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TSM Ravello NST

 

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Originally Posted by Akeem View Post


I may be in the minority, but I love the darker color 8. I would rather it stay dark over time, or just skip to the heavily patina'd stage.

 

 

I'm with you. They both look pretty good.

 

New Dark:

 

 

 

 

Old patina:

 

post #2913 of 10714
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Originally Posted by J One View Post

I am looking to add a pair of captoe boots to my collection on black shell should I go for grant or plaza, what is your take?

I will be using them mostly with slacks / formal work wear...


If you're looking for something more formal for work, I like the plaza last.  However, my barrie lasted boots have worked well this winter for what you described also...

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by gilby View Post
 


Great photo, boots and pants.

Thanks!

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Originally Posted by JR Magat View Post
 


smart choice for the next few days! haha

Ugh I know. Luckily not terribly cold.

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Quick bump for our color 8 plaza captoe gMTO, please see full design below with photo for example. We have 7 confirmed participants and several potentials, we only need 5 more to put this order through!

This is an order through a reputable vendor that I've successfully done gMTO through before, the final price will be inline with current 4060 prices ($710-$730). Confirmation + delivery is somewhere around 8-10 months from time of submission, nonrefundable deposit is $200, balance due on delivery.

Design:
Plaza Last
Color 8 Shell
Straight captoe
Black edge, 270 flat welt with closed heel
Color matched all metal eyelets
Double leather sole


*Our design will have all eyelets instead of eyelets + hooks shown with these boots


Thanks,

Dan
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Originally Posted by zennypoo View Post

Quick bump for our color 8 plaza captoe gMTO, please see full design below with photo for example. We have 7 confirmed participants and several potentials, we only need 5 more to put this order through!

This is an order through a reputable vendor that I've successfully done gMTO through before, the final price will be inline with current 4060 prices ($710-$730). Confirmation + delivery is somewhere around 8-10 months from time of submission, nonrefundable deposit is $200, balance due on delivery.

Design:
Plaza Last
Color 8 Shell
Straight captoe
Black edge, 270 flat welt with closed heel
Color matched all metal eyelets
Double leather sole


*Our design will have all eyelets instead of eyelets + hooks shown with these boots


Thanks,

Dan

Any thoughts of adding an Indy stitch?
post #2919 of 10714
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Originally Posted by zennypoo View Post

Quick bump for our color 8 plaza captoe gMTO, please see full design below with photo for example. We have 7 confirmed participants and several potentials, we only need 5 more to put this order through!

This is an order through a reputable vendor that I've successfully done gMTO through before, the final price will be inline with current 4060 prices ($710-$730). Confirmation + delivery is somewhere around 8-10 months from time of submission, nonrefundable deposit is $200, balance due on delivery.

Design:
Plaza Last
Color 8 Shell
Straight captoe
Black edge, 270 flat welt with closed heel
Color matched all metal eyelets
Double leather sole
  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

*Our design will have all eyelets instead of eyelets + hooks shown with these boots


Thanks,

Dan

 

I believe the standard edge used on Color 8 (such as on the boots pictured above) is mahogany, not black.

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Originally Posted by Kahuna75 View Post

Looks like a half corded sole....Love that - details please

Thanks! So basically, I didn't like the single flex welt sole or all eyelets that came on the Unionmade McCoppin. Single flex welt on a casual CXL boot seemed off to me. Additionally, half the eyelets weren't installed properly out of the factory. There were little sharp barbs sticking out which would catch onto the laces and make it really difficult to get the boots on and off. I've seen this on a few other Alden boots. Part and parcel of Alden QC, I suppose. Either way, it's extremely annoying and chews up the laces really quickly too. End rant.

Anyway, I had Original Dr Sole do the work. He added a corded half sole and heel (all welted by hand) and switched out the brown eyelets for brass eyelets and hooks. The work was outstanding. The boots feel much more robust now and feel like real $hit kickers. I've had a few other boots done by him and will be sending my Color 8 Indy boots to him at some point once the soles are worn out.

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Originally Posted by ironclad View Post

Those look insanely awesome.

Thanks! I don't wear them enough but I do love them.
post #2921 of 10714
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Originally Posted by zennypoo View Post

Quick bump for our color 8 plaza captoe gMTO, please see full design below with photo for example. We have 7 confirmed participants and several potentials, we only need 5 more to put this order through!

This is an order through a reputable vendor that I've successfully done gMTO through before, the final price will be inline with current 4060 prices ($710-$730). Confirmation + delivery is somewhere around 8-10 months from time of submission, nonrefundable deposit is $200, balance due on delivery.

Design:
Plaza Last
Color 8 Shell
Straight captoe
Black edge, 270 flat welt with closed heel
Color matched all metal eyelets
Double leather sole


*Our design will have all eyelets instead of eyelets + hooks shown with these boots

Thanks,

Dan

 

Assuming E width could be ordered, I'm in. 

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Originally Posted by mosy View Post


Any thoughts of adding an Indy stitch?


Umm, you mean radically changing the style of the boot?

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Originally Posted by budapest12 View Post

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Originally Posted by mosy View Post

Any thoughts of adding an Indy stitch?


Umm, you mean radically changing the style of the boot?

I think he was referring to the side stitch.
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Originally Posted by mosy View Post

Any thoughts of adding an Indy stitch?

Probably not, it would completely change the look of the boot and make it much more casual than the original design.
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Originally Posted by JSO1 View Post

I believe the standard edge used on Color 8 (such as on the boots pictured above) is mahogany, not black.

Thanks! I thought so too, but couldn't confirm.

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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post

Assuming E width could be ordered, I'm in. 

Done! We are doing C/D/E widths.

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Originally Posted by budapest12 View Post


Umm, you mean radically changing the style of the boot?

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Originally Posted by csmitty View Post

The sun finally returned to GA. So some DC cigar to celebrate.


Very nice.....one of my favorites!

I will be on the lookout for those around town. peepwall[1].gif
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