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I just shot them an email. i really hope they can because I'd rather keep the shoes I have now.

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post #28037 of 92294
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Originally Posted by Dbear View Post

Where would you get a cigar captoe on grant, been looking for that, no dice.

 

I called Alden DC, and they told me they have that makeup. Not sure about sizing though...

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post #28039 of 92294
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Originally Posted by AldenLuver View Post

Ravello or Whiskey LWB, anyone have any suggestions one way or the other?
This is easy. I have both and Ravello. Whiskey is the most over rated shell color. Ravello goes with a hell of a lot more and looks better.

Here is a pic of my Cigar and Ravello brand new side by side:

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Here is a pic of my Whiskey LWB's when new:

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I wear the Whiskey LWB's a fair amount but I love the look of the Ravello more.
post #28040 of 92294
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Originally Posted by localman View Post

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the laces.
post #28041 of 92294
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Originally Posted by NewYorkRanger View Post


I have the LS Jumpers, they rule. As far as shoe bags, prob my biggest gripe about Alden...not the bags, but the boxes. I store all my shoes under my bed in their boxes, and the boxes ALWAYS seem too small. Never really noticed until I grabbed a couple of Carminas...but if thats my biggest problem, I'll deal with it.

Yeah prefer the jumpers a bit more I think, but they don't have a 10E for preorder though, which I think is now my preferred fit even though I have four boots in 10.5D, they are just too long. And yeah shoe boxes are super small, especially when you have the boots shipped and the speedhooks dig into the other shoe.
post #28042 of 92294
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Originally Posted by WhoKnewI View Post

Can alden relast a pair of boots or shoes to go up one width? the two pairs of shoes I'm selling would be perfect if they were a little wider, and then I wouldn't have to sell them smile.gif

despite the fact what alden will do or not.

one width is six millimeter of material. from where should this come from? reducing might be possible, enhancing seems impossible to me.

the question is how much room do you need? when a cobbler stretches them professional, we're talking about two to three millimeter. you could take the risk. it cost you somewhat ten bucks a pop and you can still sell them with the labeled size. any decent cobbler will give you the information you need upfront. so you only take action, when you're totally sure. hope this helps.

good luck.
post #28043 of 92294

Hey guys I'm new here and new to the whole high end shoe thing (sorta). Until about a week ago my nicer work boots were Chippewa's and a pair of Asolo Hiking boots. I decided to buy a pair of Alden 405 boots from Shoemart. I spoke to Floyd from Alden and he pointed me to Shoemoart which is local to where I live. Bob from Shoemart was a pleasure to deal with. My boots fit great and I couldn't be happier. Below are some pictures of the boots, me wearing them while driving a deuce and a half army truck, and one of my Omega seamster. Hope you enjoy them, as I have enjoyed checking out all the pictures you guys have posted.

 

-Ryan

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Rad Ryan View Post

Hey guys I'm new here and new to the whole high end shoe thing (sorta). Until about a week ago my nicer work boots were Chippewa's and a pair of Asolo Hiking boots. I decided to buy a pair of Alden 405 boots from Shoemart. I spoke to Floyd from Alden and he pointed me to Shoemoart which is local to where I live. Bob from Shoemart was a pleasure to deal with. My boots fit great and I couldn't be happier. Below are some pictures of the boots, me wearing them while driving a deuce and a half army truck, and one of my Omega seamster. Hope you enjoy them, as I have enjoyed checking out all the pictures you guys have posted.



 



-Ryan



 



 



 



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The SF-gods demand that you surrender your Omega to me in tribute for joining the forum. PM for mailing address drool.gif
post #28046 of 92294
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Originally Posted by 0waterbouys View Post

I see tons of posts regarding ravello, whiskey, cigar, color 8, but not to much on calf. Does everyone buy Aldens solely for their cordovan offerings? What is calf's standing is in the community? Do many shoe/Alden enthusiasts care about those offerings, or is it go cordovan or go home?
I have a fair amount of Alden calf shoes and am starting to think CXL is my favorite offering from Alden. I also love the Alden Suede and still wish to pick up some pairs:

White Suede saddle shoes on red brick soles (From Alden DC):

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Same white suede saddle shoes after more than a few wears:

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White suede PTB's (Seconds from The Shoe Mart. Still new in box as of this post):

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Here is a great pair of brown calf LWB's that I picked up from Leather Soul next to Ravello LWB's. Both of these are great shoes.

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Snuff suede plain to boots on crepe sole (Seconds from The Shoe Mart):

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Black Pebble grain LWB from Brooks Brothers next to Paprika Pebble Grain from Leather Soul:

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The Brown/Paprika pebble grain is one of my go to rain shoes.

I have more leather as well. I have a pair of Ultimate Indy's from Tom at Leather Soul that I love and I also have a pair of calf color #8 short wing's on the plaza last that I wear mostly when it calls for rain. I also have a pair of J. Gilbert Footwear reverse chamois Indy shoes which have been getting a lot of rainy day wear. I prefer the calf when it rains to avoid water spots.

I need to take some new pics. All of these pics are a year old at least.
post #28047 of 92294
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Originally Posted by Ahab View Post

This is easy. I have both and Ravello. Whiskey is the most over rated shell color. .

I feel compelled (again) to defend whiskey. I have been wearing my whiskey boots with the bright colored pants everyone seems to be wearing this spring / summer - I find whiskey goes best with these hues. They also work well with white and some blue pants, and of course denim of all shades.

Here are some more recent pics

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post #28048 of 92294
Don't know if I'll ever understand pebblegrain. Looks like mall fodder to me... shog[1].gif
post #28049 of 92294
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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

Don't know if I'll ever understand pebblegrain. Looks like mall fodder to me... shog[1].gif
I LOVE pebble/scotch grain. But I have heard your view many times as well. Luckily there are enough choices for everyone.
post #28050 of 92294
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Originally Posted by WhoKnewI View Post

I just shot them an email. i really hope they can because I'd rather keep the shoes I have now.

I contacted 'Alden' recently via email - Made a post or two about it - I emailed 'Alden' about re sizing - Alden's reply was, "Sorry we no longer offer this service"! And I asked about bespoke and again it was again a no. Hopefully you have better luck with them.

Otherwise try professional shoe stretch route. I've heard some say its great for attaining a half size! No more than that really!    

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