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post #9571 of 122416
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Originally Posted by sazon View Post
Sharp shoes Porter.

The more I see real life examples of plain toe Aldens, the more I love them. I kinda punked out last year and bought Florsheim Imperial plain toes in Burgundy, but after seeing these pix I can't get the Alden #8 plain toes out of my head.

Have been wanting a #8 plain toe boot forever. Plaza last, anyone?


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Originally Posted by interlockingny View Post
Very nice shoes. If you would have told me those were Ravello PTBs I would have believed you

Light-ish carpet, probably the auto white balance on the camera. Also those look new-ish, and newer ravello and whiskey have been slightly darker than in the past, I think. A welcome change from Horween. Their previous whiskey was a little too butterscotch for me. Heresy, I know.
post #9572 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Get Smart View Post
Cordo #8 Smooths, right out of the box. Not sure how I managed to live without these for so long

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ID on the socks?
post #9573 of 122416
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Originally Posted by enigma77 View Post
Have been wanting a #8 plain toe boot forever. Plaza last, anyone?

I just put down a deposit at J. Gilbert on a pair of #8 high boots on the plaza last w/ commando sole. Yenni said they'll be around in the fall. Can't wait.
post #9574 of 122416
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ID on the socks?

they Paul Smith "nordic print" socks. Burgundy with an ocean blue and yellow pattern.

http://houseoffraser.scene7.com/is/i...op_usm=1,1,0,0
post #9575 of 122416
Was home for lunch and shot this. Whiskey LW, Whiskey PTB, and Ravello LW boot. The Whiskey LW's haven't been worn yet.



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post #9576 of 122416
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Originally Posted by LesterSnodgrass View Post
I just put down a deposit at J. Gilbert on a pair of #8 high boots on the plaza last w/ commando sole. Yenni said they'll be around in the fall. Can't wait.

Sorry, meant Grant last.

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they Paul Smith "nordic print" socks. Burgundy with an ocean blue and yellow pattern.

http://houseoffraser.scene7.com/is/i...op_usm=1,1,0,0

Thanks!
post #9577 of 122416
These whisky shots are making me committ to buying the Alden whisky longwings this weekend from Epaulet.

I'm working towards building a versatile shoe collection that will last for years... Here is what I am trying to achieve (shoes already owned in bold)

Work
Alden #8 Lonwings
Ralph Lauren Darlton Cordovan Wingtip (hopefully on sale)
Alden Whisky Longwings
Church's Black Consul (need to stop wearing these so much)
Alden Black Cordovan Leisure Handsewn Moccasin
Alden #8 Smooth

Play
Red Wing 8146
Alden J. Crew or Leather Soul Indy
Wolverine 1000 Mile Black
Church's Sahara Suede Brown
LL Bean Waxed Canvas Maine Hunting Shoe in Navy
Quoddy Maliseet Oxford in Peanut
Quoddy Blutcher in Black w Gum Sole
Alden Suede Plain Toe Blutcher in Navy or Tan
Quoddy or Sperry Chukkas

If anyone has any of these shoes in 10/10.5 they want to get rid of, lemme know
post #9578 of 122416
is "smooth" a term that has been invented in the past 3 days? I never heard it before to describe a PTB
post #9579 of 122416
also Alcibiades I would certainly buy anything cigar or ravello (like longwings) before whiskey.
post #9580 of 122416
Well I got the call to pickup my (Barrie) Ravello WT boots from AldenDC today, they had received them back from relasting to width E. Still tight a bit in the area where I have a bump in the bunion area, but Kathy suggested to immerse the boots in the bathtub getting them soaked with water and wearing them to stretch. They are so nice there and I am fortunate to have them just down the street. They are expecting Indy Color 8 some time in the future (Trubalance) I told her to put me on the list.
post #9581 of 122416
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also Alcibiades I would certainly buy anything cigar or ravello (like longwings) before whiskey.

Yeah, I've seen you post this before. You arely wear the whiskey, right? It seems like it does the best for casual wear; if I am going wear it casually, I may as well get the J Crew Tobacco Aldens, which seem to be a good substitue (though shell is pretty amazing). The only issue with cigar/ravello in Alden is that I think I may like the Ralph Lauren Darlton "dark brown" cordovan color a bit more.
post #9582 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post
Y eah, I've seen you post this before. You arely wear the whiskey, right? It seems like it does the best for casual wear; if I am going wear it casually, I may as well get the J Crew Tobacco Aldens, which seem to be a good substitue (though shell is pretty amazing).
I dont own any whiskeys currently, though I have ordered some, and never ended up keeping them. it's mainly that I'm trying not to be a shoe collector: my ideal is 5 or so pairs that each get tons of wear, whether its for work or weekends or whatever. whiskey is just harder to wear with enough things that it's hard to justify for me. any other color would get more wear. if you are ok with 10 or 15 or more pairs, then more power to you, it's just that for me, right now anyways, whiskey is just a luxury I don't need. I could justify ravello or cigar or the RL dark brown color no problem, though
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The only issue with cigar/ravello in Alden is that I think I may like the Ralph Lauren Darlton "dark brown" cordovan color a bit more.
me too. I think the RL color is closer to cigar than ravello though.
post #9583 of 122416
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is "smooth" a term that has been invented in the past 3 days? I never heard it before to describe a PTB

That term has been around decades. It's what I've always known that shoe as well before Style Forum existed, it was a popular shoe worn by late 60s English working class kids and they called them "Smooths" or "smooth caps" (even there is no cap). I've been referring to them this week so that's probably why all of the sudden it seems like a new term has been invented, when in reality it's a really old term
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That term has been around decades. It's what I've always known that shoe as well before Style Forum existed, it was a popular shoe worn by late 60s English working class kids and they called them "Smooths" or "smooth caps" (even there is no cap). I've been referring to them this week so that's probably why all of the sudden it seems like a new term has been invented, when in reality it's a really old term

Nice, thanks for the info. I had the same question...though I definitely didn't object to the term since the shoes are smooth one way or the other.
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Originally Posted by Get Smart View Post
That term has been around decades. It's what I've always known that shoe as well before Style Forum existed, it was a popular shoe worn by late 60s English working class kids and they called them "Smooths" or "smooth caps" (even there is no cap). I've been referring to them this week so that's probably why all of the sudden it seems like a new term has been invented, when in reality it's a really old term

ah, cool, ty
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