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Brown wingtips

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by linux_pro, Mar 5, 2005.

  1. marc37

    marc37 Senior member

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    Only a true shooman wears welted leather sole shoos only. [​IMG]
     
  2. AlanC

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    Yes, in Kai's post above the Aldens have open lacing and the Vass have closed lacing. In an earlier thread Manton maintained that shoes with open lacing are inappropriate with a suit. (But I'm not convinced. Shhhh...)
     
  3. Horace

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    (Horace @ Mar. 06 2005,04:02) Not sure of terms, open and closed laces? Sort of like derby and balmoral? Â If so, I like the open for wingtips that you showed us, and the closed for something like a captoe black Brooks Brooks Peal dresss shoe.
    Yes, in Kai's post above the Aldens have open lacing and the Vass have closed lacing. In an earlier thread Manton maintained that shoes with open lacing are inappropriate with a suit. (But I'm not convinced. Shhhh...)
    Neither am I Alan, but I like the rule, can adduce some reason for it, and would like to follow it, despite not doings so.
     
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    [​IMG] Wow. WOW. Those are some shoes... -s
     
  5. NoVaguy

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    I think the Downing is still available at Ben Silver, although only in burgundy.  Link to the Downing. Edit: It's also available in tan. Sorry about that. Downing in Tan
     
  6. Lord Foppington

    Lord Foppington Active Member

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    I love the stout, or clunky, or big-boned, or substantial look of the Alden too, and like the blucher look. If a wingtip starts to get too sleek or refined, I feel like a mincing capon.

    But then I'm not a businessman and don't wear suits in the daytime.
     
  7. arenn1

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    Kai, that Alden long wing is spectacular. I've seen it in in their normal colors, but not in the whiskey. Impressive. I assume the "Alden Fan" collection is exclusive to Alden of Carmel? It sometimes seems like a majority of the shoes Alden sells are some type of "only available behind the counter" specials that aren't in the catalog. It's almost like trying to score an illegal substance to find out about them. Does anyone actually have a definitive list of all the shoes Alden makes? There are a number of great shoes I wish they would make more generally available. How can you call yourself a "bootmaker" if there aren't even any boots listed in your catalog, for example? (It would also be extremely helpful if they included a price list).

    BTW: I just special ordered some Alden accessories and the sales person told me that there is a new catalog due out "any day". It was supposed to be out before Christmas but there were a number of delays.
     
  8. thinman

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    I got an Alden catalogue in yesterday's mail, from Alden of Carmel, and it does not include their "fan" shoes or boots. Only the regular lines. Don't know where to get a comprehensive list.
     
  9. Bic Pentameter

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    I have the Alden Fan shoes, and like them very much. If you are looking for something more sleek, how about the Alfred Sargent Burlington? http://www.pediwear.co.uk/detail.php?stock_ID=459 I polished mine with cordovan shoe polish and it looks fabulous. Bic
     
  10. Horace

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    (Horace @ Mar. 05 2005,22:28) Horace (the Rubber Sole Man)
    Only a true shooman wears welted leather sole shoos only. [​IMG]
    Shooman, If I have anything to do with it, my loftiest ambition will be to displace you from the heights of Shoodom. Your thoughts on the commando sole in rubber whichis placed upon a leather welted sole? Horace The Rubbur Sole Man.
     
  11. AlanC

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    That sounds like it has potential. What were the results?
     
  12. Bic Pentameter

    Bic Pentameter Senior member

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    Originally Posted by Bic Pentameter,Mar. 06 2005,21:07
    I polished mine with cordovan shoe polish and it looks fabulous.
    That sounds like it has potential. What were the results?
    Unfortunately, I don't have a digital camera, so I am unable to post pictures, AlanC. Â I am very happy with the way this shoe took the polish though. The same shoe is available at Shipton and Heneage. Â It is called the ALBEMARLE. The description states that the leather will adopt an "antiqued" patina if polished with a dark brown polish, and for what it is worth, this shoe did take cordovan polish better than my C&J Westminsters did. Bic
     
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