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Get the color 8 version. It's a makeup that really shows it off. I'd save black for a dressier boot model like a captoe - DC's on Grant or the AOC version on Barrie. Or a Leffot naval boot. I think you want the color 8 and just kind of feel like you are supposed to throw a black boot in. I don't think this is the time though.

I agree. Black conceals the design a little bit. I prefer black on simple designs. That said I do see a Black LWB someday in my future. :-)

-Mike
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ravello lhs
argyles otc
post #70368 of 122416
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ravello lhs
argyles otc
Uncle, you always make Aldens best look their best.
post #70369 of 122416
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I would like the forums collective thoughts on the following.  Tomorrow I am going to order a pair of Alden Shell LWB Boots with Commando Soles.  My dilemma is whether to get them in Black or Color 8. 
Currently I own 

Alden Shell NST/Tanker Boot Color 8
Alden Shell Chukka Color 8
Alden Low Vamp Loafer Color 8
Peal/C&J Shell Cap Toe Boots about Color 4ish
Hanover Shell LWB (20 years old)  Color 8ish (love them but they are ready for an upgrade to new LWB)

Hanover Black Shell LWB (20 yrs. old and kind of small on me, ready for an upgrade, I use these as bad weather shoes)
Allen Edmonds Black Shell Randolph loafer

I realize I need a new and quality black shoe or boot and I keep telling myself that common sense should cause me to order this new boot in black shell.  That said, I can't really find a good picture of the boot in black and the pictures I have seen in color 8 are stunning.  I feel as if I will be wasting $700 if I buy the boot in black and that it will be easier for me to find a suitable black LWB on eBay or the SF sales forum for less money.  


Please share your thoughts.

Black. You have no black boots. You have 3 burgundy shell boots.
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+1.  Aside from SFTGs logic, I'm of the belief that all models that look great in Color 8 also look great in black.  This explains why many of this thread own various makeups in both colors.

post #70371 of 122416

Only get black if you like black not only because its different.  

post #70372 of 122416
I like the plain toe boot in black shell
post #70373 of 122416
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Originally Posted by coinopcollector View Post
 

I would like the forums collective thoughts on the following.  Tomorrow I am going to order a pair of Alden Shell LWB Boots with Commando Soles.  My dilemma is whether to get them in Black or Color 8. 
 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Currently I own

 

Alden Shell NST/Tanker Boot Color 8

Alden Shell Chukka Color 8

Alden Low Vamp Loafer Color 8

Peal/C&J Shell Cap Toe Boots about Color 4ish

Hanover Shell LWB (20 years old)  Color 8ish (love them but they are ready for an upgrade to new LWB)

 

Hanover Black Shell LWB (20 yrs. old and kind of small on me, ready for an upgrade, I use these as bad weather shoes)

Allen Edmonds Black Shell Randolph loafer

 

I realize I need a new and quality black shoe or boot and I keep telling myself that common sense should cause me to order this new boot in black shell.  That said, I can't really find a good picture of the boot in black and the pictures I have seen in color 8 are stunning.  I feel as if I will be wasting $700 if I buy the boot in black and that it will be easier for me to find a suitable black LWB on eBay or the SF sales forum for less money.


Please share your thoughts.

do you like both colors equally? if you do, please disregard the rest of my opinion.

 

i prefer #8 to black.

I would buy the boots i like the best, not the ones in the color i'm missing.

i would also buy a 4th or 5th boot in my favorite color before i paid full retail for boots i don't absolutely love.

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ravello lhs
argyles otc

uncle mac, i think your ravello lhs must be taking steroids. they look so good. im going to use some hgh on  mine next time i brush them.

post #70375 of 122416
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do you like both colors equally? if you do, please disregard the rest of my opinion.

i prefer #8 to black.
I would buy the boots i like the best, not the ones in the color i'm missing.
i would also buy a 4th or 5th boot in my favorite color before i paid full retail for boots i don't absolutely love.

+1. Captures my thoughts perfectly. Related, when I think of a longwing, I always thing of brogueing going all the way to the back of the shoe. I've never seen this design in a boot. Can you share the name of the retailer?
post #70376 of 122416
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Uncle, you always make Aldens best look their best.

nephew,
thank you
post #70377 of 122416
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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post

uncle mac, i think your ravello lhs must be taking steroids. they look so good. im going to use some hgh on  mine next time i brush them.

nephew,
thank you
post #70378 of 122416
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+1. Captures my thoughts perfectly. Related, when I think of a longwing, I always thing of brogueing going all the way to the back of the shoe. I've never seen this design in a boot. Can you share the name of the retailer?

I think he meant SW boots, not LWB.
post #70379 of 122416
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black cap toe
argyles otc

Is that the same pair that you are selling in your blogspot or is that just a newer pair?
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