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Mike, not sure I understand what you mean by this?

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Just guessing that he means speedhooks will destroy new laces

Meant exposed eyelets. The new laces are thicker and they absolutely suck with Aldens narrow unexposed eyelets. Note that NAMOR uses non-Alden laces on his Cigar boots.
post #2252 of 10774
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...with Aldens newer laces, exposed eyelets are 100% a must. Got to sometimes work within the bounds of what is available. Barrie in 10.5B isn't too bad though. ;-)



-Mike

 

I'm not a fan of all eyelets.  I actually ironed my laces for the Indy and WTB's the other day.  Was wondering if I could/should re-wax...

post #2253 of 10774
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LoL. You guys are misinterpreting what I am saying. I am saying they need to have exposed eyelets not hidden eyelets. The old LeatherSoul uses hidden eyelets which are much narrower and harder to pass laces through. I am good with all eyelets or hooks plus eyelets as long as they are exposed. I just don't like the hidden eyelets on boots. :-)
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Mike, are those Cigar WTBs coming from AoM? From the summer?
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Mike, are those Cigar WTBs coming from AoM? From the summer?

Ummm. Has it been that long already?
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#8 cap toe boots with speed hooks, what's the best place to get them?  I understand Alden of DC often has them, anywhere else?  Prefer Grant last.  

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#8 cap toe boots with speed hooks, what's the best place to get them?  I understand Alden of DC often has them, anywhere else?  Prefer Grant last.  

If you want it with hooks on the Grant, then Alden DC is your place. It's model number 4060HC. Commando sole included.

-Mike
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Continuing along my family photos, we finally hit Color #8 today.

Alden King Army.


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L to R (boots): Alden Color #8 WT Boot (on Grant with Antique), Alden Color #8 Semi-Brogue Boot (on Plaza with Antique), Alden Color #8 Dr. Jones "Indy Boot (on Plaza), Alden Color #8 Cap Toe Boot, Alden Color #8 Naval Boot (on Barrie with Antique), Alden Color #8 Chukka Boot.
L to R (shoes): Alden Color #8 LWBs, Alden Color #8 Wingtip Balmoral (with exposed eyelets on M-75 Last), Alden Color #8 Wingtip Balmoral, Alden Color #8 NST Blucher (on Plaza), Alden Color #8 Full-Strap Loafer, Alden Color #8 Tassel Loafer, Alden Color #8 Perforated Tip Balmoral, Alden Color #8 x Black Calf Grain Saddle Shoe











Sweeeet!
Can't wait for the WT boots on Plaza from JGilbert to arrive. ETA was January, I think.
Edited by TommyB - 2/8/16 at 12:39am
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#8 cap toe boots with speed hooks, what's the best place to get them?  I understand Alden of DC often has them, anywhere else?  Prefer Grant last.  
http://www.fransboonestore.com/collections/alden/products/re-stock-of-alden-cordovan-8-parajumper-boots-1
you just missed the best grant last cap toe boot...
the next shippment wil be in normal eyelet....no more brass hardware
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Sweeeet!
Can't wait for the WT boots on Plaza from JGilbert to arrive. ETA was January, I think.


That's a sweet model. Bummed out that I turned that one down when it came around for pre-order last summer.
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Happy Monday all,

I was fortunate enough to be able to stop by CitiShoes in NYC this past Saturday. The two gentleman there were very welcoming despite I was looking very "touristy" that day. They had quite a few makes ups in all sorts of materials at 30% off which is not on their website.

In particular, I saw quite a few rare models including cigar shell tassel loafers, Color 8 shell NST boot on plaza last w/ antique edge, and suede indys w/ commando on barrie last.



I was pleasantly surprised that amount of Aldens they have. I had to walk out with the suede Indys...
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I was pleasantly surprised that amount of Aldens they have. I had to walk out with the suede Indys...

 

Congrats on the new boots and please post a pic or two!  I've been considering this version.  

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Congrats on the new boots and please post a pic or two!  I've been considering this version.  

I am going to, I actually have a modded version of AoM suede Indys on trubalance last, I will do a side by side comparison.

But to aid your purchasing decision, they are also currently 30% off. FYI the CitiShoes version are all eyelets.
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Sweeeet!
Can't wait for the WT boots on Plaza from JGilbert to arrive. ETA was January, I think.

Thanks. Yeah, that will be a great boot!

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Happy Monday all,

I was fortunate enough to be able to stop by CitiShoes in NYC this past Saturday. The two gentleman there were very welcoming despite I was looking very "touristy" that day. They had quite a few makes ups in all sorts of materials at 30% off which is not on their website.

In particular, I saw quite a few rare models including cigar shell tassel loafers, Color 8 shell NST boot on plaza last w/ antique edge, and suede indys w/ commando on barrie last.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

I was pleasantly surprised that amount of Aldens they have. I had to walk out with the suede Indys...

Yeah, CitiShoes is a frequently forgotten store here, but they have a lot of cool makeups.

-Mike
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Originally Posted by kelpqq View Post

Happy Monday all,

I was fortunate enough to be able to stop by CitiShoes in NYC this past Saturday. The two gentleman there were very welcoming despite I was looking very "touristy" that day. They had quite a few makes ups in all sorts of materials at 30% off which is not on their website.

In particular, I saw quite a few rare models including cigar shell tassel loafers, Color 8 shell NST boot on plaza last w/ antique edge, and suede indys w/ commando on barrie last.
  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


I was pleasantly surprised that amount of Aldens they have. I had to walk out with the suede Indys...

Thanks for the heads-up, headed to NYC Wednesday.  I'll be hitting the Met, Moma, the Guggenheim, Leffot, Citishoes, Alden of NY and Tourneau.

Not necessarily in that order of importance.

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