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Wearing my cigar cordovan boots for the first time today. The Grant last is great... Glad that I went 0.5 size larger then my Tru-Balance Indy's.

welcome to the forum
wear in good health your cigar cap toe boot

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post #42347 of 87333
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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post

Hmm, I wonder if I should alert TSM of this.
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Originally Posted by TB82 View Post







Wearing my cigar cordovan boots for the first time today. The Grant last is great... Glad that I went 0.5 size larger then my Tru-Balance Indy's.

welcome to the forum
wear in good health your cigar cap toe boot

nephew,
you should
post #42348 of 87333
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Originally Posted by tmw View Post

cigar shell Tankers, Barrie last

nephew,
nice shine on your cigar
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Thanks for the heads up on the Ravello LWB at Alden of DC.  I called them up this morning and I am now the proud owner of a pair of Ravello LWB in 10 D.

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Originally Posted by BootSpell View Post

You made two apologies that were definitely not needed.  Firstly, calf is a great way to "gradually" work your way to shell.  That's how I did it.  Guys who buy shell as their first foray into higher-end footwear amaze me.  Going from $100-150 shoes to $700 shoes in one leap is incredible.

Secondly, the picture may not be as good as say, CTYGGG's, but it's good enough to show that's a great pair of boots there.  I don't wear much black and only have a few pair but that pair or something similar is now on my list.

Thanks for sharing.

nephew,
noy trying to being argumentative but i do not agree with your point. would you feel the same from going from a honda to a bentley
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Originally Posted by millerbk View Post

Thanks for the heads up on the Ravello LWB at Alden of DC.  I called them up this morning and I am now the proud owner of a pair of Ravello LWB in 10 D.

 

No problem.  Did you get the double waterlock version?  I assumed that is what they all are, but thinking about it I didnt ask.

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Originally Posted by FrankCowperwood View Post

I'm going to risk offending many members in this thread and the vast majority of shoes in my closet by saying that I don't necessarily think that shell is the ultimate goal of Alden ownership. peepwall[1].gif

I know we focus on shell a lot here, but there are many great Aldens in other leathers that we see here too. So go for shell if it is for you, and don't worry if it is not. Enjoy those boots. smile.gif

nephew,
very well stated
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Originally Posted by DCRoyal View Post

 I have much more to learn about shoe maintenance, but if I would have listened to the first person who sold me a pair of alden shell instead of using this forum for research, my shell shoes would have faaar too much wax paste on them.  As it stands, I have four pair and have not done anything to them with the exception of the mac method.  And they look great.

I know the method calls for very periodically using wax, but is it absolutely necessary?

only if necessary. the ultimate goal is never to wax
post #42354 of 87333

black wt
argyles otc
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Originally Posted by TB82 View Post




Wearing my cigar cordovan boots for the first time today. The Grant last is great... Glad that I went 0.5 size larger then my Tru-Balance Indy's.

I love how the olive hue of cigar comes through in these photos.
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nephew,
very well stated

Thanks, Uncle.
post #42356 of 87333
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Originally Posted by DCRoyal View Post

 

No problem.  Did you get the double waterlock version?  I assumed that is what they all are, but thinking about it I didnt ask.

Yes they have the double waterlock.  The cost also had the new Alden price increase so I wasn't to happy about that 

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So is the sole on the Alden shell cordovan shoes.... well cordovan?  Seems I've seen them stamped that way on the soles.  If so, are the calf shoes soled with calf?  Odd question I know but these Alden soles are harder than say C & J.  Why?...

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So now I am thinking the water lock soles are softer in nature.  I thought I read this somewhere and it has my interest piqued.

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Originally Posted by johnnyrich7 View Post

PSA: Alden SF has whiskey longwings. Not sure what stock they have left. They aren't listed online, so you will have to call.

Hope someone benefits from this.

On this front: Alden DC should have a 9.5D in the black shell captoe boot on the Grant, commando sole. This particular boot, in cigar and black, gets some mention on here so I thought I'd mention it.
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black wt
argyles otc

Mac: I am not one to pair black shoes with trousers that are any variation of brown. Having said that, you have manged to pull it off here just fine. Well done.
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