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post #40261 of 79265
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Originally Posted by sazon View Post

uncle Mac : those cigar WTBs on the Plaza are drool-worthy.
These, and your Cigar Captoe boots on the Plaza are my favorites of yours.
Here's my almost 2 years old Cigar Indys with some hairy RRL Raw Low-Straight denim

nephew,
thank you
cigar indy looking good

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post #40262 of 79265
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Here are today's arrivals. Both on the grant last. I have (and love) the split toe in #8 already. Since I have trouble finding loafers that fit well, I ordered it in black shell as well. The #8 shoe is the identical shoe as the split toe, save for the split toe stitching.
Now that I see the black shell ones up close, I am on the fence. Was just thinking that if I am doing a loafer in black shell, I may as well do a tassel loafer or something a little dressier. Thoughts?
The #8s minus the split toe seem a bit dressier than my #8s with it. So, I think I can justify keeping them for sure. The black ones I am hemming and hawing about though.

nephew,
i like the #8 split toe and i would keep me. i would trade the black split toe for the black tassel. my bias is tassels
post #40263 of 79265
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nephew,
i like the #8 split toe and i would keep me. i would trade the black split toe for the black tassel. my bias is tassels

Black tassels are a good call as well.
post #40264 of 79265
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Originally Posted by MickCollins1916 View Post









Here are today's arrivals. Both on the grant last. I have (and love) the split toe in #8 already. Since I have trouble finding loafers that fit well, I ordered it in black shell as well. The #8 shoe is the identical shoe as the split toe, save for the split toe stitching.
Now that I see the black shell ones up close, I am on the fence. Was just thinking that if I am doing a loafer in black shell, I may as well do a tassel loafer or something a little dressier. Thoughts?
The #8s minus the split toe seem a bit dressier than my #8s with it. So, I think I can justify keeping them for sure. The black ones I am hemming and hawing about though.

Tassels are on the aberdeen so you may sacrifice fit. If both the ones in your possession (on grant) fit well, keep them both. Slip-ons are not as dressy as lace-ups whether they be tassels or split-toes (or otherwise); accordingly, the difference in the relative dressiness of the two slip-ons is minimal, IMO.
post #40265 of 79265
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I like them both and, my suggestion, if you can afford to keep both, I would. You are unlikely to wear the black loafer as often as the color 8, but you are likely to find it more versatile than you assume today.

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nephew,
i like the #8 split toe and i would keep me. i would trade the black split toe for the black tassel. my bias is tassels

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Black tassels are a good call as well.

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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

Tassels are on the aberdeen so you may sacrifice fit. If both the ones in your possession (on grant) fit well, keep them both. Slip-ons are not as dressy as lace-ups whether they be tassels or split-toes (or otherwise); accordingly, the difference in the relative dressiness of the two slip-ons is minimal, IMO.

Thank you, gents. I like them both, but definitely dig the #8s, both with and without the split toe, far more. I could keep both, but figure I should sleep on it. Good point about the difference in lasts - as a Grant last devotee...beggars can't be choosers.
post #40266 of 79265
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Interesting. Do you mean just color 8 or all shell colors? My comment was limited to color 8.
Dress shoes and shoes/boots used casually? Or just those used casually?

I'd say all shell colors and so far my Color 8s(aside from JGilbert captoe), Ravello and Black shell all have antique edge trim. I do tend to use my shoes in a more casual setting.


I'm curious about the black shell with antique edge.  Do you have any pics to post?  Which black shells do you have?

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I'm curious about the black shell with antique edge.  Do you have any pics to post?  Which black shells do you have?

It's the Pitt boot from LS I quoted on the previous page.
post #40268 of 79265
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Originally Posted by MickCollins1916 View Post









Here are today's arrivals. Both on the grant last. I have (and love) the split toe in #8 already. Since I have trouble finding loafers that fit well, I ordered it in black shell as well. The #8 shoe is the identical shoe as the split toe, save for the split toe stitching.
Now that I see the black shell ones up close, I am on the fence. Was just thinking that if I am doing a loafer in black shell, I may as well do a tassel loafer or something a little dressier. Thoughts?
The #8s minus the split toe seem a bit dressier than my #8s with it. So, I think I can justify keeping them for sure. The black ones I am hemming and hawing about though.

These are great - I don't recall seeing a grant lasted, non split toe loafer. I will definitely check these out soon
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Gents I am looking for a black shell boot any suggestions where to look for such a creature
post #40270 of 79265
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I'm curious about the black shell with antique edge.  Do you have any pics to post?  Which black shells do you have?

It's the Pitt boot from LS I quoted on the previous page.

Right.  I saw it after I made this post. I suppose a more casual black shell boot can work with the antique edge. Not sure about LWBs, PTBs, etc...

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Anyone have any opinions about the RL brown shell Lindrick boot vs. the Cigar WT boot? Anyone have both?

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Originally Posted by Michael Haines View Post

Gents I am looking for a black shell boot any suggestions where to look for such a creature

if I was looking for a black boot it would prolly be this

 

 

http://www.mouldedshoe.com/anewarrivals.html

post #40273 of 79265
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Originally Posted by Michael Haines View Post

Gents I am looking for a black shell boot any suggestions where to look for such a creature

I was looking for a pair of black shell plain toe boots..went up to the madison store today and they had my size in.

 

originally wanted the pitt boot but they have long been sold out

 

 

700

 

700

post #40274 of 79265
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

Tassels are on the aberdeen so you may sacrifice fit. If both the ones in your possession (on grant) fit well, keep them both. Slip-ons are not as dressy as lace-ups whether they be tassels or split-toes (or otherwise); accordingly, the difference in the relative dressiness of the two slip-ons is minimal, IMO.

nephew,
tassels are classy which were invented by alden in 1947
post #40275 of 79265
Which color/brand of wax for cigar? Need to apply some prior to a maiden voyage... Alden Tan was recommended, any other recs?
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