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

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  1. rydenfan

    rydenfan Senior member

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    Bakes,

    I completely agree with you. The pictures on their site make the boot appear much darker and cold. In person they are gorgeous. They edge trim and welt have a very low profile sleek look and as you point out the color #8 is quite vibrant. I will try and take a few more higher quality shots tomorrow. It is hard to explain but the boot has a very minimal look that feels very complete.
     


  2. dslonghorn4

    dslonghorn4 Senior member

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    Just personal preference. I like the look/profile of Dainite versus commando. A tad bit dressier in my opinion. Took them out for a stroll tonight and the comfort is great.
     


  3. dslonghorn4

    dslonghorn4 Senior member

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    The boots were originally dark welt/edge from unionmade. I asked the original cobbler for antique welt and edge; I have some pics from that work in my profile and they mistakenly stained the top of the welt dark. All is good now since B nelson antiqued the welt (top of welt as well) and edge.
     
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  4. dslonghorn4

    dslonghorn4 Senior member

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    Noted. I feel like my shell thirst is quenched with a more focused collection of shoes (LWB, LHS, AE shell strand, cap toe boot). I figure its better to spend a fraction modifying to my preferences versus waiting months for exotic shell and paying $700+ for a new pair.

    Thanks for the kind words on the wallet also. Highly recommend Ashland leather for both products and supreme customer service.
     


  5. dslonghorn4

    dslonghorn4 Senior member

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    Thank you, Seven!
     


  6. Burton

    Burton Senior member

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    Alden for Leffot #8 Naval captoe boot [​IMG] [​IMG] This boot is areal bummer for me. Love the top part of the boot and hate the edge treatment..... I just don't get this. I would buy the boot to wear with a suit in winter but...... Now I am sure my size will sell out before I make up my mind. Ideas???
     
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  7. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew,
    good shine on your wt
    outstanding efforts by you to restore the wt
     


  8. FENWAY

    FENWAY Senior member

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    The pockets on these Rivet Chinos must be unusually small, because I have never had an issue with the Fat Herbie wallet fitting in any of my trou :rolleyes:
     


  9. rydenfan

    rydenfan Senior member

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    Clearly you don't love it and as such shouldn't but it. Perhaps the J Crew version would be a better fit for you?
     


  10. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    #8 NST
    argyles otc
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    Great looking wallet, I thought about getting that one as I like the layout, but I don't really like a large wallet. Thanks for posting.
     


  12. Burton

    Burton Senior member

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    Generally, J. Crew does not have "E" widths.
     


  13. matt92037

    matt92037 Well-Known Member

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    What about the 4060 in Color 8? Plenty of E's in stock at Alden NY. I find mine to dress up or dress down very well. Very versatile boot.


     


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    sstomcat Senior member

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    Fantastic Uncle.

    Is this on Barrie?
     


  15. Papa Doble

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    Looks like Aberdeen to me.
     


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