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All - I hadn't seen this stamp before on shell - is this a new thing? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


That is the secondary stamp they put on the Shells....

-Mike
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Changing of the shell stamp?
post #116673 of 122416
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That is a great shoe...question for you gents - on a shoe like that wouldn't you prefer it not to have the rubber piece in the front of the shoe that the leather buts up to? I think on a balmoral the rubber piece sort of takes away the dress it up ability...I love it on most of the boots though on some of the dressier lasts even for boots I find it out of place. Just wonder if anyone else felt that way.

Taste is a tricky thing Kahuna. I see where you're coming from but I kind of like the way the Alden commando looks from the front, even on these bal's. It may take away a little for some, but not for me.

I really like bals done in a casual manor, I know many dont.I was just curious with this as it seemed as a dress shoe first and without the rubber would still be used as such just in bad weather.
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Has any retailer previously run, or does anyone know of a retailer with plans to run, a Grant lasted reverse chamois captoe boot?
I would like to purchase such a makeup, specifically in tobacco.
Thanks in advance.

Pretty sure it's a no on both counts but that sounds like a killer makeup.
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Good news - I found a pair of chocolate suede flex welt LHS barely used for a great price - exactly what Had been on the hunt for.

Bad news - they are really tight, too tight to wear, across the instep.

for reference my Ultimate Indy's in 8.5D are a great fit, as are my Lindricks in 9D and my AE Kenwood loafers in 9D. These recently purchased LHS are 9D - so if anything I figured they would be too big.

some googling shows that the LHS can indeed cause initial pain across the instep, but what's bizarre is I have a memory of trying these on at 8.5D a couple years ago and they were tight but ok. So I'm really confused. The only thought is that me trying them on today (when it's warm out) without socks somehow is giving me a abnormally tight fit. any thoughts?

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Those look to be on the Copley last and not the Van last hence the fit issue.
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Those look to be on the Copley last and not the Van last hence the fit issue.

Chippy is right on these....Copley last has been a difficult fit for me....1/2 size down is too tight but TTS is too big
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Originally Posted by BenLeaman View Post

Has any retailer previously run, or does anyone know of a retailer with plans to run, a Grant lasted reverse chamois captoe boot?
I would like to purchase such a makeup, specifically in tobacco.
Thanks in advance.
Leffot did a grant lasted captoe boot (day tripper) in tobacco chamois a while back. Haven't seen one in reverse though.
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Those look to be on the Copley last and not the Van last hence the fit issue.

damn it. well ty

these are going up in B/S now if Copley last works for you, these are in awesome shape and a staple model. 9D
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Nice pickup

 

 

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Too funny - I tried that same pair on at Alden DC over a year ago. They were a beautiful shade of old cigar with nice rich olive tones. Came very close to buying them. They were not on display but hidden in the back. Great pickup.

 

Thank you gentlemen; small world Budapest! I was definitely sold on the color

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It's been a busy couple of days for me in the Alden world, and I've pulled the trigger on two pairs of boots.  One will be here this Spring, the other comes next week!  It is very hard to find "the" boot in Alden - as much as I like the fact that there is variety, it is really, really hard to demystify the details of each boot.  

 

That said, I'm very, very excited.

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It's been a busy couple of days for me in the Alden world, and I've pulled the trigger on two pairs of boots.  One will be here this Spring, the other comes next week!  It is very hard to find "the" boot in Alden - as much as I like the fact that there is variety, it is really, really hard to demystify the details of each boot.  

That said, I'm very, very excited.

Congrats, what did you get? I have 3 on order also.
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Brown CXL PCTs at the ND-GT game. Unfortunately my Jackets didn't look as good as my boots :-(
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Pretty sure it's a no on both counts but that sounds like a killer makeup.

I kind of thought so but figured I'd ask.
They'd be a stellar boot!

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Leffot did a grant lasted captoe boot (day tripper) in tobacco chamois a while back. Haven't seen one in reverse though.

Thanks, oh I know they ran those! I regret not getting them (see my signature...)
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Good news - I found a pair of chocolate suede flex welt LHS barely used for a great price - exactly what Had been on the hunt for.

Bad news - they are really tight, too tight to wear, across the instep.

for reference my Ultimate Indy's in 8.5D are a great fit, as are my Lindricks in 9D and my AE Kenwood loafers in 9D. These recently purchased LHS are 9D - so if anything I figured they would be too big.

some googling shows that the LHS can indeed cause initial pain across the instep, but what's bizarre is I have a memory of trying these on at 8.5D a couple years ago and they were tight but ok. So I'm really confused. The only thought is that me trying them on today (when it's warm out) without socks somehow is giving me a abnormally tight fit. any thoughts?

Congrats on your purchase; sorry about your discomfort. I'm an 8.5d barrie/van/tru. I have these in snuff and dark brown suede, as well as in whiskey. In my experience, they all started out super painful across the vamp. I took several weeks with each pair and wore them around the house like they were slippers. No socks, just tolerating the discomfort for as long as I could. The cork eventually settles in and your foot sinks in significantly after a few weeks. The vamp will relax a bit too. If anything, my snuff loafers almost feel too loose now (although they are now fully slipper-like). The shell loafers, which I thought would always be too tight, are now perfect. I would stay the course. If you just wear them at home for a few weeks, you can always sell them later if they don't work out. Fingers crossed that you achieve the same result!! Enjoy in great health!

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