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Originally Posted by FrankCowperwood View Post

This is all in the DSM IV somewhere, I'm sure.

Hmmm, I've heard of this "DSM IV" biggrin.gif
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looking good, glad these found a home.
 

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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

Cigar LWBs being test-driven during classes today:
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Originally Posted by zazaza View Post

on a related note, has anyone heard any more news about the supposed Alden x JCrew Revello shell offering?


for what it's worth, Leffot just posted this:

http://leffot.com/shop/alden-x-leffot-ravello-lwb/

$690

 

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i have these beautiful shell wingtips on the plaza last in size 10 B/D for sale in B&S. bought them barely used and they are a 1/2 size too small.

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Edited by konadog - 2/2/12 at 4:06pm
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i work in a casual office, mostly wear jeans, button down, and a sports coat. would a pair of black cordovan cap toe boots be too dressy (specifically style 4065)? i haven't been able to find many pics with that boot + jeans floating around.
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Originally Posted by dsmivtr View Post

Hmmm, I've heard of this "DSM IV" biggrin.gif

Ha ha ha... have to say I'd never pieced that together in your SF name yet. For some reason it has always looked like a variation on Dimitri or such to me.
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Hey collectors, when it comes to cordovan, do you find that the plain toe models get more creasing than models like wingtips, NST, moc toe, etc. Wondering if chukkas would be especially bad.
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To me, I would go for #8 or cigar.

Black is a bit too dressy, IMO.
 

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Originally Posted by 100 yrs View Post

i work in a casual office, mostly wear jeans, button down, and a sports coat. would a pair of black cordovan cap toe boots be too dressy (specifically style 4065)? i haven't been able to find many pics with that boot + jeans floating around.


 

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From what I have seen in this thread, indeed plain toe, and especially chukka, have the most creasing than others.
 

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Originally Posted by Racove View Post

Hey collectors, when it comes to cordovan, do you find that the plain toe models get more creasing than models like wingtips, NST, moc toe, etc. Wondering if chukkas would be especially bad.


 

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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

thanks for the info! Also, FWIW I tried the C&J for RL Marlows, got them in a 12D, and they fit fine in the length but they were too wide so I had to return them. Not sure if that changes anything or not, but looks like I'll most likely be going for the 12.5D.
EDIT: not sure if it's just me, but boots seem to fit tighter than shoes. I just sold a pair of #8 Barrie LWB's in a 12C because they were still a little wide for me. I would tie them as tight as I could get them, but they still seemed a little loose, yet my 12D boots seem to fit well enough as long as I tie them tight.

Quick follow up to my sizing question...does anybody know how the Plaza compares to AE's 5 last (Strand, Park Ave, etc)? I tried on a pair of 12D Strands once and those definitely crushed my toes. So if the Plaza works roughly the same way as the 5 last, then I will definitely need to go for the 12.5 over the 12 in the Plaza.
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Originally Posted by 100 yrs View Post

i work in a casual office, mostly wear jeans, button down, and a sports coat. would a pair of black cordovan cap toe boots be too dressy (specifically style 4065)? i haven't been able to find many pics with that boot + jeans floating around.

I agree with the above. A brown shoe is going to be a bit more appropriate for casual wear with jeans, chinos, etc. I NEVER wear black shoes unless to an interview or with a tux. Also kind of depends on your age I guess. There's some older gents around these parts that don't mind black footwear for casual.
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I did a little searching on this earlier, and it seems lots of people take the same size in plaza as AE #5, which is +.5 in length from barrie.
 

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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post


Quick follow up to my sizing question...does anybody know how the Plaza compares to AE's 5 last (Strand, Park Ave, etc)? I tried on a pair of 12D Strands once and those definitely crushed my toes. So if the Plaza works roughly the same way as the 5 last, then I will definitely need to go for the 12.5 over the 12 in the Plaza.


 

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Originally Posted by AAF-8AF View Post

Here's how much Alden pays attention to missing punches. This picture of a 974 is from a printed Alden catalog from 8 or 10 years ago. My own pair of 974's, acquired a few months ago, has a couple sections where there are three missing punches all within an inch or so. It adds character, right?
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It's actually pretty ridiculous for a high end shoe manufacturer. Way too many examples of this crap.
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Has Alden ever made a Scotch grain boot? I would love that.
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Originally Posted by wrinklefree View Post

The tread looks fantastic, despite the removable heal, for being 3yrs old. Did you wear them once ever week or so?
I seem to store my leather soled aldens in rainy weather and my boots in the summer so that might extend the life of the sole.


twice per week at beginning few months and around once per weeks when with more for rotation.

non-leather soled is more applicable in my country with wet and rainy climate
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