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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post

You wait a year for a make up....and then....guaranteed my size in the blind eyelets is gone. You take the good you take the bad then you have the facts of life. Sorry had to vent

Angry on your behalf.
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Originally Posted by Ironminded View Post

Long time lurker that has a quick request for help;

 

I'm trying to source a pair of boots for my wedding [out-door, November in Chicago].  I'm trying to find a pair of Cordovan #8 wingtip boots.  While generally this wouldn't be a problem, Alden of Carmel has a pair like this as does TSM, I'm looking for a pair that DOESN'T have speed laces/hooks.  I'm trying to find a true 9 eyelet #8 cordovan wingtip boot in the equivalent to Truebalance size 10D.

 

I currently have a pair of black calf Indy's that I really like, but wanted a wingtip boot for the wedding.  I've already called TSM and while their website lists their cordovan #8 wingtip boot as being 9 eyelet the sales person assured me it in fact had speed hooks.

 

Can anyone help me out?  In looking at the models listed on Alden NYC's website it looks like their version has speed hooks as well.

 

Anyone got any ideas?

 

Thanks a ton, and thanks for all the drool-worthy pics!  

I would check Leather Soul in the City of Angels and Hawaii.  They tend to order boots without speedhooks.  You should also try Moulded Shoe in NYC because they specialize in the modified last and tend to have a lot of make-ups you won't find elsewhere.  Good luck and congratulations.

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RTP: My only missing piece to the LWB shell rainbow.

Perhaps you can take solace in the fact that, while I have the shell rainbow in LWBs, I easily wear my whiskey LWB the least. Easily.
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MrDV: I have boots w speed hooks, they have never damaged my pants. I would get them w the hooks and never look back.

The ruby and burgundy Carmina boots are amazing.

The trickers seem too casual


Speed hooks have never damaged my pants either.

IMO, whether for good or for bad, Carmina's boots tend to be primarily dress boots, if not exclusively so (as in the case of their bal boots).

Not a fan of Trickers.
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Originally Posted by BeSpiffington View Post

Wow Uncle, those are great. Follow that man in the white pants and whiskey coloured shoes, you can't miss him.

nephew,
thank you
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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post


I like what you've done there. Very nice boots.
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Thank You mr.DV the new boots are beautiful but the exposed eyelets diminish this boots ability to be a dress boot IMO. I was really hoping to fill a gap in my rotation. I will say the plaza last is wonderful for boots. Additionally the depth of the color 8 is amazing.
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

nephew,
prime rate at its peak was 21%

Whoa, guess the mind blocks out painful memories. Good thing my SBA loan to start my practice was a float, 2 points over prime, but still adjusted every quarter, so it dropped. Also, probably a good thing Ronald Reagan took over and lowered taxes. I think, by the time I paid it off, it was down to 13%, which meant I was able to pay it off early as less and less of the payment went to interest.
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I believe Leather Soul does have a few pairs of the Wingtip Boot in #8, which comes on a Plaza Last, still available. They do not however have the speed hooks. Worth giving them a call. Happy hunting!

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Originally Posted by Mr. Six View Post

I'm getting closer to convincing myself that I can wear those ruby boots and pulling the trigger. They're phenomenal in person.

It wouldn't solve the speed hook issue, but it's kind of too bad that Ironminded didn't get a pair of the Greeley in burgundy shell MTO. Those would be great for a wedding. (I think this photo is the burgundy version.)



/end Carmina diversion

You need Ruby.


Ruby and #4 to keep it Alden related.
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^ What if I have two pairs of #4 boots? biggrin.gif
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it still stumps my mind why other retailers are able to offer lighter shades than black/#8 than alden... I'm about to MTO a pair of AEs as I have little doubt the Thor boot will ever come to fruition

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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post

Thank You mr.DV the new boots are beautiful but the exposed eyelets diminish this boots ability to be a dress boot IMO. I was really hoping to fill a gap in my rotation. I will say the plaza last is wonderful for boots. Additionally the depth of the color 8 is amazing.

Beautiful boot collection!
Exposed eyelets may not be as dressy but, in moderation (like, not EVERY boot you own), they provide an additional level detail to the the boot/shoe & make them more interesting (for example, suede bluchers and LWBs).
Edited by CEE88 - 8/26/13 at 8:25pm
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Originally Posted by Simkin78 View Post

I believe Leather Soul does have a few pairs of the Wingtip Boot in #8, which comes on a Plaza Last, still available. They do not however have the speed hooks. Worth giving them a call. Happy hunting!

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