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Aw, come on, now! Not another one!

Seriously, awesome boot.
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These look superb Namor. Nice creases and the color is still good as new.

 

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Your Ravello collection is outstanding Mr DV. Wonder how you pick your pair for the day. Haha. What pants are those btw? 

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First, that ravello boot is beautiful! That or the shoe version are definitely on my most wanted list.

Second, I just received the latest J Gilbert snuff suede wingtip boot with a commando sole in a size 7.5D in Barrie. Due to a few unexpected shoe purchases recently, including one that I'll post a picture of next week, I am considering placing it for sale on here to free up some cash. It's a beautiful boot, so I guess I'm testing the water for potential interest before I decide. Shoot me a pm if you might be interested. They are unworn and brand new of course.
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Christmas a few years ago.
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Here is the guilty culprit

that is one beautiful bowser. You should be pleased and proud for that beauty to have made his or her mark on your shoes. He or she should be able to do whatever he or she wants.

True story: I have a brief case that my mother gave me when I graduated college. Because of the briefcase's pedigree, it has always been a prized possession. About seven years after my mother gave the case to me I happened upon my cat, who started life as an alley cat and never lost some of her street ways - like hunting prowess and claw sharpening - sharpening her claws on the case. She really dug in, and made many scratch marks deep into the thick belting leather from which the case was made. The scratches were very visible - a yellowish tan against the case's mid - brown color. The maker said that no processing could do much to blend. That was almost thirty years ago, my cat lived well into her twenties, but is long gone. After the initial shock, I have always treasured the case with those marks because of the reminders of my pet and the case reflects my history - patina. I have always used the case for the most weighty professional occasions of my career and it always gets comments for handsomeness.

We are all different and I admit I tend towards the sentimental. But consider whether your shoes aren't the better for the burnishing by your bowser.

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Christmas a few years ago.

Wow. All three of those are beautiful!

-M
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Those ravello nst boots are so sweet gentlemen!
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Gentlemen,

 

I need some advice. I purchased a pair of Color #8 LHS loafers several months back. They were from a retailer who was dropping Alden's and these were on their display. I believe that these are many years old, like 10-15 years old. The construction of the shoes seem slightly different from my other pairs of LHS. Hard to put a nail on it though, but the front ridge seems a little less steep on this shoe.

 

Anywho, the finish on these guys seem to be coming off. I have attached a couple of pictures below. Should I, 1) ignore it, 2) just reno them, 3) renomat them, or 4) have Alden refinish them? To be honest, it is kind of bothering me (particularly since their are brush lines on them), and I have done a light coat of reno on them before.

 

 

 

Thank you very much!

 

-Mike

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A 405 day. My flat feet are loving the support of this last and the special foot balance heel.

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A 405 day. My flat feet are loving the support of this last and the special foot balance heel.
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Very classic looking Aldens! Enjoy them!

 

-Mike

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A 405 day. My flat feet are loving the support of this last and the special foot balance heel.
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Nice, Saz

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A 405 day. My flat feet are loving the support of this last and the special foot balance heel.

Solid boot, Sazon.

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Those look relatively new. I love how mine have aged and molded to my feet over the years. You'll enjoy yours for a long time.
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Originally Posted by Rrolack View Post
 

I tried on a pair of Chromexcel brown plain-toe bluchers today, at Alden on Madison Av.  The shoe color was redder than I expected, and they didn't go well with my caramel-colored pants.  The look was too overstated and eyecatching for my tastes.

 

That said, I did like the shoes in their own right, and they're super comfy, so I'd like to find an outfit that works.

 

What color pants do you guys wear with Chromexcel brown?  Maybe dark jeans?

I too tried those on yesterday and was very pleasantly surprised.  They are quite versatile for a casual shoe (not to be worn with suits); versatile in that they would go with a great variety of denim and chinos.  They were not even on my radar.  I just stumbled upon them.  I need to seriously consider them.

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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post
 

Gentlemen,

 

I need some advice. I purchased a pair of Color #8 LHS loafers several months back. They were from a retailer who was dropping Alden's and these were on their display. I believe that these are many years old, like 10-15 years old. The construction of the shoes seem slightly different from my other pairs of LHS. Hard to put a nail on it though, but the front ridge seems a little less steep on this shoe.

 

Anywho, the finish on these guys seem to be coming off. I have attached a couple of pictures below. Should I, 1) ignore it, 2) just reno them, 3) renomat them, or 4) have Alden refinish them? To be honest, it is kind of bothering me (particularly since their are brush lines on them), and I have done a light coat of reno on them before.

 

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Thank you very much!

-Mike

you may want to email alden some pics and see what they recommend.

I like the color your lhs have, but I wouldn't want the finish to show brush marks like dry c&j does sometimes. I would also hesitate to send them back for a refinish, my refinished #8 came back super dark, almost black looking.

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I too tried those on yesterday and was very pleasantly surprised.  They are quite versatile for a casual shoe (not to be worn with suits); versatile in that they would go with a great variety of denim and chinos.  They were not even on my radar.  I just stumbled upon them.  I need to seriously consider them.

I picked them up from LeatherSoul 2-3 weeks back. Alden DC and many others seem to be stocking them. Beautiful shoe.

-Mike
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