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

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    OfficeLinebacke Well-Known Member

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    It's 15%, right?
     


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    Correct, and it can't be used with any other type of promotion, but that doens't matter for Aldens anyway.
     


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    Aldens were 30% off with corporate last month
     


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    2 eyelet cigar chukkas were my second purchase. I got epaulet's Brixtons in 8.5D and they fit very well, so I got the same size in the chukkas (both barrie) but they're much looser. I can't return them now, though. Would it be crazy to try to have someone put in an extra eyelet or two for additional support around the heel? Has anyone tried that?
     


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    Here are today's arrivals. Both on the grant last. I have (and love) the split toe in #8 already. Since I have trouble finding loafers that fit well, I ordered it in black shell as well. The #8 shoe is the identical shoe as the split toe, save for the split toe stitching.

    Now that I see the black shell ones up close, I am on the fence. Was just thinking that if I am doing a loafer in black shell, I may as well do a tassel loafer or something a little dressier. Thoughts?

    The #8s minus the split toe seem a bit dressier than my #8s with it. So, I think I can justify keeping them for sure. The black ones I am hemming and hawing about though.
     


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    I like them both and, my suggestion, if you can afford to keep both, I would. You are unlikely to wear the black loafer as often as the color 8, but you are likely to find it more versatile than you assume today.
     
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    nephew,
    thank you
     


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    nephew, i like your gunboats
     


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    nephew, i like your gunboats
     


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    nephew,
    thank you
    cigar indy looking good
     


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    nephew,
    i like the #8 split toe and i would keep me. i would trade the black split toe for the black tassel. my bias is tassels
     


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    Black tassels are a good call as well.
     


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    Tassels are on the aberdeen so you may sacrifice fit. If both the ones in your possession (on grant) fit well, keep them both. Slip-ons are not as dressy as lace-ups whether they be tassels or split-toes (or otherwise); accordingly, the difference in the relative dressiness of the two slip-ons is minimal, IMO.
     


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    Thank you, gents. I like them both, but definitely dig the #8s, both with and without the split toe, far more. I could keep both, but figure I should sleep on it. Good point about the difference in lasts - as a Grant last devotee...beggars can't be choosers.
     


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