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Not very close IMO. The first shot is the Carmina's, Alden Cigar, and King. The Cigar's just came back from being refinished so they are likely the 'new' cigar which is darker than some of the older models. The second shot swaps the King for AE Dalton's.
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Is that Carmina's cognac shell or calfskin? Nice, deep caramel color. Agree that with more red tones it'd be closer to Ravello (at least from pics I've seen).

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I just received my pair of the new J. Crew alpine grain cap toes. They just might be my new favorite pair of shoes, and they look exactly like they do on the website.

However, they are on the Hampton last. The website says Barrie, but I had my suspicions based on the toe box. Fortunately, I wear the same size in the Barrie and Hampton (Hampton is slightly more snug). Great looking shoes for anyone on the fence, but keep the last discrepancy in mind.

That's not good to hear -- that could be a serious sizing issue for many people. I'm going to email J. Crew and see if they can confirm this.
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Originally Posted by REguy View Post

I just received my pair of the new J. Crew alpine grain cap toes. They just might be my new favorite pair of shoes, and they look exactly like they do on the website.

However, they are on the Hampton last. The website says Barrie, but I had my suspicions based on the toe box. Fortunately, I wear the same size in the Barrie and Hampton (Hampton is slightly more snug). Great looking shoes for anyone on the fence, but keep the last discrepancy in mind.

Any pics?
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Originally Posted by sacafotos View Post

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Is that Carmina's cognac shell or calfskin? Nice, deep caramel color. Agree that with more red tones it'd be closer to Ravello (at least from pics I've seen).

Cognac shell, crappy iPhone camera. Thanks for the compliment.
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^Shawn,

Thanks for the extremely helpful pictures. If anything, Carmina's cognac looks closer to ravello than Cigar.

Your welcome. Glad they were helpful.
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Snuff LHS today: THE most comfortable...

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Double post. my apologies.

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Just pulled the trigger on these the other day. Should arrive Monday. These pics affirm my decision! Great looking shoe.

Thanks

Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post


king saddle
cashmere otc
post #83813 of 122416
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Originally Posted by epc2 View Post

Any pics?

They're definitely Hampton regardless of what J Crew might say. The toe is different, the heel counter is different, and the fit is different. Well, different from the Barrie. They look and fit just like all my other Hampton lasted shoes. While I'm usually not hung up on quality control issues with Alden, I might wind up exchanging this pair for another. The right shoe has a large area where the grain didn't quite get stamped fully, and the leather looks almost like dull, brown tissue paper.

It's a cool make-up though. To borrow terminology from the Epaulet thread, they sort of have this grandpa steez about them.


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#8 Dovers in need of some TLC after a few wears.  I've been living in these recently.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Don L View Post

#8 Medallion Cap's


Those look great Don.
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Originally Posted by Don L View Post
 

#8 Medallion Cap's

 

 

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Is that the Alt Wien from Epaulet? I see an antique edge there.

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Alex from Harrison's was kind enough to send me these two pics of the Cigar PTB on Aberdeen.  It's an interesting make-up; looks to be on the formal side with its sleek last, 270  flat welt with closed heel, and what appears to be a single leather sole, but the light or mid-tan welt screams casual.  The shade looks pretty cool, like older Cigar; not very dark unless the lighting of the pic is deceiving.  I would have preferred a double oak sole, but it appears to be single. Not sure yet if I want to pull the trigger??  Any thoughts??  @REguy

 

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^ Plaza
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Originally Posted by sacafotos View Post
 

 

Is that the Alt Wien from Epaulet? I see an antique edge there.

it is indeed

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Snuff LHS today: THE most comfortable...
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Agreed.  Like wearing slippers

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