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Their service is subpar though
I've heard. I hear that management leaves important packages to be shipped by untrained personnel.... wink.gif
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Their service is subpar though

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I've heard. I hear that management leaves important packages to be shipped by untrained personnel.... wink.gif


hahahah wink.gif It's all good! I can't complain!
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Alden 4065 again



More black shell

 

 I like the look of these! very military looking!

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Have been searching for something like the Unionmade Jasper Dover ( color 8 shell dover with eyelets and commando sole), anyone has clue which retailer has something similar?

 

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Have been searching for something like the Unionmade Jasper Dover ( color 8 shell dover with eyelets and commando sole), anyone has clue which retailer has something similar?


Those are different would also like to know but would love to get them in different color.
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Someone please educate me: why is it so difficult to find a pair of dark brown cordovan longwings or plain toe blucher from alden? If the dark brown cordovan is so limited and rare, how does Allen Edmonds offer so many models in dark brown shell?
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Someone please educate me: why is it so difficult to find a pair of dark brown cordovan longwings or plain toe blucher from alden? If the dark brown cordovan is so limited and rare, how does Allen Edmonds offer so many models in dark brown shell?
It is my opinion that Alden limits the colors just because. Every other maker gets/has dark brown cordovan. I think some would make the point that Alden might use superior shells to these other companies, but I don't think this is the case anymore.

In Alden's defense...any color shell is increasingly difficult to get from them.
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Someone please educate me: why is it so difficult to find a pair of dark brown cordovan longwings or plain toe blucher from alden? If the dark brown cordovan is so limited and rare, how does Allen Edmonds offer so many models in dark brown shell?

 

Sir, 

 

What size is your foot?

 

Alden in general are in much higher demand than AE, hence their unavailability.

 

Alden is a much smaller operation than AE, when I took a tour of the AE factory last year, I was told that AE was up to 1,000 pairs a day...

 

I would be surprised if Alden does that in a month...

 

And finally, the unavailability of Alden in general only adds to the mystique of the brand, which is good for Aldenology.

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alpine - #8 saddles x tsm

 

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Historically, Alden has prioritized color 8 over dark brown when it comes to cordovan. Other makers (Crockett and Jones/RL, Allen Edmonds) didn't do this. As a result, Alden simply hasn't made the same amount of dark brown cordovan as it has in black and color 8; this will not change in the future. Given a limited amount of shell and the need to produce color 8 and black shoes, other colors will be produced less.

I don't know if you can even call cigar "dark brown" - it ranges anything from really dark brown to milk chocolate to kind of a brown/olive hybrid. For consistent "dark brown," look to RL's Marlow line.
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Those are nice
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Sir, 

 

What size is your foot?

 

Alden in general are in much higher demand than AE, hence their unavailability.

 

Alden is a much smaller operation than AE, when I took a tour of the AE factory last year, I was told that AE was up to 1,000 pairs a day...

 

I would be surprised if Alden does that in a month...

 

And finally, the unavailability of Alden in general only adds to the mystique of the brand, which is good for Aldenology.

 

I am size 9D in AE Park Ave.  On Barrie last i'm either 8.5 or 8, not sure yet.

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I am size 9D in AE Park Ave.  On Barrie last i'm either 8.5 or 8, not sure yet.

 

Yes Sir,

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/503266/alden-horween-cigar-shell-cordovan-captoe-boots-commando-sole-grant-last-8-5e

 

Your Welcome.

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Thanks Watchman, but I'm specifically looking for a longwing or plain toe blucher, preferably with standard double leather sole.  Also, I think E width would be too wide.

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A 8.5E Grant and a 9D AE 65 will be similar.  The Grant being a tad wider but not much.

 

The Grant is referred to as a "Tweener" last by us here, that is to say it is on the larger side of TTS.

 

Also, don't forget that a boot, especially with a commando sole, will provide a more forgiving fit.  That is to say, you may want it a tad big anyway.

 

Alden boots run a little small generally speaking IMHO.

 

And finally, you have already bemoaned the rare nature of Alden Cigar....and there on the B&S is a grail pair.

 

That Cap Toe boot on Grant is one of the more iconic models in recent times...

 

I would seriously consider them if I were you.

 

Thanks.

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