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No experience at other shops, but I believe B Nelson will do it for $12 per eyelet (not per pair). A standard Alden boot with 4 pairs of speed hooks would therefore run $96. That being said, you might find that the top four eyelets would be off-centered with the bottom five, which is often done to compensate for the oblong size of the speed hooks.

If you do this, I would be interested to see before and after pics.
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Personally, I think it looks like ass. I don't know that I could live with the misalignment. But then I also don't mind speed hooks.
http://www.styleforum.net/t/85589/the-official-alden-thread/18000#post_4958968

Thanks guys, very good info here. The only pair of boots I have with speed hooks is a pair of 403 Indy's, so I wasn't contemplating getting those replaced with eyelets. I was just looking at some other boots and wondering if it would be worth it to buy a new pair with speed hooks and have them converted to eyelets. All in, it's probably not really worth it to me. I prefer all eyelets, but depending on the type of boot, speed hooks don't really bother me all that much.
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I've been kicking myself over the past few weeks for not picking up a pair of black longwings from J. Crew while they still had those incredible discounts going. I could have really used a pair for the price that they were going at. smile.gif
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Ha, zippy glad to see that that other pic was posted in response to something I said previously. Eyelet evangelist over here.

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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

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Welcome to the cigar captoe boot club. These are by far my most complimented Aldens (second are the ravello tassels, probably followed up with suede PTBs)

Thanks Alcibiades. I actually picked these up after you found out Alden DC got a restock. Now I'm on the hunt for ravello chukka boot on the barrie.
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arrived few days ago. loving the comfort of that crepe sole
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yesterday with the cigar lwb

details on the pants?
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Originally Posted by NotClever View Post



Don't see balmoral shells very often. Very nice.

Also, those aren't longwings, Just FYI smile.gif

Haha - thanks. Still learning the lingo.

Longwings are when the brouging wraps all the way around the foot, no?
post #20917 of 122416
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Originally Posted by brokeassp View Post

just preordered the plaza cap toe off lsh

that is a very good looking boot
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ravello ptb
argyle otc
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

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ravello ptb
argyle otc

I've also got the Ravello ptb (with commando soles) and I hope that mine will look as good as yours one day.  I am of course following the Mac method!
 

 

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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post


Haha - thanks. Still learning the lingo.
Longwings are when the brouging wraps all the way around the foot, no?


Yeah, it's when there's the one "strap" of leather that does that.

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Originally Posted by jslade View Post

I've been kicking myself over the past few weeks for not picking up a pair of black longwings from J. Crew while they still had those incredible discounts going. I could have really used a pair for the price that they were going at. smile.gif

I think those awesome discounts are gone for good. Alden must have caught on to J Crew's pricing.
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

that is a very good looking boot

I'm also gonna put in for that LS Plaza Captoe in #8 pre-order. Let's hope the world doesn't really end in 2012.
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

2ex1u6f.jpg
ravello ptb
argyle otc

Uncle Mac - simply superb, as always.
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Just a heads up, currently Orvis has the 975 in size 8 on sale for $399.-

Wow that's a deal. If these dont work out, I'll gladly take em off your hands.
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Hey, I got those too! Have been using them for hiking...

A man of impeccable taste.
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Hey, I got those too! Have been using them for hiking...

A man of impeccable taste.


 

yes we are...;  )

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Help - what would your highest bid be on these? I'm thinking around $280-300?

 

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/180788066258?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

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