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post #68251 of 122416
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Originally Posted by BeSpiffington View Post


Uncle, I really the six eyelet chuka. In #8 they truly reign supreme.

Really hoping that the J Gilbert 6 eyelet #8 with commando sole gets confirmed by Alden. I know they requested it some time ago. It would probably be one of my most worn pairs if it happens.

post #68252 of 122416
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king chukkas
cashmere otc
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I really like the hair of the Cashmere ... gives me the idea of the mountains ...

post #68253 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Dbc0919 View Post

Does Alden us JR soles? Heard it mentioned a couple of times but haven't found any support elsewhere.
Also, Jos A. Bank shoe trees are $8.50 with free shipping right now. I know these have been mentioned by other forum members in the past but the thread search function is maddening and I can't located any comments. What is the verdict on these in both quality and cost?
Cedar shoe racks are $11.90 as well.

 

I have several pair from Jos A Bank and can't tell a difference fom other brands including Allen Edmonds or those from Leather Soul.....as a follow-up questions, does anyone size down on trees for suede shoes such as LHS, PTBs or chukkas?

post #68254 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

Gents,

Pick three of four to keep...
Cigar Longwings with Antique Soles
Alden 975 (Color 8 longwings with dark sole)
Leffot Color 8 Longwings with antique sole
Leffot Color 8 / Alpine Grain Saddle Shoes


I keep:
Cigar Longwings with Antique Soles
Alden 975 (Color 8 longwings with dark sole)
Leffot Color 8 Longwings with antique sole
post #68255 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

Gents,

Pick three of four to keep...

Cigar Longwings with Antique Soles
Alden 975 (Color 8 longwings with dark sole)
Leffot Color 8 Longwings with antique sole
Leffot Color 8 / Alpine Grain Saddle Shoes

Cigar
975
saddle
post #68256 of 122416
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Originally Posted by ATLVol View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dbc0919 View Post

Does Alden us JR soles? Heard it mentioned a couple of times but haven't found any support elsewhere.

Also, Jos A. Bank shoe trees are $8.50 with free shipping right now. I know these have been mentioned by other forum members in the past but the thread search function is maddening and I can't located any comments. What is the verdict on these in both quality and cost?

Cedar shoe racks are $11.90 as well.

I have several pair from Jos A Bank and can't tell a difference fom other brands including Allen Edmonds or those from Leather Soul.....as a follow-up questions, does anyone size down on trees for suede shoes such as LHS, PTBs or chukkas?

JAB trees are literally the same trees as AE trees.
JAB racks are literally the same racks as AE racks.
They are all made by Woodlore, which happens to be an AE company.
The prices above are almost criminal.

Regarding the question posed, I do not size down on trees.
post #68257 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Dbc0919 View Post

Does Alden us JR soles? Heard it mentioned a couple of times but haven't found any support elsewhere.
Also, Jos A. Bank shoe trees are $8.50 with free shipping right now. I know these have been mentioned by other forum members in the past but the thread search function is maddening and I can't located any comments. What is the verdict on these in both quality and cost?
Cedar shoe racks are $11.90 as well.

According to BNelson, the answer is yes for Alden's shell models.
post #68258 of 122416

DBC, thanks for the PSA on the JosABank sale. Just picked up 2 racks, after judging from the pic that they are the same as my AE woodlore racks. Thanks as well to zippyh, who pointed out the rack extenders that one can use to elevate racks to accommodate stacking for multiple boot levels.

 

Guess this means I can continue with the boot-buying spell. Speaking of which, is the following a sign of excessive desperation or a creative stop-gap measure: Instead of praying for a cigar wt boot, I've been considering either buying the AE dalton in chocolate calf or inquiring to see if there is a cigar-like shell that I can have done MTO. Other than the Haight chelsea, I've never bought AE boots. Is this recommended? Or should I simply sit tight and keep fingers crossed (especially because I can get the consolation prize of a brown cxl wt boot in April from AoC)?

 

Blaming extra room in shoe racks for additional Alden purchases: yet another flimsy excuse to be scoffed at by our significant others.

post #68259 of 122416
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Originally Posted by docalden2013 View Post
Speaking of which, is the following a sign of excessive desperation or a creative stop-gap measure: Instead of praying for a cigar wt boot, I've been considering either buying the AE dalton in chocolate calf or inquiring to see if there is a cigar-like shell that I can have done MTO. 

 

can also look at C&J for a dark brown MTO wingtip boot. or even the RL option that I think NAMOR has

 

lindrick avail here on the forum in a couple sizes. I have no stake in this ad

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/368444/new-shipment-november-13-rl-cordovan-rlpl-and-boots#post_6773918

post #68260 of 122416

^ RL Lindrick Boot.  Beautiful and can periodically be had on sale.

post #68261 of 122416

I like the look of the Lindrick with the exception of one thing: it has this extra brogueing line on the quarters. I'm not saying it's unattractive, but for me it's a bit of a departure from Alden's typical aesthetic when it comes to wingtip boots. Is anyone else's eye thrown off by the extra detail?

 

Not saying it's a dealbreaker, just something that might require an adjustment.

 

That said, they are certainly going to be an improvement on the AE calf option and quite possibly the shell one too.

 

Thanks for the suggestions!

post #68262 of 122416
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Originally Posted by docalden2013 View Post

DBC, thanks for the PSA on the JosABank sale. Just picked up 2 racks, after judging from the pic that they are the same as my AE woodlore racks. Thanks as well to zippyh, who pointed out the rack extenders that one can use to elevate racks to accommodate stacking for multiple boot levels.

Guess this means I can continue with the boot-buying spell. Speaking of which, is the following a sign of excessive desperation or a creative stop-gap measure: Instead of praying for a cigar wt boot, I've been considering either buying the AE dalton in chocolate calf or inquiring to see if there is a cigar-like shell that I can have done MTO. Other than the Haight chelsea, I've never bought AE boots. Is this recommended? Or should I simply sit tight and keep fingers crossed (especially because I can get the consolation prize of a brown cxl wt boot in April from AoC)?

Blaming extra room in shoe racks for additional Alden purchases: yet another flimsy excuse to be scoffed at by our significant others.

Get the brown shell C&J for RL Lindrick boot. It is one of the best looking shell boots IMO - regardless of maker.

If you get the AE Dalton boot, get it custom made in brown shell.
post #68263 of 122416
The sheet of ice on my driveway this morning was no match for my AF53's.
post #68264 of 122416
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Originally Posted by FENWAY View Post

The sheet of ice on my driveway this morning was no match for my AF53's. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Yes, definitely no match at all. Great looking boots FENWAY.
post #68265 of 122416
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Originally Posted by BeSpiffington View Post

Uncle, I really the six eyelet chuka. In #8 they truly reign supreme.

nephew,
thank you
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