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post #54376 of 91371
The AOC archive photos reaffirmed my stance on the plaza last. More alden make ups should be on plaza.

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post #54377 of 91371
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Sporting Cigar Captoe Balmorals and argyles.

nephew,
looking good in your cap toes
post #54378 of 91371
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Cigar LWB today. Got caught in a surprise rain shower today so these will need some Mac-love when I get home.
Light brown and olive tones on these hides starting to come through nicely.


nephew,
looking good in your lwb
post #54379 of 91371
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The AOC archive photos reaffirmed my stance on the plaza last. More alden make ups should be on plaza.

Very true.

And the Aberdeen.
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post #54381 of 91371
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Didn't you see the clouds today? I was even getting flood warning on my iPhone (never had that even when Sandy was en route). I played it safe and wore my C&J Pembrokes.

 

I'll admit I threw on some calfskin AE PTB's when I saw today's weather as well. I'm glad I did. By 3PM, my iphone was buzzing with tornado and flash flood warnings for my town.

post #54382 of 91371

Hi Everyone,

 

First time posting in a long time. Needless to say, I appreciate all the energy and enthusiasm everyone has brought to the thread. It's been busy around here while moving into the new house and doing construction around here, but I thought I'd share some pics of my newest acquisitions, the Leffot Naval Boot in black shell and a cigar ptb from DC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also, I thought I'd share the latest signs that my Alden habit has spiraled out of control. Undeterred by the hefty expense of installing a koi pond in my front courtyard, I was unable to help myself when LeatherSoul posted the arrival of the refresh of the Color 8 Plaza-lasted wt boot. So desperate was I to finally join the Plaza club that I dug into the funds that had been set aside for the ravello longwings promised to me by Sept by Kathy and the gang in DC--something I told myself I would not do this summer, no matter how seemingly special the makeup. Of course, to truly capture my hitting rock bottom, the money I set aside was not enough to cover the Plaza boots, so I essentially had to ask if I could prepay a large portion of the boots and then pay the balance next week (via cash I was anticipating patients giving me that I could turn into a gift card so as to remain undetected by dear wife). Sensing my desperation and perhaps taking pity on me, Bryan at LS was more than gentlemanly and even offered to throw in some free shoe trees upon payment of the balance smile.gif

 

That's when you know it's bad: when you're putting Aldens on layaway. shog[1].gifThat said, they're Plaza lasted shell boots! Someone please help me.

post #54383 of 91371
Stop whining. Some of us could not plaza because a certain retailer did not order "e" sizes.

enjoy and enjoy the goldfish and lwb's I am sure you will find a way to swing.
post #54384 of 91371
^Doc : great looking additions ! Welcome to the Alden Out of Control Club.

The Plaza is gonna be bad for you...you're gonna want a few more pairs immediately. smile.gif
post #54385 of 91371
rydenfan - that is a nice looking boot, thanks for sharing. I like the dark rough leather. I have been catching up on my Alden leathers as I have been researching the different styles lasts and leathers in anticipation of my first purchase and hadn't seen a rough dark leather like that. docalden2013 - beautiful shoes and laces - god help me if I catch the Shell bug, wear in good health
post #54386 of 91371
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Cigar LWB today. Got caught in a surprise rain shower today so these will need some Mac-love when I get home.
Light brown and olive tones on these hides starting to come through nicely. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Didn't you see the clouds today? I was even getting flood warning on my iPhone (never had that even when Sandy was en route). I played it safe and wore my C&J Pembrokes.

O/T, but if you're on AT&T, they've been rolling out that government alert/notification capability for iphones this year which would explain why you didn't get them with Sandy.
http://appleinsider.com/articles/13/06/14/att-to-add-emergency-alerts-to-iphone-5-and-4s-with-software-update
post #54387 of 91371
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Originally Posted by docalden2013 View Post

Hi Everyone,

First time posting in a long time. Needless to say, I appreciate all the energy and enthusiasm everyone has brought to the thread. It's been busy around here while moving into the new house and doing construction around here, but I thought I'd share some pics of my newest acquisitions, the Leffot Naval Boot in black shell and a cigar ptb from DC.



















Also, I thought I'd share the latest signs that my Alden habit has spiraled out of control. Undeterred by the hefty expense of installing a koi pond in my front courtyard, I was unable to help myself when LeatherSoul posted the arrival of the refresh of the Color 8 Plaza-lasted wt boot. So desperate was I to finally join the Plaza club that I dug into the funds that had been set aside for the ravello longwings promised to me by Sept by Kathy and the gang in DC--something I told myself I would not do this summer, no matter how seemingly special the makeup. Of course, to truly capture my hitting rock bottom, the money I set aside was not enough to cover the Plaza boots, so I essentially had to ask if I could prepay a large portion of the boots and then pay the balance next week (via cash I was anticipating patients giving me that I could turn into a gift card so as to remain undetected by dear wife). Sensing my desperation and perhaps taking pity on me, Bryan at LS was more than gentlemanly and even offered to throw in some free shoe trees upon payment of the balance smile.gif


That's when you know it's bad: when you're putting Aldens on layaway. shog[1].gif
That said, they're Plaza lasted shell boots! Someone please help me.

wear in good health the cap toe boot and ptb
post #54388 of 91371
I don't understand the reluctance of retailers to order E sizes in the narrower lasts. Leffot sells out of E lasts in Barrie quickly, it's pretty clear Plaza, Aberdeen and Grant orders can support a lot of E widths
post #54389 of 91371
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Originally Posted by docalden2013 View Post

Hi Everyone,

First time posting in a long time. Needless to say, I appreciate all the energy and enthusiasm everyone has brought to the thread. It's been busy around here while moving into the new house and doing construction around here, but I thought I'd share some pics of my newest acquisitions, the Leffot Naval Boot in black shell and a cigar ptb from DC.



















Also, I thought I'd share the latest signs that my Alden habit has spiraled out of control. Undeterred by the hefty expense of installing a koi pond in my front courtyard, I was unable to help myself when LeatherSoul posted the arrival of the refresh of the Color 8 Plaza-lasted wt boot. So desperate was I to finally join the Plaza club that I dug into the funds that had been set aside for the ravello longwings promised to me by Sept by Kathy and the gang in DC--something I told myself I would not do this summer, no matter how seemingly special the makeup. Of course, to truly capture my hitting rock bottom, the money I set aside was not enough to cover the Plaza boots, so I essentially had to ask if I could prepay a large portion of the boots and then pay the balance next week (via cash I was anticipating patients giving me that I could turn into a gift card so as to remain undetected by dear wife). Sensing my desperation and perhaps taking pity on me, Bryan at LS was more than gentlemanly and even offered to throw in some free shoe trees upon payment of the balance smile.gif


That's when you know it's bad: when you're putting Aldens on layaway. shog[1].gif
That said, they're Plaza lasted shell boots! Someone please help me.

1) Always remember that there is a healthy resale market for Alden shoes, so as your tastes evolve, you can sell shoes to fund future purposes

2) Amazing how purple those laces look in some photos

3) I have struggled with PTBs (owning both a ravello and cigar pair an selling them due to lack of use), but yours look great. I think it is timing, if I had bought cigar PTBs before buying captoe boots an chukkas, the PTBs would have stayed in the rotation

4) I need a black boot. Debating about whether to preorder the Context tankers, wait for the next Naval boot preorder or to go for something like a wingtip boot
post #54390 of 91371
Pick one in each group:

1) Whiskey NST or whiskey Indy (both worn casually)

2) Cigar Indy (double leather) or cigar captoe boot (commando)
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