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post #34036 of 87445
Top 3
Cigar Captoe boot
#8ptb
Snuff suede longwings
Edited by ambivalence - 8/28/12 at 7:50pm

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post #34037 of 87445
if i was starting over and had unlimited choices:

unionmade beale cigar dovers
#8 punched captoe boot from j crew
BBBF black shell longwing (can't believe nobody has these on their top 3)


if i ever find a decent deal on the j crew boots, i'm going to sell my #8 wingtip boots and get the j crews instead. i think one pair of brogues is enough for me given how business casual my workplace is.
post #34038 of 87445
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Model 986 is color 8. Always verify the model number when you are able .....

Thanks. Of course... Pretty faded though...
post #34039 of 87445

I had a little surprise waiting for me when I got home today.  Unfortunately I don't have time for a proper unboxing right now.  But I think this will be a good one.

 

post #34040 of 87445
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Cigar Captoe boot
#8ptb
Snuff suede longwings

Beautiful bro.... nicely done..

post #34041 of 87445

Does anyone know where I can get a boot like this one (especially the Ravello) with a commando / lug / dainite sole? 

 

http://www.theshoemart.com/alden-mens-9-eyelet-wing-tip-boot-shell-cordovan-ravello-shell-cordovan/pvc-ald-mxsbd-44621h_ald_m_9_eyelet_wing_tip_boot_shell_cordovan.html

 

I'm planning these as my big splurge for the fall, but I want them to be somewhat weather resistant. 

post #34042 of 87445

My short answer is no.  But if it's that important to you B Nelson or another cobbler can re-sole the boots for you for a nominal fee.  Maybe not the answer you were looking for but something to consider.

 

Sweet boots BTW  .  .  .

 

post #34043 of 87445
grendel!!!

my cobbler glued on a vibram-brand lugged sole onto a pair of old alden wingtips. i think it was $40 total:

ff3fd901_brown-lwb.png

dunno if it's as good as getting a full resole w/commando sole, but it did the job. just think of it as a commando topy. so, if nothing else pans out, you can get the shoemart joints, then head to your local cobbler and plunk down $40 or so.
post #34044 of 87445

^^^ Sounds like a pretty good idea  .  .  .

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grendel!!!
my cobbler glued on a vibram-brand lugged sole onto a pair of old alden wingtips. i think it was $40 total:
ff3fd901_brown-lwb.png
dunno if it's as good as getting a full resole w/commando sole, but it did the job. just think of it as a commando topy. so, if nothing else pans out, you can get the shoemart joints, then head to your local cobbler and plunk down $40 or so.

 

Good suggestion... That may be the way I go. 

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My short answer is no.  But if it's that important to you B Nelson or another cobbler can re-sole the boots for you for a nominal fee.  Maybe not the answer you were looking for but something to consider.

Sweet boots BTW  .  .  .


These boots are great; however, I had quite an odd experience with them. They gave me crazy right knee pain - unlike anything I had had before - or since. I had to return them. And it caused me enough concern that I didn't even want an exchange. frown.gif
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grendel!!!
my cobbler glued on a vibram-brand lugged sole onto a pair of old alden wingtips. i think it was $40 total:
ff3fd901_brown-lwb.png
dunno if it's as good as getting a full resole w/commando sole, but it did the job. just think of it as a commando topy. so, if nothing else pans out, you can get the shoemart joints, then head to your local cobbler and plunk down $40 or so.
Who's your cobbler?
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if i was starting over and had unlimited choices:
unionmade beale cigar dovers
#8 punched captoe boot from j crew
BBBF black shell longwing (can't believe nobody has these on their top 3)
if i ever find a decent deal on the j crew boots, i'm going to sell my #8 wingtip boots and get the j crews instead. i think one pair of brogues is enough for me given how business casual my workplace is.
+1
post #34048 of 87445
^ its because no one can find that makeup anymore. quit rubbing it in! smile.gif
post #34049 of 87445
For the top 3 out of the 7 Aldens I've owned
#4 Wingtip Boot
BBBF Black LWB
Ravello PTB on modified.

If I could get 3 now:
#4 wingtip
BBBF Black LWB
Ravello or Cigar Captoe

First two pairs of Aldens were the 404 and 403
post #34050 of 87445
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These boots are great; however, I had quite an odd experience with them. They gave me crazy right knee pain - unlike anything I had had before - or since. I had to return them. And it caused me enough concern that I didn't even want an exchange. frown.gif


That's quite disturbing.  I wonder if something softer like a crepe sole would prevent that from happening.

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