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post #48091 of 79041
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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

Folks, 

I would like an Alden shell makeup like this:




from: http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/avoidable-contact-when-it-comes-to-the-options-some-people-have-no-standards/

Anyone know of one?

The above pic is a past Allen Edmonds custom makeup. I actually inquired with AE about getting it and they said I could only order a custom makeup in calf, not shell. You can do that on their website. I'd much prefer this in an Alden LWB or SWB and in shell. 
Tassel's Hong Kong may have done a makeup like this but I may be mistaken. I think they would be your best shot.

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post #48092 of 79041
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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

It's the same shell, they get it from Horween,  just like Alden does. The difference is Alden adds some special treatment and more dye on top of what they get from Horween, even for black shell. This is why it seems thicker and better quality than AE's shell.
That would splain it mediahound, I knew they both sourced their stock from Horween, but this puts it into perspective... Thanks...
post #48093 of 79041
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Ebay, there was a very small tannish-colored stain by the right pinky toe of these tan suede PTBs.  After applying waterproofing
treatment and brushing, I can not notice it anymore without a very close inspection.  They were never worn with this blemish and picked them up for $190.

At least I know who beat me congrats sir well played.


Really??  They were on ebay for a long while.  I think the seller was finally ready to cut his loses when I made that offer.  Thanks Bspkn Pa!

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x leffot

 

post #48095 of 79041
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Originally Posted by Ahab View Post

Are you wearing these or taking them onto the subway and licking them?
For pete's sake never never ever mention that video again!
post #48096 of 79041
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Originally Posted by CTYGGG View Post



Leffot NST with Leather Defender applied for spring showers & EP

I like everything that's going on here.

post #48097 of 79041
Hmm then perhaps it was another pair. I had the high bid at $66.00 and then in the last four or five minutes it jumped up to the high one hundreds. Perhaps it was a different pair. I often wonder if I'm competing against my fellow forum mates on the bay.
post #48098 of 79041
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Originally Posted by FrankCowperwood View Post

Scotch grain Modified PCT boot:

great looking boots.

post #48099 of 79041
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Originally Posted by Ahab View Post

Well you can sit back behind your screen and make broad assumptions about how other people are messing up without basing it on anything of substance, but the two pictures you posted probably contradict what you are trying to say so I will post your own pictures:
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It seems both of the catastrophic life events that you were forced to endure were in the inside of the shoes between the heel and the toe box. Really? REALLY? Who the eff sees that part of the shoe? Are you wearing these or taking them onto the subway and licking them?

My post of the PTB with the vertical line does not mention anything about whether the imperfection is man made or natural. I was simply giving an example of a first that I didn't think passed as a first, which is a critique of QC that I think I am qualified to evaluate, and that does not require any specialized knowledge as long as I wasn't claiming how the imperfection occurred (which I did not up until this point).

I only began speculating about man made vs. natural in response to YOUR reply, asking "LOL! Are the "flaws" you mention really Alden or is it a characteristic of shell?" Perhaps you weren't really asking the question and were being sarcastic? Forgive me if I didn't pick up on that. After all, you called me a "special flower" at one point in this exchange.

As for your second paragraph, I made a point of saying "I'm sure all Alden shells have some degree of imperfection, and you kind of have to decide where you draw the line." If you would accept the imperfections I posted as first quality, then your line is more lenient than mine. I'm fine with that.
post #48100 of 79041
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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post

Hmm then perhaps it was another pair. I had the high bid at $66.00 and then in the last four or five minutes it jumped up to the high one hundreds. Perhaps it was a different pair. I often wonder if I'm competing against my fellow forum mates on the bay.


I'm sure fellow thread followers unknowingly compete on ebay routinely.  I think I picked up those suede PTBs back in December.  They are 10.5D.  They were buy it now for a long while and I sent a message offering a significantly lower number and was surprised the next day.

post #48101 of 79041
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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post

My post of the PTB with the vertical line does not mention anything about whether the imperfection is man made or natural. I was simply giving an example of a first that I didn't think passed as a first, which is a critique of QC that I think I am qualified to evaluate, and that does not require any specialized knowledge as long as I wasn't claiming how the imperfection occurred (which I did not up until this point).

I only began speculating about man made vs. natural in response to YOUR reply, asking "LOL! Are the "flaws" you mention really Alden or is it a characteristic of shell?" Perhaps you weren't really asking the question and were being sarcastic? Forgive me if I didn't pick up on that. After all, you called me a "special flower" at one point in this exchange.

As for your second paragraph, I made a point of saying "I'm sure all Alden shells have some degree of imperfection, and you kind of have to decide where you draw the line." If you would accept the imperfections I posted as first quality, then your line is more lenient than mine. I'm fine with that.
Let me know when you start your own company. There was nothing wrong in either of the pictures that would prevent them from being first quality, but if you feel that way then please move on up to EG and you will not have to worry about it. nod[1].gif
post #48102 of 79041
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

Does anyone have these plain toe boots? Saw them on Unionmade. Really liking them.
a2ymeges.jpg
I have them and they are fantastic...maybe my favorite casual boots. They're even better in person. Mine came with tan laces which give them a different vibe...a bit sunnier as it brings out the tan tones. Basically an Indy minus the toe stitching but more versatile IMO.
post #48103 of 79041
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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post

x leffot



i really like the brass eyelets and the reverse storm welt. should've preordered with leffot.
post #48104 of 79041
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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post

x leffot



Can't wait for these to be reordered. Spoke with Steven today and he said probably not until next Summer. So sharp!
post #48105 of 79041
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Originally Posted by monologuist View Post

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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

Does anyone have these plain toe boots? Saw them on Unionmade. Really liking them.
a2ymeges.jpg
I have them and they are fantastic...maybe my favorite casual boots. They're even better in person. Mine came with tan laces which give them a different vibe...a bit sunnier as it brings out the tan tones. Basically an Indy minus the toe stitching but more versatile IMO.
Thanks for the input, mono. I really am liking these. I dunno how I missed these before. I think I'm going to pick these up for the fall. Are these relatively readily available? Or should I jump on them if I find my size!
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