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Looks great! grey wilshires I am assuming?

Thanks.

Yes sir. They are my favorite at the moment.

 

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I still do not get the whole anti-black shoe/boot thing, I think it is rather comical actually. Great looking boots

I couldn't agree more.

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Natty CXL kinda day for me



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Thanks.

Yes sir. They are my favorite at the moment.

 

 

I love mine as well. They are so freaking comfortable. My only complaint is that I wish they were slightly more tapered from the knee with a smaller leg opening

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Natty CXL kinda day for me

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I like these boots, Ryden

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Recent Ravello LWB. Pictures please? I want to see if it's dark like Cigar .
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I still do not get the whole anti-black shoe/boot thing, I think it is rather comical actually. Great looking boots!

It's actually kind of bizarre. I have a lot of black Alden models (captoe boots, tanker boot, captoe bals, NST shoe, PTB). They are actually some of my most complimented shoes and are very versatile. Based on actual wear, I get more use out of my black cordovans than cigar, whiskey, ravello, etc. I am really looking to add a black brogue at some point as well. The 9751 may be it.
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I wear my Black BB unlined Penny's year round with everything.
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Picked up the #8 LWB about a month ago and it was perfect.  Just received the natty cxl LWB and I have been waiting on them in my size for a few months.    Both shoes are up against the wall.... thoughts on the offset of the left shoe.

 

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Originally Posted by Kahuna75 View Post

I still do not get the whole anti-black shoe/boot thing

+1, my next shell will be black.
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I see black as formal, I love black shoes if I'm wearing a suit or a tux. With casual wear, Its just not my thing.

 

If I were to buy black Alden's it would likely be a captoe cadet shoe (JCrew)  to replace my park avenues.

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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

It's actually kind of bizarre. I have a lot of black Alden models (captoe boots, tanker boot, captoe bals, NST shoe, PTB). They are actually some of my most complimented shoes and are very versatile. Based on actual wear, I get more use out of my black cordovans than cigar, whiskey, ravello, etc. I am really looking to add a black brogue at some point as well. The 9751 may be it.

Not a bad choice, I have a 9751 in production. I also really like my Alden Black Shell "Strand" from LS on the Plaza. I am in the queue to get two Black Shell Boots, the Cap Toe (4065HC) and the NST Plaza Boot. I think all three will be supreme.
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How about some Naval Cap Toes today?
That's right, I am wearing *gasp* Black shell today.
I don't care, I love these in black.



B, those look great and that grating makes an amazing background for your boots.
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Natty CXL kinda day for me


Ryden, those look awesome. Great looking boot for your Friday.
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B, those look great and that grating makes an amazing background for your boots.

Thanks, Mike.

Exactly why I used it, the diamond plate does add some great contrast.

Not that they are used as "work boots"... haha

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Originally Posted by Bobbo316 View Post
 

I see black as formal, I love black shoes if I'm wearing a suit or a tux. With casual wear, Its just not my thing.

 

If I were to buy black Alden's it would likely be a captoe cadet shoe (JCrew)  to replace my park avenues.

To add to the black shell discussion, I and non-Alden-addicts seem to enjoy the lustre of black shell cordovan. I think it can be done casually enough and it certainly dresses up nicely.

 

I bought the JC cadet shoe in black cordovan last year after I got a 25% discount from my personal shopper. I must say that it doesn't get much wear in my rotation. I'm still grappling with whether the shoe looks properly proportioned with 6 pairs of eyelets. If I were buying only one black shell, it might just be the longwing (I'd consider a ptb too, but I like some ornamentation on shoes...).

 

and @bkotsko makes me want to rock my black naval boots soon. It's just been a bit too hot around here for boots lately. 

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