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Alright gentlemen, please indulge my perverse curiousity. I see a pair of Alden Color #4 shell cordovan wingtip boots on eBay, and the price is $1500 and climbing.  The price is supposedly this high because Alden has stopped producing shoes in Color #4 for the time being.  

 

If Zug - Heather Gorse Galways hit the market in the same way, what do you suppose the price/demand would be?  I ask this question only out of interest.  I neither have, nor will I have Zug boots for sale.  I would not dream of selling any, ever! Cheers. 

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^ unbelievable. Reading the alden thread makes me want to smash my head against the wall.
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Yes, NAMOR, used shoes for about twice what they cost as new.  The hardcore Alden guys (and neophytes) make me laugh, constantly. Cheers. 

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Man, I don't get it. Have alden reached a cult level status like Jordan's from early 90s-2000s? What's frustrating is that anyone whose tried EG, Vass, etc would ever spend that coin. Certainly not for a lesser shoe. And #4 isn't that great either! Ravello or Cigar all the way. I think the take away from that is sell your #4 shoes @stevent
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Man, I don't get it. Have alden reached a cult level status like Jordan's from early 90s-2000s? What's frustrating is that anyone whose tried EG, Vass, etc would ever spend that coin. Certainly not for a lesser shoe. And #4 isn't that great either! Ravello or Cigar all the way. I think the take away from that is sell your #4 shoes @stevent

Maybe it's the camera or my screen settings but the way those color 4 boots look, they are like an inferior, washed out version of Carmina's ruby shell.  I am not a fan at all. I cannot understand the frenzy.  Who you gonna impress with that rare color 4 shell?  Internet strangers?  (No offense to the dude selling - hope he makes as much as possible off those.)

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Yes, NAMOR, used shoes for about twice what they cost as new.  The hardcore Alden guys (and neophytes) make me laugh, constantly. Cheers. 
about three times as much as those cost new.
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Man, I don't get it. Have alden reached a cult level status like Jordan's from early 90s-2000s? What's frustrating is that anyone whose tried EG, Vass, etc would ever spend that coin. Certainly not for a lesser shoe. And #4 isn't that great either! Ravello or Cigar all the way. I think the take away from that is sell your #4 shoes @stevent
Maybe it's the camera or my screen settings but the way those color 4 boots look, they are like an inferior, washed out version of Carmina's ruby shell.  I am not a fan at all. I cannot understand the frenzy.  Who you gonna impress with that rare color 4 shell?  Internet strangers?  (No offense to the dude selling - hope he makes as much as possible off those.)

For shoes and boots, i personally have never understood the appeal of color 4 shell (brownish - red, but mostly red) or ruby shell (red).
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Man, I don't get it. Have alden reached a cult level status like Jordan's from early 90s-2000s? What's frustrating is that anyone whose tried EG, Vass, etc would ever spend that coin. Certainly not for a lesser shoe. And #4 isn't that great either! Ravello or Cigar all the way. I think the take away from that is sell your #4 shoes @stevent

If they sell for north of $2000 I'm gonna list mine for the selling price
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For shoes and boots, i personally have never understood the appeal of color 4 shell (brownish - red, but mostly red) or ruby shell (red).

With denim I like color 4. Shade has a lot of depth that older ravello / cigar has. But then again I like green shoes and don't really like color 8 cordovan so my preferences are quite skewed
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

Man, I don't get it. Have alden reached a cult level status like Jordan's from early 90s-2000s? What's frustrating is that anyone whose tried EG, Vass, etc would ever spend that coin. Certainly not for a lesser shoe. And #4 isn't that great either! Ravello or Cigar all the way. I think the take away from that is sell your #4 shoes @stevent

 

Exactly.

 

That's just too much money for an Alden shoe or boot period.

post #8680 of 18750
Color4 is not even that nice a color. Like Buda said; the only people that boot will impress are people here. I still like my Aldens, but I do not like color4 and I can get a MTO Galway for that money.
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It is not the best cordovan color but it does have its moments.  :hide:

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It is not the best cordovan color but it does have its moments. peepwall%5B1%5D.gif
It's best moment is happening on eBay right now.
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^^^ I think that's quite lovely. I sure wouldn't pay that kind of crazy money for them, but that aside I sure wouldn't mind owning a pair.
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Inlike the color 4 For casual looks with khakis and jeans. I was recently lucky enough to be able to get a pair of the color 4 long wings offered by alden of Carmel and I am happy to have them.but even the price I paid, which is a relatively small fraction of the auction price for the pair on eBay,I had to think about the purchase. Never in my wildest dreams (nightmares) what I consider payIng what is going on in that auction. But I would never pay one cent for someone else's funked - up , bacteria - ridden shoes. Even if I would, at 4 figures, the equation makes no sense: funky, used shoes v. EG, or Lobb or st. Crispin or (insert your own choice for high end shoe) made to fit your feet with your choice of leather and design.
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It is not the best cordovan color but it does have its moments.  peepwall%5B1%5D.gif

Absolutely right. But, at the risk of beating a dead horse, 4 figures for used red shoes?
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