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who knew the natty CXL Higgins is popular, I thought the opposite. I have a pair I've worn about 5 times in terrific condition that I can seem to even give away.
It's kind of half and half. Some love it, some really dislike it. I think it's one of the best options for casual shoes, but not everyone has my good tastes. :alien:
 

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Prepare to become addicted...oh the sweet smell of freshly made shell cordovan shoes...
I'm scared, I'm mid PCS and am living out a suitcase currently. I started my new job this week and brought 1 pair of my Strandmok's with and also my kudu Patton's with, and they were just too comfortable this week. I can't believe I just paid more for a pair of shoes than my car payment, but this new job was a promotion, and today is my birthday so happy birthday to me!
 

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Will the new natty cxl version still darken over time in a similar way, or does the waterproofing change that in some way?

Thanks for bringing it back!
I suspect it will behave like your usual chrome leather.
 

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I'm scared, I'm mid PCS and am living out a suitcase currently. I started my new job this week and brought 1 pair of my Strandmok's with and also my kudu Patton's with, and they were just too comfortable this week. I can't believe I just paid more for a pair of shoes than my car payment, but this new job was a promotion, and today is my birthday so happy birthday to me!
Happy birthday!
 

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Now that I have several pairs of shell coming in, do I give them a super light coat of Renovateur prior to wearing like calf, a nice brushing, or do I just wear them as is until they need to be wiped down with a damp cloth and brushed?

By the way, here's my haul:

Burgundy Strands
Burgundy Daltons
Burgundy Hamiltons
Dark Marbled Cognac Strands
Dark Marbled Cognac Hamiltons

I also got a brush for each color. That should be enough to keep me content for awhile.

On another note, it would be nice to have some matching belts available for DMC. Unfortunately, I dislike the buckle on the Cordovan Avenue as well as the laser etching of the Allen Edmonds logo on the Cordovan Avenue II buckle.
 

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Just put in my trunk show plus “regular” order and I’m doubling down on the navy.
Navy Shell Strand
Split Reverse Welt
Antique Welt/Whiskey Edge
Olive Dainite

Also:
Navy Suede Strandmok
4 pairs of shoe trees (2 in holding area for future purchases)

My Denim Strandmok’s have been feeling blue amongst a sea of varying shades of brown shoes but now they will have some other blue brethren to join them!

Thanks Indianapolis team!
 
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Now that I have several pairs of shell coming in, do I give them a super light coat of Renovateur prior to wearing like calf, a nice brushing, or do I just wear them as is until they need to be wiped down with a damp cloth and brushed?

By the way, here's my haul:

Burgundy Strands
Burgundy Daltons
Burgundy Hamiltons
Dark Marbled Cognac Strands
Dark Marbled Cognac Hamiltons

I also got a brush for each color. That should be enough to keep me content for awhile.

On another note, it would be nice to have some matching belts available for DMC. Unfortunately, I dislike the buckle on the Cordovan Avenue as well as the laser etching of the Allen Edmonds logo on the Cordovan Avenue II buckle.
Sorry not answering your question, but I wish I had you shoe budget!!

Enjoy when they get to you!
 

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