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

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  1. LeatherSOUL

    LeatherSOUL Senior member

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    Tom - When you influence the creasing of your shell shoes with a pencil, where do you place the pencil and do you use it in more than one place? For example, on the cigar tassels, do you place the pencil under the tassel? Thanks.

    One crease at the base of my toes, another crease slightly above that one.
     


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    Are these 2 different colors or am I crazy?

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    Are these 2 different colors or am I crazy?

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    It's possible you are but they don't look identical to me either.
     


  5. PeterParker

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    Are these 2 different colors or am I crazy?
    Looks to be Kudu leather in both, but just different lighting conditions/camera.
     


  6. LeatherSOUL

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    Yes, I am not a professional photographer. I have no idea how to adjust lighting/color. I'm sorry for any confusion.
     


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    So I'm thinking about getting the Alden 405 Indy boot. Just curious on prefernces what color do people like better? My 2 choices are the Alden x j crew indy or the standard brown. I think I like the brown better.
     


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    I tried on the 405 in standard brown the other day and I quite liked it. It looks quite reddish in tone, and went well with a dark pair of jeans. I was originally looking for a burgundy/oxblood boot but I think the 405 in standard brown will fit the bill.

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    I must say the chromexcel leather has a much nicer finish though - the standard brown has a wax coat (?) which doesn't show off as much of the natural leather luster. Wish they had the reddish brown color in chromexcel.

    I also saw the natural chromexcel in person and man it looks beautiful. Almost a bit irridescent. If the 405's in standard (reddish) brown work out for me I will definitely pick up a pair of these

    [​IMG]

    Funny thing is, until I tried on a pair of 405's I thought they looked pretty ugly based on the photos [​IMG]. Trying them on though they seemed much nicer, and man they were comfortable.
     


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    quick question here gang...

    i'm about to pick up the brooks brothers tassel cordovan loafers but, i don't know what last it's on and whether or not they are true to size.

    i'm a 10D in the barrie last (usually a 10.5 in most shoes)
     


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    I tried on the 405 in standard brown the other day and I quite liked it. It looks quite reddish in tone, and went well with a dark pair of jeans. I was originally looking for a burgundy/oxblood boot but I think the 405 in standard brown will fit the bill. I must say the chromexcel leather has a much nicer finish though - the standard brown has a wax coat (?) which doesn't show off as much of the natural leather luster. Wish they had the reddish brown color in chromexcel. I also saw the natural chromexcel in person and man it looks beautiful. Almost a bit irridescent. If the 405's in standard (reddish) brown work out for me I will definitely pick up a pair of these Funny thing is, until I tried on a pair of 405's I thought they looked pretty ugly based on the photos [​IMG]. Trying them on though they seemed much nicer, and man they were comfortable.
    Honestly, all the stock photos of the Indys make them look really ugly. But in person...they're gorgeous. [​IMG]
     


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    quick question here gang...

    i'm about to pick up the brooks brothers tassel cordovan loafers but, i don't know what last it's on and whether or not they are true to size.

    i'm a 10D in the barrie last (usually a 10.5 in most shoes)


    http://www.styleforum.net/showpost.php?p=3593983
     


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    quick question here gang...

    i'm about to pick up the brooks brothers tassel cordovan loafers but, i don't know what last it's on and whether or not they are true to size.

    i'm a 10D in the barrie last (usually a 10.5 in most shoes)


    Prettty sure they're not the Barrie - probably Aberdeen.
     


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    Probably wouldn't be a good idea...the oil and residue would get all over your pants.

    Good point. Any suggestion on which color Alden belt would match kudu leather the best?
     


  15. I<3Bacon

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    I met a gentleman several months ago wearing amazing boots... shell #8, Barrie last, high boots, the usual speed hooks, plain toe blucher (no crepe sole)... basically the boot version of the 990. He mentioned he purchased them from Leather Soul a couple years prior.

    Any dying chance in hell I'd be able to get a pair sometime in the future?
     


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