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Edited by Shawnc - 10/30/13 at 7:59pm

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Originally Posted by Profligate47 View Post

Advice appreciated:

I really like these two models from Epaulet and cannot decide between the two. I need a casual shoe for minor weather--i.e., rain, light snow etc. I want a commando sole and if I could combine these two, I'd be home free.

I like the closed heel, commando, and eyelets on the blucher, but dislike the white ?? welt. Possibly Nick could darken?

I like the wingtip but not the extended heel (360 welt?) and not sure of waterlock sole since I've never had it.

Any comments welcomed...

Thanks.







http://epauletnewyork.com/collections/footwear/products/alden-for-epaulet-tyrol-plain-toe-blucher

http://epauletnewyork.com/collections/footwear/products/alden-for-epaulet-salzburger-alpine-grain-shortwing

 

I've thought about these before and basically came to the same conclusion -- I'd want the shortwing but with the commando sole.  TBH, I'd probably opt for the carmina alt wien in scotch grain - or else pay another $130 or so and grab the shortwings in #8 on commando from A-O-C.  Just me.

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Originally Posted by iDoc View Post

For 12 year wheaters, Weller > Old Fitz.

Not to derail this thread but are you going off personal preference or reviewers? Lots of guys hype the Weller 12 but I prefer the Old Fitz
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Originally Posted by Profligate47 View Post

Advice appreciated:

I really like these two models from Epaulet and cannot decide between the two. I need a casual shoe for minor weather--i.e., rain, light snow etc. I want a commando sole and if I could combine these two, I'd be home free.

I like the closed heel, commando, and eyelets on the blucher, but dislike the white ?? welt. Possibly Nick could darken?

I like the wingtip but not the extended heel (360 welt?) and not sure of waterlock sole since I've never had it.

Any comments welcomed...

Thanks.







http://epauletnewyork.com/collections/footwear/products/alden-for-epaulet-tyrol-plain-toe-blucher

http://epauletnewyork.com/collections/footwear/products/alden-for-epaulet-salzburger-alpine-grain-shortwing

Command + Shift + 4 = Screen shot in which it allows you to select the area in which you want to capture and it saves to your desktop.

I would go with the short wing.
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Originally Posted by sammy View Post


I like this. The #8 looks more like cigar in these photos. This make-up has always turned me off because of the purple. Sammy, or others that purchased these, is this batch of #8 more brown?
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Pictures of the nst in whiskey on the Aberdeen last, please. Thanks
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Originally Posted by 89826 View Post

Pictures of the nst in whiskey on the Aberdeen last, please. Thanks

 

if you're referencing the recent TSM whiskey NST, they are on barrie. only ravello was on aberdeen

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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post

if you're referencing the recent TSM whiskey NST, they are on barrie. only ravello was on aberdeen

Naw, no connection to TSM bonanza, just like to see a picture of them. Although they do look incredible in ravello.
Edited by 89826 - 10/31/13 at 11:48am
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Originally Posted by GooseG View Post

Just curious- does anyone NOT size down for the Barrie?

I sized down for my Indies and they are perfect, but the same size (8.5D, my TTS is 9D) in Barrie was excruciating.

I go 1/2 size down for Barrie. Most on this thread do. Incidentally, the official Alden advice is to keep the same size and go down one width.
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Originally Posted by Profligate47 View Post

Advice appreciated:

I really like these two models from Epaulet and cannot decide between the two. I need a casual shoe for minor weather--i.e., rain, light snow etc. I want a commando sole and if I could combine these two, I'd be home free.

I like the closed heel, commando, and eyelets on the blucher, but dislike the white ?? welt. Possibly Nick could darken?

I like the wingtip but not the extended heel (360 welt?) and not sure of waterlock sole since I've never had it.

Any comments welcomed...

Thanks.







http://epauletnewyork.com/collections/footwear/products/alden-for-epaulet-tyrol-plain-toe-blucher

http://epauletnewyork.com/collections/footwear/products/alden-for-epaulet-salzburger-alpine-grain-shortwing

I own the salzburger and bought it as a foul weather shoe. For me this model wins out by virtue of its Aberdeen last, and for other reasons.
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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post

Since I trust you fellas the most, I'll ask here.
How do you size for the lindrick and gianni shell boots for Ralph Lauren?
Just got mine, I ordered tts, I wish I could try 1/2 size down just to make sure which is best.
Thoughts?

I find the Lindrick (and Marlow) to fit slightly more snug than Barrie. For those two models I went TTS. The Gianni I ordered was TTS. It was huge, and went back. It was not available in my Barrie size.
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post


+1 on the Salzburger
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Alpine grain for fall is a great choice.  :D

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you enjoy them and let me know if you have any questions.

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Thanks for the advice. How does the Waterlock sole feel in foul weather? Slippery?
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Originally Posted by Shawnc View Post

I have yet to replicate the feeling my feet experience when I wear Alden commando. Additionally, on my short-wings, the commando sole is so discrete that it doesn't (IMO) take away from the shoe being dressy. Having said that, I would go with the short wings simply because they are a stunning shoe and I'm superficial so I have no problem choosing style over substance (and it's not like I've ever worn uncomfortable Alden's).

Just my .02.......

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Originally Posted by budapest12 View Post

I've thought about these before and basically came to the same conclusion -- I'd want the shortwing but with the commando sole.  TBH, I'd probably opt for the carmina alt wien in scotch grain - or else pay another $130 or so and grab the shortwings in #8 on commando from A-O-C.  Just me.

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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post

Command + Shift + 4 = Screen shot in which it allows you to select the area in which you want to capture and it saves to your desktop.

I would go with the short wing.

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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

I own the salzburger and bought it as a foul weather shoe. For me this model wins out by virtue of its Aberdeen last, and for other reasons.

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Originally Posted by johnnyrich7 View Post

+1 on the Salzburger

Thanks to all. It's unanamous for the short wing...
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