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These look great! With shells seemingly getting darker as of late, for my tastes the new cigar is no where near the older color. It is simply way too dark and not that different from Color #8. The older medium tone cigar with olive undertones is simply stunning. I have narrowly missed out like 4 different times. It is my favorite shell color, and yet I don't own any. I will need to stay steadfast in my search for used I guess...

post #68057 of 122416
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Originally Posted by ILoveSportCoats View Post

Yes that is exactly the misalignment on my shoe! except I would say there is a bit more space on my shoe than on yours. I think I will take your advice on keeping the shoes then.

Is the alignment just not important or what, it just seems strange to me if you say this issue is common.

I will post a pic later today.

Keep the shoe. If you wear them regularly (e.g., at least once a week), and walk a couple miles each time, I'm sure you'll need to have the toplift replaced in a year or so.
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Looking to find a pair of these captoe boots. I believe they're color #8 on what looks to be a Grant last. What's the best way to find them to order? Also- How might I go about sizing them in Orlando fl
post #68059 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post


There are a ton of cordovan captoe boot models. I recommend collecting them in a variety of colors / soles. Don't forget black.

J Crew - color 8 (dark edge), Barrie last, perforated captoe, double leather sole, flat welt, speedhooks,
Leffot Naval - color 8 (antique edge) / black, Barrie last, perforated captoe, double leather sole, flat welt, all eyelets
Leather Soul - color 8 (dark edge) / cigar (antique edge), Trubalance last, perforated captoe, double waterlock sole, flat welt, all eyelets
Alden NYC / The Shoe Mart / Citishoes - color 8 (dark edge) / black, Grant last, straight tip captoe, double leather sole, flat welt, all eyelets
Alden DC - color 8 (dark edge) / black / cigar (antique edge), Grant last, straight tip captoe, commando sole, flat welt, speedhooks
Alden SF - color 8 (dark edge) / black, Barrie last, straight tip captoe, double leather sole, flat welt, speedhooks
J Gilbert - color 8 (dark edge), Plaza last, straight tip captoe, commando sole, flat welt, speedhooks
Alden of Carmel - black, Barrie last, straight tip cptoe, commando sole, flat welt, speedhooks
Frans Boone Parajumpter - color 8 (dark edge), Grant last, straight tip captoe, double leather sole, flat welt, speedhooks, brass hardware
Tassels Hunting Boot - color 8 (dark edge) / black / ravello, Barrie last, straight tip captoe, double leather sole, flat welt, speedhooks
Leffot Day Tripper - ravello, Grant last, straight tip captoe, double waterlock sole, flat welt, speedhooks
Unionmade Goods Kirkwood - color 8 (dark edge), black, ravello, Barrie last, straight tip captoe, commando sole, flat welt, speedhooks

 

 

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Looking to find a pair of these captoe boots. I believe they're color #8 on what looks to be a Grant last. What's the best way to find them to order? Also- How might I go about sizing them in Orlando fl

The above post should give you a good start.  The sizing is hit and miss, different for each person.  Buy two pairs, and return 1 is my best suggestion.  Buying Alden's often involves jumping through many hoops, so be ready to do so.

post #68060 of 122416
Alden lovers,
Come over to the Charity Auction thread and get in on the bidding for a pair of Alden chukkas from Need Supply:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/371247/auction-thread-for-the-styleforum-2013-holiday-charity-drive-for-the-ronald-mcdonald-house/120#post_6777329

This may be of particular interest to non-US bidders, as you'll be able to get these shipped to you, whereas normally Need Supply can't ship Aldens internationally. A great opportunity to get some kick-ass shoes while giving to a worth cause, the Ronald McDonald House.
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Looking to find a pair of these captoe boots. I believe they're color #8 on what looks to be a Grant last. What's the best way to find them to order? Also- How might I go about sizing them in Orlando fl


Your only hope of someone having a pair of Alden's to try on would be in Winter Park. John Craig used to carry them as well as Down East (both in Winter Park) however Alden no longer lists them as an authorized retailer. It'll be hard to find Alden's down here. Florida is the land of square-toe'd bicycle toe crappy mens shoes.

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Commencing Mac break-in method on today's arrival: color 8 Dover unlined PTB from Leffot. Comfiest shell shoes out of the box given the flex soles and the unlined nature of the shoe. Most of my shells upon arrival felt stiff and some have even felt uncomfortable until break-in. These PTBs feel like they could be worn for miles and miles. Went with the 8.5Es instead of defaulting to my usual 8.5D barrie size. Fit is a bit roomy, but with no heel slippage even without tying them as tightly as possible. Arguably room for an insole.

