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PSA: Fransboone Color 8 x brass hardware cap toe boot restocked. Who knows if that's the last batch of Color 8 x brass. Act quick if you are interested.

 

http://www.fransboonestore.com/collections/alden/products/re-stock-of-alden-cordovan-8-parajumper-boots


Edited by stevefok - 8/31/15 at 6:51pm
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Originally Posted by usfpaul82 View Post

not sure if this is allowed, but can anyone tell me anything about these on ebay?  I searched the style number and couldn't find a thing.  Worth a restore?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/201417108649?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Unless MrDV is correct about MTO, I doubt that Alden will restore due to the Dainite sole.
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Unless MrDV is correct about MTO, I doubt that Alden will restore due to the Dainite sole.

furthermore, shoes that have already needed a restore due to heavy wearing by someone else are never worth a restore by you. you're buying old beat shoes for $100+ then paying $150+ to restore them? you end up paying $250+ for old uppers / leather and a footbed broken into someones else's foot. that's crazy.

I'm all about lightly used shoes and the secondary market in general, you can get a tremendous shoe collection at a massive discount. I have rare color shell, C&J's, exclusive sought after models, etc (LIndrick, C&J Peal shell boot, Ultimate Indy, AE Kenwood in cigar shell, color 8 LHS, whiskey venetian) and on average I paid about $250 per.

but shoes that have already been worn say 35 - 50 times...nope
post #115684 of 122416
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Loving my Aldens!

I am glad, you are looking mighty fine and those look like nice new Selvedges. Still has the fuzz on them. :-)

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2210's for me today.
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Looking superb as always BK!!! :-)

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Originally Posted by gatormd View Post

If you had to pick one cordovan shoe from Alden, what would be the iconic one?

That is tough between the 975 (Color 8 LWBs) and the 563 (Color 8 Tassel). Both are very special shoes and Alden invented the modern tassel loafer as we now know it, but I still have to give the edge to the 975. Same mode has been in production since 1958. Originally only cost $15 per shoe or $30 per pair.

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Snuff LHS today
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Looking superb Don!!!

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the alden gunboat duhh
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Those are superb my friend.

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Nonsense .. Quote is dumb as dirt. Upon graduation from University and being employed by Fortue 500 company. The Shell #8 Tassel was standard MO on the street. LHS for weekends. Go Tassel, looks better and will fit more diverse dressing. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

I concur. It is a great model and was my first foray into the AldenArmy. I absolutely love my pair. Yours looked mighty fine today!

-Mike
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Originally Posted by stevefok View Post
 

PSA: Fransboone Color 8 x brass hardware cap toe boot restocked. Who knows if that's the last batch of Color 8 x brass. Act quick if you are interested.

 

http://www.fransboonestore.com/collections/alden/products/re-stock-of-alden-cordovan-8-parajumper-boots


Thanks for the heads up! Have been waiting for these for ages and finally ordered a pair! hopefully the sizing works. I am 8.5D in Barrie, 8.5E in Leydon and I ordered 8.5E in for these Grant boots.

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I have the #8 PTB already as well as some others which I failed to specifically note in my initial post, but have done so above.  The LS one appears to be harder to obtain hence, my decision plus it leaves room open for a WT boot with dark edging and welt!  

Great observation and gave me a chance to sit back with a scotch Saturday night and think it through.  I think both will work, depending upon meetings and travel schedule and forced me to take a good look at my existing shoes.  I think the LS version will fit in nicely, and keep open the door for a shoe that is perhaps easier to obtain as noted above.  Thank you for the time to comment! 

Appreciate it Shawnc!  I agree that the LS version is more casual and full disclosure I tend to adhere with the traditional thought that a blucher is not for a suit so I really would only wear it with trousers and an odd jacket.  While this is a bit old fashioned, it's something to which I have recently tried to adhere, plus it means I need to buy more shoes!   

I truly loved the dark edging for a more formal business look, and agree either way I would be happy.  Looking for a boot version now with that aesthetic.  Thanks!
Mike - thanks for taking the time to respond and for all your posts, pictures and website.  The love you have for these shoes, information you share, and manner in which you respond to long time and new posters really helped "enable" me!  As noted, I went with the LS version as the wife liked it, it seemed much more difficult to come by, but more importantly I currently have more opportunities to dress a bit more casual and so I think it will get a good amount of wear.  Further, I've already begun looking at a few versions of the AF79 which I think would deliver enough difference between the shoes for different environments.  I'll definitely consider Toppy's or hopefully, order a boot on commando soon which would also solve the problem in a more fun way!   

Thanks for your kind words. I am glad that you made a decision. Yours definitely sounds like a reasonable one. Having your wife like them is definitely a huge bonus. I look forward to seeing these SWBs and the shoes that follow in their footsteps.

-Mike
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I had those FB boots briefly and sadly returned them as the Grant last was just a touch stunning. They were amazing though.
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I had those FB boots briefly and sadly returned them as the Grant last was just a touch stunning. They were amazing though.

Haha the Grant last is more than just a touch stunning!
I guess you couldn't handle the awesome biggrin.gif
j/k



J. Crew Snuff/ color 8 saddles

Finally scored a pair barely worn on eBay!
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Originally Posted by tricky View Post

I had those FB boots briefly and sadly returned them as the Grant last was just a touch stunning. They were amazing though.


These will be my first Grant last Aldens... Neervous to see whether they fit well on me! I have managed suede Hampton in 8.5D and shell Plaza in 8.5E so I am optimistic.

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Haha the Grant last is more than just a touch stunning!
I guess you couldn't handle the awesome biggrin.gif
j/k



J. Crew Snuff/ color 8 saddles

Finally scored a pair barely worn on eBay!

 

Rocking them well, too!

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Originally Posted by stevefok View Post

PSA: Fransboone Color 8 x brass hardware cap toe boot restocked. Who knows if that's the last batch of Color 8 x brass. Act quick if you are interested.

http://www.fransboonestore.com/collections/alden/products/re-stock-of-alden-cordovan-8-parajumper-boots

My size is still available. Must resist...
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Originally Posted by BenLeaman View Post

Haha the Grant last is more than just a touch stunning!
I guess you couldn't handle the awesome biggrin.gif
j/k
J. Crew Snuff/ color 8 saddles
Finally scored a pair barely worn on eBay!
Ben Ben Ben Ben....
I was paying close attention to that listing. I'm glad you ended up with them.
Great pick up, they look amazing.
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Originally Posted by wonsmithr8 View Post


510xx?

Yep! 

@mdubs Thanks. Used them maybe 15 times or so :D

post #115694 of 122416
Sadly to know fransboone parajumper will no longer available in the future. I am waiting for Tassels hampton brass eyelet plain toe boot, so i guess i will never get it....
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Speaking of Tassels and Hampton boots. I saw the picture of the milkshake suede Hampton boots on their Instagram a few weeks ago and was very impressed! I think Hampton looks great as a boot last.

 

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