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

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  1. sevenfoldtieguy

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    I disagree, but respectfully. :D
     
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    I mostly agree. :D
     
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    Nice looking boot! Those sold out pretty quickly.
     


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    Yes they are.
     


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    Every man needs at least one great boot. Your j.crew or the 4060 would be my pick. Don't over think it; don't trade them for another blucher.
     


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    ReppTie, Alden's cap toe boots are some of their best offerings... I think captoe boots fit well across a variety of different outfits (casual and more formal) and would be a great addition to your collection (if I recall correctly, your collection consists mainly of longwings).
     


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    Uncle, very dapper.
     


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    Peronsally, the 4060 grant captoe in #8 is my one boot, though if I could have gotten the perf or even a medallion, I would have.
     


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    thanks! yup momos, BOM003 from blue owl
     


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    I got these during the sale (sorry dude) and I think I'll keep them. While not quite as sleek as cap toe boots on the Grant or Plaza, to me they appear sleeker than some other Barrie lasted shoes -- maybe due to the cap toe? I might prefer a commando sole, but I think I'll just wear them until they need a resole and reassess at that point. Enjoy wearing if you decide to keep them.
     


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    Whiskey gunboats today

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    So much of it comes down to one's intended uses. The captoe boot on the grant, leather sole, is, IMO, probably the dressiest boot Alden makes. If a guy is looking for a dress boot, this is it. Can it be worn casually too? Most would say yes.

    Boots on the Barrie are nice (and I have many - chukkas, ravello captoe, etc.), but they aren't as dressy. Personally, I have enough dress shoes that I typically don't consider wearing a boot for more formal purposes (although it certainly can be pulled off, and even look quite nice). In light of all that, I like a boot that can be worn with everything from business casual to denim. My color 8 boots on the plaza (NST and WT), commando sole, fit the bill quite nicely. I like them both, but I'd give a slight edge to the NST.

    So ... that's my long explanation for my short answer. :D
     
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    If I were to get a second boot I would want to get the NST/Plaza/Commando model. Preferably in cigar. If nothing else, just to have some variety. I wouldn't want to have two cap toe models, especially if the difference is slight punching along the cap seam.

    I would want them to look different and serve different purposes (eg commando sole).
     


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    Color 8 Plaza captoe really is the one boot (t-shirts, button-downs, jeans, chinos, suits), though I would also accept Modified as an answer...

    But is it a 2, 3, or 4 boot? Maybe, maybe not - there are a lot of fair responses. I don't personally own one, but I own other shoes so I don't need a oneshoe.

    But as a oneboot I don't think it can be beat.
     
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