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great looking shine there namor. what did you use?
nice looking boots be.
Thanks very much MrDV. I too am enamored of the shoeshines of NAMOR, mdubs, and Patrick_B. I was thinking of wiping down my J Crew pct's and then using a very little Saphir Reno before just putting a touch of Alden #8 paste wax on the cap-toe and buffing the bejesus out if them.

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Nice score on the Islays PB. Personally I find double leather soles more forgiving on my overused thought I was an athelete knees. p.s. How again do you get that killer shine on your J Crew #8 PCT boots anyway? Sorry, I'm just jealous.

 

Thanks Be. Buying a scotch grain calfskin boot was a bit of a divergence for me. However, I absolutely love them. It is my first UK made shoe/boot and C&J does a fantastic job. I'm very tempted to get the Harlech boot in shell one of these days.

 

RE: the shine on the PCT boots, I'm still a bit surprised at how well they shined up. I didn't keep them that shiny for long but they sure looked pretty in the sun.

 

 

 

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tifosi, if you refer to your syllabus for this class please note that there is a quiz on Alden style numbers scheduled for Monday.
I'll pull a couple all nighters this weekend and get all these style numbers memorized.
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Thank you. I do it a lot because I know there are soo few pictures out there. I think this forum produces 80% of Alden pics in the world.

Must be nice to have all of this free advertising!

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Thank you. I do it a lot because I know there are soo few pictures out there. I think this forum produces 80% of Alden pics in the world.
Dubs, I think you produce 75% of them...
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tifosi, if you refer to your syllabus for this class please note that there is a quiz on Alden style numbers scheduled for Monday.
I'll pull a couple all nighters this weekend and get all these style numbers memorized.


In my class, we go beyond mere rote memorization/recall and seek the analysis and synthesis in Bloom's Taxonomy of Learning.  Be prepared to write responses to prompts such as...

-To what extent are the price differences between Alden, AE, Carmina, and C&J Shell Cordovan shoes and boots warranted?

 

-Assess the validity of the following statement...  Bluchers are inherently casual shoes that should not be worn with suits.

 

-Evaluate the relative importance of factors contributing to the decline in the American shoe industry over the last 60 years.

 

Be sure to develop strong thesis statements that directly respond to the prompt.  Lastly, be prepared to orally defend your papers to the class!

(I'm ready to propose my curriculum to the Board of Regents!):rotflmao: 

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Just FYI the Alden's are no longer for sale upon closer inspection there were too many issue. Needless to say UnionMade no longer has my business.




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Professor RTP, is it still possible to drop this class?
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Professor RTP, is it still possible to drop this class?
Is understanding the proper fitting of the Barrie vs Plaza lasts a prerequisite for this course?
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I like calf and cordovan equally.

I too like both. Although admittedly nearly all of my calf is non-Alden (but I have some Alden calf and have nothing against it).

An argument can be made that a well rounded shoe/boot wardrobe contains shell, calf, scotch grain/country calf, and suede.
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Broke in my new tankers specifically so I could wear them tonight. Date night with my wife to celebrate our dating anniversary.


Nice combo tifosi! Love that tie. I am still breaking in my Tankers - haven't left the house but they are raring to go.
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If anyone here also has the Wolverine 774 LTD (perf cap toe shell boots), how would you compare the last with the Barrie?

Here's a side by side of a Barrie (left) and the Wolvernine Model 744 (right):



Judge for yourself which one you think looks better.

The 744 is 11D and the Barrie is a 10D.

The 744 feels narrower in the heel area than the Barrie, and has a roomier toebox. I personally find the 744's relatively narrower heel/wider toe box combo very comfortable. In order for me to get a proper fit in Barrie, primarily in the heel and arch areas, I've had to move to 10.5C, which appears visually longer than a size 11 744 boot (C width addresses most issues that I had with the Barrie last fit).
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UnionMade does have great service, and are quick to address issues.
Edited by blackboard_knowledge - 1/29/14 at 6:20pm
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And this is all Unionmade's fault and not Alden's right? As a retailer I'd be pretty annoyed if 20% of every order Alden deigned to confirm and produce had to be sent back.
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And this is all Unionmade's fault and not Alden's right? As a retailer I'd be pretty annoyed if 20% of every order Alden deigned to confirm and produce had to be sent back.

 

before your ninja edit :), I was going to just say that from the posts here about this, I took it as Unionmade threw their hands up at the condition of the shoe.. I'd be irritated if I received that pair posted personally, but luckily I've yet to experience such a poor item (from any retailer, other than my C&J McCallums :censored:)

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