 

I'm convinced the only ways I can achieve a Mac-like shine are either taking pics just out of the box or photoshop.

 

 

 

I hereby retract any statements I've made on this thread about PTBs being too simplistic and unexciting.

 

Will try to post comparison pics of the Dover unlineds vs my cigar ptb when I have a chance.

 

Happy Friday, gents!

post #68063 of 122416
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Commencing Mac break-in method on today's arrival: color 8 Dover unlined PTB from Leffot. Comfiest shell shoes out of the box given the flex soles and the unlined nature of the shoe. Most of my shells upon arrival felt stiff and some have even felt uncomfortable until break-in. These PTBs feel like they could be worn for miles and miles. Went with the 8.5Es instead of defaulting to my usual 8.5D barrie size. Fit is a bit roomy, but with no heel slippage even without tying them as tightly as possible. Arguably room for an insole.

I'm convinced the only ways I can achieve a Mac-like shine are either taking pics just out of the box or photoshop.




I hereby retract any statements I've made on this thread about PTBs being too simplistic and unexciting.

Will try to post comparison pics of the Dover unlineds vs my cigar ptb when I have a chance.

Happy Friday, gents!

You are forgiven. But please don't let it happen again. biggrin.gif

Nice shoes.
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You are forgiven. But please don't let it happen again. biggrin.gif

Nice shoes.

Seven, my inner-child-who-went-through-thirteen-years-of-catholic-school thanks you. While we're on the topic of plain toes, I'm now aware that we don't see that many pics of plain toed ankle height boots (not including chukkas). I recently dropped the ball on making a play for a pair of cigar plain toed boots being sold by one of our brethren and am beginning to wonder if I will feel the sting of regret even more acutely. Anything to distract myself from the longing for a rare-colored shell wingtip boot, I guess.

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Looking to find a pair of these captoe boots. I believe they're color #8 on what looks to be a Grant last. What's the best way to find them to order? Also- How might I go about sizing them in Orlando fl

Yes, those appear to be the captoe #8s on the Grant last. Usually the general sizing advice here helps, but as I personally own the Grant boot in cigar, I will tell you that of all of the lasts, nothing is more personal than the Grant. Most folks will tell you to order a half size up from your Barrie, but after trying on every size and width iteration at Alden DC, I went with a full size up from my Barrie size.

As for where to find them, I saw them at The Shoe Mart less than two weeks ago.
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First time out with jcrew cap-toe natty commando sole
post #68067 of 122416
What a Day....

Most of you know the closeness between great Things and the Hell on Earth.

First of all i have 2 daughters with my wife and to Day We was by the doc because my wife is pregnent again. Not One, no We will getting twins! One Girl and a Boy . Great News.

After this i took my Naval Boots in #8 for bringing it back to the store because 7! Speedhoocks ripped of in 7 Weeks. So my Hope was a repair or a trade. But it is so dificult to finde Alden Cordovan Boots (especialy in my size 12.5 Barrie Last 13 Rest) in Germany/Europe.
So there was no trading posibility because the size was of. And no repair of Nonsens reasons.

So i get my mony back but now i have One 1!!! Pair of Shell Alden Boots and this is a verry Bad Situation.

So it is hard to be sad with the First News, but i have in minde that the King Color is gone.
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Looking to find a pair of these captoe boots. I believe they're color #8 on what looks to be a Grant last. What's the best way to find them to order? Also- How might I go about sizing them in Orlando fl

they are here (dont know your size): http://www.theshoemart.com/alden-mens_cap_toe_boot_shell_cordovan_color_8/pvc-ald-mxsb-4060_ald_m_cap_toe_boot_shell_cordovan.html#full_prod_info
post #68069 of 122416
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Looking to find a pair of these captoe boots. I believe they're color #8 on what looks to be a Grant last. What's the best way to find them to order? Also- How might I go about sizing them in Orlando fl

You might check to see if The Shoe Mart has your expected size in stock.  (I'm a little surprised that it has not been suggested yet):puzzled: 

 

 

Also, What is the difference between the Unlined Dover PTB and the 990?  Does anyone know where I can get the Unlined Dover PTB?  Also, if anyone has any pics of some brand new Unlined Dover PTBs with antique edge trim, I would sure appreciate you sharing them.

 

(I'm curious how they would look with Selvedged denim with rolled cuffs and striped socks, ideally I'd like to see a shot of this ensemble from a POV legs crossed perspective)

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Looking to find a pair of these captoe boots. I believe they're color #8 on what looks to be a Grant last. What's the best way to find them to order? Also- How might I go about sizing them in Orlando fl

Alden of DC sells the commando sole version.
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