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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?


The cigar LHS isn't available at all as of an hour ago.  I had placed my size in my cart on Friday (10D).  By Sunday it was no longer in stock. 

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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..

As a rookie, it would be very interesting to see the progression from the first to most recent Alden acquisition of some Alden veteran collections here. I imagine uncle's would be formidable.
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The cigar LHS isn't available at all as of an hour ago.  I had placed my size in my cart on Friday (10D).  By Sunday it was no longer in stock. 

Dang, you're right.
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The cigar LHS isn't available at all as of an hour ago.  I had placed my size in my cart on Friday (10D).  By Sunday it was no longer in stock. 

Dang, you're right.


TSM might be waiting for the dust to settle before putting them back on the website.  Seems reasonable I guess.

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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post

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)?

Style and boot/shoe differences aside, the most practical shell colors (from my experiece and observations on this thread):

#8 tends to be first shell color
Cigar after 1+
Ravello after 3+
Black after 5-6+
Whiskey 8-10+
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Obscura/Tassels Cap Toes Today

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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

Style and boot/shoe differences aside, the most practical shell colors (from my experiece and observations on this thread):
#8 tends to be first shell color
Cigar after 1+
Ravello after 3+
Black after 5-6+
Whiskey 8-10+

I have no objection here.

But it's worth pointing out that if a person buys Aldens for professional business dress (which does not seem to be the case for many on this thread) or for professional business dress and for casual wear (such as myself), black moves up the list.

I would comfortably put the order of priority as:

color 8
black
cigar
ravello
whiskey
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

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.

nephew,
i would use kiwi tan on whiskey and i would use kiwi brown on ravello
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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.


that does concern me; accordingly, i would return
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^ i have similar issue... i thought it was normal ....
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I would place Ravello after color 8; I prefer leather for my dark browns and black shoes.
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I have no objection here.
But it's worth pointing out that if a person buys Aldens for professional business dress (which does not seem to be the case for many on this thread) or for professional business dress and for casual wear (such as myself), black moves up the list.
I would comfortably put the order of priority as:
color 8
black
cigar
ravello
whiskey
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Obscura/Tassels Cap Toes Today


These look like they are getting good wear
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that does concern me; accordingly, i would return

Thank you.

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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post

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

I know right??

I was so pissed off that I called The Shoe Mart to complain about the Cigar LHS after my order was cancelled and I DEMANDED to the owner's daughter over the phone that she provide something in consideration for the inconvenience suffered by this whole affair. She was very apologetic over the ordeal, then she put me on hold went and talk to the owner to see what they could do for me. Amazingly, they offered to send me the LHS Ravello Shell Cordovan AND they gave me a 10% off coupon for a future order!! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif. Here is my new order confirmation in case you want to try the same approach.



www.theshoemart.com/s10/orderconfirm/AldenStyle#67540...
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Originally Posted by greekgeek View Post

I know right??
I was so pissed off that I called The Shoe Mart to complain about the Cigar LHS after my order was cancelled and I DEMANDED to the owner's daughter over the phone that she provide something in consideration for the inconvenience suffered by this whole affair. She was very apologetic over the ordeal, then she put me on hold went and talk to the owner to see what they could do for me. Amazingly, they offered to send me the LHS Ravello Shell Cordovan AND they gave me a 10% off coupon for a future order!! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif. Here is my new order confirmation in case you want to try the same approach.
www.theshoemart.com/s10/orderconfirm/AldenStyle#67540...


Is he wearing Aldens 0:02 in???
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