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Originally Posted by thebeebs View Post

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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Originally Posted by BootSpell View Post


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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Originally Posted by PhiPsi32 View Post

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

 

 

    Thanks!  Takes one to know one...

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Originally Posted by thebeebs View Post

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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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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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.

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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".

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

Blake construction too (i assume)? confused.gif
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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.
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Originally Posted by blue collar View Post

$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
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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 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.
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Originally Posted by blue collar View Post

Blake construction too (i assume)? confused.gif

 

Nothing wrong with blake.

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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.
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Originally Posted by MarioImpemba View Post

Nothing wrong with blake.

Guess i'm a little brainwashed. shog[1].gif
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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
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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 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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