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Originally Posted by 100 yrs View Post

in case anyone is interested in the less exotic alden boots, j. gilbert just got in a restock of the #8 plain toe and #8 cap toe boots (both plaza, both commando sole). i swung by on my lunch break and picked up the plain toes i had reserved and a bottle of sapphir reno. so psyched, this is my first foray into the plaza last. hoping for a better fit than i've gotten from the barrie.

Do you know if J Gilbert stocks E widths in these plaza boots
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

Check out the stiching on the side of the shoe - the regular PTB is pretty near whole cut, while the dover has sitching that connects the vamp to the bottom of the sole... The dover pattern is used on suede PTBs and some of the special makeup PTBs (this shoe, the unlined color 8, etc). I much prefer the dover

ahh you're right, didn't notice the side stitching. these do look nice... inlove.gif
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One of the Horween shell colors that is allegedly in short supply is Cigar.

That's more or less the same color as is used by C
Yep. http://www.stitchedandstitched.com/?p=1488, apparently they don't seem to want to use Horween's. I didn't even realize there were any tanneries doing shell besides Horween and some places in Japan.

Doesn't seem like it's very good, either. http://www.styleforum.net/t/118908/in-praise-of-trickers/225#post_4773134

I've got a pair of Comipel cordovan Tricker's.
It isn't as thick as Horween but no complaints. I'm not quite sure what that guy was ranting about.

Meermin gets their cordovan from Argentina.
post #29704 of 122416
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I've got a pair of Comipel cordovan Tricker's.
It isn't as thick as Horween but no complaints. I'm not quite sure what that guy was ranting about.
Meermin gets their cordovan from Argentina.

does it smell as nice as Horween's? that's some of the best smelling leather to me. I know it's tanned for a very long time, maybe Comipel doesn't spend as long tanning theirs, hence it not being as oily, smelling the same, and getting welts (from the lack of oil).

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Not a huge fan of the crepe sole on the Dover.  It seems to me that a $600+ shoe should have a leather sole.  Much prefer the 2nd version shown by Alcibiades.  My 2¢.

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Junya Watanabe CDG x Alden Shell PTBs.

$1544 for these? I'll pass.

http://hypebeast.com/2011/06/junya-watanabe-comme-des-garcons-man-x-alden-cordovan-oxfords/
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I was hoping someone here could help me out.  Assuming Alden is still the manufacturer for some of the shoes in Brooks Brothers' line, could anyone tell me what last these are built on?  I take a 9 in the aforementioned pair, and I'm trying to figure out what the equivalent Trubalance size would be (as I'm pretty certain this pair is not trubalance).

 

Thanks in advance.

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Not a huge fan of the crepe sole on the Dover.  It seems to me that a $600+ shoe should have a leather sole.  Much prefer the 2nd version shown by Alcibiades.  My 2¢.

I think it's a very different shoe for a reason...the dark crepe sole against the much lighter 360 welt and the matched eyelets gives it a modern look that almost reminds me of something you'd see from a designer like CDG or someone along those lines.

the orignal PTB is a classic of course but this seems meant to be more a of a denim shoe than an all purpose dress shoe.
post #29709 of 122416
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Originally Posted by mr chorizo View Post

I think it's a very different shoe for a reason...the dark crepe sole against the much lighter 360 welt and the matched eyelets gives it a modern look that almost reminds me of something you'd see from a designer like CDG or someone along those lines.
the orignal PTB is a classic of course but this seems meant to be more a of a denim shoe than an all purpose dress shoe.

yep that's what i was hoping for WHEN I KOPPED THEM OVER THE PHONE A FEW MINUTES AGO. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

thanks again for the heads-up on those. fistbump.gif
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$1544 for these? I'll pass.
http://hypebeast.com/2011/06/junya-watanabe-comme-des-garcons-man-x-alden-cordovan-oxfords/

That is the most expensive sock liner I have ever seen! They must have used 24K gold to imprint it! Since the shoe probably retails around $600, that sock liner is worth around $1K! bounce2.gif
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Originally Posted by Edgein View Post

Not a huge fan of the crepe sole on the Dover.  It seems to me that a $600+ shoe should have a leather sole.  Much prefer the 2nd version shown by Alcibiades.  My 2¢.

I bought the Winn Perry version of this shoe from a Styleforum member (it has blind eyelets). I see it as my foul weather cordovan shoe. The crepe gets good traction in the rain. You can wear it with grey pants to work on a rainy day or wear it with denim or chinos when you know will be facing wetter conditions. It's a great makeup in certain circumstances
post #29712 of 122416
Whiskey NST
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Alden for Obscura Cap Toes
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Whiskey NST
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Nice. French blues or petrol? Nvm, saw the Epaulet fit
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I have Russell Moccasins with crepe soles that are great.  Really like the crepe, just not on cordovan Alden's.  I'm happy for you guys who like them.  Just not my cuppa.  Now, those Whiskeys with antique edge trim, that's the ticket!

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