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Posts by Cold Iron

@watchidiot thanks for all your doing here, I am hoping it will lead to some great things now and down the road.    Several had mentioned they have Alden captoes coming in cigar so burgundy would be the better choice for shell EC. I already have the captoes (with speedhooks) but in #8 so will likely sit this one out.     I consider my brown shell Townley's my Bayfield (with speedhooks, just saying ) "light". Love them both, the Townley is a great shoe and like the...
Finally got some time this afternoon to take a few pictures.  Outside full sun Inside with flash bounced off ceiling.  Hope that helps!
Add me to the list 
Congrats on the win! And to @ryden also, he has helped me spend my money before too LOL, always money very well spent though. The reason I sent my shell Patriots to B. Nelson for a resole is I called AE recrafting about putting a mid brown edge on them and the lady at recrafting said that they usually only put the same exact sole on. When I questioned her about the usually part and what would it take to get it done with what I wanted she acted a bit put off about it and...
Thanks and a very astute observation on your part. My left foot is slightly larger than my right (which is very common) so has more volume therefore less creasing. I looked and surprisingly I do not have any more pictures of my shell PA's. I will try to get a couple for you in the next few days. My fingers are crossed for you too!  Beat me to it Doc, well done  
Thanks for the heads up! I think LOL... Great choice on the black shell PA hope you are able to land a good pair. One of my favorite shoes, if I have to think more than a few seconds in the morning what to wear I usually end up grabbing them. They seem to always be the right shoe to wear. 
In that case I think you might stand a good chance of those 15s working for you. Agree it is worth a shot. Yes I think the Malvern especially in dark brown calf is very versatile. It is a bit sleeker looking than most 1 lasted boots without being too European looking (to me). I can't compare the 234 to the 7 personally but do own the Manchester loafer on the 7 last and Cappuccino MacNeil also on the 7 and the fit is very close. The loafer is just a little bit more snug...
While I do not read blogs I do know what works for me, and common sense. I agree that dressy chukkas fit more situations than most any other shoe\boot and have 5 Dundees because of that. I do have experience with the Malvern and gave up on them. They are on the 1 last and in the 1 last I own 5 shell Dundee's, 2 shell 1 calf Leeds, shell Towney, 2 Wilbert's, shell Dalton, older CG Shelton, and CXL, calf, shell Bayfields. They all fit my foot extremely well. The Malvern does...
 Last year before Christmas I bought a pair of black PA from the BB sale for a younger guy that I work with. He along with most everyone else his age around me wear those ugly square toed clown shoes and he had talked to me for a long time about my AE's asking questions. People DO notice your shoes... Since then he has told me several times how he now hates his square toed shoes. Couple of weeks ago he said he might be wearing them too much as the "wood" was showing...
Those are not 744's the top eyes are not speed hooks and the cap is wrong? These are my 744's But yes the 744 is rounder, it is a work boot. I think it depends on your lifestyle and preferences. I have a good friend at work who has been somewhat of a sartorial mentor to me. He is a French educated Lebanese and tells me a man of my station should be driving a Mercedes. He drives a BMW, and also gives me a hard time about my American shoes. On the vehicle issue I easily get...
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