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Thanks a lot RTP.

Why are we up so early??  I'm trying to catch up on the 200 posts for which I have fallen behind throughout the last week.  Finally caught up! Going back to bed...

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Why are we up so early??  I'm trying to catch up on the 200 posts for which I have fallen behind throughout the last week.  Finally caught up! Going back to bed...
I make the strong coffee, read the WSJ, the NY and London Times, in peace, and watch Joe Scarborough on MSNBC. Get some rest, you look tired.
post #66288 of 122416
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And like this after some Reno, Alden cream, and vigorous brushing......


Love the monks! Nice score.

I need a pair of these. Holding out for a plaza or barrie make-up.
post #66289 of 122416
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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.

Thanks for the correction...............apologies for the misinformation

post #66290 of 122416
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It's always boot season in SF
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You kiddin me??!?! It's boot season anywhere with those beauties. Impressive.
post #66291 of 122416
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You kiddin me??!?! It's boot season anywhere with those beauties. Impressive.

I couldn't have said it better. 

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Love the monks! Nice score.

I need a pair of these. Holding out for a plaza or barrie make-up.

I don't know what these are except that they are not Barrie. If they were, my son would not be getting them as I have wanted a pair of monks for quite some time. Thanks Blue Collar. Good luck in your search.
post #66293 of 122416
Because the eyelets on the BB wingtips are matched, I don't find they make the shoe inappropriate for suits. It has a similar look effect on the Ralph Lauren Marlow PTBs. It is kind of unique, but does't detract from the purpose of the shoes.

Today, I am wearing a Bedale jacket (navy), chinos, v neck sweater, gingham shirt and Alden DC cigar captoe boots (pics later). On the subway across from me, a dude was wearing a Bedale jacket (green), chinos, v neck sweater, gingham shirt and Alden color 8 full strap loafers. frown.gif
Sometimes I think I need to introduce some more uniqueness in my style
post #66294 of 122416
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Because the eyelets on the BB wingtips are matched, I don't find they make the shoe inappropriate for suits. It has a similar look effect on the Ralph Lauren Marlow PTBs. It is kind of unique, but does't detract from the purpose of the shoes.

Today, I am wearing a Bedale jacket (navy), chinos, v neck sweater, gingham shirt and Alden DC cigar captoe boots (pics later). On the subway across from me, a dude was wearing a Bedale jacket (green), chinos, v neck sweater, gingham shirt and Alden color 8 full strap loafers. frown.gif
Sometimes I think I need to introduce some more uniqueness in my style

What would be funny is if your twin was actually a SF member and replied in this thread. 

post #66295 of 122416
Leffot's website is just too dangerous to look around on.

Would you go, for casual/bizcaz:

1. Nat CXL Longwing (double waterlock sole)
2. Nat CXL captoe boot
3. Greenwich Navy CXL shortwing boot

I know the color 8 LWB is always out there, but the black edging seems a littttle more formal than I'm looking for.
post #66296 of 122416
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Leffot's website is just too dangerous to look around on.

Would you go, for casual/bizcaz:

1. Nat CXL Longwing (double waterlock sole)
2. Nat CXL captoe boot
3. Greenwich Navy CXL shortwing boot

I know the color 8 LWB is always out there, but the black edging seems a littttle more formal than I'm looking for.

All great choices and I agree about the need to limit viewing Leffot's site. I don't see the navy Greenwich as being suitable for business casual except on the most casual of all possible occasions. But it looks great and crepe is really comfortable IMO. The natty CXLs are also on the more casual end of bus cas but I think more versatile. I'd get more use out of the boot 8 months per year but none in the summer. LWB is year round. Tough call.
post #66297 of 122416
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Originally Posted by GooseG View Post

Leffot's website is just too dangerous to look around on.

Would you go, for casual/bizcaz:

1. Nat CXL Longwing (double waterlock sole)
2. Nat CXL captoe boot
3. Greenwich Navy CXL shortwing boot

I know the color 8 LWB is always out there, but the black edging seems a littttle more formal than I'm looking for.

Yes, Leffot has some very tempting makeups right now. #2 is on its way to me right now. I love the Barrie on a 270 welt. It is a tough call. Good luck.
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All great choices and I agree about the need to limit viewing Leffot's site. I don't see the navy Greenwich as being suitable for business casual except on the most casual of all possible occasions. But it looks great and crepe is really comfortable IMO. The natty CXLs are also on the more casual end of bus cas but I think more versatile. I'd get more use out of the boot 8 months per year but none in the summer. LWB is year round. Tough call.

It's tough to get a handle on what some would call business casual.

I'm in an engineering office where standard attire can be anything from sportcoat and tie to polo/jeans/boat shoes. We've got a ton of leeway on how to dress.

Definitely leaning towards #1 though- I've been on a boot binge this year, and trying to get rid of some plain toe bluchers, so a durable longwing might be just the thing.
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^ Sounds like the right call then. I'm on a boot bender myself right now and need to think long term as I will not wear come May.
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^ Sounds like the right call then. I'm on a boot bender myself right now and need to think long term as I will not wear come May.

 

Yeah, I think I kind of made up my mind anyway :)

 

TSM and and the AE McAllister are similar, but this is the only one with a waterlock sole, and I don't want to worry about wearing this in the rain. Plus CXL is bulletproof with proper care.

 

Any idea on the turnaround time for these Leffot preorders?

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