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

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  1. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    enjoy wearing your good looking lwb
     


  2. MarioImpemba

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    IMO, Formal to Casual (Opinions will vary lol):

    Opera > Cap-Toe Balmoral > PTB > Wing-tips > Other Bluchers > Loafers > Straps
    Patent > Shell/Calf > Cow-hide > Grain & Suede > Exotics > CXL
    Black > Cordovan > Browns > Any other colour
    Plain > Medallion Cap > Any other Brouging

    I own almost balmorals exclusively and wear them with everything from suit to jeans.
     


  3. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew,
    appreciate your post
     


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    The length of 8D or E seems right. I guess the primary question is whether the heel will stretch. The instep and toe box of the 8E is great, I'm just afraid the heel will stretch and get too loose. I like the color of the 403 much better than the 405, but maybe I'm best off getting the 405 in 8E so I don't have to worry about stretching as much... I haven't tried the Barrie yet in a boot. I tried a 8E Barrie oxford which was too loose in the heel. My understanding is that the heel of the Trubalance was narrower than the Barrie. Is that incorrect?
     


  5. mcarthur

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    good looking boots
     


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    I used to think Ravello and cigar were all that and a bag o' chips, whiskey was just a notch down from that, and both color 8 and black were just OK. Recently, the more I see color 8, the more I like it. In fact, with all the recent talk about black shell, that's starting to grow on me as well.

    Still, my holy grail are these, which are long gone but I pray will make a return in the near future:

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    mcarthur Senior member

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    ravello chukkas
    argyles otc
     


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    PhiPsi32 Senior member

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    Gentlemen, I need some assistance. Anyone who is familiar with Alden of DC. There is a SA there who assisted me during my recent visit, but I cannot remember her name. She is an African American woman with short hair and glasses. Does anyone know who this is?
     


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    Thanks for the responses about my PTB / dress shoes dilemma.
    Just found out I have AE captoe shoes in my closet and since I rarely wear black pants, I guess this will have to do.
    I have been wearing boots all the time and in my mind I need shoes if I want to wear them with shorts, as an option.
    The PTBoots in #8 will be on my watch....
    Suede longwing, suede Indys as well..,,,
     


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    That's Che. Not sure if that's the right spelling, but it's pronounced like "Chay". She's a great addition to the store.

     


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    Longwing collection

    Ravello - Cigar

    Color 8 - Sand Suede

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    Color 8s have been worn regularly for a year and a half... Soles could use replacing, but the uppers still look great

    Black (either calfskin or cordovan) and then maybe something in chromexcel or kudu may be next...
     
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    This is correct - I have received an e-mail from her
     


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    [​IMG] you tryin' to storm Normandy with all those gunboats?
     


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