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post #50086 of 99214
From my view, a black boot can be a very good thing. Especially when it fits and feels good. However this boot is very compartmentalized by the vibram, light-colored sole. It makes it appropriate for a relatively narrow number of wardrobing possibilities.

I think you could find something that would be more conducive to multiple aesthetic possibilities while maintaining fit.

Disclaimers: I don't like pebble grain, or large lugg soles.
post #50087 of 99214
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Originally Posted by Distorbiant View Post

These boots got a lot of hate in this thread last year.


I got my hands on a pair. Not sure if I should keep them or not though.


On one hand, I could really use the college money.
On the other hand, no other shoe I've owned has foot as good as this one. 

Advice, uncles? 



They are not for me.

But if you like them - keep them. nod[1].gif
post #50088 of 99214
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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post

pretty decent run of sizes of whiskey ptb at skyvalet, fyi

http://www.skyvalet1.com/Alden-9905_p_196.html

Only 10.5 and 12 are available. Once you try the other sizes and select a width (even the other sizes shown) you will get a pop-up box telling you they are not available. Makes a guy wonder why those sizes stay on the list ......
post #50089 of 99214
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Originally Posted by Winterbourne View Post


Cigar chukka (received via trade)


And I'm hoping it doesn't get a little redundant with the #8 shell when my cap toe boots arrive sometime in August. satisfied.gif

Looking good man nod[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #50090 of 99214
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Originally Posted by Countingsheep View Post

Looking good man nod[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Color 8 is king, but the cigar chukka wins the shell chukka award IMO. Nice. biggrin.gif
post #50091 of 99214
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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

From my view, a black boot can be a very good thing. Especially when it fits and feels good. However this boot is very compartmentalized by the vibram, light-colored sole. It makes it appropriate for a relatively narrow number of wardrobing possibilities.

I think you could find something that would be more conducive to multiple aesthetic possibilities while maintaining fit.

Disclaimers: I don't like pebble grain, or large lugg soles.


The light colored sole seems to be a pretty common trend in black boots today. Right now I'm leaning towards 60% selling, 40% keeping. 

How limiting do you think that sole makes the boots? Does it wreck its synergy with monochrome colored outfits? I could still rock them with a pair of denim or duck canvas jeans...

post #50092 of 99214
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Originally Posted by Distorbiant View Post


The light colored sole seems to be a pretty common trend in black boots today. Right now I'm leaning towards 60% selling, 40% keeping. 


How limiting do you think that sole makes the boots? Does it wreck its synergy with monochrome colored outfits? I could still rock them with a pair of denim or duck canvas jeans...

The big white soles were very popular a couple of years ago, I think largely due to red wing. They have stuck around a bit. You said you are in college, right? This is a good casual boot that can be worn with denim. If you got a good deal on them and think you would wear them a lot, keep em.
post #50093 of 99214
Another $500 saved due to the fact no one is stocking these navy CXL models in E widths
post #50094 of 99214

i dislike white soles and red wings in general but i sorta have the same question about these aldens with red brick sole. they are on the way, should i keep 'em? 

 

http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/shoes/AldenForJCrew/PRDOVR~39363/99102911079/ENE~1+2+3+22+4294967294+20~~~0~90~all~mode+matchallany~~~~~alden/39363.jsp

 

 

39363_EC0327_d4?$pdp_fs418$

post #50095 of 99214

They look like a nice, plain shoe. 

post #50096 of 99214
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

I disagree.  I hate that skinny jean nonsense.  To each his own.

I am also very perplexed by this.

10"!!! dear god. that's like swimming.
post #50097 of 99214
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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post

pretty decent run of sizes of whiskey ptb at skyvalet, fyi

http://www.skyvalet1.com/Alden-9905_p_196.html

Only 10.5 and 12 are available. Once you try the other sizes and select a width (even the other sizes shown) you will get a pop-up box telling you they are not available. Makes a guy wonder why those sizes stay on the list ......


It got all of us to visit their website, right?  facepalm.gif  Who knows...

post #50098 of 99214
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Originally Posted by Winterbourne View Post


Cigar chukka (received via trade)
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And I'm hoping it doesn't get a little redundant with the #8 shell when my cap toe boots arrive sometime in August. satisfied.gif

Looking good man nod[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif


+1

post #50099 of 99214
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post


It got all of us to visit their website, right?  facepalm.gif   Who knows...

Yes it did. smile.gif

The guys at Sky Valet are good to work with. I've bought Alden, EG, and C&J from them.
post #50100 of 99214
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post


Yes it did. smile.gif

The guys at Sky Valet are good to work with. I've bought Alden, EG, and C&J from them.

i really dislike how their website states 'in stock' but it's really not:

 

http://screencast.com/t/uaY9gsNe

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