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From what I can gather, it looks like this was a 2010 run for LeatherSoul: http://leathersoul.com/2010/11/22/alden-shoes-4x4-ptb-lsw/

 

I wonder what the price was back then and how many were made - rarity of makeups usually drives up price too (which we all know color 2, 4 are RARE as is, especially for Alden).  The market for rare shell (and yes, a lot of Asian market sellers) is definitely booming. 

 

It's amazing to be able to sell a shoe (even cigar, whiskey, ravello) that you bought years ago and sell for no loss (even well worn) or make some profit in come cases.  I might have to do the same when my kids go to college lol

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That's a lot of money for a red shoe.
Lol, well said. a red shoe that will eventually turn brown.  But if he can get more power to him, it is extremely rare and supply demand tips in his favor.  For my taste, I have many other purchases I would prefer to make with that sum, but to each their own.

I wish him the best. And, to be clear, I am not being critical, just making a statement of fact.

It is indeed a rare shoe. I actually think there is an outside chance he gets a bid.
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I wish him the best. And, to be clear, I am not being critical, just making a statement of fact.

It is indeed a rare shoe. I actually think there is an outside chance he gets a bid.

I read it as intended - no miscommunication, Cheers.

post #117214 of 122416
I'll take the opposite point of view. It's Alden Color #4, which Alden does not produce any longer. Also, the 4x4 shoe was produced in a small run. Unlike Color #4 boots, this is a less common style; although it may not be attractive to everyone.

I think the price level for starting bids is near where the market has been for this sort of Alden shoe. I would not buy them, but I have passed on and sold Color #4.
post #117215 of 122416

hi guys! I was wondering what products do u guys use to restore sole edges? I found that allen edmonds edge dressing seem to be a popular choice but I was unsure which tone is the appropriate one. For antique edges, do i go with chilli or brown edge dressing? :) 

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Originally Posted by JR Magat View Post

From what I can gather, it looks like this was a 2010 run for LeatherSoul: http://leathersoul.com/2010/11/22/alden-shoes-4x4-ptb-lsw/

I wonder what the price was back then and how many were made - rarity of makeups usually drives up price too (which we all know color 2, 4 are RARE as is, especially for Alden).  The market for rare shell (and yes, a lot of Asian market sellers) is definitely booming. 

It's amazing to be able to sell a shoe (even cigar, whiskey, ravello) that you bought years ago and sell for no loss (even well worn) or make some profit in come cases.  I might have to do the same when my kids go to college lol

retail price was no more than any other shell back then, they were probably $600 ish. but they never really were for sale to the public, they went to LS's best customers.

still think this is largely an Alden thing. there is a #2 Carmina in B/S here sitting for like $500
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retail price was no more than any other shell back then, they were probably $600 ish. but they never really were for sale to the public, they went to LS's best customers.

still think this is largely an Alden thing. there is a #2 Carmina in B/S here sitting for like $500


Agree 100%.  And yes, from the comments in the link, it looks like the shoes were pretty much already accounted for. 

 

If i'm not mistaken, didn't someone here wear this exact makeup recently?

 

Also, non-Color 4 talk, I bought a pair of used 990's from eBay that arrive today, and I'll be sending them to Randy the Cobbler to convert the edging & welt to antique.  I'll post pictures of the finished project or progress photos he sends

post #117218 of 122416
Fwiw,
I have red shoes from carmina. They're amazing, but do not scratch the red Alden shoe itch. They're different lasts with different aesthetics.
Similar to buying shell Leeds and then trying on 990s.
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Fwiw,
I have red shoes from carmina. They're amazing, but do not scratch the red Alden shoe itch. They're different lasts with different aesthetics.
Similar to buying shell Leeds and then trying on 990s.

sure, they are different but I'm not sure inferior. I guess it's just befuddling how people go so much more bonkers for rare shell from Alden than rare shell from comparable or even better makers. I recently picked up sweet whiskey shell loafers from Rancourt (high quality, American shoe maker), if they were branded "Alden" they could have sold for 2x as much.
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Anybody have a link to those $2,500 Color 4 PTBs on eBay? I'm curious to look but cannot seem to find them.
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Anybody have a link to those $2,500 Color 4 PTBs on eBay? I'm curious to look but cannot seem to find them.

Here you go

http://www.ebay.com/ulk/itm/321880273884
post #117222 of 122416
Anyone in the States ever purchase from Unipair? They have Vtip in shell on Barrie that I'm interested in.
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Anyone in the States ever purchase from Unipair? They have Vtip in shell on Barrie that I'm interested in.

Yeah - He's awesome very easy to deal with and ships promptly. Feel free to PM any addtl Q's.

post #117224 of 122416
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Here you go

http://www.ebay.com/ulk/itm/321880273884

Thanks for the link. "Buy it now" clicked! wink.gif

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Anyone in the States ever purchase from Unipair? They have Vtip in shell on Barrie that I'm interested in.

I've never bought from Unipair but I actually did a trade with one of their employees (I have no idea how big the store is so maybe it was the owner?) and it worked out very smoothly. My biggest concern whenever I get something from an overseas seller is import fees and duties. I was hit with nothing on our end. Unipair even through in a really nice shoe brush and shoe horn and some other stuff. I wouldn't hesitate buying from them in the future.
post #117225 of 122416

Had some fun at lunch today since I was working at home.  The new LWB's:

 

What they are replacing:  (J&M Hutchins)

I might have these refurbed with a Dainite sole as a beater pair

 

Side by side:

 

Should have stopped down a bit so the J&M is in focus, but...

 

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