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Originally Posted by docalden2013 View Post

New posting at Leffot:

http://leffot.com/alden-x-leffot-tassel-loafer-and-chukka-boot/


I'm still thinking about pulling the trigger on the tassel loafer. My original thinking was to start with a King tassel, per Uncle's esteemed advice. However, what do you discerning gentlemen think of a tassel in tan suede? For that matter, how much use can one get from a navy suede chukka?

I've been keeping an eye out for a navy suede chukka in my size for a while now. I think I would get a lot of use out of it, but then again, I am able to dress pretty casually to the office if I want.

As for those black suede chukkas from Leffot... I think that may be the first time I've actually ever seen black suede from Alden. That make-up is definitely different... but interesting.

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post #56222 of 87501
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

This may be a stupid question, but is there any difference between a straight tip and a captoe? I've seen the term used interchangeably several times. Unless you're referring to a punched captoe or something with a medallion, it seems like a straight tip and a captoe are the same thing.

I feel like a captoe can refer to different types of cap toes, but the straight tip only refers to one type of captoe.
post #56223 of 87501
I think the primary difference is capote is single leather sole, vs . Straight tips are double leather soles, thus more casual.

See Ya,
Steve
post #56224 of 87501
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Originally Posted by docalden2013 View Post

New posting at Leffot:

 

http://leffot.com/alden-x-leffot-tassel-loafer-and-chukka-boot/

 

 

I'm still thinking about pulling the trigger on the tassel loafer. My original thinking was to start with a King tassel, per Uncle's esteemed advice. However, what do you discerning gentlemen think of a tassel in tan suede? For that matter, how much use can one get from a navy suede chukka?


My preference in order....

Color 8 tassel moc

Tan suede tassel moc

Blue suede chukka

post #56225 of 87501
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Originally Posted by totalair1 View Post

I think the primary difference is capote is single leather sole, vs . Straight tips are double leather soles, thus more casual.

See Ya,
Steve


That cigar perf straight tip has a single sole, so I think your logic is off my friend.  Also, Alden's straight tip blucher in black calf only has a single leather sole.

http://www.theshoemart.com/alden-mens_plain_straight_tip_blucher_oxford_calfskin_modifie_black/pvc-ald-mxsdlc-558_ald_m_plain_straight_tip_blucher_oxford_calfskin_modifie.html

 

I believe the straight tip is simply a type of cap toe, hence the listing of Alden's straight tips under TSM's Cap toe category.  Straight tips are probably a simple cap line without broguing.

See ya Steve...  RTP smile.gif


Edited by ReppTiePrepster - 7/31/13 at 3:04pm
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[quote name="ReppTiePrepster" url="/t/85589/the-official-alden-thread/56220#post_
I believe the straight tip is simply a type of cap previously, hence the listing of Alden's straight tips under TSM's Cap toe category.  Straight tips are probably a simple cap line without broguing.

[/quote]RTP, your definition seems to me as the obvious answer, though I am withholding my decision pending an expert opinion from our esteemed Uncle.
post #56227 of 87501
I'm just going to call them all captoes smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

I'm just going to call them all captoes smile.gif
Consensus?
post #56229 of 87501
As long as we're into the categorization of shoe types...
How about where there is no actual cap and there's just a line or two of stitching across the toe?
I think those are usually referred to as straight tips as well.

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I've been going on the assumption that they are all variations on a cap toe

post #56231 of 87501
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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

As long as we're into the categorization of shoe types...
How about where there is no actual cap and there's just a line or two of stitching across the toe?
I think those are usually referred to as straight tips as well.

Nice boots. Are they Alden? I know, stupid question.
post #56232 of 87501
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Originally Posted by BeSpiffington View Post

[quote name="ReppTiePrepster" url="/t/85589/the-official-alden-thread/56220#post_
I believe the straight tip is simply a type of cap previously, hence the listing of Alden's straight tips under TSM's Cap toe category.  Straight tips are probably a simple cap line without broguing.
RTP, your definition seems to me as the obvious answer, though I am withholding my decision pending an expert opinion from our esteemed Uncle.[/quote]

I am in agreement with rtp that the general classification of cap toe includes the subdivision such as cap toe bal, medallion cap toe, perforated cap toe, straight tip blucher, cap toe bal etc
also, I am not the oracle of delphi
post #56233 of 87501
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Originally Posted by chimaki View Post

Has anyone ordered the cap-toe boot from TSM lately?  Ordered the 4060 last night in #8 and just got a cancellation saying the style is being discontinued and they were out of stock in my size.  Is this a canned response for the  online inventory wasn't updated?

Ordered this one at the beginning of June and had no problems. If Alden is discontinuing the captoe on the grant last you can always get the one from J.Crew on the barrie. What size were you attempting to get?
post #56234 of 87501
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post


This may be a stupid question, but is there any difference between a straight tip and a captoe? I've seen the term used interchangeably several times. Unless you're referring to a punched captoe or something with a medallion, it seems like a straight tip and a captoe are the same thing.

I may be wrong, but I think straight tip refers to captoe blucher (open lacing) and captoe when used alone typically refers to a captoe balmoral (closed lacing).  

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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

As long as we're into the categorization of shoe types...
How about where there is no actual cap and there's just a line or two of stitching across the toe?
I think those are usually referred to as straight tips as well.
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Nice boots. Are they Alden? I know, stupid question.

Actually they're Paul Smith.
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