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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

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This sexy little beast!


Is a day tripper still a day tripper if its a color other than ravello?

^ what an awesome makeup! The Day Tripper is a cap toe boot made exclusively by Leffot, and I'm pretty sure it was only made in Ravello. So if there's something similar in a different color, than I doubt anyone would refer to it as a Day Tripper boot. That is, unless Leffot decides to release the same makeup in a different color, similar to what Epaulet has done quite successfully with their lineup of Brixton boots.

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post #31547 of 86684
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

try not to overthink it....once you get your first shell, you will want another, then another, then another. Before you know it you will have broken all your rules against doubling up and you will not be disappointed icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

I can relate to that. So........I have, all shell:

Black wingtip balmoral
Black cap toe
#8 cap toe
Black on black saddle, which is my casual, with sport coat, or evening casual shoe.

What should I look for next?

I wear a suit almost every day, sport coat once every week or two. I also have:
AE black wingtip, non perforated balmoral
AE black perforated cap toe blucher
AE burgundy perforated cap toe blucher
J&M black cap toe balmoral
J&M brown cap toe balmoral
J&M burgundy wingtip balmoral

As you may see, I have moved from Johnston & Murphy, to Allen Edmands, to Alden. My next Alden should be what? I'd like it to be shell cordovan, would like a tan or walnut, probably a balmoral as I have learned that bluchers are not OK with a suit. Any ideas?
post #31548 of 86684
^ looks like you're pretty set with black, brown, and #8/burgundy for now, definitely try one of the exotic shell colors for your next purchase. And if you're looking for a balmoral, try something like the whiskey shell cap toe that Roguls mentioned a few posts earlier. See it here, it's pretty awesome. Also, you don't always have to follow that rule that you need to wear bals with a suit, bluchers look just fine most of the time IMO.
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

350x233px-LL-70071f2c_CigarPerfCaptoe.jpeg
This sexy little beast!


Is a day tripper still a day tripper if its a color other than ravello?

"Day Tripper" is Leffot's name for the ravello captoe on a grant last
"Hunting boot" is Tassel's name for a ravello captoe boot on Barrie

Alden DC stocks a cigar captoe boot on grant with commando soles (both of the boots I mentioned above are on waterlock" - I dont think they have a name for it

No one stocks a whiskey boot in that style that I know of

A few retailers stock color 8 boots in the style (this is a plain captoe with no punching)
post #31550 of 86684
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

try not to overthink it....once you get your first shell, you will want another, then another, then another. Before you know it you will have broken all your rules against doubling up and you will not be disappointed icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

I will try, and I know you are probably right about eventually breaking my currently plan to not double up. As an example, I think the shoe I am most drawn to is the cigar LWB, but part of me feels like the quintessential color to have is #8 -- which starts a long, internal debate.
post #31551 of 86684
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

try not to overthink it....once you get your first shell, you will want another, then another, then another. Before you know it you will have broken all your rules against doubling up and you will not be disappointed icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif


As you may see, I have moved from Johnston & Murphy, to Allen Edmands, to Alden. My next Alden should be what? I'd like it to be shell cordovan, would like a tan or walnut, probably a balmoral as I have learned that bluchers are not OK with a suit. Any ideas?

I understand that blutchers are less formal than balmorals, but where is this idea coming from? I feel like I'm in the middle, age wise of those on this forum and for as long as I've been in the work force, LWB's and PTB's have been a staple of business attire. More importantly, fifty years ago, do you think the dozens of American shoe makers making shell and calf LWB's and PTB's were selling them to 20 and 30 somethings wearing selvage denim?
post #31552 of 86684
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Originally Posted by Dbc0919 View Post

I understand that blutchers are less formal than balmorals, but where is this idea coming from? I feel like I'm in the middle, age wise of those on this forum and for as long as I've been in the work force, LWB's and PTB's have been a staple of business attire. More importantly, fifty years ago, do you think the dozens of American shoe makers making shell and calf LWB's and PTB's were selling them to 20 and 30 somethings wearing selvage denim?

I think much of it is tradition. The same way a suit is more formal than a sports jacket/trousers. The majority of people won't know the difference between a blucher or bal. It also depends on the "work force" that you are in. Some are more formal than others.
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Cigar PTBs from Italy.
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Here is my closet:
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Indy 8
Cxl Jumpers w commando soles
Hugo Boss dk green chelsea boots
RL Marlow
Frye lwb (my beaters I guess)

Thinking of putting a mirror shine on the jumper captoes. Thoughts?
Edited by triumphman - 7/2/12 at 10:03pm
post #31555 of 86684
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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post


I will try, and I know you are probably right about eventually breaking my currently plan to not double up. As an example, I think the shoe I am most drawn to is the cigar LWB, but part of me feels like the quintessential color to have is #8 -- which starts a long, internal debate.

you must own the LWB in BOTH #8 (quintessential Alden) and cigar (the "best" Alden shoe).

ergo you must double up. 

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post #31556 of 86684
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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post

I will try, and I know you are probably right about eventually breaking my currently plan to not double up. As an example, I think the shoe I am most drawn to is the cigar LWB, but part of me feels like the quintessential color to have is #8 -- which starts a long, internal debate.

If you start buying Alden shell, you will double up. I guarantee it. nod[1].gif

As for the LWB, just get the shell rainbow and call it good. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #31557 of 86684
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

"Day Tripper" is Leffot's name for the ravello captoe on a grant last
"Hunting boot" is Tassel's name for a ravello captoe boot on Barrie
Alden DC stocks a cigar captoe boot on grant with commando soles (both of the boots I mentioned above are on waterlock" - I dont think they have a name for it
No one stocks a whiskey boot in that style that I know of
A few retailers stock color 8 boots in the style (this is a plain captoe with no punching)

Shoemart stocks this boot in black shell and 8. I have it in 8. It's on the Grant last. I like it.
post #31558 of 86684
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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post

(My apologies if this sort of question has been asked before, but for fun...) if you could have only 1 pair of cordovan Aldens in each color -- black, burgundy/#8, cigar, ravello, and whiskey -- what would they be? You are welcome to double up ("all LWB" is acceptable, for example) or restrict yourself to picking 5 different styles. I'll get us started, though note that I don't yet own any Aldens, so this is not based in experience:
Black - Monk Strap
Burgundy/#8 - LWB
Cigar - LHS
Ravello - NST
Whiskey - Chukka Boot

Okay, again, I don't subscribe to the idea of limiting oneself in such reckless fashion, but that aside, here's my list:

 

Whiskey - Chukka (this color is often too casual for dressy attire, so I opt to place it here)

Ravello - PTB (only a PTB can allow the Ravello to show its unadulterated beauty)

Cigar - LWB (if a horse could look sexy, this would be it)

#4 - Whatever the hell you can find - it's like spotting a unicorn

#8 - LWB (the quintessential Alden)

Black - Medallion toe blucher (no captoe, but plain) - anyone know where I can find one?  

post #31559 of 86684
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Originally Posted by thecentennial View Post

Cigar PTBs from Italy.

nice shoes, where did you bought them in italy ?
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Mauro Polluzi, in the recent 50% off sale

Actually ordered an EU44 - which should equate to an US10.5, but they they sent me a US10E - still fit though, with the extra width..satisfied.gif
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