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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post


Great looking NST! Very nice and professional. They will lighten with time.
 

Thank you sir!  Surprisingly these are an older pair that I bought on eBay.  They were from Tom Austin NYC (stamped on the insole), which closed their doors in 2012, so they're at least that old.  Might have been a darker batch of color 8?

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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

My first shell boot, the alden 4065
 

They still look great!  Might have to consider some black shell boots at some point... ;)

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So @mrdv alerted the forum to a potential scam through another user. Today I looked at the conclusion of the two shoes the user had listed (Cigar Indy, Ravello Chukka) and I noticed shill bidding happening in both cases. Same user with no buying/selling history on ebay bidding both shoes up incrementally driving the price up.

Buyer beware.
post #112504 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Rishi Kakar View Post

@JR Magat
 Oh really, i would be glad to see that they go to one of us smile.gif . They are size 11.5D style # 22220

I own that shoe. It is a beautiful one. They should sell quick!
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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Great looking NST! Very nice and professional. They will lighten with time.
Those are so rad DV. Looks great with the broguing.
A great twist on the classic 975.
Yes!! We are twins today!!!
Great looking Whiskey PTB!!!

 

thanks dubs. 

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Originally Posted by TO Tie Guy View Post
So @mrdv alerted the forum to a potential scam through another user. Today I looked at the conclusion of the two shoes the user had listed (Cigar Indy, Ravello Chukka) and I noticed shill bidding happening in both cases. Same user with no buying/selling history on ebay bidding both shoes up incrementally driving the price up.
Buyer beware.

yes, noticed the shill bidder as well. 

disappointing for many reasons. at least the buyers will be protected by paypal if the seller does not deliver the goods.

fwiw, i sell and buy on ebay ALL the time, 99% of my transactions are fast and easy. 

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congratulations on your first shell boots @NAMOR

 

careful. you might get addicted. :rimshot: 

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More belt upgrades for me today, was at the local Nordstrom and they had a few belts on sale including some AE wide basic belts in suede for $45 CAD. :slayer: Could not have come at a better time as I am sending back my Epaulet light tan suede belt and wanted one to work with my Alden tan suede. They had a good amount in store though mainly 38-42 sizes left as they said the sale started a few weeks ago on them. Could be worth checking your local store or Nordstrom Rack if you are in need of one.

 

I ended up buying the bitter chocolate and milkshake suede, though they are sending me the milkshake one in the mail as they did not have my size in store. I will update when it arrives and hopefully it will be an acceptable match.

 

The bitter chocolate works well with the reverse chamois.

 

 

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Originally Posted by JETTASY View Post

Hello,
Today is fine and good day for Whiskey PTB.
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Very nice.
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Originally Posted by coolarrow View Post

Cigar(!) to start out the week. Str8 tips on Aberdeen last. In the sun: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Make it a great week, boys.

Nice combo - I have a similar trad suit.
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Originally Posted by Burzan View Post

The bitter chocolate works well with the reverse chamois.
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Looks great.
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Originally Posted by iLuveketchup View Post

If you have to sell 2, I'd part with the CXL Indy & Tanker.

Great line up. I would keep them all.

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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

keep!

my boot selling hierarchy. sell the:

  • poorest fit
  • least worn
  • easiest to replace
  • redundant


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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

I was at a wedding this weekend and two attendees were wearing the same model of shoes I was - color 8 full straps. Good stuff

Given how little I wear boots nowadays, I'm trying to whittle my boot collection down to three... Pick two of these four to sell:

Cigar Indy
Color 8 Wingtip Boot
CXL Indy
Choco Tanker

These are all for weekend / casual wear from fall through spring. All are on commando.

I'd follow Namor's advice -- and all things being equal, the last two would go first IMO.
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Originally Posted by TO Tie Guy View Post

Today I looked at the conclusion of the two shoes the user had listed (Cigar Indy, Ravello Chukka) and I noticed shill bidding happening in both cases.

Buyer beware.

Wouldn't that be considered "shell bidding"? wink.gif
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

My first shell boot, the alden 4065 Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Funny, I own this boot too and it is the only boot I didn't include in my candidates for sale. I wear it more or less every week during the fall and winter and it is my most versatile (I wear it with anything from charcoal dress trousers to denim).
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Originally Posted by turkey_sandwich View Post

Thanks for the heads up. I was seriously considering bidding as I love those boots and missed the boat.facepalm.gif Anyone know of a similar make-up that's still being made? Leffot Naval boot is the closest I've seen, I think (though I'd love a commando sole, since I live in the land of nearly perpetual snow and slush).

Somehow J. Crew had a pair of size 9 #8 PCT boots on their website this AM. Out of sheer luck, I happened to see they were available. So... although I had NOT been planning to spend that kind of money on a pair of boots right now, I felt as though I could not pass them up... I've been scouring eBay and the marketplace here for months with no luck. As long as I keep them for 5 or more years, I'm OK with the expenditure, I suppose! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif Now to get to saving...
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Does anyone know of a reputable tri-state area cobbler who can take out eyelets and install speed hooks? Thanks. If not
I'll take any recommendations.
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