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post #58216 of 98688
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Originally Posted by BeSpiffington View Post

Uncle, your #8 ptb's with argyles are simply inspirational.

nephew,
thank you
post #58217 of 98688
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Originally Posted by Shawnc View Post

Tassels, medallions, wing tips, etc. all are fashionable and look great. But IMO, nothing shows off the quality of Alden shell like a #8 PTB. Add in your typical shine and impeccable ensemble and you have an unbeatable combination. Wear in the best of health.

nephew,
thank you
post #58218 of 98688
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

nephew,
thank you
Uncle, your are more than welcome sir. It is always a pleasure to compliment your excellent wardrobe.
post #58219 of 98688
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I was driving and saw this and had to post it. Have a good day all!
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


-Mike

nephew,
thanks for posting
post #58220 of 98688
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Originally Posted by Shawnc View Post

Tassels, medallions, wing tips, etc. all are fashionable and look great. But IMO, nothing shows off the quality of Alden shell like a #8 PTB.
Well stated shawnc. I wholeheartedly agree with your opinion on the 990's.
post #58221 of 98688
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Originally Posted by neutrino View Post

Gentlemen, do any of you have an issue of your socks taking on yellowish/orangish hue after you've worn your aldens for a couple hours? I've noticed this with my cigar and suede longwings (both fully lined). 

I have had this happen as well when wearing white loafer socks, particularly w/ my cigar LWBs. Interesting...
post #58222 of 98688
thanks blue collar
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Originally Posted by BeSpiffington View Post


Good idea rydenfan. The cost of a good commercial steamer would cut into my shoe budget. Besides that, I really like to iron my own shirts. Egyptian cotton like shell cordovan requires special treatment and meticulous attention to detail. When you start having your dress shirts custom made, even though your size is readily available, you've gone way too far.

I got a garment steamer (albiet not commercial) for $60 a few years ago on amazon, and have saved hundreds if not thousands on dry cleaning since.  Between that and my trouser press (also amazon), I don't get my suits dry cleaned unless there is a stain or something.  The chemicals that dry cleaners usually use degrade the fibers of the fabric and wear out your clothes faster anyway, so yet another advantage.  I buy the non-iron dress shirts and hang them on a hanger when they are still warm from the dryer, and maybe steam them a bit after that, although it is not always necessary.

 

merely a suggestion for the taking.

post #58224 of 98688
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

I buy the non-iron dress shirts and hang them on a hanger when they are still warm from the dryer, and maybe steam them a bit after that, although it is not always necessary.

merely a suggestion for the taking.
Sir, to my knowledge non-iron shirts, your standard BB as an example, are treated with a chemical that makes them more wrinkle resistant. To me non-iron shirts feel less breathable, and thus less comfortable. Guilty as charged of being overly finicky and persnickety.
post #58225 of 98688
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Originally Posted by BeSpiffington View Post


Sir, to my knowledge non-iron shirts, your standard BB as an example, are treated with a chemical that makes them more wrinkle resistant. To me non-iron shirts feel less breathable, and thus less comfortable. Guilty as charged of being overly finicky and persnickety.

^All of this sounds reasonable to me.

post #58226 of 98688
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Originally Posted by tampatravel View Post

It most certainly is sightseeing!

Be sure to check out the Alden store at 170 Sutter St. Within a block or two is The Hound and the Allen Edmonds store.

Also, UNIONMADE is also in town and SOOOO worth visiting. They carry a lot of special make-ups.

Have a safe trip!

Thanks...I'll certainly check them out. I can already feel the urge to rationalize away my per diem on a purchase.
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A full size too small for me, but for any gentleman with wide feet and lust for Ravello LHS:

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Alden-Shell-Cordovan-LHS-Ravello-Loafers-9-5EE-/221272702812?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item3384e17f5c

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Originally Posted by Shouldaville View Post

. I asked pretty much the same question a couple days ago, with good responses. I'm a couple weeks out from a San Fran work trip and plan on trying on all the examples I can get my hands on. Touring Alden shops is considered sightseeing?? shog[1].gif

It most certainly is sightseeing!

Be sure to check out the Alden store at 170 Sutter St. Within a block or two is The Hound and the Allen Edmonds store.

Also, UNIONMADE is also in town and SOOOO worth visiting. They carry a lot of special make-ups.

Have a safe trip!

Give yourself some time.  Traffic and parking stinks on SF (but worth it).  I saw most of the sites this summer... Unionmade, Alden SF, Alden DC, Alden Madison, Leffot, Citishoes, BB Madison, etc...  major props to my daughter who was with me at most of these places!

 

Great lookin' pics today gentlemenicon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post

Give yourself some time.  Traffic and parking stinks on SF (but worth it).  I saw most of the sites this summer... Unionmade, Alden SF, Alden DC, Alden Madison, Leffot, Citishoes, BB Madison, etc...  major props to my daughter who was with me at most of these places!

Great lookin' pics today gentlemenicon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif
RTP - that's quite a tour - congratulations to you and your daughter.
post #58230 of 98688
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Originally Posted by OlafG View Post

A full size too small for me, but for any gentleman with wide feet and lust for Ravello LHS:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Alden-Shell-Cordovan-LHS-Ravello-Loafers-9-5EE-/221272702812?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item3384e17f5c
OlafG, always a size too short and a width too narrow, the story of my shell addictive search for a grail, preferably Ravello, coloured Alden anything.
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