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Black shell just looks plasticky. I've seen some exceptions (e.g. Leffot naval boots) but they tend not to convey that depth that the various shades of brown shells can display.

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Originally Posted by budapest12 View Post

In my twenties, almost every shoe I bought was black and Italian. Now almost every shoe I buy is some shade of brown and U.S. or English. Wish I had some deep point to make other than the obvious - we all have our tastes and our tastes certainly do change.

+1 except my 20's were filled with big, chunky, square toe Ken Cole monstrosities.
post #60723 of 79219
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Awesome looking new suede NSTs dropped at LS by the looks of their Instagram feed. Considering the navy ones...

http://instagram.com/p/eam_QzMr1j/

wow, those navys look great.
 
not sure I can convince myself to buy three pairs in a week frown.gif

You're not trying to convince yourself hard enough.
I'm sure you can rationalize it if you try harder.
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Family photo...I guess I need to find a plain toe smile.gif

Beautiful collection! One cannot have too many #8 boots! I wish these weren't so impossible to find.

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You're not trying to convince yourself hard enough.
I'm sure you can rationalize it if you try harder.

 

after two pair of ravello and a pair of boat shoes from newenglandouterwear, I need to slow my buying roll.

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I guess it is unlikely .... perhaps not considering the luckier more affluent collectors.  

But does anyone own both the Barrie (Leffot Naval or JCrew PCT) & TrueBalance (LS Jumper) Perforated Captoes?

 

I would be very interested in side by side from the front and from above comparisons between the Barrie and TBalance in the same Boot.

I suspect that whilst the Barrie version makes a good 'all rounder' (suits and jeans) the LS TB version might be too rugged for suits. :puzzled:

post #60728 of 79219
Black NSTs have gotten weekly wear... Need the Mac method



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I am a fan of black shell. I only have a a few models, captoe and wt, but I like them a lot. Very easy to keep shiny and they go great with a fall black leather jacket.

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Originally Posted by violethour1951 View Post

Black shell just looks plasticky. I've seen some exceptions (e.g. Leffot naval boots) but they tend not to convey that depth that the various shades of brown shells can display.

 

 

 

I think that in some ways black exhibits the beauty of shell better than any other color.  Sure seems to shine better, but maybe thats what you mean by plasticky.  

Warning: Black Shell! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking forward to wearing my black unlined LHS with some gray flannels and a cashmere sweater this winter.

post #60731 of 79219

PSA : If any of you want to get your significant female other a pair of Aldens (EU 37 / 38) ... These look gorgeous.

 

http://www.ebay.fr/itm/Alden-Cordovan-Pferdeleder-Boots-Stiefel-DAMENSCHUHE-Womens-oxblood-Gr-37-38-/360735560556?pt=DE_Damenschuhe&hash=item53fd83d36c

 

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+1 except my 20's were filled with big, chunky, square toe Ken Cole monstrosities.

Ugh, me too. Glad those days are over. As recently as 5 years ago, I had a closet full of KC shoes and thought I was super fly.

Just wanted to touch back on the whole Ravello Brixton/pre-order/shoes never getting produced thing. I double checked with Mike from Epaulet and he is willing to completely refund all my deposits I put down for the pre-orders he organized. And, he will also keep my original orders on file, so that when these orders are finally (if ever) confirmed, I will still be able to reserve my size. So I'm taking the refund, forgetting about the orders altogether, and then I can be nicely surprised if these ever come to fruition, and I know I'll have my size waiting for me. No more pre-orders for me...unless I can get in on one that's already been confirmed by Alden. I think in the meantime I'll use the refund money to get in on a Vass group MTO smile.gif
Edited by Beatlegeuse - 9/18/13 at 8:18pm
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I think that in some ways black exhibits the beauty of shell better than any other color.  Sure seems to shine better, but maybe thats what you mean by plasticky.   Warning: Black Shell! (Click to show)



















Looking forward to wearing my black unlined LHS with some gray flannels and a cashmere sweater this winter.

Nice photos Bakes. Love the black shell LHS. I've always wondered about the Alden Cape Cod loafer -- with the beefrolls. I wouldn't mind something like that in shell -- any color, really.
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RTP those cigars are truly outstanding. And now I need to go sock shopping at J Crew ....

Thank you my friend.  For someone that values $700 shoes, I'm pretty cheap when searching for accessories.  J Crew has some nice sales where I frequently pick up socks and (repp) ties on the cheap.

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Color 8 PTBs today. So comfy.



Very nice CEE.  We have similar taste and style.  While I like the rich red color of my 990s, I do wish I had a PTB with a darker shade like yours.  Well done my friend.  Wear in great health!

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