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post #59416 of 93982
After cleaning and polishing several shoes, and after some recent buying/selling activity, I figured I'd throw up my current family picture, organized by style (longwings, NST, plain toe, balmorals, loafers, longwings, casual boots):

AppleMark

Here is a focus on the NSTs with my latest addition, the Context black tanker:

AppleMark

Focus on the shell PTBs with a just shined cigar chukka and Color 8 PTBs off of ebay

AppleMark

I was able to sell some duplicate and casual styles I wasn't wearing and reinvest into more black and color 8, which I am wearing a lot more of in recent months. Color 8, cigar and black are what I wear the most these days... I would consider a whiskey PTB/longwing in my size, or a ravello boot in my size, but that's about it for those colors.

Things I am missing are a "formal" longwing (black or color 8 w dark sole), sleeker lasted dress boot on leather sole, and a wingtip boot... Suede longwing could be useful as well... Most worn models include the cigar chukka and LHS, color 8 tanker and wingtip, black PTB... Least worn models are both whiskeys and the tan PTBs.
post #59417 of 93982
Alcibiades nice collection worship2.gif
post #59418 of 93982
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

After cleaning and polishing several shoes, and after some recent buying/selling activity, I figured I'd throw up my current family picture, organized by style (longwings, NST, plain toe, balmorals, loafers, longwings, casual boots):

AppleMark

Here is a focus on the NSTs with my latest addition, the Context black tanker:

AppleMark

Focus on the shell PTBs with a just shined cigar chukka and Color 8 PTBs off of ebay

AppleMark

I was able to sell some duplicate and casual styles I wasn't wearing and reinvest into more black and color 8, which I am wearing a lot more of in recent months. Color 8, cigar and black are what I wear the most these days... I would consider a whiskey PTB/longwing in my size, or a ravello boot in my size, but that's about it for those colors.

Things I am missing are a "formal" longwing (black or color 8 w dark sole), sleeker lasted dress boot on leather sole, and a wingtip boot... Suede longwing could be useful as well... Most worn models include the cigar chukka and LHS, color 8 tanker and wingtip, black PTB... Least worn models are both whiskeys and the tan PTBs.

Wow, nice collection. Any chance I can get a closer shot or additional information on the saddles? I assume they are shell but it's difficult to tell from the picture.
post #59419 of 93982
I just got my first pair of Alden's, sand suede unlined chukka. My question is whether or not you guys would advise using a protector spray on them? I have the Allen Edmonds spray, but I'm not sure how I feel about it, as it made my snuff suede carmina's chocolate colored.
post #59420 of 93982
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Originally Posted by ascher07 View Post

I just got my first pair of Alden's, sand suede unlined chukka. My question is whether or not you guys would advise using a protector spray on them? I have the Allen Edmonds spray, but I'm not sure how I feel about it, as it made my snuff suede carmina's chocolate colored.

 

I have used some suede protector spray called Terrago that is superb:  protects the suede against wetness superbly, and does not affect the suede in any way I can discern.

 

I do not know about the Allen Edmonds spray, so cannot opine about that.

post #59421 of 93982


Cleaning up my Brixtons a bit today.
post #59422 of 93982
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Originally Posted by Shawnc View Post

Wow, nice collection. Any chance I can get a closer shot or additional information on the saddles? I assume they are shell but it's difficult to tell from the picture.

Those are the Leffot color 8 / alpine grain saddles
post #59423 of 93982
The End in the UK is apparently a new Alden retailer. They appear to have a few new/exclusive makeups, including a color 8 medallion captoe blucher (similar to the Epaulet Alt Wein) on a dark sole and the Aberdeen last, a "Burgundy Calfskin" Indy boot and a Kudu ranger moc. Pricing is steep.

http://www.endclothing.com/brands/alden
post #59424 of 93982
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Originally Posted by hypomnema View Post



Cleaning up my Brixtons a bit today.

Cleaning up my drool........
post #59425 of 93982
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

Those are the Leffot color 8 / alpine grain saddles

Great. Thanks (I think). I hate visiting their site. There is no retailer that has more styles that challenge my discipline more than Leffot. I know taste is subjective but I always find between 3 and 4 styles on their site that I absolutely 'must have'. Again, very impressive collection you have there.
post #59426 of 93982
What do all think about navy and whiskey?

post #59427 of 93982
Cross post from the Epaulet thread. Here are Epaulet's Alden Taunton Calfskin Boots, which were featured in street styles in GQ.

post #59428 of 93982
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

What do all think about navy and whiskey?


I think it looks great. Nice looking combo.
post #59429 of 93982
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Originally Posted by crosswound View Post

what do you gentlemen recommend for otc dress socks?
Easy peezy sneezy, Marcoliani merino wool. Go to www.customshirt1.com. Uncle Mac likes it when you post your well shined Aldens wearing his trademark "argyles otc".
post #59430 of 93982
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Originally Posted by BeSpiffington View Post

Easy peezy sneezy, Marcoliani merino wool. Go to www.customshirt1.com. Uncle Mac likes it when you post your well shined Aldens wearing his trademark "argyles otc".
Well I can't have uncle Mac's shine, but at least I can have his socks...
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