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I believe the 401 is just standard calf leather, not chromexcel.

You correct

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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

Looking for feedback on the following black shell boots (from those that own or have owned one or both):

1. Indy on TruB last with commando sole (Shoemart)
2. captoe on Grant last with commando sole (Alden DC)

I am considering one or the other. Thanks guys.

I owned the AF60 from Alden-of-Carmel, which is a captoe on the plaza in black shell, and ended up getting rid of them. With the commando sole, they were too military looking for my purposes. I thought the same of the Alden DC version on Grant when I saw them recently. All depends on the look one is going for I guess. I have the cigar version, and I am not wild about the commando sole on it, really, but I dig the Grant last.

Love the Shoemart Indy on commando. It's far more casual by nature though, so maybe that's why I don't mind the sole in that context. But I also recently sold a cigar pair on commando, and that was part of the reason I parted with them (along with the hand stitched apron).

#8 loafers on Grant today.
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DC Captoe on Grant is one of the most comfortable boots I own.  I love the Commando sole given I live in New England.  Appearance wise, when on, you have no clue it is a commando sole.  

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Alden Color #3.9 Captoe Boot (Color #4, minus the Pull Tabs - removed by Alden)

Fantastic Boot 

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Leffot just posted up an outstanding pair of CXL Pitt boots with brass eyelets and commando sole. I'm not a boot guy, but these are fantastic. Nice range of sizes too.

I like that they have a lot available in "E" width. I hope they start doing this more often. If I didn't just get a pair of Wolverine 1000 Mile boots, I'd probably be all over this.
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DC Captoe on Grant is one of the most comfortable boots I own.  I love the Commando sole given I live in New England.  Appearance wise, when on, you have no clue it is a commando sole.  

Agree 100%
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Originally Posted by MickCollins1916 View Post

I owned the AF60 from Alden-of-Carmel, which is a captoe on the plaza in black shell, and ended up getting rid of them. With the commando sole, they were too military looking for my purposes. I thought the same of the Alden DC version on Grant when I saw them recently. All depends on the look one is going for I guess. I have the cigar version, and I am not wild about the commando sole on it, really, but I dig the Grant last.

Love the Shoemart Indy on commando. It's far more casual by nature though, so maybe that's why I don't mind the sole in that context. But I also recently sold a cigar pair on commando, and that was part of the reason I parted with them (along with the hand stitched apron).

#8 loafers on Grant today.

Thanks for the feedback.

The AF60, at least currently, is on the Barrie:
http://www.alden-of-carmel.com/Shoes-Black_Shell_Cordovan_Straight_Tip_Boot_169.htm

If it were on the Plaza I would have bought it yesterday. biggrin.gif
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Whiskey LHS maiden voyage. Color looks great and supreme service from Alden DC.
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

Agree 100%
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Originally Posted by Don L View Post

DC Captoe on Grant is one of the most comfortable boots I own.  I love the Commando sole given I live in New England.  Appearance wise, when on, you have no clue it is a commando sole.  

I have gotten to the point of actually preferring the commando sole on Alden high boots. Thanks for the feedback.
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Where the whiskey lhs a recent purchase from Alden DC?
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Sorry for the Typo, iPhone posting at it's finest
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Maiden voyage


New guy here. Which style and color are these boots? I've got a pair of 403's on the way and am already looking at my next purchase. I love these boots.

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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

I don't think I need two pairs of ravello longwings. You never know though, the eyelets and the sole do present a different look

How is it that you ended up buying two pairs of ravello longwings?

I'm debating keeping both the ravello longwings and the brown scotchgrain longwings. These are different, but are they different enough? What do you guys think.

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How is it that you ended up buying two pairs of ravello longwings?

I'm debating keeping both the ravello longwings and the brown scotchgrain longwings. These are different, but are they different enough? What do you guys think.


I haven't worn my Alden SF ravello longwings, and the two were different enough for me to check out the J Crew version (I could always return or sell a pair)... But the more I think about it the more I may end up keeping both of these, as Mac recommended. The brass eyelets and antique sole really make a difference. Also, the shade of ravello is dark enough that there is a contrast between the leather and the antique sole - I had a pair of longwings (since sold) that was ligher, and the sole and leather looked too similar.

You should keep both of yours - that scotch grain longwing is a great rain dress shoe, and your ravello longwing has a dark sole, which is also a differentiator
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

Thanks for the feedback.

The AF60, at least currently, is on the Barrie:
http://www.alden-of-carmel.com/Shoes-Black_Shell_Cordovan_Straight_Tip_Boot_169.htm

If it were on the Plaza I would have bought it yesterday. biggrin.gif



Here are the ones I used to own. Some days I regret selling them, because the Plaza looks great and is a comfortable last for me. But on the other hand, they just sat in my closet, and I funded (portions of) other purchases with their sale. So it worked out ok.
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