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Originally Posted by TO Tie Guy View Post

For those of you who flip through shoes quickly, how do you determine what you are selling? Fit, obviously, but what if the shoes fit well?

The reason I ask is because I'm seriously contemplating selling my Cigar PTB. Now with my fourth pair of Cigar coming in (Cigar LWB, NST, Cap Toe Boot) I just don't see the need for them. With many pairs in the rotation they get worn probably twice a month.

The problem is the patina that has developed on them is amazing and I'm a bit selfish and want to keep them..shog[1].gif

Decisions..

I think this pretty much answers your question, but i can relate where I don't want to let go of pairs even if they don't get worn often

 

PROS: Less shoe congestion, money in pocket (or towards something else you'd use more often), happy wife (perception that you're selling something; even though you'll buy something else), easy sell (supply & demand is in your favor)

 

CONS: Dat patina (will be sorely missed I'm sure), hard to replace

 

I guess if you have a massive shoe closet & sitting on $$ shoes going unused is no issue, then really no harm in keeping them.  But the logical answer (based off what you wrote) would be to sell them :lookaround: 

post #111122 of 122416
Had some Whiskey WT boots on my mind today. I'm hoping the AoM cigar captoe boots are different enough to justify vs. my DC captoe on commando. Otherwise they will be headed back.

Happy Thursday...it's almost Friday.

Steve

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Steve, once you get the AoM cigars can you post a side by side with the DC one?
post #111124 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Mghart View Post

Steve, once you get the AoM cigars can you post a side by side with the DC one?


What is the difference in the makeup?  Just curious

post #111125 of 122416
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What is the difference in the makeup?  Just curious

I thought it was only Barrie vs. Grant last....

post #111126 of 122416
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Originally Posted by totalair1 View Post

Had some Whiskey WT boots on my mind today. I'm hoping the AoM cigar captoe boots are different enough to justify vs. my DC captoe on commando. Otherwise they will be headed back.

Happy Thursday...it's almost Friday.

Steve
  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

This is the one pair I have yet to unbox and wear. Can't bring myself to it just yet. The leather is buttery nice. Maybe in a few months.

post #111127 of 122416
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Originally Posted by totalair1 View Post

Had some Whiskey WT boots on my mind today. I'm hoping the AoM cigar captoe boots are different enough to justify vs. my DC captoe on commando. Otherwise they will be headed back.

Happy Thursday...it's almost Friday.

Steve


Don't you wear a 13D? AoM had that in stock in this tiny run of rare shell boots? Wow.
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What is the difference in the makeup?  Just curious

I know the DC ones were on grant with hooks and on commando. But I don't recall the welt style differences, but I believe both were antique edges.
post #111129 of 122416
Nice new cigar NST on EBay, 10.5 wide. Not my auction.

http://m.ebay.com/itm/281711635661?nav=SEARCH
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Nice new cigar NST on EBay, 10.5 wide. Not my auction.

http://m.ebay.com/itm/281711635661?nav=SEARCH

 

Are those on Aberdeen? If so, that's my size. MUST. RESIST.

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Are those on Aberdeen? If so, that's my size. MUST. RESIST.

Yup, aberdeen.
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AoM just made my day! They had an Indy Natural CXL 9.5 3E in stock and I nabbed them!
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I feel like I have been pretty lucky with all of my Alden purchases, but these guys came in about a month ago. And, of course, I am just now noticing that there are some significant differences with the broguing around the heel of the shoe. Do you think I should see if Jcrew/Alden will take them back?


Edited by ErikW - 6/4/15 at 10:24am
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Originally Posted by TO Tie Guy View Post

I just don't see the need for them. With many pairs in the rotation they get worn probably twice a month.

The problem is ......

you biggrin.gif

Time to flip, amigo.
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I feel like I have been pretty lucky with all of my Alden purchases, but these guys came in about a month ago. And, of course, I am just now noticing that there are some significant differences around the heel of the shoe. Do you think I should see if Jcrew/Alden will take them back?

I can't see the issue based on your picture, but I don't expect Alden's (especially those purchased from a 3rd party chain) to be perfect. If they fit correctly and it's just cosmetic I'd live with it and have it fixed when you resole. The alternative is to return and maybe get something better, but possibly get something worse.
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