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post #58516 of 122416
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

J Gilbert does a makeup as well. I believe Trubalance and Commando sole. Very nice looking
Yep! I'll hopefully be getting those in my hands next month.
post #58517 of 122416
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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post


LS version is on the plaza last.

hmm not the pair I have. pretty sure its trubalance

 

http://leathersoulhawaii.com/2012/03/12/alden-shoe-improved-8-indy-lsw/

post #58518 of 122416
It may be new but it's in the works.
post #58519 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

Notice there are zero shell styles on the J. Gilbert list, not even black or #8. And what is Regina Grain calf? Anyone got any pics of that? I'd be interested to see how the hunting green suede turns out as well.

Regina calf was used on the black version of the LSxSE "Conservation Boot." I'm a fan. It should make for a nice wingtip boot.

http://leathersoulhawaii.com/2012/02/18/alden-shoes-lsxse-lsw-lsbh/
post #58520 of 122416
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Originally Posted by magneto78 View Post

. Ordered these today. Can't wait

I ordered mine awhile ago . . . looking forward to them arriving later this year!

post #58521 of 122416
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Originally Posted by CEE88 View Post


Speaking of non-shell, any love out there for the Ranger Mocc in reverse chamois? I pulled this one out today because I've been thinking about getting another make up of the Ranger (shell!)



I really like those.  I was in Alden DC today talking about this exact shoe with Joe.  Doesn't sound like they are going to do it again anytime soon.

post #58522 of 122416
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Originally Posted by magneto78 View Post

Let's be honest, if they were "just shoes"we wouldn't be willing to spend upwards of $500 a pair on them. Sometimes a very well-worn shoe can be great. The wear actually improving the aesthetic of the shoe. However, sometimes a shoe looks better to me when it's fairly new looking. I especially find this with wingtips. Sometimes the way the shoe creases can really diminish the otherwise fantastic lines of a shoe. In Cordovan for instance, sometimes the creases are particularly sharp, making the shoe look like a chewed up piece of plastic. I guess it's personal taste. For 5-800 a pair I want to keep them looking new for as long as I can.

 

It truly is personal taste. My comments apply only to boots as that's what I wear almost exclusively.  I prefer my boots to look "worn" as I dress mostly casually --- denim and chinos. To me, they have more character when they don't look new.  Just like raw denim, the creases and scuffs on my boots are mine and reflect my use.  I have a few dressier boots that I try to keep looking as new as possible for when I have to wear suits, etc.  Otherwise, I only treat them (with Reno or VC) minimally to make sure they don't get too dry.

post #58523 of 122416
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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post

It may be new but it's in the works.

hmm good to know. I'd gladly sell off my LS indys for some plaza lasted ones.

 

still bummed I couldnt get a pair of those captoes that you got frown.gif

post #58524 of 122416
I actually prefer the stitching of the Indy on a fuller last. I would do an NST boot on the Plaza over an Indy
post #58525 of 122416
NST is high on my list. I have to admit that I was focused on exotics. Looking at #8 has provided me with sine clarity. I really wish the Leffot pre order wasn't at the same time as my LS boots. Debating on the antique vs dark edgetrim.
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Jgilbert. A few sizes remain and if you sing up for their email list you get $50 off

Can you apply this $50 to preorders? How does J Gilbert preorder system work in this case?
post #58527 of 122416
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

I actually prefer the stitching of the Indy on a fuller last. I would do an NST boot on the Plaza over an Indy
I agree. I would have liked a NST on a nice, sleek last. Couldn't find one. Settled for Barrie with the Leffot version. However...if a plaza lasted does come up I might still entertain it as it will have a black edge most likely and be dressier.
post #58528 of 122416
Hello Everyone:

I am writing in the hopes that some of the more knowledgeable members of this forum can assist me...

I am looking for a pair of Alden boots that were available at J Crew...my size in no longer available and they do not have any plans to restock this particular style...is anyone aware of a style that is similar ? I love the color and the simple toe ( cap toe would be fine as well!)

If anyone has a pair of these in a size 8.5 (or even a 9), I would be willing to take them off your hands and pay you handsomely for parting with them...additionally, I would pay a premium for anyone that has them NIB in my size...

Thanks in advance...here's a link and an image...

http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/shoes/AldenForJCrew/PRDOVR~19204/19204.jsp

post #58529 of 122416
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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post

NST is high on my list. I have to admit that I was focused on exotics. Looking at #8 has provided me with sine clarity. I really wish the Leffot pre order wasn't at the same time as my LS boots. Debating on the antique vs dark edgetrim.
Love the antique. Really sealed the deal for me on the leffot.
post #58530 of 122416
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Originally Posted by stuffstuff View Post

could anyone tell me how number 1 last (allen edmonds leeds) compares to the barrie last (alden all weather walker)?

i'm a 9E in the former and want to figure out the right sizing for the latter.

All of my Barrie shoes and boots are 9D. I have AE's 1 last in 9.5D, 10C, and 10D. 10C is the best. I really like AE's 1 last.
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