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Interesting. I'm 37 at the moment and my weight has been pretty consistent over the last 7 years. Guess I better keep doing some cardio so I don't gain weight once I pass 40. I was expecting to gain some as I passed 30 but luckily that didn't happen.

Weight gained in one's 30s is fairly easy to lose with diet and working out.  Weight gained in one's 40s or older, seems impossible!  Keep those good habits going friends...

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These are the Epaulet variant they call the Alt Wein.  Sold out but they are supposed to be a restock at some point.
Oh, OK. What is the diff from the stock model? Last?

These are the 2145...

 

 

They are built on the Aberdeen last as opposed to the Alt Wein's barrie last. The 2145 are readily available at Alden DC, SF, Madison, and Shoe Mart.  No offense to DonL's beautiful Alt Weins, but I prefer the aberdeen last to barrie for this make-up.  I recently saw a 2145 up for auction on ebay where the owner had sanded and changed the edge to light/antique.  Very interesting maneuver. 

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I'm with you RTP. I would prefer them on the Aberdeen as well.
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These are the 2145...

 

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They are built on the Aberdeen last as opposed to the Alt Wein's Barrie last. The 2145 are readily available at Alden DC, SF, Madison, and Shoe Mart.  No offense to DonL's beautiful Alt Weins, but I prefer the aberdeen last to barrie for this make-up.  I recently saw a 2145 up for auction on ebay where the owner had sanded and changed the edge to light/antique.  Very interesting maneuver. 

The Aberdeen presents a much better Dress shoe but the Alt Wein style or Budapester is a beefy beast on double leather sole with a light/antique edge and a nice casual alternative I find more versatile for my wardrobe.  2145's are an Alden classic style

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Model 2145 is emblematic of the fact that Alden's best designs are their under-appreciated stock models.

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The Aberdeen presents a much better Dress shoe but the Alt Wein style or Budapester is a beefy beast on double leather sole with a light/antique edge and a nice casual alternative I find more versatile for my wardrobe.  2145's are an Alden classic style

Well said sir.......and I have to give credit to RTPs photo skills in bringing this model to my attention as I had definitely overlooked it in the past.  That last photo really does it justice.

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Anybody know where I can pick these up, or at least give me the model? I can not seem to find any info on them.

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Anybody know where I can pick these up, or at least give me the model? I can not seem to find any info on them. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Seems to be a special make up for a Russian shop.
http://shop.fott.ru/catalog/product/Alden.86047H/
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^^ Wow that was quick!
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^ funny that they refer to it as an Indy boot.  i guess the russians have a different definition of Indy...

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Seems to be a special make up for a Russian shop.
http://shop.fott.ru/catalog/product/Alden.86047H/

Thank you! Now they have this plain toe indy thats even nicer, to bad ill never be able to order them. :brick:

 

http://shop.fott.ru/catalog/product/ALDEN.45052HC/

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Thank you! Now they have this plain toe indy thats even nicer, to bad ill never be able to order them.  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Adam at AoC carries a black indy on commando as well as a black plain toe boot on commando. He has some at overstock prices too here: http://www.alden-of-carmel.com/overstocks.htm
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 Come to think of it, I can't remember seeing an Alden Balmoral, at least not posted in here anyways. Hmmm . . . 

 

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And those are just mine.  Many have been posted by others as well.  But you do have a point.  Only a small portion of the pics in this thread are bals.

 

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I imagine they have some sort of contract with foreign retailers that guarantees them exclusive rights in their perspective markets and will not allow U.S. retailers, who are not subject to any import tariff, to compete.

Not sure if that is the reason, but your theory demonstrates sound logic.

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I've only tried 1 pair of Trickers so far but didn't find them all that appealing and I love British footwear. It could have been the particular shoe/last that I tried. I like Crockett & Jones but their lasts are too sleek for what I normally wear. If I wore a suit everyday though I'd be all over C&J. I loved my Alfred Sargents but Aldens Barrie and TruBalance lasts seem a much better fit for my feet so I'd rather have Aldens for my semi-casual needs. I have kept 4 pairs of dress shoes that aren't Alden - brown Churchs, black C&J, walnut/tan AS and a black captoe AS. Come to think of it, I can't remember seeing an Alden Balmoral, at least not posted in here anyways. Hmmm . . . 

My black punch captoe balmoral and my color 8 balmoral wingtips (Brooks Brothers) are two of my most worn pairs. I also have cigar bal captoes that get a good amount of wear (less so recently with the weather... maybe i'll wear them tomorrow).
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^ the #8 BB wingtip is awesome.

Rtp, love the 2145. Very nice I love #8
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