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post #33946 of 99261
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Originally Posted by Christoph View Post

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


Try calling about these, they are great guys at LS and if they still have some stock, you may get lucky.

Saw these on eBay, too big for me...but any size 10 guys out there (9.5 Trubalance) these look a cool boot at a decent price:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Alden-405-Indiana-Jones-Comfort-Indy-Rare-Loden-Green-US9-5D-UK9-/280946286218?pt=UK_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item4169b41e8a

Although shipping from the UK is steep.
post #33947 of 99261


Figured I'd join the party...Alden for BB unlined LHS
post #33948 of 99261
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Originally Posted by closerlook View Post

this happens, on cigar models especially.
basically its the finish flaking of at stress points.
i learned to live with it.
it has happened on every pair of cigar I have ever had and quite a few other colors as well.

I have experienced this on one cigar model and one ravello model. As Closerlook points out, it was/is at stress points. It is frustrating, but the models I speak of would have been unavailable in terms of a replacement pair. My "flaking" was not something that showed up right away, and I had worn the shoes off of carpet. It has stayed contained (fingers crossed). The flaking I have experienced is not something that brushes out. Indeed, I would be careful about brushing the affected area (at least not excessively) - as this will tend to exascerbate the problem.

If the flaking appears in non stress points, or if it becomes in any way widespread, it seems to me the shoes are defective. Indeed, I had a different model in ravello that had flaking in non stress points and it was widespread. I sent them back. The retailer deemed them defective.

As for the original poster, if a replacement pair is available, I would consider an exchange.
post #33949 of 99261
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Originally Posted by stanford88 View Post

What do you think of LWB with a suit?
Classic Americana. I usually wear bals but do sport my bluchers occasionally. The last pair of LWB to fill the rainbow...
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

ravello wt boot
argyles otc
Great shade of ravello uncle. Been busy getting ready to switch rotations and also moving; hope all with well with you.
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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

Who has 10+ pairs? thumbs-up.gif
post #33950 of 99261
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Originally Posted by dsmivtr View Post

Who has 10+ pairs? thumbs-up.gif

Just counted and currently have 7 pairs (3 #8s, 1 Cigar, 1 Ravello, 1 brown calf, 1 snuff suede). I've sold off another 4-5 pairs and looking to add a few more.

BTW, does anyone have this Shoemart chamois boot or seen it in the wild? Any thoughts?

post #33951 of 99261
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Originally Posted by Reds & Tops View Post


Figured I'd join the party...Alden for BB unlined LHS

A staple classic. LHS in #8 is one of the top 3 must have shell Aldens IMO
post #33952 of 99261
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Originally Posted by blue collar View Post

A staple classic. LHS in #8 is one of the top 3 must have shell Aldens IMO

What others would round out your list?
post #33953 of 99261
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Originally Posted by closerlook View Post


this happens, on cigar models especially.
basically its the finish flaking of at stress points.
i learned to live with it.
it has happened on every pair of cigar I have ever had and quite a few other colors as well.

 

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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post


I have experienced this on one cigar model and one ravello model. As Closerlook points out, it was/is at stress points. It is frustrating, but the models I speak of would have been unavailable in terms of a replacement pair. My "flaking" was not something that showed up right away, and I had worn the shoes off of carpet. It has stayed contained (fingers crossed). The flaking I have experienced is not something that brushes out. Indeed, I would be careful about brushing the affected area (at least not excessively) - as this will tend to exascerbate the problem.
If the flaking appears in non stress points, or if it becomes in any way widespread, it seems to me the shoes are defective. Indeed, I had a different model in ravello that had flaking in non stress points and it was widespread. I sent them back. The retailer deemed them defective.
As for the original poster, if a replacement pair is available, I would consider an exchange.


Thanks guys, very helpful as always.

post #33954 of 99261
I'm curious for others to chime in to. What are the top 3 essential pairs?
#8 LWB
#8 LHS
Cigar/Ravello Chukka?
post #33955 of 99261
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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post

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Originally Posted by blue collar View Post

A staple classic. LHS in #8 is one of the top 3 must have shell Aldens IMO

What others would round out your list?

I think my 3 shells would be LWB, Tassel Mocs, and Cap Toe boots in ravello, black, and color 8 respectively.  Hard to say that I wouldn't change my mind.

post #33956 of 99261

I think one of the things we can agree on is the LWB being one of the three.

post #33957 of 99261
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Originally Posted by Reds & Tops View Post


Figured I'd join the party...Alden for BB unlined LHS

welcome to the forum
post #33958 of 99261
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Originally Posted by dsmivtr View Post

Classic Americana. I usually wear bals but do sport my bluchers occasionally. The last pair of LWB to fill the rainbow...
Great shade of ravello uncle. Been busy getting ready to switch rotations and also moving; hope all with well with you.
Who has 10+ pairs? thumbs-up.gif

nephew,
thank you
post #33959 of 99261
My personal top 3:

#8 LHS
#8 Tassel Moc
#8 SWB

I might take some flak for putting the SWB over the LWB, but I find it a bit more versatile in my wardrobe.
post #33960 of 99261

far out make-up

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Obscura/Tassels Cap Toes Today

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