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Originally Posted by LeatherSOUL View Post

Had to share this. A new pair of 986s and a customer's 30+ year old pair.

It's like mother and daughter porn.

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post #74852 of 79348
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Originally Posted by thebeebs View Post

With that lofty trajectory it was likely a Barrie/Trubalance lasted shoe.  A Plaza last would have come closer.  A Corthay/G&G last would have resulted in President Cheney.
I agree. Defintely the least aerodynamic of all the Alden lasts.
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Originally Posted by LeatherSOUL View Post

Had to share this. A new pair of 986s and a customer's 30+ year old pair.

It's like mother and daughter porn.

 

:eek:

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@halfnhalfnhalf I'd call that "Exhibit B".
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If there was a way to prevent those deep roles in Shell Cordovan I would buy them instead of calfskin.  I’m do for a new pair Alden’s and need some advice before buying another pair of calfskin.

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@halfnhalfnhalf I'd call that "Exhibit B".

 

Lol. Agreed. The "eek" face was directed at thebeebs's comment.

post #74857 of 79348
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Originally Posted by Techdaddy View Post

If there was a way to prevent those deep roles in Shell Cordovan I would buy them instead of calfskin.  I’m do for a new pair Alden’s and need some advice before buying another pair of calfskin.

That seems like a new one. Most folks prefer the deep rolls in the shell as opposed to the wrinkles and eventual cracks that will develop in calf.
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That seems like a new one. Most folks prefer the deep rolls in the shell as opposed to the wrinkles and eventual cracks that will develop in calf.

I have a pair of AE Leeds in shell and the roles are not appealing to me.  Also, the shell is really stiff compared to calfskin. I have seen some people in this forum that has fewer roles then others and if there was something special they were doing.         

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If the Grant last is tight in the toe box, I would probably not size down if I were you. What shoe are you considering? I personally size different for PTBs than I do for most other Barrie styles, just to reduce rolls. Regardless, I would work with a reputable dealer and carefully try them out on carpet. :-)

I hope that others interject thoughts as I can't speak to the grant last as I don't own anything on it yet.

Thanks for the feedback. I was thinking of the 975. I'll give the same size a shot.

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Originally Posted by thebeebs View Post

With that lofty trajectory it was likely a Barrie/Trubalance lasted shoe.  A Plaza last would have come closer.  A Corthay/G&G last would have resulted in President Cheney.
An overhand spinning 563 might have been a better choice of footwear to launch. Might catch an eye with a tassel. You never know.
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Originally Posted by Techdaddy View Post

I have a pair of AE Leeds in shell and the roles are not appealing to me.  Also, the shell is really stiff compared to calfskin. I have seen some people in this forum that has fewer roles then others and if there was something special they were doing.         

You might want to try out the "pencil trick" with your Leeds (or any future pair of shell you may get). I've never used it but I've seen folks post positive results about it here, Tumblr, and some blogs.
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Originally Posted by LeatherSOUL View Post

Had to share this. A new pair of 986s and a customer's 30+ year old pair.


This demonstrates the exact reason I have not purchased cigar LHS. I would much rather earn this color over time (although I do admit to owning cigar longwings because I couldn't wait 30 years)
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You might want to try out the "pencil trick" with your Leeds (or any future pair of shell you may get). I've never used it but I've seen folks post positive results about it here, Tumblr, and some blogs.

You can do the same with the deer bone, and it helps minimize the rolls.

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Because I have no patience whatsoever, I paid for overnight shipping of yesterday's J. Crew order - navy CXL PT and LW Bs.

 

The former:

 

 

Not bad . . . not bad at all.  (N.B. They did not come with two different colored laces - I put the natural-colored one on for a reason that will become obvious in a moment.)  BUT . . . WTF?

 

 

Those are surprisingly deep and they're not the only ones.  It's CXL so I'm not inclined to get in that much of a twist over it . . . but score another one for shoddy Alden QC.

 

Now, the gunboats . . . ah, the gunboats:

 

 

Of course they're the ones that are NOT on sale . . . but I don't think I can let them out of my possession now.

 

So, all in all, it's the opposite of what I was expecting:  not 100% sold on the PTBs, but in luv with the LWBs.

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You can do the same with the deer bone, and it helps minimize the rolls.

Those are some good suggestion... Something I’ll have to try.

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