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Sharing a story with a point that is other than what may appear obvious in the beginning. I think Don posted these on Monday and as @alcibiades said, they were as nice as any Alden blucher I've ever seen. I thought about reaching out to AoM and decided it would be a waste of time. Fast forward to this morning and the email I got indicating that one of their stock models that I had expressed an interest in was in stock and they wanted to know if I was interested. I respectfully declined and jokingly indicated that I'd take one of those cigar shortwings. It was completely written in jest but I understand that context is tough with email. I got a response in less than 5 minutes and the first sentence read - you may have just hit the lotto. Apparently someone changed their mind and he was just about to put the pair on the floor. Shoes are being shipped to me today. I got my whiskey PTB's from AoDC under similar circumstances. As someone who doesn't have the retail connections as others, I've found that getting rare shells is often a matter of luck. I also believe that you can make your own luck with extra effort.

The point of the story is never to assume and always be willing to make a call or send an email if you see a shoe you really like. The extra effort can pay off.

Appreciate the comments on the story and it has a happy ending. See-gars arrived today and they are flawless.




Very happy with how this played.
post #114452 of 122416
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Mike, I don't see natural shell on your graph, yet I know you own a few pairs. Please correct this oversight ASAP, m'kay???


PS, ever thought of dipping your toe into some Horween green shell, a la Carmina or AE?

Pepper, I intentionally cutoff the list after my third Ravello shoe. They are in descending order of darkness, so Black on top and Whiskey on bottom. Suedes and CXL are at the very bottom below Shell Cordovan makeups.

The graph is made via an "Analysis" tab, which I haven't updated in a while. I guess that I should just convert it into a pivot table so that it updates more dynamically...

I thought a lot about getting a Green Shell Cordovan model during the AE Trunk Show. I got very close, but decided against it, I do not regret that decision. I partly couldn't decide if I wanted a Double Monk, Tassel, or LWB. To me, since I usually dress formally or semi-formally, Green Shell would be useful on Christmas and St. Patrick's Day and that is about it. My good friend, MrDV, has a Green Shell LWB from Carmina. He advised me against getting the Green Shell. Pretty sure he has worn those LWBs maybe once or twice... :-)

-Mike

Don't let stevent hear you say such heretical things about green shell!

Carmina

Tricker's



And to keep this somewhat Alden related, some rubi and #4.
post #114453 of 122416
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Not at all. My guess is that there are many on this thread who feel exactly as you do. Given your background, you don't seem like a chronic complainer, and if you were, so what. I'll never understand the argument that because Aldens 'only' cost $700 versus a $1,200 pair from another maker that you shouldn't expect a similar level of quality. That's insane. The overwhelming majority of people would be happy to own a $200 pair of shoes. When one spends $700, he has every right to expect a flawless pair of shoes. Someone else spending $1,200 doesn't change that basic fact.

The only minor imperfections on Aldens seem to be on someone else's shoes. We all get ticked when it happens to us. The fact that you choose to vent is normal and understandable. Heck, isn't that what a forum is for?

I learned a lot from your experience and I'm guessing many others did as well thanks for sharing.


Thank you for the kind words and the support, I really appreciate it.

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Thank you for the kind words and the support, I really appreciate it.

 

post #114455 of 122416
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Appreciate the comments on the story and it has a happy ending. See-gars arrived today and they are flawless.
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Very happy with how this played.

Shawn - what kind of shoe storage you rocking?  I have the racks from JAB but each level is generally not high enough without using the extenders and i feel like it might topple over any time.  Yours looks much nicer and more sturdy.

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Appreciate the comments on the story and it has a happy ending. See-gars arrived today and they are flawless.



Very happy with how this played.

 

post #114457 of 122416
JS01 bud I might join you on those EB color 4 did you get answer for sizing I am assuming it's,rain size or half a size down.
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JS01 bud I might join you on those EB color 4 did you get answer for sizing I am assuming it's,rain size or half a size down.

 

Not yet, but Skoak's website shows October delivery. Probably best to take this discussion over to the EB or Skoak thread.

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Shawn - what kind of shoe storage you rocking?  I have the racks from JAB but each level is generally not high enough without using the extenders and i feel like it might topple over any time.  Yours looks much nicer and more sturdy.

Was wondering the same thing.
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Appreciate the comments on the story and it has a happy ending. See-gars arrived today and they are flawless.




Very happy with how this played.

Great story.  Very glad for you.  Fantastic shoe

post #114461 of 122416
Yes sir those are lovely shoes
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Too funny. Thanks JSO1

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Shawn - what kind of shoe storage you rocking?  I have the racks from JAB but each level is generally not high enough without using the extenders and i feel like it might topple over any time.  Yours looks much nicer and more sturdy.

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Was wondering the same thing.

Thanks guys. Storage rack from Frontgate. The unit come with 2 shelves and I brought 2 units and have it stacked 3 high. 4th shelf sits on the floor in my closet. Eventually I'll probably stack it. It is very sturdy and roomy. Extenders not necessary.
post #114463 of 122416
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Great story.  Very glad for you.  Fantastic shoe

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Yes sir those are lovely shoes

Thanks guys. Extra shout to you DonL. It was your post that put this in motion for me.
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post #114465 of 122416
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Too funny. Thanks JSO1

Thanks guys. Storage rack from Frontgate. The unit come with 2 shelves and I brought 2 units and have it stacked 3 high. 4th shelf sits on the floor in my closet. Eventually I'll probably stack it. It is very sturdy and roomy. Extenders not necessary.


Thanks shawn.  Will take a look.

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