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post #79726 of 122416
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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post


I believe in 2012 #4 boots were sold by TSM.

#2 most recently by a retailer that has been disclosed in a previous post. No idea how or where the shell was found for that it really came out of no where. #2 is pretty much the honus wagner t-206 of shoes. You can nearly count the guys that own a pair on your fingers.

 

 

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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post


Leather soul 4x4 (must buy before I die)
Leffot atom short wings
Tsm sw boots (missing for my exotic boot bingo)
Tsm ct boots
J Gilbert saddles

I've seen a couple of ravello lwb that look VERY close to #4. Mdubs has a pair.

Thank you gentlemen. Appreciate your input both of you, bespoken pa and MrDV.

post #79727 of 122416
LS sw bluchers were the fist pair of Aldens I noticed. I learned quickly how to play the Alden game, it is a shark tank out there with a host of worthy adversaries. I was able to grab my cigar indys bc I called Alden Madison ten minutes after they opened the morning they were delivered. I called a week later and scored Ravello Chukkas %100 luck sftg is spot on.
post #79728 of 122416
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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post

Alden 974 Wingtip (Maiden Voyage!)





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Alden Color 8 Tassel





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Have a good weekend!

-Mike

Nice work, Mike -- big fan of the 974, but haven't switched mine up to the bar lacing. Also, can't figure out how to fit a shoe comfortably and still avoid any rolls.
post #79729 of 122416
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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post


Leather soul 4x4 (must buy before I die)
Leffot atom short wings
Tsm sw boots (missing for my exotic boot bingo)
Tsm ct boots
J Gilbert saddles

I've seen a couple of ravello lwb that look VERY close to #4. Mdubs has a pair.

Trying to put a timeline. Just how rare these are.

Leather soul 4x4 - Nov 2010
Leffot atom short wings Dec 2011
Tsm sw boots (missing for my exotic boot bingo)
Tsm ct boots 2012
J Gilbert saddles

leather soul saddles Jan 2011


Edited by circleslife - 4/25/14 at 10:35pm
post #79730 of 122416
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Originally Posted by LittleViti View Post

Nice work, Mike -- big fan of the 974, but haven't switched mine up to the bar lacing. Also, can't figure out how to fit a shoe comfortably and still avoid any rolls.

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Originally Posted by tv2177 View Post

Recently fall in love with Tassel loafers and am looking for a pair. Good looking shoes!

This balmore make me jealous! And it's now on my list...I suppose the balmore is more readily available just like the 990 and 975?

Thanks guys, the 974 is a nice and classy shoe. They are one of Alden's original models and is part of their regular catalog and thus should be readily available. I really like the bar lacing on these guys, definitely suggest it.

-Mike
post #79731 of 122416
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Originally Posted by circleslife View Post

Trying to put a timeline. Just how rare these are.
Leather soul 4x4 - Nov 2010

Leffot atom short wings Dec 2011

Tsm sw boots (missing for my exotic boot bingo)

Tsm ct boots 2012

J Gilbert saddles

That's an interesting list. I think that all #4 designs were done before 2012, was any made in 2013? The #2's started production in November of 2013 and shipped in March of 2014. I have no #4, but I have a pair of Ravellos that would probably make the cut in a police lineup as DV mentioned.

P.S. You missed the LeatherSoul Saddles that DV lists at the bottom... :-)

-Mike
post #79732 of 122416
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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post


That's an interesting list. I think that all #4 designs were done before 2012, was any made in 2013? The #2's started production in November of 2013 and shipped in March of 2014. I have no #4, but I have a pair of Ravellos that would probably make the cut in a police lineup as DV mentioned.

P.S. You missed the LeatherSoul Saddles that DV lists at the bottom... :-)

-Mike

Thanks Mike. Indeed those saddles are unique. Color 4 and cigar saddles would be something though.

post #79733 of 122416
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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post

Alden 974 Wingtip (Maiden Voyage!)
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Alden Color 8 Tassel
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Have a good weekend!
-Mike
Nice looking shoes mdubs. Nothing like crispy #8 shell.
post #79734 of 122416
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Originally Posted by circleslife View Post

Trying to put a timeline. Just how rare these are.
Leather soul 4x4 - Nov 2010

Leffot atom short wings Dec 2011

Tsm sw boots (missing for my exotic boot bingo)

Tsm ct boots 2012

J Gilbert saddles
leather soul saddles Jan 2011

J Gilbert saddles June 2012
post #79735 of 122416
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Originally Posted by circleslife View Post

Trying to put a timeline. Just how rare these are.
Leather soul 4x4 - Nov 2010

Leffot atom short wings Dec 2011

Tsm sw boots (missing for my exotic boot bingo)

Tsm ct boots 2012

J Gilbert saddles
leather soul saddles Jan 2011

A few pairs of #4 cap-toe boots came through last year.
Remnants of the failed full order.
post #79736 of 122416
Dont forget that The Lakota House (Japan) got some special #4 makeups for their 10 year anniversary back in 2010 aswell.

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post #79737 of 122416
there was also the #4 chukka made for Tassels. I am unsure of the year but I lost out on them from eBay last summer (and it still stings)
post #79738 of 122416
I'm so glad I don't care as much for shell as most of the rest of you guys. I actually sent back Ravello chukkas as I wasn't that impressed with them.
post #79739 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Vicious49 View Post

I'm so glad I don't care as much for shell as most of the rest of you guys. I actually sent back Ravello chukkas as I wasn't that impressed with them.

Yeah, I prefer calfskin (especially chromexcel) and suede and I also love my crepe soles as well. That being said, although my tastes run contrary I love the shoe porn of this thread. 

post #79740 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Vicious49 View Post

I'm so glad I don't care as much for shell as most of the rest of you guys. I actually sent back Ravello chukkas as I wasn't that impressed with them.

I do prefer shell to calf, BUT I'm not the biggest fan of the way shell looks straight outta the box.  Once broken in and faded a bit though...nothing is better.  I know it's been said many times here, but #8 patina is second to none.  

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