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post #26146 of 122416

Hi,

 

Longtime lurker, first time poster. I received my first pair of Alden's as a Christmas gift, and am now on a mission to add to my "collection." I stumbled across these on eBay and am tempted to pull the trigger, but given that I'm a total neophyte when it comes to discussions of lasts, colours etc. I was hoping someone here could help me determine if they're right before shelling out almost $200 with import taxes into Canada etc. Could someone give me the lowdown on this shoe?

 

I typically wear a 12D, but I know that some of  the Aldens can run up to a half size larger. Would this meet that criteria? Any thoughts as to if this constitutes a good deal?

 

Sorry for the rookie questions, but looking forward to the feedback.

 

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/ALDEN-929-WINGTIP-BLUCHER-BROGUE-OXFORD-MENS-SHOES-SIZE-11-5-/380425865556?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item5893260954#ht_2394wt_952

post #26147 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Arthur2sheds View Post

Hi,

 

Longtime lurker, first time poster. I received my first pair of Alden's as a Christmas gift, and am now on a mission to add to my "collection." I stumbled across these on eBay and am tempted to pull the trigger, but given that I'm a total neophyte when it comes to discussions of lasts, colours etc. I was hoping someone here could help me determine if they're right before shelling out almost $200 with import taxes into Canada etc. Could someone give me the lowdown on this shoe?

 

I typically wear a 12D, but I know that some of  the Aldens can run up to a half size larger. Would this meet that criteria? Any thoughts as to if this constitutes a good deal?

 

Sorry for the rookie questions, but looking forward to the feedback.

 

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/ALDEN-929-WINGTIP-BLUCHER-BROGUE-OXFORD-MENS-SHOES-SIZE-11-5-/380425865556?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item5893260954#ht_2394wt_952



You definitely wanna ask what last they're on.  That's the only way to know whether or not they run a half size large.  Also, I always think it's sketchy when they don't show the Alden logo on the sole.  Makes me questions whether or not they're authentic.

post #26148 of 122416


 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Arthur2sheds View Post

Hi,

 

Longtime lurker, first time poster. I received my first pair of Alden's as a Christmas gift, and am now on a mission to add to my "collection." I stumbled across these on eBay and am tempted to pull the trigger, but given that I'm a total neophyte when it comes to discussions of lasts, colours etc. I was hoping someone here could help me determine if they're right before shelling out almost $200 with import taxes into Canada etc. Could someone give me the lowdown on this shoe?

 

I typically wear a 12D, but I know that some of  the Aldens can run up to a half size larger. Would this meet that criteria? Any thoughts as to if this constitutes a good deal?

 

Sorry for the rookie questions, but looking forward to the feedback.

 

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/ALDEN-929-WINGTIP-BLUCHER-BROGUE-OXFORD-MENS-SHOES-SIZE-11-5-/380425865556?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item5893260954#ht_2394wt_952


And in my humble opinion, I don't think it's a particularly nice-looking shoe.  Just saying.

 

post #26149 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Arthur2sheds View Post

Hi,

Longtime lurker...

The soles look like they have been fully re-soled so you should ask to see a picture of the sock liner or the insole; however, I am not familiar with older Alden manufacturing styles so they might not have any 'Alden' imprint in those areas.

The price of $200 depends on how much you typically spent on shoes factoring how much risk you are willing to take. Personally, if I am not sure of the fit, I avoid taking risks unless it is REALLY a deal (which is my book is under 25% of the MSRP). Good luck if you do pick them up.
post #26150 of 122416
Quote:
Originally Posted by Arthur2sheds View Post

Hi,

 

Longtime lurker, first time poster. I received my first pair of Alden's as a Christmas gift, and am now on a mission to add to my "collection." I stumbled across these on eBay and am tempted to pull the trigger, but given that I'm a total neophyte when it comes to discussions of lasts, colours etc. I was hoping someone here could help me determine if they're right before shelling out almost $200 with import taxes into Canada etc. Could someone give me the lowdown on this shoe?

 

I typically wear a 12D, but I know that some of  the Aldens can run up to a half size larger. Would this meet that criteria? Any thoughts as to if this constitutes a good deal?

 

Sorry for the rookie questions, but looking forward to the feedback.

 

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/ALDEN-929-WINGTIP-BLUCHER-BROGUE-OXFORD-MENS-SHOES-SIZE-11-5-/380425865556?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item5893260954#ht_2394wt_952


It's definitely not a deal where you're losing out if you take a pass. It's an okay deal at best. They've been resoled, look pretty worn, and (in my opinion) are not very attractive.

For $200, I'd get a pair of AE seconds over these.
post #26151 of 122416

I'm not familiar with the Alden last codes but the eBay seller does have a pic with the markings.  Can someone remind me which number corresponds to the last?

 

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post #26152 of 122416
Aberdeen
post #26153 of 122416
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Originally Posted by PhiPsi32 View Post

I'm not familiar with the Alden last codes but the eBay seller does have a pic with the markings.  Can someone remind me which number corresponds to the last?

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929= burgundy calfskin on the aberdeen last
post #26154 of 122416

Thank you, Mac

post #26155 of 122416
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post


929= burgundy calfskin on the aberdeen last


How do you determine that?  Is there a link or something that I can reference for the future?

post #26156 of 122416
Quick question....
After you polish your shoes and use a brush, do any of you gents follow-up with a chamois cloth/t-shirt? If so, do you have different cloths for diffferent color footwear or you just use the same one?
post #26157 of 122416

I use an automotive finishing cloth to buff, then discard it. 

post #26158 of 122416
I'm in love with these CXL chukkas from LS, but they are sold out. Anyone know of anywhere else to grab a pair?

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post #26159 of 122416

The website may say sold out, but email LSW and check anyway.


Edited by PhiPsi32 - 4/7/12 at 10:34pm
post #26160 of 122416
They've sold out super fast...twice. I'm sure they will re-order them super soon so as Phi said shoot them an email and ask about a re-order and potential pre-order.
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