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post #60466 of 122416
I'll keep company with Tifosi and Sazon today. LS cap toe color 8:







I'll have to get some natural light photos of these too.
post #60467 of 122416
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Originally Posted by brp2 View Post

I'll keep company with Tifosi and Sazon today. LS cap toe color 8:

I'll have to get some natural light photos of these too.

Gorgeous, brp! It's a good club to be in, today!
post #60468 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Don L View Post
 

#8 WT Boot from AOC

 

 

Lovely boot and awesome trousers DonL wear in great health

post #60469 of 122416
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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

I don't baby my shoes either, and didn't mean to insinuate that you do.  I was simply using that possibility as a reason to tip the scale in one direction or the other.  Babying shell is rather popular, so I wasn't going to be surprised if you leaned in that direction, and I don't try to remember who does and who doesn't.   
MWS, I didn't think for a minute that you were implying anything other than trying to gather information about my intended use for the boots in question. Truth be told, I am a tad OCD when it comes to the care of my shell footwear. I try to always use the Mac Method before and after I wear my shoes so I can get the maximum life out of them, and to self-servingly gain the approval of our dear "Uncle" who's posts I have sorely missed.
Edited by BeSpiffington - 9/17/13 at 9:06am
post #60470 of 122416
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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post
 

 

pm your sizes across various lasts. I'd be happy to message you should I come across something that might work for, and go so far as to purchase the pair and arrange delivery and payment with you.

 

That's a very kind offer kwhitelaw :nodding:. I wish some forum member could be of help to me. I live in Mumbai, India and have built up a four shoe collection of Alden shells (including 2 exotic shells) on the kindness of friends and strangers who agreed to carry the shoes for me on there travel to India. I've purchased at Alden SF, Alden DC and Madison NY to have it delivered to their addresses. But I hit a dead end at times (its kinda embarrassing to ask for a pair each time someone is coming here, LOL). If only Alden fans made trips to India :) 

post #60471 of 122416
DonL, great combo how you have the eggplant color in your trousers that your color 8 wingtip boots pick up.
post #60472 of 122416
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Originally Posted by BeSpiffington View Post


MWS, I didn't think for a minute that you were implying anything other than trying to gather information about my intended use for the boots in question. Truth be told, I am a tad OCD when it comes the care of my shell footwear. I try to always use the Mac Method before and after I wear my shoes so I can get the maximum life out of them, and to self-servingly seek the approval of our dear "Uncle" who's posts I have sorely missed.

 

Maximum life is my primary goal with my footwear as well.  I love old things, but I like being the only owner of most of my belongings.  I try to strike a balance between using a product for what it is intended while giving it proper care.  

 

Friends have ribbed me in the past for being OCD, but I'm the one getting the last laugh by still having and enjoying my stuff, while theirs wasted away long ago.  All too often, what some call "OCD" is actually just smart.  :cheers:

post #60473 of 122416
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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

Maximum life is my primary goal with my footwear as well.  I love old things, but I like being the only owner of most of my belongings.  I try to strike a balance between using a product for what it is intended while giving it proper care.  

Friends have ribbed me in the past for being OCD, but I'm the one getting the last laugh by still having and enjoying my stuff, while theirs wasted away long ago.  All too often, what some call "OCD" is actually just smart.  cheers.gif
Well said, MWS. I don't purposely destroy my belongings, either. I like to use them and take proper care of them.
post #60474 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Shawnc View Post

Any chance you can expand on why you're not a fan of crepe? I like the look and I've heard they are extremely comfortable, but the opinion of this forum seems universally consistent. No one seems to like them and it would be great to get some input before I take the plunge.

Shawn,

I am honestly not the target demographic for the Crepe Sole as I live in an area with good weather year around and my job typically does not involve tons of walking.

With that said, my main gripe against the crepe sole is how it wears over time. Although I think they look good new, I believe they relatively quickly degrade in appearance. They crepe rubbery part gets disheveled and the front toe part tends to wear away or fall off completely. I don't believe that the front leather tip is affixed to the shoe as firmly as the typical leather sole is when it is attached to a shoe.

Provided my lack of a need for the all-weather-walker sole, I avoid it. Hope this helps to provide clarification!

-Mike
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^^The crepe is also very heavy compared to the other soles.
post #60476 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Don L View Post

#8 WT Boot from AOC





DonL,

That's an awesome combination!

-Mike
post #60477 of 122416
I had crepe soled alden boots before, and they were just fine. Very comfortable, and while the crepe did look a little grungy, the boots were not made for the office, so it was not a big deal to me. The leather toe area never fell off or detached, but it did wear a little bit funny. Easily fixed if there were ever an issue. Here's what they looked like when I sold them, after many wears. You can see the crepe is a little lighter in color on the sides, but the leather tip is perfectly attached without issues.

nchzfa.jpg
post #60478 of 122416
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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post

Shawn,

I am honestly not the target demographic for the Crepe Sole as I live in an area with good weather year around and my job typically does not involve tons of walking.

With that said, my main gripe against the crepe sole is how it wears over time. Although I think they look good new, I believe they relatively quickly degrade in appearance. They crepe rubbery part gets disheveled and the front toe part tends to wear away or fall off completely. I don't believe that the front leather tip is affixed to the shoe as firmly as the typical leather sole is when it is attached to a shoe.

Provided my lack of a need for the all-weather-walker sole, I avoid it. Hope this helps to provide clarification!

-Mike

This helps a lot mdubs as it addresses what was my biggest concern. I like the look and I love how comfortable they seem to be, but I certainly am not willing to compromise functionality and longevity. I'm a big fan of commando and crepe seems like a natural progression for me but I was definitely worried about how they would look after 9-12 months of wear. Definitely something to consider. Thanks.
post #60479 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Steel28 View Post

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Outstanding Sazon, welcome to #8 captoe plaza club.

Wear in great health my friend.

Thanks Steel!
post #60480 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post

I had crepe soled alden boots before, and they were just fine. Very comfortable, and while the crepe did look a little grungy, the boots were not made for the office, so it was not a big deal to me. The leather toe area never fell off or detached, but it did wear a little bit funny. Easily fixed if there were ever an issue. Here's what they looked like when I sold them, after many wears. You can see the crepe is a little lighter in color on the sides, but the leather tip is perfectly attached without issues.

nchzfa.jpg

This is a very helpful picture Mr Moo. Thanks for posting.
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