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Originally Posted by Jfowles1401 View Post

Just out of curiousity, when is the last time one of the more rare cordovan colors had a preorder - I just saw the whiskey tanker might be getting shipped out soon. When was that preordered?

Also, headed to NY soon, and am curious which shop will have the best selection. AoM, Leffot, etc. looking for some of the more distinct makeups. I have your standards...indy 405, ptb and lwb in color 8 and waxed, and a cap in cigar.

I've also heard that some shops might have items in store that they wouldn't advertise online. Is this true?


Thanks for the advice!

AoM will probably have the most broad selection, and no they wouldn't advertise any rare shell if they had any, it'd be luck of the draw by stopping in. It'd be worth stopping by citishoes as well.
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Interesting, but makes sense. I saw a pair of new longwing boots in whiskey for $4k on ebay a few weeks ago.

I'll check out citishoes as well, thanks for the tip.

I guess I'll be stopping by some stores in NYC in a few weeks. I'll post the results (or lack thereof) of my hunt.
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Commando soles for a rainy day
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Originally Posted by Jfowles1401 View Post

Interesting, but makes sense. I saw a pair of new longwing boots in whiskey for $4k on ebay a few weeks ago.

I'll check out citishoes as well, thanks for the tip.

I guess I'll be stopping by some stores in NYC in a few weeks. I'll post the results (or lack thereof) of my hunt.

 

Longwing? Alden? I would totally be down for an Alden longwing boot

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Originally Posted by Kahuna75 View Post

Longwing? Alden? I would totally be down for an Alden longwing boot

Ha. No, that doesn't make any sense and I misspoke. I meant to say wingtip. I must have still been baffled by the $4k asking price.

Perhaps a longwing boot should be made though. Curious if it's ever been done. I don't believe I've seen one.
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In regards to a shop advertising rare shell colors...the shop's telephone rings off the wall once word gets out, which is non-productive.  

It could be Alden policy, but its also common sense.  None of the rare color make ups that get approved have runs bigger than 24, and in many 

cases less than 12 pairs.  I pre-paid 2 years ago for Ravello WTB which has still not landed.  Ravello seems to be the most scarce color more recently.

However was a big winner a little more than 2 years ago and got delivered in multiple make ups.  Whiskey and Cigar have seen some deliveries last year 

and the recent drop of Whiskey tankers is the first of any any rare shell drops Im aware of this year.  It goes in cycles, seems the shell takes a while to get dyed.

I anticipate more rare shell being available this year....but much of that will be for orders placed over that last 2-3 years.

 

The only way you will get on a list is to call the top retailers and ask to be added.  You need to be specific as to which model you are interested in.  I've had any

luck saying I'm interested in every rare color model you have coming up.  I do suggest asking what they are considering submitting next and if there are open slots.

Don't hesitate to ask to eb on the list if its already filled.  There are many times people ahead of you will drop off the list.

 

Steve

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Originally Posted by Jfowles1401 View Post

Ha. No, that doesn't make any sense and I misspoke. I meant to say wingtip. I must have still been baffled by the $4k asking price.

Perhaps a longwing boot should be made though. Curious if it's ever been done. I don't believe I've seen one.

Trickers makes longwing boots, but Alden doesn't. At least I've never ever seen one either.
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Unlined #8 U-tip (?) on modified from Anatomica
They are a couple of years old and need a little clean up.



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NeedSupply Oregon Hill Reverse Chamois Indys, Got about a handful of wears on them now, and I highly recommend them!

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I think @rydenfan purchased two pairs of rare shell...might be one of those exotic resellers biggrin.gif


@Steel28 how did you figure out my plan?

Step 1. proxy for Canadians 

Step 2. sell said rare shell

Step 3. pocket cash and laugh at stupid Canadians

 

:rotflmao: 

post #4436 of 10731
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Originally Posted by zennypoo View Post

PSA, Epaulet has 4 new Alden preorders up. One is quite an interesting Innsbruck Alt Wien blucher, and there's also a color 8 version of the TO Tie plaza wingtip boot!

http://epauletnewyork.com/collections/special-order/Group-Buy-Footwear

 

Tempting, Tempting, .... done.

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PSA: Leffot just got in some gorgeous Color 8 Atom Bluchers. I was in their shop today and saw them in person - they look amazing.

 

https://leffot.com/shop/index.php/shoes/alden/31318-atom-blucher.html

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"You're an oak wyatt"
It would be very difficult for me not to buy even more shoes if I lived anywhere near an Alden retailer.
Nearest store: San Francisco
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Damn those are amazing, DV. Well played

 

 

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Mr. DV is torturing me... :(

 

 

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DV, those Whiskey non-Tankers are just glorious. :-)
 
 

thanks for the kind words gentlemen.

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Alden x Frans Color 8 Boone Dr. Jones Boot. Marcoliani Navy Argyles OTC. Epaulet Navy Donegal Tweed Walt Trousers. Alden Color 8 Shell Belt. Brooks Bros. Blue OCBD. Brioni Purple Necktie. Brooks Bros. Navy Cashmere Sweater. Epaulet x Southwick Glaswegian Harris Tweed Sportcoat. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)







-Mike

 

nice boots mayor, almost look like you've stripped the glossy finish.  that tweed coat is so :bounce2: 

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Just got the ravello cts- almost completed the shell rainbow!

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