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post #66271 of 122416

Unionmade has a few new offerings/restocks.  Non-shell.  A few are on the funkier side for Alden.

 

@Shawnc - Nice work.  The full straps are beautiful.

 

EDIT:  Beaten to the punch by a few seconds.  I like the loden boot.  The shortwing, however, is the second-ugliest new Alden shortwing I've seen today.

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nephew,
your efforts were rewarded

Thanks uncle. You wear all of your shoes so well. Around the same time you mentioned that an acquaintance has a pair of full straps that he wears regularly and look great after 20 years. Something about that exchange put me on the hunt for these shoes. Your wisdom and willingness to share it with the members of this forum provide so much encouragement. Thanks for everything you provide.
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@Shawnc - Nice work.  The full straps

Thanks budapest12. I really did get lucky as the pictures do these no justice. Your encouragement is truly appreciated.
post #66273 of 122416
Silly silly question, but all the shots of the Leffot LWB's with antique edging have made me a little impatient for my NST boot preorder. So I went to their website just to take a look and could not find it anywhere. Any chance someone who is also on the wait list can post a link or a picture of the boot.
post #66274 of 122416
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Silly silly question, but all the shots of the Leffot LWB's with antique edging have made me a little impatient for my NST boot preorder. So I went to their website just to take a look and could not find it anywhere. Any chance someone who is also on the wait list can post a link or a picture of the boot.

http://leffot.tumblr.com/post/60391941690/alden-x-leffot-tanker-boot-color-8-shell

 

 

...Google.

post #66275 of 122416

Ahhhhhhhh, I'm good for the night. Thanks.
post #66276 of 122416
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Despite being the darling last for many Alden retailers, my experience on this thread combined with my own personal experience with Barrie reminds me that Barrie may not be for everyone or may be for you--if you're willing to invest in trying multiple pairs on and possibly returning them.

 

I'm a 9D Brannock as well. Most of my Barrie shoes are 8.5Ds. I would say they all fit me well nowadays, but not necessarily at the outset or during a sometimes protracted break-in period. I've occasionally encountered issues in which I felt tightness in the tarsal/vamp area, particularly with shell lwbs worn sockless in the summertime while walking extensively (probably not the best thing to do in the summer; I later discovered unlined suede and found that to be very suitable for summer lounging and walking). All of my 8.5Ds now have more relaxed corkbeds after repeated wear and after wearings around the home, so no problems whatsoever these days with blisters or tightness.

 

This brings me to the issue of boots. You'll read posts here about differences between Barrie-lasted shoes and Barrie-lasted boots. YMMV. Some say there is no difference whatsoever. I happen to be in the camp that finds that an 8.5D is a bit tight for certain boots, which led me to order a few 8.5E boots--much to my satisfaction podiatrically. In my experience, shell--being a material with less give over time as compared with calf--boots tend to feel tighter in similar sizes as compared with calf and suede.

 

I think it's worth it, if you're very interested in a particular boot, to try either an 8.5E or an 8E. I sized down to an 8E for my whiskey lwb (you can probably find my pics somewhere in a search of this thread), and I've found over time that I prefer that fit to my 8.5D lwbs in other shades and materials. FWIW, I recently bought the Greenwich boot in tobacco chamois in an 8E. That boot came in what I believe to be another relatively unyielding, non-stretch material. It was awkwardly tight two weeks ago upon arrival, but it's already loosened up via cork bed relaxation, which allowed me to wear it without discomfort during a 12 hour workday this week. I find the fit now to be comfortingly snug, rather than tight and regret-over-impulse-buy inducing.

 

Best of luck in your search and wear your Aldens in great health!

Let me know if you ever need a new home for the Greenwich chamois. 

post #66277 of 122416
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ravello nst
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Uncle, the nst is looking good. Very nice looking shell.
post #66278 of 122416
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Uncle, the nst is looking good. Very nice looking shell.

Seconded- the blue on tan makes a great pop.

Warm in Baltimore tomorrow, I think it's a suede day.
post #66279 of 122416
It's always boot season in SF



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I picked these up in black not too long ago, and I have a pair of 975s.  There is absolutely no redundancy between these two models save for the word "wing"  The BB "snap" last is much sleeker(fits me like a glove unlike the Barrie particularly the heel) and the balmorals are much more formal/dress oriented whereas the Barrie last and the Blucher tend to lend more towards the casual side of things (still can be worn with a suit based on preference).  both very nice but have a completely different feel regardless of color, and if they had my size I would probably grab a pair in 8 as well.

The BB wingtip bal is on the M-75 last, not snap.  But your comment about sleekness still applies.  However, the eyelets are a strange casual contrast to the dressier purposes of a bal/oxford.  Nevertheless, I still love this wingtip.

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Ravello gunboats for a Thursday


Nice Be! (your laces always add a bit of character to an already bold shell)

post #66282 of 122416
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Indy boots man, every girl likes them
My gf doesn't but she saw my other shooz before too so not an issue

Don't forget all the Indy accessories too!  Women love that jacket and hat combo!

 

See Ya,

Steve

Throw in the whip and you are good to go! :rotflmao:

post #66283 of 122416
To Day the modified SF with new Comando Sole

So i have some newbee questions.
i trie hard to find a Indy or Tanker Boot in 12.5 or 13 (depending the Last) in a brown shell tone.
but i fail.
what is the best way to get one?
did i hve to spend some candys for the Alden gods? there must be a temple!?smile.gif
did this run only about the pre order lists? and how i came thrue it?

questions about questions
post #66284 of 122416
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Let me know if you ever need a new home for the Greenwich chamois. 

Will do, although they look to be a go-to item for rainy days because they are a bit dressier than Indys.

If only I could find folks so willing to take my AE Larchmonts...
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Nice Be! (your laces always add a bit of character to an already bold shell)
Thanks a lot RTP.
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