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post #86626 of 95092

They sure are! Flush toe taps from B. Nelson's, as with all my shoes, Alden or otherwise. At the tennis court I'm wearing the same in black shell, and my jumping partner is wearing black calf. All our own personal shoes! 

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Originally Posted by bkotsko View Post
 

Nailed.

This is why 270 degree welt shoes need a heel pad.

@MoneyWellSpent can drop some knowledge if I don't have it completely correct.

 

bkotsko, you have correctly defined the difference, and yes, the heel seat is nailed before the heel stack in 270 degree welted models. 

 

 

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270/360 degree on Goodyear-welted footwear refers to both the stitching and the welt, as the rapid stitch on Goodyear-welted footwear is always through the welt.

 

I think Alpina was just trying to say that 270/360 welting isn't dependent upon the type of welt used.  In other words, you can have a 270 degree welted shoe with a flat, storm, split-reverse, etc., welt.  You can have a 360 degree welted shoe with any of these as well. 

 

Certainly, the stitching goes through the welt when attaching the outsole.  However, "rapid" is only used when relating to a Blake-rapid constructed shoe, which borrows from Goodyear's construction technique to improve on the traditional Blake-stitched shoe.  Blake-rapid shoes use a Goodyear Outsole stitching machine to attach the outsoles to a midsole.  This is referred to as the "rapid stitch", after the midsole is attached using a Blake/McKay stitching machine. 

post #86628 of 95092
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Originally Posted by ChristopherBerr View Post

Thanks!

Its a photo from Sebastian Ward, a dress shirt line that I just launched this week:

www.sebastianward.com

The guy in the photo is in fact me.


Why no shirts in 17.5 or 18 please?
post #86629 of 95092
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Originally Posted by Shawnc View Post

My goodness Mac.

nephew
thank you
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Mdubs unlined whiskey unicorns are from brooks brothers.

Nice nsts uncle Mac. I see what you did there.

nephew,
thank you
post #86631 of 95092
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Originally Posted by eyeheartny View Post

I've got some PTBs (9501) in natural CXL coming next week. A few questions-- I've seen some folks refer to these developing a great patina as they age/are worn. Is there anything I should/should not do with these in order to let them age properly? I'm assuming Renovateur is okay but no other care products besides some brushing? Should I wax the toe at all? 

Also, the pictures I've seen online are confusing with regard to the color. Some look quite light and others darker. Does anyone have a pair they can snap a picture of to show me an accurate color? I'd be grateful! 

Thanks!

I own the same shoe. They're brilliant. I applied some VSC (per Nick Horween) and besides that just brush. Here's a pic I took last week. Hope it helps & enjoy your PTBs!



(Note: these are 10E from Alden SF; they were much darker and richer in color than the 10.5D I received and sent back to TSM.)
post #86632 of 95092

Thanks for the support, Mac!! 

post #86633 of 95092
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Originally Posted by ChristopherBerr View Post

Anyone else a big fan of the full strap in cordovan? 

Yes - this style in color 8 shell and black shell = business staples.
post #86634 of 95092
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Originally Posted by BeSpiffington View Post

Good looking shoes. Cool socks.

Thanks! BB OTC
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Originally Posted by HenryIII View Post

Thanks! BB OTC
Your welcome sir!
post #86636 of 95092
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

Yes - this style in color 8 shell and black shell = business staples.

Love the full straps, but tricky to fit between the pesky Aberdeen last and low vamp. Can't quite make it work
post #86637 of 95092
Sorry Beeb! If you can, go to SF or DC and try a crazy combo of widths. You may find one that works like a dream for you. I go up a size, but down a width on the Aberdeen loafers.
post #86638 of 95092

^ Yeah, I will prob do that next time i'm in SF.  On the tassels I can pull off a 10D (regular size is 9.5D Barrie) but on the full-straps I step out of the shoe when I walk.  10C may fit the bill...

post #86639 of 95092
The alley at my new place has me wondering if Mac lives down the street.

post #86640 of 95092
Ha, pretty close, but too many pine needles and not enough grout. Killer Plaza WT Boots in Cigar. You are very lucky to have gotten those from LeatherSoul.
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