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The Tan Suede Blucher has a more relaxed look than any other shoes in that category. And I think I like it. Well, I live in a country where we have four seasons, I am not sure if it works to use those shoes in the fall, winter or spring season. Btw, I am a student so I would love to buy shell cordovan shoes, but I can't wear them everyday like you guys. One day, I can do the same as you. So there is no reason to buy pretty expensive shoes I only wear one time pr quarter.  

 

How is the size and the quality of these shoes?

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Really?  They're not suppose to do that. Do they charge shipping? If so, you're nearly paying what you would with TSM.

It is the new trend. If they turn it in to NY State then it is perfectly OK.


That stinks, $60 for NY state tax and shipping... when I purchased a pair of 975 form Sherman Bros in Philly, they didn't have it in stock so they had Alden ship it directly to my home in TX.  No shipping or tax was applied. I may wait for NRO to go 20 or 25% off for my next pair of 9901.  Anyone heard anything from them.  Labor Day weekend sounds like an NRO holiday sale.

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The Tan Suede Blucher has a more relaxed look than any other shoes in that category. And I think I like it. Well, I live in a country where we have four seasons, I am not sure if it works to use those shoes in the fall, winter or spring season. Btw, I am a student so I would love to buy shell cordovan shoes, but I can't wear them everyday like you guys. One day, I can do the same as you. So there is no reason to buy pretty expensive shoes I only wear one time pr quarter.  


How is the size and the quality of these shoes?

Tan suede unlined PTBs are an excellent choice. I have them and they are one of my favorite pairs. They tend to be on the Barrie last, so size down one half size from your normal shoe size...
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For those who have the J Crew color 8 cap toe boot (barrie), does it dress up pretty well, or is it strictly for casual attire.  Looking for my first shell boot and hoping to use casually (chinos, jeans, etc...) and occasionally dress it up some with jacket and tie, maybe a suit.  Thanks in advance...

I had it but later sold it. It's a very nice make up, but I hated the speed hooks and the general bulkiness about the ankle. that being said, I think it works equally well, both casually and jacket and tie. Poss a suit, since it would appear as a cap toe oxford...
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The Tan Suede Blucher has a more relaxed look than any other shoes in that category. And I think I like it. Well, I live in a country where we have four seasons, I am not sure if it works to use those shoes in the fall, winter or spring season. Btw, I am a student so I would love to buy shell cordovan shoes, but I can't wear them everyday like you guys. One day, I can do the same as you. So there is no reason to buy pretty expensive shoes I only wear one time pr quarter.  


How is the size and the quality of these shoes?

I really like mine. Mine are snuff suede. Got them from Unionmade. Great summer shoe as well. They pair well with shorts and no socks. nod[1].gif
post #34311 of 87416

esteemed forumites,

 

i have a question about the graininess of my #8 nfb's. after alden of sf repaired the wayward quarter stitching, i have worn these about five times and have been religiously adherent to the mac dogma. they have been brushed before and after wearings, and the after-brushing is preceded by a damp wipe.

 

an introductory photo (apologies for the relatively harsh bokeh of the nikkor 50/1.8):

 

what irks me, though, is the graininess of the vamp leather. the harsh reflection of the sunlight on the vamp of the right shoe below highlights what i am referring to. it looks grainy and feels grainy, and has nowhere near the near-mirror finish of the toe. (seems a bit bizarre, since the toe and the vamp are the same piece of leather.) no amount of brushing seems to reduce this graininess. is this a characteristic of my specimen of shell, or will the graininess smooth out over time? are any remedies warranted?

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anyone stocking or running a pre-order on some ravello chukkas? I'm tired of boots and have some captoe's  coming, need a chukka to try out..

 

thanks in advance

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The Tan Suede Blucher ..

That is a fantastic looking, understated shoe. Good taste.
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That stinks, $60 for NY state tax and shipping... when I purchased a pair of 975 form Sherman Bros in Philly, they didn't have it in stock so they had Alden ship it directly to my home in TX.  No shipping or tax was applied. I may wait for NRO to go 20 or 25% off for my next pair of 9901.  Anyone heard anything from them.  Labor Day weekend sounds like an NRO holiday sale.

NRO has a Labor Day sale but it excludes Alden unfortunately.
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Eh. I've heard enough bad press about NRO and would avoid them regardless.

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Mine was $42 tax and $18 shipping. I know states are trying to tax Internet and out of state sales. In Missouri, when a business buys something from an out of state supplier, and there is no sales tax imposed, you must declare it and pay a 4% "use tax". When they first imposed this, it was retroactive, going back three years. That check would have covered a few pair of Aldens. Ouch.

 

omg.....if Amore really charge sales tax to international order, the total cost with international shipping might even higher than the local price......ffffuuuu.gif

I need to check with them rightaway and cut the order if necessary......

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That stinks, $60 for NY state tax and shipping... when I purchased a pair of 975 form Sherman Bros in Philly, they didn't have it in stock so they had Alden ship it directly to my home in TX.  No shipping or tax was applied. I may wait for NRO to go 20 or 25% off for my next pair of 9901.  Anyone heard anything from them.  Labor Day weekend sounds like an NRO holiday sale.

Pennsylvania does not tax most clothing or shoes: http://www.pacode.com/secure/data/061/chapter53/chap53toc.html. Also, free shipping from Sherman Bros. for orders over $50. I've had pretty good service from them the few times I've ordered. My 990s are from them, in fact.
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That stinks, $60 for NY state tax and shipping... when I purchased a pair of 975 form Sherman Bros in Philly, they didn't have it in stock so they had Alden ship it directly to my home in TX.  No shipping or tax was applied. I may wait for NRO to go 20 or 25% off for my next pair of 9901.  Anyone heard anything from them.  Labor Day weekend sounds like an NRO holiday sale.

Pennsylvania does not tax most clothing or shoes: http://www.pacode.com/secure/data/061/chapter53/chap53toc.html. Also, free shipping from Sherman Bros. for orders over $50. I've had pretty good service from them the few times I've ordered. My 990s are from them, in fact.


Yes, those guys are great there.  They occasionally put some Aldens on sale there.  My 975s were $500 (or 515) and sent directly from Alden, no shipping or tax.

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Has anyone here purchased Barrie Last "high lacing" boots in their "regular" size, i.e. not a half size down? I size down .5 in Barrie shoes but when I do the same for the high lacing boots (not the Chukka) they seem like they are too short after extended wearings, seems to have to do with where the shoe is breaking.

Any advice?
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I had a pair with the "graininess" you have.  It doesn't go away and it will never be as shiny as the rest of the shoe.  You can kind of brush it out but as soon as you walk in them and your foot flexes it will come back.  I was told it happens sometimes and that "no cordovan is perfect".  I ordered mine through the mail so now if I get a pair like that I send it back.  I was lucky enough to sell mine for a small loss.  Hope this helps.

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