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Lots of talk about #8.

PSA: JCrew put up what I think its a new style. #8 Indy on Crepe. ETA's in March.

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Alpine grain Friday. I think it will catch on.
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Great boots and love them socks.  Alpine grain is really growing on me.

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Originally Posted by Bobbo316 View Post

Lots of talk about #8.
PSA: JCrew put up what I think its a new style. #8 Indy on Crepe. ETA's in March.


I think they look pretty cool on the crepe....assume Barrie?
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I had a few minutes to kill before my hair cut appointment today and decided to see what Sky Valet had to offer.  Basically, a limited selection, but what caught my attention was their Cigar Chukkas.  For those large footed of us -- they have sizes 12D and 13D and E.  

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I guess we just have to hope some ahead of us bow out.  

I'm also on the list, maybe 3rd or 4th in my size. Holding candlelight vigils for cigar cap toe goodness.
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jGilbert #8 Tanker


 

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You always look superb and this is no exception. Going bold in your purple!

 

 

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King wingtip boots
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Nice lookin' WT Boots!

 

 

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Got these in last week and have been unsure if I would keep them or send them back. Finally wore them off carpet and heel slip went away almost immediately. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Looking great in your new Green LWBs.

 

 

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Forgot I had taken this last Friday during the snow storm. Great boots. Can't wait for TSM's special delivery...

 

Thats a pretty rad photo my friend. Enjoy your boots!

 

 

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I like the 975 better too and decided against the Leffot version. For the Tanker I still very much prefer the light edge and I'm actually wearing them today so allow me to play devil's advocate for a second.

 

 

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I vote 975 and Leffot Tanker.

 

 

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I will as soon as I unload the Leffots.

 

No! See above!

 

 

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Cigar Indy's today ...liked the way each boot looks completely different color

 

 

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Looking good, that is a great shot of their colors! Thank you for not including other things in this photo. ;-)

 

 

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Damn you guys are right.

OK. The Leffot tankers are staying. Leffot LWB not so much.

 

Good Tif!

 

 

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Leffot #8 Tanker & EP

 

Nuff said Tif! Look at these!!! ;-) Good timing and welcome back!!!

 

 

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King LHS for the inclement weather in LA.

Used my new paste wax for the first time today. Not sure you can tell. Need to up my shoeshine game!

 

I know! It was horrible! We got like 0.5" of rain. :-( (although it may at first seem that I am being mean or something, we seriously really badly need stinking rain here!!!)

 

 

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Alpine grain Friday. I think it will catch on.
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Yeah, those are superb! Thats all that one can say! Cords in the office Saz?

 

-Mike

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Hi guys, can you tell by this reference number if it is van last or not?

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The shoe is the unlined LHS from BB.

Thank you
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I think they look pretty cool on the crepe....assume Barrie?

I cannot tell for sure, but they kinda look like TB.

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I know this is an Alden shoe thread but I thought you guys might get a kick out of this.

Over the last few years I have taken up leatherwork as a hobby. I do everything without the help of machines (all hand cut and hand sewn etc).

I felt that I was getting to the point I where I wanted to invest in better quality leathers so I sprung for one of these...

Full #8 Horween Shell Cordovan butt.






This is the 2nd largest of the 5 available sizes that shell comes in.

Being able to see/touch/smell the raw material in person has given me a whole new appreciation for this leather. The shell is so dense, yet supple and pliable. Most of the butt is as smooth as glass.

The aroma is also out of this world; It fills the room. Not unlike unboxing a pair of shell shoes for the first time.

A wallet, watch strap, possible patch for a new pair of raw denim are all things id like to create with this and if i have much left over i'll make some watch straps to sell.

However there will be weeks of patterns and prototypes before a knife comes anywhere near this shell, as I have even considered not using it and framing it to hang on the wall shog[1].gif .
post #102235 of 122416
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Originally Posted by blue collar View Post

I know this is an Alden shoe thread but I thought you guys might get a kick out of this.

Over the last few years I have taken up leatherwork as a hobby. I do everything without the help of machines (all hand cut and hand sewn etc).

I felt that I was getting to the point I where I wanted to invest in better quality leathers so I sprung for one of these...

Full #8 Horween Shell Cordovan butt.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)






This is the 2nd largest of the 5 available sizes that shell comes in.

Being able to see/touch/smell the raw material in person has given me a whole new appreciation for this leather. The shell is so dense, yet supple and pliable. Most of the butt is as smooth as glass.

The aroma is also out of this world; It fills the room. Not unlike unboxing a pair of shell shoes for the first time.

A wallet, watch strap, possible patch for a new pair of raw denim are all things id like to create with this and if i have much left over i'll make some watch straps to sell.

