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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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    wear in good health
     
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    thank you
     
  3. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    +1 wt boot and argyles
    did you get snow today?
     
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    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew,
    thanks for posting, wear in good health
     
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    I'm a bit of an anomaly on this forum as I prefer loafers and don't wear boots (GASP!)

    To be honest I would be fine with only these 3:
    color 8 lhs
    color 8 lwb
    color 8 ptb (unlined on flex sole)

    But to make a full week's rotation I would add:
    cigar lwb
    ravello lhs

    and then I'd expand with:
    snuff suede lhs
    whiskey lwb
    cigar ptb
    tan suede ptb
    color 8 nst (or perhaps another pair of color 8 lhs - these are by far my favorite Aldens)

    In reality I am gradually making my way down this list - cigar PTBs are next :)
     
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  6. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    you should consider both tassels and full straps to round out your loafer wardrobe
     
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    Mac, it is nice to see you back and posting on the forum. I am sure I speak for many by saying you bring civility and a gentlemanly quality to the forum which is missed when you are not around.
     
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    +1

    and my new whiskey in the sun

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    Thanks Mac-
    I have not been lucky in finding a good fit on the aberdeen last so I have been reluctant to go with the full straps or the tassels. Plus my lovely wife has threatened me with great bodily harm if I ever attempt to wear tassels - she absolutely despises them (mostly because her father wears them).
     
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    10 Aldens

    403 or LS Ultimate Indy

    Black Shell Captoe boot
    Black LWB

    Ravello Plaintoe boot
    Ravello Wingtip Boot
    Ravello LWB
    Ravello Captoe boot

    Color 4 Wingtip Boot

    Cigar LWB
    Cigar Captoe boot
     
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  11. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew,
    thank you
     
  12. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    the aberdeen last is the most difficult last that alden uses. if it does not work for you then you have good reason to avoid the tassel
     
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    Thanks Uncle.

    Here's a better picture, post-brushing tonight. The lighting is unfortunately low, but the color is much closer to their true color.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I love the tassel but struggle with the Aberdden -- perhaps someday we shall see a shell tassel on another last.
     
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    Damn..... those Unionmade boots. I had to place an order. That Ravello...
     
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