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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

Hmmmm That's a tough one. It depends on how many casual #8 boots you'd like. I say casual because I feel the DC boots on Grant are a bit dressier than the NST and PCT boots.

Personally, I have the #8 NST and the #8 straight tip boot on Grant. For me, the tanker satisfies all my casual shell boot needs. I won't add anymore casual shell boots.

Thanks Tifosi, I have sold my #8 LS captoe on Plaza and don't have any #8 in the stable. I also on the list for J Gilbert #8 Indy on Plaza last shog[1].gif
post #78122 of 122416
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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post
 

Sorry gentlemen about holding out, but here is the stuff from DC...

 

All the stuff that I picked up...

 

The top of the long shoe horn...

 

The bottom of the long shoe horn... I really like how the horn looks.... :-)

 

Long horn with the short horn.

 

Cigar Cap Toe Blutchers.

 

Closer.

 

Color #8 belt. Made from the new factory with a silver buckle. Sitting on my 975s for color reference.

 

Whiskey Shortwing Balmorals!!! :-D Done in 10.5C...

 

Close up...

 

-Mike

@mdubs - that belt is amazing.  I saw the few Kathy had in person, although they were the 35mm with the brass buckle (I'm assuming the silver buckle is on the narrower version?).  Still, absolutely beautiful belt, in addition to the shoes as well!

post #78123 of 122416
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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post

Good lord mike. That's an amazing haul. I didn't know alden dc had a "65% discount code" leaked last week too. smile.gif
Cigar? whiskey? #2? RAVELLO? All unworn, with leffot dovers coming... icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
That's one legendary spring break.

"65% discount code"???  I didn't know Alden retailers did such a thing--is this for real?

post #78124 of 122416
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Originally Posted by LittleViti View Post
 

"65% discount code"???  I didn't know Alden retailers did such a thing--is this for real?

no

post #78125 of 122416
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Originally Posted by LittleViti View Post
 

"65% discount code"???  I didn't know Alden retailers did such a thing--is this for real?

No. That's a private joke. 

post #78126 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Steel28 View Post

Need some opinion gents,

I have Leffot's Tankers in Color 8 and Alden DC Cigar captoes coming soon. I also have J Crew Color 8 captoe boots that are scheduled to be shipped in early May that I got for 20% off.


Trying to decide if I really need J Crew captoes...

I own the Leffot tankers and the DC Cigar captoes. I have also bought and sold (or am trying to sell) three separate color 8 captoe models (Barrie straight tips from Alden DC, Leffot captoes on antique soles, and the captoes in my sig).

IMO, you could add a dressy cordovan boot to your collection without too much redundancy. The question is does the J Crew boot fit that description. It looks relatively sleek given the flat 360 welt; however, the Barrie last may cause it look casual. If I were you I would add a black boot before adding one in color 8 (Leffot's black naval boot or the 4065), but if you don't like black boots, the color 8 J Crew captoes aren't necessarily a bad add.
Edited by Alcibiades - 4/7/14 at 11:54am
post #78127 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Handcuffed View Post

does anyone have in-the-wild pictures of TSM's dark tan?



that stock photo makes their dark tan almost look like ravello...

Here you go...

post #78128 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

I own the Leffot tankers and the DC Cigar captoes. I have also bought and sold (or am trying to sell) three separate color 8 captoe models (Barrie straight tips from Alden DC, Leffot captoes on antique soles, and the captoes in my sig).

IMO, you could add a dressy cordovan boot to your collection without too much redundancy. The question is does the J Crew boot fit that description. It looks relatively sleek given the flat 360 welt; however, the Barrie last may may it look casual. If I were you I would add a black boot before adding one in color 8 (Leffot's black naval boot or the 4065), but if you don't like black boots, the color 8 J Crew captoes aren't necessarily a bad add.

Thanks for your feedback as well, Alcibiades. I have no plans for Alden black shell right now. Might just go with J Crew PCT and take my name off J Gilbert Indy list (Plaza).
post #78129 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Steel28 View Post

Thanks for your feedback as well, Alcibiades. I have no plans for Alden black shell right now. Might just go with J Crew PCT and take my name off J Gilbert Indy list (Plaza).
Even though they are different lasts, I would and have found shell Tankers and shell Indys too redundant. Once I got my Tankers I sold off my shell Indys.
post #78130 of 122416
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

Even though they are different lasts, I would and have found shell Tankers and shell Indys too redundant. Once I got my Tankers I sold off my shell Indys.

That's exactly what my thoughts are. Email to Yenni is on it's way. I'd rather someone else enjoy those and know in advance that they get it.
post #78131 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

I own the Leffot tankers and the DC Cigar captoes. I have also bought and sold (or am trying to sell) three separate color 8 captoe models (Barrie straight tips from Alden DC, Leffot captoes on antique soles, and the captoes in my sig).

IMO, you could add a dressy cordovan boot to your collection without too much redundancy. The question is does the J Crew boot fit that description. It looks relatively sleek given the flat 360 welt; however, the Barrie last may may it look casual. If I were you I would add a black boot before adding one in color 8 (Leffot's black naval boot or the 4065), but if you don't like black boots, the color 8 J Crew captoes aren't necessarily a bad add.
. It's a 270 welt just FYI. At $533, I'd do it, but I am biased as I like boots and have the JCrew boot (and paid full price for it).
post #78132 of 122416
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post


Even though they are different lasts, I would and have found shell Tankers and shell Indys too redundant. Once I got my Tankers I sold off my shell Indys.

I have both the plaza indy and Leffot barrie tanker with antique edge. I find the tanker looks much more casual than the shell indy on plaza, so I've kept them both and love them almost equally.

post #78133 of 122416
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Originally Posted by budapest12 View Post

. It's a 270 welt just FYI. At $533, I'd do it, but I am biased as I like boots and have the JCrew boot (and paid full price for it).

thanks, I would pay the full price as well but at slightly discounted price I like it even better.

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Originally Posted by ErikW View Post

I have both the plaza indy and Leffot barrie tanker with antique edge. I find the tanker looks much more casual than the shell indy on plaza, so I've kept them both and love them almost equally.


Glad you enjoy both Erik.

As for me..not on the list anymore

post #78134 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

Looks like Context got its latest shipment of boots in, including Color 8 tankers. I see one pair of tankers is available in 10D. I don't expect them to last long...

Just got an email back from Context. Alas, the Tankers have not actually arrived. The pair of 10D that popped up online over the weekend were from a "limited shop floor stock". There is still no news on when Alden will make the delivery which was due in Feb...

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ffffuuuu.gif Alden!
post #78135 of 122416
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

What do my Alden brethren wear with shorts in the spring/ summer besides loafers? My feet don't do well with loafer sizing. Any bluchers? Maybe the suede dovers? I wanted to go to shoe for warmer months. I thought about just wearing my brown CXL dovers. I'm pretty casual in the warmer months with usually shorts and V neck tee or something. I wore my Whiskey LWB once last year with shorts and I was self concious all day, haha.

For me:
whiskey LHS
unlined suede PTB - tan or snuff
some old AE boat shoes get worn from time to time
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