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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.
Edit: Looks like they may have left them up on the website, in case anyone forgot to add them to their cart before midnight.
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.
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.
I hear that, especially NY sales tax, 8.9%
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.
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???
I have a Cordovan color belt from J&M that I wear for dress and one from Rancourt for casual wear.
Neither are shell.