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Haha, I have a feeling that's true.  I think the reason that I haven't been bitten by it yet is due to the lack of black shell with antique edge.  There are some amazing looking Viberg's that were posted a few weeks back when this topic came up in here.  If someone makes a natural color welt/edge trim, that's where the trouble will really begin!
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alden does not make black shell with antique edge any more.
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alden does not make black shell with antique edge any more.

 

You can find it; it's just really rare: http://leffot.com/shop/index.php/shoes/alden/45164h-plain-toe-boot-black-cordovan.html

 

edit -- but I guess since that's on crepe it's not really the edge, just the welt.

post #97548 of 122416
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Snuff Suede LWBs today

you wouldn't happen to be the guy i saw wearing these on my flight from LAX Wednesday, would you?  

post #97549 of 122416
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Any shots in sunlight?  How was the maiden voyage?

Unfortunately I don't see sunlight during this season. It's dark when I leave for work and when I return. Maiden voyage was great though. I had worn my Brixtons the day before and my feet just likes the feel of commando boots so much better.
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Do you guys find black shell hard to wear with everyday business casual-type stuff. And I mean that one the more casual side of casual. I think a makeup in the Indy boot with commando sole and speedhooks would be a pretty boss winter boot. Contemplating either that or the No. 8 chukka for my first shell purchase.

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Do you guys find black shell hard to wear with everyday business casual-type stuff. And I mean that one the more casual side of casual. I think a makeup in the Indy boot with commando sole and speedhooks would be a pretty boss winter boot. Contemplating either that or the No. 8 chukka for my first shell purchase.

I wear black shell with black, grey, olive and burgundy chino/khaki/cords
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Do you guys find black shell hard to wear with everyday business casual-type stuff. And I mean that one the more casual side of casual. I think a makeup in the Indy boot with commando sole and speedhooks would be a pretty boss winter boot. Contemplating either that or the No. 8 chukka for my first shell purchase.

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I wear black shell with black, grey, olive and burgundy chino/khaki/cords

I do the same as @Kahuna75!

I think a lot of us forget how awesome black shell looks. Yes, it's nice to get a spotted unicorn (whiskey ravello etc...) one in a while, but my black shells are the shoes I get the most complements on invariably.

Plus, if you wear a colored lace in a black shell boot/PTB/LWB it will make the footwear pop even more IMO
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Originally Posted by Dirty Gurty View Post

Do you guys find black shell hard to wear with everyday business casual-type stuff. And I mean that one the more casual side of casual. I think a makeup in the Indy boot with commando sole and speedhooks would be a pretty boss winter boot. Contemplating either that or the No. 8 chukka for my first shell purchase.

Given what you've described, I really think it's a matter of which boot appeals to you more. I have the No. 8 chukka and it is one of my more versatile shoes. I wear it casual up to the high-end of business casual. Since most Alden boots are inherently casual, the black boot you describe would likely work fine for business casual. While it may not be quite as versatile as the chukka, it is really a great looking boot. I don't own much black she'll but it is definitely on my short list.
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I have some black shell boots. They're awesome but they are tricky to wear since they're totally inappropriate with the greys and blues that go with dressier black shoes but look loke crap with more casual brown and khaki colors. Green pants are the best combo--a little bit of subtle military influence, which looks good with shiny black boots. Colored pants work too as long as they're not too light, then the boots stick out like a sore thumb or gaudy party piece, which is textbood bad style.
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My wife tripped over and stepped on my Tankers this morning on her way out (my fault though for leaving them in the middle of the entry lol) and creased the shaft on them.  I had a mini heart attack though when I saw them and now I will have to go on a brushing spree on them to see if I can minimize the creases. Such interesting issues to have, I suppose that means I am very blessed :)

post #97556 of 122416

Hey guys I just bought my first pair of Aldens, however I notice that there is quite a large crack at the stitching of the sole, is this normal? Any help would be great!

 

post #97557 of 122416

Day Trippers are finally in!!!!  Shipping out on Monday - hope to get them mid-week.  Apparently the color is a mid-brown.  Not too light, but not too dark.  Excited to see them finally (hoping for the DC boot color).

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Day Trippers are finally in!!!!  Shipping out on Monday - hope to get them mid-week.  Apparently the color is a mid-brown.  Not too light, but not too dark.  Excited to see them finally (hoping for the DC boot color).

Their Cigar Indys also landed.
post #97559 of 122416

after 3rd wear of these Ravello boots, unlined/can't be more comfortable.. super happy I pulled the trigger. 

 

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Hey guys I just bought my first pair of Aldens, however I notice that there is quite a large crack at the stitching of the sole, is this normal? Any help would be great!
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My friend, welcome to the thread!!! Those are some mighty fine and formal shoes. That mark is where they started and stopped making the welt. There is usually a noticeable mark where they did it, sometimes it is more exaggerated than others. It should not have an ill effect on the shoes performance. They also always do it in the inside of the shoes, so it is less noticeable to others.

-Mike
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