 of 96684
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Originally Posted by aldenwear View Post

Personal preference is king here.  

Since you apparently like NST's and captoes, the obvious choices would be to get a pair of King NSTs (meaning NSTs in color 8 cordovan).   Or you could get King captoes -- either bluchers of balmorals although the balmorals are slightly more dressy than the blucher and less dressy is probably better for you given your dress code.   

If you don't mind the roundness (some say club-like) look of the PTBs, a pair of King PTBs would add a different style to your stable.  

I would go NSTs.
Aldenwear Thank you!
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