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Thanks Seven, I will take your good council under advisement.

And thank you, good sir.
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Anyone know which retailer carries a snuff suede, unlined PTB?  Trying to get a pair in time for summer....thanks!

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I had a SA at the J. Crew Ludlow shop in Copley Sq. Boston tell me (with all the assurance and certainty he could muster) that the B/D stamped inside the boot meant that it was on the Barrie last and D width.

 

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Now that I think about it, he was *technically* correct. They were a Barrie last and D width and since most (if not all) J. Crew makeups are on the barrie last, he's not exactly telling customers inaccurate info. 

 

Glass half full...

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Now that I think about it, he was *technically* correct. They were a Barrie last and D width and since most (if not all) J. Crew makeups are on the barrie last, he's not exactly telling customers inaccurate info. 

Glass half full...

I used to think the "b" stood for Barrie as well. A styleforum member corrected me and let me know the C stands for the heel width. Makes sense given all my C/E Barrie shoes
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Gauntlet thrown. Challenge accepted... May the best (dirtiest?) man win

3 men mini-contest? I'm down
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3 men mini-contest? I'm down

I think you three should post pre pic
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Can't say that I've seen, probably don't recall, black shell NST's. Really nice! They look great with your jeans, but in black I can see how they would work with a suit and tie.

Thanks! Yes, I wear them dressed up or down... They work well either way...
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Everybody's got that carpeting. In three thousand years some alien will dig it up and confirm we were a bunch of morons.

this is too fu..ing funny, i needed that.
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Does Alden DC take email orders?
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Does anybody have details on the Alden DC unlined PTB?
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Has anyone tried using navy wax on black shell? The hanger project claims the same logic as a midnight blue tuxedo...makes the black look more black in low light. The site also claims it gives the black a bit of depth in normal light. I have black and navy tuxedos and much prefer the navy as it looks richer at night, so I'm hoping there's some truth to the claim. If no one has experience with this I'll post some before and afters once I try it.

http://www.hangerproject.com/closet/blog/cat/Saphir/post/navy-shoe-polish/
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Tons of stretch to be expected from unlined shoes, with the exception of shell which opens up from compression of the footbed and the most minimum give to the leather. 

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3 men mini-contest? I'm down

I think you three should post pre pic

Same shot from a week ago. This is my base line

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Has anyone tried using navy wax on black shell? The hanger project claims the same logic as a midnight blue tuxedo...makes the black look more black in low light. The site also claims it gives the black a bit of depth in normal light. I have black and navy tuxedos and much prefer the navy as it looks richer at night, so I'm hoping there's some truth to the claim. If no one has experience with this I'll post some before and afters once I try it.

http://www.hangerproject.com/closet/blog/cat/Saphir/post/navy-shoe-polish/

If Kirby makes a claim, then I would have no problem believing it. He's a bigtime shoe aficionado like all of us and an approved SF affiliate with a great reputation.

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Edge trim, finally. I bought the "natural" and "brown" from Allen Edmonds. Someone on here (Sazon?) mentioned that the 975 #8 longwing requires the brown edge trim, but I didn't think it matched at all. I was really impressed by how much the natural edge trim improved the look of all of my aldens with the antique or natural edge trim. If you haven't tried, it, definitely get some.

Regarding the 975's though, I think it must be black. Any reason why the brown was recommended?
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