or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Streetwear and Denim › ***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos. - Page 6909  

post #103621 of 122416
Quote:
Originally Posted by mdubs View Post

Ha! The problem, is if we were to get someone to submit it, there is a non-zero probability that Art would change the eyelets back to matching instead of brass. Will need to find an independent retailer to do that as they are less likely to have them modified on them.

Art's a smart man.  :stirpot:

post #103622 of 122416
Quote:
Originally Posted by BenLeaman View Post


No prob.
You getting those #8 Parajumpers?

I wish. My size not available. I've never really been into suede shoes, but the longer I'm on this site, the more impressed I am with alden suede. I've been eyeing up the FB snuff suede longwings for quite some time and the combination of a long week at work and a glass of single-malt has my resistance down and I'm simply unable to fight the urge anymore. 

post #103623 of 122416

Do any of you other Gentlemen find the Alden Grant Last to be a tad narrow?

 

Not much, just a little?

post #103624 of 122416
Quote:
Originally Posted by Watchman1 View Post

Too bad anyway...Skoak told me the only boot EG will do in cordo was the Alderley...cloud.gif
Very true.
post #103625 of 122416
Quote:
Originally Posted by Watchman1 View Post

I already know what you been thinking....cuz I been thinking the same thing....GMTO Galway's in Cognac Cordovan....bounce2.gif

Quote:
Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

Very true.

That was what I was told as well.
post #103626 of 122416
Quote:
Originally Posted by Watchman1 View Post

Do any of you other Gentlemen find the Alden Grant Last to be a tad narrow?

Not much, just a little?

My personal experience with the Grant last is an absolute perfect fit.
Everyone's foot is different I suppose.
post #103627 of 122416
Quote:
Originally Posted by BenLeaman View Post


My personal experience with the Grant last is an absolute perfect fit.
Everyone's foot is different I suppose.

 

I think I just had the laces too tight...:crazy:

 

When I loosened them up they seemed to fit quite a bit better

post #103628 of 122416
Quote:
Originally Posted by mdubs View Post
 

Alden Color 8 and Black Grain Calf Saddle Shoe. Alden DC. These are actually one of the models that Kathy has on sale, as she is trying to get rid of them.

 

 


 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

Happy Thursday!

 

-Mike


Those are great.  Kathy told me they actually came from a shipment intended for Blackbird.

post #103629 of 122416
Quote:
Originally Posted by Burzan View Post
 

How hard would it be to get a pair of these?, break it to me gently guys. Looks like possibly it was a LSxSF makeup from 4 years ago and I just saw them searching Alden shortwing. Can't figure out what last they are on either.

 

Either way this is making it to grail status for me I think.

 

 


You might want to check in with Adam at Alden of Carmel as he routinely does something similar in color 8.  

post #103630 of 122416
Quote:
Originally Posted by TO Tie Guy View Post


You will have to go through a retailer. The best bet is Mike at Epualet. He is very receptive to the community and got a few community sourced boots into production quickly. Note that no rare shell makeups can be suggested.

 

 

But...but...but I only want rare shell makeups.  :(

 

I put my name on the list for the Alden DC captoes, but I'm waaaaay down the list.  Maybe I'll get them in 2018!  :D

post #103631 of 122416
Quote:
Originally Posted by Watchman1 View Post
 

Do any of you other Gentlemen find the Alden Grant Last to be a tad narrow?

 

Not much, just a little?

 

a little. but more problematic for me is that the heel to ball length on it is slightly shorter than the half-size-down barrie ( so they may be perfect for people with long-toes and relatively shorter heel-to ball compared to heel to toe length)

post #103632 of 122416

I got some Whiskey PTBs but this stain is a real bummer. Does anyone think over time it'll smooth out enough? Otherwise I think I'm gonna have throw these back into the ocean..

post #103633 of 122416
Quote:
Originally Posted by Briar Snob View Post


Those are great.  Kathy told me they actually came from a shipment intended for Blackbird.

That is indeed correct. They were initially ran for Blackbird and for some reason got either returned to Alden or Blackbird rejected a shipment for them or didn't pay or something and so they got offered to Kathy. A few of the pairs in the store actually still had the Blackbird logo on the inside although they were supposed to get switched by the factory and I think she was going to switch them out once we noticed that....

-Mike
post #103634 of 122416
Unfortunately, that's pretty common for Alden "firsts" as of late. They're not terrible, but very far from a pristine clear shell.
post #103635 of 122416
Quote:
Originally Posted by z8k1n View Post

I got some Whiskey PTBs but this stain is a real bummer. Does anyone think over time it'll smooth out enough? Otherwise I think I'm gonna have throw these back into the ocean..
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


My inclination would be that is a feature of that Shell and it can be covered up some, but won't go away. Welcome to the joy of Whiskey. The Whiskey PTB is the hardest shoe to make because it nicely displays any flaws duento it's wholecut nature.

-M
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Streetwear and Denim
This thread is locked  
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Streetwear and Denim › ***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.