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Start constructing those built-ins.  They're worth it!

Speaking of which, I remodeled my home a year ago and converted a walk-in hallway closet into a shoe closet.  There is no vent in there.  Consequently it gets pretty hot and stuff in there.  Does anyone know if that will that pose any problems for shell (or calf) in the long run??

Thanks in advance...
RTP, how hot is hot? Extreme temperature variation isn't good for cotton, wool, plastic, wine, beer, and it can't be good for calf or shell cordovan. At a minimum it seems that extreme heat could dry out leather faster than cooler, steadier temps. You have a tidy sum invested in footwear, so I'd suggest proceeding accordingly.

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post #60152 of 91615
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Originally Posted by patrick_b View Post

LS Ultimate Jumper Boot in brown CXL, heading out for some apple picking and freshly made, piping hot cider donuts.










Haven't worn these yet this season after purchasing in the spring via B&S. Threw on a coat of VSC last week.

Honey Pot Hill?
post #60153 of 91615
LS damage report.



Suede munks


Plaza wingtips.


John Lobbs
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Those are all ridiculous pick ups ZIPPYH! They're all stunning. Those plaza boots are very special.

 

My question is: How are you going to fit all of those shoes in the hotel safe?

 

 

 

 

I wasn't a shoe nut last time I was in Hawaii. I do remember walking past the LS store there in Waikiki.

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LS damage report.



Suede munks


Plaza wingtips.


John Lobbs
The suede monks - I've been thinking about those shoes for a couple of weeks. They look great! How do you like them so far?
post #60156 of 91615
That was the first time I've worn any of those outside of LS. smile.gif
So a bit early for impressions!
post #60157 of 91615
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Those are all ridiculous pick ups ZIPPYH! They're all stunning. Those plaza boots are very special.

My question is: How are you going to fit all of those shoes in the hotel safe?




I wasn't a shoe nut last time I was in Hawaii. I do remember walking past the LS store there in Waikiki.

You need to come back here and buy moar shooz.
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Honey Pot Hill?

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Russel Orchards in Ipswich.
post #60159 of 91615
I thought LS was sold out of the Plaza wingtip boots. Not so?

Are those blue suede SWB on Barrie?
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I know we were talking about "try-on" shoes before to avoid creasing... At the J Crew Ludlow shop, it looks like they have one pair of cordovan longwings in every size for guys tp try on (I used a pair to try on a pair of pants that needed hemming).

On a somewhat unrelated note it's actually pretty amazing how many guys are in that store buying suits and tuxedos on a daily basis. Never thought J Crew would have a decent suit business but they appear to have one, at least at that location
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Thanks RTP. Funny how life can sometimes get in the way of one's enjoyment of fine footwear.

This needs to go in the official quote bank. No matter how old you are Sir, you are wise beyond your years.

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Originally Posted by CEE88 View Post

RTP, how hot is hot? Extreme temperature variation isn't good for cotton, wool, plastic, wine, beer, and it can't be good for calf or shell cordovan. At a minimum it seems that extreme heat could dry out leather faster than cooler, steadier temps. You have a tidy sum invested in footwear, so I'd suggest proceeding accordingly.

It's probably about 5-10 degrees warmer than room temperature in the summer and about the same difference but cooler in the winter.

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Originally Posted by patrick_b View Post

LS Ultimate Jumper Boot in brown CXL, heading out for some apple picking and freshly made, piping hot cider donuts.




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Why Caucasians voluntarily go out to pick apples is beyond me. smile.gif Those boots are fantastic!
post #60164 of 91615
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Originally Posted by Mr. Six View Post

I thought LS was sold out of the Plaza wingtip boots. Not so?

Are those blue suede SWB on Barrie?

Their website can be misleading I feel, and there are usually a few sale Aldens in store they just say there aren't if you email / call and they don't know who you are
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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post

SWB, love the edge trim and overall look.

 

 

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I have the blue suede swb and love them. Navy chromexcel is not a personal favorite. I was not sure how versatile the blue suede would be but now I find a lot of chances to wear them. They are very comfortable as well, the sole is great.
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I'd go with the SWB also.

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I'd choose the SWB.

 

 

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Yeah, I'm a fan of the PTBs as well, but those SWBs are fantastic, and SWBs in general are not a terribly common make.

 

 

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I would go with the navy cxl.  Unless you are in an always-sunny climate, there will be entire seasons and may days you cannot wear the navy suede.  And you cannot see the broguing all that well in the navy suede so you lose some of the impact of the design.  The navy cxl has a particularly rich color, it is versatile --goes with kakhis, jeans,cords of a variety of colors and the cxl is a hardy leather -- wears very well.  That particularly make-up, with the contrasting tan welt and stitching and the brass eyelets, I think enhances its versatility and its good looks.  ome prefer the more muted look, so only you can decide what is for you.

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Originally Posted by Shawnc View Post

That may be the nicest suede alden shoe I've seen. Checks all the key boxes. Goes nicely with khakis and jeans, light welt, short-wings. Easy call for me.

Thanks for all of the feedback gents.  I like both but favor the SWB.  Aldenwear, your points are all valid and insightful, but not sure I'm crazy about the light 360 storm welt on the PTB.  Take care...

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