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Depends on what you mean by significant. Speaking with a vendor in the past few weeks, I was advised that sa's have noticed that recent plaza offerings seem to be wider than in previous years. I have both and find the barrie to be wider however I take a d width in both.

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Nice jeans. What's the make?

Iron Heart 301s
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Would anyone be down for an MTO for an alt wien boot (color 8) [basically the epaulet alt wien but in boot form]
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Found a pair of cigar shell LWB on eBay in my size, they've been relisted a few times so I think the price ($400) is too high. What should I offer? The uppers looks to be in a good shape, but I'm not sure about the sole. Are these so worn down that they need to be replaced? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


IMO $400 isn't too much for a color that might be hard to come by especially now a days.
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All of this does come with a question. My first instinct is to put plastic heel protectors on my shoes but I thought I read in this forum a few days ago that this can somehow compromise the integrity if the heel. I would appreciate the community's thoughts and advice on this issue.
Again, thanks to all. This really is a great community.

I've never had an issue with heel protectors on any of my shoes and put them on all of them. I think it's a good investment. To me it's better to replace $3 heel protectors a few times than to spend $20 - $40 to replace the heel lifts down the road when they're completely run down.
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No plastic protectors.  Just employ the 'Mac Break-in Method'.

Not sure if the Mac Break-In Method will reduce heel wear.
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^^^ shawnc, you've definitely made a couple of nice scores recently. I particularly like the Alt Wiens from Epaulet. Good hunting in the future. Most importantly have some fun while your at it.

Thanks BeSpiffington. I have enjoyed it but all good things must come to an end. This is it........for now.
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Beautiful shoes, love Epaulet's collection. Secondly, time for a new tv.

Too late. Blew it on the shoes.
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I've just realized that my Cape Cod Penny Loafers have this sort of colour leak. Any remedies?



Thanks guys!
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I've never had an issue with heel protectors on any of my shoes and put them on all of them. I think it's a good investment. To me it's better to replace $3 heel protectors a few times than to spend $20 - $40 to replace the heel lifts down the road when they're completely run down.
Not sure if the Mac Break-In Method will reduce heel wear.

You're right, it probably won't, but I encourage him to employ it none-the-less.

 

I personally don't care for heel protectors, however, I don't object if others decide to use them.  The rubber dovetail can be replaced for less than $10 IME, and that is worth it to me to not have to put a heel protector on my shoe.  To me, $10 every once and a while is a drop in the bucket compared to the initial cost of the shoe. 

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Would anyone be down for an MTO for an alt wien boot (color 8) [basically the epaulet alt wien but in boot form]


I definitely would...here is an example from an older Alden-of-Carmel model

 

 

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Since joining this forum about a month ago I have been like a teenage girl (or boy) looking for an outfit to wear to the prom. My level of indecisiveness has been stunning. It's not just that I've returned (exchanged) two pair of shoes, its how many times I've seen shoes that I had to have on this site only to check back later and see another pair that were better than the first. The problem was that the idea of spending over $600 for a pair of shoes was not something I could easily wrap my head around. So, rather than spend $600+ on one pair, I spent $1,300 hundred on two, and I am completely at peace with my decision. In addition to a pair of color 8 shell Chucka's with commando soles from Alden of Carmel, I just got these cuties from epaulet of New York



I will continue to scour ebay for a rare deal on shell's but I am done with new shoe purchases for now (unless I can steal some LWB's in either whiskey or ravello). All of this does come with a question. My first instinct is to put plastic heel protectors on my shoes but I thought I read in this forum a few days ago that this can somehow compromise the integrity if the heel. I would appreciate the community's thoughts and advice on this issue.

Again, thanks to all. This really is a great community.

nephew,
wear in good health your medallion cap toe
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#4 - black saddles x j.gilbert


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All,

 

I was wondering if anyone had some good recommendations for dress belt to match my Cordovan Color #8 SWBs.  I have seen some folks going with Allen Edmonds belts and was wondering if there any other recommendations.  The belt does NOT have to be shell.... in fact, I don't mind saving a few $$$ and going with calf.  I am just trying to find a nice one that matches.  I will most likely be ordering on-line if that matters.

 

Thx!

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All,

 

I was wondering if anyone had some good recommendations for dress belt to match my Cordovan Color #8 SWBs.  I have seen some folks going with Allen Edmonds belts and was wondering if there any other recommendations.  The belt does NOT have to be shell.... in fact, I don't mind saving a few $$$ and going with calf.  I am just trying to find a nice one that matches.  I will most likely be ordering on-line if that matters.

 

Thx!

Brooks Bros. has a few different belts available in burgundy.  Might not be your cheapest option, but it's at least an option worth considering.

 

Rancourt is another option.

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Originally Posted by onehotchili View Post

All,

I was wondering if anyone had some good recommendations for dress belt to match my Cordovan Color #8 SWBs.  I have seen some folks going with Allen Edmonds belts and was wondering if there any other recommendations.  The belt does NOT have to be shell.... in fact, I don't mind saving a few $$$ and going with calf.  I am just trying to find a nice one that matches.  I will most likely be ordering on-line if that matters.

Thx!

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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

Brooks Bros. has a few different belts available in burgundy.  Might not be your cheapest option, but it's at least an option worth considering.

Rancourt is another option.

Brooks Brothers and Rancourt would be my first two suggestions as well. I have the Brooks Brothers "Better Dress Belt" in burgundy and brown for when I need a dress belt and I have a color #8 cordovan belt from Rancourt for when I want something slightly more casual. I've seen the Rancourt CXL belt in color 8 and it would match the Alden color #8 just as well as the cordovan would. FWIW however, I think Rancourt's color #8 belts are slightly lighter than the Alden, but still match close enough for my tastes.
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