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Those look very nice!  Mine show up tomorrow.  Problem is I am leaving on vacation tomorrowpatch%5B1%5D.gif

 

 

 

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I also get mine tomorrow and very excited as I still love a good black shoe

 

I now have 2 Black Aldens, the BB PTB, and these. It's going to be hard deciding which one to wear. I like them both and the both have things that are unique about them. 

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Yesterday, Ravello NST Monks, also from LS.

Fantastic monks! worship.gif

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PSA...these have been up for a while, but Alden San Fran posted up several new boots. They have some of the popular shell models and the J. Gilbert tan wingtip without the commando sole. Lots of sizes left.
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I've seen that before, but thanks for posting.

That is a light surface scratch.  I'm asking about one that leaves an indentation that remains after the color is smoothed out with brushing.
I tripped on a stone stair while wearing my Darlton wingtips. I was a little pissed since they were on the newer side so I was more interested in seeing IF I could make them look OK rather than taking pics. The scratches were deep, the color gone on the toe. I put on some brown shoe cream and shined them like I normally would. It took me to tries and the coloring was right but I could still see the scrape. I did not have a deer bone at the time so I just kept wearing them and brushing them. Even though the toe has brogueing I am not even sure I can tell where the scratches were after so many wears. I am a shell believer.
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Originally Posted by matt92037 View Post

Those look very nice!  Mine show up tomorrow.  Problem is I am leaving on vacation tomorrowpatch%5B1%5D.gif

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Michael Haines View Post


I also get mine tomorrow and very excited as I still love a good black shoe

 

I now have 2 Black Aldens, the BB PTB, and these. It's going to be hard deciding which one to wear. I like them both and the both have things that are unique about them. 


I like your new perf cap toes, but the BB PTB is hands down the better all-around shoe.  Not sure I can think of a setting where I would prefer to go with the j crew over the BB.  But that's just me.  I'm sure it will be a great shoe to add to your rotation.  Congrats and wear in great health my friend...

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I bought both 8.5 and 8. Whichever one does not fit me as well, will go back or for sale. 

I saw your 2nd pair on the Bay ... kudos on profiting from J. Crew's pricing error!

Of course, I'd be singing a different tune if you were unloading my size.
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I wish I hadn't returned mine so others could kop... shog[1].gif
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I tripped on a stone stair while wearing my Darlton wingtips. I was a little pissed since they were on the newer side so I was more interested in seeing IF I could make them look OK rather than taking pics. The scratches were deep, the color gone on the toe. I put on some brown shoe cream and shined them like I normally would. It took me to tries and the coloring was right but I could still see the scrape. I did not have a deer bone at the time so I just kept wearing them and brushing them. Even though the toe has brogueing I am not even sure I can tell where the scratches were after so many wears. I am a shell believer.

Thank you for your response.

 

So you are saying that time heals all wounds?

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So I know the conventional wisdom if you are an E width desiring a special pair that only comes in D is to size up one half size. I'm wondering how successful this is for folks. I have a ridiculous wide foot, an 8E in Trubalance. I've been thinking about the snuff suede loafers for my next pair, but I'm really starting to like the natural CXL colorways too. I want to make sure the width will really be there without being too long to wear comfortably. I'm afraid I'm going to be stuck with the standard offerings in E width. I love Aldens, but I'm not going to sit on a year long waiting list to wait for my size to come in.
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PSA...these have been up for a while, but Alden San Fran posted up several new boots. They have some of the popular shell models and the J. Gilbert tan wingtip without the commando sole. Lots of sizes left.

Is that unusual for the Tanker to be on Trubalance?  Not my taste anyway, but I thought it was usually on Barrie or Aberdeen.

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PSA...these have been up for a while, but Alden San Fran posted up several new boots. They have some of the popular shell models and the J. Gilbert tan wingtip without the commando sole. Lots of sizes left.

 

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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

Is that unusual for the Tanker to be on Trubalance?  Not my taste anyway, but I thought it was usually on Barrie or Aberdeen.

Looks like they've got a Barrie Color 8 Indy boot. If I was looking for a shell Indy boot, that sounds like a one to get. 

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Looks like they've got a Barrie Color 8 Indy boot. If I was looking for a shell Indy boot, that sounds like a one to get. 

Thanks, that certainly explains it.

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Originally Posted by 100 yrs View Post

thinking about having an extra set of eyelets (or even doing it myself) added to a pair of chukkas to add a little extra snugness. i've seen mention of this before in this thread, anyone actually done it? a picture of the finished product would be awesome so I could get an idea of spacing.

 

I had an extra set of holes added.  

 

 

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I like your new perf cap toes, but the BB PTB is hands down the better all-around shoe.  Not sure I can think of a setting where I would prefer to go with the j crew over the BB.  But that's just me.  I'm sure it will be a great shoe to add to your rotation.  Congrats and wear in great health my friend...

 

I've been staring at them both for the last couple of hours. While they definitely have similarities, each has its own unique qualities that set them apart.  Sorta like comparing a PTB to a chukka, similar, yet different. 

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In re Alden SF boot offerings: Tanker on Trubalance and Indy on Barrie, if I read properly. Seems distinctly possible that whoever updates the website isn't particularly familiar with Alden's. Maybe this is right. Buy it sure seems backwards. Fortunately I need neither.
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