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AF-53's under a rare-ish DC snow.


awesome! Now get those beauties inside!
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Originally Posted by totalair1 View Post


Mike-All of these boots are excellent.  I will say the Grant in Black is a very nice compromise and excellent choice!  Of the 3 the Grant looks sleekest with modest slope in the toe box.

See Ya,
Steve
I also prefer the more rounded toe stitching pattern on the Grant and the Plaza. Love my color 8 Indys but don't understand the squared stitching at the toe.
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Really like the shape of the Grant Indy. Which retailer offered this?

Alden DC.
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Are you guys pretty weary of buying from Marketplace here? I've had nothing but success so far, but I'm currently looking at a really cheap used pair of Indys. Seller has only posted once, but seems knowledgable concerning product and everything lines up... :/

Just don't send the paypal $$ as a "friend". Make sure it's for goods/services.  That way you will be covered by the PP protection.  The seller will get hit by a paypal fee, but that's life.  

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I love the comparison Mike. Seeing them all together makes me like our grant lasted Indys even more. Choose the new name carefully, whatever you pick will likely stick you Alden ambassador! happy.gif



I've been wearing them today even now as I type this out while flying solo for dinner. Grant last FTW!
Ben they look great! I missed the back story on these (partially intentional - not interested in buying anything right now). Did these sell out at Alden DC? Was it a "list" situation? Will there be future runs?
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terrible lighting but i am thrilled with these
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Nice cap toes NY. Never to early to start getting ready for spring. It will arrive someday. What's the rest of the lineup?


Thanks C!  - So back row left to right: Natty cxl indy, Natty shortwing boot, #8 Harlech, #8 J Crew Captoe, #8 J Crew LWB, #8 LHS.  Front Row left to right: Ravello LHS, BB Snuff Suede Tassels, Snuff Suede Captoe, BB #8 Full Strap, BB #8 Tassels

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Just don't send the paypal $$ as a "friend". Make sure it's for goods/services.  That way you will be covered by the PP protection.  The seller will get hit by a paypal fee, but that's life.

Im probably too trusting but Ive bought things from people on the forum and sent money as a friend with 0 issues.

 

It depends on the person, if they have 1000's of posts and are an active member of the forum, I just feel like I dont have to worry.

Most everyone here takes care of their shoes/clothing with a great deal of care.

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Alden DC.

Now available at Alden SanDiego, though..... ;)

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Ben they look great! I missed the back story on these (partially intentional - not interested in buying anything right now). Did these sell out at Alden DC? Was it a "list" situation? Will there be future runs?

To my understanding it was a makeup that DC came up with on their own (I don't know the full story). The black came in first, I would have to imagine there is still many sizes still in stock, and the color 8 should be arriving soon. I only knew about it because I stumbled into DC the day they were unboxing the shipment. I wanted some black shell and these were too beautiful to pass up.

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Now available at Alden SanDiego, though..... wink.gif

I wish AoSD still offered 9.5D...
They only seem to stock one oddball size anymore wink.gif
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Now available at Alden SanDiego, though..... ;)

Im still going to give them a call. :blush: Heard they know alot about shoes!

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ravello ct, first wear

 

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Im still going to give them a call. :blush: Heard they know alot about shoes!

Alden SD is a wealth of knowledge. Don't hesitate to get a hold of them;)

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Ben they look great! I missed the back story on these (partially intentional - not interested in buying anything right now). Did these sell out at Alden DC? Was it a "list" situation? Will there be future runs?

 

CEE, this actually started about December of 2012, when I approached Kathy about doing a Ravello Indy Boot on the Plaza Last. I had gathered about 36 names from SF and submitted it to Kathy, who took it and submitted it to the factory in Spring of 2013 (they can only submit new designs in Fall and Spring). The factory rejected the proposal to make 36 Ravello Hand Stitched Boots. Enter Joe and Joseph, they really love the Grant Last and got Kathy to switch from my Plaza Indy to a Grant Indy, they wanted to do it in both Black and Color 8 on the Commando sole with Brass Eyelets and Hooks and that is what they sent into the factory. That is why I will frequently refer to this as the "Joseph Boot". Of course, all shoes made by Alden have to get approved by Mr. Tarlow, he approved it with the modification of using matching eyelets instead of brass. And that is how we got to the "Joseph Boot" that we have today.

 

There are/were lists for them, although I swear I was not on it, somehow a 10.5C was made for me. I believe that there were still some unsold Black Joseph Boots available and there should be an order of Color 8 Boots not too far behind them now... Lists for the Color 8 is a little longer, but varies based upon size of course.

 

-Mike

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Alden SD is a wealth of knowledge. Don't hesitate to get a hold of them;)

 

 

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Im still going to give them a call. :blush: Heard they know alot about shoes!

 

 

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Originally Posted by BenLeaman View Post


To my understanding it was a makeup that DC came up with on their own (I don't know the full story). The black came in first, I would have to imagine there is still many sizes still in stock, and the color 8 should be arriving soon. I only knew about it because I stumbled into DC the day they were unboxing the shipment. I wanted some black shell and these were too beautiful to pass up.
I wish AoSD still offered 9.5D...
They only seem to stock one oddball size anymore wink.gif

 

 

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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post
 

Now available at Alden SanDiego, though..... ;)

 

AoSD is brewing something up that I hope that you enjoy... (No, I am not going to open a shop).

 

-Mike

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