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2 Pair Alden Shoes. Wingtip & Punch Cap Toe. 9.5C New: Only Price Drop

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I have two brand new pairs of Alden Shoes. They are both 9.5C on the Hampton Last. They come in the box w/ shoe bags. Price is $OLD. 1) Black Punch Cap Balmoral. Model 901. 2) Brown Wingtip Balmoral. Model 902. $OLD
post #2 of 17
Really lovely shoes. The brown ones are terrific.
post #3 of 17
Disclaimer: I've googled already with ill results. What is the term Balmoral used for in this context? I know it can signify alot of things, but is it the same as "oxford?" TIA
post #4 of 17
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Originally Posted by FStyles View Post
Disclaimer: I've googled already with ill results.


What is the term Balmoral used for in this context? I know it can signify alot of things, but is it the same as "oxford?"

TIA

These are balmorals because they have this particular stitch running parallel to the laces:

post #5 of 17
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Originally Posted by FStyles View Post
Disclaimer: I've googled already with ill results.


What is the term Balmoral used for in this context? I know it can signify alot of things, but is it the same as "oxford?"

TIA

Bal & oxford can be the same, depending on region. I use the term Bal to signify close laces (versus a blucher).
post #6 of 17
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Bal & oxford can be the same, depending on region. I use the term Bal to signify close laces (versus a blucher).

All balmorals are oxfords (ie closed lacing) but not all oxfords are balmorals though - only the ones that have that stitch in the pic I quoted are.
post #7 of 17
very nice!
post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by srivats View Post
All balmorals are oxfords (ie closed lacing) but not all oxfords are balmorals though - only the ones that have that stitch in the pic I quoted are.

Noice! Thanks!

enyoy the bumps homes.
post #9 of 17
If those were 7.5D or 7.5C, I'd buy them both off you right now. Those look much much nicer in your photos than they do in the stock Alden shots.
post #10 of 17
cordovan?
post #11 of 17
On terminology: There is a difference between US and UK (European) parlance:

US Balmoral/UK Oxford: Closed lacing
US Blucher/UK Derby: Open lacing
post #12 of 17
Thread Starter 
One & only price drops. These go to eBay if not sold today.
post #13 of 17
Ah man, you always have the greatest shoes. If these were only half a size smaller like those Church's I picked up from you a while back, I'd be all over those punch caps.
post #14 of 17
Just so everyone knows, those brown wingtips are the best looking round toe wingtips Alden makes. Also, the brown color (more desirable IMO) has been discontinued so they're very hard to find NIB.
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Originally Posted by r_fine View Post
On terminology: There is a difference between US and UK (European) parlance:

US Balmoral/UK Oxford: Closed lacing
US Blucher/UK Derby: Open lacing

Yes.

Quote:
Originally Posted by srivats View Post
These are balmorals because they have this particular stitch running parallel to the laces:


Quote:
Originally Posted by srivats View Post
All balmorals are oxfords (ie closed lacing) but not all oxfords are balmorals though - only the ones that have that stitch in the pic I quoted are.

I think you're wrong on that one Sri. I believe the Brits reserve the term Balmoral for shoes/boots where the seam on the piece that covers the vamp stretches straight back instead of curving downwards to where the heel begins (as on these 2 Aldens, both very nice BTW). It doesn't refer to the rows of stitching on either side of the lace holes.

True bals in the British sense:



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