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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.

One of my favorite boot models is my color 8 plaintoe high boot from JGilbert on the Plaza, commando soles. I have mentioned on this thread before that the said plaintoe model, IMO, is perhaps the single best Alden boot for showing off the qualities of shell cordovan. Now if only I could find that exact boot in cigar or ravello ..................
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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.gif  


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)

Bakes!! Why I oughtta...wink.gif
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First time out with jcrew cap-toe natty commando sole

Oo, very nice. I'm on the fence between these and DonL's natty cxl wingtip boots. I almost pulled the trigger this week, but went ptb instead after thinking there might not be a need for a natty cxl boot (which I'd want to patina quickly toward a darker brown) if I'm getting the AofC brown cxl wt boot in April. Do I need a natty boot? Convince me, Verbal.
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I have brown Indys and the natty is a different beast all together. I think natural is the best of everything each pair becomes a different color as it ages. Brown does not but I love brown.
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Happy Friday!

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Cigar LHS.

-Mike

excellent looking.

 

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Suede Shortwings today

 

 

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great looking short wings.

 

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Black captoe boots on Grant. Wet outside, business casual until 5, will throw on a blazer and tie for an event tonight, these boots are appropriate for all of these situations. The 4060/4065 are great models...

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nice looking shell boots.

 

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perfect

 

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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!

thats an exciting pair of shoes. congrats

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If they have another size, you could exchange but may end up with another minor issue that isn't on the bottom. Here's a recent one for me, and it is solid. No issues on older ones that had more wear.

 

 

Hey SV,

 

I came home and took some pics of the exterior sole of the Alden:

 

 

 

Turns out the gap in our shoes is almost identical. Maybe they are from the same cobbler? Or maybe they are from a new intern?

 

Is this quality control passable?

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Hey SV,

 

I came home and took some pics of the exterior sole of the Alden:

 

Turns out the gap in our shoes is almost identical. Maybe they are from the same cobbler? Or maybe they are from a new intern?

 

Is this quality control passable?

 

If they have another in your size, just exchange if it bothers you. A dovetail with nails...it's not going anywhere. No one will ever notice the slight gap (black liquid nails would hide if cleanly applied & worn). The few I've had like this were never considered "seconds".

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Wear the shooz ... Jeez
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Wear the shooz ... Jeez

+1,000,000 cheers.gif
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I have brown Indys and the natty is a different beast all together. I think natural is the best of everything each pair becomes a different color as it ages. Brown does not but I love brown.

Just when I thought I was out, Alden pulls me back in...

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Just when I thought I was out, Alden pulls me back in...
Out...haha...good one!
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I have brown Indys and the natty is a different beast all together. I think natural is the best of everything each pair becomes a different color as it ages. Brown does not but I love brown.

I have a pair of natural cxl PTBs on the way....anyone have a picture of this make-up after some wear?
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how does Trubalance last fit? i am an 11 in plaza and 10.5 in barrie
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^ 10.5
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^ 10.5

thank you
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