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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post

horrible iphone photos of my small collection. suede chukka is from AE, couldnt pass up for $99 as i rarely wear suede and couldnt justify alden cost.

not pictured, as they havent arrived yet, as ravello LWB from jcrew. first pair got lost in shipping, have a smaller pair in the mail now, hoping they fit smile.gif

 

 

 


Fine collection my friend!

post #51842 of 97047
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

 

Is that a Kirkwood?

 

How about the red WTB with brass eyelets?  Oxblood Brixton?

 

Is that a CXL WTB on Plaza?

 

Fingers crossed that they fit.  That is puzzling about the first pair puzzled.gif

 

Is it possible that they will surface eventually and you will have a bonus pair?

day tripper from leffot.

 

brown alpine grain from LS and yes, CXL wingtip on plaza, also from LS.

 

yea I'm stumped about the missing 11.5 LWB from jcrew. credit card was charged, but a week later, nada.. they researched for a couple days but cannot find anything.. only had the 11d left, which I'll admit I've never tried fitting in barrie. my heads going to spin if they fit, as I'll have to swap out all my 11.5 for 11 rotflmao.gif

post #51843 of 97047
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Originally Posted by CTYGGG View Post

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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post

Updated family pic.  (Not pictured here is a snuff LWB from J Crew on its way.)


Top Row:  Black calf SWB, Black Pebble Grain LWB, Camel Suede PTB, J Crew Calf Brown LWB, J Crew Calf Tobacco LWB
Middle Row: J Crew Color 8 Perf Cap Toe Boots, BB Color 8 Medallion Cap Toe Blucher, Black Shell LWB, Black Shell PTB, Cigar LWB, Ravello LWB
Bottom Row: Color 8 Tassel moc, Color Short Wing Blucher, Color 8 LWB, Color 8 PTB, C&J-RL Brown Shell Marlows, Whiskey Short Wingtip Oxford








Comparison pic between calf and similar shell color.


Color 8 Club  (It is in fact king)


My grails (pardon me for including my Marlows).


My imposters... These are my introduction to leather soled shoes; my gateway drug.  Alden for J Crew came shortly afterward.
Allen Edmonds Auburn and Florsheim Pebble grain LWBs.

Happy Memorial Day my friends...


RTP, very nicely done sir

Thank you CTYGGG!

 

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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

nephew,
good looking wardrobe, enjoy wearing

Uncle, thank you!

 

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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

 

Nice line-up!  Sure has grown quickly!  It is funny how the Marlows are the only non-Alden shoes that are accepted in this thread.

I also like your Calf/Shell comparison shots.  Do you wear the calf much?  I haven't bought anything in calf since I became interested in shell.

 

Bakes, I can't believe the quick growth either.  I've doubled my shells since my last family pic in October (this thread is killing me).  I have to admit that I wear my calf LWBs quite a bit for fear of scuffing up my shells or rain.  I will get over that though.  It's like someone wise said here on this thread at least in so many words... "They're shoes that are meant to be worn, not Rembrandts."  Truth be told, some of these shoes are so gorgeous I am afraid to mess them up.

 

I haven't bought any calf since either, but I have picked up some nice suede.  Have a nice four day week everyone!

post #51844 of 97047
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Originally Posted by CTYGGG View Post


Calf:

Leffot Westsider & AoC Brown WT

Those George boots are awesome.
So sad they were sold out of my size.
post #51845 of 97047
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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post

day tripper from leffot.

 

brown alpine grain from LS and yes, CXL wingtip on plaza, also from LS.

 

yea I'm stumped about the missing 11.5 LWB from jcrew. credit card was charged, but a week later, nada.. they researched for a couple days but cannot find anything.. only had the 11d left, which I'll admit I've never tried fitting in barrie. my heads going to spin if they fit, as I'll have to swap out all my 11.5 for 11 rotflmao.gif

1 for 3.  At least  I didn't strike-out.

 

I did think that #2 looked a little grainy, but could not remember a grain WTB in that color, but now I can.

That would indeed open up an entirely new can of worms.  Maybe you could justify just replacing the LWB, as they (deadhorse-a.gif) that they fit larger than other barrie make-ups.

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Originally Posted by BeSpiffington View Post

Six pair of shell cordovan shoes in six months. back row: #8 PTB, #8 captoe boot, RL Marlow wingtip. Front row: Ravello LWB, cigar LHS, RL Marlow PTB


Fine collection BeSpiff... I think you and I are acquiring at about the same pace.  Well done my friend!

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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post

I have to admit that I wear my calf LWBs quite a bit for fear of scuffing up my shells or rain.  Truth be told, some of these shoes are so gorgeous I am afraid to mess them up.

 

I know the feeling.  That's why I simply cold-clock anyone who gets within an arms length of me while I'm wearing shells (children and elderly included).  Can't risk having a clumsy person mar my shoes by stepping on them.

post #51848 of 97047
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post


Fine collection BeSpiff... I think you and I are acquiring at about the same pace.  Well done my friend!
RTP, between you, CTYGGG, MrDv, and Bakes, you guys just killed it today. It was simply an awesome display of horses rump footwear. To all those who also posted their own family photos my thanks and gratitude.
post #51849 of 97047
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Originally Posted by BeSpiffington View Post


RTP, between you, CTYGGG, MrDv, and Bakes, you guys just killed it today. It was simply an awesome display of horses rump footwear. To all those who also posted their own family photos my thanks and gratitude.

That is a solid collection that you have going there yourself, by any standard.  Your Cigar LHS looks like an especially fine specimen.

 

Don't know about anyone else, but all these collection shots today makes me want to take this disease to the next level!

post #51850 of 97047
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Originally Posted by BeSpiffington View Post

RTP, between you, CTYGGG, MrDv, and Bakes, you guys just killed it today. It was simply an awesome display of horses rump footwear. To all those who also posted their own family photos my thanks and gratitude.

Thanks friend.  I'm honored but those guys are in a different league.  Don't leave out Zippyh... that was impressive.

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Well over $100k worth of Alden's today. I hope everyone's homes insurance is up to date in case of any disasters...
post #51852 of 97047
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

1 for 3.  At least  I didn't strike-out.

 

I did think that #2 looked a little grainy, but could not remember a grain WTB in that color, but now I can.

That would indeed open up an entirely new can of worms.  Maybe you could justify just replacing the LWB, as they (deadhorse-a.gif) that they fit larger than other barrie make-ups.

 

that is my hope.. if so, I'll atleast know I have another option should cigar LWB come into my radar

post #51853 of 97047
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

Nice collection.

Thank you sir.
post #51854 of 97047
If any of these collections were the victim of some unfortunate mishap (god forbid), the claims adjuster from the insurance company might suspect fraud after hearing the value of a bunch of men's shoes :P
post #51855 of 97047
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Originally Posted by ClambakeSkate View Post

Only own one pair of Alden at the moment, woe is me...

However, thought I'd share my family photo of brothers from different mothers on this memorial day.

The All-American Boot Collection:

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Back Row: Danner Mountain Light II, Red Wing 8138, Red Wing Hawthorne Iron Ranger
Front Row: Wolverine 1000 Mile Rust, Alden #8 Wingtip Boots, Allen Edmonds Fifth Street

Please excuse the horrible carpeting, it's a rental and I have a dog with white fur...

Nice boot collection. Thanks for posting.
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