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Originally Posted by Chien View Post

are the shoes trees required for boots? my TSM 4065 just arrived, was thinking if i need one of those since i will have a pair to rotate wearing now.
And if the shoes i have are the jcrew #8 captoe in barrie 8D, and TSM 4065 in 9D..
What size shoe trees should i be getting?
a link to where i can get them cheaply will be great too.

I use the same kind of shoe trees I use in my boots that I use in my shoes.

 

Go with the normal size depending on the size of the boot or shoe, no difference. 

post #37982 of 98738
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Originally Posted by ThArtOfWardrobe View Post

It is a perfectly simple question. A question regarding hue is objective... Those are the only two options necessary to answer the question.

Hue is associated with varying degrees on a continuum (which by default, negates a binary response). More specifically, you asked a perfectly simple closed-ended question.
post #37983 of 98738
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Originally Posted by PhiPsi32 View Post

^^^ All these all shell cordovan? Or different materials?

All shell.
post #37984 of 98738
Natural or brown chromexcel for a boot? I cant decide.
post #37985 of 98738
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Originally Posted by Stewbone View Post

Natural or brown chromexcel for a boot? I cant decide.

Also asked myself this for a while. Then I decided to get a pair of NAT CXL LWB so that leaves me with the regular for the boot. Either way I think you cannot go wrong.
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Quick question, and I am sorry if this has already been asked several times over, but what exactly is chromexcel? I've read the info on this link, http://horween.wordpress.com/2010/03/23/chromexcel%C2%AE-2/, and this indicates that it's a combo tanned leather, but a combo of what?

 

 

Thanks for any response.

 

Edit: Never mind, I found the info, it's calf.

post #37987 of 98738
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Originally Posted by Eleganza View Post

Quick question, and I am sorry if this has already been asked several times over, but what exactly is chromexcel? I've read the info on this link, http://horween.wordpress.com/2010/03/23/chromexcel%C2%AE-2/, and this indicates that it's a combo tanned leather, but a combo of what?

 

 

Thanks for any response.

 

Edit: Never mind, I found the info, it's calf.


It's a combo of chrome tanned (tanned with chromium salts) and vegetable tanned (tanned with natural vegetable matter, the oldest method of tanning leather).

post #37988 of 98738
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Originally Posted by OfficeLinebacke View Post

I'm almost embarrassed to say this but Black Shell Cordovan PTB.  Gotta cover the basics first.

Nothing to be embarrassed about, depends on what you already have, your particular needs and personal preferences. I have two black shells, one cigar, and one color #8 with another hopefully arriving any day.

As for you, unless you already have something in burgundy, or just want black, consider the #8 PTB. I have to say that black shoes are black shoes, but the #8 and cigar are exceptional colors. They are classic shoes yet stand out from the ordinary. I am already debating on my next one, maybe another cigar or ravello.
post #37989 of 98738
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Originally Posted by Eleganza View Post

Quick question, and I am sorry if this has already been asked several times over, but what exactly is chromexcel? I've read the info on this link, http://horween.wordpress.com/2010/03/23/chromexcel%C2%AE-2/, and this indicates that it's a combo tanned leather, but a combo of what?

 

 

Thanks for any response.

 

Edit: Never mind, I found the info, it's calf.

 

Actually chromexel is a tanning process or "recipe."  They make chromexel out of several leathers including calf, full cow, and horse. 

post #37990 of 98738

 

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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

 

Which hue are those? Seems pretty balanced between red and olive. 

Red...it's hard to see from my crappy phone photo :)  I'm loving them. They're my favorite pair, although I only own a few.

 
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Originally Posted by Eleganza View Post

I now must go and cop a pair of red socks!! laugh.gif Simply beautiful with the cigar and denim!

Thanks brother!

 

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Originally Posted by thebeebs View Post

I have to side with mexicutioner on this one.  You are asking for an opinion on shade, which is subjective.  Two people could have differing opinions on this issue.  Something like "color name" or "last name" or "size" falls under the realm of objective.  While I'm not defending AoC in any way, this isn't a binary question you're asking.

 

I hear you but I asked about hue, not shade. I didn't care if they were a light or dark shade and would agree that a question about shade would have required a subjective answer. But with respect to hue, green and red are on opposing sides of the color wheel. In my opinion, someone selling cigar should be able to tell me in which of the opposing sides of the wheel this particular brown leaned relative to what he's seen come through his shop over the last dozen or so years: green, or the opposing red. 

 

I know you weren't necessarily defending Adam, but again, I'm happy that many have had good experiences with him. I was just adding my experience to a discussion on his service.

 

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Originally Posted by dsmivtr View Post


Hue is associated with varying degrees on a continuum (which by default, negates a binary response). More specifically, you asked a perfectly simple closed-ended question.

Correct, but when referring to opposing points on a collectively exhaustive continuum, it is binary.

post #37991 of 98738
So, I've got the captoe boot in #8 on the Grant last. I love them and they fit great. Barrie was never quite right for me. Should I go ahead at get the same boot in Cigar? All my other shells are Allen Edmonds PTBs in black and burgundy. That makes for a versatile collection, doesn't it?

I want to pull the trigger but, you guys know, dropping some big coin on yet another pair of shoes always makes you sweat! On the other hand Cigar is rare and I don't want to let the opportunity pass.
post #37992 of 98738
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Originally Posted by Eleganza View Post

HI fella's, new here. Long time lurker, just decided to post.

My small Alden footwear wardrobe.



The black suede's are my oldest pair at eleven years old, with the brown's being ten.

welcome!
post #37993 of 98738
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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

Which hue are those? Seems pretty balanced between red and olive. 

those are definitely "sort of green" and "a little red." no question.
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Originally Posted by ThArtOfWardrobe View Post

Correct, but when referring to opposing points on a collectively exhaustive continuum, it is binary.

that's not how binary works. binary is 1 and 0. are the longwings you posted 1 or 0?

like i said before, it seems like you don't realize how un-simple the question you're asking is. seems like most everyone else in this thread does. you should think on that.
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Originally Posted by CTYGGG View Post

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Whiskey LWB

nephew,
+1 for whiskey and argyles
post #37995 of 98738
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Originally Posted by ecox View Post


#8 PTBs today.

nephew,
looking good
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