Alden Cordovan boots

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  1. sho'nuff

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    lawyerdad Senior member

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    i got my plaza wingtip shell boots from Tom LeatherSoul:

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    they are amazing. My first pair of boots and they are simply amazing. rich sweet smell to them, decadent feel, very heavy,
    and easy to put on and laceup,
    i thought they would be hard to get my feet in and out but it is not since it is a derby boot.

    thanks Tom!![​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]


    Very nice, Brian. Is that a leather or a rubber soul?
     
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    i got my plaza wingtip shell boots from Tom LeatherSoul:

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    they are amazing. My first pair of boots and they are simply amazing. rich sweet smell to them, decadent feel, very heavy,
    and easy to put on and laceup,
    i thought they would be hard to get my feet in and out but it is not since it is a derby boot.

    thanks Tom!![​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]



    [​IMG] AWESOME!
     
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    Hard2Fit Senior member

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    I'm partial to mine [​IMG]

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    The #8's are the 4060 model and the black's are the 4065.



    Are all three of these the same size (or is the Long Wing different)?
     
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    i got my plaza wingtip shell boots from Tom LeatherSoul:


    they are amazing. My first pair of boots and they are simply amazing. rich sweet smell to them, decadent feel, very heavy,
    and easy to put on and laceup,
    i thought they would be hard to get my feet in and out but it is not since it is a derby boot.

    thanks Tom!![​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]


    Brian,

    how is the sizing on those?

    Thanks,

    lefty
     
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    Those are awesome, shoe. Honestly, I like them even more because they are somewhat "un-Alden", they have that slightly chiseled and flattened toe, and from what I can tell an extended welt lip? But still all incorporated into that bomb-proof Alden manufacturing. Love it.
     
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    mine are on the way!
     
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    hello everyone thanks for the great complements.

    the sizing is actually it runs a tad bit long but the width is great.

    i usually take a size 10D in most shoes, i got a 10D in these and the length is a tad long but because these are boots, the fit is very good and comfortable. VERY COMFORTABLE!

    Tarmac, actually the photo from Tom is a bit tricky because the toe is not that flattened nor chiseled. it is actually traditionally round but a slight square but still this compares to the gunboat look of the barrie sort of.

    however the boots are immense, very beautiful and very awesome. i wore them to church today and out tonite and they are amazing.
     
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    Brian, don't you usually have an admiring period? What made you wear these outside so quickly?
     
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    Brian, don't you usually have an admiring period? What made you wear these outside so quickly?

    you guys really know me [​IMG]

    i dont know why, but i guess mostly because these are Cordovan and these are boots , really rugged looking with the double sole so

    i wanted to get them to their natural antique, aged, and manly-worn look as quickly as possible.

    you see, i saw a few photos of beautiful aged cordovan shoes those that are 20 to 30 years old. i want my boots to get this way.

    my other shoes are elegant dress shoes, i usually have a cooling period or wait period for those.
     
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    Very nice, Brian. Is that a leather or a rubber soul?

    this is a double leather sole.

    If i had a choice i would have gone for the lugged rubber commando sole.

    as a rugged , gunboatlike, thick manly boot like this deserves to be worn in foul weather.
     
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    Now i just need a lighter pair to round out the boots.

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    Are all three of these the same size (or is the Long Wing different)?
    All of them are the same size (11.5 B/D). The longwings are on a different last though.
     

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