Spectator Porn

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  1. Wes Bourne

    Wes Bourne Senior member

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    I really like the Barker Black Specs but I can't drop a grand on shoes right now. Anyone have any alternatives in a brown calf/suede spec in the $400-$500 range?

    The Herring Fencote (MTO by Cheaney) looks nice. Brown calf w/grey suede available here:

    http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/produc...electedFitID=0

    Priced well within your budget.
     


  2. Salad

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    ^ Thanks for that. They look nice. Def. considering them.
     


  3. LaoHu

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    American spectators, left to right, Alden 8113 aka "The AlanC Spectator", Alden 8114 aka "The AAAC Spectator", AE McLain bourbon and bone.

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  4. mr monty

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  5. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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  6. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    American spectators, left to right, Alden 8113 aka "The AlanC Spectator"...

    [​IMG] It amuses me that that name has stuck (I had nothing to do with it!).

    However, I see you have your AAAC specs, and I've not heard about a peep from Tom about mine yet. [​IMG]
     


  7. LeatherSOUL

    LeatherSOUL Senior member

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    [​IMG] It amuses me that that name has stuck (I had nothing to do with it!).

    However, I see you have your AAAC specs, and I've not heard about a peep from Tom about mine yet. [​IMG]


    Sorry Alan! The second batch got pushed back till July. I apologize for the delay.
     


  8. srivats

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    American spectators, left to right, Alden 8113 aka "The AlanC Spectator", Alden 8114 aka "The AAAC Spectator", AE McLain bourbon and bone.

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    They all look awesome. Where did you find the 8113s?
     


  9. Sprezzatura2010

    Sprezzatura2010 Senior member

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    I have the first one.

    I don't normally like spectators, but that one catches my eye.

    Any idea of the maker? (I assume not C&J.)

    How has it held up?
     


  10. LaoHu

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    They all look awesome. Where did you find the 8113s?

    Thanks! If you are a D width you can find them fairly readily by calling Alden dealers in the South. Unfortunately I am an E width so I had to find a dealer who was willing to do a special order, pay a huge premium, and wait over a year.
     


  11. LaoHu

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    [​IMG] It amuses me that that name has stuck (I had nothing to do with it!).

    I use the name because I respect TRADition.
     


  12. knittieguy

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    A stiff metal brush is enough to keep these clean. [​IMG]
     


  14. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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    I don't normally like spectators, but that one catches my eye.

    Any idea of the maker? (I assume not C&J.)

    How has it held up?


    Well, it's a Peal & Co., the BB house brand, but I'm not sure who the maker for them is. I want to say that it's Sargent, but I'm not sure.

    It's held up good. Polishing specs can be a pain, so they don't always look as good as I'd like. I need to either take them to someone or dedicate a fair amount of time and effort to doing it myself.

    I've really enjoyed them and worn them a fair bit during the summers.
     


  15. Sprezzatura2010

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    It's held up good. Polishing specs can be a pain, so they don't always look as good as I'd like. I need to either take them to someone or dedicate a fair amount of time and effort to doing it myself. I've really enjoyed them and worn them a fair bit during the summers.
    I just picked up a pair, along trees for them, some squares, and a couple Black Fleece shirts on sale. Of all the shoes I own - entirely too many, getting close to 80 pairs now - I don't own any specs. Normally they don't appeal to me. These...did. Don't know why, but I like them. Maybe because everything's better in a double-monk. Actually, these are my first English-made BB/Peal shoes, too, my other pair being Alden-made shell cordo longwings.
     


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