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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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    nephew,
    the cap toe can be worn with either cords or khakis
     


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    Yes, black shell captoe bluchers. They were my very first Aldens - I bought them for my wedding. :)
     


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    These boots are beautiful, what last and sole? Is it a regular reatock in DC?
     


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    Grant Last and Commando sole. I believe it is a regular makeup for Alden DC
     


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    +2. 9901 shell be kopped sometime soon.
     


  6. Roguls

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    I have berated the barrie before, but I love the PTB in the barrie. Somehow it works just right.
     


  7. Roguls

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    Called heel stops (these are from Tacco - also available through Pedag, both German companies). They are fit-enhancing. I fit best with the modified last (wide forefoot with smaller and higher heel cup). These allow me to eliminate slip.
     


  8. Roguls

    Roguls Senior member

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    Bruce, for me, the Barrie is more comfortable. But neither compare to the Trubalance or Modified Last. Carmina's Forest works better for me.
     


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    I have numerous models on the Barrie, including a PTB in whiskey and Ravello. My comments should not be taken as a criticism of the Barrie. But as a matter of demonstrable fact, it is a last that is not terribly sleek. But some don't want sleek - fine with me. I don't want sleek in many models. :D
     


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    Thank you both for your input. I agree that a cap toe balmoral doesn't have to be worn only with suits, and perhaps I should also consider a cap toe blucher.
     


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    Agreed. They provide a military-esque sturdiness. I can't wear square-toed shoes, as I'm stocky.
     


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    You make a very good point. I guess secretly my 'rule' keeps me from buying too many shoes per year. As we've discussed before, Alden shell is very addictive. :nodding:
     


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    I recommended a c/t blucher because it is generally considered a bit less formal than a c/t bal; additionally, in the case of the black shell 2161, it is a c/t blucher that is certainly formal enough to be worn with suits. I do.
     


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