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

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  1. msulinski

    msulinski Distinguished Member

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    I definitely did not get the ones with the crepe sole. There is no way I would have bought those.
     


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    Yeah, they stock color 8 longwings there, as do all of the men's J Crew stores in the city. The 5th avenue J Crew may also stock them as well (I haven't been there in years though, so I can't confirm)
     


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    Keep the Atoms (I assume you mean cigar Atoms). Not only is color 4 basically never available, but cigar, on the whole, IMO, is a better color. :nodding:

    I have color 4. I wear cigar much more often.
     


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    ^ I assumed he was referencing the #4 atoms that Leffot released last year
     


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    Thanks and Happy Birthday!

    Mirror toe was a bunch of thin coats of Saphir cordovan colored wax but I thought it a bit too much. Too shiny to dress down. So after the mirror experiment, I gave it a coat of Renovateur and brushed to tone it down a bit. the Reno removes ajust enough wax to remove the mirror shine. Since then (october last year), I've just brushed them every week or two. No product added since then.
     


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    Hey David, thanks for the insight. I should've been clearer in that post. A pinstripe suit at a wedding/job interview is what I meant would be peculiar and/or inappropriate. My career opportunities will likely be in county, state, or federal government. As far as accountants, tell me about it! My girlfriend is a recent graduate working at an accounting firm and one of the first things she told me was how plain her coworkers (even young ones) dressed. I feel bad for her when I see how vapid her work wardrobe has become lately. I'll bear in mind the matchings you've mentioned though when I go shopping soon (King of Prussia mall), though more than anything I have to make sure all my clothing is tailored; I just can't stand ill-fitting clothes. I'd rather them be cheaper and fit well than expensive and draped over me.
     
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    A warning some would do well to heed.
     


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    NEED INPUT or a VOTE PLEASE! :slayer:

    Here's what I have:
    • Alden 403
    • Alden Cap-toe Boots (Color 8 Shell)
    • Alden Wingtip Balmoral (Black Shell)
    • Alden Perf. Cap-toe Balmoral (Burgundy)
    • Alden Unlined PTB (Blue Suede)
    • Alden Snuff Suede LWB (Brown/Snuff Suede!)
    • Also have Frye LWB is light tan, Red Wing 9111, Red Wing Beckman in Chestnut...

    Now, what should I add to this collection? Please keep in mind I'm almost for sure going to add 975s (Color 8 LWBs) and RL Marlow Shell SWBs {I don't know when, only if funds allow}.


    Leffot Black Alpine Grain LWB (Plantation Crepe)
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    Leffot Kudu LWB (Planation Crepe)
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    Leffot Burnished Tan Atom Blucher
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    Leffot LWB in Brown Chromexcel
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    Edit: I placed a preorder for the Black Alpine Grain earlier today, but I wanted to see what others thought. Leffot said they could move my preorder, so it's no big deal.
     
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    CXL Longwings.
     


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    This:

    http://leffot.com/shop/alden-x-leffot-black-cordovan-longwing/
     


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    +1 to CXL LWBs. See some of El Argentino's photos of them, they look superb.
     


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    Just out of curiosity what size do you wear in athletic shoes? I tried on a pair of 403 Indys at Unionmade and I was surprised that I fit into an 8d. I'm usually a 9.5. I should have tried more on because now I'm back in FL and I have the Alden bug real bad.
     


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    Sharp! Nothing does more for shell then some stomping about.

    And... Go Bruins!
     


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    Just out of curiosity what size to you wear in athletic shoes? I tried on a pair of 403 Indys at Unionmade and I was surprised that I fit into an 8d. I'm usually a 9.5. I should have tried more on because now I'm back in FL and I have the Alden bug real bad.
     


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    I'm talking about the #4 Atom. Cigar Atom is a nice shoe though as well.
     


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