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Originally Posted by brp2 View Post

Kwhite: I definitely agree that I prefer the light edging. I had the chance to pick up a pair of Ravello LWBs with antique edging when I got my Cigar LWBs (also antique) but, with how dark the Ravello is now, they would've looked damn near the same shoe.

Also, hopefully this photo shows the color difference a bit:



The right shoe (on the left in the photo) has a red translucent look going on in the toe area. The other shoe is more of a solid brown. Am I just being nuts here, or is there a noticeable difference? And, if so, will the difference become less noticeable with time?

Looks like 2 different shoes to me. I understand that exotics are tough to come by but those look really different. I'd be curious to see how they look outdoors. Maybe not as noticeable.

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post #60902 of 86757
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Originally Posted by haiglarsen View Post

Hoooo boy, these are choice!

Thank you!
post #60903 of 86757
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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post

made it into the city to pick these up


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to go along with their brothers that came in on tuesday
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These are just awesome. Congrats and wear often and in great health. That darker shade on the Ravello LWBs is very unique. I like it.
post #60904 of 86757
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Originally Posted by sazon View Post

Great pics all around the past 2 days gentlemen!

#4 WT Boot for me today.

I seem to always wear the same socks with these boots. These boots consistently get complimented when I wear them, as well as few snide comments from the black square toe slip-on crowd.
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These are a thing of beauty! Thanks for sharing.
post #60905 of 86757
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These are just awesome. Congrats and wear often and in great health. That darker shade on the Ravello LWBs is very unique. I like it.

 

Sazon, as someone else who wears a 10.5D on the Allen Edmonds 5 last (based on your sales page for the Walnut Clouds!), what are your sizes in the various Alden lasts for shoes and boots?  Might save me a little trouble figuring things out!  Thanks!

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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post

made it into the city to pick these up


I think, maybe, you should have went up a width on these kwhitelaw....the lacing gap look a bit wide! HAHAHAHAHAHA
post #60907 of 86757
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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post

tried for a moment, then hit with a brush.
 
which reminds me, the two brushes from AE, ever after being ran under a faucet, still produce an almost instant haze on the shoe when used. weirdest thing I've seen

I just got a new brush from AE and the exact same thing happened to me too. I thought something was wrong, and it's interesting to see how many other people here had the same problem. I'll try cleaning it with a little dish soap like someone else said earlier.
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Speaking of brushes, I am replacing two old brushes... I have one Saphir brush I use with browns that I will keep. Do you guys have separate brushes for color 8 and black? I have always used the same brush for those two colors. And do people like the Alden branded brushes (I am sure they are just rebranded from another company).

FWIW, when it comes to polish, Saphir cordovan color 8 and black creams are good, but I prefer Alden's brown paste wax on cigar over the brown Saphir cordovan cream, it does a great job. The color 8 and black Alden paste waxes are pretty good as well.
post #60909 of 86757
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

Speaking of brushes, I am replacing two old brushes... I have one Saphir brush I use with browns that I will keep. Do you guys have separate brushes for color 8 and black? I have always used the same brush for those two colors. And do people like the Alden branded brushes (I am sure they are just rebranded from another company).

FWIW, when it comes to polish, Saphir cordovan color 8 and black creams are good, but I prefer Alden's brown paste wax on cigar over the brown Saphir cordovan cream, it does a great job. The color 8 and black Alden paste waxes are pretty good as well.

I use different brushes for #8 and black. I like these big ones from FootFitter:

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000Q7PGZG/ref=oh_details_o08_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

post #60910 of 86757
^^ I use the same brushes for #8 and black shell if I am only Mac'ing and not using polish. If I ever do use polish on my shell, I would use a different brush for #8 and black.

I currently use the Allen Edmonds brushes. I haven't seen any of the hazing other members have commented about.
post #60911 of 86757
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

Speaking of brushes, I am replacing two old brushes... I have one Saphir brush I use with browns that I will keep. Do you guys have separate brushes for color 8 and black? I have always used the same brush for those two colors. And do people like the Alden branded brushes (I am sure they are just rebranded from another company).

FWIW, when it comes to polish, Saphir cordovan color 8 and black creams are good, but I prefer Alden's brown paste wax on cigar over the brown Saphir cordovan cream, it does a great job. The color 8 and black Alden paste waxes are pretty good as well.

 

I have different brushes for each cordovan color shoe I have.  I have always had different brushes for black and color 8 cordovan shoes.  I got brushed dedicated to each color after the first pair of whiskey cordovan shoes I have darkened considerably after I first brushed it with the brush I had used on my color 8 shoes.  That brush had remnants of color 8 paste on it from its use on the color 8 shoes, which transferred to the whiskey shoes.  This would obviously happen if one things about it, and I felt silly for it not having occurred to me until after I had done 

 

Obviously, the implicit assumption behind my choice is that I don't want darker cordovan colors affecting the shade of the lighter-colored cordovan shoes.  If that does not matter to you, then you may make different brush choices.

post #60912 of 86757
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Originally Posted by wildstar View Post

I use different brushes for #8 and black. I like these big ones from FootFitter:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000Q7PGZG/ref=oh_details_o08_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

These brushes are great (made in Germany) and at a really decent price.
post #60913 of 86757
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Originally Posted by BootSpell View Post


These brushes are great (made in Germany) and at a really decent price.

 

and as this guy once said...."You know the Germans make good stuff"

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post #60914 of 86757
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Originally Posted by wildstar View Post

I use different brushes for #8 and black. I like these big ones from FootFitter:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000Q7PGZG/ref=oh_details_o08_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Does anyone know if these are longer (the handle) then the Allen Edmonds brushes? It never fails...everytime I brush my shoes I take the brush a bit too far past the shoe and scuff my shoe with the handle. LOL. Must just be the natural frequency of my brush movement. Maybe a little longer brush would give me a little safety net.
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Originally Posted by tampatravel View Post

and as this guy once said...."You know the Germans make good stuff"
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But will they make me say "WOW" everytime I brush my shoes?
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