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A couple of helpful hints. First, my Alden Chukkas always have a little heel slippage - I inserted tongue pads this week and there was no more slipping. Second, I found my regular leather soles to be slippery in certain weather conditions. I found these non-skid pads that work really well.

 

http://www.cobblersupplies.com/servlet/the-244/Shur-Grip-Non-Skid/Detail

 

http://www.shoetreemarketplace.com/Tongue_Pads_p/538002.htm

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Subscribing to this thread could possibly end up being worse than reading TOJ or Epaulet daily...

 

...didn't intend on getting any Aldens until maybe Christmas.  But, already ordered some color 8 shell chukkas....

 

...and now eyeing shell LWBs...the question is, whiskey or cigar?  man...

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Anyone need a great deal on snuff suede LHS in size 8. Just put these up at a great price:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/293465/alden-snuff-suede-penny-loafers-8d#post_5309059

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There in barely worn condition and look great. Thanks...JT
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I was wondering if anyone has the cordovan #8 indy boot from either Shoe Mart or this North River Outfitter version. If so can you post a photo or two? I'm having a hard time distinguishing the colors from the photos they post on their site.

Thanks

IIRC the only difference is the commando vs leather oak sole. I have the latter from NRO and you can find my photos in this thread, posted a few last thurs or fri
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Looks excellent. What makes you think that you need toe and heel caps? Have been wondering how to diagnose whether or not I might need them as well.

 



I guess it all depends on how you walk but I can tell that I am "scraping" the very edge of the toe / edge trim. It's probably because I am not picking up my feet as much as I should. I'm sure the experts here can chime in.
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Subscribing to this thread could possibly end up being worse than reading TOJ or Epaulet daily...

...didn't intend on getting any Aldens until maybe Christmas.  But, already ordered some color 8 shell chukkas....

...and now eyeing shell LWBs...the question is, whiskey or cigar?  man...

Either one is great - let this photo though be your guide.

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^ niiice.  Is that the cigar w/ light trim?  Exactly the one I was leaning towards.  Was thinking whiskey, but my wife overwhelmingly said the cigar looked better.  Is there any consensus on which one is more versatile?  

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^ niiice.  Is that the cigar w/ light trim?  Exactly the one I was leaning towards.  Was thinking whiskey, but my wife overwhelmingly said the cigar looked better.  Is there any consensus on which one is more versatile?  

Yes sir.

Just admit to the fact now that you'll eventually complete a shell rainbow, and it makes the choice easier.
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Just admit to the fact now that you'll eventually complete a shell rainbow, and it makes the choice easier.


lol, deep down in my heart, I know that to be true...

 

...but then the next question is...if LWB is taken, what style goes well with whiskey shell?

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lol, deep down in my heart, I know that to be true...

...but then the next question is...if LWB is taken, what style goes well with whiskey shell?

Short-wing.

Captoe boot.

PTB.
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Short-wing.
Captoe boot.
PTB.

+1

Whiskey PTB is possibly my favorite, even over LWB

whiskey captoe boot would be tremendous, though. who makes one?
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Great looking tassels!!
I was chasing LS and Leffot trying to figure out any chance to place a pre-order for Cigar tassels but no success.. Does anyone know who could stock or do a preorder on those ?

thank you
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Some photos of my unlined #8 PTBs. These are extremely comfortable, which I attribute to the unlined shell and the single leather sole. The single sole also really changes the profile, in my opinion and makes them rather sleek. I think they also creased differently than lined shell, more lines than rolls. Perhaps those with unlined LHSs can comment. I sized these at 10.5 instead of my normal 11 and they are working very nicely for me.
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Also, I just pre-ordered the 9 eyelet #4 cap toe from ShoeMart. The nice lady on the phone said they are currently expecting them in June. Hardly need these, but I figured there's a strong likelihood that I'll see photos of them here in a few months and wonder why I didn't act when I could.
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Yes sir.
Just admit to the fact now that you'll eventually complete a shell rainbow, and it makes the choice easier.

I can vouch for this.
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