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Originally Posted by mexicutioner View Post

out of the 3 brown-ish alden suede colors (snuff suede, dark brown suede, and tan suede) which one do you guys consider the most versatile?
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I have the Snuff, it's much better looking in my opinion ..... different Chukka look.

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beales arrived...quick shot...

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I was thinking about maybe replacing the top row of eyelets on each shoe with brass eyelets. Frans boone has a cigar ptb with all brass and it's a bit much for me, but maybe doing just the top would add a nice accent without overpowering it...

satisfying or sacrilege?
post #29793 of 89994
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Originally Posted by mr chorizo View Post

beales arrived...quick shot...
photo-39.jpg
I was thinking about maybe replacing the top row of eyelets on each shoe with brass eyelets. Frans boone has a cigar ptb with all brass and it's a bit much for me, but maybe doing just the top would add a nice accent without overpowering it...
satisfying or sacrilege?


all or nothing.
(then again, I think the FB brass eyelets are amazing)
post #29794 of 89994
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Originally Posted by zazaza View Post

all or nothing.
(then again, I think the FB brass eyelets are amazing)

 

Agree with this.  It'd probably look off just having the top row.  They look good how they are, but I think brass eyelets would look good too.

post #29795 of 89994
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Originally Posted by Therendition View Post

Agree with this.  It'd probably look off just having the top row.  They look good how they are, but I think brass eyelets would look good too.

 

I think brass eyelets would be great, too, especially given the contrast between the light-coloured welt and the rich cigar upper/edge trim.

post #29796 of 89994
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Originally Posted by mr chorizo View Post

beales arrived...quick shot...
photo-39.jpg
I was thinking about maybe replacing the top row of eyelets on each shoe with brass eyelets. Frans boone has a cigar ptb with all brass and it's a bit much for me, but maybe doing just the top would add a nice accent without overpowering it...
satisfying or sacrilege?

aww yeah can't wait to pick up my pair tomorrow! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #29797 of 89994
here's frans boone's version...

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post #29798 of 89994
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

Which one would you guys choose::

AF53 - color 8 on commando sole
Leather Soul chromexcel jumper
Cigar cordovan chukka


I would go with the color8, but I find AoC to be pretty rude and unreasonable. i would never buy from him again.
leathersoul is amazing.
cigar shell chukka is the way to go i think though, as cigar shell is hard to come by that is a superb classic makeup.
post #29799 of 89994
Because I have the day off and nothing to do, here is a rainbow of shell for your viewing pleasure. Direct sunlight is pretty harsh; for example, the cigar shell doesn't usually appear so olive, but the blazing sun revealed some green undertones. Nevertheless, this photo may help some folks get a feel for how the most common colors compare.

From left to right:
Alden color #8 (new)
Alden color #8 (old)
Alden cigar (new)
C&J brown (RL Polo, old)
Alden ravello (new-ish)
Alden whiskey (starting to age, and looking more like ravello each year)


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Edited by Morgan - 6/7/12 at 12:23pm
post #29800 of 89994
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

Which one would you guys choose::
AF53 - color 8 on commando sole
Leather Soul chromexcel jumper
Cigar cordovan chukka

I think it's a tough call between the AF53 and the jumper boot. I think the jumper boot looks better if you compare the brand-new pics on each website, but after seeing Morgan's picture, it's a real tough decision. I think once the AF53 starts creasing, it's a fantastic-looking boot. I'd probably go with the AF53 out of those. In my opinion though, nothing really beats the Alden X J.Crew QB boot in color #8.

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this picture to me is a very compelling argument for those on the ravello obscura pre order to consider whiskey as a more expediant alternative.

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post #29802 of 89994
^great family shot Morgan

Epaulet #8 Brixtons again....whoever said darker shell colors are not appropriate summer wear needs to get out in the sun more often! I love the way #8 shell looks in bright sunlight icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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post #29803 of 89994
Oh wow those AF53 are gorgeous. Too bad they don't have an 8.5 in stock.
post #29804 of 89994
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Originally Posted by Morgan View Post

Because I have the day off and nothing to do, here is a rainbow of shell for your viewing pleasure. Direct sunlight is pretty harsh; for example, the cigar shell doesn't usually appear so olive, but the blazing sun revealed some green undertones. Nevertheless, this photo may help some folks get a feel for how the most common colors compare.
From left to right:
Alden color #8 (new)
Alden color #8 (old)
Alden cigar (new)
C&J brown (RL Polo, old)
Alden ravello (new-ish)
Alden whiskey (starting to age, and looking more like ravello each year)
lKmT6.jpg
OvJNb.jpg

I didn't realize you were behind the "A Rich Inner Life" blog. Your blog helped get me into Alden shoes - great work
post #29805 of 89994
Almost feel bad stating this in an Alden thread, but of those shoes above ^^, the most immediately appealing brown is on the C&J Marlows... shog[1].gif
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