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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post

Still kickin' myself for not snagin' these exact boots when I had my chance!  Uncle, I promise I am working on finding my first NST.  I have not forgotten your suggestions from a little while ago.  Enjoy often and in great health my friend...

nephew,

thank you

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post #63002 of 91661
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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post

Your boots are awesome sir.
+1. My size was the last remaining pair at tsm. I had plenty of chances, not sure what the hell I was thinking. I know the stock picture didn't look as good as uncle macs post. I will not make that mistake again.

nephew,

thank you
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Thanks RTP  and you're probably right, not my last shell acquisition and I'll remember "Wipe down with a damp cloth, brush, and buff; nothing more nothing less. "  All  I have done so far is take an old t-shirt and wipe them down.  I may wear them to work this week, my coworkers and their ecco's and boat shoes ​will think I have really lost my mind  :D  

 

edit - grammar

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Originally Posted by nickfas121 View Post

 

Thank you for the help.  Two questions:

 

Is a cap toe color 8 boot flexible enough wear with a suit and out on the weekends?

 

Also, do you know what the difference is between double-leather and waterblock soles?

I think you would probably get different answers here, to the first question, but I think your barrie lasted boot does have that flexibility/versatility.  I use my J Crew Perf Cap Toe boot in that exact manner (it's also color 8 and barrie lasted).

 

Double leather sole just means it has the standard oak tanned leather JRendenbach double layered leather sole.  Waterlock soles are a single layer leather and oiled to lockout water and moisture; they're better for wet weather.  Many here prefer them as they are more flexible, comfortable, and require practically no break-in period the way the double leather soles do.  I personally prefer the double leather sole as it provides great support to my ailing knees and ankles.

 

I hope you enjoy your new boots!

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Someone please buy these, please!  I got an emphatic no from my S.O. "How many burgundy shoes and boots does one person need?"  I said I could not answer that question.  If someone doesn't I may not be ale to resist!  BTW, I do not know this seller.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/261307386156?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

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^ do it!
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Guys hear me out; I want to beat up my Aldens. I had a pretty decent Alden collection when I worked an office job. Since then I've cut down my collection just to Roy boots and Indys, no need to go into office means I can dress how I want. The thing is I still treated them like dress shoes and put them in shoe trees and shoe bags after each wear. Now adays I'm just too lazy to take the boot out, remove shoe bags, and take out the shoe trees,. I'm thinking of just letting them sit by the door shoe tree less, but for some reason I still want to covet them.. it's a shame they are so beautiful. I need to let it go and beat them up like they deserve to be. Maybe a week in shoe trees after a full month of wearing will be better?
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always tree your shoes. keep them on a shelf without any shoe box or bags for easier access. i keep most of my shoes on shelves and place the empty boxes on top. and since i tend to rotate through about 10-15 pairs depending on season, work schedule, etc, the less used pairs can be "stored" in their respective boxes and bags on the bottom of the shelf. loafers and monkstraps for example are almost always sitting in boxes during the winter months
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post

Someone please buy these, please!  I got an emphatic no from my S.O. "How many burgundy shoes and boots does one person need?"  I said I could not answer that question.  If someone doesn't I may not be ale to resist!  BTW, I do not know this seller.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/261307386156?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

Okay, I'm definitely nutz! I clicked the link, looked at the pretty photos of these awesome boots, then saw they were size 10 and was disappointed that they weren't in my size … until I realized I already have them … ugg.
post #63010 of 91661
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post
 

Someone please buy these, please!  I got an emphatic no from my S.O. "How many burgundy shoes and boots does one person need?"  I said I could not answer that question.  If someone doesn't I may not be ale to resist!  BTW, I do not know this seller.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/261307386156?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

 

#8 NST on Plaza was my grail. These are in outstanding condition at a fair discount. At the very least, pick them up and sell something you own on the Barrie to recoup.

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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post

Guys hear me out; I want to beat up my Aldens. I had a pretty decent Alden collection when I worked an office job. Since then I've cut down my collection just to Roy boots and Indys, no need to go into office means I can dress how I want. The thing is I still treated them like dress shoes and put them in shoe trees and shoe bags after each wear. Now adays I'm just too lazy to take the boot out, remove shoe bags, and take out the shoe trees,. I'm thinking of just letting them sit by the door shoe tree less, but for some reason I still want to covet them.. it's a shame they are so beautiful. I need to let it go and beat them up like they deserve to be. Maybe a week in shoe trees after a full month of wearing will be better?

Beat them up, then shoe tree / condition them.

I didn't shoe tree one of my first pair of casual Alden boots, the 405C. I wish I did.
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Originally Posted by MarioImpemba View Post

#8 NST on Plaza was my grail. These are in outstanding condition at a fair discount. At the very least, pick them up and sell something you own on the Barrie to recoup.

couldnt have said it better myself
post #63013 of 91661
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Originally Posted by nickfas121 View Post

Are these individual salespeople at a particular store?  Sorry, I'm a little confused.

Remember that is extremely unlikely you will find a particular pair of rare cordovan shoes in your size at a given time, especially boots like the ones you mentioned. Spend a week or so reading the entire thread to learn how to hunt down those types of shoes over time
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

^ do it!


You're going to enable me straight to divorce court!  lol...

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Originally Posted by macjedi View Post

Okay, I'm definitely nutz! I clicked the link, looked at the pretty photos of these awesome boots, then saw they were size 10 and was disappointed that they weren't in my size … until I realized I already have them … ugg.

We're all going straight to hell...  :rotflmao:

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