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This is the perfect cordovan on crepe model:
http://unionmadegoods.com/Alden_Beale_Cordovan_5_Eye_Dover_in_Cigar_3443.html

That's the one I got.

 

I like them better than my LWB #8 on double leather.


Ooh...  hard to buy that, but I suppose it depends on what you're choosing to wear with it.  Denim I can certainly see, but I generally wear my color 8 LWB with business casual, not-so-formal suits, grey-wool slacks, chinos, etc...  Color 8 LWB is significantly more versatile, IMHO.

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post #36812 of 79479
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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.

Is leffot taking order for those captoe?
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Still very much in the honeymoon phase, I've worn these 3 times in the last week. I received several comments & questions about their make and the shine and even received a nod from the shine guy at the airport. They looked fairly drab out of the box but I took a brush to them for 15-20 minutes and they were transformed.

 

1000

 

 

I thought about applying a coat of reno but I just don't think they need it. One thing that I've found is that they are not dry at all nor have they exhibited any blooming. Compared to my other shell shoes, both AE they just look tremendous.

 

My AE Leeds and Macneil in burgundy shell look great after an application of Reno but appear visibly dry after just a day or two. A quick brushing brings them back but I'm happy that the Alden boots don't exhibit the same characteristics.

post #36814 of 79479
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Originally Posted by 100 yrs View Post

might be old news, but this site lists a #8 lwb on the grant last, which you don't see very often (at least that i'm aware of).
http://www.dann-online.com/clothing/aldenshoes/shoes%20page10.htm
no idea about this shop - the website is marginally worse than the alden one, which is quite a feat. it looks like an old link that hasn't been updated because there's some crazy talk about "custom" orders taking 6-10 weeks, but the prices are in line with current. thought i'd toss it out there in case anyone wants to give it a shot.


That is incorrect information (but I wish it was correct). Indeed, if you scroll down they correct themselves by stating the LWB is on the Barrie last. That website is a complete mess.
post #36815 of 79479
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Ooh...  hard to buy that, but I suppose it depends on what you're choosing to wear with it. Denim I can certainly see, but I generally wear my color 8 LWB with business casual, not-so-formal suits, grey-wool slacks, chinos, etc...  Color 8 LWB is significantly more versatile, IMHO.

And this is the issue for me with respect to crepe. A crepe soled shoe - IMO - is completely disqualified from anything but the most casual settings. But I have no doubt that it is comfortable.
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1000

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Mixed feelings on the crepe but the Roy Boot seems to just work for some reason. And I think it's J. Crew that has a natural cxl LWB with a crepe sole that looked pretty good. Very casual but I'm not sure I'd be dressing up those LWBs anyway
post #36818 of 79479
Unfortunately I might have to sell my Cigar Captoe boots on Grant last purchased from Kathy (Alden DC) 3 months ago. Grant last, size 9. Worn 3 times in excellent condition. PM me if interested.

cheers
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Unfortunately I might have to sell my Cigar Captoe boots on Grant last purchased from Kathy (Alden DC) 3 months ago. Grant last, size 9. Worn 3 times in excellent condition. PM me if interested.
cheers

I'm quite certain you will have some interested parties. biggrin.gif
post #36820 of 79479
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And this is the issue for me with respect to crepe. A crepe soled shoe - IMO - is completely disqualified from anything but the most casual settings. But I have no doubt that it is comfortable.

It's the sort of thing you buy solely to wear on the weekends or casual Fridays.

I had a pair of Aldens on a crepe sole and they're honestly not far off from sneakers in terms of cushion and comfort. I am planning on picking up a crepe sole model (that fits me better) in the near future for those weekend excursions that involve a lot of walking, but where I don't want to wear sneakers.
post #36821 of 79479
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It's the sort of thing you buy solely to wear on the weekends or casual Fridays.
I had a pair of Aldens on a crepe sole and they're honestly not far off from sneakers in terms of cushion and comfort. I am planning on picking up a crepe sole model (that fits me better) in the near future for those weekend excursions that involve a lot of walking, but where I don't want to wear sneakers.

 

I had written off anything with a crepe sole as something I'd never buy but am now reconsidering after all this talk about comfort.

post #36822 of 79479
Went with the Ravello LHS today.



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700

 

alden x beams japan

 

something different

post #36824 of 79479
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Originally Posted by johnnyrich7 View Post

Went with the Ravello LHS today.


Just beautiful. One I'd like to add to my rotation one day.
post #36825 of 79479
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

And this is the issue for me with respect to crepe. A crepe soled shoe - IMO - is completely disqualified from anything but the most casual settings. But I have no doubt that it is comfortable.

this obviously depends on your own situation - but - I find typically myself in a situation where crepe soles would be considered too casual <5 times a year on average. That would be weddings, funerals, and interviews...obviously my workplace is casual enough that sneakers are fine, so it's not like my crepe soled boots will be looked down upon smile.gif
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