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Really kicking myself for not picking up the Cadet captoe from teh Crew while it was cheap. The more I dwell on that one, the bigger a miss I feel.

I'll make you feel better: They only came in black and initial reviews are that they are a little clunky.
post #47507 of 122416
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Once the rain cleared, twas a fine day for my suede PTBs...

Was wondering if anyone has both the tan suede PTBs and the Suede LWB?  Not sure if it would be too similar or redundant to have both.  The snuff suede LWB is seriously growing on me. nod[1].gif

 

I have the exact opposite... Tan suede LWB and Snuff suede PTB :)

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Rydenfan, are you pretty happy with both?  Any regrets that you didn't use the money for one of them, for another shell offering?

post #47509 of 122416
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I'll make you feel better: They only came in black and initial reviews are that they are a little clunky.

FWIW, black is standard issue in the courtroom. Thought I'd carry in some SF swag.
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Rydenfan, are you pretty happy with both?  Any regrets that you didn't use the money for one of them, for another shell offering?

I dont have my tan suede LWB's yet as they have been on order for 16 months or so. But even though I dont have them I can tell you that I have no regrets and cannot wait to get them. As much as I love shell I always struggle with spring/summer casual wear and these work perfect for me. Furthermore, the PTB on the Barrie with the single flex sole is so damn light and comfortable. I also like that the colors are different enough that both work in the spring, the tan better in the summer and the snuff better in the fall so I can get a longer season mixed in by having both.

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Just received my first pair of Alden shoes, Indy boots in Black. They are seriously the best looking shoes I have ever seen. The leather and quality is simply just amazing. Was worried with the warmer days they I would be unable to wear them, like I could with my red wing chukkas, the indys are only 1 1/2 inch higher, and a lot lighter in weight. 

 

To care for them I plan on just brushing them once in a while. Is there anything else anybody would recommend?

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Just received my first pair of Alden shoes, Indy boots in Black. They are seriously the best looking shoes I have ever seen. The leather and quality is simply just amazing. Was worried with the warmer days they I would be unable to wear them, like I could with my red wing chukkas, the indys are only 1 1/2 inch higher, and a lot lighter in weight. 

 

To care for them I plan on just brushing them once in a while. Is there anything else anybody would recommend?

I do a little venetian from time to time on my 403s if i'm bored

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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post

Rydenfan, are you pretty happy with both?  Any regrets that you didn't use the money for one of them, for another shell offering?

I dont have my tan suede LWB's yet as they have been on order for 16 months or so. But even though I dont have them I can tell you that I have no regrets and cannot wait to get them. As much as I love shell I always struggle with spring/summer casual wear and these work perfect for me. Furthermore, the PTB on the Barrie with the single flex sole is so damn light and comfortable. I also like that the colors are different enough that both work in the spring, the tan better in the summer and the snuff better in the fall so I can get a longer season mixed in by having both.


Thanks for your insight.  You make a great deal of sense.  Couldn't agree with you more about the PTB and its comfort.

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I'll make you feel better: They only came in black and initial reviews are that they are a little clunky.

 

Anything on the Barrie is a bit clunky so no surprise there. 

 

I feel I can wear the Cadets casually or even semi formally with suit. Sure they probably aren't sleek enough to wear with a tux I think with a suit, they work fine. 

 

Also once they break in and get the Cordovan folds, they will look less bulky too.


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I just got the Saphir Cordovan Cream from Kirby, got the dark brown for my cigar jumpers. Gave it a try tonight, that stuff is the bomb, going to get the buy the other colors now. Anyone else using this stuff?
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I just got the Saphir Cordovan Cream from Kirby, got the dark brown for my cigar jumpers. Gave it a try tonight, that stuff is the bomb, going to get the buy the other colors now. Anyone else using this stuff?

It is supposed to be very good. I tend to only use neutral if/when I use it (which is quite rare)

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It is supposed to be very good. I tend to only use neutral if/when I use it (which is quite rare)

When do you know when to use the neutral, when your boots look dull? 

post #47518 of 122416
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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post


FWIW, black is standard issue in the courtroom. Thought I'd carry in some SF swag.

 

I'll have to remember this next time I have to go to court or something ;) 

 

I take it you are an attorney?

post #47519 of 122416
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Originally Posted by stevent View Post

Got my cadet shoes, will be returning as Barrie last is way too bulky for style, bummer though as I love black shell
What size?
post #47520 of 122416

Looking at grabbing some Alden Boots, would love these http://epauletnewyork.com/collections/footwear/products/alden-for-epaulet-brixton-boot-madison-oxblood,

Any others like that, I love the brogue and the Oxblood, and around the same price. I'm about a 10.5US in Newbalance, 9.5F UK in Loake and a 10F UK in Grenson

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