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Originally Posted by aldenwear View Post

All if this is correct. The plaza last color 8 nst
Bout is one of j gilbert's standard make-ups and everyrime I have seen it, it comes on commando, not double leather, sole.

In fact, just weeks ago j Gilbert received a run of these boots in store that it had ordered last Winter. I do not know if every pair j Gilbert received was pre- sold, so anyone interested in this boit may benefit from calling to ask if the store has his size in stock.

I participated in this preorder, and the boots are magnificent. The Nst style looks great on the plaza last, and the color 8 color on the boots I received was uniform and deep. Personally, I prefer the commando sole on boots - allows them to be functional in bad weather and the low profile of this sole - unlike a vibrant sole, for example - makes them almost as dressy as double leather sole. In case it is not clear, I am very pleases with this particular make-up.


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just an fyi - Yenni is a woman and works at J. Gilbert (Adam is the fellow that runs AoC, and he helps J. Gilbert with their orders). If I had to guess, I'd say the boots are on commando sole as this is one of the shop's "standard" makeups. I have the plain toe version.
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I too prefer the commando on boots. nod[1].gif
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Alden Shell PTB (9901) in GQ this month. Part of their "Six shoes that will last a lifetime" spread.



I'd still take the "ugly duckling" over any of the other options in the list.
Edited by blue collar - 7/20/13 at 12:10pm
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Originally Posted by blue collar View Post

Alden Shell PTB (9901) in GQ this month. Part of their "Six shoes that will last a lifetime" spread.

Link - http://www.gq.com/style/wear-it-now/201308/best-leather-dress-shoes-last-longest

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Originally Posted by blue collar View Post

Alden Shell PTB (9901) in GQ this month. Part of their "Six shoes that will last a lifetime" spread.

oh no there goes the neighborhood.
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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post

oh no there goes the neighborhood.

no kidding...48 month wait times for Shell here we come!
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Originally Posted by emperorharpua View Post
 

In my experience, Message Board / Forum politics in general (not just limited to styleforum) are very peculiar.  I've seen stuff like this happen before on other non-clothing related sites.  Since SF pays for their domain, it is my understanding that it is their right to censor its content / moderate the site however they please.  (I'm not a legal expert)

 

However, I would also like to second that GCBrown was an upstanding and contributing memeber of the community, basically for the reasons that have already been listed.  (Never actually bought anything from him, but communicated with him a bit over PM.)

 

I hope that all ends well with GCB, and that regardless of the outcome, may he continue to wear in good health.

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Originally Posted by blue collar View Post

Alden Shell PTB (9901) in GQ this month. Part of their "Six shoes that will last a lifetime" spread.

The 9901 is a classic - a wardrobe staple. I will be wearing mine later today.
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The picture sort of looks like the 990 to me but both the 990 and 9901 are classic for sure. 

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Originally Posted by BeSpiffington View Post

#8 Leffot Naval Boots Marcoliani merino OTC

Very snazzy... Nice boot!
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Originally Posted by CalceoAdamator View Post

Very snazzy... Nice boot!
CalceoAdamator, thank you sir.
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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

The picture sort of looks like the 990 to me but both the 990 and 9901 are classic for sure. 

I think you are right. There is no paint on the sole (in the slide show/magazine pics). 990 it is!

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Originally Posted by blue collar View Post

I think you are right. There is no paint on the sole (in the slide show/magazine pics). 990 it is!


Yep - 990. The lighter colored stitching on the welt confirms it. Both are timeless.

Good eye, gents.
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Thank you very much sir. 

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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

It is on the commando.

Yenni at JGilbert is a pleasure to work with.

+1000
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Here is my recent eBay purchase. The Shoemart color 8 indy. I was shocked and incredibly happy to see these listed in eBay because I really do not like the aesthetics of the hand stitching on the shell indys. I thought I would never get a chance to get a machine sewn shell indy boot since Alden stopped the machine stitching a number of years back. I love the all eyelets, 360 degree welt and commando sole. The only thing that kept be from buying them before was the hand sewn toe.

These boots have aged nicely and been well cared for. I like how the color 8 has aged a bit and softened the eggplant color. As has been mentioned time and time again, color 8 is King. Also, if the seller is a forum member or a visitor of the thread, I gotta say thank you!





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