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Originally Posted by sazon View Post

@benleaman - love those boots.

Question - did you go with your normal Barrie size on these?

I ordered these in my usual Barrie size and they were too tight. I would have needed to go TTS but The Shoe Mart was out of my size.

My Barrie LWB I wear 8.5D. I had these boots in 8.5D and found them too tight. I have been trying to buy the 9 for months but they are out of stock with no plans to reorder. It was a long shot for me to try the 9.5 but I figured I would give it a try but alas they were too big. 

 

This is common for me, in Barrie captoe boots I have been buying 9D, 8.5D in the models I have tried were too tight. 

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Originally Posted by Akeem View Post


I am in front of a computer all day as well. It's a bit of a curse. Constantly tempted to buy something new.

 

Ha, ha, I know the feeling.

 

The whole key is to rotate the stock my friend.

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ordered the color #2 Carminas

 

 

:slayer:

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I wish the current cigar could come out like that. Love that make up, in the top few of my want list!
post #110795 of 122416
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Alden's wingtip pattern is leaps and bounds better than AE's. IMO

 

I would sell the AE's. 

Speaking of Alden's wingtip pattern, I find it interesting that the point between the wings comes to a sharper point on the blucher than it does on the boot.  Anyone know why this is?

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Originally Posted by Allen Dreadmon View Post

I love the shine on Alden cigars. C&J dark brown is nice too, but can't touch Alden!


I agree with one caveat beings the SWB marlows.
post #110797 of 122416

Gorgeous pair of cigar captoes just hit B&S.

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I wish the current cigar could come out like that. Love that make up, in the top few of my want list!

I hope my DC captoes are a shade like the ones that just hit B&S.  No connection to @hanoiboy --wish they were my size.  

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Anyone with experience re Rancourt's "Carolina Brown" CXL leather? Looking for a CXL belt to match my brown CXL LWB'—is their Carolina Brown the ticket?

http://www.rancourtandcompany.com/chromexcel-belt.html

I'm aware Epaulet sells these too but I like the 1.5" of Rancourt. Thanks in advance!
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An Oorang is a strain of Airedale bred to be very large, used to hunt mountain lions and bears. 

 

Oorang Airedale is the name given to larger-size Airedales. They are purebred Airedales and most are registered with the American Kennel Club. In America, they have been around for almost as long as the standard-size Airedale. The AKC standard for Airedales reads: "Dogs should measure approximately 23 inches in height at the shoulder; bitches, slightly less. Both sexes should be sturdy, well muscled and boned." A large, male, standard Airedale will weigh approximately 75 pounds. 

The name Oorang Airedale derives from what arguably was the most famous dog kennel ever in America, which was owned by Walter Lingo, who went so far to promote his dogs as to own an early NFL team, the Oorang Indians. The Wikipedia page on Walter Lingo notes: "Lingo bred his first litter when he was 9 years old in 1900. Over time he bred and sought to create a stronger type of Airedale. His efforts resulted in the King Oorang breed of Airedale dogs. Lingo described the King Oorang as the 'world's great all-around dog.'" Today's Oorang Airedales stand 28 to 30 inches and a very large male can top 120lbs. Those like me who have owned many different breeds of dogs agree with Walter Lingo's assessment, for they can do most anything other large dog breeds can do--only better. 

Although Walter bred for large size dogs, and created what he called the King Oorang Breed,he was not alone in developing big Airedales. Hunters in Appalachia and in western states bred for size as well because the larger Airedales were superior at holding big-game animals (bear, cougar and wild boar) at bay. Hunters with packs of hounds (Redbones, Blue Ticks, Plotts, Black and Tans, Treeing Walkers, etc.) would add a large Airedale or two to their packs because they were smarter, quicker and no-less courageous than the hounds, and because of their cat-like quickness less likely to be killed by their dangerous prey. 

Today the owners and breeders of large Airedales generally refer to their dogs as Oorang Airedales, and are as conscientious in their breeding as any breeder of standard Airedales. Because of the AKC size limitation, you won't see any Oorang Airedales at the Westminster Kennel Club show--unless it is in the newly added (2014) agility competition. On the other hand, you won't see many if any standard-size Airedales hunting feral pigs. The negative comments here about Oorangs by some of the breeders of Airedales for show are most likely upset about losing sales to people who want a real working dog for hunting or to scare away potential intruders. 

One cautionary note: Any prospective owner who doesn't want a dog that will outsmart them from time to time should not purchase a King Oorang.

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+1

 

 

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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post
 

Alden's wingtip pattern is leaps and bounds better than AE's. IMO

 

I would sell the AE's. 

 

 

Think I may...

 

Only thing is that I travel a lot and not having a metal shank with the AE boots makes it super easy getting through TSA pre-check.  Main reason I went for the shell daltons to begin with.

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Lol at metal shank terror. Imagine if all alden indy boot owners made a run at the airports. We would have the airline industry at the mercy of our dangerous boots
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This is such a rare and unique model.  You were wise in picking these up.

 

I was wondering why we had not seen you in some time @ReppTiePrepster

 

Some of you gents are blessed to have a job that requires lots of field work. 

 

I am in front of a computer all day and have the benefit of being able to be on the Forum...which, has its ebb and flow as well...

 

@mdubs says he will be unavailable for awhile as well...you dear men have a great time!

 

 

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Hot Damn these are insane. Well done! I love those boots Sir!

 

 

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Originally Posted by FatTuesday View Post
 

Wow!  Those are incredible! 

 

 

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Originally Posted by csmitty View Post

I wish the current cigar could come out like that. Love that make up, in the top few of my want list!

 

Thanks gents.  Hope y'all are enjoying your Friday...

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Originally Posted by TactileOne View Post
 

An Oorang is a strain of Airedale bred to be very large, used to hunt mountain lions and bears. 


One cautionary note: Any prospective owner who doesn't want a dog that will outsmart them from time to time should not purchase a King Oorang.

 

Wow, this must be the K9 version of the newest Alden Cordovan models:

 

Charlie.jpg

 

Also, the new Horween Woven Shell Cordovan in Black and Color #4.  :)

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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post

A little cigar medallion cap toe boot for an early Friday afternoon happy hour...


Beautiful boots, RTP. I've had my pair for about a year and sadly have only worn them once around the house. For whatever reason I have always reached for something else in a green Alden box.
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So I finally got my first pair of Aldens today from the shoe mart. They are shell #8 WT boots in the barrie last, I sized down half a size like is usually recommended, they fit really perfectly except for a little bit of tightness right at the bottom of the tongue where it is sewn into the vamp.

 

QUESTION: will that get softer, loosen up over time? Or do I need to return the boots? Just to reiterate, everything else about the fit of the boots seems absolutely perfect and this is all I'm worried about (and only a little), but I haven't walked around in the or laced them up for fear that they would crease and I wouldn't be able to return them, that one area just feels a little bit tight.

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