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good man! I didn't think I had a dog in the fight until that pick - my heart told me my team just lost. Solidarity in the Pacific Northwest. Happy for Brady though. And the rookie who made the play. Good luck with the saddles!

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Congrats on the saddles. Can't wait to see the pics when they arrived. They are one of my favorites. Sorry about the game, but stoked you got the Frans Saddles.

LoL. I like how you both responded quickly. ;-)
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LoL. I like how you both responded quickly. ;-)
Hah - "Frans" & "saddle" give a special ring on my phone!
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If you are asking about the actual length of the shoe, they should be about the same.  If you are asking about the actual cap portion on the shoe, I believe the AE cap is smaller.  The Alden cap seems to be better proportioned than the AE.

 

Tough to find them under $500 unless you get them off the Bay.  There are frequently BNIB calf versions of the Hampton lasted oxfords listed on ebay.

Yes, I'm referring to the actual cap of the shoe :] thanks so much. I did notice that compared to other brands, the AE cap is shorter, especially on the Park and 5th Ave. I WISH they were all as long as the cap on the Strand. Alas, they're not and I'm moving over from AE to Alden(at least in my head); I was fitted and tried them in store yesterday and think all the shoes in the Hampton fit better and looks better(I wear a 12D in the #5 Last and wear a 12.5D in the Hampton last). I just hope these shoes last longer. $500 is just hard to swallow when I'm used to buying $200-300 seconds.

 

Can anyone else chime in on whether or not the Alden Cap on the "Straight Tip/Perforated Straight Tip/Medallion Oxford" is longer than those of the AE #5 last shoes? This would be much appreciated.

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Posting after a long hiatus. Color 8 PTB
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Posting after a long hiatus. Color 8 PTB

And a fine post at that!

990, fantastic.
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i would like to get a pair of indys from jcrew but im curious if i should wait until they go on sale?



i know that jcrew has sales pretty often but the past 2 havent included the aldens. do i have to wait til black friday/xmas sales?


 



10OFF on Need Supply worked for me a few days ago if you like any of their models
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Based on this diagram, I think it most resembles the Leydon last.  AoC does have a shortwing blucher on Leydon, but it is color 8 and on commando soles.

I went and pulled up J Crew's site in the Way Back machine and it says barrie. The waist of the sole definitely looks like it's tapered in a bit more, but I'm still pretty sure it's on the barrie. Besides the indy boots and tankers, all of the makeups for J Crew are on the barrie. I think it's just easier for them to not have to deal w/ the subtleties of different lasts.
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Thank you blue collar.The 990 is a Classic
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Based on this diagram, I think it most resembles the Leydon last.  AoC does have a shortwing blucher on Leydon, but it is color 8 and on commando soles.

I went and pulled up J Crew's site in the Way Back machine and it says barrie. The waist of the sole definitely looks like it's tapered in a bit more, but I'm still pretty sure it's on the barrie. Besides the indy boots and tankers, all of the makeups for J Crew are on the barrie. I think it's just easier for them to not have to deal w/ the subtleties of different lasts.

Beat me to it but here's the page.
https://web.archive.org/web/20121025185620/http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/JCrewingoodcompany/Alden/PRDOVR~60524/60524.jsp

I've got a pair of the Leather Soul version which is on commando.
They're one of the looser feeling Barrie lasted shoes I've got.
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^^^ there is no way this J Crew suede short wingtip is on Barrie. It is even slimmer/narrower than my J Crew perf cap toe boots which are notoriously narrow for Barrie boots. Look at the pics of the shape of the soles. It's no where close to the same shape (even from looking down on the top of the shoe). J Crew has typically listed all of their Alden shoes as Barrie lasted, when in fact they have been mistaken with trubalance, Aberdeen, and Hampton lasted shoes and boots in the past. I think this is yet another case.
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Nope, unfortunately - my plan was to get two natural shells in an attempt to get my Grail boots made... I ordered two, initially paid for two, then one went MIA...

So I took the only one, and will play the waiting game for a second

Any chance you'd share the price you paid? Simply out of curiosity.
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Today at the office... Color 8 shell chukka's
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Any chance you'd share the price you paid? Simply out of curiosity.

The shells are graded by size (not what we percieve as "clean") - like the OP mine was the second largest, the price to get it to my door was just about $200, it's enought to make one boot.

Cheers,
BN
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Sharing some excitement.. Whiskey chukkas en route, photos soon!

Ravellos today

 

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Big thank-you to whomever posted about the Mitchell money clip! That is on great product. Check them out at Mitchell leather co. ,David is a great guy and real craftsman in Milwaukee USA!!!!
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