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thumbs up!

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Originally Posted by closerlook View Post

yeah, Jim is great.
the whole staff there is pretty awesome.
I once bought a pair of wingtip boots from alden nyc which they told me repeatedly was on the grant last. not long after, i went back to talk about the fit and they told me they were they had been misinformed by the factory and they are on the barrie.

I have no doubt this could happen - and did happen. And my deference to Jim in this instance has more to do with Jim (and my previous dealings with him) than it does that he happened to work at the retailer who is selling the model in question. Certain Alden retailers - e.g., Brooks Brothers - have SA's that have no clue about Alden shoes , to say nothing of Alden lasts. One time I had a Brooks Brothers SA insist that the model (which I knew to be Alden) we were discussing was made in England. At that point I knew the discussion had to stop. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post


welcome to the forum
enjoy wearing your good looking cap toe boot with a good shine

Is this Alden cap toe J gilbert

post #33514 of 97100
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Originally Posted by ThomSquared View Post

Hey gents,
I'm an avid Barrie last guy with the hopes of transitioning into a Plaza last shoe... I'm normally a 10.5D and have done a little research and found that I may have to size up to 11D in the Plaza, is this the norm for most? I hope I can pull off Plaza, seems narrow as hell.

You are correct. I am a 10.5D Aberdeen Barrie Tremont Van, but went with an 11D for the Plaza Kudu from J. Gilbert. Very pleased with the fit. Good luck!
post #33515 of 97100
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Originally Posted by johnnyrich7 View Post

Ravello LHS


nephew,
looking well in ravello lhs
post #33516 of 97100
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

The store manager just emailed me. It is the Barrie.
BTW, said store manager - Jim - is great to deal with.

+1
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cigar wt boot
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post #33518 of 97100
Cigar Cap Toe
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Originally Posted by BIG WONG View Post

Cigar Cap Toe

Great shoes. Alden should make more cordovan bals
post #33520 of 97100

I've been looking for a pair just like those cigar cap toes.  Nice catch!

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Wanted to say, like another guy a few pages back, that I appreciate this forum and have learned a lot from reading this thread. By way of thanks, I offer a story and pictures.

 

Imagine this: you find a great cordovan makeup in a rare color that matches just what you have in mind. It happens to be an old makeup from a shop known on here, so it's not still available, having been long sold out. The website says there's another order for the coming year, so you decide to go to the store and put down some savings (think graduate student income) as a deposit to hold a pair in your size from the pre-order. You go, the people at the shop are nice and helpful, and you reserve a pair of the cordovan shoes. Things are going pretty well, and it's just a matter of the waiting game.

 

Now comes the twist in the tale. A little more than a month after putting down the deposit, you get an email from the shop saying that one stray pair, which was being held for a particular customer from the last order of the same shoe, has been released, since the other customer changed his mind and said he didn't want it. The pair is your size, and the shop offers it to you, if you just pay the balance minus your deposit. 

 

These are the shoes (which also demonstrate the variation in color of Ravello when photographed in different light, with or without flash):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #33522 of 97100
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Originally Posted by plato View Post

Wanted to say, like another guy a few pages back, that I appreciate this forum and have learned a lot from reading this thread. By way of thanks, I offer a story and pictures.

Imagine this: you find a great cordovan makeup in a rare color that matches just what you have in mind. It happens to be an old makeup from a shop known on here, so it's not still available, having been long sold out. The website says there's another order for the coming year, so you decide to go to the store and put down some savings (think graduate student income) as a deposit to hold a pair in your size from the pre-order. You go, the people at the shop are nice and helpful, and you reserve a pair of the cordovan shoes. Things are going pretty well, and it's just a matter of the waiting game.

Now comes the twist in the tale. A little more than a month after putting down the deposit, you get an email from the shop saying that one stray pair, which was being held for a particular customer from the last order of the same shoe, has been released, since the other customer changed his mind and said he didn't want it. The pair is your size, and the shop offers it to you, if you just pay the balance minus your deposit. 

These are the shoes (which also demonstrate the variation in color of Ravello when photographed in different light, with or without flash):













The Ravello ptb. One of my favorites - exquisitely simple.
post #33523 of 97100
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Originally Posted by plato View Post

Wanted to say, like another guy a few pages back, that I appreciate this forum and have learned a lot from reading this thread. By way of thanks, I offer a story and pictures.

 

Imagine this: you find a great cordovan makeup in a rare color that matches just what you have in mind. It happens to be an old makeup from a shop known on here, so it's not still available, having been long sold out. The website says there's another order for the coming year, so you decide to go to the store and put down some savings (think graduate student income) as a deposit to hold a pair in your size from the pre-order. You go, the people at the shop are nice and helpful, and you reserve a pair of the cordovan shoes. Things are going pretty well, and it's just a matter of the waiting game.

 

Now comes the twist in the tale. A little more than a month after putting down the deposit, you get an email from the shop saying that one stray pair, which was being held for a particular customer from the last order of the same shoe, has been released, since the other customer changed his mind and said he didn't want it. The pair is your size, and the shop offers it to you, if you just pay the balance minus your deposit. 

 

These are the shoes (which also demonstrate the variation in color of Ravello when photographed in different light, with or without flash):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congrats brother, incredible shoes.

post #33524 of 97100
You are a lucky guy, plato. Absolutely stunning beauties icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
cheerio Joachim
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Originally Posted by FrankCowperwood View Post

Unlined #8 PTBs today.

Ooof! I need a pair of these in the worst way! Nice stuff Mr.Cowperwood!
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