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post #42136 of 87563
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Originally Posted by Roguls View Post

Alden Barrie v. Carmina Oscar:


What's on the inside of the heels ... protective or fit-enhancing?

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post #42137 of 87563
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Originally Posted by imolazhp_ci View Post

damn. just hair of extra narrowness in the toebox is perfection.

The Alden for BB PTB will get you that extra narrowness. It is not on the Barrie last. My Alden for BB PTB in color 8 is my only Alden PTB** I wear with a suit. One of my black shell PTBs - vintage Florsheim Imperial, purchased NOS - also makes the cut to be worn with a suit. It too has that extra narrowness.

** I realize many wear various Alden shell PTBs with suits. I have no problem with that at all.
post #42138 of 87563
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

nephew,
do to the difficulty of getting the exotic colors, you should be more flexible

I agree with this, but to each their own.
post #42139 of 87563
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awesome! do you have any photos of well-loved tobacco chamois?

This post is in response to Sqroot3 request for photos of my tobacco chamois.

Sqroot3:
Thank you for the request to see some photos of the tobacco chamois. Here are a few photos I just took. It is now night in Africa so I am just using indoor light. I will shoot more photos tomorrow during the day outside. The one with more patina is the one I use for field work. The one that looks newer is of course the one I use for other than field work. My third pair of tobacco chamois is in its box in the USA. Enjoy!
post #42140 of 87563
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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post

I kind of want to sell my AE PAs and replace them with an equivalent black shell Alden (9071 or 9016), but as I unfortunately rarely wear a suit, I think it would be a waste of funds that could be used elsewhere.

A black shell captoe bal, of course, works great with a suit, but can also be used with shirt/tie/sportcoat or just shirt/tie. And Mac perhaps wears his in even more casual settings - I don't know.

I have the Alden for BB version of the 9016 - but on the Snap last. I really like it.

But it sounds like you would get more use out of the 2161:

http://www.theshoemart.com/alden-mens-straight-tip-blucher-shell-cordovan-black-shell/pvc-ald-mxsdlc-2161_ald_m_straight_tip_blucher_shell_cordovan.html
post #42141 of 87563
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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post

I kind of want to sell my AE PAs and replace them with an equivalent black shell Alden (9071 or 9016), but as I unfortunately rarely wear a suit, I think it would be a waste of funds that could be used elsewhere.

nephew,
the cap toe can be worn with either cords or khakis
post #42142 of 87563
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

nephew,
thank you
purely for info-do you have black in your wardrobe

Yes, black shell captoe bluchers. They were my very first Aldens - I bought them for my wedding. smile.gif
post #42143 of 87563
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Originally Posted by Don L View Post

Alden DC Cigar Cap's

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These boots are beautiful, what last and sole? Is it a regular reatock in DC?
post #42144 of 87563
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Originally Posted by jereth View Post


These boots are beautiful, what last and sole? Is it a regular reatock in DC?

Grant Last and Commando sole.  I believe it is a regular makeup for Alden DC

post #42145 of 87563
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

100% true.

+2. 9901 shell be kopped sometime soon.
post #42146 of 87563
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

The Alden for BB PTB will get you that extra narrowness. It is not on the Barrie last. My Alden for BB PTB in color 8 is my only Alden PTB** I wear with a suit. One of my black shell PTBs - vintage Florsheim Imperial, purchased NOS - also makes the cut to be worn with a suit. It too has that extra narrowness.

** I realize many wear various Alden shell PTBs with suits. I have no problem with that at all.

I have berated the barrie before, but I love the PTB in the barrie. Somehow it works just right.
post #42147 of 87563
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Originally Posted by Kwaker View Post

What's on the inside of the heels ... protective or fit-enhancing?

Called heel stops (these are from Tacco - also available through Pedag, both German companies). They are fit-enhancing. I fit best with the modified last (wide forefoot with smaller and higher heel cup). These allow me to eliminate slip.
post #42148 of 87563
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Originally Posted by bruceposey View Post


Bruce, for me, the Barrie is more comfortable. But neither compare to the Trubalance or Modified Last. Carmina's Forest works better for me.
post #42149 of 87563
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Originally Posted by Roguls View Post

I have berated the barrie before, but I love the PTB in the barrie. Somehow it works just right.

I have numerous models on the Barrie, including a PTB in whiskey and Ravello. My comments should not be taken as a criticism of the Barrie. But as a matter of demonstrable fact, it is a last that is not terribly sleek. But some don't want sleek - fine with me. I don't want sleek in many models. biggrin.gif
post #42150 of 87563
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

A black shell captoe bal, of course, works great with a suit, but can also be used with shirt/tie/sportcoat or just shirt/tie. And Mac perhaps wears his in even more casual settings - I don't know.

I have the Alden for BB version of the 9016 - but on the Snap last. I really like it.

But it sounds like you would get more use out of the 2161:

http://www.theshoemart.com/alden-mens-straight-tip-blucher-shell-cordovan-black-shell/pvc-ald-mxsdlc-2161_ald_m_straight_tip_blucher_shell_cordovan.html

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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

nephew,
the cap toe can be worn with either cords or khakis

Thank you both for your input. I agree that a cap toe balmoral doesn't have to be worn only with suits, and perhaps I should also consider a cap toe blucher.
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