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

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  1. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Senior member

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    Got the electric blue laces from AE. With black shell, I find it an easy way to play with the bright colored laces. :) Glad my pair inspired something.

    Landed overseas and no problem with the metal shank. They set off the alarm but no issues with security.
     


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    GREAT boots. :slayer:

    I was looking at that same belt when looking for a brown Chromexcel belt to go with my Indy's. My guess is it will look nothing like shell but it will look like a brown Chromexcel but slightly more reddish. I find some red in my brown so I gave up looking for a pair of the #8. It would be a nice belt for my #8 shell though.

    I think Red Wing did a boot in #8 Chromexcel but I do not think they use Horween anymore, which is a shame cause I love and trust Horween.

    I am not as interested in the red Chromexcel since I love the brown but would love to see a makeup.

    I am VERY interested in a navy Chromexcel makeup. Maybe a wing tip boot? I believe Quoddy has used Horween Navy Chromexcel and in my house Chromexcel is becoming my favorite.
     
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    hey. planning to get some plain toe black cordovan boots in barrie/grant/plaza last, can someone point me in the direction of some online store that stocks them?
     
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    Shoemart
    Alden of San Fran
    Alden of Carmel
     


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    Ahab Senior member

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    I checked The Shoe Mart and did not see this makeup but am sure I ahve seen it in the past. You could call.

    I checked Alden of Carmel and they have this boot which is on Trubalance:
    http://www.alden-of-carmel.com/index.cfm/Shoes-Black_Shell_Cordovan_High_Lace_Boot_123.htm

    I have a pair of black plain toe boots on Barrie and it does not seem to be as big as my PTB's. I wear the black cordovan plain to boot a lot on weekends and I love it. I am not sure I would want the boot on a plaza last but I am sure you can find it if you are patient. Good luck.
     


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    I've also been quite curious to see how Color 8 CXL and Shell compare. I was thinking of grabbing a #8 CXL belt to match sport with a pair of #8 LWBs.
     


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    The #8 PT Blucher is one of my fave Alden shoes. The beauty lies in its simplicity, IMO. My love affair with the plain toe style continues, this time in a Plaza boot, courtesy of Yenni at J. Gilbert.
    Maiden Voyage
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    I too like the plain toe boot. Got a pair in black calf. Also on barrie. Also seems to fit tighter than other barrie lasted shoes. Very nice boots, Mr. Saxon.
     


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    Alden #8 shell next to Rancourt #8 Chromexcel

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    And then different versions of #8--AE, Florsheim, Alden, and Rancourt

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    The plain toe chukka boot in black shell is available at all three, and Alden of Carmel has the leather sole version and the commando version.
     


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    Thank you
     


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    (Cross-post from 721 thread)

    Adding to that comparison, my Wolverine 721's in #8 are way lighter/oranger and duller than the Alden #8 I have. [​IMG]
     
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