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Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. PipersSon

    PipersSon Senior member

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    This is not really off topic - I want to make sure that my first Alden shell boot is not the same color as the boot I already have, which is this one.

    So what is the color on the C&J boot for BB? Is it Color 8?

    Thanks for the help.
     


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    PipersSon Senior member

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    That is the f*cking dog's bollocks.
     


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    Is that a good or a bad thing? :lol:
     


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    They're both a burgundy shade so even if the BB's aren't Horween shell, you'll still have a similar boot.
     


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    +1. consider your Alden color 8 void, filled. I had to return the BB C&J boot because it was too similar to my color 8 plaza last captoe bootause it was too similar to my color 8 plaza last captoe boot
     


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    Thanks guys, I guess I'm not going to get that Unionmade boot.
     


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    Just the f*cking dog's bollocks.... a very good thing.:slayer:
     


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    You have RM Williams boots down under! And living in LA, RM Williams boots get comments too. They were my habit before Alden took over!

     


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    Great. Does sno-seal darken the leather moreso than mink oil? I feel like Obenaufs would probably darken it the most.
     


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    for impact? no question the Armstrong.

    1. Unionmade Armstrong
    2. Leffot Longwing
    3. JCrew Suede -- also consider the context rough roy instead of this one, better for all kinds of weather.

    But they are all so different, you could get all three! (keep two pair in the trunk!)
     


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    Hmm...975 longwing vs. Unionmade Armstrong wingtip? I just got the J. Crew #8 perforated cap toe boot so I don't know if I need another pair of #8 boots, but man, those Armstrongs look great.
     


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    If you're looking for a #8 wingtip boot but don't like the crepe sole then AoC has them with a commando sole on the Leydon last here. I also noticed he has an overstock AF74 #8 pebble grain wing tip boot, Barrie last, commando sole in 11.5D for $575.

    Also Epaulet has the Brixton Ravello wingtip boot for pre-order in 12D. No speedhooks, barrie last and double leather soles. Rumor is he will do it in Cigar too.

    BTW, I'm in no way affiliated with AoC or Epaulet. I just like looking at their Aldens multiple times a week :)
     


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    Are we voting? I hate the suede boots from J Crew. They look old and worn out already; and very casual. IMO, you'd look frumpy in them. The Leffot LWBs are fine, but if you're getting black wing tips, I'd go for the Alden of Carmel version with commando sole. The Unionmade #8 boots are awesome. I want a pair myself. They look fantastic, dressy but can also be dressed down and I love the idea of those boots with a crepe sole. Sir, you have my vote: the Unionmade #8 wing tip boots with crepe sole.
     
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    Not to be a downer but I think the Unionmade boots look too chunky on that crepe sole... Would prefer just a regular pair of 975s (#8 longwing bluchers).
     


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