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Originally Posted by TO Tie Guy View Post
outstanding!

 

 

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:bigstar:

 

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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post
I had the ravello NST boots in my Shoe Mart shopping cart a couple of years ago. In 10E no less. My biggest Alden regret is not buying. Let's hope plaza color 8 captoes can ease the burn a bit.

I also fumbled this make up a couple of times. i'm thrilled to have a pair now. beware, boy do these wrinkle.

 

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Originally Posted by BeSpiffington View Post
I love those boots MrDV. Anything Ravello with a lighter shade of blue, especially French blue, is simply awesome.

 

 

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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post
UGH

:satisfied:

 

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Originally Posted by blue collar View Post
DV on the attack! You've been killin' this week....nothing new . wink.gif The french/blogger blue looks awesome next to the Ravello shell! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

 

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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post
nice boots nod[1].gif

 

 

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Originally Posted by circleslife View Post

Killing it!

 

 

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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post
nephew
good shine on your cap toe

thanks everyone for the kind words. I want to wear these every day. the nsts are the new kids on the block, and getting plenty of wear.

the pants are "petrol blue" from epaulet.

post #72707 of 94078
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Originally Posted by AldenKappa View Post

Yes that's them.

 

 agree 100%.....super comfy

post #72708 of 94078
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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post
 

 

beautiful boot. shame ive worn mine maybe 3 times :(

 

 

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Originally Posted by TO Tie Guy View Post


If you're ever thinking of selling.. a certain tie guy from TO would give you his first born.. happy.gif

 

2nds in line here haha. 12d, TTS. Go Canada!

post #72709 of 94078
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Originally Posted by AldenKappa View Post

Are the CXLs as comfortable as I have heard? I am looking at pulling the trigger on Alden Plain-Toe Chromexcel Blucher in dark brown calfskin. Barrie Last. Flex Welt. Any feedback on the CXL or this shoe is appreciated.

It'll be the flex welt that makes it super comfy. Like wearing socks really
post #72710 of 94078
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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post
 

 

beautiful boot. shame ive worn mine maybe 3 times :(


Jumping on the bandwagon  - if you're a 7.5 or 8 and looking to unload I'm here for you.

post #72711 of 94078
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

nephew,
thank you
whiskey lhs

Rarest of the rare, unlined whiskey lhs from Brooks Brothers
post #72712 of 94078
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Originally Posted by Nakedsnake View Post
 

 

 

 

2nds in line here haha. 12d, TTS. Go Canada!

 you'd win, if I ever get rid of them (as they are 12D)

 

as it sits though, they'll keep gathering dust as my #8 and cigar boots have been getting the nod

 

trying out a little color today

 

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maiden voyage of my color 8 plaza last boots last night

post #72714 of 94078
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Originally Posted by prez View Post

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maiden voyage of my color 8 plaza last boots last night
Awesome boots Prez. Your plaza lasted Indy's are the business. They look like they work well with your always stylish attire.
post #72715 of 94078
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Originally Posted by BeSpiffington View Post

Me likey your LWB's sazon. Can you give me some details on what looks like a real nice pinstripe suit? If it's a custom-made super 160's wool with a touch of cashmere pm me so I won't have scream with outrageous jealousy all over this thread.

Thank you. The suit is nothing special. Its a Joseph A Bank that I picked up a few years back. It was on super clearance and cost me 1/5 of what these LWBs cost.

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Originally Posted by docalden2013 View Post

Nicely played. Excellent evidence for how an elegant, well-shined lwb can serve as an excellent complement to a suit.

Thank you kindly
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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post

great looking boats sazon. they are gleaming.

Thank you Maestro!
post #72716 of 94078
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Originally Posted by Hill View Post
 

Gentlemen, hoping for some advice on a pair of cordovan boots. I've worn these about a dozen times and it appears there's an issue with the welt stitching on the left boot. Check out the two photos below. The first is the left boot with the issue, and the second is the right boot for comparison. Also, the welt on the left boot seems to be coming apart from the sole slightly.

 

My questions is this. Assuming that the fix for the issues is to have the welt replaced, which to my understanding can only be done a finite amount of times before having to replace the boots altogether, would you recommend wearing these until a full Alden re-sole/re-craft is needed or having the repair done now? I want to get as much mileage out of these as possible before using up one of my welt replacements, but also don't want to damage them beyond repair (e.g. water seeping into the welt, insole, etc. due to separation from the sole) by wearing them and waiting to have the repair done at a later time.

 

Any guidance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

 

 

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I think you are better off getting it repaired rather than waiting for complete failure or for a resole (whichever comes first).  If nothing else, due to the reasons you mentioned about potential water damage, etc.  The good news is, the stitches you are looking at can be repaired without replacing the welt.  Those are simply the stitches holding the outsole on.  The number of welt replacements is limited to how many times a new welt is machine stitched to the inseam.  I would contact Alden to see if they will repair these stitches without replacing the welt.  If they won't, I'd send them to B. Nelson, as they almost certainly would.  Or, you could just bypass Alden altogether and have B. Nelson fix it from the start.  If simply replacing the stitches, while leaving all the other factory components in place can be done by B. Nelson, I'd bet it wouldn't cause issues with sending them back to Alden down the road if you so desired.

 

Also, B. Nelson will hand-stitch on a new welt, when the time for welt replacement comes.  Because of this, having your boots resoled there should make them last much longer than having the factory do it (because the factory will use machines).  Hand-stitching allows the original holes to be reused, while machine stitching will inevitably punch new holes, which is what decreases the lifespan of the leather.  There are benefits to having Alden restore them, but ensuring the maximum lifespan of your boots isn't always one of them.

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Amazing boots! were would I go about trying to find a pair?

 

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Originally Posted by prez View Post
 


maiden voyage of my color 8 plaza last boots last night

post #72718 of 94078
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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post

 you'd win, if I ever get rid of them (as they are 12D)

as it sits though, they'll keep gathering dust as my #8 and cigar boots have been getting the nod

trying out a little color today



<-- this guy is 12d!

Nice laces!
post #72719 of 94078
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Originally Posted by sazon View Post

Good evening brothers.

The horrendous Northeast Winter has not stopped me from enjoying my shell indoors.

Nor has the Midwest Winter stopped me from enjoying my shell... outdoors.



There are some Color #8 PTBs buried somewhere under that snow.

(Thankfully I keep an extra brush in my desk drawer at the office)
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Originally Posted by hoser133 View Post
 


mine are from Fransboone

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