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I love 8 and I don't know that I've seen any better shade of 8 than these. Absolutely love it when you post these.
Thanks Shawnc, my fascination with #8 began around 1978. Even today.. I find them more interesting because of the patina than my quote Rare Shells.. they are nice but it's called King for a reason. Enjoy your Thanksgiving and stay safe my friend.
 

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Hello Alden friends! I've lurked around here for a while and have gone head first down the rabbit hole. It seemed time to join the fun properly and share some photos. Speaking of modified last, TSM seconds.
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And........another one bites the dust. At least you dove in with a really cool pair of boots. Congrats!
 

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I love 8 and I don't know that I've seen any better shade of 8 than these. Absolutely love it when you post these.
It's funny, but I love color 8 as well, more so than the "rare" colors (whiskey, cigar, Ravello) now that being said, I'd trade 1/2 my color 8's for a color 4 boot...........but that's kind of a color 8, only 1/2 as much :)
 

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Hello Alden friends! I've lurked around here for a while and have gone head first down the rabbit hole. It seemed time to join the fun properly and share some photos. Speaking of modified last, TSM seconds.
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Beautiful! do those have pull tabs by any chance?
 

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Close and in all honesty, probably wouldn't do it, as I can fade 8's to near 4's.
And as of roughly an hour ago I can attest to the fact that he does a pretty good fade job!
 

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I bought a used Chukka Boot Color 8 and I need some help. Since it's my firts pair of shell cordovan, I can't tell if there's something wrong with the color of the boot.
The boot It's almost new, but it seems that there a some black shades that aren't natural...I'm not sure if the previous owner used some black wax in the boot...

I took this pictures with flash. Without the light/flash the boots are very dark.

Is that something wrong with the color? If yes, what's the best way to remove the black shades?

Tks!

Regards,
 

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I bought a used Chukka Boot Color 8 and I need some help. Since it's my firts pair of shell cordovan, I can't tell if there's something wrong with the color of the boot.
The boot It's almost new, but it seems that there a some black shades that aren't natural...I'm not sure if the previous owner used some black wax in the boot...

I took this pictures with flash. Without the light/flash the boots are very dark.

Is that something wrong with the color? If yes, what's the best way to remove the black shades?

Tks!

Regards,
I see some normal patina. Get some shoe trees and a brush and wear the shit out of them. They look sweet!
 
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