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post #99571 of 122416
Well DAMN!

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=151536117222
post #99572 of 122416
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Too rich for my blood - I can get 2 rare shells by just waiting the year out for that. However, the description throws me off. It says he has 4 pairs available - what sizes? Also, it says, "Size 's' available." What does that even mean?

post #99573 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Burzan View Post
 

What is on everyone's Alden wish list for 2015, prefer to stick to realistic goals but grails are welcome as well. 

 

2014 was when I really became interested in Alden. During the past year I was lucky to acquire:

 

#8 BB tassels

#8 BB shortwing bals

#8 J Crew PCT

Brown CXL Epaulet Innsbruck Indy

Tan suede unlined chukka

snuff suede unlined chukka

snuff suede LHS

Two other shells - C&J for PRL Marlow Penny loafers & AE brown chukkas

 

All two of the above were second hand purchases and I feel I hit on all but the PRL Marlow loafers and BB shortwings (I should've gone down .5 size on both).  These will probably be up for sale soon.

 

 

My 2015 wish list (I will be pleased if I'm fortunate enough to acquire 3-4 of the below):

 

natty CXL Indy (on leffot pre-order, but will probably sell or try to transfer deposit)

Cigar Indy on commando

Ravello captoe boot on commando (^ are these two both DC makeups?)

#8 Leffot dovers

#8 Leffot Tankers

Black Leffot Naval boot

Whiskey LHS

Ravello WT boot (^ who makes these?)

C&J Marlow swb

C&J Islay boots

 

I'm 10D barrie so if anyone is trying to unload one of the above please let me know. 

 

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Originally Posted by katch View Post

Might be the wrong place to post, but maybe not. I'm a 9.5D in Barrie 975. Would that be a 10D in Florsheim Royal Imperial cordovan shoe?

anyone have experience with the quality of the Florsheim vs. Alden?

 

I went TTS for a vintage find on ebay, but I wish I would've used my Barrie size (-.5).  My foot is borderline C/D though so that may be part of the issue.  Anyway I can wear them no problem with thicker socks.

 

 

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Originally Posted by SouthNarc View Post

Here's a question: Has anyone had a stranger approach and say "Sweet Aldens dude"?

I have twice in airports.

 

Twice - once in an airport and once in a local bar.  Both times I was wearing Indy's.

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Originally Posted by Bbombers85 View Post

it says, "Size 's' available." What does that even mean?

"S" stands for suckers.
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Originally Posted by SouthNarc View Post

Here's a question: Has anyone had a stranger approach and say "Sweet Aldens dude"?

I have twice in airports.

Walking by Union Square in San Francisco, some dude on the street complemented me on both my Indys and my Gustin jeans. Not too surprised about the boots, but very surprised about the jeans.

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Originally Posted by SouthNarc View Post

Here's a question: Has anyone had a stranger approach and say "Sweet Aldens dude"?


I have twice in airports.
Walking by Union Square in San Francisco, some dude on the street complemented me on both my Indys and my Gustin jeans. Not too surprised about the boots, but very surprised about the jeans.

Did you ask for his styfo handle?
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Originally Posted by BernieIsMyCat View Post
 

Walking by Union Square in San Francisco, some dude on the street complemented me on both my Indys and my Gustin jeans. Not too surprised about the boots, but very surprised about the jeans.

...same thing happened to me in in San Fran...

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Great Year in pics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #99579 of 122416
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My understanding was that new ravello boots were going for $900 or so on eBay...
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2014 Acquisitions

 

  • Unipair snuff  Nassau derby (PTB)
  • Alden of Carmel #8 shell Wingtip boot
  • NeedSupply Alpine grain Indy
  • Unionmade choco suede Indy
  • DC Ravello shell Straight Tip boot on commando (*Grail) "nightcaps"
  • Leffot Black shell LWB 
  • Haberdasher Tan suede Indy derby on trubalance
  • Alden Madison Black shell Straight Tip Boot - no hooks
  • Leffot Alpine grain Wingtip Boot on commando
  • Leffot Black shell Naval Boot

