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post #151 of 10783
@mdubs and @MrDV have such great Alden collections I don't even get jealous, they're just on a different, very inspirational, level.
post #152 of 10783

Gentlemen,

 

I recently purchased a pair of used Alden 975s, and there's a small cut at the back seam of one the shoes. It's not a huge deal, especially considering I paid less than half the retail price for them, but is there anything that can be done for this?

 

post #153 of 10783
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Originally Posted by bm93 View Post

Gentlemen,

I recently purchased a pair of used Alden 975s, and there's a small cut at the back seam of one the shoes. It's not a huge deal, especially considering I paid less than half the retail price for them, but is there anything that can be done for this?
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I got a pair of seconds like that. Not too big of a deal. That's pretty well hidden. Mine hasn't grown at all, so you should be okay... About all you can do is put some paste wax on it to add pigment to the edges.

-Mike
post #154 of 10783
Those shoes collections from @Mdubs and @MrDv are incredible.
I would like to find a pair of ravello shell cordovan (long-wing blutcher) but after visiting almost all the shoes shops in Tokyo, l couldn't find any. Only #8 and black colors are available here (even for brands other than alden). And the Lakota store employees told me that if I ordered, I might get shoes after two or three years, but they can't even guarantee this delay.
Do you have any tips?
Thank you.
post #155 of 10783
Besides TSM, does anybody else sell seconds? I signed up for the TSM email alerts, but the selection is always pretty slim. I think the slim pickings may be because of my shoe size (11.5).
post #156 of 10783
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Originally Posted by TomTok View Post

Those shoes collections from @Mdubs and @MrDv are incredible.
I would like to find a pair of ravello shell cordovan (long-wing blutcher) but after visiting almost all the shoes shops in Tokyo, l couldn't find any. Only #8 and black colors are available here (even for brands other than alden). And the Lakota store employees told me that if I ordered, I might get shoes after two or three years, but they can't even guarantee this delay.
Do you have any tips?
Thank you.

You may want to check eBay and the listings in the FS section here.
post #157 of 10783
Thanks for the advice, the thing is, I really wanna try the shoes before buying and also see the real color, as from what I understood, the same color name can actually cover many different variations.
post #158 of 10783
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Originally Posted by Wesley Crusher View Post

Besides TSM, does anybody else sell seconds? I signed up for the TSM email alerts, but the selection is always pretty slim. I think the slim pickings may be because of my shoe size (11.5).

Just ShoeMart.

-Mike
post #159 of 10783
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Originally Posted by TomTok View Post

Thanks for the advice, the thing is, I really wanna try the shoes before buying and also see the real color, as from what I understood, the same color name can actually cover many different variations.

Welcome to the thread, I have filtered through a lot of pairs to get where I am at now. Unfortunately, the factory gets shipments from Horween periodically and no batch is identical. Even if ordering from a retailer, there is no color guarantee.

Best is to buy shoes from eBay with decent pictures once you get your sizing across the lasts locked down. Best thing you can do to prepare is to determine your absolute best fit on the Alden lasts.

-Mike
post #160 of 10783
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Thanks RTP! Yeah, those are your favorite boots for a good reason! Those are absolutely glorious. They have a ridiculous color on them and a fantastic shine. I can not think of a better way to start off the new year. That is a very generous gift that you are getting your wife. I hope that she loves the new automobile!

 

Have a great and prosperous new year as well!

 

-Mike

She better love it; it's going to affect my shoe budget! :angry:

Thanks for the kind words your mayorness...

:bigstar:

 

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I said Goddamn! Goddamn.

Many thanks brotha...

 

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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post
 

fantastic boots my friend. strong ravello showing this first week.

If @mdubs is mayor of Aldenville, @MrDV should be city councilman.

 

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Originally Posted by TommyB View Post

My wife had better not read this post.

Those boots are really something, hope to be able to wear a pair one day.

Thank you and good luck acquiring the ravello wtip boot.  I would highly recommend buying the color 8 version; I wear that more often and it is just as awesome! :nodding:

post #161 of 10783
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Originally Posted by Teeka View Post

My 2015 acquired except Black Naval. This year should follow one-in one-out policy 😄

Get some works done today!
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Life's pleasures can be so simple!  Fabulous collection my friend!  Enjoy them often and in the best of health...

post #162 of 10783
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

Happy New Year, gents

Here is a unique model that I am glad to finally have - Black wingtip bluchers from Leather Soul. Great companion pair for my brown RL Marlows.


Well done my friend.  Enjoy those rare but beautiful bluchers!

post #163 of 10783
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Originally Posted by Watchman1 View Post
 

Someone should buy these:

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/515187/nib-alden-cordovan-for-bb-punch-cap-toe-pct-us-8-5d-in-color-8

 

Not my listing.


You speak the truth brotha... the 9015 is a must-have!  (not my listing either)

post #164 of 10783
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Originally Posted by JSO1 View Post
 

Ravello collections on fire, @mdubs and @MrDV. This new thread is living up to expectations, gents!


Mayor Dubs and City Councilman DV,

:worship::worship::worship::worship::worship::worship:

post #165 of 10783

New to Alden, hope you fellows can help me out on a sizing question. I have got plenty of shell from Carmina already so i know what i´m exposing myself to also considering a venture into Alden :D 

 

Should be noted naturally that i´m in a location making me unable to try out sizes and lasts in a brick and mortar location 

 

I currently use the following 

 

Allen Edmonds 

10E on AE 65 with a nice but not to snug fit

10D on AE 511 with a generous fit allowing for some thick socks

Used to squeeze into AE 108 last 10D but they were to snug to be comfortable for a full day, liked the aesthetics of the last enough though to stick with this for a while 

 

Carmina (in the lasts standard width that varies between E and EE)   

UK 9 Oskar best boot fit. Semi snug with some room for medium weight socks

UK 9 Forrest best derby fit. Snug fit all over

UK9 Rain a bit to wide in the forefoot for me, also my instep is a bit on the lower side. 

UK9 Soller  rather generously allowing some medium weight socks but not loose enough to size down

UK9 Detroit fits very generously allowing thick socks, only Carmina last where i would consider going down half a size 

 

Where would that put me looking into going Alden with eyes currently on the sleeker last such as Aberdeen and Plaza? Any input appreciated 

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