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I don't understand how you people decide which pair of nearly identical shoes you're going to wear on a day to day basis..

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I don't understand how you people decide which pair of nearly identical shoes you're going to wear on a day to day basis..

I line them up around me and I spin around until I fall down...that's what I wear for the day. biggrin.gif
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I line them up around me and I spin around until I fall down...that's what I wear for the day. biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by lmaozedong View Post

I don't understand how you people decide which pair of nearly identical shoes you're going to wear on a day to day basis..

... says my girlfriend.
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

I have various models - shoes and boots - in shell, in the following colors:
black
opaque black
color 8 (lighter version and purple-ish version)
burgundy
dark brown
brown
cigar (darker version and lighter/olive-ish version)
color 4
ravello (light and dark)
whiskey
Color 4 is beautiful, and certainly unique, but ...... color 8 would be my first choice. And the decision is an easy one.
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nephew,
i agree with your conclusion
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Does anyone have a clue as to why Alden's horse hair brushes are so expensive?  They are even more expensive than shoe trees.  Am I missing something about them that makes them worth the cost? 

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Originally Posted by sazon View Post

Here are some pics of the #4 WTB and #4 Captoe Boot, with their Ravello WTB cousin in the middle. No real sunlight today, but the outside natural light shows off the color. The #4 WTB definitely looks lighter than the #4 Captoe. All 3 boots from The Shoe Mart.
I love the Barrie, but a #4 captoe boot on the Plaza would be incredible.,,,
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nephew,
thank you for posting
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nephew,
thank you for posting
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those cap toes look great. was wearing my #4 WTB today. looking forward to seeing those break in! they really have a great reddish tone to them.
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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

Does anyone have a clue as to why Alden's horse hair brushes are so expensive?  They are even more expensive than shoe trees.  Am I missing something about them that makes them worth the cost? 

A selection I've put together:

 

http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/accessories/necessaryluxuries/PRDOVR~10592/99102795804/ENE~1+2+3+22+4294967294+20~~~4~15~all~mode+matchallany~~~~~alden/10592.jsp

http://oakstreetbootmakers.com/accessories/brazilian-horsehair-shoe-brush

http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF587_1_40000000001_-1

 

AE's is also made in the USA, and retails for for $7.00.  Oak Street's is made in Brazil, and is $10.  It would take a lot to earn the premium that the Alden commands.

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A selection I've put together:

http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/accessories/necessaryluxuries/PRDOVR~10592/99102795804/ENE~1+2+3+22+4294967294+20~~~4~15~all~mode+matchallany~~~~~alden/10592.jsp
http://oakstreetbootmakers.com/accessories/brazilian-horsehair-shoe-brush
http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF587_1_40000000001_-1

AE's is also made in the USA, and retails for for $7.00.  Oak Street's is made in Brazil, and is $10.  It would take a lot to earn the premium that the Alden commands.

i just buy wal*mart ones. i think they're $3.95. genuine horsehair, made in israel.
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Originally Posted by jimney View Post

A selection I've put together:

 

http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/accessories/necessaryluxuries/PRDOVR~10592/99102795804/ENE~1+2+3+22+4294967294+20~~~4~15~all~mode+matchallany~~~~~alden/10592.jsp

http://oakstreetbootmakers.com/accessories/brazilian-horsehair-shoe-brush

http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF587_1_40000000001_-1

 

AE's is also made in the USA, and retails for for $7.00.  Oak Street's is made in Brazil, and is $10.  It would take a lot to earn the premium that the Alden commands.

 

Agreed.  I have a couple of Allen Edmonds brushes, and haven't had any trouble with them.  I know Alden charges a premium for exclusivity, but lets be honest here, these brushes are like six times the price of good quality competitors.  When compared to products of their competitors, they are the most expensive thing Alden sells (proportionally speaking).  That's why I wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something. 

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#8 cap toe boot
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Originally Posted by lmaozedong View Post

I don't understand how you people decide which pair of nearly identical shoes you're going to wear on a day to day basis..

There are much worse things in life, this I know for sure.

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