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Are there any Color 8 cordovan NST/Tanker boots available out there? Missed out on the Leffot ones and now trying to hunt down a pair.
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I love the Union Hill make-up. That said, with a small family of 4 pairs that includes a natural CXL indy (commando too) and a restricted budget, it seems superfluous. :violin:

 

You'd be okay. I think I read last night that if you get up to 345 pairs, you get government assistance and tits (or something like that).

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those suede indys look good. but wasn't there any issue with them recently? I thought they were sent back to Alden for quality issues.
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Are there any Color 8 cordovan NST/Tanker boots available out there? Missed out on the Leffot ones and now trying to hunt down a pair.

I believe Leffot is due for another preorder soon as they churn these out pretty often. Waiting on a pair myself. Don't take my word for it.

Context Clothing also makes this boot without the antique edge. There was a preorder up a while back. Don't know if there's still a spot, but it wouldn't hurt to ask.
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You'd be okay. I think I read last night that if you get up to 345 pairs, you get government assistance and tits (or something like that).

Oh man thank you. Genuinely laughing. Government tits, indeed. Except when you need some milk, right?
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I can't say whether a 9D would work out for you, but something tells me you'd be fine as long as you're not swimming in your 9C.

I'm not sure if DC normally carries the cigar Indy (maybe at one point) but they are known for doing runs of cigar cap toe boots on grant in commando. I know Kathy is good about entertaining requests, but I think her standing orders are already struggling to be filled.

ah yes--Cigar cap toe grant--that's right.  A close cousin would be the color 8 boot on plaza and commando from j Gilbert.  I have never seen that last in the flesh, but it looks great in photos.  And it seems many forum members like the plaza for boots.  Then the question is then plain toe or cap toe?

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ah yes--Cigar cap toe grant--that's right.  A close cousin would be the color 8 boot on plaza and commando from j Gilbert.  I have never seen that last in the flesh, but it looks great in photos.  And it seems many forum members like the plaza for boots.  Then the question is then plain toe or cap toe?

DC also has #8 cap toe boot in grant on commando as well. I think the plain toe shows off patina better, but I like the looks of the cap toe more. I think it all comes down to preference.
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DC also has #8 cap toe boot in grant on commando as well. I think the plain toe shows off patina better, but I like the looks of the cap toe more. I think it all comes down to preference.

Not a great iPhone pic but below I'm wearing the #8 captoe boot on commando from Alden DC today. Paired up with my Seamaster Chrono with #8 strap.

Regarding recent talk about increased pricing, this boot plus my cigar Indy on commando from J.Gilbert are the only two Aldens I currently have where I paid full retail.

Of the rest of my Aldens, I purchased my Cigar captoe boot on commando, Ravello LWB from Leffot and Snuff suede LWB from Leffot used off of B&S, my #8 LWB new off of eBay, snuff suede dover PTB from Shoemart seconds and tobacco chamois ranger moc on crepe on sale at Need Supply.

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That same #8 CT grant boot is the only Alden I've paid full price for thus far as well. If I keep these Ravello chukkas from SF will make 2 that I've paid full price for.

Speaking of which, the snowstorm has caused my chukka delivery to be delayed until tomorrow.
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Alden fransBoone just restocked #8 "indy boots in plaza last" grab the chance if you are interested! 

Cheers!

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I was just thinking this morning that I don't wear my Indy's much because I just don't like the shape of the TrueBalance but would love if FransBoone would put out another run of them on the Plaza last. Grrrr... my wallet is not going to like this. Maybe for my sake my size will be gone by the time I can get home and verify what I wear on the Plaza...
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^^^ Michigan Planner, your in deep doo-doo my friend.
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Whats the consensus on sizing for loafers? I'm a TTS 12D. Would I want a 12D for something like the 563 (aberdeen last) or would I want to size down half a size to 11.5D, to accommodate the lack of lacing ability. Never bought loafers before.

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Whats the consensus on sizing for loafers? I'm a TTS 12D. Would I want a 12D for something like the 563 (aberdeen last) or would I want to size down half a size to 11.5D, to accommodate the lack of lacing ability. Never bought loafers before.

I went down 1/2 size for the BB Tassel - which should be Aberdeen - it worked for me but may not for others depending on how cramped your toes get

 

On the Van last LHS all I can say is try and try until you find one that works - I think consensus is down a half but it seems to be very tricky for certain people, myself included

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That same #8 CT grant boot is the only Alden I've paid full price for thus far as well. If I keep these Ravello chukkas from SF will make 2 that I've paid full price for.

Speaking of which, the snowstorm has caused my chukka delivery to be delayed until tomorrow.


That wouldn't have been a problem if you had already moved to Houston! :lol:

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Originally Posted by NYDRH View Post
 

I went down 1/2 size for the BB Tassel - which should be Aberdeen - it worked for me but may not for others depending on how cramped your toes get

 

On the Van last LHS all I can say is try and try until you find one that works - I think consensus is down a half but it seems to be very tricky for certain people, myself included

Thanks. Yes, it would be the aberdeen that i'm looking at. My foot is a touch on the wider side (right foot at least) and if I ever have problems with shoes not fitting, its usually on the outside of my room, right around the ball of my foot. I have a fairly narrow waist and heel of my foot. Could you further explain a touch on how it gets "tight in the toe box". Do you mean lower volume, or narrow width.

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