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Hanover shell absolutely was Horween and the finest Horween for that matter. They were made right here in Hanover Pa until purchased by Bostonian and rebranded. They have not been made for about 20 years. I got two pairs out of what I assume was close to their last production about 20 years ago.

Very good to know. Thanks for the history lesson.
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Strong preference for this version! Nicer last, and I do have shell ptb's on the Barrie last in cigar and whiskey. No storm welt, which I also prefer, and the metal eyelets are dynamite. In fact, today I wore my brand - new Brooks unlined suede ptb's with metal eyelets.

I recently bought a pair of the Brooks version in #8 in the wrong size at 30% off (my size was out of stock), and will exchange when the right size shows up.

I had a pair years ago, and don't know what happened to them. Size down, just like for the Barrie last.

Unfortunately I did not win them on ebay. I was going to send back to Alden and do a recraft before and after.
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great score.. what size chukka did you acquire? hoping not 11.5 so I don't feel horrible biggrin.gif

PTB (assuming from madison), NST (from shoemart)? if so, should be quite a variance in color

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I think he is like a 13ish...

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Well done Steve!  They are super nice at Alden DC.  They are as patient and supportive as can be.  Looking forward to a visit in December.  Not sure there will be anything left after your visit and future purchases.  biggrin.gif

Size 13D . The PTB was from Alden San Francisco, NST was TSM, and Chukka DC. The chukka box was beat up a little so I'm not sure what vintage. I had them shipped and will compare next week. I will say I'm very pleased with all of my pairs of Ravellos.

See Ya,
Steve
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I'm debating between the Trickers Stowe boot in a light colored leather or J Gilbet's Alden tan wingtip boot on commando soles (looking for a light colored wingtip boot). I expect Alden to win going away if I poll this thread, but do any members that own both brands have any comments on this decision (I have never examined/seen a Trickers shoe in person)
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My J Gilbert king NST boots today.  All the rave about plaza last boots are so true!  I love this boot!!

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My J Gilbert king NST boots today.  All the rave about plaza last boots are so true!  I love this boot!!

Thank you for this post!  I think this is the first time I have seen a plaza lasted boot in my size! Now I am even more excited!

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I'm debating between the Trickers Stowe boot in a light colored leather or J Gilbet's Alden tan wingtip boot on commando soles (looking for a light colored wingtip boot). I expect Alden to win going away if I poll this thread, but do any members that own both brands have any comments on this decision (I have never examined/seen a Trickers shoe in person)

I'd go with the Tricker's if you're talking about one of the many non stock models with a natural color welt.
If you're talking one of the stock Tricker's with dark welt, I prefer the Alden on commando.
The Tricker's are going to make the Aldens seem sleek in comparison.
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Thank you for this post!  I think this is the first time I have seen a plaza lasted boot in my size! Now I am even more excited!

No problem, tifosi.  I hope you get yours soon.  It is definitely worth the wait.

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I'm debating between the Trickers Stowe boot in a light colored leather or J Gilbet's Alden tan wingtip boot on commando soles (looking for a light colored wingtip boot). I expect Alden to win going away if I poll this thread, but do any members that own both brands have any comments on this decision (I have never examined/seen a Trickers shoe in person)

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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

I'd go with the Tricker's if you're talking about one of the many non stock models with a natural color welt.
If you're talking one of the stock Tricker's with dark welt, I prefer the Alden on commando.
The Tricker's are going to make the Aldens seem sleek in comparison.

I would take the Tricker's as well as I believe you are E width in Alden, 4444 should be a nice fit, even in regular 5 fitting. I also prefer Tricker's calf to Alden calf.
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No problem, tifosi.  I hope you get yours soon.  It is definitely worth the wait.

I'm on "the list" so I guess we'll see...

 

Although seeing them in my size make me think that maybe them and my incoming barrie lasted tankers may be redundant. I guess I'll wait till they are both in my hands.

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just got off the phone my #4's are on their way to me devil.gif
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just got off the phone my #4's are on their way to me devil.gif

#4 WHATS??????

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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

I'm debating between the Trickers Stowe boot in a light colored leather or J Gilbet's Alden tan wingtip boot on commando soles (looking for a light colored wingtip boot). I expect Alden to win going away if I poll this thread, but do any members that own both brands have any comments on this decision (I have never examined/seen a Trickers shoe in person)

 

 

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I'd go with the Tricker's if you're talking about one of the many non stock models with a natural color welt.
If you're talking one of the stock Tricker's with dark welt, I prefer the Alden on commando.
The Tricker's are going to make the Aldens seem sleek in comparison.

 

 

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I would take the Tricker's as well as I believe you are E width in Alden, 4444 should be a nice fit, even in regular 5 fitting. I also prefer Tricker's calf to Alden calf.

I am going to agree with everything said about. The Trickers would be my preference as well, especially with the natural welt. They are "beefy" looking even in comparison to a Barrie last but I think it gives them a nice rugged look. I own a pair of Trickers cordovan chukkas, a pair of coffee stow boots and have another cordovan boot on order. I really like both the look and fit of their stuff.

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Originally Posted by crosswound View Post

just got off the phone my #4's are on their way to me devil.gif

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#4 WHATS??????

Yeah, try not to leave us hanging or anything...
post #64365 of 122416
Good morning good Sirs.

Maiden voyage today of Color 8 Indys ( J Gilbert)
(First pic has a IG filter on it)



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