wow, nice guys. can i ask who offered the wingtip boot? this is the C&J mto makeup?
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***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos. - Page 6274post #94096 of 12241610/21/14 at 1:28pmpost #94097 of 12241610/21/14 at 1:29pmQuote:Originally Posted by Bbombers85
Anyone have any thoughts or comments on the sudden availability of exotic shell? Seems to be very abundant now and available for the most part. Especially in light of the WSJ article earlier this year proclaiming it'll be harder to come by. Seems like a chance by Horween to drive up business more than anything. Well played.
Definitely not intending to offend but just because there is a sudden downpour during a drought, it doesn't mean the drought didn't happen or that it won't continue afterwards. Likewise, a cold northeastern winter doesn't conclusively prove that global warming isn't happening.
If the "rare" shell supply keeps up, then perhaps it is safe to say it is "abundant" and no longer rare. Otherwise, I see no reason to view recent developments as anything other than a hiccup in the overall trend. It looks like Alden saved up a supply of rare shell sufficient to make a number of shoes for which there has been long pent-up demand. And, in the grand scheme of things, we are talking about what? A few hundred shoes being produced this year?
EDIT: Aaaaand you have to be a super secret club member to get those shoes anyway.post #94098 of 12241610/21/14 at 1:31pmpost #94099 of 12241610/21/14 at 1:32pmpost #94100 of 12241610/21/14 at 1:34pmQuote:Originally Posted by Bbombers85
I agree the Dovers are awesome and I will be putting in a deposit next time they are offered, but I thought the whiskey wingtip boot on commando and antique edging offered today was pretty special (though I wish it were Ravello! I guess you never know with these new shades we're getting).
eh. I love commando soles but on a light shell boot with a light edge trim its a mistake. That boot should ahem double leather sole, IMOpost #94101 of 12241610/21/14 at 1:36pmpost #94102 of 12241610/21/14 at 1:38pmpost #94103 of 12241610/21/14 at 1:40pmpost #94104 of 12241610/21/14 at 1:41pmpost #94105 of 12241610/21/14 at 1:43pmpost #94106 of 12241610/21/14 at 1:45pmpost #94107 of 12241610/21/14 at 1:48pmpost #94108 of 12241610/21/14 at 1:50pmJust got my Indys back from B Nelson, in dire need of new heels.I'm lazy and don't know any good local cobblers.
They did a fantastic job, but someone put about a quarter inch thick layer of cream polish all over the damn CXL. VSC and scrubbing only worked slightly, now I have to buy some Reno Mat to fix this.post #94109 of 12241610/21/14 at 1:52pmpost #94110 of 12241610/21/14 at 1:52pm
Its Alden NY, they run an exotics email that you have to be requested to be added too. I wasnt aware of this myself until today and I have bought shoes from them in the past including exotic shell.
The wait list is long and will likely have all units spoken for by the end of the night. The wingtip boot being the most popular of course.
Very limited run. Didnt ask quantity. A little disapointed but congrats to those who got in. The C&J wingtip will be my first C&J so praying they come out very nice, which I assume they will.
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