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The Dalton looks very nice. My J. Crew cap toe boots shined up tremendously well. they developed a mirror toe quite easily, but I eventually toned it down considerably to make them more versatile. Mirror toe looked great with business attire but not so great with casual attire.

 

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AE's made such a significant change to their burgundy shell. I assume that's why they had such a big sale on all burgundy shell shoes early this year. I much prefer the "new" burgundy color (as shown in your Dalton) but the "old" color doesn't exactly look badly. I ended up buying the burgundy shell Leeds/PTB and Macneil longwing at a steep discount early in the year.

 

Nice boots! You are perfectly suited for fall, winter and spring :)

 

Thanks (and I actually wear some of my boots in the summer believe it or not).  Your mirror shine is the best I have ever seen.  I think it tops the guy at LS!

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Originally Posted by BootSpell View Post

Your mirror shine is the best I have ever seen.  I think it tops the guy at LS!

thems fightin' words.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Six View Post

In case anyone wanted more #4 wingtip vs captoe comparison photos ...






I now have a whole new appreciation for cap toe boots -- those are beautiful.  Is the pull tab standard or was that a special make-up?  Thanks!

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am i the only one that thinks the modified last makes everything look like an orthopedic grandpa shoe?
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No, you are not alone. Far from it.

But people still swear by the comfort of the last.
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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

I have noticed in your pictures where you have the mirror in front of your shoes that the toes of the soles almost always look completely flat.  In other words, the common wear that many people either choose to live with, or they put toe taps on to prevent, doesn't seem to exist on your shoes.  Obviously there is alot of variance in the wear in that area depending on people's gait, walking style, etc., but to see almost no toe wear at all is unusual.  What is your secret? 

nephew,
always walk on carpeting and never walk on concrete.
post #38917 of 86560
or use these rain or no rain.

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Originally Posted by imolazhp_ci View Post

am i the only one that thinks the modified last makes everything look like an orthopedic grandpa shoe?

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Yeah, no. They look even better in person. Non-Barrie-Blobby.
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Where from

Sorry..They are indeed from UNIONMADE!!

Class act there!

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goddamn I want some 10.5s in modified frown.gif
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The vamp in those tan ones look like they're hemorrhaging leather
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Another modified photo:
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on one hand i want to try some tassel loafers. on the other hand i feel like i'm about 20 years too young to pull them off.
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Originally Posted by imolazhp_ci View Post

am i the only one that thinks the modified last makes everything look like an orthopedic grandpa shoe?

In speaking with Alden retailers, I am left with the impression - at least from their vantage point - that men wear the modified only if they have to. This appears to be true for some - but not all.

A few years back I inquired of a model on the modified and the retailer - a learned retailer - once he learned a thing or two about my Alden collection (on various non-modified lasts), stopped just short of prohibiting me from buying it. I did not end up buying it. I've always remembered his response as curious if nothing else.

Some really seem to like it -whether the fit, or looks, or both. That is great.

On looks alone, it is not for me.
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goddamn I want some 10.5s in modified frown.gif

Just tried on a pair of modified seconds at Shoe Mart. 10.5 color 8 cap toe boot. Give them a call...ask for Bob
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