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regretting not picking up the LWB on J crew during that sale

which one?

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post #39077 of 87921
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Question:  Do you feel that having a Black Shell shoe or boot is necessary if one has #8 in the stable?

you should have a black shell in your wardrobe. your should consider either wt or cap toe
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These may be the best you've posted. Awesome.

nephew,
thank you
post #39079 of 87921
Maybe Alden should consider dainite if the crepe sole is so controversial? It's in the lineup on to provide all weather traction, durability and comfort, and I think I serves the purpose (the original all weather walkers in brown and black alpine sold at Alden stores on crepe soles sell well). It clearly makes the shoes more casual, but there are plenty of dress shoes made by Alden already
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Originally Posted by Don L View Post

Question:  Do you feel that having a Black Shell shoe or boot is necessary if one has #8 in the stable?

Yes. And any of these will suit you fine:

LWB
shortwing balmoral
PTB
captoe balmoral
captoe blucher
monochromatic saddle balmoral
Chukka Boot


Just picked up a pair of black shell PTBs from Sherman Bro's in Philly.  At 15% off, no sales tax, and free shipping, $531 is a heck of a deal!

post #39081 of 87921
Have the crepe on my Roy boots and on a pair of shell Indys. I think they work well on boots and the comfort is unmatched. I'd probably pass on them on a blucher as well.

edit: Love that #8 Ranger Moc on the crepe ...the suede chukka from J Crew too. OK, I like the crepe
Edited by FENWAY - 12/10/12 at 7:24pm
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

I'm considering these... The only issue is that I have little experience with the leydon... I wear 10E in the narrower lasts, I think I may have to size up to 10.5D in Leydon (no E sizes are available)... Any guys with wider feet have experience with this last in non-suede shoes?
http://leathersoulhawaii.com/2012/11/12/alden-shoe-the-ls8-pack-lsw/#comments

nephew,
if my thinking is correct the leydon last and the plaza last are similar; therefore, the 10.5 D should work for you. did you bounce this question on tom
post #39083 of 87921
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Originally Posted by johnnyrich7 View Post

With the whiskey indy being posted I wanted to chime in and add that I agree that these whiskey indys are fantastic, but also add that they show why the machine stitched toe on the shell indy is superior to the hand stitched toe.
The machine stitching allows the shell the rolling effect that shell has when it is stepped in, which is something I think we all appreciate.
The hand stitched toes on the shell indy boot don't look nearly as good when creased as I think the photo below shows:

nephew,
it is interesting to note that the hand stitching on the nst is o/s
post #39084 of 87921
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Just picked up a pair of black shell PTBs from Sherman Bro's in Philly.  At 15% off, no sales tax, and free shipping, $531 is a heck of a deal!

How dod you get the 15% off?
post #39085 of 87921
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Originally Posted by imolazhp_ci View Post

does ANYBODY actually like crepe soles? they're so awful.

I have the crepe sole on a couple pair of longwings, a pair of NST All Weather Walkers, and I am on the Context preorder for a pair of the Roy boots on the crepe. They are hands down the most comfortable soles I have on any shoes or boots I have ever worn. In fact, I wore my kudu longwings on the crepe on a 7 mile walk this morning and wouldn't hesitate to put them on to do the walk again. They are also extremely sticky on tile and pavement during inclement weather.

I don't go out of my way to find shoes on the crepe sole but I have a feeling that a lot of the people who seem to hate them so much have never actually tried them.
post #39086 of 87921
Crepe soles are awesome, after a heavy squat session they feel like heaven
post #39087 of 87921
a whole new slew of offerings up on Unionmade.

hands down my fave

http://unionmadegoods.com/Alden_Corbett_Longwing_in_Black_Scotch_Grain_97975_7975.html
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a whole new slew of offerings up on Unionmade.
hands down my fave
http://unionmadegoods.com/Alden_Corbett_Longwing_in_Black_Scotch_Grain_97975_7975.html

Looks just like the Black Fleece ones from a few years ago, with the antique edge. Kinda want to find a pair and repaint the welt on the black fleece ones
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Originally Posted by fitchottie View Post


How dod you get the 15% off?

Sherman Bros is having a 15% Alden sale right now.  It might be for in store only tough.  I live ten minutes from their Haverford location.  Their selection is pretty limited, but if you are in the market for the basics this is a definite deal.

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Originally Posted by mr chorizo View Post

a whole new slew of offerings up on Unionmade.
hands down my fave
http://unionmadegoods.com/Alden_Corbett_Longwing_in_Black_Scotch_Grain_97975_7975.html

Looks just like the Black Fleece ones from a few years ago, with the antique edge. Kinda want to find a pair and repaint the welt on the black fleece ones

They're on crepe sole though.

Whoever is spec'ing out Unionmade Aldens has an unhealthy obsession with that loden green and crepe soles.
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