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

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    Rishi Kakar Senior Member

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  2. BeSpiffington

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    I'm going out on a limb here, but I think you should look at the Alden 2160 straight tip blucher.
     
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  3. mcarthur

    mcarthur Stylish Dinosaur

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    nephew, looking good, nothing like a plaza last boot with a good shine
     


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    In light of what you already have, and the desire to work with chinos, I'd go for a #8 LHS.
     


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    This may be a stupid question, but is there any difference between a straight tip and a captoe? I've seen the term used interchangeably several times. Unless you're referring to a punched captoe or something with a medallion, it seems like a straight tip and a captoe are the same thing.
     


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    Has anyone ordered the cap-toe boot from TSM lately? Ordered the 4060 last night in #8 and just got a cancellation saying the style is being discontinued and they were out of stock in my size. Is this a canned response for the online inventory wasn't updated?
     


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    New posting at Leffot:

    http://leffot.com/alden-x-leffot-tassel-loafer-and-chukka-boot/


    I'm still thinking about pulling the trigger on the tassel loafer. My original thinking was to start with a King tassel, per Uncle's esteemed advice. However, what do you discerning gentlemen think of a tassel in tan suede? For that matter, how much use can one get from a navy suede chukka?
     


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    I agree, it is confusing and inconsistent. That's why I say Punch Cap / Perf Cap and Straight Tip.


    You want to see something really hot?



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    Tassels.HK calls it a "Perforated Straight Tip" to really combine the two and confuse things.




    OOOOoooooooooo.... So tempting. Can't justify the price though. Almost $600 after tax.
     


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    Those cigars have a super confusing name, but they are freaking awesome, I'd love a pair of those
     


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    You and I both. I have inquired and they aren't restocking in the foreseeable...
     


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    I've been keeping an eye out for a navy suede chukka in my size for a while now. I think I would get a lot of use out of it, but then again, I am able to dress pretty casually to the office if I want.

    As for those black suede chukkas from Leffot... I think that may be the first time I've actually ever seen black suede from Alden. That make-up is definitely different... but interesting.
     


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    I feel like a captoe can refer to different types of cap toes, but the straight tip only refers to one type of captoe.
     


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    I think the primary difference is capote is single leather sole, vs . Straight tips are double leather soles, thus more casual.

    See Ya,
    Steve
     
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    My preference in order....
    Color 8 tassel moc
    Tan suede tassel moc
    Blue suede chukka
     


  15. ReppTiePrepster

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    That cigar perf straight tip has a single sole, so I think your logic is off my friend. Also, Alden's straight tip blucher in black calf only has a single leather sole.
    http://www.theshoemart.com/alden-me...ight_tip_blucher_oxford_calfskin_modifie.html

    I believe the straight tip is simply a type of cap toe, hence the listing of Alden's straight tips under TSM's Cap toe category. Straight tips are probably a simple cap line without broguing.
    See ya Steve... RTP [​IMG]
     
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