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I think I've narrowed it down to these three pair since they all have the required commandos. Which do you think would be the best pick? will be wearing with jeans primarily.

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Originally Posted by rioni View Post

I think I've narrowed it down to these three pair since they all have the required commandos. Which do you think would be the best pick? will be wearing with jeans primarily.
dRbQl.jpg
h43DN.jpg
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I vote the middle ones. Where are those from?
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Originally Posted by rioni View Post

I think I've narrowed it down to these three pair since they all have the required commandos. Which do you think would be the best pick? will be wearing with jeans primarily.

dRbQl.jpg
h43DN.jpg
72iAa.jpg


I'd go with either the top or bottom pair, I have the top pair and really like them. The cap toe boot is a little classier looking as opposed to the Indy, so that may factor in....
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I vote the middle ones. Where are those from?


 



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Originally Posted by rioni View Post

I think I've narrowed it down to these three pair since they all have the required commandos. Which do you think would be the best pick? will be wearing with jeans primarily.
dRbQl.jpg
h43DN.jpg
72iAa.jpg


 

I like the middle ones - I actually tried them on at Shoe Mart. One very sharp boot - a little narrow for me though, and they don't have speed hooks..


 

 

post #20675 of 122416
Since you're mostly going to be wearing with jeans, I'd go with either the top or bottom. The eyelets are too dressy on the middle boots for jeans, and you don't need to worry about the speed hooks catching on the inside seem of your pants. If you would wear dress pants more often I'd go middle...they're nice.
post #20676 of 122416
how does grant last compared to trubalance? i know trubalance is the widest, but anyone chime in?
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nephew,
good looking boot,enjoy wearing
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how does grant last compared to trubalance? i know trubalance is the widest, but anyone chime in?

See:
http://www.styleforum.net/t/85589/the-official-alden-thread/10900_100#post_4170089

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Leffot has actually made this boot every fall for several years, so I believe it's the other way around. They've only recently been putting all their special makeups online.

Oops, sorry Steven.
post #20680 of 122416
Thanks all. Leaning towards the dark brown captoe
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That image is a great help. Thanks for posting.
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Oops, sorry Steven.


There's a good deal of items at Leffot that don't make it online -- mostly very high end or limited items. All of Steven's Aldens make it online eventually, it seems.

post #20683 of 122416
Love the fold wallet. Picked one up on my last trip to NYC. I had Steven fold it for me, and he did it perfectly.
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Assorted goodies, some shoe related

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Top left is Leffot natural cordovan "fold" wallet, large
Top right is Leffot shoe horn (I went back on my own advice, it's real horn and only cost $35)
Bottom left is Acqua di Parma shaving cream
Bottom middle is a new tub of Saphir Reno
Bottom right is some Proraso pre/after shave treatment
Good thing the C.O. Bigelow pharmacy is a few steps from Leffot, made the errands easy today
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Regarding shoe horns, I love natural horn, but I picked this up a few months ago:  http://www.amazon.com/31-Long-Handle-Shoe-Horn/dp/B000KJT1HO/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1325474809&sr=8-7  Functionally, it's awesome!

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Rents (Renton really, but I was a huge Irving Welsch fan in college), you may want to consider keeping the shoe, as its a rare size and you may have to wait a LONG time for another. If it is a shallow scratch, its something that could happen after just one wear. Unless you think it could potentially become a shoe breaker, I'd keep em, maybe try sending an email to ask for a discount if they don't have a replacement in your size?
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The shoe is gorgeous. Period. Wear it. Love it. Eat, drink and be merry in this shoe. It's awesome. Nordstrom (love this store. I am from Seattle) hemmed my Eternal 811s with a plain black! back stitch! vice a chainstitch...I assumed they understood...not...So, I was mortified and walked around the mall thinking everyone was noticing my plain black back stitch - "how foollish is that guy!" Turns out, no one said anything, wife brought me back from the ledge and I continue to search for someone in DC that understands chain stitch. Single malt helps too. Love the jeans and wear them with reckless abandon.

My point is no one will notice but you and all the other posts are correct, you'll work out the scratch and LOVE THIS SHOE! I will learn to live with my back black back stitch (wtf!) and move on. As Uncle Mac would say, "Enjoy wearing!"
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Wore my new whiskey LWBs the other day.
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It was a difficult thing to do since that meant removing them from beneath my Sherlock Holmes detector magnifying glass and putting them way down on my feet where it is very hard for me to see any flaws in the stitching or punching or welting or finish. smile.gif
Seriously, that scratch we've all been reading about is very unfortunate, Renton, on a pair of shoes you've been waiting for and that will be very hard to replace in any timely manner. Sorry to see it and it would bother me, though I'm not sure what I'd do in your place. Hope you can work it out to your satisfaction.

Thanks to everyone for the advice and after mulling it over, I'm in the middle of day one of the Mac break-in method.
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