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Thank you Uncle.

Socks are Nautica

nephew,
are they wool?

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post #49667 of 87382
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nephew,
wear in good health your whiskey gunboats

Thank you very much, Uncle. Hope you're having a good day.

 

[my first good health wish from Mac! Worth the entire expense for the whiskey lwbs :) ]

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nephew,
are they wool?

No, Bamboo Blend Uncle

post #49669 of 87382
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Originally Posted by katch View Post

I was able to snag a pair of the Brooks Brothers Black Fleece LWB in black cordovan on Friday.  What is your take on black LWB vs color 8 LWB?  Thinking may flip them + cash for the color 8s.

Keep both. I actually find the black shell LWB easier to wear casually than the color 8 LWB. This will not be the case for some; but I find it is the case for me.

The BBBF model you speak of is on the Grant last, making them rather unique.
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Psa Yenni at j gilbert just emailed me about a six eyelet suede chukka make up.

I just received confirmation for the Brown suede 6 eyelet Chukka boot, plaza last with commando sole. 
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brethren... weather cleared up a bit so I dusted off some indys.. somehow I developed a nice little scratch, as seen below..

 

brushing has done nothing.. I do not possess a deer bone but will procure one if need be.. polish? never tried using any..

thanks in advance

 

 

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I just got my deer bone and it took out scratches similar to yours. It also does a good job of adding fat, or whatever in the bone to the hide. Works great! Just be sure you use the smooth part of the bone. Mine has a few rough spots that can cause scratches. I'm going to try some sand paper to smooth out the rough spots unless members Have a better idea.
Congratulations to those lucky enough to have cigar shell shoes and boots...I'm yearning for them!
I might get a pair of Rancourt loafers in shell cordovan in a real dark brown similar to Cigar, its called Expresso. Any feedback how their casual loafers compare to Alden?
See Ya,
Steve
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Originally Posted by totalair1 View Post

I just got my deer bone and it took out scratches similar to yours. It also does a good job of adding fat, or whatever in the bone to the hide. Works great! Just be sure you use the smooth part of the bone. Mine has a few rough spots that can cause scratches. I'm going to try some sand paper to smooth out the rough spots unless members Have a better idea.
Congratulations to those lucky enough to have cigar shell shoes and boots...I'm yearning for them!
I might get a pair of Rancourt loafers in shell cordovan in a real dark brown similar to Cigar, its called Expresso. Any feedback how their casual loafers compare to Alden?
See Ya,
Steve

 

I have a pair of Rancourt boots in espresso shell.  Their shell is not quite the same as Aldens.  Still nice, (still Horween) but not the same.

 

 

Just to give you a heads up so you aren't surprised if you get them.

 

(Yes, we know, Alden does some special finishing step to their shell in house.  Rancourt dyes their Espresso shell in house.  Thank you.)

 

I would say it is more of an alternative to Alden shell than a substitute.

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Thanks for the fast reply. I see Rancourt as an alternative mainly in the casual loafer arena. I'm not saying they are better than Alden...but I do think Rancourt are well made and fill a void while Alden runs over the top back-logs. I'm just happy Rancourt has a few shell colors not available anywhere else at this time and you get your shoes in about 30 days

See Ya,
Steve
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brethren... weather cleared up a bit so I dusted off some indys.. somehow I developed a nice little scratch, as seen below..

brushing has done nothing.. I do not possess a deer bone but will procure one if need be.. polish? never tried using any..
thanks in advance




Saphir shell cordovan cream in color "cordovan" should take care of that.
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Hi all, I apologize if this question has been answered and beaten to death elsewhere, but there seems to be varying opinions and I'm still a bit confused. How does the Leydon last (e.g. in the unlined suede chukkas) compare to the Barrie last (in the various calf and shell LWB)? My starter Alden collection consists of 3 calf LWB, 1 suede LWB, 1 shell LWB, 1 shell captoe boot, and 1 suede unlined blucher, all of them in the Barrie last. They're all 8Ds and I'm pleased with the fit; I wear dress socks with them most of the time. I am now wanting the unlined snuff suede chukkas (as sold by Shoemart, Unionmade, etc.) to round out the collection but unsure of the size that I should order (at least initially so I can try them on). I've Googled and have read varying opinions on how the Leydon fits and compares to the Barrie. Some say to size down a half and order up in width (i.e. 7.5E compared to 8D in the Barrie), some say to stay the same but order up in width (i.e. 8E), and others say order up a half size and up in width (i.e. 8.5E). Yet others recommend to stay with the 8D, as they'll stretch a little. Looking for some sincere experiences from those that have both the Leydon suede chukkas and Barrie LWB. What do you recommend, from your experience, in terms of sizing and width for the Leydon chukkas if I'm an 8D in the Barrie (and wearing dress socks with them or no-show thin socks in the summertime)? Thank you kindly in advance.
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Cigar from FB.

Ravello from JC.

Whiskey from SF.

#4 from TSM.

 

post #49679 of 87382
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Hi all, I apologize if this question has been answered and beaten to death elsewhere, but there seems to be varying opinions and I'm still a bit confused. How does the Leydon last (e.g. in the unlined suede chukkas) compare to the Barrie last (in the various calf and shell LWB)? My starter Alden collection consists of 3 calf LWB, 1 suede LWB, 1 shell LWB, 1 shell captoe boot, and 1 suede unlined blucher, all of them in the Barrie last. They're all 8Ds and I'm pleased with the fit; I wear dress socks with them most of the time. I am now wanting the unlined snuff suede chukkas (as sold by Shoemart, Unionmade, etc.) to round out the collection but unsure of the size that I should order (at least initially so I can try them on). I've Googled and have read varying opinions on how the Leydon fits and compares to the Barrie. Some say to size down a half and order up in width (i.e. 7.5E compared to 8D in the Barrie), some say to stay the same but order up in width (i.e. 8E), and others say order up a half size and up in width (i.e. 8.5E). Yet others recommend to stay with the 8D, as they'll stretch a little. Looking for some sincere experiences from those that have both the Leydon suede chukkas and Barrie LWB. What do you recommend, from your experience, in terms of sizing and width for the Leydon chukkas if I'm an 8D in the Barrie (and wearing dress socks with them or no-show thin socks in the summertime)? Thank you kindly in advance.

Get 8.5E.
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Get 8.5E.

+1
Go wider with Leydon.
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