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On the phone with J. Crew now . . . the SA is not aware of any code that would give people 25% off Aldens, cardmember or no.  And, she tells me that the "helloworld" code is only available in Canada.  So, fitchottie, I'd say you may have benefited from their mistake!

I spoke to Amanda... She found the code for me.

 

Do you know what the code is?

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Nice offer at J Crew! Thanks for the info gents.

Just placed an order for color 8 captoe boots in size 8H. Shipping is in May but at $533 how can I complain, right?happy.gif
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Full and Fair Disclosure:

 

I just got an email from Leffot announcing that the Cooney Boot is back.

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Full and Fair Disclosure:

I just got an email from Leffot announcing that the Cooney Boot is back.

Limited sizes are left, though

I may get in on the next preorder
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Limited sizes are left, though

I may get in on the next preorder

 

 

It's such a great boot. I recommend it. 

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Do you know what the code is?

She said she couldn't tell me.
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Cordovan looks dressy to me...
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Today's dress boots



Alden 4065 shell cordovan
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Cordovan looks dressy to me...
I believe that is more due do the style than the material. Personally.
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Today's dress boots
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Alden 4065 shell cordovan
I'm surprised you wear such dressy boots with such casual pants, Namor.... biggrin.gif
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Today's dress boots



Alden 4065 shell cordovan
Is that 3sixteen denim?
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Shell cordovan isn't a dressy material anyway, so I'm not sure what most people are so concerned about.

I don't really agree with this - cordovan, made into dress shoes, is as dressy as any other dress shoe leather. Some of my most worn cordovans (9016, BB wingtips, color 8 LHS, ravello tassels) are undeniably dressy. However, cordovan, made in casual styles, makes a great "smart casual" leather.

 

 

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Cordovan looks dressy to me...
I believe that is more due do the style than the material. Personally.

I think that was the point Alcibiades was trying to make.  For the most part, the make-up of the shoe determines its dressiness, and shell cordovan will not detract from that.  I concur.

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I believe that is more due do the style than the material. Personally.

True, but you read often across the forum (in other boot threads, in the Classic Menswear forum, etc) that cordovan is "less formal" than calf, "not ideal for dress shoes" or that it's not a "dress leather." Alden has been making dress shoes out of cordovan for bankers and lawyers for 70 years (first the tassel loafer, then balmorals and such), so I don't really understand this somewhat common comment.
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I'm surprised you wear such dressy boots with such casual pants, Namor.... biggrin.gif

Tifosi! Mah 4065 brotha, I even gave them a polish. Check out that bulled toe!
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^^Agreed. The 'rule' that shell is less dressy is illogical.  Those same sites will say a key factor in telling level of dress is smoothness and shininess of the shoe but then say oh except for shell, because... it's shell.

 

cite: http://oldleathershoe.com/wordpress/?p=304

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