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whiskey lhs
sans socks

 

those look great uncle mac. have a great sunday.

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black tankers on ebay

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Alden-Black-Shell-Cordovan-Tanker-Boot-9-5D-Indy-NST-10-mens-shoes/291183906232?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20131003132420%26meid%3D8454680173574154508%26pid%3D100005%26prg%3D20131003132420%26rk%3D6%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D111409359059&rt=nc

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those look great uncle mac. have a great sunday.

nephew,
thank you
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Sorry, Buddy, I stand by what I said. If you were to read more carefully, Mr. Free Thinker, you'd see I did not "disparage" them: I simply said they are nowhere near as good as Aldens. And they aren't. Even your amazing Daltons and Fifth Streets. I wear a pair of black Leeds now, but the 9901 is so much better than my Leeds - I just can't justify the 9901...yet.

Also, reading posts with a bit of irreverence would go a long way for your health - we're talking about stupidly expensive shoes here, and the reference to "juggernauts" should also lead you to an excellent spoof video on Youtube.

And Alden bals - on the hampton, tremont and plaza lasts - are better looking than the 5 last for sure. Fit is idiosyncratic to one's foot, so I'd prefer not going there.

Never said AE were the be all end all, but clearly I have more experience with AE than I do Alden, so when I throw out examples of what I have and what I like it's to tie conetext to my post since I clearly was looking for purchasing advise for another boot. If you think AE doesn't compare to Alden, good for you, but it was an unnecessary and inflammatory post that didn't add to the discusssion . If you're annoyed that I stated that I owned and liked a AE Dalton's simply move on. We're all entitle to our opinions, but I didn't come over here to piss on Alden's cornflakes. Certain Alden's I enjoy very much. Certain AE's I enjoy as well; balmorals in particular where I believe Alden struggles.

This is not a zero sum game.
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whiskey lhs
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Summer Time and the livin' is easy.
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This is not a zero sum game.

This for the win.

90% of guys think owning more than a couple pairs of shoes or paying more than $100 is outrageous. Here we are, a bunch of guys who have shoe collections worth thousands of dollars arguing about who has better taste. First world problems to be sure.

Buy what you like and enjoy!
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This for the win.

90% of guys think owning more than a couple pairs of shoes or paying more than $100 is outrageous. Here we are, a bunch of guys who have shoe collections worth thousands of dollars arguing about who has better taste. First world problems to be sure.

Buy what you like and enjoy!

 

LoL. My wife LOVES to ask people how much they would spend on a nice pair of dress shoes. Most people will say up to $150 if they look nice and fit well... Have I ever mentioned before that my wife hates Alden?

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LoL. My wife LOVES to ask people how much they would spend on a nice pair of dress shoes. Most people will say up to $150 if they look nice and fit well... Have I ever mentioned before that my wife hates Alden?

 

I mentioned my Leffot Tanker preorder to my wife the other day and she said something along the lines of "isn't that the $600 pair of boots?" with a little shock and confusion in her voice. At that point I didn't have they heart to correct her and tell her the real price haha. Since after the exchange rate, shipping and customs fees I will likely be in for around $900 CAD.

 

She will probably grow to hate Alden too as my collection grows. 

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I have found that the easiest way to justify your own shoe purchases is to encourage your wife to indulge in whatever excesses she fancies, to the extent that she enjoys material possessions of course (though few, in my experience, don't).

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Reguy makes a valid point. I just did a quick inventory of my collections and yikes! I almost feel guilty....and then I get a fresh whiff of the cedar and cordovan well worth the expenditure.
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Does anyone make a snuff suede 6 eyelet chukkah on commando sole?
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Nope. 6 eyelet Chukkas are quite rare for some reason. J Gilbert has a great makeup in brown suede. Search the thread for great shots by Don L
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WT on Plaza is gorgeous.
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