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Enough Ravello and Cigar talk
Whiskey is today's choice

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I think I have a new favorite - unlined PTBs from Alden DC




They are comfortable right out of the box and look so sleek - here is how they look next to a double leather soled LWB:

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Dr D, those look sleek!

I'm not familiar with the benefits of the unlined PTBs. Can someone explain please? Thanks.
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Question for all you Alden Genii: I'm a 13D in the AE MacNeil (welted 7-97 Last). It seems the only Cordovan Alden LWB I can find (that isn't Color 8) is a Whiskey in 12E. Is there any chance this might work for me and my clownish feet?
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Dr D, those look sleek!

I'm not familiar with the benefits of the unlined PTBs. Can someone explain please? Thanks.

Much softer, more comfortable and will give some pretty cool creases.
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Thanks for the link, unfortunate they have no E widths... Oh well, guess the Cigar longwings that are on the way to me are probably enough for now.

 

 

 

Does anyone know how long the Brooks Brothers corporate sale is going on, or is it already over?  A little late to put some Alden's in the cart, but I need a jacket.

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Just saved my Dad $200 bucks on a new pair of Unlined LHS from BB using the 30% corporate discount.  Got myself a pair of Mocha Kid Suede Tassels.  We'll see how they look in person, they might be too flamboyant for me.  However, I've never bought a pair of Aldens and then decided against them on arrival.

 

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Edit:  Looks like they may have left them up on the website, in case anyone forgot to add them to their cart before midnight.

 

 

 

 

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My size in the LHS is never in stock. I'm tempted to give the 7B a shot...but 7C is what I'm after. Not sure I feel like loosing out on all the shipping...

 

The pair I ordered for my dad won't ship till 4/8, but I see what you mean, some sizes aren't listed.  I guess that means they aren't in stock and aren't expected to be.

 

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The snap is typically equated with the hampton and aberdeen, both in sizing and appearance.

I would bet your suede tassels will have the heel foxing. Keep us posted.

 

Will do!  I would be fine with or without it.  Originally I preferred the foxing, but now that I have two shell pairs without it, that design has grown on me.

 

Thinking of sanding the sole edges and re-staining them antique, but we'll see.

 

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picked up a pair of cordovan ptb from BB with 30% off....nice......would be better if tax and shipping didn't add back in $50 but still a good price imo.

 

I hear that, especially NY sales tax, 8.9% angry.gif

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Dr D, those look sleek!

I'm not familiar with the benefits of the unlined PTBs. Can someone explain please? Thanks.

From what I can tell the biggest difference is that they are much more flexible and lighter. Combined with the single flex-sole it makes a huge difference in comfort after a long day. Not to mention there appears to be absolutely no break-in period like there would be with a double leather sole. I previously noticed this in unlined LHS as well - they were comfortable right out of the box while standard LHS took a while to loosen up, particularly across the strap. Many prefer unlined shoes when going sockless because it breathes better, although I'm not an advocate of that look. CTYGGG has posted many pics of his unlined PTBs here so perhaps he can add some first hand details.

I think Leather Soul made the original run in 2009 and both they and Alden SF followed up with more in 2012. I asked Tom Park and Alden SF and they both said they were not planning to make any more so I jumped when I heard that DC had these on order. In addition to improved comfort, to me the lower profile sole makes this look much more business-appropriate than the standard PTB.
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Cigar day for me too.

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I think I have a new favorite - unlined PTBs from Alden DC




They are comfortable right out of the box and look so sleek - here is how they look next to a double leather soled LWB:

those do look great, I definitely prefer the dover pattern on the PTB. I have always been a little leery of this unlined version as I'm not a big fan of excessive creasing. Though, if the sizing is dialed in really well the creasing might not be more than usual???

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Cigar day for me too.

These look great. Not Barrie, are they on grant? I don't have cigar boots (yet), I would like something on grant or plaza.

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These look great. Not Barrie, are they on grant? I don't have cigar boots (yet), I would like something on grant or plaza.

Alden of DC Cigar captoe boot on Grant last with commando sole. Call Kathy and get on the list.
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Is there a site that has a list of all the currently available Indy Boots and how they differ?

I know that the JCrew Indy Boots have that heel stitching and are made of Chromexcel.

And I know there's a shell version out there, as well as a natural color.

Pretty hard decision to make.

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cold day here, LS indy #8 

 

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is everyone wearing a cordovan color 8 belt with their color 8 shoes?

I don't really want to buy a cordovan belt haha..I'd rather buy more shoes
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