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post #91 of 478

There are existing plain-toe, cap-toe, wing-tip options, which is why I would like to see a medallion cap-toe as I am not familiar with this makeup in Alden. If there is one, could someone please direct me to it?

post #92 of 478
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Alright so let me address some questions and concerns.

 

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Originally Posted by johnnyrich7 View Post

Hate to be Debbie Downer, but I think we are getting a bit ahead of ourselves on the color 4. It is great if it is possible, but I think we really need two other options because color 4 really doesn't seem likely considering you need clear shells and they don't even have enough to produce for the demand of ravello and whiskey.

 

Yes, this is a rare makeup and may not be possible. Especially considering the number of people that want in, though that may decrease come pre-order payment/commitment time. I have plans to start talks on another makeup (or 2 if we want) as backups that I can present to Kathy. The 2 "backup" makeups to the #4 boot will have to be fully designed before I bring them to Kathy though as I want to appear dedicated to a design and not wishy-washy with tons of variations and options. We can start discussing the 1st backup design now; I just wanted to hold off on designing two boots at a time to avoid confusion and so we could put out a focused effort towards the #4 boot.

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Originally Posted by NewYorkRanger View Post

I'm down for a #4 boot...for me all eyelets is a must. I like the idea of a captoe, between the Epaulet makeups and the WT boots from TSM, this would be something a bit unique. I personally like the barrie last, but would not be put off if it were on another. I do feel that the Plaza is a bit to elongated a look for most non-bal boots. Has anyone spoken to Kathy yet? I feel like we've had this conversation about #4 in the MTO thread and Mike said the leather was just to scarce. Maybe Kathy has a hook up?
After the vote, I kind of skimmed the rest of the posts, is there an alternate shell we can go with if #4 is out? Whiskey?

 

I have spoken to Joe and Chey (I still dont know if that is how its spelled) and was told that out of the shells that are available #4 may be a viable option, although Kathy is going to have to confirm everything once she returns from leave. If #4 is impossible I have planned to keep the design intact and ask Kathy if we can just swap the shell color with another, such as Whiskey. Then I will bring that info to everyone and see whom is still on board.

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Originally Posted by johnnyrich7 View Post


I had a brief conversation with Kathy last week about doing a boot like that, however, she seemed hesitant because she already produces a cap toe boot in cigar on the grant last. She did say she would seriously consider doing a plain toe though if there were enough interested.
I do like the whiskey idea if the color 4 doesn't come to fruition.
Boot
Whiskey
Plain/cap toe
Grant/barrie last
Commando/double waterlock sole
Rubber heel
All eyelets
360 degree flat welt
Antique Edge
Any other thoughts on this? I think this would be quite unique, as I have never seen such a whiskey boot.


If she cannot do color 4 in a cap toe due to stocking too many cap toes already and can switch to a plain toe #4 boot I will bring that info to everyone and again we can see who is still on board with that idea.

If you havent voted on the poll yet please do so, I will be counting the results on Sunday and that will be our finalized #4 boot that I will present to Kathy.

Thanks again everyone,

-Nick

post #93 of 478
Count me in for #4 boot captoe/wingtip in grant(or maybe barrie), all eyelet, antique edge trim. Thanks.
post #94 of 478
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So I was informed by CHRK33 that I should be using Google docs to set up the voting poll that way I can turn over the data to Kathy directly and can have everyone's sizes right there for easy ordering. CHRK333 will be making this doc as I have to go into meetings today and he should have it up soon. It will be more comprehensive and much more put together. The poll I created was made out of haste and needed cleaning up. I will try to get it up as soon as possible for everyone to make their selections on the #4 primary boot. Thanks again everyone.

post #95 of 478
i'm sure whiskey is even harder to obtain than #4 since it's a lighter shade thus requiring less imperfections. i'm sure our backup option would have to be cigar. unless we go with the more staple black/#8 shell. but i absolutely am willing to wait out for #4 boots.
post #96 of 478
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I just got off the phone with Joe at Alden DC. He said Kathy would be back in the store the final week in June, so we will have to wait until then for confirmation but he seemed enthusiastic about a #4 boot. After(if) Kathy gives the go ahead on the #4 boot she will then submit it to Alden where they will review the order and say yes or no to the design. I expect she would hear from Alden a week or two after she submits the order for approval so around early/mid July. I agree that an extra wait would be well worth a #4 boot.

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Originally Posted by 0waterbouys View Post

I just got off the phone with Joe at Alden DC. He said Kathy would be back in the store the final week in June, so we will have to wait until then for confirmation but he seemed enthusiastic about a #4 boot. After(if) Kathy gives the go ahead on the #4 boot she will then submit it to Alden where they will review the order and say yes or no to the design. I expect she would hear from Alden a week or two after she submits the order for approval so around early/mid July. I agree that an extra wait would be well worth a #4 boot.

Just helping out waterbouys with putting together a Google Docs voting form. Sorry to have everyone re-submit, but please use the following voting form for the Alden DC x Styleforum exclusive #4 boot, which will be more straightforward and easier to tabulate results. If you have any problems with the form, let me know.

Thanks and let's get this ball rolling...

Alden DC #4 Boot
post #98 of 478
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

I know this is totally against the grain, but is anyone interested in either a color 8 or whiskey shortwing on the Aberdeen last with blind eyelets, single leather sole, flat welt, close heel, etc? Basically similar to this shoe:

http://www.tassels.com.hk/en/made_to_order_details.php?id=91


yes!
post #99 of 478
i would be down for this swell:

Alden DC x Styleforum #4 Boot
Voting form for a MTO #4 Shell Cordovan boot to be commissioned with Alden DC. Please vote for your preferences below.

Once the makeup style is determined (particularly last), the form will be recirculated so you can identify your Styleforum username, email address and size. Thanks.


BASELINE:
#4 Shell Cordovan
* Required

Boot Style *
Choose One
Wingtip
Captoe (if you choose this option, please answer the next question re: captoe style)
Either

Cap-toe Style
Choose One if you selected cap-toe as your preference above
Punched captoe with toe medallion
Punched captoe with no toe medallion
Straight captoe with toe medallion
Straight captoe with no toe medallion
N/A

Last *
Choose One
Plaza
Grant
Barrie
No preference

Welt *
360 Flat
360 Reverse/Storm Welt
Closed heel flat welt
No preference

Sole *
Choose One
Commando
Double waterlock Sole
Double Leather
No preference

Edge Trim *
Antique
Brown
No preference

Eyelets *
Choose One
All Eyelets
Speedhooks
No preference

Pull Tab *
Choose One
Yes
No
No preference
post #100 of 478
I assume there must be pictures floating around of #4 but I cant seem to track them down immediately; isn't #4 quite red in color?
post #101 of 478
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Originally Posted by SLAB View Post

I assume there must be pictures floating around of #4 but I cant seem to track them down immediately; isn't #4 quite red in color?

Here are some photos of a Leathersoul makeup. Pretty spectacular, I would say.

http://leathersoulhawaii.com/2010/11/22/alden-shoes-4x4-ptb-lsw/
post #102 of 478
hey closerlook, no need to post your response in here. you just submit it at the bottom of the google docs page.
Edited by trig - 6/13/12 at 1:17pm
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Originally Posted by trig View Post

hey closerlook, no need to post your response in here. you just submit it at the bottom of the google docs page.


whoops! thanks
post #104 of 478

Submitted via the google doc.

post #105 of 478
Thread Starter 

Thanks!

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