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

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  1. bespoken pa

    bespoken pa Distinguished Member

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    Depends on what you mean by significant. Speaking with a vendor in the past few weeks, I was advised that sa's have noticed that recent plaza offerings seem to be wider than in previous years. I have both and find the barrie to be wider however I take a d width in both.
     


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    Iron Heart 301s
     


  3. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Stylish Dinosaur

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    Would anyone be down for an MTO for an alt wien boot (color 8) [basically the epaulet alt wien but in boot form]
     


  4. Winston S.

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    IMO $400 isn't too much for a color that might be hard to come by especially now a days.
    I've never had an issue with heel protectors on any of my shoes and put them on all of them. I think it's a good investment. To me it's better to replace $3 heel protectors a few times than to spend $20 - $40 to replace the heel lifts down the road when they're completely run down.
    Not sure if the Mac Break-In Method will reduce heel wear.
     


  5. Shawnc

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    Thanks BeSpiffington. I have enjoyed it but all good things must come to an end. This is it........for now.
     


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    Too late. Blew it on the shoes.
     


  7. ZMEH

    ZMEH Well-Known Member

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    I've just realized that my Cape Cod Penny Loafers have this sort of colour leak. Any remedies?

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    Thanks guys!
     


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    You're right, it probably won't, but I encourage him to employ it none-the-less.

    I personally don't care for heel protectors, however, I don't object if others decide to use them. The rubber dovetail can be replaced for less than $10 IME, and that is worth it to me to not have to put a heel protector on my shoe. To me, $10 every once and a while is a drop in the bucket compared to the initial cost of the shoe.
     


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    I definitely would...here is an example from an older Alden-of-Carmel model

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  10. mcarthur

    mcarthur Stylish Dinosaur

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    nephew,
    wear in good health your medallion cap toe
     


  11. mcarthur

    mcarthur Stylish Dinosaur

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    nephew, good looking saddles
     


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    mcarthur Stylish Dinosaur

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    king cap toe boot
    argyles otc
     
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    All,

    I was wondering if anyone had some good recommendations for dress belt to match my Cordovan Color #8 SWBs. I have seen some folks going with Allen Edmonds belts and was wondering if there any other recommendations. The belt does NOT have to be shell.... in fact, I don't mind saving a few $$$ and going with calf. I am just trying to find a nice one that matches. I will most likely be ordering on-line if that matters.

    Thx!
     


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    Brooks Bros. has a few different belts available in burgundy. Might not be your cheapest option, but it's at least an option worth considering.

    Rancourt is another option.
     


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    Brooks Brothers and Rancourt would be my first two suggestions as well. I have the Brooks Brothers "Better Dress Belt" in burgundy and brown for when I need a dress belt and I have a color #8 cordovan belt from Rancourt for when I want something slightly more casual. I've seen the Rancourt CXL belt in color 8 and it would match the Alden color #8 just as well as the cordovan would. FWIW however, I think Rancourt's color #8 belts are slightly lighter than the Alden, but still match close enough for my tastes.
     


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