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post #76666 of 122416

the #2 LWB's with a natural welt look a lot like a Tricker's to me

post #76667 of 122416
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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post

Sir, you are correct and you have a great eye. They were intentionally left unfinished to give them a more casual style. I think a little Mac Methoding and possibly some Neutral Saphir Cordovan Cream could easily take care of that. They are definitely on the drier side for Alden shell.

I do agree that they are cool, but definitely not as utilitarian as the Cigar LWB.

-M

That's actually pretty cool that they were intentionally left without the luster. Honestly, I rarely wear shell with denim because I don't like the look of shiny shoes with jeans for the most part. These I think would pair better with denim than a lot of other shell/jeans combos I've seen.
post #76668 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Techdaddy View Post

Does anyone have the J.Crew leather and suede LWB?


I do and love them but I collect LWB
post #76669 of 122416
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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post
 

My updated LWB collection (all in Shell Cordovan)... I have a Black Shell LWB in production right now.

 

 

From 12 O'Clock around (Clockwise): Alden Ravello LWB, Alden Cigar LWB, Rider Scotch Grain Shell LWB, Alden Color 8 LWB, Alden Color #2 LWB, Alden Whiskey LWB, Alden Ravello LWB.

 

-Mike

 

Freaking amazing!  Wow.  My favorites in order: (1) Alden Whiskey LWB, (2) Alden Ravello LWB (lighter color above the whiskey), and (3) Alden Cigar LWB.

post #76670 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Michael Haines View Post


I do and love them but I collect LWB

I'm thinking of getting a pair. Can you post a pic?

post #76671 of 122416
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Originally Posted by hoit1981 View Post

Not that I would want a pair (and I'm 100% certain I couldn't get them in my size) but why is it seemingly a secret where these #2 things came from?

I'm kinda confused about that too.  A retailer that doesn't want you to know that they have rare shell makeups?  I hope that Alden hasn't become THAT "exclusive."  

 

Beautiful shoes though!  

post #76672 of 122416
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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post

Every single one is a 10D.

Oh perfect, let me know when you're ready to get rid of those ravellos...mwink[1].gif
post #76673 of 122416
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Originally Posted by thams View Post

I'm kinda confused about that too.  A retailer that doesn't want you to know that they have rare shell makeups?  I hope that Alden hasn't become THAT "exclusive."  

Beautiful shoes though!  

When specifically asked by retailers, I have refrained from posting news of shoes here in the past. Unfortunately, retailers may not have additional shoes to sell... Many retailers won't want to field 100 calls attempting to buy shoes that aren't available or to get on a list for future orders. Somewhat understandable (I have no clue about these #2s)
post #76674 of 122416

someone needs to tell us where #2 comes from....no, not that #2, the alden #2....

post #76675 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post


When specifically asked by retailers, I have refrained from posting news of shoes here in the past. Unfortunately, retailers may not have additional shoes to sell... Many retailers won't want to field 100 calls attempting to buy shoes that aren't available or to get on a list for future orders. Somewhat understandable (I have no clue about these #2s)

While I understand it can be frustrating to field a bunch of calls about the availability of shoes that are in limited supply, wouldn't you think retailers would rather attract future customers by drumming up attention?  Not trying to rock the boat or anything -- just seems strange that a retailer would slap someone down for disclosing that rare shoes were purchased from them.  

post #76676 of 122416
You are also not a retailer having to deal with dozens of calls from people from the internets with zero interest in long-term business with said retailer.
post #76677 of 122416

the potential for a long-term "relationship" is not possible without an introduction.....I have purchased more shoes than I care to admit since acquiring my first pair of Aldens less than 2 years ago

post #76678 of 122416
I assume they allocate special shoes to people who are top customers. There are only a handful. Why get calls from everybody else about them? This is VIP rewards points type stuff. I'm more interested in the existence of the phenomenon than the shoes.
post #76679 of 122416
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Originally Posted by meso View Post

You are also not a retailer having to deal with dozens of calls from people from the internets with zero interest in long-term business with said retailer.

 

This seem like a very odd thing to state as fact...

 

Personally I have not purchased a single pair of Aldens having ever tried them on.  Every single one was getting on a list or simply calling a store to inquire about what was in inventory or what was coming in.

 

We aren't talking about millions of resellers here - and I would consider myself a "long term buyer" to every store that I have ordered from.

 

J. Gilbert being an example

post #76680 of 122416
Isn't Horween #2 what Carmina calls Ruby?
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