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post #53011 of 122416

The shoe mart

 

Ravello Chukks size 11 D

 

Cigar Chukka size 11 & 12

 

listed available

post #53012 of 122416
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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post

 

curious, what is your size? wondering if it's worth contacting them about something for myself

I wear 10-10.5D... if you are serious about finding some shells or other Alden make-ups, it is always worth it to make contact.  Good luck my friend!

post #53013 of 122416
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Originally Posted by dusttruffle View Post

 

this is interesting lacing.

 

correct me if i am wrong but are the eyelet/non speedhook lacing so that only one side of the laces goes across?

 

EG.  as this is a little difficult to describe i have used a pic of how i believe the lacing works.  the image shows where each side laces travels underneath.

 

note: i do like the idea of parallel eyelets combined with crossed speed hooks and the 'only one lace crosses' for the eyelets makes it very neat.

 

 

 

post #53014 of 122416
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post

Just got back from a great trip to No Cal.  Stopped by Alden of SF.  Unfortunately they had nothing in Cigar, Whiskey, or Ravello in my size.  Was told though, that they have some in size 11 if anyone here is interested.  I need to give a shout-out and thank you to Larry, the SA I spoke with there.  He comp'ed me a jar of tan paste wax after I told him that I missed snagging a pair of whiskey short-wing  oxfords from their website back in December, but that I found it at Alden DC.  He was very friendly.  I also appreciated how well he took care of the shoes on display.  Every shoe looked immaculate.  When I walked in, he was hard at work cleaning and buffing several pairs of shoes.

One interesting make-up (exclusively made for A of SF) I saw was what looked to be a darkish, natural cxl PTB, unlined, on an oiled single leather sole.  Looked just like my tan suede PTBs from JCrew, only nat cxl.

Great to be back!

Larry keeps an awesome shop and genuinely loves shoes. He comp'd me a shine cloth and gave me some tremendous tips on touring SF. I didn't buy any shoes, but they'll be my first call next time I buy Alden. Unless of course BB does a flash sale for 75% off ;-)
post #53015 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post



Bar lacing works on any shoe or boot with eyelets - provided on shoes/boots with odd numbers you go across one time. Some, like Mac, go across at the very bottom (and on diagram). Others, like myself, go across at the very top. Just personal preference.
post #53016 of 122416
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Originally Posted by tampatravel View Post

Larry keeps an awesome shop and genuinely loves shoes. He comp'd me a shine cloth and gave me some tremendous tips on touring SF. I didn't buy any shoes, but they'll be my first call next time I buy Alden. Unless of course BB does a flash sale for 75% off ;-)

I patronize Alden SF whenever possible. I work with Jim, the manager, and he is very accommodating.
post #53017 of 122416
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post


Bar lacing works on any shoe or boot with eyelets - provided on shoes/boots with odd numbers you go across one time. Some, like Mac, go across at the very bottom (and on diagram). Others, like myself, go across at the very top. Just personal preference.

I like the technique that dustruffle describes, where one end of the lace just goes from the bottom eyelet straight to the top eyelet, and the other end does all the crossing over.  Not sure that you can tie the shoe as tight as you can with other methods, but it's the price that one has to pay for being a stickler about no diagonal laces.

post #53018 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

I like the technique that dustruffle describes, where one end of the lace just goes from the bottom eyelet straight to the top eyelet, and the other end does all the crossing over.  Not sure that you can tie the shoe as tight as you can with other methods, but it's the price that one has to pay for being a stickler about no diagonal laces.

Typically they cannot be laced as tightly using that method, at least in my experience.

Keep in mind that one cross-over - particularly at the top - is not noticeable whatsoever on numerous models. But again, it all comes down to personal preference.
post #53019 of 122416
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Originally Posted by haiglarsen View Post

What is the difference between these and the J. Crew captoe #8 boots besides being available and having all eyelets and no speed hooks? 

Antique trim + no decorative stitching line on the sides.
post #53020 of 122416
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

I patronize Alden SF whenever possible. I work with Jim, the manager, and he is very accommodating.

nephew,
also, I have had very positive experiences and outstanding services from Jim. in addition very knowledgeable about Alden shoes
post #53021 of 122416
WHats the consensus on the naval boots? Should I buy?what u guys think? Thanhs
post #53022 of 122416
Opinions Are all appreciated thank/you
post #53023 of 122416
It's a cap-toe #8 boot. There are loads of similar makes reviewed in this very thread. If you like the particularities of this make, and you don't have a #8 boot, I'd reckon it's a good buy. Tough to go wrong with a #8 cap toe boot or LWB.
post #53024 of 122416
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Originally Posted by jvc44 View Post

Opinions Are all appreciated thank/you

Wasn't going to weigh in initially, because I try not to feel like I have to respond to EVERY SINGLE POST, but...

 

 

...it doesn't sound like you have a lot of conviction for this makeup.  If you're not sure if you should buy it or not, then save your $720 for something that you want without a doubt.

 

 

Also, who cares what a bunch of strangers on the internet think.  You don't need us to validate your style.  Wear whatever appeals to you.

 

For all you know, we could all be a bunch of losers that stay home on Saturday night brushing our dress shoes and posting pictures of them on the internet for other shoe geeks to compliment.

post #53025 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

For all you know, we could all be a bunch of losers that stay home on Saturday night brushing our dress shoes and posting pictures of them on the internet for other shoe geeks to compliment.

You're way off.
It's a MONDAY night.
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