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Ferragamo short wings (in calf and suede) for $995/pair on page A2 of today's NYT (National edition). Our shoes are officially "trendy".

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post #32267 of 90114
Question....anyone dyed Alden Burnished Tan or attempted to darken it. I really need/want some medium to dark shortwing bluchers. I don't think I will find the RL Marlows at the my price and size. Any thoughts on dying or darkening these burnished tan beauties from Alden.

post #32268 of 90114
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Originally Posted by HorseHide View Post

Ferragamo short wings (in calf and suede) for $995/pair on page A2 of today's NYT (National edition). Our shoes are officially "trendy".

$995 !?! for calf and suede?Jebus!

Blake construction too (i assume)? confused.gif
post #32269 of 90114
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Originally Posted by HorseHide View Post

Ferragamo short wings (in calf and suede) for $995/pair on page A2 of today's NYT (National edition). Our shoes are officially "trendy".

This was only a matter of time, what with Alden's continuously growing reputation, exposure via menswear blogs, and even all the people who pop into this thread with a "noob" sizing question. Price hikes each year too - Alden will milk it for all they can, relying on their exclusivity and "shell shortages" to up the frenzy even further.
post #32270 of 90114
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$995 !?! for calf and suede?Jebus!
Blake construction too (i assume)? confused.gif

Don't have the actual article but at that price I am guessing it is from the Tramezza line, which I think is primarily made using GY. Blake, or even Blake-rapid construction factors in the price; however I think leather upper type and quality is a stronger predictor.
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Ferragamo short wings (in calf and suede) for $995/pair on page A2 of today's NYT (National edition). Our shoes are officially "trendy".

I think shoes have always been trendy
post #32271 of 90114
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Question....anyone dyed Alden Burnished Tan or attempted to darken it. I really need/want some medium to dark shortwing bluchers. I don't think I will find the RL Marlows at the my price and size. Any thoughts on dying or darkening these burnished tan beauties from Alden.

I mean, it's possible, I've dyed shoes before for a change-of-pace, however, it takes a lot of preparation (i.e., stripping the older dye) and patience to get the right color. I recommend exercise caution and do some research. Ron Rider has a thread that goes over this process.
post #32272 of 90114
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Blake construction too (i assume)? confused.gif

 

Nothing wrong with blake.

post #32273 of 90114
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Originally Posted by jt2gt View Post

Question....anyone dyed Alden Burnished Tan or attempted to darken it. I really need/want some medium to dark shortwing bluchers. I don't think I will find the RL Marlows at the my price and size. Any thoughts on dying or darkening these burnished tan beauties from Alden.

I personally wouldn't do it. The likelihood of a disaster is greater than the likelihood of achieving the exact color you want. Having said that, a few years back I "changed" the color of a pair of captoe bals from Peal & Co. (from medium brown to dark brown) by using black shoe cream/polish instead of brown. But doing the same thing to burnished tan seems like a much more difficult task, IMO.
post #32274 of 90114
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Nothing wrong with blake.

Guess i'm a little brainwashed. shog[1].gif
post #32275 of 90114
Anyone own this shoe? Looks like a great wet weather option...

http://www.unionmadegoods.com/Alden_Bryant_Derosa_Wingtip_in_Smooth_Tobacco_Chamois_3213.html
post #32276 of 90114
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Anyone own this shoe? Looks like a great wet weather option...
http://www.unionmadegoods.com/Alden_Bryant_Derosa_Wingtip_in_Smooth_Tobacco_Chamois_3213.html

I really like this shoe a lot and it seems like it would be a great addition to my rotation, but Unionmade usually only stocks D widths. Anyone know if they allow pre-orders for odd sizes? I'd also be interested to hear any reviews from someone who owns it.
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post #32278 of 90114
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

Anyone own this shoe? Looks like a great wet weather option...
http://www.unionmadegoods.com/Alden_Bryant_Derosa_Wingtip_in_Smooth_Tobacco_Chamois_3213.html

I came close to ordering but I am not familiar with the smooth tobacco chamois, or how to care for it. It's a very nice and tempting makeup though.
post #32279 of 90114
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

Anyone own this shoe? Looks like a great wet weather option...
http://www.unionmadegoods.com/Alden_Bryant_Derosa_Wingtip_in_Smooth_Tobacco_Chamois_3213.html

I am a BIG fan of these. They have worn very well on some very sloppy NY days! I have also worn them sockless with shorts on a few sunny days.

 

 

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post #32280 of 90114
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Originally Posted by jt2gt View Post

Question....anyone dyed Alden Burnished Tan or attempted to darken it. I really need/want some medium to dark shortwing bluchers. I don't think I will find the RL Marlows at the my price and size. Any thoughts on dying or darkening these burnished tan beauties from Alden.
700

 

I was actually thinking about doing the same exact thing with that model.  Not having the guts to do it myself, I did contact the guys at B Nelson about whether it was possible and if they would do so.  Needless to say, they do for about $70.  Please let me know how it turns out -- if you do it.

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