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Just spent a good hour and a half catching up on this thread while carrying my baby and getting her back to sleep. Some great pictures and some very informative discussions.

This thread might be a constant threat to my bank balance, but it's also an incredible source of knowledge (and wisdom), and a fine community of gentlemen.

And then the alarm clock rings, signaling its time for me to get up (and to do so quietly, so as not to disturb sleeping children). I think today I will choose an outfit with which I can pair my Color #8 LHS. And I will check again the order status of my J. Crew #8 PCT boots.

Carry on, gentlemen.

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Sorry if i'm bringing something back from a while ago. But another member posted this photo (sorry, can't remember who) and it is just simply sublime. I am wondering if anyone can tell me which make-ups, colors, and lasts these are? I understand the shortage in lighter colored shell, but I would like to know anyway, in case it ends when i'm ready to buy. Really want my first pair of aldens when I can free up some funds. Would prefer revello, but #8 would also be nice.  Really want a cap-toe boot...

 

 

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far right look like daytrippers in ravello from leffot. atleast look very similar to my pair. grant last I think.

 

second from right look like #4, not sure who they are from, maybe shoemart?

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I wish I could get these babies in cigar and ravello but I love them in #8


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Originally Posted by Nakedsnake View Post

Sorry if i'm bringing something back from a while ago. But another member posted this photo (sorry, can't remember who) and it is just simply sublime. I am wondering if anyone can tell me which make-ups, colors, and lasts these are? I understand the shortage in lighter colored shell, but I would like to know anyway, in case it ends when i'm ready to buy. Really want my first pair of aldens when I can free up some funds. Would prefer revello, but #8 would also be nice.  Really want a cap-toe boot...




Guessing from the grass and boots that it's MrDV. :-)

I will take a guess at lasts, but I will get them wrong. I think the Cigars at least are Grant. Ravellos look Grant like also. Color 8 look Plaza. Color 4s kind of look Barrie.

-Mike
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Can anyone recommend a youtube video on shining and cleaning Shell Cordovan?
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Can anyone recommend a youtube video on shining and cleaning Shell Cordovan?

Google Mac method.
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Interesting article on European tanneries:

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304448204579181731679456174

 

While not specific to shoes or our beloved cordovan, it sounds like the supply chain for high end leather is constrained while demand growth has increased.

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Originally Posted by NYDRH View Post

Interesting article on European tanneries:
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304448204579181731679456174

While not specific to shoes or our beloved cordovan, it sounds like the supply chain for high end leather is constrained while demand growth has increased.

This is a very good read. I read it today at work. Actually my colleague said...oooh you see this article "shoe boy"? To which I responded they have to mention Horween, right?
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQ1k8mJt3iI&feature=youtube_gdata_player
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Dress shoe rotation

Black
Black cordovan wingtip (either Alden or Brooks Brothers branded)
Black unlined PTB
English Branded Black calfskin captoe oxtord

Color 8
Alden for Brooks Brothers cordovan wingtip
Captoe blucher (either Alden Or Brooks Brothers branded)
Full Strap Loafer
I guess the 990 fits here as well

Brown
Alden Cigar Captoe
Ralph Lauren Marlow Wingtip

Thoughts? I think I am focusing more on "suit shoes" nowadays.. I would need to get a black wingtip and the color 8 blucher while replacing the current versions of my black calfskin captoes and Marlows...
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Originally Posted by Nakedsnake View Post

Sorry if i'm bringing something back from a while ago. But another member posted this photo (sorry, can't remember who) and it is just simply sublime. I am wondering if anyone can tell me which make-ups, colors, and lasts these are? I understand the shortage in lighter colored shell, but I would like to know anyway, in case it ends when i'm ready to buy. Really want my first pair of aldens when I can free up some funds. Would prefer revello, but #8 would also be nice.  Really want a cap-toe boot...



Guilty.
L to R
# 8 plaza
Cigar grant
#4 Barrie
Ravello grant
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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post

Guessing from the grass and boots that it's MrDV. :-)

I will take a guess at lasts, but I will get them wrong. I think the Cigars at least are Grant. Ravellos look Grant like also. Color 8 look Plaza. Color 4s kind of look Barrie.

-Mike
Mike, you know way too much about shoes. And about my yard.
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10z09ol.jpg
ravello full strap
argyles otc
Awesome combo uncle.
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Originally Posted by NYDRH View Post

I wish I could get these babies in cigar and ravello but I love them in #8
Great looking v tip. Leather soul offered them in cigar, let me know if you find a size 10.
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Originally Posted by NYDRH View Post

Interesting article on European tanneries:
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304448204579181731679456174

While not specific to shoes or our beloved cordovan, it sounds like the supply chain for high end leather is constrained while demand growth has increased.

Couldn't get to it. Is it only available to WSJ subscribers?
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