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If you were to keep just one of the black captoes which one would it be? Don't need two captoes in the same color. Also can't decide if I want to keep the J. Crew captoes, still can't get my head around #8

I'd keep the one on the right with the single row of stitching. The double row looks odd to me. Not used to seeing it. On the other hand, it does have the virtue of being different.

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I know that it is impossible for anyone to advise me on sizing over the internet, but I am curious to hear about other's experience with the Hampton (Style 9015 & 9016).

I have "normal" feet, except for a slightly narrow heel.  I am 9C in Barrie, Van and Aberdeen.  9.5D in Gucci Loafers, Rancourt Blake, Rancourt Boat, Sneakers, Timberlands, ect.

Was thinking I would be a 9.5D on the Hampton.  Also thought maybe I would buy 9.5D and 9.5E and exchange whichever doesn't fit.

Any input greatly appreciated.

(Maybe it would be best to just go to Alden NY and try them on, I just feel bad because I would prefer to buy them from SF and have them shipped to my PA address to avoid sales tax.  Does Alden SF ship for free?)

I have both of those (9015 and 9016) and they are 10D. My LWBs are 9.5D. I think they all fit well, but I especially like the LWBs on the Barrie in terms of comfort. I am not sure I can say why, double sole, blucher style?
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One of my all time favorite Alden boots. Too bad they won't do the antique edge with black shell anymore!

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I love that boot also I wonder why they won't do the antique edge anymore


Gentlemen....sometimes we need to take matters into our own hands. These arrived in the mailbox yesterday and were purchased at the Alden Shop in NYC. A bit of elbow grease and some walnut stain and voila:


My last pair of the same boot (see below picture) were recently sold because they were too tight. They came with a single leather sole and no storm welting (the J. Crew make-up from last year) so I had B. Nelson put on a double leather sole and add a storm welt and stain them in an"Antique" finish. A different look than today's project because the welt was also done in the lighter finish.

I actually love the way both pairs came out but today's project was much cheaper.
Edited by tmw - 1/5/13 at 3:36pm
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Hey guys,

I'm looking for an Ultimate Indy Boot in CXL. Commando Sole is a must. Does anyone know who stocks and/or restocks one regularly other than LS (already contacted them)?

Thanks for any help!
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Gentlemen....sometimes we need to take matters into our own hands. These arrived in the mailbox yesterday and were purchase at the Alden Shop in NYC. A bit of elbow grease and some walnut stain and voila:
My last pair of the same boot (see below picture) were recently sold because they were too tight. They came with a single leather sole and no storm welting (the J. Crew make-up from last year) so I had B. Nelson put on a double leather sole and add a storm welt and stain them in an"Antique" finish. A different look than today's project because the welt was also done in the lighter finish.
I actually love the way both pairs came out but today's project was much cheaper.

looks awesome!

 

what did you use to remove the black? and would the walnut stain be necessary..did it look ok before you applied it?

 

how much did that cost from B nelson?

 

reason im so curious is because I just picked up a pair of black shell boots that I love but wish the edging was that color for some contrast.. or I could just wear the current soles down and have it done in about a year at b nelson

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Cigar captoe boots on Grant with commando sole today
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^^ One of my favorites ^^

 

Just cleaned mine up today

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Gentlemen....sometimes we need to take matters into our own hands. These arrived in the mailbox yesterday and were purchased at the Alden Shop in NYC. A bit of elbow grease and some walnut stain and voila:
My last pair of the same boot (see below picture) were recently sold because they were too tight. They came with a single leather sole and no storm welting (the J. Crew make-up from last year) so I had B. Nelson put on a double leather sole and add a storm welt and stain them in an"Antique" finish. A different look than today's project because the welt was also done in the lighter finish.
I actually love the way both pairs came out but today's project was much cheaper.

Nice work. What was your method?
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Cigar captoe boots on Grant with commando sole today

Wearing mine right now
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Originally Posted by thebeebs View Post

Any idea whether they can do this w/ a tasseled loafer too?

Alden probably could but they don't currently. To be clear Alden NYC stocks the shoes I described, they weren't a custom order by me (another poster mentioned the shoes a few pages back which inspired my visit today)
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Originally Posted by BootSpell View Post

 

Bakes, yes, I use the Woodlore Epic Twin-Tube trees in most of my boots.  But I also use the AE/JAB full-toe trees in some of my boots as well (usually those that are a bit narrower or have pointier toes).  Here are some approximate measurements.  I am an 8D TTS and for reference, am 7.5D in the Alden Barrie and 8D in the AE 1-last.  I use size Small in both the Epic and AE trees.  These measurements are for the size Small trees.

 

Width (approximate at the ball of the foot):  Epic - 3.375" (3.125" with the spring compressed) and the AE - 3.125"

Girth (circumference at the ball of the foot):  Epic - 8.75" and the AE - 8.125"

Height (the Epic comes up much higher and therefore IMO better for boots): Epic - 2.5" and the AE - 1.875"

 

Hope this helps.

This is very helpful.  Much obliged.  Seems like the Epic is what I need.  Almost wonder if it might have been better for all of my LHS, but there is no way I would buy all new trees for that reason.

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If you were to keep just one of the black captoes which one would it be? Don't need two captoes in the same color. Also can't decide if I want to keep the J. Crew captoes, still can't get my head around #8

One is Modified, one is Barrie, no?  Keep the Modified if you like that last.  Harder to find again relative to the other.

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I have both of those (9015 and 9016) and they are 10D. My LWBs are 9.5D. I think they all fit well, but I especially like the LWBs on the Barrie in terms of comfort. I am not sure I can say why, double sole, blucher style?

Thank you for your response.  Maybe the barrie just works better for your foot shape/proportions?

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Gentlemen....sometimes we need to take matters into our own hands. These arrived in the mailbox yesterday and were purchased at the Alden Shop in NYC. A bit of elbow grease and some walnut stain and voila:
My last pair of the same boot (see below picture) were recently sold because they were too tight. They came with a single leather sole and no storm welting (the J. Crew make-up from last year) so I had B. Nelson put on a double leather sole and add a storm welt and stain them in an"Antique" finish. A different look than today's project because the welt was also done in the lighter finish.

 

 

I actually love the way both pairs came out but today's project was much cheaper.

That looks awesome.  You did a great job.  I actually like it better with the welt left black, although I would not have predicted that it would be my preference.

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"That looks awesome. You did a great job. I actually like it better with the welt left black, although I would not have predicted that it would be my preference."

My sentiments exactly, I couldn't visualize how the black welt would look so I kept it natural on the first pair. I had no choice on the second pair as the welt and double leather sole came from the factory in black.

Now looking at the pics side by side I think that I also prefer the welting in black.. A good thing for the buyer (if he see's this) is that he can bring it to B. Nelson who will easily and cheaply color the welting black if he so desires.

cheers
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TMW: those boots are so unique looking. I love them !


p.s. speaking of unique, Uncle Mac has added a few new exotics to his blog
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Originally Posted by adamha21 View Post

Hey guys,
I'm looking for an Ultimate Indy Boot in CXL. Commando Sole is a must. Does anyone know who stocks and/or restocks one regularly other than LS (already contacted them)?
Thanks for any help!


i too am interested in this.

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ugh. if it WEREN'T on the modified i'd be in.

 

My apologies.  The Modified last is a great fit for many forum members and looks great IMO.  It's quite different from the other Alden lasts.

 

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#8 cap toes, Modified last

 

Very nice sir!

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