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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post

long shot, but any shops in New Orleans? I'll be down next month. thanks!

George Bass was the only Alden vendor in the city, to my knowledge, but they've dropped the brand after too many unsatisfactory orders. That being said, when I was there last month, they still had a few models in stock.

edit - Apparently a store named M. Goldberg carries Alden as well.
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

Shell has variations. nod[1].gif It is all what you can live with. If you can exchange them for the same pair in the same size, then do it - but most times this is not possible with exotic shells. Over the years I have had to return a handful of pairs due to color variations I personally could not live with. In recent times I was going to acquire a certain cigar model. The CS gentlemen told me one shoe was lighter in color than the other. I asked him to email me a pic. He did so. I did not buy them - too much variation for my liking.

nephew,
that is the beauty of the exotic colors. the shoes rarely , if ever, match exactly. i agree with your conclusion that it is up to your own personal taste to buy or decline
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Originally Posted by jimney View Post

 

I had an alright experience at Haberdash, nothing special but nothing terrible.  They did have paté though.

 

Edit: Wow, every single review for Hanig's mentions Vibram Five-fingers.  I didn't realize they were that big a deal to people.


You should try the Vibram Five Fingers.  I don't see myself buying another pair of athletic shoes again.

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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

nephew,
thank you
i have at least 6 pairs that are in the forty years range. aldens will last a life tine
remember shells are addictive

40 years!!! Is there much of a difference in the quality of shells then compared to today, assuming they are all from Horween?
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Originally Posted by kolecho View Post


40 years!!! Is there much of a difference in the quality of shells then compared to today, assuming they are all from Horween?

 

I would hope not, but it goes to show the potential value that can be realized by spending more money up front.  Heretofore I haven't had a pair of shoes that lasted more than three years.

 

Congratulations Uncle Mac.  Here's to another 20 years (or more) in your shell cordovan Aldens!

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Originally Posted by PhiPsi32 View Post


You should try the Vibram Five Fingers.  I don't see myself buying another pair of athletic shoes again.

Agreed!
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Thank you for the wisdom Mac!
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Wow 40 yrs!

Whiskey PTBs today:
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Originally Posted by wj4 View Post

Wow 40 yrs!
Whiskey PTBs today:
 

^10/10

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Alpine Thursday

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Wingtip Boot by AC @ LSH

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Dark Brown Suede Unlined LHS at a concert the other night.

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Originally Posted by johnnyrich7 View Post

Dark Brown Suede Unlined LHS at a concert the other night.
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Very nice!
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Originally Posted by advan031 View Post

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Color 8 or black?
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To follow the previous post, #8 LWB with traditional edge trim, from yesterday:

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