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Gents, I've posted less these days as I've been selling more than buying. However it's not a shift away from Alden - just some rationalization. Here are my latest thoughts - I get more use out of traditional color 8 / black models than special make ups. I'm in a suit Mon-Thurs and business casual Friday. Honestly most cordovan bluchers / boots aren't ideal for me for the Mon-Thurs wear. I long underinvested in formal black / color 8 models. Mac and sevenfoldtie have long...
Gentlemen, Do we have a list of retailers that have sold color 8 wingtip boots with a commando sole and a brogue pattern on the back of the boot? My Alden of Carmel boots are great, but I would prefer a version with the back brogue-ing. I think Alden Madison has sold this makeup before, but they are inconsistent when it comes to getting it in commando sole
Historically, Alden has prioritized color 8 over dark brown when it comes to cordovan. Other makers (Crockett and Jones/RL, Allen Edmonds) didn't do this. As a result, Alden simply hasn't made the same amount of dark brown cordovan as it has in black and color 8; this will not change in the future. Given a limited amount of shell and the need to produce color 8 and black shoes, other colors will be produced less. I don't know if you can even call cigar "dark brown" - it...
Funny, I own this boot too and it is the only boot I didn't include in my candidates for sale. I wear it more or less every week during the fall and winter and it is my most versatile (I wear it with anything from charcoal dress trousers to denim).
We need this model in all of the shell colors
I was at a wedding this weekend and two attendees were wearing the same model of shoes I was - color 8 full straps. Good stuff Given how little I wear boots nowadays, I'm trying to whittle my boot collection down to three... Pick two of these four to sell: Cigar Indy Color 8 Wingtip Boot CXL Indy Choco Tanker These are all for weekend / casual wear from fall through spring. All are on commando.
Honestly I could see both having a place. 990 for fall/winter and for occasional suit wear, Dover for spring/summer.
I am selling these Gaziano and Girling wholecut balmoral oxfords. The color is "vintage rioja" (a wine/burgundy color) and they are sized 9.5F in UK sizing, which equates to 10E or 10 Wide in US sizing. These were purchased made to order via Leffot last year. I have worn them under 10 times and they haven't really been worn much as I am wearing other burgundy shoes more. Looking to sell these and used the funds to buy a truer brown shoe. As you can see, there is a...
Maybe one of the last times I wear boots until September...
Want: Natural CXL boot (Tanker, punch captoe, etc) 9901 Color 8 straight tip balmoral Snuff V-Tip (I already have the snuff plaza wing tips but these v tips look amazing). Over time my Alden tastes haves evolved... Simple dress shoes during week, casual styles (suede, CXL) for Friday/weekend. Fancier boots (cigar Indy, chock tanker) for fall winter.
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