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Thanks for the feedback, everybody.
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What shell models are in your current collection? I think most (myself included) would agree that if they had to pick one shell color and stick to it, they would pick #8. I certainly plan to acquire a healthy amount of #8, but a little variety is nice.

After some trial and error, I've sold my shells and started fresh.

I currently have a LWB and LHS on the way. Both are #8. When I wear suits, I go with a black bal. I'd still like a boot, and I'm hesitant to get another color 8, but I never wear the black shoes I currently have. Cigar or ravello would be an option, except finding cigar seems to be on par with finding a unicorn or sasquatch.
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Thanks for the feedback, everybody.
After some trial and error, I've sold my shells and started fresh.
I currently have a LWB and LHS on the way. Both are #8. When I wear suits, I go with a black bal. I'd still like a boot, and I'm hesitant to get another color 8, but I never wear the black shoes I currently have. Cigar or ravello would be an option, except finding cigar seems to be on par with finding a unicorn or sasquatch.

Cigar or Ravello chukka or PTB would be good options, IMO. Also, either one of these models in color 8 (if you stick with color 8) would serve you well.
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Tried buffing it with a damp terry cloth before brushing and buffing with a flannel cloth. I think it works.

 

Nice....and extra congrats on winning at The Masters.

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Looks like Amore Clothing took down their online store bored.gif

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question for the alden think tank:
i have three pair of alden shells, two low-tops and one boot: BBBF longwing, cigar ptb, and #8 wingtip boot on the barrie last.
because i'm dreadfully lazy in the morning, i almost NEVER wear the #8 wingtip boots, and basically just rotate between the two low-tops. as such, i'm thinking of selling the #8 wingtip boots and buying a low-top #8 shoe, such as barrie LWB, chukka or PTB. work is a business casual environment (slacks and dress shirt; anytime i wear a navy blazer everyone comments about me looking "spiffy" and asks if i have a trial hearing that day). any thoughts?

I personally LOVE my color 8 BB PTBs.  They are very different from the stock (style 990) PTBs, and have amazing versatility (jeans all the way up to suit - esp since there's no storm welt, and the last has Barrie-like fit, yet is noticeably sleeker).

 

Sevenfoldtieguy turned me onto these and I'm extremely grateful.  You should give them a shot.  Brooks carries them, and stock is limited, so if you don't see 9.5D on the website, you can call a store and have them run a national stock check.

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Nice....and extra congrats on winning at The Masters.

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I personally LOVE my color 8 BB PTBs.  They are very different from the stock (style 990) PTBs, and have amazing versatility (jeans all the way up to suit - esp since there's no storm welt, and the last has Barrie-like fit, yet is noticeably sleeker).

Sevenfoldtieguy turned me onto these and I'm extremely grateful.  You should give them a shot.  Brooks carries them, and stock is limited, so if you don't see 9.5D on the website, you can call a store and have them run a national stock check.

Speaking of Alden for BB models .... They just restocked their captoe bluchers on the Snap last as well (they haven't even offered them for the last few months). The color 8 Alden for BB PTB and captoe blucher are two of my favorites.
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cigar beales...fall laces.

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#8 lwb. thank goodness for fall again...

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Ok, I need to find a pair of those cigar beales, Senor spicy sausage.
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Thanks to Yenni at J. Gilbert, I now have a pair of Cigar Indys. I was on the waitlist for their next order and and she contacted me that someone just backed out of the last order. Going to be hard to explain to the wife as I recently picked up Ravello LWBs off B&S as well. First world problems...

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Looks like Amore Clothing took down their online store bored.gif

Noooo!  I was hoping to get #8 PTBs from them next month...

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Looks like Amore Clothing took down their online store bored.gif
Noooo!  I was hoping to get #8 PTBs from them next month...

I'm sure you could still work out phone/email ordering somehow. And he's currently traveling, so perhaps that's also why it may have been taken down.
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Thanks to Yenni at J. Gilbert, I now have a pair of Cigar Indys. I was on the waitlist for their next order and and she contacted me that someone just backed out of the last order. Going to be hard to explain to the wife as I recently picked up Ravello LWBs off B&S as well. First world problems...
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My cigar Indy's are my go-to casual boot.
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Thanks to Yenni at J. Gilbert, I now have a pair of Cigar Indys. I was on the waitlist for their next order and and she contacted me that someone just backed out of the last order. Going to be hard to explain to the wife as I recently picked up Ravello LWBs off B&S as well. First world problems...
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mama mia, those are spectacular. inlove.gif

are they on the barrie or trubalance?
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