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post #17461 of 122416
Ok, so I own a pair of C&J Pembrokes in tan scotch country grain, and I love 'em. Cigar LWBs have been my next-purchase shoe for a while now, but I'm beginning to think I should get LWBs in #8 instead, because Cigar would be too similar to my Pembrokes?

A newyorkranger picture of the Pembrokes, for anyone unfamiliar with them:

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What do you guys suggest? I don't have a burgundy shoe at the moment.
post #17462 of 122416
He's most likely sold out - I called the day they were available, and got the only pair left in my size. The details on these were just so good; I had Tom's Snuff Suede PT Flex Boot, and these blow them away - they work in a semi-formal way as well, with the brogue cap and the 270 degree welt.
post #17463 of 122416
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Originally Posted by gfreeman View Post

Ok, so I own a pair of C&J Pembrokes in tan scotch country grain, and I love 'em. Cigar LWBs have been my next-purchase shoe for a while now, but I'm beginning to think I should get LWBs in #8 instead, because Cigar would be too similar to my Pembrokes?
A newyorkranger picture of the Pembrokes, for anyone unfamiliar with them:
233
What do you guys suggest? I don't have a burgundy shoe at the moment.

Get #8, far more versatile.
post #17464 of 122416
I live in Minnesota and am approaching winter with a new paid of
Alden 403 boots. Is there something I should put on them for
snow and wet weather? are the cork soles good in slippery conditions
or should I be looking at 404's with more traction?
post #17465 of 122416
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Originally Posted by forex View Post

Get #8, far more versatile.

How so? I actually think cigar is more versatile as it looks better with pants in the khaki family, but can be worn with everything else as well
post #17466 of 122416
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Originally Posted by dahl5yankees View Post

I live in Minnesota and am approaching winter with a new paid of
Alden 403 boots. Is there something I should put on them for
snow and wet weather? are the cork soles good in slippery conditions
or should I be looking at 404's with more traction?

If you're looking for something for snow, you must go with the 404s or resole the 403s.
post #17467 of 122416
Alden Indy Laces issue

Am I doing something wrong? It seems I can hardly walk for 30 minutes without the laces coming undone... am I tying with too much tension, or too little, or what? Appreciate forum insight.
post #17468 of 122416
maverick:

I had the same problem as you years ago. I suggest you try some secure knots:

http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/knots.htm

I don't remember Ian's secure knot ever coming undone in the 7-8 years I have been tying it.
post #17469 of 122416
Terry Moore - How to tie your shoes smile.gif

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&hl=en&v=zAFcV7zuUDA&gl=US

cheerio Joachim
post #17470 of 122416
^^ The color on No. 8 cordovan changes quite quickly. They lose that dark color and start to lighten to a nice burgundy. Very versatile with jeans and khakis IMO.
post #17471 of 122416
does anyone know of a sole (and anyone who sells it) similar to the Alden Commando sole, but instead of the ridges going all the way back to the edge of the heel, they stay recessed from the edge like they are on the forefoot?

goal is to get a nice profile from all around while still maintaining the performance of the vibram

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post #17472 of 122416

^ Cat's Paw. I believe they went out of business, and were acquired by Biltrite.

 

Mike at Epaulet is selling a pretty awesome Yuketen boot with Cat's Paw/Biltrite soles/heels, and you can see from the detail that they have recessed grooving. Lower profile options from them, I believe, still do exist. You'd have to find a cobbler who had them in stock, or could source them.

 

Example of Yuketen boot with Cat's Paw/Biltrite heel/sole here: http://www.epauletshop.com/servlet/the-1225/Lace-To-Toe-Boot/Detail

post #17473 of 122416
I wore my sand suede Alden Irregulars for the first time today. I expected comfort instantly due to the lightweight suede, but I guess it will take time to break them in. I also think that the Modified last fits a bit larger than Barrie.
post #17474 of 122416
Namor, i emailed you the refund came through and i returned the money to you.
post #17475 of 122416
^

which he probably used in turn to grab these while I had my attention temporarily diverted. Came back and they were gone. Hope somebody on SF grabbed them at least.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Alden-wing-tip-boots-US-sz-11-5-retail-490-/150686699556?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item2315a09024
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