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I haven't read back in the thread to see what exactly you are talking about but Yenni has a order for #8 Grant last wingtip boots on commando with antique edges. To my understanding they were submitted as plaza last but got changed to Grant.
I believe she said they will be fall 2015 delivery.
I look forward to the pair I have a deposit on!

Also I think Madison has also done #8 Grant WT boots?

Edited to add: Grant last is my absolute favorite last from Alden.
Hands.
Down.

 

Damn, I was considering those, but was on the fence about Plaza.

post #110747 of 122416

Gents,

 

I am still zeroing in my Grant size.  I believe it is 10EE.  That is what I take in Aberdeen.

 

I have a 10E that is a bit tight.  Alden's fit differently across the board from shoes to boots.

 

And then, even more so from bals to bluchers.  This has been my experience after owning a few pairs.


Edited by Watchman1 - 5/28/15 at 6:19pm
post #110748 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Watchman1 View Post



Gentlemen,

I believe Alden Grant to be one of their sleekest and most elegant.

Certainly very long as well.

Tell me please, where are you finding this makeup that you speak of?

Thanks.

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Originally Posted by BenLeaman View Post



I haven't read back in the thread to see what exactly you are talking about but Yenni has a order for #8 Grant last wingtip boots on commando with antique edges. To my understanding they were submitted as plaza last but got changed to Grant.
I believe she said they will be fall 2015 delivery.
I look forward to the pair I have a deposit on!

Also I think Madison has also done #8 Grant WT boots?

Edited to add: Grant last is my absolute favorite last from Alden.
Hands.
Down.

Yep, Ben is right. But i am not sure if that order has confirmed or not.
post #110749 of 122416
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Originally Posted by tanbar View Post
 

 

Damn, I was considering those, but was on the fence about Plaza.

 

 

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Yep, Ben is right. But i am not sure if that order has confirmed or not.

 

 

 

I would be VERY interested in this pair of wingtip boots, any chance the pre-order is still open?

post #110750 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Allen Dreadmon View Post

 

Hi aldennoob.  How long did it take for your Leffot special size requests to come in?  I'm thinking of doing the same.

 


just send email to leffot when the pre order begin. They will arrive with those normal size together.
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I would be VERY interested in this pair of wingtip boots, any chance the pre-order is still open?

I think its full but it doesnt hurt to ask. Just shoot an email to Yenni.
post #110752 of 122416
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Originally Posted by JSO1 View Post

Ravello LWB today. I had this resoled from crepe to double Dainite (with a midsole). It's so chunky now, I love it. It's also got the dark mahogany welt.

My other Ravello LWB is on double leather with an antique welt and edge, so they complement each other well.


Really nice. More pics please. Would love to see these from the side to see the chunky soles!
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Really nice. More pics please. Would love to see these from the side to see the chunky soles!

 

It really is a shame that Alden does not have any Dainite offerings...the chunky aesthetic fits Alden perfectly IMO.

post #110754 of 122416
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TSM snuff PCT boot
I have these and the tongue is unlined suede and never stays in place! Do you have the same issue? If so, do you do anything about it? I have seen some SFers build a leather tongue fastener and others get a cobbler to sew it in place.
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Ravello LWBs

post #110756 of 122416
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It really is a shame that Alden does not have any Dainite offerings...the chunky aesthetic fits Alden perfectly IMO.
Totally agree. I have a few commando and I like them. But I like Dainite better because of the profile.
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Really nice. More pics please. Would love to see these from the side to see the chunky soles!

 

 

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Originally Posted by Watchman1 View Post
 

 

It really is a shame that Alden does not have any Dainite offerings...the chunky aesthetic fits Alden perfectly IMO.

 

 

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Originally Posted by gr789 View Post


Totally agree. I have a few commando and I like them. But I like Dainite better because of the profile.

 

Took some more pics for you gents. Sorry for the quality - I don't have good light here unless it's daytime.

 

I took these (which used to have a crepe sole) over to a local cobbler here in Chicago (Beehive Shoeworks). I was impressed with the quality of their work on other projects I'd had done, so I decided to take a chance on these with them. They were far cheaper than B.Nelson and had Dainite.

 

I requested the crepe soles to be completely replaced with a Dainite sole, double leather midsoles, and I asked them not to stitch through the Dainite. They said that was okay, and actually told me that they usually do not stitch all the way through double Dainite, especially when there is a midsole. I also requested that they clean up the welt edges (which were rather worn and faded) and put on a dark brown finish on the edges.

 

Needless to say, they fulfilled my requests exactly and I was quite pleased. Total cost was $125. The same service at B.Nelson would have been over $200 (I checked).

 

These are SUPER chunky and have a really commanding presence. I love it.

 

As you can see, I took pictures of one shoe from the resoled pair next to one shoe from my other pair of Ravello LWBs, which are on a normal double leather sole. 

 

 

 

 

post #110758 of 122416
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Originally Posted by JSO1 View Post
 

Ravello LWB today. I had this resoled from crepe to double Dainite (with a midsole). It's so chunky now, I love it. It's also got the dark mahogany welt.

 

My other Ravello LWB is on double leather with an antique welt and edge, so they complement each other well.

 

 

wow, love the rolls and shine! your two ravellos def compliment each other. maybe consider color 8 as well? 

post #110759 of 122416
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Originally Posted by JezeC View Post
 

wow, love the rolls and shine! your two ravellos def compliment each other. maybe consider color 8 as well? 


At this point, I'm basically trying to decide between two things:

 

(1) Alden Color #8 LWB (just sold my Florsheim LWB so I don't have a burgundy shell LWB, but I do have AE cambridges in burgundy shell so I do have a burgundy shell shoe)

(2) Carmina Color #2 captoe bal (very bold color which I'm slightly concerned about wearing to work at my business casual law firm)

post #110760 of 122416
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I have these and the tongue is unlined suede and never stays in place! Do you have the same issue? If so, do you do anything about it? I have seen some SFers build a leather tongue fastener and others get a cobbler to sew it in place.

I do not have a problem with the tongues on these boots.
I do however have the problem you're describing with another pair of Alden boots. I have not tried doing anything to fix it. I just let the tongue shift and don't worry about it. They are just shoes after all.
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