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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

There are still a few belts around if you are a size 28" or a 42"

I'm a 28! Where can I procure these belts? biggrin.gif
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There are still a few belts around if you are a size 28" or a 42"

wonder if it would be worth it to get the 42" and just cut it down

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I can't remember who it was, but I called SF, DC and Madison.  So retrace my steps by trying those 3 and maybe you will get lucky.

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wonder if it would be worth it to get the 42" and just cut it down

I asked about doing that, they explained it wouldn't really work because of the way that it is 3 separate pieces stitched together.  The tabs would be in funny places, like the middle of the back ect.

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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

I asked about doing that, they explained it wouldn't really work because of the way that it is 3 separate pieces stitched together.  The tabs would be in funny places, like the middle of the back ect.

hmm good point.. I was looking at the carmina offering at epaulet and they mentioned cutting theirs down...

 

off to research!

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(Please excuse the crap iphone photo and carpet!)

 

Got this black calf NST as a christmas present from my cousin, only my second pair of Alden's (Cigar shell cap toe boots were the first). They fit well and are very comfortable, but I'm not exactly sure I'm ok with black shoes in a casual setting, I just don't know what to wear them with. I was thinking about getting blue laces to make them pop a bit more, and I generally wear jeans or chinos. Also, no experience with caring for calf, shell is just so easy and low maintenance. Was hoping for some advice from the pro's.

 

Is that the Modified last?

 

You can certainly change the laces.  I did on my black calf NSTs.  And they work very well for casual wear, denim, chinos, dark cords.  A big part of it is your comfort level.   I only have two pair of black shoes, the NSTs and plain cap toes.  SO I have no heart burn throwing on the NSTs with casual dress.

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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post


nephew,
looking good

Thank you Uncle.  Very comfortable boot

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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post

wonder if it would be worth it to get the 42" and just cut it down

nephew,
would you cut this down
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#8 ptb
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Originally Posted by blue collar View Post

This is a terrible thing to have happen. I too suffer from this problem. All of my 11.5D barrie last shoes could and should be 11E confused.gif

Think of needing the E width as a useful limiter. "Shoot, no E width? Better skip it..." That does not always work for me though...

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As long as they aren't uncomfortable, don't sweat it too much.

And I agree with this.
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New here, but quite an Alden enthousiast.



These are my suede indy's on crepe sole... Next weekend I'm looking to buy cordovan boots. Been thinking about the Indy's on the Plaza last or the Parajumper...

I like this. Missed noting them earlier.

And, on the belt topic, Rancourt does shell belts in saddle and #8. They do a dark brown shell that I believe they dye in house (Bakes11771 has shell boots in this color and you can see his photos in the Rancourt thread). I imagine they could do a belt in that too. These are MTO with about a three week turnaround when I ordered. I suppose the color or finish won't be likely to match Alden exactly, but then it seems Alden doesn't frequently match itself for color and finish.
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post


nephew,
would you cut this down
 

truthfully, I would.. not a fan of the buckle, and wouldnt have a problem sizing down if I could not find my size

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Originally Posted by FrankCowperwood View Post


And, on the belt topic, Rancourt does shell belts in saddle and #8. They do a dark brown shell that I believe they dye in house (Bakes11771 has shell boots in this color and you can see his photos in the Rancourt thread). I imagine they could do a belt in that too. These are MTO with about a three week turnaround when I ordered. I suppose the color or finish won't be likely to match Alden exactly, but then it seems Alden doesn't frequently match itself for color and finish.

good to know, thank you for the heads up. researching now

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Does anyone own this model?

http://www.theshoemart.com/alden-mens-wing-tip-boot-brown/pvc-ald-mxsbd-44611h_ald_m_wing_tip_boot.html

I am loving that texture for some casual wear. Wondering how it looks with a little bit of wear on them.
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

+1

I used to own the black shell plaintoe bal. I got rid of it for lack of use. I much prefer a shell cap toe bal (straight tip or perf tip) for business wear. I also very much like the black shell captoe blucher. nod[1].gif

i appreciate the feedback. i most likely would get more use out of the cap toe than the plain toe post-wedding. although i do not have to wear these in a business setting, so we're talking a couple of times a year where i would like to have a cap-toe bal. which is an argument for the cheaper AE Park Ave. right now my "dress" shoe is a pair of AE MCallisters that I found thrifting, just would like to get something special for the wedding, if the budget allows
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and while that offering from leather soul on the plaza last looks awesome, i would prefer a calf make-up in this instance. both in terms of cost and i like the way black calf looks.
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Originally Posted by 100 yrs View Post

i appreciate the feedback. i most likely would get more use out of the cap toe than the plain toe post-wedding. although i do not have to wear these in a business setting, so we're talking a couple of times a year where i would like to have a cap-toe bal. which is an argument for the cheaper AE Park Ave. right now my "dress" shoe is a pair of AE MCallisters that I found thrifting, just would like to get something special for the wedding, if the budget allows
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and while that offering from leather soul on the plaza last looks awesome, i would prefer a calf make-up in this instance. both in terms of cost and i like the way black calf looks.

Nothing wrong with the PA ........
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Originally Posted by FrankCowperwood View Post

...on the belt topic, Rancourt does shell belts in saddle and #8. They do a dark brown shell that I believe they dye in house (Bakes11771 has shell boots in this color and you can see his photos in the Rancourt thread). I imagine they could do a belt in that too. These are MTO with about a three week turnaround when I ordered. I suppose the color or finish won't be likely to match Alden exactly, but then it seems Alden doesn't frequently match itself for color and finish.

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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post

truthfully, I would.. not a fan of the buckle, and wouldnt have a problem sizing down if I could not find my size
good to know, thank you for the heads up. researching now

I have the Color #8 shell cordovan belt from Rancourt and thought that I would chime in that the color is much lighter than Alden's color #8, at least initially. I have had mine for about a year and it has been worn nearly every day since then (except on those rare occasions I need a black belt) and the color hasn't faded too much. I would imagine that when my shoes fade a bit more eventually the colors will match up. When I first received the belt I had sort of wished it was a bit darker or more towards the purple spectrum of color #8 but it's grown on me and I have no complaints now. I would buy one from Rancourt all over again if I needed another belt.
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