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Totally agree with everything here. I'd add that it would awesome if the construction avoided using a steel shank - few things more annoying to a road warrior than a pair of shoes you can't wear through the pre-check security line.
This X2 - I've been looking for dark brown grained jodhpur on a dainite or equivalent sole for awhile. Would love to pick one up from Epaulet instead of getting burned by Meermin.
Dinner time
Lots of Portland, ME talk lately. I'm heading up from Boston with friends for the Dinner release in two week.
How significant is the difference between the standard button down and the trophy button down? Any comparison pictures?
Any update on the EPLA casual suiting - still plans to roll it out for this Spring?
PSA for the 10.5 barries - Leather Soul Ravello barrie shortwings at a reasonable BIN price. Half size too big for me or they'd be mine. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Alden-for-Leathersoul-Ravello-Shell-Cordovan-Shortwings-10-5-D-11-D-JCrew-/272111371656?&_trksid=p2056016.m2516.l5255
Some nice adds to the sale section today - can't recommend the juniper walts enough.
As a quick follow-up to my post from yesterday - I spoke with Aram at Ah One and he said that swapping out the metal shank for a wood replacement is a common request and a modification he is happy to perform during a standard resole. I'm looking forward to gradually making my Alden collection road warrior approved.
My advice would be to give them a good shine yourself, take high-quality pictures and sell as-is. In my experience as a seller and buyer, used calf alden's that are in decent shape generally sell in the $100 to $200 range and recrafted shoes don't seem to command much if any of a premium, especially if recrafted by an independent cobbler. With Alden restoration now running $150+ with 2 month+ lead times, I think you're better off putting the restoration money towards...
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