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Originally Posted by Ahab View Post

I wore my Whiskey PTB's yesterday as well. I put a pretty big scratch on the toe of one of the shoes the other day and used some downtime at work to bone them, I boned them real good!
Great shine and the laces are great. I will try to get a pair. fing02[1].gif

Thanks and sorry to hear about the scratch on your PTB. I like the look of lighter laces on whiskey and it's a nice subtle change.

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Originally Posted by dsmivtr View Post

I am sure it is Not an issue but has anyone flown International and had issues with the metal shank with security? Haven't actually worn Alden while flying overseas.
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Originally Posted by justsayno View Post

nope, flown with aldens all the time. it is a non issue. The shoes pass through the conveyer belt scan system safely 100%

Yeah not an issue for me. Went through a small Spanish airport as well with shoes on though and they did set off the machine
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Originally Posted by dsmivtr View Post

Thanks. Every time I wear them I always tell myself I should wear them more often

Interesting ...

I tell myself the same thing everytime I wear my whiskey chukkas - which, incidentally, I did yesterday.

I really like whiskey, but I must admit I find it the least versatile of the exotic shell colors - by far.
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Cross-post from the Epaulet thread.

Wore my color #8 cap-toe cordovan boots to a job interview on Monday with my recently tailored Epaulet rivet chino service pants.

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Originally Posted by Renton View Post

Dropped off by fedex this morning, J. Gilbert #4 & black saddle oxfords.
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Ultimate saddle shoes. Really nice. Enjoy them.

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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

nephew,
good shine on your whiskey

Thanks uncle. Ravello LWB today (with and without sun):
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I hate seeing all the Ravello pics while waiting for the Day Tripper's... What a gorgeous color.
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I hate seeing all the Ravello pics while waiting for the Day Tripper's... What a gorgeous color.

You and me both... still waiting for the Day Trippers happy.gif
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You and me both... still waiting for the Day Trippers happy.gif

You in on the last pre-order? I'm confident our time will come sooner than you think.
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Originally Posted by ThomSquared View Post

You in on the last pre-order? I'm confident our time will come sooner than you think.

I think I was in the one from fall of last year. Can't really remember. I do know it was some time ago. The Day Trippers, Whiskey LWB, and Whiskey wing tip boot on the Plaza... I overdid the pre-orders the past 9 months.
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Originally Posted by HorseHide View Post

Very enthusiastic Yea (who made those up?)

These were done by Hummingbird's Hill, a small boutique in the Ebisu neighborhood of Tokyo. They have a fair sized collection of about 20 or so different Alden makeups, with more than 90% on the Modified last. Also carry some very flamboyant Tricker's makeups.

http://hbhs.jugem.jp/?cid=6
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Originally Posted by Ahab View Post


I do not have the Kudu but I have a pair of Indy shoes in reverse chamois and it is my new fave rain shoe. It is very water friendly. It is basically a big hairy/suede like ball of oil with some leather thrown in. It is great rain or shine. I am not sure how it would look in a wing tip but I like those Kudu LW's and would love a pair.

Thanks. Glad to hear your happy with the water resistance of the "reverse chamois". Just for clarification, the photo I originally posted was of an oiled chamois LWB. I'm not sure if reverse chamois and chamois offer the same degree of water resistance?

Any other thoughts on the water resistance of chamois, reverse chamois and Kudu?

Chamois LWB

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Reverse Chamois WT Boot

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Kudu LWB

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Originally Posted by dsmivtr View Post

Airport security is weird. Last thing I need is some guard thinking the shank is some metal knife embedded in my shoe and pry the sole apart.
I remember coming back from a conference is Mexico and while in Mexico City (before returning to US soil), security held me up, took a small canister, pulled out a damp looking piece of cloth, wiped my shoes with the cloth, then placed it back in the canister before telling me to leave. I still don't know what it was for. I doubt it was complementary Reno treatment...

they were swabbing your shoes for traces of explosives.

I wonder if pairs of Ravello LWB's automatically set off the explosives detectors.

(because they're dynamite!)

I just returned from a cross country trip in a pair of LHS (which are great for the on/off at security) and had no issues. can't speak to international, though.
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Originally Posted by zazaza View Post

they were swabbing your shoes for traces of explosives.

Interesting... and I just thought they were the fashion police because I was wearing distressed balmoral To Boot NY shoes shog[1].gif
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Had time today for Alden pics:
#8 wingtip boot (Barrie); Cigar wingtip boot (Plaza); #8 NST (Aberdeen)
Black LWB, Cigar, LWB, Ravello LWB, Whiskey PTB (all Barrie)
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All shells:
Above plus: DC Lewis #8 balmoral boot (top left) & AE burgundy wing tip (top right)
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