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post #31 of 40
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Originally Posted by montecristo#4 View Post
I am not a fan of the Alden monkstrap. I think the strap is too thin.

+1
post #32 of 40
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Originally Posted by petr View Post
About the heat .... is there a consensus that the cordovan wears hotter on the foot?

As I am in Louisiana, should this be a valid concern?
I've worn my shell shoes in tropical climates without any problems whatsoever.
post #33 of 40
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Originally Posted by srivats View Post
To each his own I guess ... I value longevity in anything I buy, esp. shoes and I do not mind keeping a pair of shoes for 10+ years (or more) - infact I'd be very happy if all my shoes last me that long. I disagree with you on the point about shell looking like rubber as it ages - I think that the patina on cordovan is simply amazing. I am yet to see a well worn shell cordovan shoe that I did not like. just out of curiosity, do you own a pair of shell cordovan shoes?
You are free to disagree. Just think of the benefits attending my avoidance of cordovan, more patina for you I have owned them and now no longer do.
post #34 of 40
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Originally Posted by petr View Post
About the heat .... is there a consensus that the cordovan wears hotter on the foot?

No consensus, but a lot of us do have that experience. I certainly do. Cool weather only for me.
post #35 of 40
i think best shoe in Alden is blucher!!
post #36 of 40
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Originally Posted by bonobono_k View Post
i think best shoe in Alden is blucher!!

I see your PTB and raise you the alden Longwing
post #37 of 40
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Originally Posted by srivats View Post
I see your PTB and raise you the alden Longwing
Yes, the longwing.
post #38 of 40
The NST on the Barrie is hard to beat...esp in whiskey
post #39 of 40

Agreements and disagreements. Yes on the obsession. First of all, few shoes are more beautiful than Alden's Color 8 shell cordovans. And while I get the strap width prejudice, and even those who prefer two straps (never!), the narrow strap is actually one of the things I love about this shoe. Unfortunately, you have to live with the gold buckle to get the cordovan that is so much of its appeal. If they ever offer color eight shell cordovan monk straps with a silver buckle, I will raid my 401 (k).

post #40 of 40
Dat necropost. But yeah, I would agree that the gold buckle does make these a bit "old manish." I'd totally go for a single or double monk with silver buckles -- especially since the nearest competitor seems to be Carmina, for significantly more $$.
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