However there will be weeks of patterns and prototypes before a knife comes anywhere near this shell, as I have even considered not using it and framing it to hang on the wall shog[1].gif .

Very cool BC.  I look forward to seeing whatever it is you decide to make.  I believe you previously posted a briefcase you made?  Good stuff.  Did you take a course or just read a book and start getting your hands dirty?

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Originally Posted by Wooderson View Post

I really dig these boots! Great look!
Thank you!
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Originally Posted by BootSpell View Post

Great boots and love them socks.  Alpine grain is really growing on me.

Thank you!
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Originally Posted by blue collar View Post

I know this is an Alden shoe thread but I thought you guys might get a kick out of this.

Over the last few years I have taken up leatherwork as a hobby. I do everything without the help of machines (all hand cut and hand sewn etc).

I felt that I was getting to the point I where I wanted to invest in better quality leathers so I sprung for one of these...

Full #8 Horween Shell Cordovan butt.

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


This is the 2nd largest of the 5 available sizes that shell comes in.

Being able to see/touch/smell the raw material in person has given me a whole new appreciation for this leather. The shell is so dense, yet supple and pliable. Most of the butt is as smooth as glass.

The aroma is also out of this world; It fills the room. Not unlike unboxing a pair of shell shoes for the first time.

A wallet, watch strap, possible patch for a new pair of raw denim are all things id like to create with this and if i have much left over i'll make some watch straps to sell.

However there will be weeks of patterns and prototypes before a knife comes anywhere near this shell, as I have even considered not using it and framing it to hang on the wall shog[1].gif .

This is awesome. Definitely one of the coolest things I've seen in this thread !
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Originally Posted by NewYawker View Post

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Very cool BC.  I look forward to seeing whatever it is you decide to make.  I believe you previously posted a briefcase you made?  Good stuff.  Did you take a course or just read a book and start getting your hands dirty?

It actually started a few years back when i began restoring vintage motorcycles. I wanted to do everything myself, so when it came time to upholster a set for the bike I had to learn how to do it.

I did not have access to a sewing machine that could sew leather, so I researched 'sewing leather by hand'. I found and watched/read endless hours of traditional european saddle making techniques (the way Hermes does it, for lack of better way of explaining it).

Most classes/courses available tech you American leather techniques that are less refined and focus on carving/embossing leather.

Working with my hands and being a certified welder helps with the disciplined and detailed aspect of it too, I think.
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Originally Posted by sazon View Post


This is awesome. Definitely one of the coolest things I've seen in this thread !

Thanks Saz fistbump.gif
post #102239 of 122416
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Originally Posted by blue collar View Post
  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I know this is an Alden shoe thread but I thought you guys might get a kick out of this.

Over the last few years I have taken up leatherwork as a hobby. I do everything without the help of machines (all hand cut and hand sewn etc).

I felt that I was getting to the point I where I wanted to invest in better quality leathers so I sprung for one of these...

Full #8 Horween Shell Cordovan butt.






This is the 2nd largest of the 5 available sizes that shell comes in.

Being able to see/touch/smell the raw material in person has given me a whole new appreciation for this leather. The shell is so dense, yet supple and pliable. Most of the butt is as smooth as glass.

The aroma is also out of this world; It fills the room. Not unlike unboxing a pair of shell shoes for the first time.

A wallet, watch strap, possible patch for a new pair of raw denim are all things id like to create with this and if i have much left over i'll make some watch straps to sell.

However there will be weeks of patterns and prototypes before a knife comes anywhere near this shell, as I have even considered not using it and framing it to hang on the wall shog[1].gif .

 

 

That piece of shell is awesome! Thanks for sharing! And YES, the aroma of the shell is truly amazing!!

post #102240 of 122416
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Originally Posted by blue collar View Post


It actually started a few years back when i began restoring vintage motorcycles. I wanted to do everything myself, so when it came time to upholster a set for the bike I had to learn how to do it.

I did not have access to a sewing machine that could sew leather, so I researched 'sewing leather by hand'. I found and watched/read endless hours of traditional european saddle making techniques (the way Hermes does it, for lack of better way of explaining it).

Most classes/courses available tech you American leather techniques that are less refined and focus on carving/embossing leather.

Working with my hands and being a certified welder helps with the disciplined and detailed aspect of it too, I think.


Really cool BC.  Carreducker offers a shoemaking and pattern making class that Ive thought about taking but I just cant miss that much time from work.  I also wouldnt want to jump into a hobby I couldnt devote enough time to to become proficient.  Maybe one day.  Looking forward to what you come up with.

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