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post #57421 of 122416
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Nice gunboats uncle. Very classy look.
I will be stealing that look sir. Are you watching any bpl matches tomorrow?

nephew,
thank you
post #57422 of 122416
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I enjoy the hint of olive in some of the older cigar.  Are these LWBs a few years old Uncle?  The dark brown welt and edge also give it a distinctive look, in contrast to the antique edge.  Wear in great health my friend...

nephew,
thank you
a few years old
post #57423 of 122416

king lwb
argyles otc
post #57424 of 122416
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king lwb
argyles otc
Nice gunboats Uncle. Argyles and slacks make for a sweet combo.
post #57425 of 122416
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king lwb
argyles otc

Your king gunboats ageing beautifully uncle! Im curious to know how you keep the colour on your edge trim intact. Wear in good health!

post #57426 of 122416
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Nice gunboats Uncle. Argyles and slacks make for a sweet combo.

nephew,
thank you
post #57427 of 122416
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Your king gunboats ageing beautifully uncle! Im curious to know how you keep the colour on your edge trim intact. Wear in good health!

nephew,
thank you
wipe with damp cloth
post #57428 of 122416
Cigar LHS(sans socks), Tommy Bahama silk slacks, vintage Hawaiian shirt on a Saturday night.
post #57429 of 122416
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I love my cordovan boots, but they get too hot.

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hefner, I love my cordovan boots too, even in the summer. I've found that the key to happy feet while wearing cordovan boots in the summer is picking the right socks. I stay away from cotton socks because when cotton gets damp it stay damp. Very fine merino wool is super comfortable all day long, but some people just can't wear it. A couple years ago I needed some new socks for golf and discovered a fabric that doesn't itch, is really soft and cushiony, wicks away moisture and never feels damp, and is tough as nails. Bamboo my friend is a plant people have been making cloths out of forever. More expensive than a bag of socks from Wal-mart, but cheaper than your Italian wools and cashmere.

 


Just received  a pair of cordovan AE wt boots (Dalton)...  have never been a huge AE fan, but a very nice price presented itself to me on ebay and I was curious.  The most significant difference from Alden boots was the weight.  The AE Dalton feels as though they are about half the weight of my Alden boots.  Both have JR double leather soles.  While the AE is sleeker and has an unlined shaft, I have no idea what could account for such a significant difference in weight.

 

The reason I bring it up here is that having an unlined shaft and the lighter weight may make this cordovan boot cooler to wear in warmer temps.  Anyone here have similar thoughts or experience with this?

post #57430 of 122416
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From the other day.


I think I saw these at Leffot earlier this summer.  Fine looking blucher my friend!  Wear them often and in great health...

post #57431 of 122416
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post


Just received  a pair of cordovan AE wt boots (Dalton)...  have never been a huge AE fan, but a very nice price presented itself to me on ebay and I was curious.  The most significant difference from Alden boots was the weight.  The AE Dalton feels as though they are about half the weight of my Alden boots.  Both have JR double leather soles.  While the AE is sleeker and has an unlined shaft, I have no idea what could account for such a significant difference in weight.

 

The reason I bring it up here is that having an unlined shaft and the lighter weight may make this cordovan boot cooler to wear in warmer temps.  Anyone here have similar thoughts or experience with this?

I have felt the same thing. My only explanation is that Alden uses a steel shank and AE does not.

post #57432 of 122416
J Crew has a pair of blue CXL ready to drop any day now
post #57433 of 122416
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J Crew has a pair of blue CXL ready to drop any day now

This is not good news for my bank account. Now if only that 20% off coupon was still working....
post #57434 of 122416
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Cigar LHS(sans socks), Tommy Bahama silk slacks, vintage Hawaiian shirt on a Saturday night.

Nice shoes, and I aslo luv the Tommy Bahama stuff myself.

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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post


Just received  a pair of cordovan AE wt boots (Dalton)...  have never been a huge AE fan, but a very nice price presented itself to me on ebay and I was curious.  The most significant difference from Alden boots was the weight.  The AE Dalton feels as though they are about half the weight of my Alden boots.  Both have JR double leather soles.  While the AE is sleeker and has an unlined shaft, I have no idea what could account for such a significant difference in weight.

 

The reason I bring it up here is that having an unlined shaft and the lighter weight may make this cordovan boot cooler to wear in warmer temps.  Anyone here have similar thoughts or experience with this?

I have felt the same thing. My only explanation is that Alden uses a steel shank and AE does not.


That steel shank would have to be cast iron to create that weight differential.  Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining about Alden boots.  I much prefer my Alden boots over the AE boot.  The weight difference is just befuddling to me.

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