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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

Hopefully you guys don't throw me out of the thread for this...but I thought some of you shell fans might enjoy seeing my inaugural wear of my MTO AE Bayfield boots in cappuccino cordovan

Ugh. There is a shoe porn thread and an AE thread for this. Sorry. This thread is getting...clownish.
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Sorry that one single post out of the hundreds I have made in this thread brought that kind if reaction. Really wasn't my intention at all.
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

Sorry that one single post out of the hundreds I have made in this thread brought that kind if reaction. Really wasn't my intention at all.

Apologies unnecessary IMO. This post was no less interesting than your other typically helpful posts. I'm in Chicago for the weekend and your post inspired me to visit the AE store across from our hotel. Long story short, I ended up with a pair of walnut Dalton boots in shell and they will take back the calf version I picked up about a month ago from Nordstroms. I've heard that AE's customer service is legendary and the work my salesperson did to find me a rare shell version of this boot was impressive. However, none of this would have happened without your post. Referring to it as clownish injects a tone that goes against everything that makes this site great. I would ignore it if I were you.
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Really basic (almost to the point of being silly) question. When others on this site refer to 'gunboats' are they only referring to LWB's or is the term used to describe other shoes (i.e. SWB's, etc.)?
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LWB
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Occasional posts about other brands of shoes and boots (especially in cordovan) can be very helpful and definitely have their place in this thread
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Originally Posted by Shawnc View Post

Really basic (almost to the point of being silly) question. When others on this site refer to 'gunboats' are they only referring to LWB's or is the term used to describe other shoes (i.e. SWB's, etc.)?

I've seen someone use it to refer to PTBs too. I think it's more a reference to "chunky" wingtips and ptbs featuring a double sole, but it usually means LWB. Mac and others also refer to them as B&H (Big and Heavy) before too.
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

Sorry that one single post out of the hundreds I have made in this thread brought that kind if reaction. Really wasn't my intention at all.

While Roguls is technically correct (there are other threads to post this pic), I agree with Alcibiades.  An occasional pic or discussion on other shell products outside of Alden (shoes, belts, wallets, watch straps, etc...) finds itself welcomed here by many.  Even our beloved Uncle has posted pics of his C&J for RL Marlow wingtips.  I doubt anyone would call that clownish.

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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

Occasional posts about other brands of shoes and boots (especially in cordovan) can be very helpful and definitely have their place in this thread

+1

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Originally Posted by Shawnc View Post

Really basic (almost to the point of being silly) question. When others on this site refer to 'gunboats' are they only referring to LWB's or is the term used to describe other shoes (i.e. SWB's, etc.)?

I've seen someone use it to refer to PTBs too. I think it's more a reference to "chunky" wingtips and ptbs featuring a double sole, but it usually means LWB. Mac and others also refer to them as B&H (Big and Heavy) before too.

No disrespect intended zbix, but I have never heard PTBs referred to as gunboats.  The larger perforated holes along the "long wing" resemble the openings for the canons/guns on the sides of old battleships like the famous USS Constitution...

I think gunboats are suppose to refer to LWBs.  Not sure about Shortwing bluchers, as you do not have that long strip of perforations for the guns.

These look like they are armed and ready to do some serious damage! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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PTBs looks more like submarines...

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In any case, it's a nickname.  I suppose anyone could use it however they choose.

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Originally Posted by stevent View Post


Another issue here is that all the A and even B lasts are super old wooden lasts and almost not in working condition. Not sure how much longer lasts will last but don't think alden would want to use them on test shoes

Not sure what this means. When I said AAA-EEE I was referring to widths, from very narrow to very wide and everything in between. Alden still makes shoes and boots in A and B widths, what did you mean by "super old wooden lasts?"
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Can B. Nelson change the eyelets to brass?
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Originally Posted by OlafG View Post

Can B. Nelson change the eyelets to brass?

yes but if i remember correctly it's very very expensive. like $15 per eyelet.
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Eyelets are not difficult to install if you want to go DIY or ask your local repairman to handle it.
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

Not sure what this means. When I said AAA-EEE I was referring to widths, from very narrow to very wide and everything in between. Alden still makes shoes and boots in A and B widths, what did you mean by "super old wooden lasts?"

It means that the current lasts they have are almost no longer functional for the purpose of making shoes. Wouldn't make since for Alden to burn out the remaining lasts to make try on shoes. They could order more lasts but not sure if they would see that feasible. Alden did discontinue a last that United Arrows has been using for years in Japan for a reason similar to this and United Arrows is a huge stocklist
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Originally Posted by Shawnc View Post

Interesting as I thought you would go below. But your reasoning makes a lot of sense. This is definitely something I will watch out for for a couple of reasons. One, I'm fortunate enough to have access to a really good cobbler here in Pgh. This guy does amazing work. Also, my chukkas were my first new purchase and I went down a 1/2 size in the barrie last. In hindsight, I should have went down a complete size as they are still a little roomy. The third set of eyelets may mitigate this condition a little. Either way, this is really good information. Thanks again for the tip.

I thought the leydon fit TTS and the Barrie 1/2 down?
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Originally Posted by luzer View Post


I thought the leydon fit TTS and the Barrie 1/2 down?

 

typically, yes. atleast in my experience.

 

but from the post your quoted, it sounds like the chukkas were barrie lasted (maybe commando sole)

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