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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

Seems like pre-orders are the only way for the most part. I have B and C width Barrie shoes, but all took months or years of waiting.
so many C, B, A and AAA widths available on the vintage footwear market - are the feet of successive generations getting wider?
post #88322 of 122416
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Originally Posted by CEE88 View Post


so many C, B, A and AAA widths available on the vintage footwear market - are the feet of successive generations getting wider?

Maybe people were just properly fitted back in the day.

post #88323 of 122416
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Originally Posted by mistercitizen View Post
 

Indy boots in color 8 with the double waterlock leather sole from a few days ago.  Still kicking around whether the fit is right..... they may be a bit small at 11 B/D:

 

 

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Ben

 

Ben, great #8 Indy Boots! I know many here would disagree with me, but I prefer the Cordovan Indy on the Plaza Last, but I readily admit that I just adore the Plaza Last.

 

 

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Whiskey, anyday. (Not just Wednesdays)

 

 

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Great looking Whiskeys BK. The creasing in this model is very difficult to remove... :-( But, you wear them well.

 

 

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King Naval Boots.

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Saz, my main man! Glad to see more Aldens on you! You are killing me, I have a pair of these bad boys in prod and then you have to go off and post an insane picture like this! Looking good and keep them Alden pics flowing!

 

 

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Thanks, guys. They are equally striking in person. In fact, I never thought I'd like an NST. That split toe stitching always seemed a bit "too much" for me. BUT, I happened to walk in to Unionmade's new LA store several weeks ago and these puppies just jumped off the shelf. I never knew natural CXL could look so good. Absolutely love the contrast with the dark laces. Asked for my size and, low and behold, it was one of the two pairs remaining from their "grand opening special make-ups." In other words, pure, unadulterated dumb-luck on my part. I have to guess all of this makes it very unlikely that one could easily find another pair of this make-up (at the moment, anyway), but who knows.
 
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Wait! How did you get that picture of my closet???!!!??? Just kidding, I wish! Mine is a mess.

 

 

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Thank you.

 

I am on Alden Madison Ravello LWBs as well.  

 

You can never have too many Ravello LWBs.  

 

Bonggoy, I agree completely and utterly with you. To me, the Ravello LWB is the best Alden made.

 

 

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king tassels
argyles otc

 

 

Uncle Mac, those look sweet, it is easy to forget the Alden classics and you wear them very nicely! The color on your #8 is a very nice medium #8 color.

 

 

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Don, your pictures always stand out! Your Brooks Bros Sand Suede LHSes are looking awesome. Hope that you are enjoying your summer!

 

 

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Mine came in, too. They look, smell and taste absolutely perfect!

 

 

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Congrats on your #8 on Antique Tankers. Those are looking sweet!

 

 

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Couldn't wait for Wednesday...

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Whiskey shortwing Bals with BB argyles and J Crew Oxford cloth sky blue pants

 

Tom's (from Alden SF) patina on his pair were inspiring; as I always say, wear and enjoy often in great health my friends!

 

RTP, RTP, RTP, those are some killer Whiskey Balmorals. This is coincidentally one of my favorite pairs of Aldens, although I am aware that it is an odd pairing of color and design formality, but I think it is awesome.

 

 

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Trying on my #8 Wingtip commando boots for the first time. They feel great right out of the box. I love them. My first pair of Alden shell cordovan:
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Buddy, you have done very well on your first pair of Shell Aldie's! Take good care of them and enjoy them for many years to come.

 

 

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Ok here are some pics of the new Tankers guys, excited to have these in my collection. Congrats to everyone who snagged a pair!

 

 

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My best attempt at some MDubs photos (Click to show)
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buzran, you did a magnificent job with your pictures! Lighting is the key to capturing the true tones of the shoe and you nailed it. Keep up the good work, you are making me sort of regret passing on these guys. But I keep reminding myself of the fact that I don't like the NST design as much... I don't like the NST design as much... Yeah, it doesn't work.

 

 

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Originally Posted by CEE88 View Post

Looks like Christmas in August around here - fresh Tankers & Longwings abound!

I too received a package today - Alden DC Ravello LWBs. Brown definitely dominates in this batch of Ravello, red tones in repose. iPhone pics below, indoors to shade to sun, comparing the new Ravello with my 4 year old Cigars:

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CEE, it is nice to finally see some decent outdoor and comparison shots of the new Ravellos. I suspect that they will lighten a bit rather quickly with some wear and absorption of the energy from our awesome sun! I think that they can fit into your closet in addition to your older and beautiful Cigar LWBs, but I think most here know that there is a soft spot in my heart for Ravello and particularly Ravello LWBs.

 

Have a great one all! I hope to get some time to pull pics off my camera soon-ish!

