The Mayor of Aldensville
- Apr 5, 2013
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Au, those Cap Toe Boots are looking truly superb! Love the combo of the plain and simple design with the complex grain pattern!
TC, your wingtip boots are looking superb!
Beautiful story and great Indy Boots!When life was normal, I was wearing dress shoes 5 out of 7 days for my work. So even though I live in Canada where winter exists for almost 8 months, I own more dress shoes than casual shoes or even boots.
But since working from home, I've turned more to boots as my outings are usually brief. Of course I realized I needed to add the Alden Indy to my collection.
Thanks to Jim Pietryka, I was able to properly size 8eee (I'm 8.5eee on Brannock) in a pair of 403 in #8. I then gambled on a pair of 405 in 8.5E, as they were an amazing price. Both fit, with the 8eee the better fit for my feet.
Every time I put either pair on, I will think of Jim and cherish the friendship I had with him. He always made time to answer questions, and always had time to chat. I was making plans to visit him at his store, but then Covid hit.
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JG, those Cigar PTBs are looking just superb!
TC, those are looking great and a great tribute!
TC, a lovely tribute to a great person! Those are three fantastic shoes and you always wear them tremendously well!Just recently got a new phone with the best camera I’ve ever had but darn if I can snap a good photo with it!
Coincidentally I wore my Ealdwine boots this past weekend before we got the dark news.
Monday cigar goodies and then given the very sad news about our friend, @jpm1 I wore the Savvy/Harvard wings from Ealdwine to honor our friendship and Jim’s creativity.
While I never got to meet Jim in person, we had many conversations regarding shoes, life, politics, and just general banter over the phone. I am thankful to have known him and have certainly learned a lot from him over the past few years.
A wonderful Irish blessing describes my feelings better than I can write and a prayer for peace for Jim:
May the road rise to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face
The rains fall soft upon your fields
And until we meet again
May God hold you in the palm of his hand
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Doc, those Navy Suede Gunboats are looking just superb on you! Great looking shoes!
AuDog, those Wingtip Boots are looking truly superb and a great model from a great shop!!!
Don, those are truly classic and you are wearing them exceedingly well as always!
Chippy, a great looking tassel!
Those are looking great and I look forward to seeing you enjoy them on your feet!Cigar Minitankers on the Barrie.
H. Stockton. These are really starting to grow on me and I'm thinking if I should wear them soon.
M635Guy, those are an amazing looking Ravello WT Boots. Amazing that Jim helped you to get these!I dusted off my Ravello Wingtip boots (though not as well as I thought...) to wear today in honor of Jim, who I blame...er is responsible for my having the chance to own them.
From now on, these will be called my Jim Boots.
He was a Grail of a guy.
OldTown, I am really hoping to make it, but I don't think that I am going to be able to...
HH, I hope that you had an amazing belated birthday! Those Brassvello WT Boots are looking just amazing on you!Celebrating a belated birthday dinner with my brother. Took this as a chance to cheat on my diet and went to a comfort food of mine...
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Wingtip Wednesday in my Ravello WTBs. These are so comfortable with the double Waterlock soles!
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Noticed a more stubborn "bloom" that almost appears as a discoloration that isn't easily removed with a horsehair brush or adding any VSC or Renovateur. Curious if I should hit it with Renomat. I'll try to snap some photos later tonight.
John, those Unlined #8's are looking great and look like they have enjoyed several years of good love!!!