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Originally Posted by BeSpiffington View Post


You are extremely welcome my friend. I always knew you wanted those boots. Congratulations and wear them always in the very best of health. Sorry, no kiss. You'll just have to be happy with your wife's.

You're the man, Be. And for the record, I'm very happy with my wife. I would have kicked me out by now with all these shoes and boots...

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^ +1.  Hard to find such a good woman.  I consider myself equally blessed....

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Originally Posted by docalden2013 View Post
 

To paraphrase Magritte: "Ceci n'est pas un Indy Boot"

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

Frans Boone delivered well. Purchased Friday, delivered at 10am today. No customs charges. No signs of try on. Free shoe trees (although for the FB markup compared to stateside purchases, they are arguably the most valuable shoe trees I've ever purchased). They even reached out to me with a special e-mail, recalling that I had inquired about buying the boots with 2 credit cards back in the vanilla visa gift card days. Special thanks to BeSpiffington, who pointed out back in April of last year that these boots were sitting in the Frans Boone inventory for a long while. Special thanks to mdubs for buying the last pair before the restock and rekindling my interest in the shoes... 

 

The happiest moment of the day so far, however, has been when my wife kissed me on the way out the door this morning, looked down at my green stows Trickers and said tenderly, "I love those. Wear them in great health!"

Gorgeous! No customs you say? Hmm...I may be convinced now.

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Originally Posted by ErikW View Post
 

Gorgeous! No customs you say? Hmm...I may be convinced now.

No customs. They said right up front that they tell customs explicitly that the product in the box was of American origin.

 

They do declare full value. Not sure if they would under declare, however. For this first overseas purchase of mine, I didn't even think to ask.

 

Frans and Heidi were a pleasure to deal with. I'm still amazed at the remarkably fast shipping time. I just ordered a scarf from some nice little shop in Ontario and was told that the shipping time would be 7 to 9 business days. Scarf should be here just in time for weather to thaw out!

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Shell LWB's in three colors.



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No luck cutting and pasting the pics, but was startled to see a few suede offerings from Alden on Brooks Brothers, now at the low low price of $598.  This does not bode well…

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Originally Posted by Steel28 View Post

Amazing purchase Doc. Let me know if you decide to sell these in the future as you know who also has 9D in Plaza last nod[1].gif

Pretty sure that'd be my size too but not sure that Plaza would wrk with my foot.
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Originally Posted by docalden2013 View Post

You're the man, Be. And for the record, I'm very happy with my wife. I would have kicked me out by now with all these shoes and boots...

Same here. Not to mention all my other flaws and idiosyncrasies. I have no idea how she puts up with it.
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Originally Posted by Vicious49 View Post


Pretty sure that'd be my size too but not sure that Plaza would wrk with my foot.
Same here. Not to mention all my other flaws and idiosyncrasies. I have no idea how she puts up with it.

One way to find out about the Plaza would be to pull trigger :stirpot:

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Newbie question here. I wandered into the Alden Store on my last trip to San Francisco and immediately appreciated the quality of the shoes. I ended up getting both a pair of 975's and 990's. Anyways, I wanted to try something different and purchased a pair of straight tip boots in black cordovan. Since they are also on the Barrie last, I was expecting them to have the same "clunkiness" (which I really like) as my other two pairs. When I received them, I was surprised that the soles were a bit more trim and cut closer to the shoe. There is only one set of stitches in the welt - those that attach the welt to the sole. On my 975's and 990's, there are two distinct sets of stitches - the same one that my straight tip boots have, plus another that attaches the welt to the main part of the shoe (vamp?).

 

So, here is my question - is there a name to these two different welt styles? Is there a functional benefit to one over the other? Any other comments would be appreciated. Thanks for your time.

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Originally Posted by mtc2000 View Post

Shell LWB's in three colors.



gorgeous. did you score this trifecta of lovely shell longwingness all at once? I can almost smell the new cordovan just by looking at these great images. thanks for sharing!

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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

This is the workhorse of my shoe collection. Worn at least once a week since purchase, sometimes twice.
Great shoes. What last are they on?
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Where is the drooling emoticon when you need it?!
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post


That ravello is reallllly dark.

Yeah, received mine too and I am not sure if I want to keep them. It looks in between color 8 and cigar. 

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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post
 

 

 

 

thank you gents, and as I've mentioned a couple times recently in this thread..  I have some immediate family health issues that I might be able to prepay off ravello alone for awhile, and am now weighing the options.

 

 

I'll be MIA from the thread for the bit while I work through some stuff, but will gather PMs and respond accordingly if I deem necessary.

 

take care you guys. everyone be safe please :) shoes mean little in the gran scheme of things, trust me.

Word. Take care and hope things turn out well. 

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Originally Posted by mtc2000 View Post

Shell LWB's in three colors.



 

I am kicking myself for not getting on TSM cigar LWB pre-order. But that Ravello there is just gorgeous. 

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