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Thank you, Sir. I appreciate all the useful info you've provided in this thread.
Pair of Marlow wingtips arrived and I am loving them. I am an 11C on the Brannock and size 11D fits perfectly. I also have the PTB in 11D which fits similarly, possibly a tiny bit more snug than these brand new wing tips. Here's a quickie comparison shot with my also new Alden Ravello LWBs (10.5D):
Agreed RTP.I somewhat like all four of these pre-orders.The waterlock sole on the Cxl LWB will be great for keeping moisture out and the brown metal eyelets are a nice touch.I was thinking the chamois LWB would be a perfect Fall and Winter shoe, although I'm taking into consideration what someone posted earlier about how it ages.Kind of interested in the shortwing boot ...
Those look fantastic GG. I need to get mine out the box and start wearing them. And remember, it's always happy hour somethere.
Penny loafer - G.H. Bass 1936:http://stylishlyme.com/stylish-academia/loafers-history-facts-and-style/And Spalding invented saddle shoes in 1906:http://www.keikari.com/english/a-history-of-saddle-shoes/This one discusses the origins of all types of loafers, including the Alden tassel version:http://www.gentlemansgazette.com/loafer-guide-penny-gucci-tassels-weejuns/
Great cop.
Thanks RTP, it was nice to pick up a great Alden shoe in shell that cost less than $765. Not sure about the snap last though. It's my size, just not sure how comfortable it will be.
MrDV, hopefully THAT's not Crew's plan - we'd miss you on the Alden thread.Crew has carried Red Wing, Russell Moccasin and Quoddy (and probably others) and I don't see them successfully competing with any of those shoe/bootmakers with Crew versions.
RTP, the sun really brings out the color tones nicely - you definitively should consider putting these into the summer rotation more often. Well done!
Originally Posted by JezeCHaha, who's going to buy Jcrew shoes if they tried to replicate Alden's exact shoes with similar price point?I think that's always been J Crew's MO - to have their own branded versions of popular items - button downs, polo shirts, pants, jackets, socks ... and shoes. Same as many retailers. I'm not a J Crew historian but the "J Crew in Good Company" marketing strategy was fairly recent. But an Indy rip off does seem a bit over the top. I...
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