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

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  1. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Senior member

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    "Day Tripper" is Leffot's name for the ravello captoe on a grant last
    "Hunting boot" is Tassel's name for a ravello captoe boot on Barrie

    Alden DC stocks a cigar captoe boot on grant with commando soles (both of the boots I mentioned above are on waterlock" - I dont think they have a name for it

    No one stocks a whiskey boot in that style that I know of

    A few retailers stock color 8 boots in the style (this is a plain captoe with no punching)
     
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  2. Papa Doble

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    I will try, and I know you are probably right about eventually breaking my currently plan to not double up. As an example, I think the shoe I am most drawn to is the cigar LWB, but part of me feels like the quintessential color to have is #8 -- which starts a long, internal debate.
     


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    I understand that blutchers are less formal than balmorals, but where is this idea coming from? I feel like I'm in the middle, age wise of those on this forum and for as long as I've been in the work force, LWB's and PTB's have been a staple of business attire. More importantly, fifty years ago, do you think the dozens of American shoe makers making shell and calf LWB's and PTB's were selling them to 20 and 30 somethings wearing selvage denim?
     


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    I think much of it is tradition. The same way a suit is more formal than a sports jacket/trousers. The majority of people won't know the difference between a blucher or bal. It also depends on the "work force" that you are in. Some are more formal than others.
     


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    Here is my closet:
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    Indy 8
    Cxl Jumpers w commando soles
    Hugo Boss dk green chelsea boots
    RL Marlow
    Frye lwb (my beaters I guess)

    Thinking of putting a mirror shine on the jumper captoes. Thoughts?
     
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    thebeebs Senior member

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    you must own the LWB in BOTH #8 (quintessential Alden) and cigar (the "best" Alden shoe).
    ergo you must double up.
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    If you start buying Alden shell, you will double up. I guarantee it. :nodding:

    As for the LWB, just get the shell rainbow and call it good. :slayer:
     


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    Shoemart stocks this boot in black shell and 8. I have it in 8. It's on the Grant last. I like it.
     


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    Okay, again, I don't subscribe to the idea of limiting oneself in such reckless fashion, but that aside, here's my list:

    Whiskey - Chukka (this color is often too casual for dressy attire, so I opt to place it here)
    Ravello - PTB (only a PTB can allow the Ravello to show its unadulterated beauty)
    Cigar - LWB (if a horse could look sexy, this would be it)
    #4 - Whatever the hell you can find - it's like spotting a unicorn
    #8 - LWB (the quintessential Alden)
    Black - Medallion toe blucher (no captoe, but plain) - anyone know where I can find one?
     


  11. redwinglover

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    nice shoes, where did you bought them in italy ?
     


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    Mauro Polluzi, in the recent 50% off sale

    Actually ordered an EU44 - which should equate to an US10.5, but they they sent me a US10E - still fit though, with the extra width..:satisfied:
     


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    I have AE on today, though eventually I'll add to my four and wear only Aldens.

    There is a repair shop in Chesterfield (Cobblestone?) that sells them. He carries a few in stock. Are you aware of anywhere else?
     


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    Could you gentlemen please post widths at ball of the shoe in inches for the following pairs? I thank you all in advance.

    Aberdeen 9E, 9.5E
    Hampton/Snap 9.5D, 9.5E
    Barrie 9.5D, 9.5E, 10C
     


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