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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

On the subject of whether the Atom is dress or casual, this is a photo of the Atom from Leffot's tumblr - this looks pretty dressy to me:


Looking good Alcibiades! How do you like the tremont last with this particular makeup?

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post #45047 of 87826
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Looking good Alcibiades! How do you like the tremont last with this particular makeup?

To be clear, I don't own this shoe, I pulled that photo from Leffot's tumblr (though I have seen the shoe in store).

I think the Tremont last adds a bit of "dressiness" to these shoes over the barrie last. For those that don't like Barrie with suits, tremont is easier to wear with them. It is not as sleek as the Plaza or Aberdeen, though.
post #45048 of 87826
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I took my Brixtons in to VIP shoe repairs (which I guess is B Nelson?) to have my heels replaced. They seemed to have really sanded down the edges in the back. I guess I can go over it with an edge dressing, but has anyone else experienced this with them? I've heard such good things about them here, but they cost twice what my usual cobbler costs and they take twice as long to get the work done.

hmmm ... i'm not too fond of the two-toned look of the sole/heel edging
i too, would be keen to get it corrected ... preferably by the folks who worked on it originally
post #45049 of 87826
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Originally Posted by sazon View Post

Does the Brooks Bros shell plain toe bluchers sizing run akin to the barrie last?? Thanks.


I think it does, but there are some that say TTS.  The BB PTB, RL Marlow, and tremont last all seem to be tweeners that need to be tried on.  In all three cases I have gone with my barrie size.  But I have read and heard from SA's that there are those that go to TTS.

post #45050 of 87826
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Originally Posted by Kwaker View Post


hmmm ... i'm not too fond of the two-toned look of the sole/heel edging
i too, would be keen to get it corrected ... preferably by the folks who worked on it originally

when I had them do work on my cigar PTBs I specifically said that I wanted the edging to stay the same and it came back the same.

post #45051 of 87826
Thank you for all the kind words gentlemen.
post #45052 of 87826
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Originally Posted by hypomnema View Post

I took my Brixtons in to VIP shoe repairs (which I guess is B Nelson?) to have my heels replaced. They seemed to have really sanded down the edges in the back. I guess I can go over it with an edge dressing, but has anyone else experienced this with them? I've heard such good things about them here, but they cost twice what my usual cobbler costs and they take twice as long to get the work done.
I think vip should fix them
but if it means mailing them back and you dont want the bother it is an easy fix . Pm me and I'll tellyou how to go about it I do it all the time
post #45053 of 87826
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

Quick question on shoe trees...I wear an 8D and according to Alden's size recommendations I should use a S; however I noticed that all the pairs I have received from the various retails have been a M. Should I be using a S or M? I never really have paid attention to the sizing but i notice and odd line on the outside of my #8 Barrie boot the other day and wonder if this was caused by the tree. Thanks!!

use M
post #45054 of 87826
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Originally Posted by hypomnema View Post

I took my Brixtons in to VIP shoe repairs (which I guess is B Nelson?) to have my heels replaced. They seemed to have really sanded down the edges in the back. I guess I can go over it with an edge dressing, but has anyone else experienced this with them? I've heard such good things about them here, but they cost twice what my usual cobbler costs and they take twice as long to get the work done.

Contact Nick at BNelson. He will fix the problem and I'm rather confident he will pay for shipping too.
post #45055 of 87826
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post


I think it does, but there are some that say TTS.  The BB PTB, RL Marlow, and tremont last all seem to be tweeners that need to be tried on.  In all three cases I have gone with my barrie size.  But I have read and heard from SA's that there are those that go to TTS.

I have all 3.
I am TTS 9.5D and Barrie 9D.

In these I have:

BB PTB: 9.5C
Marlow: 9.5D
Tremont: 9D

I would also characterize all of these as Tweeners given my experience and given what I have read on SF.
post #45056 of 87826
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Originally Posted by Hermitedge View Post


It was mentioned earlier that it starts on the 14th. I was trying to play around with it for the first time on some cordovan, and I don't see where I would enter the corp. discount card #... unless the % is taken off automatically after I enter my CC info, which I haven't tried yet.

 

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Originally Posted by Dr. D View Post

The Brooks sale is next Thursday, the 14th.

Since they redid the website, you now just add your corporate card info to your profile once and it remembers you each time you login. The problem is that you cannot see the discount until the last page where you verify your order. Go through checkout and put in your payment info and proceed to the next page (you can still back out after this step). At this last "place your order" page you can then finally see the discount that is applied. If you want to test it out the everyday corporate discount of 15% should be applied on that last page today.

As a reminder, add any cordovans you might want to your cart by Wed. In the past Brooks has removed all evidence of these shoes during major sales and sometimes you can't find them even if you search by their catalog number. However, I have found that if cordovans are saved in your cart before the sale starts then they should still be there during the sale, although if you delete them (to change a size or color, for example) then they disappear. So add everything you think you might be interested in to your cart early and decide on Thursday.

While they may have changed things, I can verify that I did this procedure for the last corporate sale in October and it worked fine. And this was after they had switched to the new website design.

 

Thank you for clearing this up for me, gentlemen.
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

On the subject of whether the Atom is dress or casual, this is a photo of the Atom from Leffot's tumblr - this looks pretty dressy to me:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Really wish I jumped on these earlier... amazing what a good photo can do!
post #45058 of 87826
got my cigar indy from SF
glad they came with oiled sole instead of Neo-Cork



and btw is there any chance i can get a pair of ravello boots in sz 7E (or 7.5 D)?
either straight captoe, nst or ptb can do
post #45059 of 87826
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

To be clear, I don't own this shoe, I pulled that photo from Leffot's tumblr (though I have seen the shoe in store).

I think the Tremont last adds a bit of "dressiness" to these shoes over the barrie last. For those that don't like Barrie with suits, tremont is easier to wear with them. It is not as sleek as the Plaza or Aberdeen, though.

I agree. The Tremont and single leather sole makes it much more "dressy" to me. But, the question is will I wear it to the office with a suit given the antique trim. I would just give in and go with the RL Marlow, but I've heard that is more on the "blobby" side of things. Is that true?
post #45060 of 87826
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Originally Posted by Todd V View Post

I agree. The Tremont and single leather sole makes it much more "dressy" to me. But, the question is will I wear it to the office with a suit given the antique trim. I would just give in and go with the RL Marlow, but I've heard that is more on the "blobby" side of things. Is that true?

Marlow.
http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/index.jsp?productId=1812819&origkw=marlow&kw=marlow&parentPage=search

You'll have to judge for yourself. "Blobbiness" is relative.

I personally have a difficult time wearing antique trimmed shoes with a suit. Others do it. I am fine with that. If the welt is darkened (which I have had done), then it is more doable IMO.

I have no problem wearing the Marlow with a suit.
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