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On a similar note, pick two of three

Cigar PTB
Cigar Indy
Ravello Chukka

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On a similar note, pick two of three

Cigar PTB
Cigar Indy
Ravello Chukka

Cigar PTB

Ravello Chukka

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On a similar note, pick two of three

Cigar PTB
Cigar Indy
Ravello Chukka

Cigar and cigar,
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With all this talk of the Cigar PTB, is it in stock somewhere now?

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#8 LHS today


Looking good Frank! I need to get a pair of LHS...fistbump.gif  When the time comes it will be either cigar or color 8; probably the latter bc it is so damn classic!

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Saphir Cordovan Shoe Polish Dark Brown or Saphir Pate de Luxe Wax Shoe Polish Dark Brown for cigar?
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Looking good Frank! I need to get a pair of LHS...fistbump.gif   When the time comes it will be either cigar or color 8; probably the latter bc it is so damn classic!

Thank you, sir. That's what my thought was. I started to notice the #8 and it really is a classic. I like the shape for a loafer. Of course, cigar's pretty nice too... nod[1].gif
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I was joking about the lobbs, when I saw them I couldn't believe it. I could have 22 pairs of Alden shell or one pair of lobbs? Or perhaps 5 pairs of eg top drawer with 5 pairs of shell Aldens.


I looked them up online to see if I misinterpreted your post.  I thought, holy s*&t, how many of my Alden brethren here toss around $14,000 an a single pair of shoes?? lookaround.gif

I'm so darn gullible...  biggrin.gif

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NST binge lately.

Alpine grain from Unionmade. Barrie over commando.


Suede from J Crew. Trubalance over neoprene cork. J Crew photos lie about the color.
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So the LWB only goes with chinos (not trying to be argumentative, just curious about your thinking)

Depending on what look you are trying to achieve, anything from sneakers/work boots to balmoral boots/shoes seem to go with jeans, so I would think LWB would fit in that spectrum. I can understand the idea about LWB with suits (even though I disagree with it)

yeah i think the #8 barrie LWB/WTB looks most at home with casual wool pants (not smooth worsteds) or chinos. too much more casual or dressy than that (such as jeans or a business suit) and it starts to look incongruous. i think it can work with jeans, but it needs to be a pretty dress outfit. super dark jeans, no streaks or fades. no untucked shirts. preferably a sport jacket. i do that look pretty often with my #8 WTB's, but i just feel the same outfit with a less dressy-looking shoe (such as a ravello or suede WTB or a #8 PTB) would look a bit more balanced.

for background, i haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaate seeing dudes wear jeans with dressy looking shoes such as black balmorals. jeans are the most workwear of pants that men can wear (aside from paint-stained overalls) so to me, the shoes worn with jeans shouldn't look dressy. like how you would never wear a tuxedo jacket with floral-print swim tunks. everything has to be from the same level of dressiness.


I think you make a solid point about the dude that wears a very dressy shoe (black bals) with jeans, but I think the color 8 LWB is a tweener.  It's not so dressy that it can't go with a nice pair of dark jeans (no acid-wash as you elude to; come to think of it, no acid-wash ever), but I will wear the color 8 LWB with a jacket and tie.  I don't wear jeans much at all, so I guess this doesn't apply to me much.  One other exception, the color 8 LWB with the antique edge certainly seems to be appropriate for jeans.

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NST binge lately.

Alpine grain from Unionmade. Barrie over commando.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 


Suede from J Crew. Trubalance over neoprene cork. J Crew photos lie about the color.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

Dang those JCREW suede NSTs are a bit of a let down.  The color is nothing like the one they have up in their mock-up photo...

 

On the other hand, I can't get over how outstanding the Unionmade Alpine Grain NSTs are.  Wore mine out for the 2nd time today and they garnered nothing but compliments.  The contrast gold eyelets are stunners.

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I wear my #8 Barrie wing tip boots all the time with jeans and don't think it looks out of place at all
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stunning NST boots - bummed i missed out on these


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New Alden x J Crew cap toe boots arrived today. Thankfully they came at the same time along with a pkg. from the Hanger Project. The 12in. Mortimer shoe horn is awesome, and the perfect length for putting on boots. The deer bone was immediately useful because the left shoe had a small scratch. Using the bone and brush the scratch disappeared as if it was never there. In a side by side comparison with my LWB's you can see that the Ravello's are longer, but that the widest part of the shoes meet in the same position. Same Barrie last but a different construction. These are my first Alden boots and will take some getting used to. Thanks to Uncle Mac for the Method. Otherwise I'd be running outside like a kid. First day on the Mac Method.


Great additions to your collection BeSpiff!  Well done with the scratch; I would've been pissed off big time.  The j Crew boots are without a doubt sexy, but so too are the king of the gunboats (ravello LWB). Well done and wear in great health!!

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Want some input from you guys on what you think my first Alden should be. I am having difficulty deciding.

I am leaning towards a boot. But I love the LWB as well. What do you guys think? Is there a versatile shoe that I shouldn't miss right now?

Alden for BB color 8 PTB.nod[1].gif


+1 if you can find your size.  Can't go wrong with the 975 or 990 also.

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