***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.

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  1. BeSpiffington

    BeSpiffington Senior member

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    [quote name="ReppTiePrepster" url="/t/85589/the-official-alden-thread/56220#post_
    I believe the straight tip is simply a type of cap previously, hence the listing of Alden's straight tips under TSM's Cap toe category.  Straight tips are probably a simple cap line without broguing.

    [/quote]RTP, your definition seems to me as the obvious answer, though I am withholding my decision pending an expert opinion from our esteemed Uncle.
     
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    I'm just going to call them all captoes :)
     


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    Consensus?
     


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    As long as we're into the categorization of shoe types...
    How about where there is no actual cap and there's just a line or two of stitching across the toe?
    I think those are usually referred to as straight tips as well.

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    I've been going on the assumption that they are all variations on a cap toe
     


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    Nice boots. Are they Alden? I know, stupid question.
     


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    RTP, your definition seems to me as the obvious answer, though I am withholding my decision pending an expert opinion from our esteemed Uncle.[/quote]

    I am in agreement with rtp that the general classification of cap toe includes the subdivision such as cap toe bal, medallion cap toe, perforated cap toe, straight tip blucher, cap toe bal etc
    also, I am not the oracle of delphi
     
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    Ordered this one at the beginning of June and had no problems. If Alden is discontinuing the captoe on the grant last you can always get the one from J.Crew on the barrie. What size were you attempting to get?
     


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    I may be wrong, but I think straight tip refers to captoe blucher (open lacing) and captoe when used alone typically refers to a captoe balmoral (closed lacing).
     


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    Actually they're Paul Smith.
     


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    I am "not" the oracle of delphi[/quote]Oh great one. Sooth sayer. Wizard. Knower of all things Alden. Will my son wear the same Barrie size as I your humble servant?
     


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    maybe straight tip is where there is a just a line/perforation across the toe of the shoe.
    and captoe is where there is actual leather capping the end.
     


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    I think we need to put together a Venn Diagram because a shoe/boot could theoretically be a straight-tip medallion captoe, any single one of those, or any combination of two.

    It could be captoed and medallioned but not straight-tipped.
    It could be straight-tipped and captoed but not medallioned.
    It could be straight-tipped and medallioned but not captoed.

    If I were more ambitious, I would put together the diagram and find examples of each possibility.
     


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    Then we can tackle the question as to why Norwegian Split Toes aren't actually split at the toe.
    And why v-tips are called that.
     


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