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Originally Posted by herrmj View Post

Love this. I think I may pass on ravello chukkas and hold out for the next ravello wingtip boot restock.

thank you

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post #33947 of 86469
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Originally Posted by sambodini View Post

My new 403s, 5 days old.  Driven 700 miles, walked a few more.  Hastily laced.  They seem to be a pretty good fit so far if not a smidge high in the arch for my flat feet - just need to take it slow with them from here on out.

Additional photos here, if you'd like to see a few more.

the boot that started a $10,000K shoe spending spree. a classic!
post #33948 of 86469
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Originally Posted by 89826 View Post

Source for the unlined #8 PTB's please. Thanks

bah, forgot who mentioned it but supposedly Alden SF has them
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Originally Posted by chanakit View Post

Hi, i always see you post the awesome Alden boots and shoes. Could i know what store did you buy it from ?

tsm-it was a limited edition
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

the boot that started a $10,000K shoe spending spree. a classic!

It's either the Indy or the color 8 longwing (which it was for me) that gets it all started. Honestly looking back at it I'd say it's worth it.
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Originally Posted by REguy View Post

Had a pair of these years ago and got rid of them because I just never wore them thanks to their fleshy/putty color. The whiskey on this pair is fairly dark, so I thought I'd try again. The shell has a shine and depth of color that is truly drool.gif-worthy. The photos were taken under fluorescent lighting and are an accurate depiction of their color.
AldenWings2.jpg

whiskey is too light to be a staple. if you have 10+ pairs go for it however most will find it hard to wear. unless of course you are located in a warmer climate and wear lighter colored clothes to match
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I'm in the process of breaking in a new pair of shell longwings on carpet and noticed something on the upper, near the welt, where my foot flexes. It looks like part of the shell has come off. No idea if this is the shell itself or some kind of layer that was put over the shell but that area is now dull and no longer has the shell luster that the rest of the shoe has. Has this happened to anyone else? If so, is it cause for concern? Did the problem area get larger as the shoe was worn? Like I said, this happened about an hour into breaking them in so I'm concerned it will spread given its location and the amount of brushing after each wear.

 


Edited by ThArtOfWardrobe - 8/27/12 at 6:18pm
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

It's either the Indy or the color 8 longwing (which it was for me) that gets it all started. Honestly looking back at it I'd say it's worth it.

I concur but I'll be the first to admit its a little excessive. I considered the lw but thought the Indy was the more reasonable purchase. Those were simpler times..
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One of the Alden Madison guys has suggested using mid-tan Kiwi paste wax on lighter pairs of whiskey. They normally use mid-tan on ravello. It can give it a darker, more burnished look over time. I haven't tried this myself.
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

I concur but I'll be the first to admit its a little excessive. I considered the lw but thought the Indy was the more reasonable purchase. Those were simpler times..

It can be excessive. Thankfully the brand has good resale value.
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Whiskey is perfect for the warmer climates like Scottsdale and Palm Springs, this color is basically year round:-)  People also dress a bit more casual in these climates.  Think lightweight fabrics, light colors... linen .. light cotton ... no hurry!

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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post

For my very first post......
I call bullshit on the shoemart.

You are likely correct. In my experience, they are pretty good about accurately representing their inventory. What are the chances that all of the sizes ordered were actually not in stock? And, if you go to order them now, will they all of a sudden be available?
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Anyone know if either of these Alden's are available for purchase anymore or were they just a special, one-time thing?

 

Alden Ultimate Jumper Shoe

 

 

 

Alden CXL Chukka

post #33959 of 86469
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

whiskey is too light to be a staple. if you have 10+ pairs go for it however most will find it hard to wear. unless of course you are located in a warmer climate and wear lighter colored clothes to match

NAMOR, would you say the same of ravello? Put another way, how many pairs in black, burgundy/#8, or dark brown/cigar do you think one needs before they consider ravello (you suggested 10+ for whiskey)?
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

It can be excessive. Thankfully the brand has good resale value.

Yep, resale and also longevity of the shoes themselves.
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