Crockett & Jones for Ralph Lauren Cordovan (Marlow, Darlton, Gifford, Garran, Lindrick, McCallum, Rh

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  1. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

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    It appears I have Namor to blame for this.




    Bad Namor, Bad Namor.







    Thanks Namor.
     
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  2. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

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    I had bad luck with reno on a pair of Aldens in whisky shell. Permanently darkened one section of the shoe.

    I've moved on to Saphir Lotion for simple conditioning. Saving Reno for when I want to take advantage of it's 'cleaning/stripping' capabilities.

    I doubt that this problem I had with Reno would occur on darker colored shell - or even that it might consistently occur on lighter shell. But I'm once disappointed and will not ever risk it again.
     


  3. Morgan

    Morgan Senior member

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    I mentioned this a few pages back, but I'm looking to trade my used Alden whiskey plain toes, size 8.5 (Barrie) for Polo C&J plain toes, size 9, in similar condition. They're great shoes but any time I want the pop of whiskey I reach for my longwings, so these don't get much use. With only one plain toe shoe in my rotation, I think a darker shell would work better. There are some scuffs and dings that come with wear, and the worst ones are visible here on the right shoe.

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    To keep this thread-appropriate, here's a bonus photo of Polo C&J loafers fresh from the box. In a weird coincidence, I sold my Alden whiskey LHS as soon as I bought these (again, great shoes, but the Van last never worked for me).

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  4. Winston S.

    Winston S. Senior member

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    Mine may slip in the heel by a few millimeters and I almost wouldn't call it heel slippage.
    Some educated me on here too, before that I thought they were interchangeable too.
    Could just be the light, but these looker lighter in color than mine. Interesting.
     


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    stevent Senior member

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    Depends on your size but stock seems pretty low. C&J mismatches a ton of shell colors I got like 3 Marlows the first time around, the 10 and 10.5 were beautiful, 11 was pretty badly mismatched
     


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    dddrees Senior member

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    I saw that post, sorry to hear about that.


    I do wonder what happened there.
     


  7. VRaivio

    VRaivio Senior member

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    dddrees, Venetian cream is the only shell care product you need. I've tried all on the market and Venetian is 'the best' par none.
     


  8. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

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    It appears as there a quite few here who have a lot of success with Saphir.


    However in your opinion what makes Venetian Cream better than Saphir Renovator when it comes to using it on shell?
     


  9. bucksfan

    bucksfan Senior member

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    Look what was waiting for me when the family and I returned from Vacation!


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    (RL Darlton wingtips, Alden x J.Crew chukkas). Pretty happy with the fit 'N finish of both, still haven't tried them on yet.

    More pics of the RL's:


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    I have both Marlowes (gorgeous cigar short wing-in fact they look exactly like the shoe in the above picture from the post before this ) and Lindricks in size 8. I like the Marlowes but love the Lindricks. I've probably worn the Marlowes five times , max. and would maybe think about a trade for something cool.

    I'm specifically looking for the cigar NST tanker with the antique-edged sole that Leather Soul had in stock for about 3 minutes a few months ago...
    anyone with a pair like this in 7.5D Barrie want to trade for the above? Oh well..I had to ask..

    I'm not limited to Aldens, and also wear EG's and G&G's. So If you've got something amazing in EG 7.5/8D or EG 8/8.5C please let me know. I have no problem adding cash if necessary. In G&G I'm a 7.5E or 8C/D depending on last.
    cheers
    Todd

    p.s. I'm not interested in anything in #8. No problem with #8 at all, I love it and have plenty , just sick of it. Also not usually into cap toes or monks.


    sorry for putting this here. now it's in B+S where it belongs.
     
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  11. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

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    VRaivio Senior member

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    dddrees, Venetian gives a mirror-like shine with less time and buffing than Saphir's cordovan cream. I have both in the shoe care box, but Saphir hasn't been used for months now.
     


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    Thanks for the quick reply and information.


    I'll definitely have to take this into consideration.


    Cheers,


    Dan
     


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    Wow, didn't expect that so quickly.

    Just recieved notification that my first pair of Lindricks have shipped.



    I can smell the Cordovan.
     


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    For clarity's sake, when you say Saphir cordovan cream, are you referring to their cordo-specific product which has a neatsfoot oil base and no turpentine?

    Confused here because that is definitely a different product than the Saphir renovateur.
     


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