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Family photo...I guess I need to find a plain toe smile.gif

Absolutely wonderful!  While I haven't been a fan of antique edge with color 8, today's pics are inspiring! Well done rydenfan and Sazon  :slayer:

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seeing all this beautiful #8 has me bummed about my severely neglected LS indys.. no amount of brushing will produce a shine worthy of this thread..

 

 I wonder if it's time to send them to someone more experienced.. I've never put polish on them (maybe reno, but I cant recall)

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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

Black NSTs have gotten weekly wear... Need the Mac method



Excellent looking NSTs my friend.  Your pics demonstrate nicely that black shell develops a very attractive patina.  Wear often and in great health...

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Originally Posted by violethour1951 View Post

Black shell just looks plasticky. I've seen some exceptions (e.g. Leffot naval boots) but they tend not to convey that depth that the various shades of brown shells can display.

 

 

 

I think that in some ways black exhibits the beauty of shell better than any other color.  Sure seems to shine better, but maybe thats what you mean by plasticky.  

Warning: Black Shell! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking forward to wearing my black unlined LHS with some gray flannels and a cashmere sweater this winter.

Bakes, you're killin' me with these pics of gorgeous black shell.  Wear often and in great health my friend!!

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Originally Posted by specialk0449 View Post
 

 

Thanks Aldenfan for the discount code. I just bought a pair. 

 

Most welcome. Glad I could help.

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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post

Whiskey Wednesday here as well...



-Mike

 

amazing looking shoes.

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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post
 

Cigar LWBs today.  The pic doesn't look great, but they could use some Mac love...

 

great color on your cigars rtp. direct sunlight makes them look like the new ravello batch.

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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

Family photo...I guess I need to find a plain toe smile.gif

great looking boots sir. that's a lot of shell right there.

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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post
 

seeing all this beautiful #8 has me bummed about my severely neglected LS indys.. no amount of brushing will produce a shine worthy of this thread..

 

 I wonder if it's time to send them to someone more experienced.. I've never put polish on them (maybe reno, but I cant recall)

 

It is the time to use a little bit of paste wax.

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great looking boots sir. that's a lot of shell right there.

 

that leffot boot is a thing of beauty...

 
just imagine if a cigar version were to come to fruition.. game over.
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

Black NSTs have gotten weekly wear... Need the Mac method




I've really enjoyed all the pics of the black shell and these nst lace ups especially stand out in part because they look almost gunmetal gray, even green.

Is that the light creating that effect or have you actually noticed a change in the color? I'm debating on whether or not to leave some shell shoes out in the sun..
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

Family photo...I guess I need to find a plain toe smile.gif


And an NST. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

And an NST. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

+1
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

This thinking made me pass up some great makeups over the years. Honestly I don't understand it. Black shell looks as great (particularly in the sun) as any shell color. And it's actually generally more wearable than rarer colors like whiskey.

Black shell is great. I have a few of the exact same models in whiskey shell and black shell (and other colors). With the exception of the LHS, I would part with my whiskey before my black.
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

]I'm debating on whether or not to leave some shell shoes out in the sun..

 

You've likely already seen this, but...

 

...Horween warns that it is likely to expose imperfections that were hidden in the dying process.  I surmise that shells that have been chosen to be dyed black are those with the worst imperfections.

 
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