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post #64006 of 79231
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

Oh damn! Now I need a pair of wingtip boots! This is your fault, Wild. You started this.

Hah, hah, sorry my friend! They are very versatile, I have more mine with jeans, khakis, and with a gray suit and they rocked with all.

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post #64007 of 79231
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Originally Posted by wildstar View Post
 


The ones from AoC are on commando and they also don't have the brouging around the heal. The one from Alden NY are on commando and they do have the brouging.

I have the ones from AOC and they do have brouging along the top of the back of the heel....

post #64008 of 79231
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

Oh damn! Now I need a pair of wingtip boots! This is your fault, Wild. You started this.

Ryden just put the nail in the coffin with that LS version.

Yup, I was thinking the same thing.....
post #64009 of 79231
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Originally Posted by Shawnc View Post

Thanks for the words RTP. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
However, your assumption is incorrect. They came in plastic bags, with Alden shoe bags, and yes, the iconic green Alden shoe box.

One more shoutout to REguy. The forum was all over the place on Saturday when this first came to light. Members were both excited and frustrated due to calling the wrong number or talking to salespeople who knew nothing about what was going on. Because of the confusion, and the fact that I was on vacation, I decided to pass. Just didn't seem to be worth the aggravation. Then RE posted a very succinct message that simply included the correct telephone number and two names to ask for. I figured, simple enough, this will only take a minute. Called, asked for Joe, and was told he was unavailable and that he would call back. I left my size and that I was looking for long wings in whiskey, ravello or cigar but that I would consider other styles in those colors. I figured 'sure he'll call back' and went back to what I was doing. Sure enough, Joe called back in five minutes and said he had one pair. While I got really lucky, I wouldn't have even tried if not for RE's post.


Lastly, because of your kind words I decided against pointing out the score of the Steelers-Ravens game last week. It would be in poor taste smile.gif.

:rotflmao::rotflmao::rotflmao::rotflmao::rotflmao::rotflmao::rotflmao::rotflmao:

I love this thread!  Poor taste indeed when a 2-4 team boasts about its win over a 3-4 team.  Our AFC North really stinks this year.  For all we know, the freakin' Browns could win the division!  Congrats on getting back on the winning track.  You should be 3-4 after your meeting with the Raiders this weekend.  However, it would be in poor taste on my part to place that kind of pressure on you and your beloved Steelers.  My friend, all the best... :) 

post #64010 of 79231
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Originally Posted by Shawnc View Post

Thanks for the words RTP. However, your assumption is incorrect. They came in plastic bags, with Alden shoe bags, and yes, the iconic green Alden shoe box.

One more shoutout to REguy. The forum was all over the place on Saturday when this first came to light. Members were both excited and frustrated due to calling the wrong number or talking to salespeople who knew nothing about what was going on. Because of the confusion, and the fact that I was on vacation, I decided to pass. Just didn't seem to be worth the aggravation. Then RE posted a very succinct message that simply included the correct telephone number and two names to ask for. I figured, simple enough, this will only take a minute. Called, asked for Joe, and was told he was unavailable and that he would call back. I left my size and that I was looking for long wings in whiskey, ravello or cigar but that I would consider other styles in those colors. I figured 'sure he'll call back' and went back to what I was doing. Sure enough, Joe called back in five minutes and said he had one pair. While I got really lucky, I wouldn't have even tried if not for RE's post.

Lastly, because of your kind words I decided against pointing out the score of the Steelers-Ravens game last week. It would be in poor taste smile.gif.

Thanks. Although, if not for the original poster, I would've missed out too. It's been tough on the wallet lately. First the shell explosion at TSM then Epaulet blows out some Carminas I've been eyeballing. Gotta strike while the opportunity presents itself.
post #64011 of 79231
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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post

my cigar indys don't appear to be seconds. no shoe bags, but green box. box was beat up, like they'd been sitting for awhile

I do hate you so
post #64012 of 79231
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

I do hate you so
Join the club, namor. God only knows how long I'll have to wait for some after just being added to the list at J Gilbert...
post #64013 of 79231
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Originally Posted by wildstar View Post

Thanks! And thanks for your care tips on the forum, I only brush and buff these as you recommend and they come out looking great. smile.gif

nephew,
your efforts have been rewarded
post #64014 of 79231
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Originally Posted by Shawnc View Post

Got my Whiskey LWB's ordered from TSM this past weekend. And while I'm no expert I can say without equivocation that these shoes are not seconds. They are absolutely flawless and I couldn't be more pleased.
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I
have examined these with a fine tooth comb and there is not one flaw with these shoes. I could not be happier. Timing is truly everything.

nephew,
wear in good health
post #64015 of 79231
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Originally Posted by BeSpiffington View Post

Beautifully shined monks straps Uncle. Cashmere is the key to complete feet happiness.

nephew,

thank you
post #64016 of 79231
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Originally Posted by DpprDr View Post

Haven't posted in a while but here are my #8 boots: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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nephew,

good shine
post #64017 of 79231
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Originally Posted by Don L View Post

#8 is King
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nephew,
looking good
post #64018 of 79231
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

Cigar Chukkas on casual Friday. Definitely deep into boot season (these have replaced my cigar LHS in use since August)
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Maiden voyage of color 8 wingtip boots this weekend.


nephew,

looking good
post #64019 of 79231
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

Join the club, namor. God only knows how long I'll have to wait for some after just being added to the list at J Gilbert...

here I am wining and dining a RL store clerk so I can get the employee discount on the RL Gianni and this Kwhitelaw just wakes up one morning and purchases the Indy - a lesser version of the Gianni imo (altough Gianni might be the worst name ever for an English made, Indy look-alike) without jumping through a single hoop or over a hurdle! How? how do you do it KDub?
post #64020 of 79231
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Originally Posted by Shawnc View Post

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Those are really sweet DpprDr. I'm guessing Barrie w/commando? Very nice.

I'll tag on this and ask one of my typically rookie questions. Is there such a thing as a longwing boot? If not, is the reason functional or stylelistic? I see many wing tips but don't think I've seen a longwing.

Beatleguese - my first spoiler alert. You were correct, it was much simpler than I thought. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif Thanks again for the way you nudged me to this point.

Yes, these are on the Barrie but with double leather sole.

In regards to your question about a longwing boot, there are makes that do them such as Allen Edmonds and Tricker's (I the latter does a MUCH better looking boot). Without the brogues, the sweeping back style is actually very traditional and associated with balmorals. Below are a couple of pics of my balmoral boots with the leather seam parallel to the ground:
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With a heavy open laced boot, I personally don't think the "longwing" style works too well because the lines go against the height of the shaft. I know others really like the longwing boot styles though.
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