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Originally Posted by JayDotz View Post

I bought the shoes in question and he is not the seller. We ended up doing the deal here on styleforum. It reduced the sellers fees by a good amount and we came to a relatively fair deal.

Personally I'll never be in a situation where retailers consider me a big spender and throw rare shell my way. I don't have interest in enough stock models to ever get to that level. So while I did pay over retail for this pair ultimately it is cheaper than buying multiple shoes from one retailer in order to maybe have a shot at them years down the line.

I don't know the sellers exact motives but he didn't strike me as purely a flipper. And even if he was he has clearly spent a good amount of money with AOC at some point to get his hands on these. The supply and demand on Alden's is what it is at this point. I missed "the good old days" so now I try to get good deals when I can and occasionally over pay when necessary. I hope he ships them quick so I can get them on my feet.

Personally, I feel the same way. I have money to buy one or two pairs every so often but I don't think neither AoC nor AoM for Leffot will consider myself a big spender; therefore, I won't be considered on their rare shell listings. Given the oportunity I would really pay that amount of money for shoes like the whiskey tankers because that would be the only chance I would have at them.

I really love the way ShoeMart or ADC does it because I know I will eventually get the pair I like even when I have to wait 2 or 3 years.
post #5762 of 10561
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Originally Posted by JSO1 View Post


Then why take delivery of the pair at all?

There's a difference between listing it on eBay for an amount to cover fees and costs, and listing it at $1500, double the retail price. Seller could have listed them here on SF for a reasonable markup where there is less likelihood of someone reselling anyway.

Again, nothing wrong with a little profit on top of costs, but just does not seem right to buy from Adam when there's only 6-12 pairs in a run and then list them a few weeks later for double.

Seems like you are the Seller, from your tone. Shrug.

 

I agree with everything you said.  Only question I'd have is whether there was a forfeiture of deposit if he pulled out.  Personally, I'd try to keep it in the community and just cover my costs, but...

post #5763 of 10561
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Originally Posted by warriortree View Post


Thanks Mike

They are from a store on Italy .

What is anatomic last? Maybe the width is some mm big for me , but nothing I can't beat with a bigger sock

Sorry for my English, I am Spanish :-)

 

Gotcha. I am not sure about what that store has or not. An anatomic last is one of Alden's lasts designed for people who need special foot support for things like high arches, etc. Not a foot doctor though, so i can't tell you much more than that. :-)

 

 

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Originally Posted by HenryIII View Post



Thank you good sirs and well played Dan.

Not often posted here, but acquired my first Alden calfskin (gasp! I know, right?) Went with the 907s from AoM. Needed a black cap toe that could double as a tux shoe. Early days, but happy so far
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(Forgive the socks, was just trying them on)

 

Congrats Henry, those are a great and classic looking model!

 

 

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Originally Posted by Kai View Post

20 years old, and still probably my favorite shoes. Alden of Carmel AF-1
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Kai, that is a great looking model. 99% sure that those are made on the Aberdeen Last. They look stellar with your beautiful pants. Killer to see those in such great shape!

 

-Mike

post #5764 of 10561
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Originally Posted by Hill View Post


Thanks man. These have been good to me.
Thanks. These are seconds from TSM.

 

Thanks! I was lucky and found a lightly used pair on Grailed, also seconds (but I can't tell why).

 

The modified last is roomy up front and looks sleeker than my barrie boots, but fits much different through the heel and mid foot. Not painful, but there are pressure points for sure that I don't feel with Barrie.

 

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Cigar Cap Toe's video for your perusal:

 

post #5766 of 10561
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Originally Posted by TO Tie Guy View Post

I would much rather sell to a member here that I know and trust for less money than a stranger on ebay and make $200. At least I know someone here will wear them and appreciate them.

I know the guys who are my size and will ALWAYS offer rare shell to them first. (shout out to my big foot brothers!)

That said, other people don't care about that and are all about the benjamins. I just wish they didn't buy the pair at all and they might have gone to someone who wanted them directly from Adam.

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Originally Posted by M635Guy View Post

I agree with everything you said.  Only question I'd have is whether there was a forfeiture of deposit if he pulled out.  Personally, I'd try to keep it in the community and just cover my costs, but...

Well said, and captures my perspective on this nicely.
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What is considered a 'big spender' anyway? You can only buy so many stock models.

post #5768 of 10561
I would suspect it's more long term relationship, then dollars.
post #5769 of 10561
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Originally Posted by TO Tie Guy View Post

I would much rather sell to a member here that I know and trust for less money than a stranger on ebay and make $200. At least I know someone here will wear them and appreciate them.

I know the guys who are my size and will ALWAYS offer rare shell to them first. (shout out to my big foot brothers!)

That said, other people don't care about that and are all about the benjamins. I just wish they didn't buy the pair at all and they might have gone to someone who wanted them directly from Adam.

 

I will remember that! :fistbump:

post #5770 of 10561
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Originally Posted by shunted22 View Post
 

What is considered a 'big spender' anyway? You can only buy so many stock models.

 

 

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Originally Posted by CanadaCal View Post

I would suspect it's more long term relationship, then dollars.

In this internet world it probably doesnt hurt to pick up a phone everyone once and a while and make friends.  See Ya Steve has given this advice a million time, its about developing some kind of relationship.  One thing I've learned about living in NYC, someone can always outspend you.

post #5771 of 10561
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Originally Posted by CanadaCal View Post

I would suspect it's more long term relationship, then dollars.

My guess was always a combination of the two with a heeps of understanding. Keep in mind retailers probably receive 100 emails a day asking for the rarest of the rare.
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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post

My guess was always a combination of the two with a heeps of understanding. Keep in mind retailers probably receive 100 emails a day asking for the rarest of the rare.

Ha. I am now getting 3-4 a day at AoSD and I don't even run a store!
post #5773 of 10561
Last time I checked we were living in 'Merica, not Soviet Russia. If a dude wants to try and sell shoes for 2X what he paid, and someone is willing to buy, there's not a lot that can (or should) be done in my view. It's called the free market - if you don't like it, go and live in Venezuela.
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Originally Posted by stevefok View Post

Here is a suede family that I took a while ago. The V-tips are snuff and the PT boots are Tan, the color in this photo is pretty true to color.

IMHO, I think Snuff is much easier to pair with different outfits. Hope it helps!



I LOVE these snuff v-tips. I've been lobbying Yenni to do a run (with no success... yet). Any chance you can please post more pics, they are awesome!
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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post
 

 

I will remember that! :fistbump:

What's a big foot anyway?  I always assumed my 12D brannock feet wasn't too far from the median.  However, since I started to mainline expensive shoes straight into my bloodstream, I've noticed the average tends to be around a 9.

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