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Originally Posted by wrinklefree View Post

SF Alden and Shoemart should have 10e's stocked for #8 LWB. Also the DC, NY Alden might have them. There should be several retail options. I guess depending on where you live you can get out of the sales tax.

merci beaucoup! smile.gif
post #21722 of 122416
I've often referred to Tricker's as clown shoes and while most of the pics of next year's models support that IMO the funky wing-tips look pretty cool:

http://www.selectism.com/news/2012/01/18/trickers-footwear-autumnwinter-2012-preview/#more-103623
post #21723 of 122416

Tricker's has grown on me a lot. I thought they looked pretty dumb originally but now I feel like they're exactly what I want in a truly casual shoe. I've been watching their seconds eBay account for a pair of their wingtip boots on dainite sole for a while now.

 

Are you talking about the shoe with the strap over the toe there? That's definitely interesting. It seems that they're usually really conservative in design although they get pretty wild with colors, so I suppose this isn't that out there.

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post #21725 of 122416
Saying "funky looking wingtips" doesn't really narrow it down. You mean those faux motorcycle boots with that strip over the toe for the shifter?
Herring Shoes has an all black version available now.
post #21726 of 122416
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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

Saying "funky looking wingtips" doesn't really narrow it down. You mean those faux motorcycle boots with that strip over the toe for the shifter?
Herring Shoes has an all black version available now.

I'm not usually a fan of Trickers, but I like this one:
http://www.selectism.com/news/2012/01/18/trickers-footwear-autumnwinter-2012-preview/trickers-shoes-fall-winter-2012-15/
post #21727 of 122416
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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

Saying "funky looking wingtips" doesn't really narrow it down. You mean those faux motorcycle boots with that strip over the toe for the shifter?
Herring Shoes has an all black version available now.

I guess you're right, especially among that group! smile.gif I was talking about the multi-colored "faux motorcycle boots".
post #21728 of 122416
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Originally Posted by mtc2000 View Post

I have three pairs of LWB's, they all have that missing perf's. I think the die that was used to punch the uppers was damaged/worn. Somebody at the factory should get that repaired/replaced.
BTW the stock photos at TheShoeMart web site of various LWB's also feature that infamous missing perf. (97891 / 97873 / 97720).

I'm going to email them to see what (if anything) they say
post #21729 of 122416
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Originally Posted by mtc2000 View Post

I have three pairs of LWB's, they all have that missing perf's. I think the die that was used to punch the uppers was damaged/worn. Somebody at the factory should get that repaired/replaced.
BTW the stock photos at TheShoeMart web site of various LWB's also feature that infamous missing perf. (97891 / 97873 / 97720).

My comment was mostly tongue in cheek because the missing perf is basically superfluous but it is interesting that it seems that every LWB has a missing perf. It almost seems to be a deliberate "Where's Waldo" kind of deal.
post #21730 of 122416
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Originally Posted by mtc2000 View Post

I have three pairs of LWB's, they all have that missing perf's. I think the die that was used to punch the uppers was damaged/worn. Somebody at the factory should get that repaired/replaced.
BTW the stock photos at TheShoeMart web site of various LWB's also feature that infamous missing perf. (97891 / 97873 / 97720).

I sorta like missing perfect holes myself. At least it's consistent, one per shoe. If it was all over the placewith like 4 missing here 1 missing there that would be bad.
post #21731 of 122416
Just curious, were the Alden owners/founders Freemasons? How about currently?
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the illuminati controls Alden production, and has used styleforum as its base for automatons creation to spread its influence.
post #21733 of 122416
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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

Saying "funky looking wingtips" doesn't really narrow it down. You mean those faux motorcycle boots with that strip over the toe for the shifter?
Herring Shoes has an all black version available now.

I guess you're right, especially among that group! smile.gif I was talking about the multi-colored "faux motorcycle boots".

Actually, the vast majority of those Tricker's pictured are probably destined to be special makeups.
The standard stock models are all pretty sober looking. Also Tricker's are sooo much more carefully put together than Alden.
Of course comparing the 4444/4497 country lasts to Aldens make the Barrie looks sleek.

Tricker's uses some Horween leathers although not as much cordovan.
They also use Comipel cordivan. I recently got a pair in orange and so far I've been pleased with it.
post #21734 of 122416
Result of my trade with Seer (who was a true pleasure to deal with):
Epaulet Natty CXL tankers & RL denim
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post #21735 of 122416
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Just curious, were the Alden owners/founders Freemasons? How about currently?


I believe the founder Charles was a Freemason, but so were a lot of business men back then. No big deal...

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