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@zippyh great collection, and your #4 looks great, not as orange as the one on the bay for sale!
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Can anyone link the auction?

Oh man those photos are incredible... What a great collection!
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2 hours left on eBay for the #4 saddle shoes. decisions.gifstirpot.gifsatisfied.gifnest.gif

I never judge what people spend their money on, but wow, $1,400. The Alden rare shell game is out of control.
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I never judge what people spend their money on, but wow, $1,400. The Alden rare shell game is out of control.

Totally agree...
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I may dump some #4 at these multiples. Crazy.
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I bought  a pair of AF60 from Alden of Carmel but I might want to get half a size down (these are a 9US B/D in barrie last, I wear a 8UK E in the C&J Grasmere last 325 for reference)

 

I tried them on a carpeted surface but the first crease appeared anyway. Do you think it's big enough not to be able to exchange them? Thanks!

 

Also side question but are the alden shoe trees one size fits all? I asked to get the shoe trees that matches the shoe size but I can't find any size on the shoe tree.

 

 

carpet helps with eliminating scratches, but you cannot bend them with that much force. if you were buying these shoes from someone else, would you accept them as new? probably not

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carpet helps with eliminating scratches, but you cannot bend them with that much force. if you were buying these shoes from someone else, would you accept them as new? probably not
Well said & I agree
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I may dump some #4 at these multiples. Crazy.

Lets see some pics of your #4's....
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The many shades of Ravello and Whiskey and #4.
Front row: Ravello, Ravello, Ravello, whiskey (C&J), whiskey (C&J), whiskey, whiskey, #4
Back: whiskey (Alfred Sargent), Marlowe (RL), #4

The Ravello PTBs are about 6 months old, the C&J wingtips are brand new.




Just a few quick thoughts.......

I can't put my finger on why, but these shoes have the look of an owner who thoroughly enjoys wearing his shoes. Don't get me wrong, they look amazing, but they have aged well.
What strikes me most (other than the obvious variety) is how little variation there seems to be in the colors. There seems to be little variation within each color. Ravello's look the same and the same observation within the whiskey and #4's. Maybe Aldens QC is not as bad as some would lead you to believe.
Lastly, I have enjoyed this post as much as any I have read. Thanks for taking the time to stage and post.
post #113126 of 122416
@Shawnc the end of the day they are all brown and the more they get worn the more they will all start to look alike.

I have some older number 8 that essentially looks brown too. Most on here have such extensive rotations that their shells will probably retain their original color much longer.
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That is very true & make sense.
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anybody have some pics of very well worn color 8? Just wondering how light they might get as mine as relatively new.

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anybody have some pics of very well worn color 8? Just wondering how light they might get as mine as relatively new.

 

is this worn out enough? :D

 

(tumblr - #alden #shell #cordovan #modifiedlast #boots in need of a little care. We are going to deconstruct, repair, patch and rebuild this classic adventurers boot for many more years of use. (at Moulded Shoe Inc.)

 

here is the after repair shot


Edited by ibitegirls - 7/12/15 at 8:52pm
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^ I'm really interested in seeing the post-repair results. Very cool!

Edit: Nevermind. Just looked them up on Moulded Shoe's IG account. Very cool repair.
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