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Originally Posted by coffeequeen View Post
newbie-type question: does Alden ever offer the #8 cordovan shell plain-toe monkstrap in a last other than the Aberdeen? I know the monk has been offered with the Plaza last in calfskin, but have they ever done something in #8 shell with the modified or trubalance lasts, or similar? thanks.

"Alden" doesn't really vary from its standard line-up of shoes. "X" model is offered in some calf and black/color 8 shell on the "Y" last. Certain retailers will order runs of special make-ups; some are one-offs and some are signature-type make-ups where the retailer will have it in inventory as their special make-up.

The monk strap isn't the most popular shoe - there is less buzz associated with it. IMO a retailer isn't going to tie up the cash for a model that won't sell out quickly. Tom at Leather Soul did a NST monk strap last year in Ravello which is my favorite pair of shoes but aside from that I have not seen another special make-up monk and wouldn't expect to see many in the future.
post #14372 of 122416
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Originally Posted by jhcam8 View Post
Why couldn't you wear these w/denim?

I def can wear it with denim, but I'm an apc petit standard guy vs a Levis 501 guy. I guess it's about being overly preppy haha...

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Originally Posted by HorseHide View Post
+1 But...understand how the Van last fits (for me it isn't as simple as just sizing down a half size like with the Barrie)

Totally agree on van last being tricky to fit (slip ons in general are). I do have experience though in this case
post #14373 of 122416
they should take the standard #8 monk and slap a medallion on it. instant 2x sales
post #14374 of 122416
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Originally Posted by coffeequeen View Post
newbie-type question: does Alden ever offer the #8 cordovan shell plain-toe monkstrap in a last other than the Aberdeen? I know the monk has been offered with the Plaza last in calfskin, but have they ever done something in #8 shell with the modified or trubalance lasts, or similar? thanks.
The monkstrap is also produced on the Leydon last.
post #14375 of 122416
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Originally Posted by mr chorizo View Post
Totally agree on van last being tricky to fit (slip ons in general are). I do have experience though in this case

Last bit of advice - Citishoes in NY has done a whisky LHS for a number of years, most often with dark edge trim (unlike Mac's which are the natural or antique edge trim). IMO the Citishoes version isn't as atrractive.

Other than that - go for it.
post #14376 of 122416
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Originally Posted by pebblegrain View Post
they should take the standard #8 monk and slap a medallion on it. instant 2x sales

Shoe Mart has a medallion monk makeup although it also has a captoe.
post #14377 of 122416
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Originally Posted by jhcam8 View Post
nice legs

prosthesis hips and knees does work wonders. only recommended if you need it
post #14378 of 122416
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Originally Posted by mr chorizo View Post
Saw a pair of these for sale used, worthwhile purchase for a guy who wears denim 6 days a week?

i wear whiskey lhs with everything except a suit
post #14379 of 122416
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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post
Shoe Mart has a medallion monk makeup although it also has a captoe.
Quite so: http://www.theshoemart.com/alden-men..._cordovan.html Not my style, but on sale. Someone else grab these, please! Size 12 only apparently.
post #14380 of 122416

color 8 lhs
argyles otc
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Do the LHS's have decent arch support? Most loafers do not (and make my feet hurt as a result).
post #14382 of 122416
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Originally Posted by number9dream View Post
Do the LHS's have decent arch support? Most loafers do not (and make my feet hurt as a result).

i believe there is a steel shank in the LHS for some support. But they also have a low instep and for some that can be an issue...
post #14383 of 122416
Alden @ Walmart to match them shoesss ...
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Originally Posted by randomkoreandude View Post
Alden @ Walmart to match them shoesss ...
haaa, oh dear
post #14385 of 122416
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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post
Shoe Mart has a medallion monk makeup although it also has a captoe.

and it just doesn't work
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