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 I was browsing ebay and came across "brown leather" Alden shoes on the "arch street last". I emailed the guy and he said he bought these at an estate sale and knew nothing about them. If these are what I think they are, I got them for a great price. I think they are some new old stock shell cordovan in color 8. The color looks to have aged nicely to a brownish shade with a bit of bloom. I think they'll clean up nicely when they arrive. The things that stood out for me are the mismatched insoles and the old-school shoebox. Fingers are crossed on this gamble.  Hopefully they fit just like a modern 974.

 

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post #96842 of 122416

Good morning Gentlemen! I need some sizing advise. I am 7.5D (barrie) and 7.5E (Aberdeen), what should be my size in copley last? 

 

Thanks for your help in advance!! 

post #96843 of 122416
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If you were to choose one between cigar or ravello for lwb which one would you take? AoC Ravello and old cigar with slight hint of green

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I'll take the old cigar, more versatile in my taste.


I'd take whatever I could get my hands on!  Either one would be an excellent acquisition.  With the ravello wtip boots in hand, I'd snag the cigar if push came to shove.  :D

post #96844 of 122416
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Aside from all the rare colors of shell, does anyone still wear 975 #8 LWB anymore? Grail but hardly ever discussed here anymore. Love to see some patina #8 LWB's. Have a good Thanksgiving All!


Recent pic of a three year old 975...

post #96845 of 122416
I'm one of the first on Alden DC cigar LWB and CT boots list as well for there next batch. I hope the shade of Cigar is similar to @stevent LWB shade.
post #96846 of 122416

ravello on crepe

post #96847 of 122416
Scotch grain tankers list at Citishoes. Goes in about a week from now for production
post #96848 of 122416
More grass than ravello, but it's my first time sharing.

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post #96849 of 122416
Walras, looking good! Enjoy your Ravello!
post #96850 of 122416
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ravello on crepe Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


DV, those are beautiful, but I like your other pair better. :-)
post #96851 of 122416
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IMO this is a must own Alden and would be my recommendation for 1st pair to purchase if new to the brand.

That was the advice I received in the store and might agree, but I went with the 974 out of preference for the SW Bal.
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I'm curious as to everyone's take on the Chukka - I don't see many folks posting pictures. Just wondering why they don't seem to be as popular as some of other models.

 

Thanks

 

Here's a recent picture of my Cigar LWB - maiden voyage last week

 

 

 

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post #96853 of 122416
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I've seen negative reviews for almost all Alden retailers (the only one that seems to get near universal praise is Alden DC). These stores all operate with limited staff, deal with erratic policies from Alden and can have very demanding customers. I've been in Alden NYC and have observed customers trying on multiple pairs of shells, creasing them hard, etc. Of course, those shoes then before worthless to a lot of prospective buyers. I've been in Leffot when news regarding some makeup hits this forum or elsewhere and have seen the huge volume of incoming calls when they have a bunch of customers in store attempting to try on Edward Greens or custom make some shoe. There is a lot of demand for high end footwear nowadays, and these stores are doing the best they can to fill them. I have dealt with basically all the Alden retailers, I have generally gotten good service, every now and them a store may slip on some aspect, but I give them the benefit of the doubt...

 

I understand this to a point. Each and every person selling high end mens shoes made a choice to do so, in that choice these are things that should have been considered. It is such a refined market that they should all have a true passion for it. If DC can do it, than it is possible.

 

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I'm curious as to everyone's take on the Chukka - I don't see many folks posting pictures. Just wondering why they don't seem to be as popular as some of other models.

 

Thanks

 

Here's a recent picture of my Cigar LWB - maiden voyage last week

 

 

 

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I love Chukka's. I think they show off shell very well.

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I'm curious as to everyone's take on the Chukka - I don't see many folks posting pictures. Just wondering why they don't seem to be as popular as some of other models.

Thanks

Here's a recent picture of my Cigar LWB - maiden voyage last week



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I love my #8 chukkas. Boots and chukkas actually fit my style better than regular shoes. I'm pretty new to the Alden game but will definitely buy more chukkas, both shell and suede (#1493 and #1494).
post #96855 of 122416
Alden Chukkas are pretty cool... I like 'em.

6 eyelet #8, 6 eyelet cigar, snuff, black suede, alpine grain, Monk






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