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Where are you guys getting the exotic shells? I am not able to find them anywhere. I've checked Alden SF, DC, TSM. Thanks!

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Originally Posted by gatszu View Post

Where are you guys getting the exotic shells? I am not able to find them anywhere. I've checked Alden SF, DC, TSM. Thanks!

PM what you are looking for. But all those shops and others have been getting stuff in. You need to get onto their lists or get very lucky.

-Mike
post #93228 of 122416
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Originally Posted by sinda67 View Post

What do you think about the Shell logo on the bottom of the shoe?  That can't be a shell shoe can it?

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Originally Posted by Handcuffed View Post

What's the explanation for the Horween Shell stamp on the soles?

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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post

I would guess that to be an error. I have only seen them on the Barrie last and once on the Leydon.

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Originally Posted by sinda67 View Post

So I am browsing the bay and see these LWB...seller says Trubalance last?  Whats more interesting, look at the bottom of this shoe?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Alden-Brown-Longwing-Blucher-size-9-0-worn-2-times-/271628239203?

They are the 97644, which can be read off the shoes in the 4th picture. After a quick search on TheShoeMart, they are Dark Brown Calfskin, which jives well with the fine wrinkle type creases that are forming on the vamp of the shoes. They are definitely made around the Barrie last.

Alden uses the same JR soles on their calf models as they do on their Shell models. The fact that it has the Horween "Stamp" was just an oversight. They are definitely not made of Shell Cordovan.

Reference:
http://www.theshoemart.com/alden-mens-long-wing-dark-brown/pvc-ald-mxsdlw-97644_ald_m_long_wing.html

Have a great night guys.

-Mike
post #93229 of 122416
Olive pants + choco suede tanker!



Edited by stevefok - 10/11/14 at 4:46am
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Olive pants + choco suede tanker!

Fantastic combination.
post #93231 of 122416
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Originally Posted by BCHopeful View Post

So if you were to pick up one pair of Shell LWB which would be preferred:  Whiskey, Cigar, or Ravello..  Wife has said if I purchase a pair, I am done for a while, so want to make a educated choice.
I'm not sure what you mean by "one pair of shell LWB" HAHA. I know it isn't listed, but color8 would be the most versatile if I could only have one.
Back you your options...out of those I think I would go Ravello. The cigar shade isn't too reliable and if I got a dark, almost black pair I would not be happy. Ravello varies as well, but it is still a nice shade either way.

Whiskey is beautiful and my favorite LWB. It was my first shell LWB, but it couldn't be my one and only pair. So I got color8 as well.
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Originally Posted by gatszu View Post

Where are you guys getting the exotic shells? I am not able to find them anywhere. I've checked Alden SF, DC, TSM. Thanks!

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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post

PM what you are looking for. But all those shops and others have been getting stuff in. You need to get onto their lists or get very lucky.

-Mike

I sent Alden SF an email in May of 2013 looking for Ravello chukkas and received an email in October of 2014 that they had a pair which I then purchased. Like Mike stated above, persistence, a little luck and patience will get you there. Good luck.
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Originally Posted by stevefok View Post

Olive pants + choco suede tanker!

Fantastic combination.

+1. Great color combo and look!
post #93234 of 122416


Military last on crepe. My only crepe boots and I've come to really like them.
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Originally Posted by gatszu View Post

Where are you guys getting the exotic shells? I am not able to find them anywhere. I've checked Alden SF, DC, TSM. Thanks!

Seems like none of the Alden stores put their rare shells online so as mdubs said you probably need to get in touch with the different stores. From my experience, calling is the best way. TSM sometimes put rare shells on their website, but not always. Reading this thread on a daily basis might also help. Good luck!
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Originally Posted by TommyB View Post

Seems like none of the Alden stores put their rare shells online so as mdubs said you probably need to get in touch with the different stores. From my experience, calling is the best way. TSM sometimes put rare shells on their website, but not always. Reading this thread on a daily basis might also help. Good luck!
Alden stores are not allowed to advertise their exotic shells any longer.
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Where are you guys getting the exotic shells? I am not able to find them anywhere. I've checked Alden SF, DC, TSM. Thanks!

Jeez you called all those places and couldnt even be put on a list?
Most stores don't actually carry stock but should at least add you to a list for future inbound shipments.
post #93238 of 122416
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Olive pants + choco suede tanker!
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



These boots are awesome both you and at @rydenfan have worn them well in the past few days. Someone mentioned having LS add them to a wait list. I may shoot them an email.
post #93239 of 122416
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Uncle has the NST MONK in whiskey... very sharp! @mcarthur

Actually, I think Mac has it in ravello- a Leather Soul make-up. Whichever one it is, it does look great. Alden Madison makes an NST loafer on color 8 and black cordovan that approximates the nst monk for a currently available glimpse of the possibilotoes.
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I called Alden SF, DC, and TSM. Was able to get on the list for TSM.

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