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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

Nice cigar plain toe boots, gentlemen

A question for those who own or have owned unlined cordovan PTBs... Don't they feel a lot less "solid" on your feet than traditional PTBs or other Alden lined cordovan shoes? My 990s feel a lot more substantial and solid on my feet than my unlined black PTBs. I like the unlined/flex welt feel on more models like suede dovers and chukkas but I'm not sure how much I like the unlined feel as we go through winter.


+1, by substantial I take it you mean heavier, supportive, stable, etc...  I absolutely agree; I prefer the oak tanned traditional (JR) double leather soles for this reason.

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Yeah, I pretty quickly came to the same conclusion as you guys. The opportunity to preorder the cigar from Alden NYC makes this an easy choice.
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Yea i will try to request it and printed out a picture of my preference look of the shoe in the packing. worth a shot

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king chukkas
cashmere otc
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Uncle, I really the six eyelet chuka. In #8 they truly reign supreme.
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Does Alden us JR soles? Heard it mentioned a couple of times but haven't found any support elsewhere.
Also, Jos A. Bank shoe trees are $8.50 with free shipping right now. I know these have been mentioned by other forum members in the past but the thread search function is maddening and I can't located any comments. What is the verdict on these in both quality and cost?
Cedar shoe racks are $11.90 as well.
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Uncle, I really the six eyelet chuka. In #8 they truly reign supreme.

Really hoping that the J Gilbert 6 eyelet #8 with commando sole gets confirmed by Alden. I know they requested it some time ago. It would probably be one of my most worn pairs if it happens.

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r8fsax.jpg
king chukkas
cashmere otc
1112mmx.jpg

I really like the hair of the Cashmere ... gives me the idea of the mountains ...

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Does Alden us JR soles? Heard it mentioned a couple of times but haven't found any support elsewhere.
Also, Jos A. Bank shoe trees are $8.50 with free shipping right now. I know these have been mentioned by other forum members in the past but the thread search function is maddening and I can't located any comments. What is the verdict on these in both quality and cost?
Cedar shoe racks are $11.90 as well.

 

I have several pair from Jos A Bank and can't tell a difference fom other brands including Allen Edmonds or those from Leather Soul.....as a follow-up questions, does anyone size down on trees for suede shoes such as LHS, PTBs or chukkas?

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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

Gents,

Pick three of four to keep...
Cigar Longwings with Antique Soles
Alden 975 (Color 8 longwings with dark sole)
Leffot Color 8 Longwings with antique sole
Leffot Color 8 / Alpine Grain Saddle Shoes


I keep:
Cigar Longwings with Antique Soles
Alden 975 (Color 8 longwings with dark sole)
Leffot Color 8 Longwings with antique sole
post #68290 of 78938
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

Gents,

Pick three of four to keep...

Cigar Longwings with Antique Soles
Alden 975 (Color 8 longwings with dark sole)
Leffot Color 8 Longwings with antique sole
Leffot Color 8 / Alpine Grain Saddle Shoes

Cigar
975
saddle
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Originally Posted by Dbc0919 View Post

Does Alden us JR soles? Heard it mentioned a couple of times but haven't found any support elsewhere.

Also, Jos A. Bank shoe trees are $8.50 with free shipping right now. I know these have been mentioned by other forum members in the past but the thread search function is maddening and I can't located any comments. What is the verdict on these in both quality and cost?

Cedar shoe racks are $11.90 as well.

I have several pair from Jos A Bank and can't tell a difference fom other brands including Allen Edmonds or those from Leather Soul.....as a follow-up questions, does anyone size down on trees for suede shoes such as LHS, PTBs or chukkas?

JAB trees are literally the same trees as AE trees.
JAB racks are literally the same racks as AE racks.
They are all made by Woodlore, which happens to be an AE company.
The prices above are almost criminal.

Regarding the question posed, I do not size down on trees.
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Originally Posted by Dbc0919 View Post

Does Alden us JR soles? Heard it mentioned a couple of times but haven't found any support elsewhere.
Also, Jos A. Bank shoe trees are $8.50 with free shipping right now. I know these have been mentioned by other forum members in the past but the thread search function is maddening and I can't located any comments. What is the verdict on these in both quality and cost?
Cedar shoe racks are $11.90 as well.

According to BNelson, the answer is yes for Alden's shell models.
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DBC, thanks for the PSA on the JosABank sale. Just picked up 2 racks, after judging from the pic that they are the same as my AE woodlore racks. Thanks as well to zippyh, who pointed out the rack extenders that one can use to elevate racks to accommodate stacking for multiple boot levels.

 

Guess this means I can continue with the boot-buying spell. Speaking of which, is the following a sign of excessive desperation or a creative stop-gap measure: Instead of praying for a cigar wt boot, I've been considering either buying the AE dalton in chocolate calf or inquiring to see if there is a cigar-like shell that I can have done MTO. Other than the Haight chelsea, I've never bought AE boots. Is this recommended? Or should I simply sit tight and keep fingers crossed (especially because I can get the consolation prize of a brown cxl wt boot in April from AoC)?

 

Blaming extra room in shoe racks for additional Alden purchases: yet another flimsy excuse to be scoffed at by our significant others.

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Originally Posted by docalden2013 View Post
Speaking of which, is the following a sign of excessive desperation or a creative stop-gap measure: Instead of praying for a cigar wt boot, I've been considering either buying the AE dalton in chocolate calf or inquiring to see if there is a cigar-like shell that I can have done MTO. 

 

can also look at C&J for a dark brown MTO wingtip boot. or even the RL option that I think NAMOR has

 

lindrick avail here on the forum in a couple sizes. I have no stake in this ad

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/368444/new-shipment-november-13-rl-cordovan-rlpl-and-boots#post_6773918

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^ RL Lindrick Boot.  Beautiful and can periodically be had on sale.

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