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  1. Thor

    Thor Senior member

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    lol u mean DR. JONES [​IMG]

    Indeed! DR Jones...my bad.



    Here are some options, but none seem to match quite with what you want:


    Thanks! Not quite a match but appreciate the effort...just not a big fan of Natural CXL...

    I might end up going for a pair of White's - heresy- I know [​IMG]
     
  2. glimmertwins

    glimmertwins Well-Known Member

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    Here are your options:

    -wait for someone to make your dream boot
    -buy the booth you want and get the soles replaced
    -buy a boot your not as big on but that has the soles you prefer
    -buy another boot maker's shoe


    ....the soles are a personal preference but the top of the boot is the part that everyone(including me) sees so I would buy the boot I wanted and if I had to have a specific sole, I would just have it replaced for a little extra coin. Normally having things exactly the way you want them isn't cheap. Best of luck
     
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    My modest collection (left to right) all on the Barrie last: AoC AF84 Brown Calf Wingtip Boot w/commando soles Leffot Kudu PTB Boot w/vibram soles Shoemart seconds Brown suede chukka w/crepe soles Shoemart seconds #8 Chukka Alden restorations #8 PTB w/commando soles [​IMG] Wishlist: Cigar LWB snuff suede shoe or boot
     
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    Dewey Senior member

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    cxl is so much better looking than kudu
     
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    cxl is so much better looking than kudu

    i agree ... also the reverse chamois thing is an interesting option but only seen pictures and never handled irl or seen old worn in pics of this style
     
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    ravello chukkas arrived today. does this look normal for a brand new pair?
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    can anyone tell which last this is? it has the flex welt sole. mostly curious if this is lined or not as I'm looking for a summer shoe [​IMG]
     
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    ravello chukkas arrived today. does this look normal for a brand new pair?

    In my experience, this is not outside the range of normal, especially on the lighter colors like whiskey and ravello. I've had the same "issue", but about 30 seconds with a brush evened the color right out.
     
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    ravello chukkas arrived today. does this look normal for a brand new pair?
    doesnt look normal at all, looks like someone scrubbed them against something
     
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    interlockingny Senior member

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    can anyone tell which last this is?

    it has the flex welt sole. mostly curious if this is lined or not as I'm looking for a summer shoe

    [​IMG]


    Van Last.

    Looks like the 6245F to me.

    As seen here
     
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    doesnt look normal at all, looks like someone scrubbed them against something

    That's not the case - it is just concentrated color (just like the color of wax always looks darker in the tin) It will usually rub / brush right into the rest of the color on the shoe.
     
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    LeatherSOUL Senior member

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    ravello chukkas arrived today. does this look normal for a brand new pair?

    Looks normal to me.
     
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    ravello chukkas arrived today. does this look normal for a brand new pair?

    Completely consistent with my experience.
     
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    ...I must say I am somewhat humbled and/or astounded by some of your collections...pretty impressive.

    Mine...not so much...to date:

    Black PTB (20yrs old)
    #8 Indy
    #8 WT Boot
    Ravello WT Boot
    CXL WT Boot- plaza last

    on order:

    Black PT Cordo boot- barrie last (arriving tommorow)
    Cigar Perf-Captoe boot- barrie last (arriving late 2011 or even 2012)

    I would like to think when the cigar boot comes that will be it...but I know its not as easy as that...

    With that in mind...I have a boot in mind that I do not know if it exists...Does anyone know of a brown ChromeXcel boot (other than an Indy) with a commando (or even lug) sole? Would have jumped on LS newest boot if it had a commando.

    I need a dog walking boot that I really do not care if it gets super wet, muddy and completely trashed...I just do not have the heart to take my cordo's thru seriously wet, muddy stuff...


    thor who is making up cigar perf-captoe barrie last. me want
     
  15. Man with Apple

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    ravello chukkas arrived today. does this look normal for a brand new pair?

    My cigar Indys have similar markings, but they don't show as much bc the cigar is much darker than ravello or whiskey.
     
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