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post #16 of 38
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Originally Posted by Jeff Naylor View Post
For $399 you can have a pair of Ron Rider's cordovan split toes. http://www.francos.com/items/item.asp?sku5=56184
Ron has some good deals on many of his shells right now.
post #17 of 38
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Originally Posted by greekgeek View Post
There is a premium for the ol' ladies to sew up that NST.

Then they should do a better job.
post #18 of 38
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Originally Posted by grimslade View Post
Then they should do a better job.

I want them to do a slightly worse job. The more exotic shell seconds at $379, the better.
post #19 of 38
I'm not going to say that $675 is not expensive, but you get what you pay for in this case. It could be years before Alden has the shell cordovan leather that is the right pigment to make whiskey shell cordovan shoes again.
post #20 of 38
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Originally Posted by grimslade View Post
hey do nothing for me, and that price is ludicrous.

This.
post #21 of 38
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Originally Posted by theshoemart View Post
I'm not going to say that $675 is not expensive, but you get what you pay for in this case. It could be years before Alden has the shell cordovan leather that is the right pigment to make whiskey shell cordovan shoes again.

This complete BS. Horween has plenty of stock at the moment. I spoke with Skip Horween earlier in the month. This is simply hype created to justify an unworthy markup on your shoes which is much higher than your competitors.
post #22 of 38
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Originally Posted by Mr.WAYWRN View Post
This complete BS. Horween has plenty of stock at the moment. I spoke with Skip Horween earlier in the month. This is simply hype created to justify an unworthy markup on your shoes which is much higher than your competitors.

In fairness to shoemart AND to Horween, there's another player in this and based on what I have heard, they seem not so enthralled with making whiskey shell shoes. I have no idea why, but there CLEARLY is more whiskey shell out there then they might have you believe.

The propoganda about the shortage has spread to Alden retailers who pass it along as fact.
post #23 of 38
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Originally Posted by Jeff Naylor View Post
For $399 you can have a pair of Ron Rider's cordovan split toes. http://www.francos.com/items/item.asp?sku5=56184

If you're a 12 or 13.
post #24 of 38
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Originally Posted by greekgeek View Post
I like them, w n w/o flash.




Nice shoes!
What's w/that avatar, btw?
post #25 of 38
Not for me at $67.50 let alone $675. Different strokes for different folks i guess.
post #26 of 38
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Originally Posted by jhcam8 View Post
If you're a 12 or 13.

Not in April when I said it.
post #27 of 38
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Originally Posted by JayJay View Post
The price is astronomical, especially compared to the price last year. IIRC, they were $575 or $595 last year.

Ouch! I'm glad I got my split toe Aldens (cigar, not whiskey, but I think this style looks better in cigar - and dare I write it No. 8, too! - than in whiskey) in the early part of this decade. Inflation has not been nearly as steep as the price rise in these things.
post #28 of 38
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Originally Posted by jhcam8 View Post
Nice shoes!
What's w/that avatar, btw?

All this talk of Rich, Buttery , Whiskey Shell Cordovan made me thirsty.
post #29 of 38
I've got a pair of whiskey wingtip bal seconds on the way from shoe mart! Can't wait! Whiskey is an amazing color.
post #30 of 38
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Originally Posted by Mr.WAYWRN View Post
This complete BS. Horween has plenty of stock at the moment. I spoke with Skip Horween earlier in the month. This is simply hype created to justify an unworthy markup on your shoes which is much higher than your competitors.

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Originally Posted by puffdaddy View Post
In fairness to shoemart AND to Horween, there's another player in this and based on what I have heard, they seem not so enthralled with making whiskey shell shoes. I have no idea why, but there CLEARLY is more whiskey shell out there then they might have you believe.

The propoganda about the shortage has spread to Alden retailers who pass it along as fact.

I've been told by several shoe makers that they can get it, but most of it's rejected because the coloring isn't very good. Rather than deal with that, they just prefer not to offer it.
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