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nephew,
looking good in your cap toes

thanks kindly uncle.

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Originally Posted by BWV988 View Post

Gorgeous. And while I'm assuming the flower petals were incidental, they are a nice touch smile.gif

Thank you. When I wear my Alden boots, I have my butlers walk ahead of me and deposit flower petals along my path. It is also possible those are just dead leaves from my Bougainvillea plant that I have yet to sweep away.
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Awesome boots. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Thank you. I enjoy seeing your boot collection as well.
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Originally Posted by brp2 View Post

Absolutely beautiful. I'd kill for boots like these.

Never say die. Just keep calling Shoemart and one day it will happen for you.
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Holy cow those are nice!

Thank you sir.

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post #65537 of 91547

Hard decision ahead of me. What are your opinions, as seasoned Alden owners? These would be my first Aldens.

 

Pick 2:

 

1. J Crew Tobacco Longwings

 

2. Whiskey NST

 

3. Ravello PTB

 

4. Cigar PTB

 

5. Color 8 LWB

 

I want a bit of variety, but I am only wearing these in ultra-casual settings, like denim and such. Thoughts?

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Originally Posted by calidist View Post

Are those Barrie or Leydon?

Barrie from Alden of Carmel.
post #65539 of 91547
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Originally Posted by N E B View Post
 

Hard decision ahead of me. What are your opinions, as seasoned Alden owners? These would be my first Aldens.

 

Pick 2:

 

1. J Crew Tobacco Longwings

 

2. Whiskey NST

 

3. Ravello PTB

 

4. Cigar PTB

 

5. Color 8 LWB

 

I want a bit of variety, but I am only wearing these in ultra-casual settings, like denim and such. Thoughts?

 

 

purely from the point of accessibility, I'd go after either ravello PTB or cigar PTB first. if after #8 lwb, with primarily casual use, I'd grab antiqued sole for it

post #65540 of 91547
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Originally Posted by Shawnc View Post


Barrie from Alden of Carmel.

The toe looks slimmer for some reason than a typical Barrie.  Has your pair been dieting?  Seriously though, is the shape and fit different from the LWB? 

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Originally Posted by N E B View Post

Hard decision ahead of me. What are your opinions, as seasoned Alden owners? These would be my first Aldens.

Pick 2:

1. J Crew Tobacco Longwings

2. Whiskey NST

3. Ravello PTB

4. Cigar PTB

5. Color 8 LWB

I want a bit of variety, but I am only wearing these in ultra-casual settings, like denim and such. Thoughts?
#8 LWB without a doubt. If you can find 2,3 or 4 then any of those!
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Thanks tifosi and kwhitelaw. I actually picked up the Whiskey NSTs in that big ShoeMart scramble a few weeks ago. It would be hard to part with them, so I would _really_ need to be convinced. I really love Ravello though... but are they too similar? And Color 8 is nice but without the antiqued edge it can look a bit formal in a college environment. Ugh! First world problems...

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Originally Posted by calidist View Post

The toe looks slimmer for some reason than a typical Barrie.  Has your pair been dieting?  Seriously though, is the shape and fit different from the LWB? 

I'm always looking to drop a few and my Barrie's are no different. The fit on these is no different than my whiskey LWB's with a conventional sole. Slightly snugger than my jcrew LWB's on crepe.
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

#8 LWB without a doubt. If you can find 2,3 or 4 then any of those!

Absolutely! Easy call.
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Originally Posted by N E B View Post

Thanks tifosi and kwhitelaw. I actually picked up the Whiskey NSTs in that big ShoeMart scramble a few weeks ago. It would be hard to part with them, so I would _really_ need to be convinced. I really love Ravello though... but are they too similar? And Color 8 is nice but without the antiqued edge it can look a bit formal in a college environment. Ugh! First world problems...
I think it depends on which batch of whiskey you got. Some that I have seen recently from TSM look really light and the new ravello is really dark. I've seen some older ravello that looks like the shade of whiskey that I have. You just never know. If you already have the whiskey NST keep them. You are already halfway there. Then hurry up and get yourself on the Leffot LWB with antique pre-order. I think they have one still open.
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Just checked Leffot. They only have small sizes left (6.5D, 7.5D, 8D for those interested). Looks like I'm out of luck there.

 

The whiskey NSTs seemed to be from a darker batch of whiskey. I obviously can't predict anything else though.


Edited by N E B - 11/8/13 at 9:15pm
post #65547 of 91547
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Originally Posted by N E B View Post

Just checked Leffot. They only have small sizes left (6.5D, 7.5D, 8D for those interested). Looks like I'm out of luck there.
Leffot has on order due in soon. You might get lucky. Keep an eye out.
post #65548 of 91547
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Originally Posted by N E B View Post

Hard decision ahead of me. What are your opinions, as seasoned Alden owners? These would be my first Aldens.

Pick 2:

1. J Crew Tobacco Longwings

2. Whiskey NST

3. Ravello PTB

4. Cigar PTB

5. Color 8 LWB

I want a bit of variety, but I am only wearing these in ultra-casual settings, like denim and such. Thoughts?

I would go Color 8 LWB and then get the rare color that you actually can find, I think that Whiskey would provide you the most diversity possible. New Ravello is darker and is approaching Cigar.

-Mike
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As weird as this sounds, in a sort of ideal world where any of those could be found, what would you guys pick? After picking up these two pairs, I probably won't be able to get more for a long time, so I just want to make sure that I am 100% satisfied here. I'm willing to search a bit to make it happen -- after all, as somebody famous once said, the thrill is in the hunt.

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Originally Posted by N E B View Post

Just checked Leffot. They only have small sizes left (6.5D, 7.5D, 8D for those interested). Looks like I'm out of luck there.

The whiskey NSTs seemed to be from a darker batch of whiskey. I obviously can't predict anything else though.
Can you clarify what is coming in?
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