 

Pre- order due 2015' ish

  • Citi Shoes Alpine grain Tanker
  • Context #8 shell Tanker
  • Epaulet Alt Wein
  • Madison Black shell Perf captoe oxford
  • Madison Ravello LWB

 

Wishlist

  • #4 wingtip boot
  • AoC black shell wingtip boot on commando?
  • my pre-orders come in
  • I get a pre-order for something in cigar - wingtip boot, or perhaps should just get on DC list
  • tan suede chukka? or snuff
  • snuff boot
  • reverse chamois boot or shoe
  • more foot balance heels 
  • my promotion and finish school w/ 4.0 GPA, oh yes
  • peace on earth - good will to all
  • I find my lost tie, really how do I replace that - suggestions please

 

I have some Aldens that will be very similar to others and may need to sell 

I have a pair of straight tip boots that were a bargain but do not fit me right, they could be replaced I think the last was not correct. 

 

Top shoe this year is MoosicPA  and his Russian leather boots. 

I loved seeing all the Ravello - those wingtips were special - I held my first pair of Ravello and wore them in the rain by the third try-on. 

I may have to buy and keep a horse alive to make amends, but the butt is used and lives on in the best way, my ancestors found every use for the buffalo

 

PM me for any cigar Lists please.

 


Edited by Resistant - 12/31/14 at 4:55pm
post #99581 of 122416
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

Starting Whiskey Wednesday off with whiskey shell LWB. I have a pair of shoes with me to break in today at the office so these won't be on too long.
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Tif, a great way to end your 2014 and Whiskey Wednesday.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Don L View Post
 

TSM Whiskey LWB 


 

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DonL, another great Whiskey Wednesday contribution! Looking good!

 

 

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Originally Posted by csmitty View Post

Well, finally was able to try on the new boots this morning. Sorry for the boring parking lot shots. Was hoping to give my first pairs a better first wear but couldn't wait.

Alden x BB in what appears to be Snuff Suede.
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I think i'm going to like the crepe in the end.

Alden x Leffot Chamois Daytrippers.
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First time trying on the Grant last. My foot seems properly placed but from what I can tell a bit more length in front of the toes.

For the Chamois leather, any special care or treatment after some wet weather?

 

Chamois leather is very rugged. Wear, appreciate, and brush occasionally, I can send your more explicit instructions if you wish. But, chamois really does not need much! Both look great!

 

 

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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

@AidanSSK

Welcome!

Sorry for quick post but about to jump on a plane. I wear wingtip boots in a casual seeing all the time. I would not be concerned at all.
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Have a safe flight my friend. That is a lot of wintips to wear in one day! ;-)

 

 

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Great Year in pics


 

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Resistance, it has been a great year. Thank you for putting this together!

 

-Mike

post #99582 of 122416

I like to end my years with Cigar. Cigar LHS and a special pair of Argyles OTC.

 

 

 

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Happy New Year fellow Alden-ites!

 

-Mike

post #99583 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Mghart View Post
 

Wanted to get just a general consensus/opinion for a first color 8 boot I plan on getting once new years is over with. I'm on the fence between the Tanker boot from citishoes, or the standard 4060 CT boot. Ultimately, I will probably end up with both, but for the meantime as a first cordovan boot, which would you choose?


If you know you will eventually have both, you should get the Tanker first as they are more difficult to acquire.  The 4060 is usually readily available at multiple retailers.

post #99584 of 122416

I am very excited as my Cigar LWBs have now shipped and are on their way to me, thus I completed the LWB conversion from 10D to 10.5B all in 2014! :-)

 

-Mike

post #99585 of 122416
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post
 


If you know you will eventually have both, you should get the Tanker first as they are more difficult to acquire.  The 4060 is usually readily available at multiple retailers.

 

Repp is wise with this advice. The 4060 is a stock model at a variety of retailers and if you like Speed Hooks and Commando Soles, you can get the 4060HC from Alden DC.

 

-Mike

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