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Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    i am jealous. what a beautiful day. btw, is it possible to remove the stiching on the INDY or on an NST? i know once you remove the stitching you'll have holes, but will the leather smooth out over time?
     
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    Just ordered a pair of the black PTBs on the AOSF specials page. I figure it is a good way to try the Leydon last before ordering something more pricey. Also, it is a decent, basic work shoe at a decent price.
     
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    So I'm looking for some Ravello LWBs, and looks like I've missed my chance for quite some time with Leffot. AoC carries them, but with a crepe sole. I was really hoping for a leather sole. Since these will mostly be worn casually for the next two years, I suppose crepe will do. But in the future, if I'm not a fan, an a cobbler put on leather for me?
     
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    how can i remove the stitching on an NST? will it look weird? not digging the camel toe
     
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    1) A cobbler can put a leather sole on it
    2) Call the Alden branded stores, they likely stock ravello longwings regularly
     
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    Just get a PTB bro
     
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    Will Alden DC take phone orders? I want that Cap Toe in Cigar, speed hooks, commando sole, grant last that was posted a few pages back.
     
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    i have the Aberdeen Ravello NST Boot from theshoemart. I like the last, color, its a boot. everything about it. Would love it even more without the strip going down to the welt.
     
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    It's going to look like total shit. You're going to ruin the shoe. Either sell them and get what you want, or live with it.
     
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    Repeated coats of wax polish should darken the stitching itself
     
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    great picture! I never thought I liked the look of the tremont last until I saw this
     
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    I don't quite understand this statement... shell is by its very nature a "beater" material ... I'd pretty much take any pair of my shells in any place and not sweat it one bit. Am also adding a nice pair of no 8 shell Indys to the collection that will arrive Monday from NRO ... can't wait to start beatin' on those as well
     
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    Way to go! Good to see you wearing your boots like boots. Wear the crap out of 'em. Some Reno, the spoon trick, and a bit of colored wax will do wonders for the scuffs and gouges.
     
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