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

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  1. Papa Doble

    Papa Doble Senior member

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    I think I'm in the minority that prefers the darker edge trim with ravello, perhaps excluding loafers. It definitely allows them to be dressed up a bit more.
     
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  2. zippyh

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    Weather is cooling so I got the cordovan wingtip boots out of storage.
    Ravello, black, cigar Aldens and a pair of C&J for Polo Lindricks.
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  3. stevent

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    Nice collection!
    Lindrick shell matching looks way off :uhoh: hoping my pair in the mail doesn't look like that
     
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    mr chorizo Senior member

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    those cigars look super light too!
     
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    did nothing myself...went straight to b nelson haha
     
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    [​IMG] Wore my cigar wingtip boots on Friday too.
     
  7. zazaza

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    I sanded the black trim off of my unlined cordo LHS and my Leather Soul Tanker boots recently, applying the allen edmonds chili edge dressing. I've been thrilled with the results.

    While I haven't tried the alcohol method my .02 on sanding is that both pairs I did this to were pretty beaten up and had scuffed/faded edges already. In this case I feel like the sanding helped smooth out what was already a pretty haggard looking sole edge. If i were to do the same on a brand new pair I'd try the swab method since you're dealing with a smooth edge to begin with.
    I can post pics of the results tomorrow, but yes, others have done the same before I have and I think it's a great look.

    FWIW, I'm considering the J Crew #8 captoe boot myself and, after seeing the results i got with these pairs, would not hesitate to do the same to that pair.
     
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    kwhitelaw Senior member

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    has anyone stopped into Alden DC recently? wondering if they have any interesting makeups at the moment, i.e. something you cant hop online to purchase from other retailers) i need to make a trip out there but would like it to coincide with the exchange of some monies lol
     
  9. mr chorizo

    mr chorizo Senior member

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    a nice look from the shoe mart....
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    i wish they were this pattern

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    greekgeek Senior member

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    ^, yep. the first pattern looks half baked.
     
  11. REguy

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    A CXL grab from the recent seconds blast. I had my doubts, but they're growing on me. Fortunately, I've had pretty good luck the last couple of times I've rolled the 2nds dice. I've had 1st qualities that showed far worse defects than these. It'll be interesting to see what retailer this model shows up at.

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    imolazhp_ci Senior member

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    beautiful. i'm starting to REALLY love the growing use of brown CXL outside of Indy's etc.
     
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    zazaza Senior member

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    REguy, those look outstanding, would be great to see them once they have some miles as well. nice pickup!
     
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    Kashiwa Senior member

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    Can see why you might have hesitated, but they look great and will certainly wear in well.

    What last?
     
  15. REguy

    REguy Senior member

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    ^ Aberdeen. However, for some reason, possibly the stitching, I've always thought the tassel loafers have a pointier toe box than lace-ups on the Aberdeen.
     
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