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nice shine on the indy
That stitching is there only because the walnut shell Daltons are unlined and the stitching holds the inside band of shell taut on the inside of the boot. You are correct that the stitching is not on other Daltons (at least as far as I know).
I have the same pair from the same batch from Pelle Line. Mine looked great out of the box. I haven't had to do anything other than brush yet.
You did a wonderful job. They look fantastic. Enjoy.
Couldn't agree more. I have a barrie lasted snuff suede chukka on crepe that has a desert boot style/feel. Even with these, I still think I could add the LS Safari boot. I'd like to try and switch out the round waxed laces on the snuff chukka in favor of a flat cotton lace, not unlike the laces on the LS Safari boot.
I'm working a medical conference tomorrow and will be on my feet all day. I plan to wear the crepe soled chukka. It's my first and only crepe sole Alden and I've really grown to like it.
Next to leydon chukka on flexwelt for reference.
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May I ask where did you get the Barrie snuff on crepe?