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

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  1. totalair1

    totalair1 Senior Member

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    Patrick B-Thanks for the photos of the Cigar PTB-They are awesome examples of the Cigar shell cordovan. I'm also impressed with your polishing and touch up skills. As others have said..You could have a good side business going! It drives me nuts that you have to know the right people and ask the right questions to score what's sitting on their shelves! I bought 6 pairs of shoes from these guys 2 weeks ago, and Cigar PTB never came up! I would have bought them then. So scoring them was great, just incredible that they werevsitting there, and would have been if I had not asked for them to check again. I do want to say that all of the Alden stores I've worked with have been outstanding in every way possible. A fantastic experience. PSA-Alden on Madison has a size 12.5 Cigar LHS See Ya, Steve
     


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    man I really want a cigar PTB and tan and snuff suede PTB. and I think I'll be done with shoes for a while!

    Who regularly gets cigar PTB?
     


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    None of the shoes I've scored in cigar, whiskey or ravello were recent productions. From what I can tell, all of them had been in inventory several years (did not impact quality). My point being...if you really want any rare colors you need to make dozens of phone calls and emails. With the exception of a few pair of Ravello due in minute quantities this fall, I know of nothing in rare colors for the foreseeable future, certainly not this year. However...there's some out there if you dig deep enough.

    Good Hunting!

    See Ya,
    Steve
     


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    How long does it take to get a shine like that? Like how many minutes of brushing/buffing?

    You used wax and a little water, right?
     


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    At Citishoes now... Ran into a veritable treasure trove... Well stocked collection of Barrie NST... Basically all the classics... A lot of cigar and whiskey. First time visit, very pleased. Photos soon
     


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    Actually that's just brushing and buffing, no product. Probably 10 minutes of brushing per shoe over the course of a few days.
     


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    Just received tracking info for the snuff #8 saddle!! I guess they do exist! Just need to keep my fingers crossed for no QC issues :)
     


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    Uncle, they've aged nicely. Hope you have the overshoes on for today's pair.
     


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    Mine aren't that old, 2-3 years. Can't say I ever noticed shoes in calf or shell fitting differently over the years.
     


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    Sweet-Glad they had what you wanted. I checked and they had nada in my size.

    See Ya,
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    Thanks, this is very helpful. I have a similar philosophy on caring/wearing my shoes so I'm glad to hear about your experience.

    Thank you.
     


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    Anyone know if the ravello PTB's on order at alden of Madison will have light or dark edge trim?
     


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    I'm paying them a visit tomorrow; I will ask
     


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    Choose one for spring / summer wear

    Color 8 full strap loafer
    Snuff suede tassel loafer

    Both Aberdeen
     
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    Snuff Suede Tassel.

    Doesn't get much more summery than a suede loafer...

    ...Does it?
     
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