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Is there supposed to be a slight plasticy sound when breaking in the shell?
post #22517 of 122416
Does anyone know if someone stocks a captoe boot in shell on the Trubalance last?
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Does anyone have some comments/insight for these Shell Indys?

Looking for some wear pics, from boots maybe 2-3 years old.... and whether they are on the Trubalance last ... and if you topy'd the leather sole
post #22519 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Abecedarian View Post

I was in the downtown Manhattan Brooks Brothers the other week and noticed that they didn't have any shell cordovan shoes in stock.  I asked a salesperson about it and he said they were on  a shell hiatus, but wasn't sure why or for how long.  Yesterday I stopped into Alden on Madison and mentioned it to one of the guys.  He said that BB was being punished for selling Shell at 25% off.  Has anyone else heard about this?  Are other Brooks Brothers still selling shell?


I don't know the answer but they have them online and in stock. I just ordered the Brooks Brothers Alden PTB in black shell.
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Originally Posted by Abecedarian View Post

I was in the downtown Manhattan Brooks Brothers the other week and noticed that they didn't have any shell cordovan shoes in stock.  I asked a salesperson about it and he said they were on  a shell hiatus, but wasn't sure why or for how long.  Yesterday I stopped into Alden on Madison and mentioned it to one of the guys.  He said that BB was being punished for selling Shell at 25% off.  Has anyone else heard about this?  Are other Brooks Brothers still selling shell?


the downtown brooks brothers (on broadway in Flatiron....if that's what you are referring to), is hardly a real BB in my opinion and carries limited, if any, suiting...much less cordovan shoes.

BB.com currently has shell offerings, and i would be very surprised if Madison Ave doesn't have any shell in stock either, though I don't get up there very often. Speaking of BB.com, they have #8 LHS for 598, which makes me even more outraged at J.Crew's calf LHS pricing at 525.
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Sorry...no pic of the whole collection today....but...
Mondays are good days for Black...
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Beautiful boots! Please tell me where I can get these.

 

 

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an hour past picture monday but here is part (about half) of my collection

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1. Yeah, mine were tight across the vamp when new. They loosened up after a while.
2. Don't worry about it.

Good, good. Anyone else?
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Beautiful boots! Please tell me where I can get these.


look pretty similar to these guys http://www.alden-of-carmel.com/index.cfm/Shoes-Black_Shell_Cordovan_High_Lace_Boot_123.htm
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an hour past picture monday but here is part (about half) of my collection
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What are upper center and upper right?
post #22526 of 122416
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I cant try any of those.... my country dont stock alden..

get something they stock in your country and can be tried on...
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new and old baby

#4 Indy and Ravello LWB

469
post #22528 of 122416
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Originally Posted by WhatAboutBob View Post

My shoe collection - Mostly Alden:
Top Left to Right - Indy 404, JCrew Indy, Indy 405, Leather Soul Safari Boot (Snuff Suede)
Bottom Left to Right - JCrew #8 Chukka, #8 LWB, Ravello PTB, AE Dalton Boot (Walnut Calf)
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Pictures of the Alden Shell Cordovan:
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Picture of new AE Dalton boot:
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PS: Wife thought I was nuts taking pictures of the shoes...

Very nice! Thanks for sharing.
post #22529 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

Getting started early
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All shoes barrie last unless noted
Top row, left to right
Leffot Indy 403 (Trubalance, commnado sole), Alden DC cigar captoe (Grant, Commando), whiskey chukka from Alden NY
Middle row, left to right
Leffot Color 4 Atom (Tremont, single leather), Ravello PTB, Cigar PTB (Crepe) from Winn Perry, #8 longwing
Bottom row, left to right
Tassels unlined navy chukka (waterlock), J Crew unlined tan PTB (waterlock), Leffot lined tan suede longwing (waterlock), Leffot ravello tassels (Aberdeen, single leather)

I am going to slow down on Alden orders going forward. I am on lists for the ravello hunting boot from Tassels and a cigar longwing from Alden of Carmel (though I may cancel the longwing order). I need a black cordovan shoe (looking at the monk straps from Leather Soul) and maybe something in snuff suede but for the most part I think my collection is almost complete.
Besides these, I also have some of the Ralph Lauren Marlow cordovan and I also have some Church's shoes in calfskin. I also have a beat up pair of Gucci bit loafers from my Italian shoe days that get a resole every year. I am looking to add either some Edward Green or something similar in calfskin this year.

Wow! Great collection with a #4 and I love the cigar captoe & the blue suede chukka really rocks. Thanks for sharing.
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Old pics.
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aldenchukkas.jpg
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aldenperfcaps.jpg

Wow! I was looking forward to your pics, spectacular. Thanks for sharing.
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