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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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My cigar indys are pretty beat up, i will try to get some pics up later

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I'd love to get some whiskey Alden's, but man, nine hundred bones? I was also looking at the Leffot NST #8 Tanker pre-order. Does anyone have an opinion on this make-up?

My color 8 NST boots on the Plaza last from JGilbert may be my favorite boots. The NST design on a boot works great IMO.
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My color 8 NST boots on the Plaza last from JGilbert may be my favorite boots. The NST design on a boot works great IMO.
Thanks Seven, I will take your good council under advisement.
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I totally agree and good point. I use bar on almost all my dress shoes and a few boots both odd and even eyelets. There are work arounds for odd numbered as pointed out recently and also on Ian's shoelace site. However for me I have found that having the laces come from under instead of out through the top of the last eyelets at the top is not a problem. They work just fine and no one is the wiser.
Personal opinion of course but I actually prefer speed hooks on boots and also a commando sole so they would be close to idea for me. And nothing wrong with #8 either. Not only is the 9.5D already gone but I just went back to check again just in case and 10.5D and 8.5D are also gone now. They are going quickly in the common sizes.

1. Thanks. I bar lace pretty much everything, even the eyelets portion of shell boots that have hooks. IMO, bar lacing provides a cleaner, less cluttered, presentation (which, I admit, may not be something everyone is going for). Reasonable minds can differ on bar lacing boots, or even some bluchers, but it seems almost a given that balmorals should be bar laced. But to each their own.

2. Commando soles on boots are great. Hooks are okay, but I would probably prefer all eyelets, at least for most boots.
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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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Originally Posted by patrick_b View Post

 

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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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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