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post #976 of 1009
Would anyone be interested in any of the following MTO styles:

  • Short-wing blucher, dark brown calfskin, dark edge trim, commando or flex welt (waterlock) double sole, barrie last
  • Short-wing blucher, tan or walnut calfskin, brass eyelets, dark edge trim, commando or flex welt double sole, barrie last
  • Split toe blucher (stock style 962), walnut calfskin, flex welt (waterlock) double sole, aberdeen last
post #977 of 1009
Realize the thread is stagnant but I'll put in interest on virtually any indy on commando sole. If one of these actually took off, would we be getting any kind of discount considering we're bypassing the retailers?
post #978 of 1009
^ you can't bypass a retailer for a group MTO. The only way to get one of these off the ground is to work with a retailer that has a good relationship with Alden, and even then it's next to impossible. Our last attempt has been sitting with Alden DC for months, and we don't know when or if Alden will even confirm the order. Once the order is confirmed, it will almost surely be a 2+ year wait.
post #979 of 1009
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Originally Posted by float View Post

Realize the thread is stagnant but I'll put in interest on virtually any indy on commando sole. If one of these actually took off, would we be getting any kind of discount considering we're bypassing the retailers?

Shoemart has black and color 8 Indys on commando
post #980 of 1009
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

^ you can't bypass a retailer for a group MTO. The only way to get one of these off the ground is to work with a retailer that has a good relationship with Alden, and even then it's next to impossible. Our last attempt has been sitting with Alden DC for months, and we don't know when or if Alden will even confirm the order. Once the order is confirmed, it will almost surely be a 2+ year wait.

 

I'm pretty sure Dayton Boots does groupbuys. We should hit them up instead.

post #981 of 1009
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Originally Posted by float View Post

Realize the thread is stagnant but I'll put in interest on virtually any indy on commando sole. If one of these actually took off, would we be getting any kind of discount considering we're bypassing the retailers?

Indy boots on commando soles are pretty easy to find. Leffot takes preorders for the cowhide and natural CXL versions regularly, Leather Soul stocks a brown chromexcel version regularly, Unionmade will have special Indy makeups on commando soles regularly, the Shoe Mart stocks black and color 8 cordovan models on commando soles, etc. Follow the Alden thread for more info
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Originally Posted by Distorbiant View Post

I'm pretty sure Dayton Boots does groupbuys. We should hit them up instead.

Group buys have been rare over the past year or so. Your best bet to ensure you get your size in a shoe is to participate in the various preorders by retailers or to call up an Alden branded retailer (DC, NY, SF) and reserve a pair in your size
post #982 of 1009
I'm selling my cigar indys and chukkas
post #983 of 1009

@Alcibiades I was joking.

post #984 of 1009

Hey All-

 

i am trying to see if we can get enough people to do an MTO for the following boot.  

 

Dark Brown Suede Cap Toe

Barrie Last

Double leather soles

360 degree double stitch reverse welt

Eyelets and speed hooks 

 

this was a makeup from Moulded Shoe a few years ago.  The only change I would prefer would be a commando sole and all eyelets but that is not a deal breaker for me.  I figure not changing anything should make getting this confirmed easier.  I am also hoping that since it is not shell cordovan the wait will not be forever, however, I have heard that it may still be up to two years.

 

to my knowledge no other retailer has a similar makeup in the pipeline. Moulded Shoe does do a perforated cap toe on the modified last but it is mostly sold out and not on reorder at the moment. I would first try Rafael at Moulded shoe since they originally did the makeup. If he cannot do it I will try Alden DC as I am local.  

 

 

 

 

 

post #985 of 1009
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Originally Posted by stmaier View Post

Hey All-

i am trying to see if we can get enough people to do an MTO for the following boot.  

Dark Brown Suede Cap Toe
Barrie Last
Double leather soles
360 degree double stitch reverse welt
Eyelets and speed hooks 

this was a makeup from Moulded Shoe a few years ago.  The only change I would prefer would be a commando sole and all eyelets but that is not a deal breaker for me.  I figure not changing anything should make getting this confirmed easier.  I am also hoping that since it is not shell cordovan the wait will not be forever, however, I have heard that it may still be up to two years.

to my knowledge no other retailer has a similar makeup in the pipeline. Moulded Shoe does do a perforated cap toe on the modified last but it is mostly sold out and not on reorder at the moment. I would first try Rafael at Moulded shoe since they originally did the makeup. If he cannot do it I will try Alden DC as I am local.  











http://www.theshoemart.com/alden-mens-9-eyelet-cap-toe-boot-commando-sole-calfskin-earth-chamois/pvc-ald-mxsbc-40605hc_ald_m_9_eyelet_cap_toe_boot_commando_sole_calfskin.html
post #986 of 1009

I just got those this week.   Great boot.   The Earth Chamois is a black/gray color out of the box.  I believe it will lighten up over time.  I would like to try and this suede version moving.

post #987 of 1009
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Frans Boone has done a run before of a Ravello Indy on the Plaza last. Commando sole and speed hooks. Anyone interested in this makeup? Picture attached for reference. I am open to trying to make some mods to sole or hooks if that would hold back a group of people.

-Mike
post #988 of 1009
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Frans Boone has done a run before of a Ravello Indy on the Plaza last. Commando sole and speed hooks. Anyone interested in this makeup? Picture attached for reference. I am open to trying to make some mods to sole or hooks if that would hold back a group of people.

-Mike

I am down for this.  By my understanding is that getting something in ravello cordovan, and particularly as a MTO has less chance of happening than monkeys flying out of my butt.  And that ain't happening.

post #989 of 1009
any update to this order? hopefully there is some news to report
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Originally Posted by Epaulet View Post


ALDEN RAVELLO OBSCURA BOOT UPDATE

Hey guys,

I want to check in with you on our Obscura preorder and keep you updated. Last week, I personally visited Alden to say hello and talk about some new projects.

I received an update on Ravello. Long story short, there is not going to be any forthcoming leather any time soon. All of the specialty colors are rare these days. Whiskey is coming every now and then. Cigar had a decent delivery a while ago but nothing recently, and Ravello is totally gone. There's no inventory at Alden, none at Horween, and no delivery date scheduled for it. And there's a pile of backorders against whatever skins they do have come in.

As you may know, we ran a Brixton boot Ravello preorder almost 18 months ago. I still don't have them, and I have no date that I can tell anyone for them.

With that in mind, I want to give you guys the option to back out of the preorder. Alden hasn't confirmed it yet, nothing is set in stone, and I can still submit a revision. I don't want to keep your money locked up forever while you're under the impression that the boots are coming in a year or so. It's probably going to be longer than that. Like two years. At least.

I've got three options to offer everyone:

1. Stay on the preorder with the understanding of this leather scarcity and the potential lead time

2. I can give you a full refund of your deposit within the next week or two. I can't refund your original purchase directly, but I can send you the funds via paypal.

3. I love this boot. I'm going to order a size run of it in Burnished Tan Calfskin as well. Same specs as the Ravello, and lead time shouldn't be a problem for delivery before next Fall. If you want to change your order to the Calfskin, I can do that for you.

When the Calfskins come in, any guys who stay on the Ravello preorder will also have first crack at the stock in that leather too.

If you don't contact me, then we'll keep the preorder as it stands. If you want to cancel or change it, drop me a PM. I'm out of the country this week, but I can catch up with everything right after I return.
post #990 of 1009
^ There's still no update in the Ravello Brixton boot, which is at almost 30 (!) months now, so I highly doubt this will be coming anytime soon, since the order was placed after the Brixton.
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