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True. And my wife isn't afraid to remind me of this fact from time to time. nod[1].gif

I just get the eye roll at this point. It kinda sucks when I get new shoes, and I excitedly try to explain why they are so cool to her...I get the look up from the iPad for about a second, and then she looks back down as soon as I turn my attention to point something out on the shoe. By the time I finish my shpeel, she'd been ignoring me for a good 5 minutes. biggrin.gif

That's your problem right there! You gotta keep your gibbering about shoes brief.

Me: "See my new shooz."
Wife gives brief glance, then "Don't you already have a pair of those?"
Me: "No, they're different."
Wife: Shakes head, loses interest and walks away.

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To those of you who have messaged me regarding anything Alden, I apologize for the delay. I lost access to my account for the past couple weeks, for some reason, but have since messaged you all back.
Edited by Therendition - 6/28/12 at 6:54am
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Gnatty, are those the plain toe modified boots from last year? If so, the nat cxl is aging beautifully.
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Re: explaining new shoes to wives, that is way too funny, hahaha. I'm sure those exchanges hit close to home for all of us. I was just talking to my wife about it, and she told me I don't do a good enough job explaining the difference between a pair of shoes I already have and the new pair. She doesn't know much about men's shoes, so I guess they all look kinda the same to her. Next time I get a new pair, I'm gonna do a live side-by-side comparison with a similar pair and run through all the differences in great detail :P
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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

That's your problem right there! You gotta keep your gibbering about shoes brief.
Me: "See my new shooz."
Wife gives brief glance, then "Don't you already have a pair of those?"
Me: "No, they're different."
Wife: Shakes head, loses interest and walks away.

Funny. I've received a comment in the recent past somewhat similar to the bolded portion. I was showing my daughter two Alden color 8 models - one a captoe blucher (not new); one a captoe balmoral (fairly new) - and was giving her a tutorial on the differences between the two. My wife overhears me, gives things a closer look, and says "those are two different shoes?" biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

Re: explaining new shoes to wives, that is way too funny, hahaha. I'm sure those exchanges hit close to home for all of us. I was just talking to my wife about it, and she told me I don't do a good enough job explaining the difference between a pair of shoes I already have and the new pair. She doesn't know much about men's shoes, so I guess they all look kinda the same to her. Next time I get a new pair, I'm gonna do a live side-by-side comparison with a similar pair and run through all the differences in great detail :P

Ha ha ha, love this.
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Originally Posted by NewYorkRanger View Post

I just get the eye roll at this point. It kinda sucks when I get new shoes, and I excitedly try to explain why they are so cool to her...I get the look up from the iPad for about a second, and then she looks back down as soon as I turn my attention to point something out on the shoe. By the time I finish my shpeel, she'd been ignoring me for a good 5 minutes. biggrin.gif
Looks good G, though how you wear boots in Hotlanta is beyond me! My buddy is going down there with his kid this weekend for the Smoltz baseball tournament, he showed me the forcast, I nearly died...

lol, I cheated, that picture was earlier this spring. I haven't worn boots in over a month, and even when I am on 2 wheels, wear Vans, not boots..
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Originally Posted by jpc9 View Post

Gnatty, are those the plain toe modified boots from last year? If so, the nat cxl is aging beautifully.

Those are the ones, yes.
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

Re: explaining new shoes to wives, that is way too funny, hahaha. I'm sure those exchanges hit close to home for all of us. I was just talking to my wife about it, and she told me I don't do a good enough job explaining the difference between a pair of shoes I already have and the new pair. She doesn't know much about men's shoes, so I guess they all look kinda the same to her. Next time I get a new pair, I'm gonna do a live side-by-side comparison with a similar pair and run through all the differences in great detail :P

 

 

What you need to go is get a wife who appreciates shoes like this:

 

http://thelook.today.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/06/25/12401174-shoe-queen-sued-by-ex-husband-for-allegedly-hiding-1-million-collection?lite

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I'm thinking about putting up a pair of shell cordovan (black) captoes in the Aberdeen last for sale (9.5D). I'll price these competitively for used Aldens, but I'm a student, so not looking to get ripped off. biggrin.gif

If anybody is interested, please let me know.
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

Funny. I've received a comment in the recent past somewhat similar to the bolded portion. I was showing my daughter two Alden color 8 models - one a captoe blucher (not new); one a captoe balmoral (fairly new) - and was giving her a tutorial on the differences between the two. My wife overhears me, gives things a closer look, and says "those are two different shoes?" biggrin.gif

Going to chime in here to say all this is true for me as well. I'm wondering if I can't take advantage of the fact that my wife doesn't really see a difference between most of the shoes I have to say "No, these are the same shoes." Maybe I can convince her I only have one pair. Of course, then I'd probably feel bad. We'll see what she says when some green shell (not Alden of course) I'm waiting on shows up. I'm going to guess here, and my guess is that at best she'll say: "That's nice."

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Green shell from Rancourt? That is such a sexy piece of footwear.

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Originally Posted by zazaza View Post

considering that Alden's are rarely avail at a discount and that NRO has the LHS in Cigar I would absolutely grab it if you were interested.

I decided to place an order last night for the cigar LHS and just got an email saying "The shoes you selected are approximately 14 weeks from shipment. Please let us know how you wish to proceed." I might be willing to wait, though since I'm not 100% on my size*, this could be a long time to wait to find out that I have the wrong size. I'm pretty sure the #8s are available immediately. Hmm...

* I'm a perfect 11.5 D on the AE 5 last. I have tried on an 11 D LHS, and they were pretty comfortable overall, but had some serious heel slippage. I figured 10.5 D or E would be the next best size to try. NRO only has D for cigar LHS (they have D and E for #8), so I went with D.
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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post

I decided to place an order last night for the cigar LHS and just got an email saying "The shoes you selected are approximately 14 weeks from shipment. Please let us know how you wish to proceed." I might be willing to wait, though since I'm not 100% on my size*, this could be a long time to wait to find out that I have the wrong size. I'm pretty sure the #8s are available immediately. Hmm...
* I'm a perfect 11.5 D on the AE 5 last. I have tried on an 11 D LHS, and they were pretty comfortable overall, but had some serious heel slippage. I figured 10.5 D or E would be the next best size to try. NRO only has D for cigar LHS (they have D and E for #8), so I went with D.

I'm an 11E on the 5-last and a 10.5D in the Barrie. Your mileage may vary.
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I'm an 11E on the 5-last and a 10.5D in the Barrie. Your mileage may vary.

I know the lasts are similar, but LHS is on the Van last. Also, it's (obviously) a loafer, which some people say can require a slightly tighter fit to ensure no heel slip, etc. Thoughts?
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