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Originally Posted by M635Guy View Post
 

I broke the laces on my eBay Alden x BB shell PTB's the first day I had them - these 3mm flat waxed laces finally arrived from Germany

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

I much prefer the look of flat laces with these...


Flat waxed laces are great....Those laces would probably look great on my #8 shell Alt Weins.

 

Can they be ordered?

post #8027 of 11793
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Flat waxed laces are great....Those laces would probably look great on my #8 shell Alt Weins.

 

Can they be ordered?

 

Yup - these are 75cm laces (~29.5in).  They had to come from Germany (I couldn't find a domestic seller, at last for this color/size combo) and it took about three weeks...

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00K99H5PA/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

There are LOTS of options:

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_8?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=laccico+laces&sprefix=laccico+%2Caps%2C164

post #8028 of 11793

^^^^ Thanks!

post #8029 of 11793
Going to test out Alden's recrafting service on a well worn pair of full strapped loafers. Fired up. Alden will recraft if the sole was redone by another cobbler correct?
post #8030 of 11793
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Going to test out Alden's recrafting service on a well worn pair of full strapped loafers. Fired up. Alden will recraft if the sole was redone by another cobbler correct?
Consensus seems unfortunately to be no they will not.
post #8031 of 11793

Long time lurker, first time poster! Need to find a way to get better quality pictures, but just got these in tonight (first pair of shells) and had to try them on and snap a couple pictures. Will be heading into B&M tomorrow to check out what they have in-stock + pick up some leather defender. Extremely happy with TSM 2nds, had been scoping the list for a while and finally found something that made me pull the trigger.

 

 

 

post #8032 of 11793
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Originally Posted by budapest12 View Post

Consensus seems unfortunately to be no they will not.

Just looked back through the thread and they will indeed recraft. Looking forward to a like-new pair
post #8033 of 11793
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Just looked back through the thread and they will indeed recraft. Looking forward to a like-new pair

Post some "before" pix!  

post #8034 of 11793
Been vacationing on the west coast this week and got a chance to stop in Alden SF today. Robert was a huge help in getting me fitted for some shoes and I ended up buying 2 pairs. And now it looks like I'll be buying a lot more soon since these new shoes are a half size bigger than all my other Aldens and are way more comfortable. I guess it's time to start culling the collection...
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

Been vacationing on the west coast this week and got a chance to stop in Alden SF today. Robert was a huge help in getting me fitted for some shoes and I ended up buying 2 pairs. And now it looks like I'll be buying a lot more soon since these new shoes are a half size bigger than all my other Aldens and are way more comfortable. I guess it's time to start culling the collection...

Welcome to the Pacific side Beatle! Glad Robert took good care of you. My first ever Alden experience ever was with Robert and he was super patient with me and let me try on like 8 sizes of the Tassel loafer.

What pairs did you pick up today?

-Mike
post #8036 of 11793
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Welcome to the Pacific side Beatle! Glad Robert took good care of you. My first ever Alden experience ever was with Robert and he was super patient with me and let me try on like 8 sizes of the Tassel loafer.

What pairs did you pick up today?

-Mike

Yes Robert was great! I tried on multiple pairs in multiple lasts, and ended up getting a pair of chocolate suede chukkas on the Leydon (which was actually in stock in size 13C) and a pair of the snuff suede medallion captoes on the Hampton, which I had to pre-order and get in on their next run.
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post #8038 of 11793
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

Been vacationing on the west coast this week and got a chance to stop in Alden SF today. Robert was a huge help in getting me fitted for some shoes and I ended up buying 2 pairs. And now it looks like I'll be buying a lot more soon since these new shoes are a half size bigger than all my other Aldens and are way more comfortable. I guess it's time to start culling the collection...

I think you are (were) my size.. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #8039 of 11793
In Paris for a few days, so I swung over to Anatomica:



Stupidly, I forgot to take a shot of their Alden selection once in.

I was hoping for some obscure score, but it was not to be. Lots of business-type shoes, which I'm sure pays the bills for them. Highlights were a Modified Indy in natural CXL, a Modified longwing in brown alpine grain, and LHSes in both tan and brown country calf. It was cool to see those leathers in person for the first time (well, CXL isn't new for me, but the rest)- the tan country calf is a winner. The banana last is funky, but so long as you avoid cap toes I think it's pretty doable. The way it tapers in the midsection makes it more interesting than just the big blob you might get in photos.

All in all, nice people and a fun detour smile.gif
post #8040 of 11793

When I was in the Alden SF store the other day they had some Barrie-lasted chukkas that were pretty cool - especially the natty-cxl with unfinished edges.  

 

My understanding is they've got a brown CXL NST coming on TB with commando.  That's a nice build (though I'm looking for a Barrie)

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