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post #112981 of 122416

Thanks everyone for your input.

 

In addition to the scarcity of the dark brown shell Aldens (including cigar), I've noticed that those that do exist all seem to have the contrasting welt and sole (light tan color), adding to the casualness in my opinion.  I prefer a non-contrasting welt and sole.  Barney's has an Alden make-up in dark brown with a non-contrasted welt and sole (see pic below), but they are very limited in size.  

 

Barney's:

 

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Does anyone else sell this Alden makeup?  

 

If not, (and don't shoot me for bringing this up here), what about the Suit Supply dark brown shell blucher.  Is that worthwhile whatsoever?

 

Suit Supply:

 

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Thanks in advance for your guidance.

post #112982 of 122416
Who makes the suitsupply shoes?
post #112983 of 122416

mosy,

 

You are looking for a pair like this:

 

photo imagejpg4_zps75c26707.jpg

 

The left pair is a cigar LWB with dark edge.  There was recently a run of these done by Alden DC.  IDK when will be the next time these will be made.

 

I would strongly suggest you try the C&J Marlow in brown cordovan.  That is an incredible shoe in its own right and is perhaps one of the most iconic shoes here on SF.

post #112984 of 122416
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Originally Posted by mosy View Post
 

Suit Supply:

 

FW142621_01.jpg

Thanks in advance for your guidance.

 

 

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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post

Who makes the suitsupply shoes?

 

I don't know who makes them but I know who does not...they do not use Horween shell cordovan.

 

Which is not the end of the world.

 

I just have no experience whatsoever with these.

post #112985 of 122416
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Who makes the suitsupply shoes?

 

Ortigni in Italy

post #112986 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Watchman1 View Post
 

 

 

 

I don't know who makes them but I know who does not...they do not use Horween shell cordovan.

 

Which is not the end of the world.

 

I just have no experience whatsoever with these.

correct, not Horween.  They use Italian Horween, not sure which company.  But the shoes are made by a company called Ortigni.

post #112987 of 122416

mosy,

 

You mean Italian shell cordovan...not Italian Horween.  :)

 

They look like cool shoes...but they are not Alden's...

 

So, you must decide my friend.

 

Why don't you just have AE completely copy the Alden you want down to the T?

post #112988 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Watchman1 View Post
 

mosy,

 

You are looking for a pair like this:

 

photo imagejpg4_zps75c26707.jpg

 

The left pair is a cigar LWB with dark edge.  There was recently a run of these done by Alden DC.  IDK when will be the next time these will be made.

 

I would strongly suggest you try the C&J Marlow in brown cordovan.  That is an incredible shoe in its own right and is perhaps one of the most iconic shoes here on SF.

 

Yes!  That's the shoe I'm interested in - either exactly like that or same color upper and sole in a PTB.

The Marlow is beautiful as well, but I really want a longwing, and prefer the slightly fuller last shape of the Barrie.  (Also, it's even more expensive, if ya know what i mean)

post #112989 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Watchman1 View Post
 

mosy,

 

You are looking for a pair like this:

 

photo imagejpg4_zps75c26707.jpg

 

The left pair is a cigar LWB with dark edge.  There was recently a run of these done by Alden DC.  IDK when will be the next time these will be made.

 

I would strongly suggest you try the C&J Marlow in brown cordovan.  That is an incredible shoe in its own right and is perhaps one of the most iconic shoes here on SF.

 

Watchman - does anyone make that shoe in dark brown calf, without contrasting welt and sole?  I know JCrew has a makeup - but that brown seems really really dark.  Also, what about in PTB?  Everything I come across even in dark brown calf seems to have the light welt and sole.

post #112990 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Watchman1 View Post
 

mosy,

 

You mean Italian shell cordovan...not Italian Horween.  :)

 

They look like cool shoes...but they are not Alden's...

 

So, you must decide my friend.

 

Why don't you just have AE completely copy the Alden you want down to the T?

yes of course, slip of the brain there - italian shell!! lol

post #112991 of 122416
If you can't find the Alden you want, there are other alternatives. Carmina makes a gorgeous LWB on the Detroit last, though in the lighter cognac shell. And Vass could make you a budapester or longwing on the clunky Peter 2, 3636, or Budapest lasts in dark cognac, which is basically dark brown shell.
post #112992 of 122416
Quote:
 

 

Why don't you just have AE completely copy the Alden you want down to the T?

 

I can do that?  Which AE last is most comparable to the Barrie?  Also, just how customized can I get?  And how much will such customization cost?

post #112993 of 122416
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Originally Posted by mosy View Post
 

 

Yes!  That's the shoe I'm interested in - either exactly like that or same color upper and sole in a PTB.

The Marlow is beautiful as well, but I really want a longwing, and prefer the slightly fuller last shape of the Barrie.  (Also, it's even more expensive, if ya know what i mean)

 

mosy,

 

We have to break this news to you gently my friend.

 

This is how the Alden game works. 

 

1.  Find the shoe you are interested in buying.

2.  Find a shop that makes them.

3.  Get on the list until the next run.

4.  Wait and excruciating amount of time.  (1-2 yrs.)

4.  Buy up Alden shoes and boots in your size...especially the rare ones because you don't know when and if you will ever get them again.

5.  Become good friends with @mdubs

6.  Find other Alden homeboys in your size sitting on rare models and buy them up.

7.  Follow this thread religiously.

 

As you can imagine...I had fun making this list.

 

However, know that there is a good bit of truth in every bit of sarcasm.

 

Thanks.

post #112994 of 122416
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Originally Posted by mosy View Post

I can do that?  Which AE last is most comparable to the Barrie?  Also, just how customized can I get?  And how much will such customization cost?

Check out @mdubs AE MTO thread. You can customize just about anything for MSRP (650 for shell) + 115 markup.

The LWB (MacNeil) is made on the slightly pointier than Barrie 7 last and the PTB (Leeds) is on the round-toe 1 last.
post #112995 of 122416
Quote:
Originally Posted by Watchman1 View Post
 

 

mosy,

 

We have to break to break this news to you gently my friend.

 

This is how the Alden game works. 

 

1.  Find the shoe you are interested in buying.

2.  Find a shop that makes them.

3.  Get on the list until the next run.

4.  Wait and excruciating amount of time.  (1-2 yrs.)

4.  Buy up Alden shoes and boots in your size...especially the rare ones because you don't know when and if you will ever get them again.

5.  Become good friends with @mdubs

6.  Find other Alden homeboys in your size sitting on rare models and buy them up.

7.  Follow this thread religiously.

 

As you can imagine...I had fun making this list.

 

However, know that there is a good bit of truth in every bit of sarcasm.

 

Thanks.

 

lol, i hear ya loud and clear. 

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