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post #18721 of 122416
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Originally Posted by ceoceo View Post

either this (cap toe in barrie last)
350
or this (plain toe in Trubalance last)
233

Personally I only like the Trubalance if it's in an Indy. And a trubalance is pretty much a full casual look to to it's greater width.

Really hard to go wrong with a cap toe. I'm really regretting not getting in on that jcrew discount when they had my size angry.gif
post #18722 of 122416
Get the captoe.
post #18723 of 122416
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Originally Posted by rmspawn View Post

469
Alden for JCrew Black Shell Wingtip boots.
Something is terribly wrong with the lacing of these boots.
post #18724 of 122416
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Originally Posted by rmspawn View Post

469
Alden for JCrew Black Shell Wingtip boots.
Something is terribly wrong with the lacing of these boots.


You mean lace is long for this 7 eyelet boot ?
 

 

post #18725 of 122416
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Something is terribly wrong with the lacing of these boots.

The shoelace police are in patch[1].gif
post #18726 of 122416
If not the lacing, then the last of the boot does not fit your foot well. The boot is quite distorted at the laces in order to conform to your foot. I can't put my finger on it, but something doesn't look right here.
post #18727 of 122416
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Originally Posted by PeterParker View Post

If not the lacing, then the last of the boot does not fit your foot well. The boot is quite distorted at the laces in order to conform to your foot. I can't put my finger on it, but something doesn't look right here.

Point taken. That picture was taken after having subjected the boots to abnormal bending and flexing on their second outing. The laces were also tightened more than usual. The boots are more broken in now and no longer suffer from the issue you pointed out.
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Edited by mens gaga - 12/10/11 at 8:18am
post #18729 of 122416
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Originally Posted by ceoceo View Post

either this (cap toe in barrie last)
350
or this (plain toe in Trubalance last)
233

Cap toe dominates.
post #18730 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Calikid View Post




How does one get in on the order?  Thanks!

 


 

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How does one get in on the order?  Thanks!

+1


Call an AE store or outlet store.  I plan to call the Jeffersonville OH store today to talk to my man Brian. Rumor has it that the strands are 550 and the boots are 575.  

 

post #18731 of 122416
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I suppose it depends on what you wear, but I am frequently dressed in almost all American made clothes, both for casual and business. Items not made in the USA are likely to be European. Someone has to help support those welfare states.


Yes, over the years I have purchased Barbour products. I do so love Smart Turnout Regimental Socks:

 

http://www.smartturnout.com/products/socks.html?SID=930d4766dd1609ad7bf8d0d1f975ddf2

 

And Pantherella argyles

 

http://www.dann-online.com/argyle_collection_from_dann_clot.htm

 

I mostly hate giving money to China. I'm in the electronic field and they are killing us...

 

post #18732 of 122416
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this is from different angle.

Would it be possible to simply sand down the edge trim to remove the dark finish on a standard #8 LWB to obtain a lighter finish? If so, how do you finish it after it's sanded? Do you need to seal the edge of the leather?
post #18733 of 122416
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Would it be possible to simply sand down the edge trim to remove the dark finish on a standard #8 LWB to obtain a lighter finish? If so, how do you finish it after it's sanded? Do you need to seal the edge of the leather?

Yes, but...the welting will still be dark and I think it looks worse if the edge is light and the welting is dark (original color). Now that Alden Restoration won't take this type of "special request" you really need to find a good shoe repair shop to switch out the welting (many people on this board swear by B. Nelson in Manhattan).
post #18734 of 122416
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Originally Posted by patrick_b View Post

Would it be possible to simply sand down the edge trim to remove the dark finish on a standard #8 LWB to obtain a lighter finish? If so, how do you finish it after it's sanded? Do you need to seal the edge of the leather?


Yes, some have done this. Has it looked good? Not really. I'm a broken record these days but I would recommend getting this done at a reputable cobbler that specializes in such shoes. They would be able to do whatever antiquing and/or finishing work you would want.

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Edited by mens gaga - 12/10/11 at 8:17am
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