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Guys, looking for strategic advice. I've just ordered a cigar LWB from Alden SF. If I need something just a bit dressier (and by that I don't even mean a suit, just some trousers and an OCBD), will a #8 PTB stand up to the task? My reasoning is that it's good to have something in #8, and also in a different style. I only have a natural chromexcel LWB, and I don't plan on having 10+ pairs. Ok, I know what you're thinking laugh.gif , but I really don't. So I need maximum coverage with minimum pairs.

Also, is there such thing as a #8 PTB on a commando sole? EDIT: of course, I went to Alden of Carmel for that, but they only seem to have it in black.

Get a pair of C&J captoes for dressier environments
post #34247 of 122416
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Originally Posted by neutrino View Post

Guys, looking for strategic advice. I've just ordered a cigar LWB from Alden SF. If I need something just a bit dressier (and by that I don't even mean a suit, just some trousers and an OCBD), will a #8 PTB stand up to the task? My reasoning is that it's good to have something in #8, and also in a different style. I only have a natural chromexcel LWB, and I don't plan on having 10+ pairs. Ok, I know what you're thinking laugh.gif , but I really don't. So I need maximum coverage with minimum pairs.

Also, is there such thing as a #8 PTB on a commando sole? EDIT: of course, I went to Alden of Carmel for that, but they only seem to have it in black.

Yes - and I think the responses to this one will be near unanimous. If you get it on the commando sole, you will be making it more casual, and therefore perhaps defeating your stated purpose.
post #34248 of 122416

^ Oh thanks, yes, I'm aware of that, and I'm fine with it. More important to have more grip outside here where I live.

 

NAMOR, thanks for the suggestion. I think those captoes are too dressy for what I'm after smile.gif

post #34249 of 122416
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Originally Posted by neutrino View Post

Guys, looking for strategic advice. I've just ordered a cigar LWB from Alden SF. If I need something just a bit dressier (and by that I don't even mean a suit, just some trousers and an OCBD), will a #8 PTB stand up to the task? My reasoning is that it's good to have something in #8, and also in a different style. I only have a natural chromexcel LWB, and I don't plan on having 10+ pairs. Ok, I know what you're thinking laugh.gif , but I really don't. So I need maximum coverage with minimum pairs.

Also, is there such thing as a #8 PTB on a commando sole? EDIT: of course, I went to Alden of Carmel for that, but they only seem to have it in black.

I have a pair of #8 PTBs with a commando sole (they were a Alden restoration job before they stopped taking custom jobs) and they are a bit on the casual side. My work is business casual so they are good enough for me but might offload them to fund other purchases.
post #34250 of 122416
If you need something dressier, get a balmoral shoe.
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Alden x Leffot #8 Tanker
post #34252 of 122416
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I don't have a 9D Grant, but I do have both a Barrie wingtip boot and a Grant captoe boot, both size 8.5D ravello cordovan, pictured below. The sole of the Barrie measures 12 1/4 inches, a quarter-inch longer than the 12 inch Grant, and it's 4.5 inches at its widest (at the ball of the foot), a full 3/8 inch wider than the Grant, which measures 4 1/8. Note, however, that the Barrie lasted boot has a much more prominent welt which probably adds an apparent 1/4 inch in both length and width. They both work pretty well for my standard 9D feet, but I do notice the Grant's relative narrowness at the end of the day when my feet have swollen a bit. The Grant toe box narrows to a much smaller point than on the Barrie.


Thanks for this, Morgan. Reason I ask is that I have a pair of ravello Day Trippers preordered from Leffot in 9D (Grant last) and I'm just wondering how long they will be in comparison to 8.5 cigar longwings, which I own (Barrie last). This gives me some indication! Appreciate the work.
post #34253 of 122416
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Originally Posted by g.michael View Post

Cigar Indy by Alden for J. Gilbert:
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wear in good health
post #34254 of 122416
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Alden x Leffot #8 Tanker

nephew,
good looking nst boots
post #34255 of 122416

Guys, thanks for the responses re #8 PTB. If anyone is interested, my question to AoC got forwarded to J.Gilbert, and Yenni replied that they were going to order this exact thing - a #8 PTB with commando sole. No particular time estimate was given.

I'll think about it though, maybe I'll leave it as it is with the leather sole, and just have some boots handle those foul conditions - especially with that deal going on at Amore Clothing.

post #34256 of 122416
^they dont seem to reply my email (amore clothing)
post #34257 of 122416

Very nice!

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Alden x Leffot #8 Tanker
post #34258 of 122416
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Originally Posted by ambivalence View Post

^they dont seem to reply my email (amore clothing)

Holiday weekend? I emailed him Thursday night and he replied early Friday morning. I called him and placed an order. He called me back almost immediately with shipping details. He did mention they were getting a lot of calls from SF members, and his phone was busy for about 20 minutes before I got through. I ordered a #8 LWB for $525. At 20% off, I'll check there first next time.
post #34259 of 122416
Is it a sale at Amore, or are they just 20% cheaper?
post #34260 of 122416

I recently joined the Alden club a couple of months ago and have since purchased a few of their shoes since then. Initialy I got a pair of plain toe bluchers, then a couple of Men's Handsewn Oxford Luxury Comfort Calfskin in brown and black, a pair of Indy Boots, then finally a pair of Books Bros #8 Cordovan Leather Wingtips.

 

Great shoes.

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