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