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  1. mr chorizo

    mr chorizo Senior member

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    LOVE this shoe. let's see some more pics!
     


  2. mr chorizo

    mr chorizo Senior member

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    quick boots vs shoe sizing question:

    I like a pretty close fit on my shoes/boots and can wear either 10.5d or 11d in tru balance or barrie, and 11d in the van last feels perfect (i also have a 11d copley last suede loafer too...though it's probably a tad small).

    In a shell barrie last shoe, i take 11d because the foot can shift forward more easily than in a boot. I'm about to pull the trigger on a shell boot and kind of want to size down to 10.5d as the high lacing keeps your foot back a bit more and my toes wouln't have contact.

    Does this logic make sense?
     


  3. triumphman

    triumphman Senior member

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    Just placed my order on the ultimate jumper boots.

    Here is the line up for Leather Soul for preorder

    CXL Ultimate Jumper Boot: $495, ETA: June 2012

    Natty CXL Plain Toe Boot: $495, ETA: Just Arrived

    Natty CXL NST Tanker Boot: $535, ETA: Just Arrived

    Color #8 Cordovan Plain Toe Boot: $675, ETA: July 2012

    CXL Barrie Wingtip Boot: $495, ETA: July 2012

    Snuff Suede Barrie Wingtip Boot: $495, ETA: July 2012

    Color #8 Cordovan NSt Tanker Boot: $695, ETA: July 2012

    Color #8 Barrie Wingtip Boot(w/antique edge trim): $675, ETA: August 2012

    Black Soft Calf Barrie Wingtip Boot: $495, ETA: August 2012

    Snuff Suede Plain Toe Boot: $495, ETA: Sept. 2012

    CXL Plaza Wingtip Boot: $525, ETA: Sept. 2012

    Cognac Calf Flex Plain Toe Boot: $495, ETA: Oct. 2012

    Color #8 Cordovan Jumper Boot: $675, ETA: Oct. 2012

    Lined Dark Choco Suede Chukka: $495, ETA: August 2012

    Lined Snuff Suede Chukka: $495, ETA: August 2012

    Lined Navy Suede Chukka: $495, ETA: August 2012

    Black Cordovan Chukka: $655, ETA: September 2012

    LS 8th Anniversary Color #8 Cordovan Chukka: $675, ETA: November 2012

    Plaza Color #8 Chukka: $655, ETA: November 2012

    Plaza Black Cordovan Chukka: $655, ETA: November 2012

    Color #8 Cordovan V-Tip: $625, ETA: July 2012

    Black Cordovan V-Tip: $625, ETA: July 2012

    Burgundy Calf Gore Slip-on: $475, ETA: April/May 2012

    Black Rodanil Calf Gore Slip-on: $475, ETA: April/May 2012

    Color #8 Cordovan Gore Slip-on: $625, ETA: April/May 2012

    Black Cordovan Gore Slip-on: $625, ETA: April/May 2012

    Black Cordovan Perforated Tip Blucher: $625, ETA: Just Arrived

    Color #8 Cordovan Perforated Tip Blucher: $625, ETA: April/May 2012

    Color #8 Cordovan Double Gore Sip-on: $475, ETA: May 2012

    Black Cordovan Double Gore Slip-on: $475, ETA: May 2012

    Natty CXL Longwing: $495, ETA: Just Arrived

    Burgundy Calf Attorney Shoe: $475, ETA: July 2012

    Black Calf Attorney Shoe: $475, ETA: July 2012

    Color #8 Cordovan Attorney Shoe: $625, ETA: July 2012

    Black Cordovan Plain Toe Oxford: $625, ETA: July 2012

    Snuff Suede Shortwing: $475, ETA: July 2012

    The following currently have no ETA and limited size availability:

    Color #8 Cordovan Plaza Indy Boot: $695

    AC Alpine Wingtip Boot: $535

    Plaza Captoe Boot: $675

    Tan Suede Longwing: $495

    Snuff Suede Longwing: $495

    Dark Brown Suede Longwing: $495

    Brown CXL LHS: $495
     


  4. ambivalence

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    For the plaza captoe boot: $675..

    what leather is used on that boot?
     


  5. Therendition

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    Must be cordovan if it's that pricey.
     


  6. ambivalence

    ambivalence Senior member

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    yea i thought so too.. but was wondering what colour...
     


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    stevent Senior member

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    Those jumpers are coming in so soon. Kinda want black shell but Color #8 would be good as well
     


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    What wax brands/colors are you guys using for Color 8 & Ravello?
     


  9. phototristan

    phototristan Senior member

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    For Color 8, I recommend Alden Color 8 Wax (once in a while).

    Not sure about Ravello, anyone know how one might lighten Ravello to get it a bit more like Whiskey?
     


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    Wondering if I should use Saphir Light Brown or Medium Brown....
     


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    What's the best way to deal with excessive blooming?
     


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    When you say that first part of the list is available for pre-order, does that mean you can reserve a pair in a size that they already have on the way...or can you call them up, give them any size, and they will be able to add that to the batch of shoes they already have on order? Definitely interested in the navy suede chukka - do you know if it's on the Leydon?
     


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    I use Alden's brown for Ravello, but I prefer to keep a darker shade.
     


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    those look great. what last?
     


  15. AAF-8AF

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    One thing I've read is that blooming is more likely with cooler temperatures, and that seems true for my shoes, so maybe keeping your blooming shoes in a warmer place can help. I have a couple pairs of shells that bloom a lot and I just brush them well whenever I want to wear them. Not sure what you can do to prevent it, though.
     
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