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I wore these PCT's all winter. Plenty of snow & rain.










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^^
looks great Patrick

i'm planning to wear my LS captoe boots on plaza last during Canadian winter nod[1].gif ( maybe even with denim)

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Originally Posted by 100 yrs View Post

it helps that the boots i posted are on a commando sole. i am under the assumption that they wouldn't put on a commando sole if you weren't supposed to wear them in inclement weather. this'll be my second fall/winter with them.

Thanks Gentlemen. And those pics are great!

I may be going against the grain here, but I've been considering a shell Indy boot with crepe (rather than Commando) sole. I've read the criticisms of the plantation crepe sole generally, and the (aesthetic-based) criticism of it on an Indy boot in particular. My thinking is that crepe is very comfortable and quiet on most surfaces (if you've worn the crepe sole you know it's quiet, even when wet, on almost any flooring - always surprised when it squeaks on certain floors). It's also going to be more pliable than a leather sole so it should break in quickly and be an exceptionally comfortable outdoor/street boot. And it should work fine as a "winter-ready" boot out here in the Pacific Northwest, where rain and mud are more common than actual ice and snow.
Edited by CEE88 - 8/29/13 at 9:46pm

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Looking forward to breaking these in.AppleMark
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Originally Posted by CEE88 View Post

Todd, did you go up a half size for the Naval Boot? That's what I did (half size up from what I normally get for Barrie last shoes).

I went normal Barrie size (down 1/2 size from tts). My right toes are a little snug but the stiff double leather sole exacerbates that. So, I expect them to feel good when they soften up a bit.

They definitely feel less roomy than a Barrie lasted shoe and I'm just not sure why that happenes.
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First wear Natural Chromexcel PTB from Alden Shop SF. Extremely comfortable shoe.



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Thanks for the kind words on the new cap toes, guys! I now have an Alden for every occasion (unless there are Alden flip-flops too). Check out the variation on the Chukka vs. Cap Toe #8s. I never imagined the colors could be so different across batches/pairs.
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Just got home from a fun teppanyaki dinner with my wife and daughter. These are finally breaking in after two or three years. The shell is relaxing and fits like a soft glove now. The soles move with my feet instead of feeling like cork planks. This is just a relaxed iphone shot with my color 8's and well worn Hilfiger chinos.

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Originally Posted by BeSpiffington View Post

Looking at your shoes MrDV is almost as good as reaching for the sour mash. Beautiful shoes with a great shine.
Thank you be.
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Originally Posted by crosswound View Post

looking good worship.gif
Thank you sir.

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Originally Posted by Rishi Kakar View Post

Mr DV beautiful shoes, as always. Enjoy in good health.
Thank you rishi.
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They look like they are darkening nicely MrDV.  Every time you post these you inspire me to wear mine!
Thanks rtp. These I could wear every week, I do have other shoes I struggle with. Black shell!!!! I struggle with black shoes.
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Originally Posted by sazon View Post

+1
Whiskey and olive today
Sweet ptbs sazon.
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Originally Posted by gosheik View Post

Fresh out of the box! My latest arrival...
Great looking boots. Ls?
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Looking forward to breaking these in.AppleMark
Very nice.
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Originally Posted by 100 yrs View Post

Color #8 Plain Toe Boot, Plaza Last on a drizzly day in Seattle

I like the action shots. Great looking boots.

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Originally Posted by CEE88 View Post

Black shell Naval Boots from Leffot - breaking them in slowly:

Sharp looking boots cee. I missed the wear your boots today memo.
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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post

Great looking boots. Ls?
Very nice.
I like the action shots. Great looking boots.
Sharp looking boots cee. I missed the wear your boots today memo.

MrDV, with you memos are just a suggestion. You have a very fine Alden collection, Sir.
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Originally Posted by Luisesp View Post

First wear Natural Chromexcel PTB from Alden Shop SF. Extremely comfortable shoe.



Sir, that is one fine natty CXL PTB. It will only get more comfortable. I wore mine earlier this week - love it.
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Anyone have experience with Leather Soul's Plaza last monk strap shoe?

I believe they've done versions of the shoe for quite some time - calf, shell and currently, in suede (blue and snuff).

The blue suede piqued my interest but ... I'm sure. It would be my first 'blue suede shoe.'
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Whiskey LWB today

 

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Very nice, love the color on those.
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Found myself in San Francisco on my way back to Dublin so having looked up Alden on Google maps I took a trip to 170 Sutter. What a nice shop and very helpfull staff. I did not have any particular shoe in mind except that I always wanted a pair of Alden and they are not easy to come by on this side of the Atlantic. Eventually I settled on these:







They feel like a very solid shoe, I can only imagine what the doubled soled ones feel like, anyway the leather does seem nore substantial than my C&J Handgrades so does this mean they will take a while to break in. Either way am loving my first pair of Alden. smile.gif
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