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post #35701 of 89927
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Originally Posted by mr chorizo View Post

speaking of ravello, this auction will be VERY interesting to watch.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Alden-Ravello-Shell-Cordovan-Cap-Toe-Boot-Flex-Welt-/261108382526?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item3ccb45bb3e
quite a shame this is in my size....

Someone buy my 10.5D day trippers so I can buy these!

Three way trade if you will....help me out people!

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post #35702 of 89927
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Originally Posted by trunks206 View Post


Someone buy my 10.5D day trippers so I can buy these!
Three way trade if you will....help me out people!

PM sent w/ question! (And interest) :)

post #35703 of 89927
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post

Trying to decide between the J Crew #8 Cap Toe boot and the #8 Wingtip Boot (both with double leather sole).  Any thoughts? If it helps, I do have color LWB.

I have the wing boot and while it's obviously gorgeous, I sort of regret not going for cap toe instead now that I've shifted my style a bit. I suppose it depends on what you normally wear.
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post

Trying to decide between the J Crew #8 Cap Toe boot and the #8 Wingtip Boot (both with double leather sole).  Any thoughts? If it helps, I do have color LWB. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


If you have a #8 LWB and don't have a #8 cap toe blucher, I'd go for the #8 cap toe boot. If you choose the wingtips, just make sure you'll get enough use out of them. For cap toe boots, I might also throw in this one from TSM:



and this one from J. Gilbert:

post #35705 of 89927

Just in from TSM, took a huge gamble on sizing since I didn't get to try them on in-person before purchase. Rather I went with word of mouth and got the same size as my barrie size.

 

As it turns out, these are the best fitting Aldens I have. Crease in the vamp is from trying on

post #35706 of 89927
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post

Trying to decide between the J Crew #8 Cap Toe boot and the #8 Wingtip Boot (both with double leather sole).  Any thoughts? If it helps, I do have color LWB.


Personally, I would choose (and have chosen) the captoe. And a different post mentioned the captoe from TSM on the Grant (which I have) and the captoe from JGilbirt on the Plaza. Either of these captoe boots will have a slimmer presentation than the JCrew captoe on the Barrie; however, the JCrew boot is the only one of the 3 that has a perf tip (if that matters to you).
post #35707 of 89927
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Originally Posted by ubiquiti View Post

Just in from TSM, took a huge gamble on sizing since I didn't get to try them on in-person before purchase. Rather I went with word of mouth and got the same size as my barrie size.

As it turns out, these are the best fitting Aldens I have. Crease in the vamp is from trying on

Nice man. I'd have to agree that the Shell LHS on the Van is one of my favorite Aldens icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

Personally, I would choose (and have chosen) the captoe. And a different post mentioned the captoe from TSM on the Grant (which I have) and the captoe from JGilbirt on the Plaza. Either of these captoe boots will have a slimmer presentation than the JCrew captoe on the Barrie; however, the JCrew boot is the only one of the 3 that has a perf tip (if that matters to you).

Another option is Alden of DC's #8 captoe boot on the grant last with commando sole.
post #35709 of 89927

I PM'd Che from Alden of DC and he reserved a 10D of their thor cigar perf-captoe makeup that's scheduled for Spring 2013. If you're interested in getting in on it it's worth sending him a PM to see if your size is available. 

post #35710 of 89927
Che's a she, folks (and very helpful)
post #35711 of 89927
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

Che's a she, folks (and very helpful)

lol8[1].gif Oops!

post #35712 of 89927
I' new as of this year to Aldens. I have the 403 and 404 boots.
I picked up a pair of natural cxl plain toe boots this week that
are used, way more comfortable than my other two.

Is there a break in period? My other two pair are still pretty new.
The shoe tongue moves to the left and they feel pretty stiff. Not
the case with the used pair I just got.
post #35713 of 89927
My brand new J Crew Alden Cap toe boots.

Loving them.


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Really like this makeup at Frans Boone.

post #35715 of 89927
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My brand new J Crew Alden Cap toe boots.
Loving them.


Congrats, enjoy wearing them. I have a pair on order and am anxiously awaiting an expected Nov delivery.

Question--- I also am expecting delivery of some shell burgundy Dalton's soon. Both of these boots seem to have black sole edge dressing. Unionmade has a makeup of a #8 WT boot with antique edge dressing which I think looks stunning. So I was considering taking one of these pairs and sanding off the black dressing and applying some AE chili edge dressing. There have been some posts of how to do this.

The J Crew boots were my candidate since doing this, I think, makes the boots more casual. The Barrie last is chunkier looking than the AE Dalton silhouette so I'd keep the Dalton's as is for dressier wear. Opinions?
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