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Whiskey Saddle for $425 in a couple sizes, but I guess after the discussion yesterday no one wants whiskey :rolleyes:

 

http://leffot.com/shop/index.php/sale/89921-saddle-shoe.html

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De-glazed #8 Tanker with one coat of Renovateur and about one minute of brushing. Comparison with a new #8 shoe.
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Wow these turned out great. Saw this same technique in a Ron Rider blog post:

http://riderboot.com/2012/03/24/shell-cordovan-clean-up/

Did any color/dye variations even out after you stripped them and applied Renovateur?
If not, perhaps creme polish would add a bit of color to even it all out?
Was considering doing this to fade one of the "dye stains" on my color 8s,
but will probably hold off until they look closer to the pair in the blog.
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Anyone care to venture a guess as to what color each of these shoes are?

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^^^ AoC Ravello,Old Ravello(DC?),DC latest Ravello, awesome collection.
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Ok, I need to know now, because this is not common knowledge: what is Alden's "glazing?!"
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Originally Posted by Roguls View Post

Ok, I need to know now, because this is not common knowledge: what is Alden's "glazing?!"

Alden applies a glazing to all their Shell Cordovan shoes when they make them. It gives them the color depth and moisture Alden is known for.

No clue what the glaze is composed of. That's a trade secret.

-Mike
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^^^ AoC Ravello,Old Ravello(DC?),DC latest Ravello, awesome collection.

Wow. You know my shoes all too well! I was trying to point out the crazy color variance that the shade Ravello has taken on. They are from roughly 2010 (old DC), 2012 (AoC), and 2013 (new DC)... Colors look nothing alike!
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Mdubs, have to say my favorite of the three is the old2010, b/c it has the most red in it.

But yes - those shouldn't be marketed as the same color.
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I'm really sorry if I'm slamming anybody's auction, but some of the descriptions on Ebay really floor me:



This is not "lightly used, but in good condition!!"
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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

I'm really sorry if I'm slamming anybody's auction, but some of the descriptions on Ebay really floor me:

This is not "lightly used, but in good condition!!"

Lightly used in a woodchipper maybe

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Lightly used in a woodchipper maybe

That's a good one. :-)
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Shell looks much better with the glazing imo.  If you don't want the glazing them save yourself the trouble of stripping it and buy AE shells

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Originally Posted by mtc2000 View Post

An old Ravello from Alden after restoration. As usual, Alden refinished the uppers with their glazing. Compared with a three year old Ravello.




I prefer the look of the restored model.
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Anyone care to venture a guess as to what color each of these shoes are?

great collection mike. I would have believed you if you had listed them as #4, ravello, and cigar. I think all 3 are awesome.

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NatCXL Indy Boots to kick off the new semester.
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