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Not always a fan of the captoe, but I like them from that angle on that sole with all eyelets.  Barrie or Grant?  They look round rather than pointy, which is what I like.

Thanks. Grant Last. I tried on all the variations of the Cap Toe #8 before going with these ones from Shoe Mart. They are my favorite ones.

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I wouldn't complain if you posted some more pics from different angles...

 

...Just sayin.

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Originally Posted by Michigan Planner View Post

Alden of Carmel has a pretty good selection of Cigar LWBs available. http://www.alden-of-carmel.com/Shoes-Cigar_284.htm

Alden SF
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I'm looking for a 35mm Black Cordovan Belt - Nickel Buckle.

SF said they only have 28" and 44".

NY said they are hard to find, and that Alden stopped making them a year and a half ago.  (however, I was able to get a cigar belt from SF over the summer when the received that unexpected shipment of exotic shell belts puzzled.gif .)

Haven't gotten in touch with DC yet, but the gentleman at the Madison location said that he heard from customers that Brooks Brothers has shell belts.  I saw some on their website, but they had an etched buckle.  I am not sure if they have a more conventional version at the Brooks Brothers on Madison, so thought I would post here to see if anyone knew what he was referring too?

Pics would be a plus!

Thanks in Advance.

At one point (early 2011-ish) I ordered a black shell and a burgundy shell belt from BB (the conventional version). I ended up sending them both back. After a simple try-on, the belts had the look of being stretched, and quite used. In short, I was not satisfied with the quality or the perceived durability. But I would imagine some here have had better experiences with shell belts from BB. As your post implies, it is worth pointing out that Alden does not make shell belts for BB.

Also, I am not a huge fan of the multi piece method that is necessarily used for shell belts; I personally don't care for how it looks in comparison to a one piece calf belt.
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

At one point (early 2011-ish) I ordered a black shell and a burgundy shell belt from BB (the conventional version). I ended up sending them both back. After a simple try-on, the belts had the look of being stretched, and quite used. In short, I was not satisfied with the quality or the perceived durability. But I would imagine some here have had better experiences with shell belts from BB. As your post implies, it is worth pointing out that Alden does not make shell belts for BB.
Also, I am not a huge fan of the multi piece method that is necessarily used for shell belts; I personally don't care for how it looks in comparison to a one piece calf belt.

I've got a couple of shell belts I bought from Ben Silver. Multi-piece construction. One Whiskey, one Color 8

They have held up well with regular wear for 10+ years now.
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7fold

 

Thanks for sharing your experience.  I agree that 1 piece is ideal, but I gotta have what I can get.

 

I guess I'll just have to be patient and wait until one comes along.

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#8 nst boot
argyles otc

Great to have you back, Uncle -
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Sorry for the language uncle. frown.gif
here's my captoes to make up for it

Also rocking the #8 captoes (Plaza) today + Epaulet RC's in Plum. Looking very brown today w/ the clouds outside.

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Originally Posted by Calikid View Post

Those look like J Crew's captoe's cousin... very nice

I can't see the pic but if it is the PCT boot I have it and it's great. Folks at Moulded Shoe are excellent too! Only minor issue I have with the shoe is the pull tab... my trousers tend to get caught on top of them.
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I've got a couple of shell belts I bought from Ben Silver. Multi-piece construction. One Whiskey, one Color 8
They have held up well with regular wear for 10+ years now.

Whiskey belt - nice ... and very rare.

Glad your experience has been a good one.
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where are these from and what last?
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Cigar Friday! Breaking these in around the office today.
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

Whiskey belt - nice ... and very rare.
Glad your experience has been a good one.

Epaulet has a whiskey cordovan belt in stock now
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where are these from and what last? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Definitely Plaza, but I have no idea where from.
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Namor: I also own two pairs of Alden Tobacco Chamois boots. I used them for my field work. Please, what do you use to clean and protect the boots? When I purchased my boots recently, I tried to buy the Allen Edmonds chamois oil cream but they do not make them anymore. Russell's Moccasins sells chamois oil for boots but I am not sure whether that will be good for the Aldens. Any suggestions or recommendations will be greatly appreciated! I bought the boots from The Shoe Mart. Thank you! Sincerely, EXPLORER
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the break in method requires three separate wearing

Uncle, just curious if you have shared your break in method with three wearings before? I haven't seen it since I subscribed to this thread. Interested in your process.
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I apologize in advance for the darkness and quality of the pictures.  These are Alden for Leffot, indys on the trubalance last with the commando sole, these are actually my first of pair of Aldens so I thought I would share. Hopefully they will be perfect for business casual and jeans during the winter and terrible weather which is sure to ensue in the next couple of months here in Iowa.

 

 

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