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Congrats on the new boots. Got any pics in the sunlight? How's the shade on this recent run. I got an email on them (after an over 2 year wait) and I might actually be passing on them. If they somewhat lighter than they have been or possibly had some olive tones I might have to reconsider.

 

 

Thanks!  I was on the list for about 2 years as well.  Figured it'd be a few more before they ever got to me, but I was wrong!  I'll try to get some pics of them in the sunlight tomorrow, but there's some olive showing through indoors under certain lighting.  I'm thinking more will show up outdoors. 

 

My only complaint about them is that the vamp/shaft on the outside of the left boot is noticeably thinner compared to all the other parts.  Hope it holds up all the same.  

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^TIA. This Is Alden.

The quality control is not very good. Some will make excuses. I will not.

 

Yup. It amazes me how much of a pass Alden gets for stuff AE wouldn't. Some of it is truly horrid. Alden blinders in full effect!

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In the midst of moving; giving me a chance to WFH today.

My new [to me] Alden x Unionmade Ravello Kirkwood Boots
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Congrats, those are amazingly beautiful. Enjoy your new boots!

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Looks good Don, those slacks steal the show.

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Those look amazing Z! Nice showing of the 4!

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Ha, looking good chippy! I have a pair from that run as well...

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A bit of disappointment today. My first pair of shell which I ordered as part of a group preorder in February was finally completed. Unfortunately my pair was deemed defective and Alden apparently doesn't remake special orders. Looks like I will be shell-less for a few months more.

I regret to hear that! It's a bummer, but sadly it happens. Contact Ed at ShoeMart and see if you can catch it from there if they get sold as Factory Defects.

-Mike
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 Color 8 and Cigar Captoe boots enjoying some sunshine. 

 

Thinking I might have too many pairs of captoe boots, and would be better served by having a wingtip color 8 boot, but really don't want to part with either of them.





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Hi,
Can someone who owns both the Barrie last shoes and the AE 65 last shoes mention their sizes? I am a 10 D in the Allen Edmond 65 last which is a very good fit. On Alden Barrie wingtip shoe, I chose 9.5 C after trying both 9.5 D and 10 C (both 9.5 D and 10 C had heel space). 9.5 C fits very good on my small foot but presses the pinky toe of my large foot. I have been wearing 9.5 C for three months now but the shoe hasn't stretched. I was in New York in June and went to Alden Madison. The sales rep said that 9.5 C was my best size and slightly stretched the tight fitting shoe. He was of the opinion that this will stretch naturally after few months and 9.5 D will become lose after the same period. So, I should stick with 9.5 C in the Barrie last. However, I been wearing the shoe for 3 months now but the fit hasn't approved.

I feel that I should try 9.5 D and wear thick socks. For reference, I recently tried Aberdeen NST in sizes 9.5 D (tight in the toe box with toes cramped) and 10 D (heel space with slightly more than usual toe box room). I have now ordered 10 C to try from an online store which I should get in few days.

Thank you

My brannock is between an 11.5 and a 12 - leans 12.  I'm a solid 12 in all TTS boots/shoes I've tried.  I have a high-ish arch/instep, but not crazy.  I'm the wide side of D.

 

 

 

The 65-last has some real variability to it IMHO - due to the pattern and leather choices, I find the McAllister to be an 11.5E (which is what I chose for the Neumoks I just got since it shares the same last/pattern).  Strands don't seem to fit me no matter what - too tight, too much heel gap or strange foot position (or two of those).  I've got three pairs of 65-last McTavishes that fit awesome in 11.5D.

 

Barrie 11.5D fits me perfectly. In Hampton I'm 11.5 E. Hope that helps!

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Congrats on the new boots. Got any pics in the sunlight? How's the shade on this recent run. I got an email on them (after an over 2 year wait) and I might actually be passing on them. If they somewhat lighter than they have been or possibly had some olive tones I might have to reconsider.



 



 



Thanks!  I was on the list for about 2 years as well.  Figured it'd be a few more before they ever got to me, but I was wrong!  I'll try to get some pics of them in the sunlight tomorrow, but there's some olive showing through indoors under certain lighting.  I'm thinking more will show up outdoors. 



 



My only complaint about them is that the vamp/shaft on the outside of the left boot is noticeably thinner compared to all the other parts.  Hope it holds up all the same.  


 



This a new run that came in or you picked up a NOS pair? I was just thinking yesterday that I think mine came in May/June'ish of 2015. I lucked out and a few people passed in front of me. Wasn't so lucky for the Ravello. Still think about those....next pair is mine though. Whenever that may be.
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This a new run that came in or you picked up a NOS pair? I was just thinking yesterday that I think mine came in May/June'ish of 2015. I lucked out and a few people passed in front of me. Wasn't so lucky for the Ravello. Still think about those....next pair is mine though. Whenever that may be.

 

 

It was a new run that they just got in.  Not sure how many pairs they got, but I saw one other person on here mention that they received an email.  

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This a new run that came in or you picked up a NOS pair? I was just thinking yesterday that I think mine came in May/June'ish of 2015. I lucked out and a few people passed in front of me. Wasn't so lucky for the Ravello. Still think about those....next pair is mine though. Whenever that may be.



 



 



It was a new run that they just got in.  Not sure how many pairs they got, but I saw one other person on here mention that they received an email.  


 



Yea I just re-read that and answered my own questions. A lot of cigar coming out lately. Hopefully the Ravello drought will end soon. There's two that I'm really excited about. The DC cap being one of them.

Looking forward to seeing pics! I need to get more wear on mine.
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Alden doesn't really need C/S the fact remains people will always buy them. As angry as one may get if they got a phone call tomorrow for Ravello Chukkas they would jump on them. As stated above when Alden gets it right it the knock it out of the park.

I fail to understand why Alden wouldn't remake the defective pair seems a bit absurd to me. The shell shortage has to be strictly a choice by Alden as other manufactures seem to have no problems acquiring as many skins as they'd like, MTO thread for CJ confirms this.
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Hi - I've been reading up on Alden lately, as I am looking to buy my first pair of shell cordovan Aldens any day now. Does anyone know whether the cordovan shoes from Brooks Brothers (and in particular these: http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Cordovan-Perforated-Captoes/230H,nl_NL,pd.html?dwvar_230H_Color=BLCK&contentpos=5&cgid=0522) have been made by Alden?

 

Any guidance would be much appreciated!

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Those be Alden.  However, it'll have BB branding on it.

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Happy wingtip Wednesday forum pals.

 

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Hi - I've been reading up on Alden lately, as I am looking to buy my first pair of shell cordovan Aldens any day now. Does anyone know whether the cordovan shoes from Brooks Brothers (and in particular these: http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Cordovan-Perforated-Captoes/230H,nl_NL,pd.html?dwvar_230H_Color=BLCK&contentpos=5&cgid=0522) have been made by Alden?

 

Any guidance would be much appreciated!


Those are models 9015 (color 8) and 9016 (black shell), which most Alden retailers will have available if you'd rather stick to Alden branding.  I'd go that route unless you have a BB discount or gift card to use up

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