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BB ownership of Southwick has been amazingly successful for Southwick employees, for Haverhill, Mass., and for USA-made tailored clothing in general. Before BB acquired it, Southwick was on the verge of closing up shop in Lawrence, Mass. and moving all its manufacturing to Asia. BB bought it and built out a new factory in nearby Haverhill (keeping all the employees and adding many new ones in recent years) and is now taking over a massive empty Lowe's store that closed a...
Great boots and no longer available! I sold mine a couple of years ago for the exact same reason - marked 10 1/2 D but they were maybe a 1/4 - 1/2 size long (more like an 11). I always wanted them to fit but they were just too big. I am a 10 1/2 D for Alden Plaza/Hampton/etc. and a 10 D for Barrie. I have a pair of the black calf ones in size 10D that fit fine in length, albeit a little snug in the toe. I tried a 10D in these and it felt too tight. I would buy them...
Congrats on the great deal -- but those are not C&J or even AS. I think someone recognized them as Loake a few pages back.
They look outstanding, enjoy! Sorry to hear about the UP$ damage though.
Are those Grant/commando from DC or J.Gilbert plaza?
Also, this has been mentioned here before (but probably not often enough - after a few years, even whiskey that was originally light in color will darken to a ravello reddish-brown.
25% w/ BB card 11/13-11/17
Edited. Better? I don't believe any shell models have been restocked in quite some time.
I can't believe these are no longer available. Like all the BB Alden shell models, it's a classic. I wish I hadn't gotten rid of any of them (this shoe in black, straight tip in black, #8 LHS, argh...) Edited
Alden Leather Soul Ultimate Indy 40502HC size 10D Trubalance last, Brown CXL, commando sole Brand New In Box, unworn - CONUS only please Unlaced, unworn, not even tried on. I wish I had room to keep them, but I can't do it right now. I got on the waiting list for them in 11/13, and they arrived in August. Asking exactly what I paid (actually less than I paid with shipping from LS): $XXX shipped CONUS.
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