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post #121 of 5237
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Originally Posted by Johnny_5 View Post
Try Cordovan Cigar, or #8. They actually might be the same color im not sure...

Cordovan #8 is very reddish.
Cigar shell is a totally different color and boots in it are about as rare as hen's teeth.
post #122 of 5237
Were the cigar chukkas a one-time production? Hadn't considered the chukkas, but it might just be exactly what I'm looking for.
post #123 of 5237
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Were the cigar chukkas a one-time production? Hadn't considered the chukkas, but it might just be exactly what I'm looking for.

not but good luck finding them. from what i understand of cigar shell is that shell cordovan has a lot of blemishes to begin with. #8 and black dyes cover up most of these blemishes while cigar or wiskey or any other brown does not cover these up as well, so the production runs are very low.

if your dead set on cigar shell, try contacting shoemart.com

they are the source for alden factory seconds. it is where i bought my cigar chukkas. there were some minor blemishes but not noticeable while wearing and definitely not noticeable to anyone not looking for them. it will also save you a big chunk of change.
post #124 of 5237
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Could the blemishes be taken care of with some polish?
post #125 of 5237
My favourites:

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post #127 of 5237
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Originally Posted by johnny d View Post
Were the cigar chukkas a one-time production? Hadn't considered the chukkas, but it might just be exactly what I'm looking for.
They're not really cigar shell, but Polo sells, or used to sell, MacCallum chukkas in brown shell cordovan: They're not really as dark as the photo implies; the color is more like the vamp of these Polo Darlton wingtips: I like the color better than the cigar shell, which looks really uniform in color, almost plastic, to me.
post #128 of 5237
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Originally Posted by Johnny_5 View Post
Thank you. Cigar it is.


FYI --- I ended up calling theshoemart.com looking for a pair of Alden cigar chukkas, turns out they'll be getting a limited shipment in the next 2-3 weeks. Ed, the owner, was very helpful and is taking orders now. Just in case anyone else was interested.
post #129 of 5237
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Could the blemishes be taken care of with some polish?

Highly unlikely. Shell does not absorb paste polishes easily (you do not use cream on shell as you would with calf leather).

You also do not want to polish shell very often, maybe 2-3 a year. A damp towel and brush is all you really need to maintain it.
post #130 of 5237
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Originally Posted by thinman View Post
They're not really cigar shell, but Polo sells, or used to sell, MacCallum chukkas in brown shell cordovan:




Wow, they look really, really great. Are these still available?
post #131 of 5237
Bluchers ordered directly from Quoddy in burgundy that I just received today. These are beautiful shoes and fit perfectly. P.S. Has anyone used their bear fat/beeswax leather treatment?
post #132 of 5237
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post
I wear these a lot:



In action:



These have suffered enough to be dressed up or down, I think:



A new favorite:




What are the shoes worn in the third picture down?
post #133 of 5237
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Originally Posted by jessetk313 View Post
What are the shoes worn in the third picture down?

some sort of chukka boot in shell cordovan, maybe ravello? not sure on the color
post #134 of 5237
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Originally Posted by bdeuce22 View Post
some sort of chukka boot in shell cordovan, maybe ravello? not sure on the color

Oh no, Im actually talking about the Brogued shoes in the third picture not the chukka boots.
post #135 of 5237
whoops sorry, can't help you there
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