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^ Man, getting into Aldens with a bang!  First Aldens and going for shell!!  I guess that's the way to do it.  Congrats.  And isn't the anticipation of waiting for the boots to arrive the greatest?  Hope you enjoy!

I should be specific—by LWB I mean longwing bluchers, not the boots. Yeah, I mean, I have other pairs of nice shoes (Crockett & Jones, Allen Edmonds, et cetera), but the cigar LWB is like my holy grail shoe, and I figured what better time that now, right?


Congrats and welcome to the LWB shell club! Post some pics when you get them!

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Anybody know if Alden makes any shoes on a crepe sole in 10EEEE? Size ten four E, that's not a type-o. I have a friend with some jacked-up feet who's basically only able to wear Asics (or maybe it's New Balance?) and has engaged me on the dress shoe topic.

He's in IT so his standard of dress is pretty low...if it's leather, it's dressy to him. If you're not outward-facing in IT, apparently black sneakers are acceptable icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Anybody got any insight on where to find a 10EEEE crepe sole Alden?
post #32253 of 91421

Looks like they only go up to EEE.

 

He can try a 10.5EEE, that will be very close to the 10EEEE.  Conversely, a Barrie on 10EEE might work also.  Perhaps he can try something from The Shoemart irregular list to experiment with the fit.

 

Otherwise, Moulded Shoe will custom make shoes for him if he can drop by the shop.

post #32254 of 91421

Cigar shell chukka:

 

1000

post #32255 of 91421
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Anybody know if Alden makes any shoes on a crepe sole in 10EEEE? Size ten four E, that's not a type-o. I have a friend with some jacked-up feet who's basically only able to wear Asics (or maybe it's New Balance?) and has engaged me on the dress shoe topic.
He's in IT so his standard of dress is pretty low...if it's leather, it's dressy to him. If you're not outward-facing in IT, apparently black sneakers are acceptable icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
Anybody got any insight on where to find a 10EEEE crepe sole Alden?

Looks like some of the orthopedic Alden lasts are available in EEEE width.

http://www.aldenshoe.com/cat_ortho_comf_461.htm
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The ortho lasts have very few styles available.  If you can find a Barrie last that fits, you will have numerous options.

 

The exception being the Trubalance last.

post #32257 of 91421
Have taken a shine to J Crew Alden dirty bucks. Their model is unlined and has metal eyelets. Never bought anything there. Do Aldens go on sale? If so, how much and when? TIA
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Just ordered a pair of cigar LWBs... my first Aldens! Cannot wait for them to arrive icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Excellent!  That was my first pair as well, about 3 months ago.  Now I have 10 pairs icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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Excellent!  That was my first pair as well, about 3 months ago.  Now I have 10 pairs icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif

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Excellent!  That was my first pair as well, about 3 months ago.  Now I have 10 pairs icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif

I'll have to tell my wife about you. She won't think I'm so obsessed anymore!! Good grief, Charlie, 10 pair in 3 months!! biggrin.gif. That is incredibly insane.
post #32261 of 91421

Insane? No! It just means he has good taste. Congratulations.

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Excellent!  That was my first pair as well, about 3 months ago.  Now I have 10 pairs icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif

Let this serve as a warning to all unsuspecting first-time Alden buyers. biggrin.gif
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Models 1648 (color 8) and 1649 (black) - SHELL CORDOVAN MEDALLION TIP MONK STRAP

Anyone out there own either of these models? If so, any thoughts?
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I'll have to tell my wife about you. She won't think I'm so obsessed anymore!! Good grief, Charlie, 10 pair in 3 months!! biggrin.gif. That is incredibly insane.

 

 

Funny, since I use Sevenfoldtieguy to justify my purchases to my wife.  

 

Me: "Babe, my friend from the Alden forum has 40 pairs of Aldens!  Can I get another pair?"

Her: "Your 'friend'?  How can you have a 'friend' whom you haven't ever met?"

Me: (quiet) Click, drop down to size 9.5D, add to cart

 

You have to get to a point where your wife just gives up and acknowledges that you have an illness.  From then on, it's rather easy to keep ordering shoes that all seem the same to her, yet are dramatically different to you.  Once you are at the advanced level, you can order the PTB, BB PTB and LS PTB, all in color 8, and convince her that you "need" all three.

 

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Insane? No! It just means he has good taste. Congratulations.

 

 

    Thanks!  Takes one to know one...

post #32265 of 91421
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Funny, since I use Sevenfoldtieguy to justify my purchases to my wife.



Me: "Babe, my friend from the Alden forum has 40 pairs of Aldens! Can I get another pair?"

Her: "Your 'friend'? How can you have a 'friend' whom you haven't ever met?"

Me: (quiet) Click, drop down to size 9.5D, add to cart


You have to get to a point where your wife just gives up and acknowledges that you have an illness. From then on, it's rather easy to keep ordering shoes that all seem the same to her, yet are dramatically different to you. Once you are at the advanced level, you can order the PTB, BB PTB and LS PTB, all in color 8, and convince her that you "need" all three.


   

Verbatim at my household.
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