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Hmmm. Never heard of that before so I don't have an answer. Quite interested in learning more, though.

Well..... I'll let you know more about it myself then. I loved the look so much I went ahead and ordered a pair

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what is the approximate amount of the typical annual Alden price increase?

 

Probably $15... We won't have another price increase until around February though if history is to be believed...

 

-Mike

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Color 8 is incredible that is my take away from the collection above. I need some new color 8....I decided. 2210, 990, 975 maybe a Indy.
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$15 I will take, in the past I believe I have seen incrimental adjustments as high as $40.
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I think the last hike was approx. $30...
post #113436 of 122416
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Color 8 is incredible that is my take away from the collection above. I need some new color 8....I decided. 2210, 990, 975 maybe a Indy.

If you come across any 8 on antique welt let me know. I'm just getting into the Alden shell game and it's bananas how hard it is to acquire.
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Most of my special make ups I acquired i. The first 6 months of my Alden journey. When I looked back at it now I am amazed at what I acquired, literally I called Madison 30 minutes after their Cigar Indys arrived, my favorite make up to this day. I will advise you if I hear anything tricky brick and mortar has some color8/antique make ups coming down the pipeline. Leffot also does a naval and tanker boot at well as ptb with an antique trim.
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Color 8 is incredible that is my take away from the collection above. I need some new color 8....I decided. 2210, 990, 975 maybe a Indy.

I have just gone through the same wave with Black Shell Cordovan. Black is very under appreciated here, but after getting a Black LHS, I decided to get the Black Tassel, Perf Cap Toe Balmoral, NST Blucher and a new Semi-Brogue. Just waiting on the Tassel loafer and they are all super beautiful. Very happy with them. I will get some pics up sooner or later. :-)

-Mike
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$15 I will take, in the past I believe I have seen incrimental adjustments as high as $40.

 

I'm no expert, but I vaguely remember bumps more on that end of the spectrum.

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*Gents - posting this in a few places as it might interest folks in various threads, so forgive me for the cross-posting)*

I've been on a bit of a "shell kick" lately. I've tried to collect as much of the spectrum of shells that Horween offers as is feasible (and reasonable). I decided this afternoon to take out my shell shoes and boots and take a few photos. Perhaps this will help those of you who are interested in the various colors of shell, and to see the differences between them.

Using the first photo as a reference, here are the models/colors:

Top row (left to right):
  • Black shell - Alden Plain Toe Boot, leather sole - 379X last (TheShoeMart irregulars)
  • Navy shell - Allen Edmonds Dundee, Dainite sole - 511 last (MTO, trunk show) 
  • Color #8 shell - Alden Wingtip Boot, leather sole - Barrie last (Alden DC)
  • Cigar shell - Alden Cap Toe Boot, leather sole - Barrie last (Alden of Madison)
  • Dark Cognac shell (called "Brown" by AE) - Allen Edmonds Strand, JR sole - 65 last (Altman's in Chicago)
  • Walnut shell - Allen Edmonds Dalton, JR sole - 511 last (MTO)

Bottom row (right to left):
  • Ravello shell - Alden Longwing Blucher, leather sole - Barrie last (Leffot)
  • Cognac shell - Carmina 922, leather sole - Rain last (Carmina direct)
  • Whiskey shell - Alden Plain Toe Blucher, leather sole - Barrie last (Alden SF)
  • Natural shell - Allen Edmonds MacNeil, JR sole - 97 last (MTO, trunk show)
  • Color #2 shell (called "Rubi" by Carmina) - Carmina 80105, JR sole - Simpson last (Carmina direct)

As you can see, some colors overlap quite a lot (like Walnut/Ravello and Whiskey/Cognac), while others are very different. I have a few other pairs of shell shoes, but they're the same color (another Alden LWB in Ravello, and an AE Cambridge in Color #8), so I didn't add them to this lineup.

At this point, I'm pretty satisfied with the collection. I'm thinking to perhaps replace the Cigar captoe boot with a Cigar LWB, and to acquire a Carmina derby in green shell. If AE does another trunk show, I might try to get another color that I don't have, but for now I'm pretty well satisfied.

Anyway, hope this color comparison is useful to some of you.

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Amazing collection! As mentioned above, King is King
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Originally Posted by JSO1 View Post
 

*Gents - posting this in a few places as it might interest folks in various threads, so forgive me for the cross-posting)*

 

I've been on a bit of a "shell kick" lately. I've tried to collect as much of the spectrum of shells that Horween offers as is feasible (and reasonable). I decided this afternoon to take out my shell shoes and boots and take a few photos. Perhaps this will help those of you who are interested in the various colors of shell, and to see the differences between them.

 

Using the first photo as a reference, here are the models/colors:

 

Top row (left to right):

 

  • Black shell - Alden Plain Toe Boot, leather sole - 379X last (TheShoeMart irregulars)
  • Navy shell - Allen Edmonds Dundee, Dainite sole - 511 last (MTO, trunk show) 
  • Color #8 shell - Alden Wingtip Boot, leather sole - Barrie last (Alden DC)
  • Cigar shell - Alden Cap Toe Boot, leather sole - Barrie last (Alden of Madison)
  • Dark Cognac shell (called "Brown" by AE) - Allen Edmonds Strand, JR sole - 65 last (Altman's in Chicago)
  • Walnut shell - Allen Edmonds Dalton, JR sole - 511 last (MTO)

 

Bottom row (right to left):

 

  • Ravello shell - Alden Longwing Blucher, leather sole - Barrie last (Leffot)
  • Cognac shell - Carmina 922, leather sole - Rain last (Carmina direct)
  • Whiskey shell - Alden Plain Toe Blucher, leather sole - Barrie last (Alden SF)
  • Natural shell - Allen Edmonds MacNeil, JR sole - 97 last (MTO, trunk show)
  • Color #2 shell (called "Rubi" by Carmina) - Carmina 80105, JR sole - Simpson last (Carmina direct)

 

As you can see, some colors overlap quite a lot (like Walnut/Ravello and Whiskey/Cognac), while others are very different. I have a few other pairs of shell shoes, but they're the same color (another Alden LWB in Ravello, and an AE Cambridge in Color #8), so I didn't add them to this lineup.

 

At this point, I'm pretty satisfied with the collection. I'm thinking to perhaps replace the Cigar captoe boot with a Cigar LWB, and to acquire a Carmina derby in green shell. If AE does another trunk show, I might try to get another color that I don't have, but for now I'm pretty well satisfied.

 

Anyway, hope this color comparison is useful to some of you.

 

 

just saw this over on gyw.. outstanding collection!

post #113442 of 122416
The black shell semi brogue is high on my list. I keep looking at AoM s instagram....
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Really wish wash dc would start an instagram.
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Really wish wash dc would start an instagram.
Would be awesome if Alden did, but I doubt the even know what a computer or smart phone is.
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Really wish wash dc would start an instagram.

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Would be awesome if Alden did, but I doubt the even know what a computer or smart phone is.

The factory would not allow this. I have talked to them about it in the past.
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