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

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  1. mcarthur

    mcarthur Stylish Dinosaur

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    nephew,
    thank you
     


  2. mcarthur

    mcarthur Stylish Dinosaur

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    nephew,
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    I'd say jump on it for 270. They are often hard to find at all. Do you happen to know what other colors they have in stock?
     


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    I was opposed to blind eyelets on this style, but this made me change my mind. Thanks for the pic.

    On a side note, anyone know when Color 8 Indy is due to ship from J. Gilbert?
     


  5. ThArtOfWardrobe

    ThArtOfWardrobe Senior Member

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    These might be the nicest boots I've seen...congrats brother.
     


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    Oh guys. Lord knows I've tried. First shell ordered - cigar LWB from Alden SF. I wanted to get a PTB at first (the only Aldens I have now are natural CXL longwings), but my size went out of stock, while I was numbly refreshing the page.
    Is this the beginning of the end (of my wallet)?
     


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    Whiskey Indy
     


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    NAMOR Stylish Dinosaur

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    $270 is steep. I recommend getting the brooks brothers burgundy shell belt. The burgundy is somewhere in between #8 and cigar and after just a handful of wears, you'll begin to see the belt lightening up. I've had mine for about 1.5 years and it now looks more brown than #8. Paid $90 for mine during the holiday season
     
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    NAMOR Stylish Dinosaur

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    Saw these yesterday. Such a great looking boot. Your pair looks like whiskey whereas te pair I saw yesterday looked like a light Ravello
     


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    Very nice. Wore mine today.
     


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    How'd you like the whiskey balmoral wingtip?
     


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    I have a few shell Barrie Lasted models that have no storm welt (e.g., Ravello SWB; Cigar NST). They are noticeably sleeker than my Barrie's with the storm welt, such as PTBs and LWBs. You are correct this boot is quite dressy. Looks good. :nodding:
     


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    Yenni is first-class, and wonderful to work with.
     


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    NAMOR Stylish Dinosaur

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    ^ Whiskey shortwing looked great with the light brown edge trim. Definitely made a couple passes at it before I left.

    Another interesting note: Alden definitely applies a layer of color to all of its shell which explains why Alden shell is so easy to maintain compared to C&J and carmina. There was a pair of black shell monk straps that looked like a charcoal/olive green when held just right. The change looks to have been caused by long periods of sun exposure
     
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    Superglue works just fine. A proper adhesive cement will work too. I have removed and installed heel pads (with foam below) numerous times.
     


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