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post #826 of 1009
I would like to propose a MTO for something similar to the LS ultimate jumper boot

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But in either natural cxl, or even better in the Iced Mocha cxl offered on this Viberg service boot. Can Alden procure this flavor of CXL? (and just how many flavors of CXL are there?)

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post #827 of 1009

They should be able to procure whatever color Horween can make.  But odd colors will probably take longer to fabricate.  For example, I ordered a natural CXL belt to match my LS conservation boot, but the natural CXL is not available right now.  So I have to wait until stock becomes available.

 

BTW ordered from Ed at Hellbrand Leatherworks, http://www.hellbrandleather.com/ , competitive pricing and excellent service.

 

post #828 of 1009
on the subject of black MTO Aldens...

I've been wanting a black shoe, but most are just so...boring. I propose a longwing (on barrie, leydon, just not plaza), with black pebble grain on the botton half, black shell on the vamp/body, and black pebble again on the lace portion.

pretty much this exact shoe, but in black pebble/black shell.

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I think a commando sole/ matched black eyelets, would be phenominal on this, but i realize i might be in the minority on this too.

what do you guys think?
post #829 of 1009

I'm going to have to think about this.

post #830 of 1009
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Originally Posted by mr chorizo View Post

on the subject of black MTO Aldens...
I've been wanting a black shoe, but most are just so...boring. I propose a longwing (on barrie, leydon, just not plaza), with black pebble grain on the botton half, black shell on the vamp/body, and black pebble again on the lace portion.
pretty much this exact shoe, but in black pebble/black shell.
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I think a commando sole/ matched black eyelets, would be phenominal on this, but i realize i might be in the minority on this too.
what do you guys think?

This could be really cool.
post #831 of 1009
Agreed that most black shoes are a bit boring, and a pebble grain/shell longwing seems like an interesting alternative.

Tried to find some pics to get an idea of what this shoe might look like, but I couldn't find anything with a pebble grain/shell contrast in the same color. The Unionmade shoe posted above is an incredible contrast, but just wondering how much of contrast would be created by pebble/shell in black?

Commando sole sounds interesting as well. But would that extinguish a lot of potential uses to which such a shoe could be put?
Couldn't find any pics of a black longwing with sole, but here are some others.

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post #832 of 1009

The commando sole is pretty subtle as far as I'm concerned considering what you get in terms of comfort and durability.  You can see a little bit of scalloping on the heel, but it's otherwise unobstrusive.

post #833 of 1009
here is one of alden's commando soles on an alden black shell boot. as you can see, it's pretty minor.

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here is a super dramatic mark mcnairy shoe with commando sole. I like of like the idea of a "super gunboat: with even more beef on it, but obviously alden's finishing wouldn't be this extreme.

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here's another example of what alden can do that's a bit closer to the mcnairy look. I think it would look fantastic on this make up.

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Lastly, I like this make up because it's fast as well as being unique. No need for year and a half wait times for ravello...
post #834 of 1009
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Originally Posted by Kashiwa View Post

Agreed that most black shoes are a bit boring, and a pebble grain/shell longwing seems like an interesting alternative.
Tried to find some pics to get an idea of what this shoe might look like, but I couldn't find anything with a pebble grain/shell contrast in the same color. The Unionmade shoe posted above is an incredible contrast, but just wondering how much of contrast would be created by pebble/shell in black?
Commando sole sounds interesting as well. But would that extinguish a lot of potential uses to which such a shoe could be put?
Couldn't find any pics of a black longwing with sole, but here are some others.
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here's another mcnairy make up that's a good reference. the smooth calf here doesn't have the same luster as shell but it's a good jumping off point.

still think the commando sole would elevate this a bit....

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post #835 of 1009
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Originally Posted by mr chorizo View Post

here's another mcnairy make up that's a good reference. the smooth calf here doesn't have the same luster as shell but it's a good jumping off point.
still think the commando sole would elevate this a bit....
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Took me a second to notice, but that pair of McNairy's are reversed aren't they? They look very nice, and yes the luster of shell would stand out more in contrast with the pebble grain. Me likes.

I think the commando sole looks great, but I would opt for the tamest option, the one on the black shell captoes above.
post #836 of 1009

 

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Originally Posted by mr chorizo View Post

on the subject of black MTO Aldens...
I've been wanting a black shoe, but most are just so...boring. I propose a longwing (on barrie, leydon, just not plaza), with black pebble grain on the botton half, black shell on the vamp/body, and black pebble again on the lace portion.
pretty much this exact shoe, but in black pebble/black shell.

I think a commando sole/ matched black eyelets, would be phenominal on this, but i realize i might be in the minority on this too.
what do you guys think?

 

I'm coming around to the idea, but I'm committed to the black combat boot proposed by sfactor.  I am in support of a black longwing contingent on the outcome of the combat boot MTO.

post #837 of 1009
I hear you...let's keep an eye on that make up. the shoe mart has a plaintoe version of that exact boot, but i understand if you guys are going for the cap.


On my end, I found one more picture of the mcnairy to show how the contrast can read. again, shell would pop much more than the calf here, but it's a good indication of this make up. I actually think both of the combinations are pretty money.

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post #838 of 1009
I really, really like this idea.
post #839 of 1009
Any interest in adding a pull tab or locker loop to the back heel? Been wanting the BBBF longwings for a long time but it'd be cool with a commando sole as well
post #840 of 1009

Can post or link to an example with a tab or loop?

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