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#8 Leffot Naval Boots Marcoliani merino OTC

 

 

Look great! I love the sock combo. I need to find a few hours to break mine in so I can start wearing them. Pictures really dont do this boot justice, it looks killer in person.

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Does anyone know of a 986 with an antique edge? I would love to add another pair to my collection but would prefer a pair with antique as opposed to black edging. 

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Should say "I am not a fan of color 8, yet."

Like algae, color 8 will grow on you.fing02[1].gif

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Look great! I love the sock combo. I need to find a few hours to break mine in so I can start wearing them. Pictures really dont do this boot justice, it looks killer in person.
Thank you very much sir. I was apprehensive at first because I have the J Crew cap toe boots already, but these are just different enough, 360 degree welt vs. 270 welt with an antique edge, that because they they fit perfectly I am resolved to make them a staple in my rotation.
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totalair1: A while back we discussed how close Alden Cigar shell was to Allen Edmonds brown shell. My Allen Edmonds arrived last week and here's a side by side photo with my Alden Cigar shell Chukka's. I really can't see any difference IMHO.

Great looking shoes. I have various models in Alden cigar and AE brown shell. They have definite similarities. One difference - at least for the models I have - is that some (not all) cigar can have olive tones, and none of my AE brown shells have olive tones.

rydenfan: Walnut shell no longer exists...They may have enough for a belt, not sure? But I know for a fact they dont have enough for a pair of shoes.

My MTO walnut shell PTBs arrived on Wednesday (Dainite sole), so I count myself fortunate. It is a great color.

mdubs: I think that they look reasonably close. I may get the belt. I assume that those are Park Avenues in their Brown Shell? I like them, but I really like the natural siding on the Alden Straight Tips alot.

Both are nice. The antique edging and light welt - while unique - do make the shoe less formal. But perhaps that is desired ....

Bootspell: My question to you guys is do you feel the lasts are the same from about the ball of your foot to the heel?

For me, the Barrie is wider throughout the whole shoe.

To all - have a good weekend. nod[1].gif
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SFTG, send me some pics of those walnut PTB's!!! That's what I tried to order. I didn't know Dainite soles were an option.
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NYDRH: This is my first post here but I am a consistent reader. I would have to say that Color 8 is perhaps the most versatile color I am aware of/own when it comes to leather, particularly shoes. I have yet to see it not pair well with anything I own from jeans to finer wool fabrics. Certain styles may or may not however move up and down the wardrobe chain as easily. I happen to think #8 LWBs and dark jeans looks f'n sharp, and I wear color 8 BB captoes with suits all the time. Take it for what its worth, just one mans' opinion but might be worth a revisit, and obviously much easier to put on your feet today.

Welcome.

Your sentiments are shared by many.
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rydenfan: SFTG, send me some pics of those walnut PTB's!!! That's what I tried to order. I didn't know Dainite soles were an option.

It is (I think) a little known fact that Dainite is an option for AE MTO's. Indeed, when I first requested it, I was told it was not an option and that AE doesn't use it. I then gently pointed out - by emailing a link - that indeed AE does:

http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF9963_1_40000000001_-1

I understand the above is the only model AE makes with Dainite.

I have since been told by the AE folks that mine was the first - and, at least for now, only - MTO model with Dainite.

I will follow up with you via PM. biggrin.gif
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what sz are you?

I wear a 10.5 in Allen edmonds Park Avenue, so would want a 10D (or 10 E) in these

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nephew,
alden's can be worn all year long. they are your summer shoes

And mine are Boots which also can be worn year round

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beepos-Good luck on finding Ravello longwings!  It's doable but a lot of digging is needed.  Have you called every Alden store you can find?  Nobody lists rare colors when they only have a few sizes, so calling is a must.  It's how I scored most of my rare colors over the last 3 months.

Good Hunting!

See Ya,
Steve

Good advice. I didn't know this. I would love to find whiskey, or even ravello, in shell. Have searched the web with no luck. I will try your approach.
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Don L: And mine are Boots which also can be worn year round

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nephew,
alden's can be worn all year long. they are your summer shoes

Of course, Aldens - even the dark cordovans --  can be worn all year long.  I wore black cordovan PTBs yesterday in 93 degree/100% humidity heat and, the day before, cordovan captoe bluchers with a suit.  Conservative business days demand a certain kind of dress.  

 

But I felt hot and wilted just looking in the mirror.  Dressing with burgundy or black on your feet with dark colored pants does not do justice to summer. 

 

That is why Alden makes whiskey cordovan, burnished tan, and blue and tan suede shoes.  

 

Today I am wearing off-white suede Indy boots with tan pants and white shirt.  Aldens, but Summer Aldens. 

 

Let's see those when the weather is sizzling hot.

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Hey guys,

 

I apologize if this is the wrong thread to post this is, but is there any way to get a pair of Alden Longwing Bluchers that is not in Cordovan No 8 or Black? (I'm looking for the shell cordovans, not the CXL or waxed leather types)

 

I'm not a big fan of either of those colors, and it seems impossible to get shell in the cigar, the ravello or the whiskey. I've called and checked with Alden in NYC, SF, and Epaulet and Leffot, but no one seems to have it.

 

If these are rare colors, how often approximately are they made? Is it like a yearly thing, or kinda random?

 

Thanks

Citishoes in NYC has some exotic cordovans in PTB, longwings, captoe balmorals and NSTs.

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Citishoes in NYC has some exotic cordovans in PTB, longwings, captoe balmorals and NSTs.

I'm intrigued by the Grant lasted wingtip bals. I wonder if this differs all that much from the look of the Hampton.

Everything else appears to be on the Barrie. mad.gif
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