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post #16 of 187
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I wear ankle boots with suits all the time. Like shoes, they vary in respect to formality. I have a pair of single leather soled Banbury boots, from Edward Green, that I would wear with any suit in my wardrobe. Conversely, the Alden boots I have are much chunkier. Double soled, bigger lasts. They dont look right to my minds eye with thinner wieght suits. They look great with heavy tweeds though.
post #17 of 187
Thread Starter 
I wear ankle boots with suits all the time. Like shoes, they vary in respect to formality. I have a pair of single leather soled Banbury boots, from Edward Green, that I would wear with any suit in my wardrobe. Conversely, the Alden boots I have are much chunkier. Double soled, bigger lasts. They dont look right to my minds eye with thinner wieght suits. They look great with heavy tweeds though.
post #18 of 187
I'm weighing two different options right now in terms of Alden cordovan boots: a black chukka monkstrap and a high lace up cigar shell wingtip (or maybe even a plain toe shell cordovan). I'm deciding based on the following criteria: versatility and durability. Which do you guys recommend? I do wear navy, gray and brown pants quite often, as well as dark jeans. I'm so lost but I feel a strong desire to own a really decent pair of boots. I've yet to drop this much money on some nice boots so I'm deciding carefully.
post #19 of 187
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Originally Posted by Garage/Surf Rock View Post
I'm weighing two different options right now in terms of Alden cordovan boots: a black chukka monkstrap and a high lace up cigar shell wingtip (or maybe even a plain toe shell cordovan).

I'm deciding based on the following criteria: versatility and durability. Which do you guys recommend? I do wear navy, gray and brown pants quite often, as well as dark jeans. I'm so lost but I feel a strong desire to own a really decent pair of boots. I've yet to drop this much money on some nice boots so I'm deciding carefully.

FWIW-cigar shell is very scarce right now. Both Tom at LeatherSoul and Adam at Alden of Carmel indicated new cigar shell boots/shoes won't be coming in until at least mid 2008.
post #20 of 187
Then I guess there's not much to decide.
post #21 of 187
trust me , shell in #8 burgundy color is very beautiful and versatile as well.
post #22 of 187
I have a pair of the burgundy chukka cordo boots coming from TomLeathersoul

If you're ordering online, def give Tom @ Leathersoul a shout out. Really cool guy and it's always nice to support fellow forumites. Plus you wont have to pay salestax with him (unless by rare chance yer in Hawaii)
post #23 of 187
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Originally Posted by Garage/Surf Rock View Post
I'm weighing two different options right now in terms of Alden cordovan boots: a black chukka monkstrap and a high lace up cigar shell wingtip (or maybe even a plain toe shell cordovan). I'm deciding based on the following criteria: versatility and durability. Which do you guys recommend? I do wear navy, gray and brown pants quite often, as well as dark jeans. I'm so lost but I feel a strong desire to own a really decent pair of boots. I've yet to drop this much money on some nice boots so I'm deciding carefully.
I really like the monk chukkas. Unique, offbeat and classy all at the same time.
post #24 of 187
I've been eyeing the cordovan chukka boots for some time now and was wondering how they fit. I'm a 9D in AE Park Avenues. Should I order the same in the cordovan chukkas?
post #25 of 187
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Originally Posted by sanrensho View Post
I really like the monk chukkas. Unique, offbeat and classy all at the same time.

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post #26 of 187
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Originally Posted by ENT View Post
I've been eyeing the cordovan chukka boots for some time now and was wondering how they fit. I'm a 9D in AE Park Avenues. Should I order the same in the cordovan chukkas?

chukka is on the Barrie last, same as my longwings. I sized down ½ on everyone's advice that owns that last and it was spot on. So you should get 8½D if you are AE 9. I am AE8 and got 7½ Alden Barrie last and it fits perfect.
post #27 of 187
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lawyerdad,

You better grab some of these Aldens before they sellout

http://www.teamshoeseaport.com/Men's-Shoes-shopfor1-for0-page0-perp1.html
post #28 of 187
I was planning on making a standalone post and cross posting it everywhere later, but since this thread is on topic, here goes: Moulded Shoe has a unique pair of shell boots that someone should buy. They are Alden, Norwegian Split Toe ankle boots (I didn't count, but probably around 8 or 9 eyelets) in No. 8 shell with the combination crepe sole (with leather tip) on the Barrie last in size 8E. I think they also have a storm welt though I don't remember. These are unique and are the only pair left over from a small special order run some years ago. They would be perfect cold weather boots and I would get them in a second if they fit me. I have admired them every time I go in the shop but as they have been making me envious I though I might as well help Moulded get rid of them. Their number and address is on the website. I don't know how much they cost or whether Moulded Shoe will ship or accept returns. Stop in, or call and ask for Ronnie as he will know exactly which boots I am talking about, though I suppose so will anyone else who answers the phone. Imagine this No. 8 shell boot: with the crepe sole and the apron and toe stitching of this shoe: and you will have the idea.
post #29 of 187
Moulded Shoe is a terrible name. I keep reading/thinking Mouldy Shoe.
post #30 of 187
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Originally Posted by mr monty View Post
lawyerdad,

You better grab some of these Aldens before they sellout

http://www.teamshoeseaport.com/Men's-Shoes-shopfor1-for0-page0-perp1.html

Thanks. I did take a look, but the only boots that interested me were not available in my size.
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