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post #21826 of 99251
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Originally Posted by CharlesT44 View Post



I have these in black and love them. I wear them with my black suit once a week. I think the cigar would be a good second pair to go with grey and other colors of suits.


I also have in black and burgundy calf and love the fit.

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Originally Posted by HorseHide View Post

A couple of comments:
1. Cigar is not too casual for a cap toe (balmoral or blucher)
2. As has been posted/discussed at length on this thread, there is signficant variation in the colors of different lots of shoes so the actual shoe you receive may not be this color at all (the Shoemart picture is a stock picture)
3. I personally prefer the blucher to the balmoral and I believe that Alden SF has the cigar in stock (several retailers carry the Color 8)
4. As much as I like cigar, I think a dress shoe in Color 8 is one of those "foundational" type items for your wardrobe so if you don't have one already, I would go with the Color 8.
My two cents...

Thanks for the thoughts.

The depth of the color is important. I have the "dark" brown Audley from C&J, but it is a mid brown and I had n it to be darker. I love the shoe, but just not as versatile.

I'm not a big fan of bluchers with suits, it just seems too casual. I prefer the sleekness of a bal. Maybe it's just me, bcause I know thee's a lot of love for bluchers.

Maybe the answer is to get the #8 and the cigar mwink[1].gif
post #21827 of 99251
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Originally Posted by cbbuff View Post

Maybe the answer is to get the #8 and the cigar mwink[1].gif

That is always the answer! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #21828 of 99251
just got a bonus at my job, so I'm going to pick up my first Aldens

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and since these are overstock at Alden of Carmel, I can get them at $295, instead of $475, for brand new firsts

is this a good first alden? anyone have experience with this shoe? If it doesn't fit I'm going to return it for probably a cordovan wingtip, but this deal was too good to pass up
post #21829 of 99251
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Originally Posted by husbands View Post

just got a bonus at my job, so I'm going to pick up my first Aldens and since these are overstock at Alden of Carmel, I can get them at $295, instead of $475, for brand new firsts
is this a good first alden? anyone have experience with this shoe? If it doesn't fit I'm going to return it for probably a cordovan wingtip, but this deal was too good to pass up

The wingtip is a solid choice, but commando sole is up to you. Definitely makes it more of a casual/bad weather shoe, which I would get in shell rather than calf. Do you already have a black wingtip?
post #21830 of 99251
no black wingtips - in fact, my only black dress shoes are a pair of weejuns and a really old pair of Allen Edmonds cap toe

I'll be wearing these at a university, so I don't think I need to go too formal - I'm still a grad student
post #21831 of 99251
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Originally Posted by sfactor23 View Post

Not at all!
However, it will be unhealthy for your wallet when you discover how comfortable the Indys are, and your first instinct is to want to buy more of them smile.gif

Haha I got my first pair of Indys last december and already bought another pair icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Originally Posted by husbands View Post

no black wingtips - in fact, my only black dress shoes are a pair of weejuns and a really old pair of Allen Edmonds cap toe
I'll be wearing these at a university, so I don't think I need to go too formal - I'm still a grad student

Just a heads up it's on a slimmer last so if you have wider feet I wouldn't get them
post #21832 of 99251
#4 kind of day today:
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post #21833 of 99251
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Originally Posted by blue collar View Post

Hey man, going to pull the trigger on those chukkas? I returned your pm last week. not sure if you got it.

Yes, I did receive your PM. Sorry, I thought I replied.

I would like to get a pair if the guy over at AofC would return my emails cloud.gif
post #21834 of 99251
Hey fella's I listed a pair of 9901's but it seems there is no interest.... Did i List them to high... let me know, I need to move these as they don't get much wear... would also be open to possible trades as well, possibly some LWB, or boots... Let me know.
post #21835 of 99251
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Originally Posted by husbands View Post

no black wingtips - in fact, my only black dress shoes are a pair of weejuns and a really old pair of Allen Edmonds cap toe
I'll be wearing these at a university, so I don't think I need to go too formal - I'm still a grad student

Solid choice.
post #21836 of 99251
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Originally Posted by NewYorkRanger View Post

Ravello LWB today.
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NYRanger where did you get these?

im considering getting the pair from AoC but i wonder if i was to get a resole to a natural trim through b.nelson (not a huge fan of crepe) if i could get the top welt stitching changed to match or would it stay dark?
Edited by chantheman - 1/21/12 at 12:22pm
post #21837 of 99251
You guys are gonna love this. Last day of convalescing at home sent me to the drug store, and on my way I figured I'd see if my LS Ultimate Jumpers were ready after a refurbish with some tweaks. Take a look:
BEFORE:
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AFTER:
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Grand total? $50. May not be the cleanest underneath, but I asked him to really stack em, and double up on what I had. The Commando Sole was a surprise but I LOVE IT. I do believe they are now ULTIMATE. Vincent Sirico (Napolitan to boot!) at 8810 3rd Avenue in Bay Ridge.
post #21838 of 99251
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Originally Posted by CTYGGG View Post

Unlined #8 PTB on the Flexwelt
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Tom just received a restock, here's mine with a few miles on them.

nephew,
good shine on your ptb
thank you for the heads up
post #21839 of 99251
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

Thank you, interlockingny
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Cigar PTB on crepe by Winn Perry. My first crepe soled Aldens.

enjoy wearing your good looking cigar ptb
post #21840 of 99251


 

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Originally Posted by NewYorkRanger View Post

You guys are gonna love this. Last day of convalescing at home sent me to the drug store, and on my way I figured I'd see if my LS Ultimate Jumpers were ready after a refurbish with some tweaks. Take a look:
BEFORE:
ad53b2ae.jpgWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
7f917126.jpg
9a363b7c.jpg
c9b52b68.jpg
AFTER:
11c86ce4.jpgWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
67a77b36.jpg
850ab203.jpg
63283bc2.jpg
Grand total? $50. May not be the cleanest underneath, but I asked him to really stack em, and double up on what I had. The Commando Sole was a surprise but I LOVE IT. I do believe they are now ULTIMATE. Vincent Sirico (Napolitan to boot!) at 8810 3rd Avenue in Bay Ridge.


I like - very, very much

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