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post #32926 of 87407
not an alden shoe, but can't help posting....WOW!

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Merchant_Id=1&Section_Id=1189&Product_Id=1708744&Parent_Id=711&default_color=HUNTER-GREEN&sort_by=&sectioncolor=&sectionsize=

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post #32927 of 87407

Wow. They're green too.
I wonder if that kiltie is removable.
I know Tricker's sells an add-on kiltie like that.
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If we're still discussing pre-orders, Context has a pre-order up for the Roy Boots.

 

http://www.contextclothing.com/brand.php?brand=Alden

 

Looks like they're back to doing make-ups with Alden?

 

Their #8 Tankers are listed too but no sign of any kind of pre-order - I hope one comes up because I would take those over Leffot's in a heartbeat.

post #32929 of 87407

Put my pre-order in for the Roy last month! Too excited; I'm absolutely in love with that boot.

It'll arrive just in time for my birthday too icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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Originally Posted by ubiquiti View Post

If we're still discussing pre-orders, Context has a pre-order up for the Roy Boots.

http://www.contextclothing.com/brand.php?brand=Alden

Looks like they're back to doing make-ups with Alden?

Their #8 Tankers are listed too but no sign of any kind of pre-order - I hope one comes up because I would take those over Leffot's in a heartbeat.

I have an order in for the Rough Roy from context and am hoping they come in much earlier than the March estimate. Fingers crossed.

I also have the Context #8 Tankers. I was in on the pre-order for those - they arrived back in the winter. I am pretty sure that the link to them on their site is just a remnant to purchase the few extras that they had ordered because there were only a few sizes available from the time mine arrived until just a couple of weeks ago when the 1 or 2 pair that were left seem to have been sold.
post #32931 of 87407

Some pictures I took a few weeks ago.

You already know them by heart: the Alden LWB.

My first Whiskey LWB.

 

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The right one nearly looks like Ravello. Probably because I brushed it a lot more than its sister - on the left (from my point of view).

I only used a damp cloth, a brush and a small spoon.
 

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I just received a pair the other day, they are beautiful.  Notice how they fill in the larger perforation holes on the toe with a darker color.. amazing shoe!  Those jeans and socks with them look great too.... that's a rock solid casual outfit bra...

post #32933 of 87407

Thank you chipshot.

 

"Amazing" is definitely the word. Post pictures of yours if you can.

They'll do great for this fall.

post #32934 of 87407

The Context Roy boots look mighty nice, but I I definitely want a pair of boots before fall/winter, so February delivery is too late for me.

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Not a fan of the crepe sole on those Roy's.  Otherwise, looks good.  I'm not sure if they would give you an option on soles.  I'd go dbl waterloc over crepe in a heartbeat.

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Not a fan of the crepe sole on those Roy's.  Otherwise, looks good.  I'm not sure if they would give you an option on soles.  I'd go dbl waterloc over crepe in a heartbeat.

Exactly. In fact, Nick over at B. Nelson is doing just that to my almost new (acquired in February, never wore because I hated the crepe sole) Roy's right now. I'll post pics when I get them back.

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Well...after posting this I found the exact shoe on ebay in my size at just over $100 so I decided to give it a shot. So...here is the before:


And the After. Still brushing and adding a bit of polish here and there to even out the finish, but came out pretty good. Tried to get close to a RL Marlow color:


Thanks...JT

Surprised no one said anything about this. Looks like a pretty good job, especially since you snagged a used pair off of ebay. Care to elaborate on the process? How long did it take, how did you handle getting dye into the perfs, and would you do it again upon seeing the results?
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Originally Posted by marmottan View Post

Some pictures I took a few weeks ago.
You already know them by heart: the Alden LWB.
My first Whiskey LWB.

















The right one nearly looks like Ravello. Probably because I brushed it a lot more than its sister - on the left (from my point of view).
I only used a damp cloth, a brush and a small spoon.

 

Nice shoes!!

Those look quite a bit darker than my whiskey LWBs - but such is the nature of shell.
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Nice shoes!!
Those look quite a bit darker than my whiskey LWBs - but such is the nature of shell.

That's funny you said that, I went through a size change, the first Whiskey's were much lighter than the second shipment.  Both are freaking drop dead beautiful and a nice break from Cigar and #8 in my wardrobe.

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Before purchasing a pair of Alden shell boots I lurked this thread a bit and noted several QC issue people were having. After three months on the list for a pair, I finally received mine yesterday. Sadly there is a large blotch on the outer facing side of one of the boots that I can't believe made it out of the factory. The retailer is willing to give me a full refund, or, I can go back on the list and hope to get a new pair in January. I haven't decided yet what I'm going to do. They said this happens all the time and Alden responds by either attempting to repair the shoe, or they send it out for sale as a second. What they DON'T do is fast-track a replacement pair, which would seem to me to be the correct response; especially when you consider the degree of the defect. Anyways, I just wanted to post a pic below so there's a record of it. From what I've read, there's some disagreement as to whether or not there are quality control issues at Alden. Having felt the sting of a defective pair, and a 5 month wait for a new pair, I'd say there are:

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