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

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  1. Joshua Lee

    Joshua Lee Senior member

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    Does anyone know if shoes sitting in stores for a long time will effect the leather's color/quality? When I see pictures like this, it makes me question if it's bad photography or just an uncleaned pair of shoes.

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    edit: ^ you're welcome :p
     
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  2. Beatlegeuse

    Beatlegeuse Senior member

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    Ravello Brixton was a pre-order only, so it's doubtful that they will have any extra stock on that one. It's at about 23 months now I think.
     


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    Ravello Brixton is ready to pre-order?Where is it ?
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  4. blue collar

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    Over time #8 and cigar get lighter and ravello and whiskey get darker. So to answer your question, yes time and sunlight affect the color/shade of shell. It is possible that the shoes you posed could be ravello or even aged whiskey shell.

    edit: on closer inspection someone could have also used a polish too dark for that specific shell and have changed the shade/hue slightly. IMO anyway.
     
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  5. Joshua Lee

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    ^ Very interesting, I've known that most leathers tan, but didn't know the cigar/#8 would lighten up. The shoes I posted are Whiskey colored, I believe they've probably been sitting at the store for quite some time.

    Is there any way to prevent the whiskey/ravello shell from darkening too much?
     


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    nephew,
    as you know, shell addiction is very high
     


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    mcarthur Senior member

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    whiskey indy
    argyles otc
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    Great looking whiskey Indy.
     


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    AoC Ravello LWB

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    LWB x's 3
     
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    Is this normal/acceptable with Alden or is my ocd kicking in proper? Seems to skip two holes leaving a bit of looseness therein.
     


  11. imolazhp_ci

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    i'd say something like that is pretty normal with Alden QC. Alden quality is great, their Quality Control is far less than great.
     


  12. PartagasIV

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    Epaulet also did a ravello semi-brogued captoe pre-order this February. But that's merely 10 months.
     


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    im hoping the obscura boot is moving up the production list...
     


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    Thank you Dr. D and my brother who browses this forum quite often. I ordered mine in a 7D.
     


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    I'm wondering if it'll be more liable to break since its not in there tight. Not sure if I should keep or exchange for something that small.
     


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