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Hummus suede 6-eye Chukka
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Edited. Better? I don't believe any shell models have been restocked in quite some time.

I am wondering too. It seems all the shell stock is just dwindling away. God forbid the relationship is ending. I have sources at Alden hq and Brooks hq. I am going to make calls on Monday.

Some of what Brooks carries (or dare I say carried) is outstanding and available no where else: tassel loafers with foxing on the heel, unlined lhs, ptb on the m-58 last with metal eyelets and no storm welt, and wingtips with metal eyelets and the plaza-like last (can't remember the number).
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(1) NST monk strap in color 8, black and ravello

(2) Instead of the color 8 grain shell lwb, make it a color 8 grain shell plain toe blucher.  That way, the grain will be the focus of the shoe with nothing to detract or distract.

(3) Plaza last color 8 plain toe blucher.  

(4) saddle shoe with black shell show and color 8 saddle.  Or black grain with color 8 saddle.

Did anyone get a chance to make it to Unionmade? Would love to know what might be coming.. nst monk strap would be killer. And/or Plaza color 8!

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Did anyone get a chance to make it to Unionmade? Would love to know what might be coming.. nst monk strap would be killer. And/or Plaza color 8!
I saw a few pics posted on social media but no talk of new or upcoming makeups.
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I am wondering too. It seems all the shell stock is just dwindling away. God forbid the relationship is ending. I have sources at Alden hq and Brooks hq. I am going to make calls on Monday.

Some of what Brooks carries (or dare I say carried) is outstanding and available no where else: tassel loafers with foxing on the heel, unlined lhs, ptb on the m-58 last with metal eyelets and no storm welt, and wingtips with metal eyelets and the plaza-like last (can't remember the number).

Inventory on popular sizes is totally gone. No updates as to replenish is strange and not the norm for BB Alden Shells. See sig if your an 8.5D
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I went to the Unionmade event, and snuck that question in (hopefully innocently). As others have mentioned in the thread, it was intimated that because BB has been sold many times over, it doesn't seem like Alden prefers the new ownership in cultivating that "Alden" customer that will be one for life, rather than selling product. At least that was the interpretation of the answer, from my end. Also, there was mention of the heavy discounting, which was also alluded to earlier in the thread. So I think Alden is seeing less and less value from the partnership. I didn't push further into whether any shell would be stocked soon, but I wouldn't get your hopes up.

 

Also, there was a story told about how Nordstrom, about 10 years back, decided not to carry Alden anymore because people were more into the "fashion" brands like DG, Gucci, Prada, etc. About 2-3 years ago they came calling, but Alden declined.

 

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I am wondering too. It seems all the shell stock is just dwindling away. God forbid the relationship is ending. I have sources at Alden hq and Brooks hq. I am going to make calls on Monday.

Some of what Brooks carries (or dare I say carried) is outstanding and available no where else: tassel loafers with foxing on the heel, unlined lhs, ptb on the m-58 last with metal eyelets and no storm welt, and wingtips with metal eyelets and the plaza-like last (can't remember the number).
post #95137 of 122416
I hope Alden continues to produce BB's unique styles for another retailer. I don't really fancy them, but I know plenty of gentlemen who do.
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I hope Alden continues to produce BB's unique styles for another retailer. I don't really fancy them, but I know plenty of gentlemen who do.

I agree. I think that BB creates some nice and fresh designs. Their Unlined Shell LHSes are a fantastic model. I know some stores would pick those up in a heartbeat if they do end up getting dropped.

-Mike
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My guess is BB has some type of exclusive rights to those Alden designs. It's possible these styles will be discontinued altogether.
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My guess is BB has some type of exclusive rights to those Alden designs. It's possible these styles will be discontinued altogether.

 

They do have some sort of rights on them, but I don't think they have a patent or anything, so if their account got dropped, they would be available to others...

 

But I am hoping that they just resolve things with Alden...

 

-Mike

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4060 #8 straight tips today.

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4060 #8 straight tips today.

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Looking great, Tif.

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Looking great, Tif.

+1, those look great!
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Agreed. Love the pants as well
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Looking great, Tif.

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+1, those look great!

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Agreed. Love the pants as well
Thanks, guys.

Yea, Ryden...these are my favs.
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