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how do you get a BB corporate discount?

You sign up through your company, but your company has to already be participating in it.

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If you don't wear them much they might last 20 years, but they aren't sturdy like cordovans. I only have 1 pair of Alden suede (snuff LHS) but they are the most comfortable shoe I own by far due to the flex sole. In the year I have had them they still look good and I haven't done anything special other than using waterproofing spray and shoe trees. But I also wore them 2-3 times a week all summer so they haven't been babied biggrin.gif

 

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I highly recommend Alden suede - they won't likely last 20+ years, but they will be very valuable in the spring/summer. One of my favorite pairs is suede (J Crew tan suede PTBs)

Thank you for your responses gentlemen.  Still under consideration.

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Technically not Alden related, but many on here are knowledgeable with other brands as well. So ... Just wondering if any of my Alden brethren own this boot:

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Peal-Co.%C2%AE-Pebble-Wingtip-Boots/MH00185,default,pd.html?dwvar_MH00185_Color=DKBR&contentpos=58&cgid=0522#BVQAWidgetID

If so, is it TTS? Produced by which English maker?

Thanks.
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Originally Posted by poena View Post

how do you get a BB corporate discount?
You sign up through your company, but your company has to already be participating in it.

Go here
http://lite.corporateperks.com/coupons/brooks-brothers/discount/319454/uSource/OLO/15-off
Use company name "Corporate Perks".
post #44944 of 79551
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Do any of your have the cordovan Indy? Do you prefer the Black or #8? Do you consider them dressy enough to go with dress slacks and a tie?
the ones I am considering:
Black:
http://www.theshoemart.com/cgi-bin/category.cgi?item=ALD_m_INDY_BOOT_SHELL_CORDOVAN
#8
http://www.unionmadegoods.com/Alden_Buchanan_Indy_Boot_in_Color_8_Cordovan_40476H_8819.html

thoughts?

I have the black shell ones you link to above. I like them alot. I have various other color 8 boots.

I would not, and do not, wear mine with dress slacks and a tie. I have other models for such things and the Indy boot is rather casual IMO.
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

I highly recommend Alden suede - they won't likely last 20+ years, but they will be very valuable in the spring/summer. One of my favorite pairs is suede (J Crew tan suede PTBs)

+1

I own model 666:

http://www.aldenshop.com/Store/DrawProducts.aspx?CategoryID=30&ParentID=3&PageID=&Action=
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

Technically not Alden related, but many on here are knowledgeable with other brands as well. So ... Just wondering if any of my Alden brethren own this boot:

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Peal-Co.%C2%AE-Pebble-Wingtip-Boots/MH00185,default,pd.html?dwvar_MH00185_Color=DKBR&contentpos=58&cgid=0522#BVQAWidgetID

If so, is it TTS? Produced by which English maker?

Thanks.

Loake I think.
Same style http://www.loake.co.uk/burford.html
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I am debating between the brown calf lwb from AoC with commando sole or the brown CXL from Leffot.  Which one is more versatile? I bet the CXL is very comfortable due to the oiled sole.

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What is the difference between double oak leather outsoles and double oiled waterlock sole? I am very interested in a brown CXL chukka and TSM has the oak leather available and Leather Sole (who does the water lock) does not have any available. I am curious what the difference is and if it is worth waiting for?

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Hello everyone! I am new to SF and I am extremely happy that I found it. I have decided to get serious about my appearance and my clothes. I am pretty much starting my dress shoe collection from scratch and I wanted to ask for pointers on where to start and what brands to purchase . Any pointers?
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Hello everyone! I am new to SF and I am extremely happy that I found it. I have decided to get serious about my appearance and my clothes. I am pretty much starting my dress shoe collection from scratch and I wanted to ask for pointers on where to start and what brands to purchase . Any pointers?

Only 1...Stay away from this thread! It will cost you a fortune :)

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Only 1...Stay away from this thread! It will cost you a fortune :)

agreed. 10 pairs in just over a year has me considering an intervention rotflmao.gif

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Originally Posted by VAMC View Post

Hello everyone! I am new to SF and I am extremely happy that I found it. I have decided to get serious about my appearance and my clothes. I am pretty much starting my dress shoe collection from scratch and I wanted to ask for pointers on where to start and what brands to purchase . Any pointers?

There is a lot of personal preference involved.  Buy and wear what appeals to you, rather than buying what strangers on the internet tell you is cool.  Style should be an expression of yourself, not an attempt to fit in and participate in the latest trend.

 

However, at the same time, what is considered bad taste in clothes is pretty widely accepted.

 

 

Edit:  Not accusing you of doing this.  Just making a point.

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Originally Posted by elvi679 View Post

Do any of your have the cordovan Indy? Do you prefer the Black or #8? Do you consider them dressy enough to go with dress slacks and a tie?
the ones I am considering:
Black:
http://www.theshoemart.com/cgi-bin/category.cgi?item=ALD_m_INDY_BOOT_SHELL_CORDOVAN
#8
http://www.unionmadegoods.com/Alden_Buchanan_Indy_Boot_in_Color_8_Cordovan_40476H_8819.html

thoughts?

I used to have Color #8 Indy boots but wouldn't wear them with trousers and a tie. I have the Color #8 tanker boot from Context Clothing and I will wear that with tweed, corduroy, or flannel trousers and a tie and sport coat in a pinch.

I just don't think the TruBalance last that the Indy is on lends itself to anything much more formal than chinos or trousers, sans necktie.
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Only 1...Stay away from this thread! It will cost you a fortune smile.gif
+1, but it's only a small fortune.
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

There is a lot of personal preference involved.  Buy and wear what appeals to you, rather than buying what strangers on the internet tell you is cool.  Style should be an expression of yourself, not an attempt to fit in and participate in the latest trend.

 

However, at the same time, what is considered bad taste in clothes is pretty widely accepted.

 

 

Edit:  Not accusing you of doing this.  Just making a point.

Excellent advice here.

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