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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

Those are nice. Did you notice the "single heavy leather outsole?" What is that?

Yeah in that pic above it kinda just looks like double leather to me.
post #46577 of 122416
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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

I've got both Marlows and Lindricks. They're not excessively redundant.
Of course I also bought cigar WT boots so I may not be the best one to comment about redundancy.

Here are comparison pics that I mentioned earlier:

Cigar LWB, RL Marlow, & AS Miller
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RL Lindrick & Alden x LS Cigar/Plaza
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post #46578 of 122416
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

My Marlows are considerably darker than those. Interesting .....


It's the lighting and flash (if any). The rl shell doesn't get that light, normally
post #46579 of 122416
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Originally Posted by FrankCowperwood View Post

Agree with you on that second shot. It's a little racy the way the fly is presented. Apologies to the gentlemen here. A definite hazard of that style of shooting one's feet.

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When I saw that pic, my first thought was "wow, something worse than the at the urinal POV type shots".
But kudos for it not being in a public restroom.
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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post


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When I saw that pic, my first thought was "wow, something worse than the at the urinal POV type shots".
But kudos for it not being in a public restroom.

 

One day I'm going to post such a shot, and dedicate it to you.

post #46581 of 122416
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

It's the lighting and flash (if any). The rl shell doesn't get that light, normally

No flash. Just indirect sunlight... Mine do seem to be abnormally light but I kind of like it.
post #46582 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Countingsheep View Post

On the subject of C&Js vs. Alden cigar...

C&Js seem to lighten dramatically in comparison. No cigar in my collection yet but here's a natural light shot of my Marlows. They are much closer to a Ravello or wiskey now

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These Marlows are starting to rent space in my head. How would you rate the comfort level on these shortwings?


Were they originally this color??

I'm curious to see if mine will eventually look like yours...  I like mine dark, but I wouldn't mind seeing them turn out like yours!nod[1].gif

post #46583 of 122416
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post


Were they originally this color??
I'm curious to see if mine will eventually look like yours...  I like mine dark, but I wouldn't mind seeing them turn out like yours!nod%5B1%5D.gif

Closer to that yes but still not quite that dark. Strangely...

I think sunlight exposure has a strong effect on the color of most shell
post #46584 of 122416
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Originally Posted by MickCollins1916 View Post



Always nice to see the UPS dude bearing one of these at the end of a long work week...

Wow! Had the EXACT same thing happen to me (shoes included)!  Congrats MickCollins and let's both wear in great health...

And yes, I do have to give a shout out to NRO as the sticker in the first pic indicates.  While I waited a month for Alden to complete production and an extra day or two because NRO fumbled the delivery to UPS, I have to credit them with yes, excellent communication and CS.  They returned every e-mail within 24 hrs (in reality about 12 hrs).  And when they created a mix-up with UPS, they expedited my delivery (2 days) so I would have them before the weekend.

 

They originally printed a UPS label last Sat and sent me the tracking number.  When I realized on Tuesday that the package still hadn't made it to the UPS station I e-mailed to inquire.  On Wednesday morning they apologized for the confusion and said I would have my shoes by the end of the day Friday.  Here I sit content as can be, watching the NCAA basketball tournament with my latest addition to my color 8 family!

 

While I am intrigued with the tassel moc and pleased with the 20% of I got from NRO's President's Day Sale, I'm wondering if these shoes will make me look 20 years older.  On the other hand, these are an American classic created by Alden.

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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

On the whole I easily prefer Alden shell to any other. However, here I'd give the nod to the Lindrick, if on nothing but fit alone. I have a love/hate relationship with the Barrie - some models great; some not so great. Put the Brixton on the Plaza and we'll revisit this issue. biggrin.gif

I have 4 Marlows, but I find them "thicker" than Alden... They are nice shoes but I also prefer the Alden shells... Probably why I have about 3 dozen... LOL... I'm an Alden'holic... It's probelematic at best...
post #46586 of 122416
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post


Were they originally this color??


I'm curious to see if mine will eventually look like yours...  I like mine dark, but I wouldn't mind seeing them turn out like yours!nod%5B1%5D.gif

Per my earlier post, my Marlows are lighter than the cigar Alden... I guess shading can vary, based on some of the other posts...
post #46587 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Marshall W View Post

I don't think I'm in love with the crepe.  It looks nice with the snuff suede, but I wouldn't get it on a cordovan shoe.  When these wear out, I think might try having B. Nelson put a double leather sole on them.  

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Agreed. If I could find these used for a good price, I'd snag them and re-sole them. they'd be perfect with a double leather sole w/ barbour welt.
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Originally Posted by DpprDr View Post

Here are comparison pics that I mentioned earlier:

Cigar LWB, RL Marlow, & AS Miller
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RL Lindrick & Alden x LS Cigar/Plaza
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Blind eyelets are excellent on this Plaza boot. They should be used more often on boots imo.
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Count me in in the end of the week with new Alden club smile.gif

Snuff suede PTB on the Barrie. Damn these things are comfortable...
post #46590 of 122416
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

On the whole I easily prefer Alden shell to any other. However, here I'd give the nod to the Lindrick, if on nothing but fit alone. I have a love/hate relationship with the Barrie - some models great; some not so great. Put the Brixton on the Plaza and we'll revisit this issue. biggrin.gif

Brixton on Plaza = LS Cigar Plaza Boot (which I just put up pics a few posts ago)
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