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As you should!
Styling as always, DV.
Thank you ironclad.
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Yet another DV acquisition that fell through my hands. Lookin' tremendous my friend!!
Thank you rtp.
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I'm convinced Mr DV is a wealthy gardener IRL.
I wish.
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Great boots- I love the bar lacing, but have given up on it for day to day wear on my all eyelet boots. Too time consuming to tighten and keep all the laces nicely flat.
Details on the pants? Rrl?
Thank you. The lacing is a real pain. Takes forever, but I really like the look.
The pants are by epaulet. I love their garments.
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The snuff tassels look amazing.  I tossed and turned over whether to snag a pair.  I went with the lined PTB in brown suede.  Absolutely love this shoe...

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I may have to hit the BB store again for the tassels.

 

This is incredible...  four pairs of new Aldens in three weeks, and not one is shell... never would have thunk it!

 

RTP - those snuff Dovers look great! Did you go with your Barrie size? I got a pair in my Brannock size (9.5D) and with it being suede, it is difficult to confirm whether I need to go down to 9D (my Barrie size in my 975's). They fit fine once I lace them up, but it seems there is some extra length in the toebox.

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If anyone spots a pair of cigar LWBs in a 12D, be a sport and PM me please nod[1].gif


Was in Alden SF yesterday and they have some cigar LWBs...not sure which sizes other than 7.5D though.  They also had some unlined loden chukkas on sale for about $350; again, not sure of available sizes.


Really? I went in last Friday or Thursday and when I asked about shell they said only black and color 8 frown.gif

Maybe they thought I wasn't serious? I really hope not. That's exactly my size (7.5D).

Ugh.
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RTP - those snuff Dovers look great! Did you go with your Barrie size? I got a pair in my Brannock size (9.5D) and with it being suede, it is difficult to confirm whether I need to go down to 9D (my Barrie size in my 975's). They fit fine once I lace them up, but it seems there is some extra length in the toebox.

I can say with confidence that they are on the barrie last.  If you have tried any of the unlined dovers/PTBs on barrie, this BB suede PTB fits identically (even though these are fully lined; you wouldn't be able to tell the difference).  That said, the unlined version and this BB version maybe a smidge more narrow than the standard barrie lasted shoe (i.e. 990/975), but not enough for me to size differently.  If you do go up a half size, I suppose you run into the problem of too much length.  Unfortunately BB does not have any wide sizes available.  If you like the width of your 9.5D, I would return them and order a pair of 9E from Alden SF or DC.  They should have your size in stock.  I suppose you can call them to be sure.

 

Good luck to you!

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Throwing down the Happy Whiskey Wednesday!!

 

 

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Throwing down the Happy Whiskey Wednesday!!

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Those look like Caramel candy! Delish!
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A natural light pic of the King Tassels this morn.
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A natural light pic of the King Tassels this morn.
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They are glowing.

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I can't stand how much it has been raining recently. I tend to avoid wearing my shell (leather sole or commando) when it is raining. Do people wear their shell in the rain? Should I suck it up and just apply Defender and wear them out when it is raining? I have some great shell boots and shoes but it seems I rarely wear them with the amount of rain (and previous to that, snow) that we have been getting where I live.

Just like most of those who have replied, I wear my shell cordovan in the rain, snow, sleet, slush, ice, and salt and don't treat them with anything like Defender. I do make sure to brush them off thoroughly each evening though. I've had no ill effects from the elements.
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A natural light pic of the King Tassels this morn. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Tassels look great but that is a killer combination. Well done Saz.
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Cigar LHS

 

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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post
 

I can say with confidence that they are on the barrie last.  If you have tried any of the unlined dovers/PTBs on barrie, this BB suede PTB fits identically (even though these are fully lined; you wouldn't be able to tell the difference).  That said, the unlined version and this BB version maybe a smidge more narrow than the standard barrie lasted shoe (i.e. 990/975), but not enough for me to size differently.  If you do go up a half size, I suppose you run into the problem of too much length.  Unfortunately BB does not have any wide sizes available.  If you like the width of your 9.5D, I would return them and order a pair of 9E from Alden SF or DC.  They should have your size in stock.  I suppose you can call them to be sure.

 

Good luck to you!

 

FWIW, the suede unlined dovers required me to go up to an E width even though they are Barrie lasted. I was told at the NYC store that they frequently size people up a width from their normal Barrie because the suede is able to be pulled more tightly across the vamp than calf, shell, or even the unlined CXL. 

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I'm joining bkotsko in celebrating Whiskey Wednesday.

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cigar

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New AE Mora 2.0 in bourbon next to #8 LWB.  Both lovely colors

 

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