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^ Bakes - who makes the cigar boot in your avatar? I think you said before but I can't remember...

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post #32717 of 87555
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

^ Bakes - who makes the cigar boot in your avatar? I think you said before but I can't remember...

They were an MTO done for THOR who posted the cigar indys on the previous page.  We are trying to get Alden DC to do a run of them for us.  There is a thread about it if you are interested, go check it out, and PM the specified member with your info.  It isn't a sure thing but we have our fingers crossed.

 

The thread is called "Alden MTO Boot via Alden DC" or something.

post #32718 of 87555
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

 

Alden's website says that they make their own soles from oak tanned leather bends in their factory for quality control.

Thanks, Bakes.

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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

They were an MTO done for THOR who posted the cigar indys on the previous page.  We are trying to get Alden DC to do a run of them for us.  There is a thread about it if you are interested, go check it out, and PM the specified member with your info.  It isn't a sure thing but we have our fingers crossed.

 

The thread is called "Alden MTO Boot via Alden DC" or something.

I'm in on that too and it'll be awesome if that comes through as it's an incredible looking makeup we've got. 

post #32719 of 87555
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

They were an MTO done for THOR who posted the cigar indys on the previous page.  We are trying to get Alden DC to do a run of them for us.  There is a thread about it if you are interested, go check it out, and PM the specified member with your info.  It isn't a sure thing but we have our fingers crossed.

The thread is called "Alden MTO Boot via Alden DC" or something.


Ha...thats funny...I never knew my boots were famous smile.gif

I think I may have been one of the last MTOs Alden did before their moratorium...and it only took 6 months believe it or not.

They are great- really love the cigar and the antique edge trim...

PS: the Indy's on the previous page are #8 not cigar...
post #32720 of 87555
Thor those boots are killer! One of the best makeups I have seen. I'll definitely get on that thread about the possible makeup with Alden DC
post #32721 of 87555
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Ha...thats funny...I never knew my boots were famous smile.gif
I think I may have been one of the last MTOs Alden did before their moratorium...and it only took 6 months believe it or not.
They are great- really love the cigar and the antique edge trim...
PS: the Indy's on the previous page are #8 not cigar...

My mistake on the #8.

 

+1 on the cigar over antique edge trim

 

They are informally known as the "Thor Boot" in the MTO thread.  Apparently there were others that coveted your make-up since having seen you post pics of them a while back.  Many have referred to it as their "Holy Grail" of Aldens.  They are unlike any other Alden boot, as most are sleek in appearance, and your make up looks more rugged and casual.  I suppose you could describe the Indy as having those same aesthetic qualities, but still, yours is certainly unique among Aldens.  Props to you for an excellent design.  I'm glad that your not mad that we are trying to eliminate their one-of-a-kind status.

 

BTW, about when did they stop doing MTOs?

post #32722 of 87555
Alden thread might be my favorite. You guys are a great part of the community. Haven't posted my AldenxLeffot lwb's since I first acquired them. Here they are after half a year:
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I really love how the color of #8 changes from the infamous eggplant to a much darker hue, almost black when the sun goes down. I've grown to appreciate the antique edge and I'm very glad I have these special makeup. Cheers, fellas.
post #32723 of 87555
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

cigar cap toe boot........................

These are glorious.
post #32724 of 87555
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Originally Posted by BootSpell View Post

When you say "double leather flex", does that mean the waterlock soles?

Question on Alden leather soles --- are the leather soles (single or double) that come from the Alden factory that are NOT the waterlock type, from JR? They obviously don't have the "JR" logo on them.

Yes - that means the waterlock.

From a very reliable source, Alden uses JR leather on their leather soled (non-waterlock) shells, but not on their calf. I have shell and calf Aldens, and that explanation holds true.
post #32725 of 87555
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Alden thread might be my favorite. You guys are a great part of the community.....

Absolutely. Possibly even the most helpful group on SF, a community that is generally very helpful.

In my case at least, the willingness of thread members to answer my questions so generously has contributed to making me a partial Alden convert (shell PTBs) whereas before I did not like the brand that much.
post #32726 of 87555
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

^ awesome uncle, these might be my favorite shoe of yours....some retailer should do an all-eyelet Cigar captoe like this one.

nephew,
thank you
post #32727 of 87555
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Originally Posted by Leighlon View Post

^^ I agree with Beatlegeuse, Uncle those look sharp with all eyelets.

nephew,
thank you
post #32728 of 87555
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Originally Posted by PipersSon View Post

These are glorious.

thank you
post #32729 of 87555
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post


Yes - that means the waterlock.
From a very reliable source, Alden uses JR leather on their leather soled (non-waterlock) shells, but not on their calf. I have shell and calf Aldens, and that explanation holds true.

Thanks for the info 7-fold.  As others have recently posted, this thread (and other Alden-related ones) have quickly made an Alden-addict of me and I try to learn everything I can about them.  So....  If Alden's non-waterlock leather soles on shell models are not labelled as JR, is there a distinguishing thing to look for to tell the difference?

post #32730 of 87555
Hi guys -- Quick question. How well do the double water-locked soles on the Pitt boots hold up in foul weather? Thanks!
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