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post #87406 of 122416
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The brass eyelets are too shiny for me, I usually prefer blind or darker colored eyelets but I am wondering of the brass shine dulls away with wear .

 

They are casual for me - so I have not worn them out enough to notice the sea air having its usual way with brass. They have become matte / egg shell shiny with several wears and no cleaning. I can say that from the front they are much less noticeable due to pant legs. It does appear to be real brass, so for example a belt buckle, it will age due to finger oils and air. The comfort level is excellent, is it even possible too dress up a casual outfit by wearing boots? - yes - that is the awesome juxtaposition / style elevation

post #87407 of 122416
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All three colors are nice. I own the 666, as well as a few others in dark brown suede (sometimes referred to as mocha kid suede). I own models in snuff and tan too. Of the three, snuff is my favorite.

For your stated uses, I would lean towards snuff and tan. However, for me, tan is almost strictly a spring/summer shoe whereas snuff and MKS are year-'rounders.

If you have plenty of snuff in your collection, I think the 666 is a viable option.

+1 on all opinions expressed here and well and succinctly stated.

Thanks for the kind words, fine sir.
post #87408 of 122416
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When Alden DC does a run of Ravello LWB's do they normally go lighter Antique sole or Dark sole? What's the preference around here? I think the Ravello color works well with many options. Torn between Cigar and Ravello LWB. Have had Whiskey LWB but I didn't reach enough for them.
 
Alden DC does them on Dark Edges. See my next post.
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Sorry, have had a busy week...

 

Monday: Plaza Lasted "Indy" Moc Toe Boot in Color 8 from Frans Boone

 

 

 

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Tuesday: Color #8 Tassel from Alden SF. My first Alden!

 

 

 

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Wednesday: Ravello LWB from Alden DC (note the dark edges).

 

 

 

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I hope that you all are doing terrific.

 

-Mike

post #87410 of 122416
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The Snuff Tassels don't interest me. I don't find snuff to be as versatile as others contend that it is.
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(Note: These are the BB variant with foxing on the heel)

Bakes, looking awesome!

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Daytrippers today for a crappy day in the PNW
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Poor beautiful Ravello! Looking good Trunks.

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Just won this pair of Aldens on an ebay auction.

A guy in Australia was selling them, and they happened to be my size.

This will be my first pair of Ravello shells.
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Terrific pick-up, those will be an amazing boot!

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Cloudy sky today ,Natt Cxl.

Those are looking great! Look brand new!

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Whiskey (LHS) Wednesday
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Don, terrific and classy as always.

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#NATCXL

Another beautiful Natty CXL make-up today!

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Saca, terrific pickup. Looks like you learned from the DV.

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cigar ptb
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Uncle, that is just not fair. Those are amazing!

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Joining my buddy bkotsko and Team Natty CXL today. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Looking good, and you were in great company!

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king lwb
argyles otc

Great job rocking your 975s. They do look brand new! :-) Nice buffing.

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Beautiful LHSes, Whiskey I presume?

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Cigar

DV, those look absolutely amazing. Early start today, huh? Adam did you well on those.
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Have any of you guys had an issue with J Crew saying a pair of Aldens were on the barrie last when you know they aren't? I recently picked up the perforated captoe bluchers and have worn them a few times and suddenly realized the toebox is way too tapered to be barrie. None of my other Aldens on the barrie last fit like this. I know I've already worn them but is there anything I can do at this point other than resell them since they don't fit?

I saw this coming which is why I posted a review on the J Crew website. Call J Crew. They're generally pretty good about offering discounts, etc. if they're in error.

I'm absolutely floored at how everyone grasped onto my rinky dink last chart (especially if Alden uses it too!). Maybe they'll make me honorary Last Master.

My friend, you have my vote! biggrin.gif
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Cigar

 

 

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cigar ptb
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Seriously good looking shoes. Can't wait for mine to come in.

 

Mike

post #87413 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Deepak Atreya View Post

Gentlemen,
What do you folks think about this https://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/shoes/AldenForJCrew/PRDOVR~A5017/A5017.jsp  ?
Also any experience with alpine grain and how does it age?

I really like this makeup. My pics are here:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/85589/the-official-alden-thread/83235#post_7166476
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Wednesday: Ravello LWB from Alden DC (note the dark edges).

 

 

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I hope that you all are doing terrific.

 

-Mike

What a beautiful shoe--you should be very proud wearing those.  

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Sorry, have had a busy week...

Monday: Plaza Lasted "Indy" Moc Toe Boot in Color 8 from Frans Boone
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Tuesday: Color #8 Tassel from Alden SF. My first Alden!
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Wednesday: Ravello LWB from Alden DC (note the dark edges).



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I hope that you all are doing terrific.
-Mike

nephew,
looking good
post #87416 of 122416
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Uncle, that is just not fair. Those are amazing!

nephew,
thank you
post #87417 of 122416
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Seriously good looking shoes. Can't wait for mine to come in.

Mike

nephew,
thank you
post #87418 of 122416

PSA: It appears TSM has a cigar LWB in 11D.  FYI.  

post #87419 of 122416
Cigar PTBs for me yesterday as well, although not nearly as fantastic as Uncle's, those are truly amazing...

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Charcoal is not the best combo
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