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Gorgeous! Are those on the Grant last?

yes, grant last
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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post



That is simply a hand-sewn apron, not a NST (Norwegian Split Toe).  The "U-Tip" (V-Tip?) Aldens that I have seen are also different construction.  Mr. Chorizo is correct that the construction of those is using a reverse machine stitch, and is actually bringing together 3 separate pieces of leather.  The apron on those is actually a "plug" that is sewn on using a machine stitch (see also the JM Weston Demi-Chasse, and various Allen Edmonds models like the Walton, Delray, and La Salle).  The Norwegian Split Toes, and hand-sewn apron models that Alden makes are simply a decorative stitch on what would otherwise be a plain toe shoe.  They have also made some Indy Shoes that look just like this, and it is the same stitching style used on the Indy Boots. Those are definitely beautiful shoes though!!!

Ok...so what does Alden call the style in question? As far as I know Alden does not call this a "hand-sewn apron" or "HSA".

This is from Leather Soul's page

"I’ve been wearing these cigar U-Tips twice a week for about 3 years now. I’ll be sending them in for restoration soon. I like the change in color they’ve gone through so I will make sure to tell Alden not to polish the uppers when they do the restoration.

Laurence O."

I know LS is not the be all and end all, but I'm sure they know more about shoe designations than you or I...

V-Tip
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U-Tip
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But...i've been wrong many times before.
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Ok...so what does Alden call the style in question? As far as I know Alden does not call this a "hand-sewn apron" or "HSA".
This is from Leather Soul's page
"I’ve been wearing these cigar U-Tips twice a week for about 3 years now. I’ll be sending them in for restoration soon. I like the change in color they’ve gone through so I will make sure to tell Alden not to polish the uppers when they do the restoration.
Laurence O."
I know LS is not the be all and end all, but I'm sure they know more about shoe designations than you or I...
V-Tip
RIMG1971.JPG
U-Tip
lo11.jpg
But...i've been wrong many times before.

 

I didn't say in my post that those are not U-Tips.  I was addressing Mr. Chorizo's comment that the V-Tips are made using a machine stitching technique using separate pieces of leather, as seen in the photo you posted above.  The gentleman that I quoted and addressed in my response seemed to be asking if these were a NST without the middle seam.  I also didn't say that Alden calls them "HSA."  I was simply stating that they are hand-sewn aprons, which seems to disqualify them from being V-Tips based on previously cited examples.  I don't know what Alden calls them, and if Leather Soul calls them U-Tips then I wouldn't see any reason to argue with it.  It is a u-shaped apron after all. 

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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

I didn't say in my post that those are not U-Tips.  I was addressing Mr. Chorizo's comment that the V-Tips are made using a machine stitching technique using separate pieces of leather, as seen in the photo you posted above.  The gentleman that I quoted and addressed in my response seemed to be asking if these were a NST without the middle seam.  I also didn't say that Alden calls them "HSA."  I was simply stating that they are hand-sewn aprons, which seems to disqualify them from being V-Tips based on previously cited examples.  I don't know what Alden calls them, and if Leather Soul calls them U-Tips then I wouldn't see any reason to argue with it.  It is a u-shaped apron after all. 

Got ya wink.gif If I misquoted you, I apologize
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Just pre-ordered a piar of Adlen Wintip boots in Ravello.

 

 

The wait begins.

 

It maybe September or October of next year.

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Just pre-ordered a piar of Adlen Wintip boots in Ravello.


The wait begins.

It maybe September or October of next year.

from where?
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That's too bad, but hopefully you should be able to sell them here for a decent percentage of the purchase price. In the future, I'd recommend going through a retailer with a good return policy, such as TSM.
It would be good to know how you intend to wear them, but I'd probably go with a PTB or chukka in #8 or cigar. You already have some brogues, but you might also consider the RL Marlow wingtips. With the current sale going on, they come to $505.75 + tax.

Took your advice and posted the black PTBs on the SF classifieds. Thanks for the tip, Papa. Next time I will learn. Meanwhile, someone will profit from the errors of my ways...

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from where?

TSM

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Got ya wink.gif If I misquoted you, I apologize

No worries!  Just wanted to make sure I wasn't misunderstood. 

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Is this the same boot in the same color? Color looks much nicer on the first one but they are both just listed as snuff

http://www.trunkclothiers.com/brands/alden/plain-toe-boot.html
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http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/JCrewingoodcompany/Alden/PRDOVR~19204/19204.jsp
19204_EC0327_d1?$pdp_fs418$
post #37091 of 87382
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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post

Just pre-ordered a piar of Adlen Wintip boots in Ravello.


The wait begins.

It maybe September or October of next year.

i highly doubt it'll be next year.. some people have been waiting a couple years already.
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i highly doubt it'll be next year.. some people have been waiting a couple years already.

Wow I didn't realize.

 

The gal said it could be a bit later, but I got the impression it might be a month or only two later at the most.

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Is this the same boot in the same color? Color looks much nicer on the first one but they are both just listed as snuff Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Viberg makes a much better looking boot in this vein.

I expect to see my pre-ordered Ravello boots sometime this decade.
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every Viberg boot I've seen either has a horrible looking sole (most of them) or a raised toe that looks like clown boots.
post #37095 of 87382
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Wow I didn't realize.

The gal said it could be a bit later, but I got the impression it might be a month or only two later at the most.

Prepare to wait up to 2 years for these, possibly longer
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