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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

There appears to be genuine disagreement over the authenticity of one piece shell belts.

http://www.styleforum.net/t/222512/one-piece-cordovan-belt

Some folks allege it can't be done, at least not with hides from Horween.

I don't have a dog in this fight, so I don't really care.
I'd be glad to hear from a shell belt expert, if there is such a thing.

This is not a knock on AE belts. I have plenty (calf), and am wearing one riight now.

Economically, shell belts would seem to have to be made from the remnants of shell hides after shoes are made. This appears to be how wallets, key fobs, etc are made. It seems unlikely to me that you would be able to get a single strip leather long enough for a full belt.

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Originally Posted by Don L View Post

Alden DC Grant Cigar Caps on this Snow Day



Looking good! Details on the jeans please.
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Originally Posted by FrankCowperwood View Post

Ravello WT Boot


FC you've been posting some great outfit pics on here & the EP thread, carry on.

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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

I "LOL"ed @ this.

I'm sure that she is in someway thankful to have such a well dressed husband though.

Perhaps CTYGGG can offer a tutorial on shoe photography for the rest of us.

While the boots are hard to see, that is to be expected when you capture the whole outfit.
I'm confident you'll get there, just give it time.

Sometimes I forget how peculiar our habit is.  Usually it's the wife who has to hide the expensive new shoes from the husband.  My sisters think it is really weird that I post pics of my shoes on the web for others to compliment.  They think its even weirder that I have an Uncle Mac (online that is, we have an "Uncle Mac" IRL as well.  Heck, they even think its weird that I have a website for discussing shoes.  They called it my "Shoe Blog".

I know a guy who bought a really expensive shotgun and hid it from his wife for about 6 months.  Used to work with a guy who had a separate secret bank account for gambling activities.  We all have our vices, shoes are much healthier than others.

Good lighting is a must for a great picture.
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Originally Posted by Bucho View Post

Wearing my brand new Alden Captoe Shell Color 8 with commando soles for the snow today.  Honestly, my right foot is killing me where the new leather is rubbing against my ankle bone, but I assume time will heal everything.

Thanks to Cathy at Alden DC for once again sending me two pairs for size comparison.  Loved the cigar shell more, but the 11.5E just fits better. I have four other Aldens in cigar, so one color 8 seemed the way to go.


AppleMark


AppleMark

They will break in after a few wears. Nice purchase & as always wear them in health.
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Originally Posted by neutrino View Post

To develop the topic of belts - I have navy suede LWB coming from Leffot (inlove.gif
), but I'm not sure what would be a good belt to pair with them. I guess it's not necessary to limit myself to navy belts (which are rather rare AFAIK), but what else, dark brown, tan?

AE has a navy suede belt

http://m.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF97692_1_40000000001_-1
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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

Good to read this. Disaster averted.

Also:

AppleMark

My Cigar/Ravello hybrid.

Looking sharp! It's always great to see a fellow granny knot fan posting. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Michael Haines View Post

I see lesthersoul has a preorder up on a few styles. I have never done a 1-2 year pre order though but it is just 100

 

The pre-orders are up?  Why didn't you say so!

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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

There appears to be genuine disagreement over the authenticity of one piece shell belts.

http://www.styleforum.net/t/222512/one-piece-cordovan-belt

Some folks allege it can't be done, at least not with hides from Horween.

I don't have a dog in this fight, so I don't really care.
I'd be glad to hear from a shell belt expert, if there is such a thing.

This is not a knock on AE belts. I have plenty (calf), and am wearing one riight now.

Interesting - thanks, Seven. I think if you watch the Horween videos you will see shell hides large enough to make into belts. My belt feels and acts like regular shell - It does not have a Horween stamp and I don't remember any of the packagaing stating it was Horween, so it likely is from the Japanese tannery. I know BB used their shell for a while. It has served me well for quite a few years and it matches better than any other belt I have.
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Icy and cold. Was a good day for the work boots on the crepe
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Originally Posted by Alpina View Post

Wow.  They're really just cigar, right?  I covet.

Yes - they're cigar. They just shine really bright.
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Originally Posted by Michael Haines View Post

I see lesthersoul has a preorder up on a few styles. I have never done a 1-2 year pre order though but it is just 100

The pre-orders are up?  Why didn't you say so!

where is this preorder?!
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where is this preorder?!

Here.
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Maybe this will make it easier

 

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ugh I want those black shortwings, not sure I can sit quietly for 1-2 yrs though lol

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also, Will at LS is the man! got my #8 chukka and natural tankers in yesterday/today worship2.gif

 

took a risk with the tankers on a 11.5C, little tight across the vamp.. anyone had success stretching, if even slightly? I can deal with as is, but just a tad more room would be cash

 

TIA

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Sorry, are these the CXL tankers?  The CXL will give a little with wear.

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Originally Posted by PhiPsi32 View Post

Sorry, are these the CXL tankers?  The CXL will give a little with wear.

 

these puppies here..

 

 

 

I cant recall stretching on my 403s (but I wasnt needing any), hopefully I get a little bit with these

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Originally Posted by Burton View Post

Interesting - thanks, Seven. I think if you watch the Horween videos you will see shell hides large enough to make into belts. My belt feels and acts like regular shell - It does not have a Horween stamp and I don't remember any of the packagaing stating it was Horween, so it likely is from the Japanese tannery. I know BB used their shell for a while. It has served me well for quite a few years and it matches better than any other belt I have.[/quote]

Glad to hear it, and thanks for the posts on this subject. fing02[1].gif
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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post

also, Will at LS is the man! got my #8 chukka and natural tankers in yesterday/today worship2.gif

took a risk with the tankers on a 11.5C, little tight across the vamp.. anyone had success stretching, if even slightly? I can deal with as is, but just a tad more room would be cash

TIA

Is that the #8 chukka on the antique sole? how do you like it
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