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post #52276 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Mr. Six View Post


Another vote for the LWB.





Mr Six, looking awesome in your Black LWBs. Guess what! I got an identical pair of socks too.

post #52277 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Calikid View Post

B. Nelson changed out a pair of Modified perforated cap toes for me and they came out awesome.

I had BNelson put antique edging on a pair of color 8 tassels for me (with JR sole restoration). They did a very nice job. However, I am not a huge color 8 with antique edging fan, and I have since went back to black edging.
post #52278 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Calikid View Post

B. Nelson changed out a pair of Modified perforated cap toes for me and they came out awesome.

Calikid - are the cap toe boots in your profile B.Nelson's work? If so the work looks great. I'm eagerly awaiting a Dainite sole conversion with antique edge/welt on a pair of boots.
post #52279 of 122416
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

I had BNelson put antique edging on a pair of color 8 tassels for me (with JR sole restoration). They did a very nice job. However, I am not a huge color 8 with antique edging fan, and I have since went back to black edging.

Dear 7,
Thanks for stating this interesting opinion. Would you mind talking briefly about your preference for the dark edging? I've been contemplating switching my 975s to antique edging but now realize I should hold off until I hear from an esteemed forum member.
Regards,
D
post #52280 of 122416
PSA

Whiskey LWB, almost new, just popped up on ebay. 11D.

Not mine. I have literally never sold a thing on ebay.
post #52281 of 122416
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Originally Posted by docalden2013 View Post


Dear 7,
Thanks for stating this interesting opinion. Would you mind talking briefly about your preference for the dark edging? I've been contemplating switching my 975s to antique edging but now realize I should hold off until I hear from an esteemed forum member.
Regards,
D

Obviously, you can choose to do what you want, choose to wait, consult, etc.  But note that the boots on the previous page that alcibiades got today are color 8 boots with antique edging.  So you can now see exactly what the color 8/antiqued edge looks like.  You can also see it now with color 8 longwings on the leffot website.  The antiquing makes the shoes a little more casual than the same shoe with the dark edging.  Good luck. 

post #52282 of 122416
Antique edging makes color 8 models a bit more casual. I actually need a color 8 model with dark edging (likely the saddles) for suits and such. I think the antique edging works best with boots. It is awesome with longwings as well, but so is the dark edging.
post #52283 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

Antique edging makes color 8 models a bit more casual. I actually need a color 8 model with dark edging (likely the saddles) for suits and such. I think the antique edging works best with boots. It is awesome with longwings as well, but so is the dark edging.

exactly what I was after (thanks again for posting about the leffot 8s, although my wallet is not happy right now rotflmao.gif )

 

my jcrew LWB were supposed to have light welt over crepe, but showed up with dark edging (was hoping to have B.Nelson change the sole at some point)

 

jcrew captoe give me a dark edging should I need it, but I imagine these leffot 8s will get the majority of use. perfect boot imo

post #52284 of 122416
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Originally Posted by docalden2013 View Post

Dear 7,
Thanks for stating this interesting opinion. Would you mind talking briefly about your preference for the dark edging? I've been contemplating switching my 975s to antique edging but now realize I should hold off until I hear from an esteemed forum member.
Regards,
D

Sure.

Comes down to personal preference, overall wardrobe and style of dress, and intended uses.

To me, the antique edging makes the shoe considerably more casual. For some that is good; for others, not so much. I am in the latter camp.

My transition from antique edging back to black was easy because I had BNelson leave my welt dark and not change it out for a light welt. I did it myself with black edge dressing.

Good luck.
post #52285 of 122416
I think both work well for a boot. My two favorite #8 boots are probably the wingtip with antique edge that LS and Epaulet and others have done and the straight captoe on either Grant or Plaza with dark edge trim and commando sole. Two different looks but equally great to me.
post #52286 of 122416
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Originally Posted by TactileOne View Post

^^^^ Great pants, what are they?

These are Polo Ralph Lauren bought last year (don't have many more details beyond that, for them in some sort of sale)
post #52287 of 122416
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Originally Posted by aldenwear View Post

The shoe on top, the only one that appears to be tan sueded instead of snuff suede:  can you provide more pictures so that we can see what it is?  Thanks in advance.


The top one is a tan suede ranger moc on van last.  Great summer shoe all around.

post #52288 of 122416
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Originally Posted by unipair guy View Post


The top one is a tan suede ranger moc on van last.  Great summer shoe all around.

pm'd you

post #52289 of 122416
Gents: Unipair Guy has been on the Alden thread lately. I worked with him a few months ago to acquire a pair of EG Dovers. The experience was exceptionally pleasant. Unipair has some Alden models no one else has (ex. Whiskey captoe blucher).
post #52290 of 122416
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

Those came out nice.

FWIW, AE's chili edge dressing would serve you well in the future. I use it on essentially all of my shoes and boots with antique edging.

sftg,
Thanks for the info. I'll have to pick up the travel size.
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