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    "nude" colored wingtips - yea or nay?

    The post pretty much says it all. What do you think?



    I'm a bit tempted, to be honest.
    Ben

    #2
    I'm not a very big fan of that untanned/natural leather look on the longwing bluchers, but swap out the laces for some more colorful ones and I could see it working. I don't know why but with the design it just to me like a block of putty or wood on the feet...but I think it'd look much better on a pair of boots:
    http://www.porhomme.com/2010/09/alde...er-indy-boots/
    and then of course the amazing Oak Street Bootmakers Natural boots, which you can find on their website, but I think these SF pics show the "natural" color better: http://www.styleforum.net/t/296752/o...0#post_6071855

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      #3
      I think they would look better if they were a a plain toe or maybe a moc toe. I definitely agree with losrockets, colorful laces would be a definite must.

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        #4
        Not tempted myself, but even if I were I'd have a good think about how I envisioned them fitting into my shoe collection. If you like them, think you'd get decent spring/summer wear out of them, and wouldn't prefer a different style/color of casual, light-colored shoe, then sure, go for it.

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          #5
          Originally posted by LosRockets View Post
          I'm not a very big fan of that untanned/natural leather look on the longwing bluchers, but swap out the laces for some more colorful ones and I could see it working. I don't know why but with the design it just to me like a block of putty or wood on the feet...but I think it'd look much better on a pair of boots:
          http://www.porhomme.com/2010/09/alde...er-indy-boots/
          and then of course the amazing Oak Street Bootmakers Natural boots, which you can find on their website, but I think these SF pics show the "natural" color better: http://www.styleforum.net/t/296752/o...0#post_6071855
          LR, just as an FYI, I have two pairs of shoes in natural cxl, and they look more like the darker "heel wear" pic in your SF link. It seems like there can be some variation and if they start off on the lighter end, they still quickly age to more of a mid-brown with heavy patina.

          I'd say the pics of the Trench Boot on the OSB website is pretty accurate to how they first start out (excluding the heavily contrasted photoshopping) and they only get darker from there. I can let you know in a few weeks; I have a pair on order.

          Here's another pic that I'd say very accurately shows natural cxl:
          https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/01...x1024.jpg?6015

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            #6
            @Chareth - thanks for letting me know - I actually like the OSB website pics better myself and am hoping to buy a pair someday. I forgot that natural cxl develops a pretty dramatic and unique patina!

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              #7
              OR you could dye them yourself. I think that would be interesting!

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                #8
                Originally posted by Gump View Post
                OR you could dye them yourself. I think that would be interesting!
                That would be a really cool project. I don't know how one would go about doing that exactly but I'm sure a local cobbler or leather shop could help you.

                I think he wants the nude color though, otherwise he would go with one that was already dyed.

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                  #9
                  I like em BenR! I have that wingtip in their burnished brown as well:

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                    #10
                    I vote nay. Not really liking the color on that particular shoe.

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                      #11
                      Check these out, it's not natural CXL as far as I can tell, but I think they look good and have the aesthetic you were going for.

                      link: http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/produc...&colourid=2591

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                        #12
                        @Lesserblackdog and LosRockets- Nay. Those colors do not look right in this type of shoe

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                          #13
                          @Lesserblackdog - What brand are those shoes you pictured in the OP? I really like the natural look.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Lukeduke View Post
                            @Lesserblackdog - What brand are those shoes you pictured in the OP? I really like the natural look.
                            They are Frye

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by LesserBlackDog View Post
                              The post pretty much says it all. What do you think?


                              Nothing against the color, I just don't care for longwings.

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