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Somewhat unrelated but did anyone else see the #4 belt for sale on Horween today? Pricey but pretty sick. I thought about the shoe horn but couldn't justify $120 to myself; figured it might be the only #4 I get to own though...
was going to grab it until I saw the price
 

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Somewhat unrelated but did anyone else see the #4 belt for sale on Horween today? Pricey but pretty sick. I thought about the shoe horn but couldn't justify $120 to myself; figured it might be the only #4 I get to own though...

Yeah. I looked at that belt and when I saw they still had my size I grabbed it. Not just #4, but ONE PIECE of shell!! For those who have not seen it and want to know how, they are from the full right and left shell set that has not been separated. The quality of the bridge between the two shells is good enough in rare cases to make a full length belt. This was the first I had heard of such a thing and could not pass it up. Already have #8 and cigar Alden shell belts, so this will complement nicely.
 

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Somewhat unrelated but did anyone else see the #4 belt for sale on Horween today? Pricey but pretty sick. I thought about the shoe horn but couldn't justify $120 to myself; figured it might be the only #4 I get to own though...
Where did you see the #4 color shell Cordovan belt?
 

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Thanks. I have looked there before and unfortunately they don't have my size. I would love a Whiskey PTB
Call Alden DC. It has been a while since I have been in but they seemed to always stock Whiskey and Cigar PTB's. It is where I purchased my first Alden's and that is exactly what I got.

If you are against the LWB it is possible they may have a shortwing.

Shoemart has a Ravello Chukka:

http://www.theshoemart.com/alden-mens-chukka-boot-shell-cordovan-ravello-shell-cordovan/pvc-ald-mxsbd-13750_ald_m_chukka_boot_shell_cordovan.html
 

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I really need some Whiskey in my collection (preferably not an LWB) anyone know of anything currently available?
I picked up these short wingtip bal/oxfords form Alden DC a couple of months ago and have really grown to love them. The tremont last is different. I wasn't enthralled initially but they have grown on me... I was under the impression that Kathy had a bunch of them in stock. Not sure what their stock is like now. You should call and ask for all of their whiskey options in stock in your size.
 

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Where does one find a PTB on the Plaza?

there is a stock model plaza lasted ptb:



never seen this shoe in real life, but it doesn't look great in that pic. i've been tempted by the medallion toe oxford at j. gilbert, but not a ptb.
 

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I picked up these short wingtip bal/oxfords form Alden DC a couple of months ago and have really grown to love them. The tremont last is different. I wasn't enthralled initially but they have grown on me... I was under the impression that Kathy had a bunch of them in stock. Not sure what their stock is like now. You should call and ask for all of their whiskey options in stock in your size. http://www.styleforum.net/content/type/61/id/674622/width/350/hei
ght/700/flags/LL
I almost acquired a pair but I had already exceeded my monthly Alden allowance. Which last is most comparable to the tremont? Did you size down or was it tts? I always get a little gun shy purchasing a last I've haven't tried on before.
 
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I bought the same pair from her as well; I don't wear them as much as my whiskey PTB. Same size as Barrie for me.
 

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I cannot speak for the split toe. I really do not have a strong feeling to own any. Same with the chukka. I purchased a pair after it seemed everyone here raved about them but I just do not think they fit my style.

As for suede, I love it. I had doubts because I was ignorant and though high (to me) end suede would be fragile and stain, blah. blah blah.

Well I picked up to pairs of white suede Alden's in one week. First I ordered some white suede bucks off the seconds list. A couple of days later I walked into Alden DC and they had a white suede saddle shoe one sale for a price I could not pass up so I grabbed those.

I had doubts about white bucks as I have NEVER worn them before. But since I had two pairs of white I just forgot about getting them dirty, stained or scuffed. Now I cannot wait to break them out (soon!). I wear them all summer, with and without socks. As a matter of fact I wore them at a beach wedding and it was perfect.

Later that year I picked up a pair of snuff suede plain toe boots with crepe soles off of the seconds list. Again I had some fears about getting them stained or messing them up. Now I love them and appreciate them for the ability to wear them in rain and even mud. I still do not like wearing shell in rain because of a bad experience with water spots, but suede is like this magic leather that I have grown to love. I think it is right behind chromexcel with cordovan for me.

Here is a pic of the white suede saddle shoes:





And here are the boots in Mexico:





I also have to add that I was anti crepe for a while but have also grown to love crepe through actual use.

Seconds list? I haven't gotten one recently...11d anyone?

Ps love the white suede saddle those are great
 
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there is a stock model plaza lasted ptb:



never seen this shoe in real life, but it doesn't look great in that pic. i've been tempted by the medallion toe oxford at j. gilbert, but not a ptb.

Thank you, but I should've clarified that I'd be interested in a shell PTB on the Plaza. I don't understand why the sleeker lasts such as the Plaza are more common with calf than shell.
 
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