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post #34741 of 94529
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Originally Posted by Morgan View Post

I'm torn between the frans boone cigar plain toe models.
On the one hand, I love the all day comfort and kick-around nature of the crepe soles.
On the other hand, I love the variegated antique edgetrim of the leather soles.
Crepe sole, bad lighting:

Leather sole:

You already have a cigar longwing on a leather sole, right? The cigar PTB on crepe seems to be the only cordovan model that actually looks really good on crepe - it's pretty popular (made by three retailers). I would say get it for variety's sake. You can always switch out the crepe for leather or dainite later. I was surprised by how much I wore my cigar PTBs on crepe in the spring and summer. I'll wear it less now that it is boot season but it is a great makeup.
post #34742 of 94529
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My first pair of Alden's.......

Oxblood Brixton Boots...   Was really worried about getting the size right but I think I nailed it.


First inspection.







Gonna go put a few miles on em.

Hope this doesn't become an expensive habit...

Nice boots.

Even the dog appears to approve.


That Gibson SG is pretty amazing!  I like the boots too...

post #34743 of 94529
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

You already have a cigar longwing on a leather sole, right? The cigar PTB on crepe seems to be the only cordovan model that actually looks really good on crepe - it's pretty popular (made by three retailers). I would say get it for variety's sake. You can always switch out the crepe for leather or dainite later. I was surprised by how much I wore my cigar PTBs on crepe in the spring and summer. I'll wear it less now that it is boot season but it is a great makeup.

Yeah, I do have the cigar LWB, and the edge trim was a selling point. I know Unionmade does a similar crepe sole model - who's the third?
post #34744 of 94529
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Originally Posted by Morgan View Post

I'm torn between the frans boone cigar plain toe models.
On the one hand, I love the all day comfort and kick-around nature of the crepe soles.
On the other hand, I love the variegated antique edgetrim of the leather soles.

Depends on planned usage. The leather sole is almost certainly more attractive, and makes the shoe more versatile in terms of outfit coordination. But that is true of any sole vs. the crepe, and yet people continue to buy crepe (including myself)... obviously there is more to the question of "what shoe to buy" than how it looks.

I have ravello longwings on crepe soles, and while on the one hand I sometimes wish they were on leather soles so I'd feel comfortable wearing them to the office, on the other hand I'm glad to have a handsome walking shoe for really pounding pavement. Even if the crepe sole is limiting, I probably wear them more for having the crepe sole than I would if they were leather-soled. This is because when I want crepe I have exactly two options at the moment, and when I want a leather-soled shoe I have about 15 options.
post #34745 of 94529
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Originally Posted by Morgan View Post

Yeah, I do have the cigar LWB, and the edge trim was a selling point. I know Unionmade does a similar crepe sole model - who's the third?

Winn Perry did them as well - I bought their version from a poster here. Unlike the Unionmade and Frans Boone models, the Winn Perry model doesn't have eyelets
post #34746 of 94529
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Originally Posted by Morgan View Post

I'm torn between the frans boone cigar plain toe models.
On the one hand, I love the all day comfort and kick-around nature of the crepe soles.
On the other hand, I love the variegated antique edgetrim of the leather soles.
Crepe sole, bad lighting:
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Leather sole:

 

Leather sole for versatility. 

post #34747 of 94529
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

You already have a cigar longwing on a leather sole, right? The cigar PTB on crepe seems to be the only cordovan model that actually looks really good on crepe - it's pretty popular (made by three retailers). I would say get it for variety's sake. You can always switch out the crepe for leather or dainite later. I was surprised by how much I wore my cigar PTBs on crepe in the spring and summer. I'll wear it less now that it is boot season but it is a great makeup.

Yeah, I do have the cigar LWB, and the edge trim was a selling point. I know Unionmade does a similar crepe sole model - who's the third?

Winn Perry did one.
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post #34748 of 94529
i'm pretty pleased with my crepe sole cigar ptb's (unionmade beales). i guess it depends on what you want it for. do you want to wear the shoes with khakis and suits? leather sole. khakis and jeans? crepe sole. for my needs, cigar on crepe is perfect.

the crepe vs leather issue is one of those things that seems like a big deal when you're on the internet, but once you have em on you don't really notice.

Beale_Cordovan_5_Eye_Dover_in_Cigar_0.jpg

also: the crepe sole is really comfy.
post #34749 of 94529
I actually like all of Frans Boone's plain toe models on crepe:





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jcrew #8 perf captoe today

 

 

 

^ Beautiful.

 

 

 

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Santa came early for me... My new Ravello Indy's courtesy of the wonderful folks at Frans Boone...





Sorry for the crappy iphone pictures in my lightless man cave of an apartment

 

 

^ Stunning! Plaza is more appropriate for a dress-boot than Barrie/Trubalance IMO. These are so pretty.

 

 

 

 

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Rainy Day #8

 

 

Perfect. Love seeing the advantages of shell utilized.

 

 

 

 

 

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Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos

 

 

This looks horrible. Why didn't you just buy them in this color?

post #34751 of 94529
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rudeboy friday





epaulet cigar brixton

Awesome
post #34752 of 94529

crepe, considering i have lwb on leather..for variety sake.

post #34753 of 94529
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Originally Posted by Patek View Post

That's what I like to see! People baby their shoes too much--beat them up, they are boots after all!
I find that a trip to the muddy dog park is a great way to get some paw scratches and patina.

I've decided that I am going to try and beat the sh!t out of these Tankers this year. My plan is to wear them everyday that I do not need to wear dress shoes.
post #34754 of 94529
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I've decided that I am going to try and beat the sh!t out of these Tankers this year. My plan is to wear them everyday that I do not need to wear dress shoes.

I wholeheartedly recommend this (there's too much babying of shell in the world)
I've done exactly that with my tankers and love them even more.
the only thing i'd say you should look out for is that the stitching around the toe can start to fray if you are really rough on them.
post #34755 of 94529
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Originally Posted by Michigan Planner View Post

I've decided that I am going to try and beat the sh!t out of these Tankers this year. My plan is to wear them everyday that I do not need to wear dress shoes.
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I wholeheartedly recommend this (there's too much babying of shell in the world)
I've done exactly that with my tankers and love them even more.
the only thing i'd say you should look out for is that the stitching around the toe can start to fray if you are really rough on them.

Who's carrying tankers these days? Is citishoes it?
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