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AoC brown calf WT boot with the commando for the rain.

Nice boots.

I own what appears to me to be the shoe version of that boot. The color of mine was/is curious - a blend of dark brown and burgundy, with burgundy, at least for my shoes, being the dominant color. I now only treat them with Alden dark burgundy shoe cream, and consider them a burgundy calf model. Mine are on the Leydon.

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My Leffot purchase arrived today.  This is my first Alden purchase and I know it won't be my last.




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wear in good health
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Who else does the Plaza CXL wingtip boots other than LS?

JGilbert has/does more models on the Plaza than anyone. Give them a call.
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Love the profile of the suede on the Plaza, really nice looking!

 

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Great first purchase. I almost pulled the trigger on these as well.
Congrats and enjoy!

 

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wear in good health

 

Thanks fellas.  I'm happy to be joining the Alden family!

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Originally Posted by Michigan Planner View Post

I have a collection of about 30 pair of Alden and realized I consistently only wear certain ones so I am slowly thinning the herd. Of the boots I am keeping, I've decided that I'm going to wear them into the ground, especially my whiskey Indy boots. I now wear them for working in the yard, trouncing threw the mud, climbing over logs and rocks, etc. (about the only situation I am planning to not wear them in is in deep snow or times when there is a lot of salt on the ground). However I still clean them off and buff them out each evening and put my shoe trees in them.

I put them through the motions that they were built for but still want to maintain them.

What styles do wear most / which will survive this thinning process?

I'm not very familiar with your collection, but whiskey Indys sound like keepers.
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Welcome.  Careful though, if they are shell, sometimes cobblers don't know not to use cream polish on them and will polish them with it while they are in their shop.  If they are shell, specify that they are to do the heels only, and not to polish them under penalty of death.

 

You will likely regret this for a long time.  Your regret will cause you to resent your wife, and your marriage will deteriorate as a result.  You should have bought first and asked later.

 

 

True.  I'm not married, so I can't really relate, but if I was, I'd just tell them how it is.

When you are married - let us know how that works out for ya :D

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^ Don L : rotflmao.gif
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You will likely regret this for a long time.  Your regret will cause you to resent your wife, and your marriage will deteriorate as a result.  You should have bought first and asked later.

 

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That said, honesty is still the best policy wink.gif

 

True.  I'm not married, so I can't really relate, but if I was, I'd just tell them how it is.

Thank you both for the advice. It's much easier said than done.  It's not really me to just bully my way; there are other things to consider.  Raising a young child to be honest and trustworthy requires a good example.  Getting caught in a scheme like the vanilla visas could be more harmful than the value of a grail pair of boots.  I can live with that and without resentment toward my wife.  I will try to find a way to make it work if it's not too late.  If it is, I'll just be patient.  Thanks gents!

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What styles do wear most / which will survive this thinning process?

I'm not very familiar with your collection, but whiskey Indys sound like keepers.

The definite keepers because they get worn so often: #8 PTB, #8 NST Tanker, #8 moc toe blucher, snuff suede moc toe blucher, snuff suede chukka, cigar LWB, brown alpine grain NST, and possibly cigar Atom

Shoes that will probably go bye bye: whiskey tassel loafer, Kudu LWB, snuff suede LWB, black alpine grain NST, brown alpine grain LWB

I know there are about 7 or 8 other pair in my collection but after a few beers at league night at bowling, I'm having a hard time recalling them all right now.
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Just pre-ordered these shell's from Leffot. Probably a Feb 2014 ship date (at least that's what I'm guess-timating). Almost sold out on their site and luckily they had my size (10D).

 

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When you are married - let us know how that works out for ya :D

Will do.  Been dating for over three years and so far I've been able to maintain that dynamic.

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PSA-The Brooks Brothers Corporate sale started Thursday 10/17 12 midnight EST.  Therefore its open now.  Most items get 30% off regular price.

Spend, Spend, Spend until the card maxes out or the checks bounce!  What the heck!  Right?

 

You do have to possess a corporate card for this sale.  I ordered a pair of shell cordovan Rancourts and a shell cordovan belt.

 

Good hunting

 

 

See Ya,

Steve

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PSA-The Brooks Brothers Corporate sale started Thursday 10/17 12 midnight EST.  Therefore its open now.  Most items get 30% off regular price.
Spend, Spend, Spend until the card maxes out or the checks bounce!  What the heck!  Right?

You do have to possess a corporate card for this sale.  I ordered a pair of shell cordovan Rancourts and a shell cordovan belt.

Good hunting


See Ya,
Steve

Not shoe related but I'll be stopping in my local Brooks Brothers after work and picking up some new chinos and probably an impulse buy or two. The doubling of the corporate discount isn't their best sale of the year, but it is the one with the best selection and fewest restrictions (the sales just before and after Christmas are usually much better deals but many of the most common sizes are sold out, shell cordovan often excluded, etc.).
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Originally Posted by Michigan Planner View Post

The definite keepers because they get worn so often: #8 PTB, #8 NST Tanker, #8 moc toe blucher, snuff suede moc toe blucher, snuff suede chukka, cigar LWB, brown alpine grain NST, and possibly cigar Atom

Shoes that will probably go bye bye: whiskey tassel loafer, Kudu LWB, snuff suede LWB, black alpine grain NST, brown alpine grain LWB

I know there are about 7 or 8 other pair in my collection but after a few beers at league night at bowling, I'm having a hard time recalling them all right now.

I did not know whiskey tassel loafers have existed.
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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post

I did not know whiskey tassel loafers have existed.

Neither did I. They were an eBay purchase (the only pair of Alden I've ever made from there) and appeared quite old, but in very good shape, when I got them. On the other hand, maybe they were just super old and super faded color #8? lol Either way, they were a good deal.

I'll have to snap some photos of them next to my Indy boots for comparison.

FWIW, here's a pair on Etsy of all places: http://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/162062502/alden-whiskey-tassel-loafers-vintage. Mine appear a touch lighter. This person lists theirs as being from the 80s and I imagine mine are about the same age.
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