 

-Mike

post #88324 of 122416
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Originally Posted by CEE88 View Post


so many C, B, A and AAA widths available on the vintage footwear market - are the feet of successive generations getting wider?

 

Where are all these C and B shoes??? :-)

post #88325 of 122416
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Originally Posted by CEE88 View Post


Really put together on this one, RTP. May be my favorite Whiskeys. Really shows off the details of the short wing nicely. Congratulations, Sir, wear in the best of health!

 

I agree that this is an awesome design, but my personal favorite Whiskey make-up is the Whiskey Indy. This is nipping on its heals though!

post #88326 of 122416
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Originally Posted by CEE88 View Post

so many C, B, A and AAA widths available on the vintage footwear market - are the feet of successive generations getting wider?

Interesting thought. I do find it strange that most stores offer wide and even sometimes extra-wide fittings in a lot of different styles, but narrow and extra-narrow shoes are much much harder to come by. Are there more wide-footed people out there, or are there just more of them buying higher quality footwear?
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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post

Where are all these C and B shoes??? :-)
Well ... Off the top of my head: I picked up a 11.5B deadstock Florsheim Imperial Kenmor LWB in a brown shell, an 11.5C Barrie Ltd LWB in a reddish-brown (or faded color 8?) shell, an 11C 1960s Cole Han (Made in England) burgundy & black (calf) saddle shoe, and a 1950s "cigar" shell LWB (Hanover I think) which may be the best fitting long wing in my closet. That one is marked 10B, which is ridiculous - the sole measures 13 inches and fits as wide as a Barrie C or D width. I've actually been thinking about sending that one to B Nelson for a re-sole - the shell is in very good shape. Have yet to find a decent vintage Alden in my size.

FYI I'm an 11C on the Brannock and all these fit me fine.
post #88328 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

Interesting thought. I do find it strange that most stores offer wide and even sometimes extra-wide fittings in a lot of different styles, but narrow and extra-narrow shoes are much much harder to come by. Are there more wide-footed people out there, or are there just more of them buying higher quality footwear?

I try to look for the silver lining.... Having to wait for pre-orders actually helped me space out the cash flow requirements nod[1].gif
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Originally Posted by mbaum View Post
 

Mine came in, too. They look, smell and taste absolutely perfect!

 


To all those that snagged these tankers, congrats and enjoy often friends!  Wish I could have done so also! :slayer:

post #88330 of 122416
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Originally Posted by BeSpiffington View Post

Beautiful tassels Uncle! Are these Aldens most famous make-up?

nephew,
thank you
one of there best models, introduced in 1947 by alden, and standard stock with no wait time
post #88331 of 122416
Should be about time for the leffot color 8 naval boots right?
post #88332 of 122416
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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post
 
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post

Couldn't wait for Wednesday...


Whiskey shortwing Bals with BB argyles and J Crew Oxford cloth sky blue pants
Tom's (from Alden SF) patina on his pair were inspiring; as I always say, wear and enjoy often in great health my friends!
Perfect rtp.

Much thanks DV; that's quite meaningful coming from you!

 

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Originally Posted by jhcam8 View Post
Nice looking WT's, Tankers, and suede guys.

Much thanks friend!

 

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Originally Posted by bkotsko View Post
 

You and me both...

Looking good, my friend.

Much thanks BK!

 

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Originally Posted by CEE88 View Post

Really put together on this one, RTP. May be my favorite Whiskeys. Really shows off the details of the short wing nicely. Congratulations, Sir, wear in the best of health!

Much thanks CEE88!

 

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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post

 

RTP, RTP, RTP, those are some killer Whiskey Balmorals. This is coincidentally one of my favorite pairs of Aldens, although I am aware that it is an odd pairing of color and design formality, but I think it is awesome.

I have gotten over the odd balmoral-informal color contradiction.  Thanks dubs!

 

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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post
 
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Originally Posted by CEE88 View Post


Really put together on this one, RTP. May be my favorite Whiskeys. Really shows off the details of the short wing nicely. Congratulations, Sir, wear in the best of health!

 

I agree that this is an awesome design, but my personal favorite Whiskey make-up is the Whiskey Indy. This is nipping on its heals though!

I think I agree with mdubs on this one if the whiskey work boot is on the plaza last.  [Kind of hard to imagine a "work boot" on plaza]  Nevertheless, very happy to have either!

 

THANKS GENTS!

post #88333 of 122416
Hard to imagine few, if any, of those who purchase whiskey shell boots doing manual labor in them. There are some dudes who are afraid to subject certain shell shoes to rain. Cheers.
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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post

Should be about time for the leffot color 8 naval boots right?

Sh$t. I better wear mine for the first time before the next batch hits...
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Or you could have sold them to me and saved us both some time.
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