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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

Happens every time... When I write off any particular shoe model, Mac posts pics that make me want to buy them. These NSTs look great.

nephew,
thank you

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post #36782 of 87346
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Originally Posted by ubiquiti View Post

They were a Leffot makeup,
http://leffot.com/2011/09/29/alden-x-leffot-day-tripper-boot/

As a side note there is also a Ravello cap toe makeup by Tassels HK, but it is on the barrie and has a closed heel.

On the other hand, I have narrowed my next Alden purchase down to two and I want your guys' opinion.

It's either:

Ravello LWB with crepe sole



Cigar Cap Toe Boot with Commando sole,



I'm currently leaning towards the cigar cap toe boot.

i agree with your conclusion-go with cigar cap toe boot
post #36783 of 87346
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

This is my size too and it's pretty rare that these crop up anywhere. Unfortunately the commando sole ruins this specific model for me. And are these from and SF member? They have REguy's size chart up there!

I believe he is a poster here.

it's incredibly low class he not only takes other peoples pictures without crediting them, but then watermarks them as his own. such a dirt bag move

for those reading, I'm 95% sure that is a picture from zippy, and the size chart from reguy
post #36784 of 87346
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Originally Posted by ubiquiti View Post

They were a Leffot makeup,
http://leffot.com/2011/09/29/alden-x-leffot-day-tripper-boot/

As a side note there is also a Ravello cap toe makeup by Tassels HK, but it is on the barrie and has a closed heel.

On the other hand, I have narrowed my next Alden purchase down to two and I want your guys' opinion.

It's either:

Ravello LWB with crepe sole



Cigar Cap Toe Boot with Commando sole,




I'm currently leaning towards the cigar cap toe boot.

Go with the cigar model. The crepe sole on a shell LWB is nothing short of bizarre - at least to my eye. But that's just me.
post #36785 of 87346
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Originally Posted by ubiquiti View Post

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
They were a Leffot makeup,
http://leffot.com/2011/09/29/alden-x-leffot-day-tripper-boot/

As a side note there is also a Ravello cap toe makeup by Tassels HK, but it is on the barrie and has a closed heel.

On the other hand, I have narrowed my next Alden purchase down to two and I want your guys' opinion.

It's either:

Ravello LWB with crepe sole
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Cigar Cap Toe Boot with Commando sole,
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


I'm currently leaning towards the cigar cap toe boot.

Where do you plan on finding these boots?
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by ubiquiti View Post

They were a Leffot makeup,
http://leffot.com/2011/09/29/alden-x-leffot-day-tripper-boot/

As a side note there is also a Ravello cap toe makeup by Tassels HK, but it is on the barrie and has a closed heel.

On the other hand, I have narrowed my next Alden purchase down to two and I want your guys' opinion.

It's either:

Ravello LWB with crepe sole



Cigar Cap Toe Boot with Commando sole,




I'm currently leaning towards the cigar cap toe boot.

Go with the cigar model. The crepe sole on a shell LWB is nothing short of bizarre - at least to my eye. But that's just me.


I couldn't agree more... while I like the double leather sole best, the commando soles go well with boots (even shell).  Not sure I would buy anything shell with crepe soles even with a big-time discount.

 

Has anyone come across a make up that pairs well with the crepe sole??

post #36787 of 87346
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Originally Posted by ubiquiti View Post

They were a Leffot makeup,
http://leffot.com/2011/09/29/alden-x-leffot-day-tripper-boot/

As a side note there is also a Ravello cap toe makeup by Tassels HK, but it is on the barrie and has a closed heel.

On the other hand, I have narrowed my next Alden purchase down to two and I want your guys' opinion.

It's either:

Ravello LWB with crepe sole
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Cigar Cap Toe Boot with Commando sole,
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


I'm currently leaning towards the cigar cap toe boot.

I'd go with the longwings just because I've never been big on cap toes. I know the crepe sole doesn't get much love on here but I've got three different pair of Aldens on the crepe sole and find them incredibly comfortable, especially on days where I am on my feet a lot.
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Which ones do you have with crepe soles?

post #36789 of 87346
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post


I couldn't agree more... while I like the double leather sole best, the commando soles go well with boots (even shell).  Not sure I would buy anything shell with crepe soles even with a big-time discount.

Has anyone come across a make up that pairs well with the crepe sole??

Yes - my cigar PTB crepe is probably my second most worn Alden. Cigar seems to go well with a lot of different soles. In non cordovan models, alpine grain looks good on crepe.

Also, with regards to the captoes, Alden DC stocks cigar captoe boots on the commando sole, call them to see if they have your size, if not, you can probably get on their list.
post #36790 of 87346
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post

Which ones do you have with crepe soles?

All Weather Walker and kudu LWB. I was thinking my alpine leather LWB was crepe but it's on the red brick which is just as comfortable.
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

This is the perfect cordovan on crepe model:

http://unionmadegoods.com/Alden_Beale_Cordovan_5_Eye_Dover_in_Cigar_3443.html


I don't doubt you, but I can't help but think that would be even better in a double leather sole.  But I suppose if you were looking for a shell shoe with a crepe sole, this would be the one.

post #36793 of 87346
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post


I don't doubt you, but I can't help but think that would be even better in a double leather sole.  But I suppose if you were looking for a shell shoe with a crepe sole, this would be the one.

There is something to be said for throwing on some denim with these shoes in crepe and being able to walk in a variety of conditions all day while having better footwear than basically 100% of your peers... I don't think these shoes should be the first in an Alden collection but can play a great part
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Yeah, I recently contacted Unionmade to ask when they were going to restock the Beale cigar PTB on crepe, and they said they had no plans to do so. I've got a couple Aldens on crepe (suede chukkas and roughout boots, similar to the "Roy") and I love wearing them. I'm seriously considering buying a pair of Polo Marlow PTBs and having them resoled with crepe at B.Nelson.
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Just pre-ordered my first pair of LWB's. To date have 4 pair of Aldens, all boots.

Alden x Leffot Longwing, Natural Chromexcel
natcxllwb.jpg

Digging their versatility, I'll probably wear these more casually than dress.
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