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Tried to capture a look at a piece of marbled black shell cordovan against various dainite colors in indoor lighting.
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What are your thoughts and impressions?
I don't like the silly colours of dainite. I think they clash with anything. Dainite should be in subdued colours, or they really don't belong on dress boots, dress shoes, or work boots.

Grey or the brown dainite are the only two I think are worth considering.
 

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I don't like the silly colours of dainite. I think they clash with anything. Dainite should be in subdued colours, or they really don't belong on dress boots, dress shoes, or work boots.

Grey or the brown dainite are the only two I think are worth considering.
AE put blue as standard on black leather and sane choice costs extra. 🤷‍♂️
 

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I don't like the silly colours of dainite. I think they clash with anything. Dainite should be in subdued colours, or they really don't belong on dress boots, dress shoes, or work boots. Grey or the brown dainite are the only two I think are worth considering.
I think their olive green complements the green suede nicely. It’s a matter of taste of course so there’s no wrong answer.

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Wore the Black Hills today to finish up preparing for the start of our move tomorrow. The truck is coming tomorrow (thanks smfdoc for his suggestion on the company). I'm excited about that we're supposed to get heavy rain tomorrow, but why does it always rain in LA when I'm moving? I'll still be around in LA for another week or so.

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For some reason it was pouring buckets of rain the day I left LA as well.
 

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Yes, I would like to echo that these should be exchanged. Waxed suede styles tend to be a little distressed, so some of this can be expected, but not to this degree, and not in the burnt sugar pair. Feel free to PM me if you aren't working with a store and bought them online. I want those, so I can send them to QC to take a look at.
Based pm the description of snuff and the soft sole I don't think these are waxed suede but Repello (first listed as Kudu). I have a waxed boot and agree there are patches in that version.
My snuff HMs should show up today. Fingers crossed for no bald spots.
 

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Already rainy here. Natty HM cause it got an ugly mark early on.
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It's a suede Monday.

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Tried to capture a look at a piece of marbled black shell cordovan against various dainite colors in indoor lighting.
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What are your thoughts and impressions?
To me, all of those colors pair well. The only exception might be the blue, but I feel like someone who chooses blue Dainite for their shoe knows exactly what they're doing and how to do it with confidence, or at least some well-intentioned false bravado. When the day comes and I get my Dublin trunk show, if you think I'm not getting a HM makeup and not at least considering a blue Dainite sole, then I don't think you know this Donkey at all.

Then again, what do I know? I'm just a Donkey. I fell in some ice and later got thawed out by your scientists. Your shoe world frightens and confuses me. My primitive mind can't grasp these concepts.

Heck, I'm the Donkey who buys a pair of Longbranch boots in the wrong size for his first pair of AEs ever around 7 years ago and continues to wear them to this day, with cheap olive chinos, no less. You know, for sentiment and stuff. Original red laces and everything!

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