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post #54811 of 98905
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Originally Posted by lagsun View Post

Using the Mac method to break in my new #8 LWB


Welcome to the king of LWBs club, my friend!  Wear in great health...

post #54812 of 98905
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

ravello ptb
argyles otc

Uncle, the inmates at the asylum have spoken in unanimity. Great looking shoe with a superb shine sir.
post #54813 of 98905
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

ravello ptb
argyles otc


In a couple days...I'll post my regular guy ravello ptb and maybe some folks can give me a tip or two how to get them like Mac. Can't possibly be just the Mac method. JT
post #54814 of 98905
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Originally Posted by jt2gt View Post


In a couple days...I'll post my regular guy ravello ptb and maybe some folks can give me a tip or two how to get them like Mac. Can't possibly be just the Mac method. JT

 

I'm sure Uncle Mac will tell you it really is just the Mac method.

post #54815 of 98905
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Originally Posted by shaunw View Post

Good news! "Rare" shell colors are available....

These have been around for months. I've been checking in on them every so often.
post #54816 of 98905
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Originally Posted by fiestaplatypus View Post


These have been around for months. I've been checking in on them every so often.

Cool, hey your in VB ehh.......we are probably the only two Alden fans in the area.

post #54817 of 98905
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post


Welcome to the king of LWBs club, my friend!  Wear in great health...

Thanks. Have Ravello gunboats already and maybe I'll find cigar or snuff suede pairs down the road smile.gif
post #54818 of 98905

Cigar LHS

 

 

 

post #54819 of 98905
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Originally Posted by lagsun View Post


Thanks. Have Ravello gunboats already and maybe I'll find cigar or snuff suede pairs down the road smile.gif

Citishoes has cigar LWBs.  Call to see if they have your size.  Leffot has a snuff suede LWB pre-order open right now.

post #54820 of 98905
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Originally Posted by blue collar View Post

Man I feel you. But to be honest, this is minor when it comes to Alden QC. You got a good pair.



( I have no idea who this is, but I found it looking for pics of cap toe bals on Google lol)

Hello blue collar,

the original Poster from the British government shows "Keep calm and carry on" in 1939 in the UK - actually hip these days

Wiki Link


cheerio
Joachim
post #54821 of 98905
I think he was just asking who the background figure was, but good explanation anyhow!
post #54822 of 98905
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Originally Posted by aldenwear View Post

Citishoes has cigar LWBs.  Call to see if they have your size.  Leffot has a snuff suede LWB pre-order open right now.

My wallet is in no rush smile.gif I'll be in NYC in August so maybe I'll check the stores....
post #54823 of 98905
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Originally Posted by JermynStreet View Post

 

Disagree, aldenwear. I think black tassels are a step below the formality of black balmoral cap toes. I think glenjay had a chart on his blog of the formality rules, usually more seams = less dressy. Tassels only have one seam (on the upper) whereas NSTs have four, at least. 

First, the writer wasn't asking about black tassels.  He was asking about color 8.  Second, who is glenjay and why would "glenjay" have any authority on the question?  Third, who says seams is the be-all-end-all criteria for dressy?  

 

What about last? For example, take the Alden barrie last PTB.  There are no seams at all.  But the roundness of the shoe makes it less than dressy for many whereas the same shoe on a sleeker last -- plaza, for example, makes the otherwise same shoe more formal.  

 

What about ornamentation other than seams- like tassels or brogueing?  I have always heard that more brogueing, less formality.  

 

What about laces v. slip-on?  

 

What about welt?  Color of the welt or edge?  Leffot makes the Alden Barrie last PTB even less dressy than the regular Barrie last PTB with an antiqued welt.   

 

And let's be honest:  as good-looking a shoe as the Alden tassel loafer may be, how in the world can you take a flopping tassel seriously? I mean, the shoe is called a mocassin -- the essence of casual.   If you have one shoe for needs that include business, how can a tassel be the choice?   

 

Of course, the answer really is to avoid a debate that is inherently subjective, and get all three.  

 

 

post #54824 of 98905
getting some good patina on these cigar beale's

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post #54825 of 98905
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Originally Posted by lagsun View Post

Using the Mac method to break in my new #8 LWB

nephew,
wear your lwb in good health
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