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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

welcome to the forum

Thanks much
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Ravello LWB from AoC
post #33963 of 99269
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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

count me in
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My alden progression:

original indy boot
#8 lwb
whiskey lwb (returned due to vamp coming loose and alden botching the repair job)
whiskey indy
black grant captoe
dark brown unlined suede chukka
#8 ptb
hampton black captoe bals
#8 lhs

cigar captoe boot on order since 1980 it feels like...
next purchase will likely be a ravello ptb/sw or some other boot
I have learned that I don't like alden calf - it stretches too much and doesn't hold its shape. Yes, I use correctly fitted trees. I will just have to venture out for calf shoes in the future.
post #33965 of 99269
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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...

I nearly broke my 'never post' rule, as your comments above really upset me, and then I hit your link, and all the anger washed away. then i broke my rule, so I could say thanks!
post #33966 of 99269
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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post

What others would round out your list?

LHS
PTB
LWB

Would be my 3 staple Alden styles (these styles all have a casual and American feel to them, and my not be perfect for guys who sport suits 90% of the time)
post #33967 of 99269
seems like a lot of you guys consider the 403/405 indy to be pretty high up on the "My First Aldens" list.

hmm....
post #33968 of 99269
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

shell is very addictive

 

It is indeed, uncle. My ravello shortwings:

 

 

 

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^ Gateway shoe.

 

From "...$400 for a boot seems like an awful lot...but it's supposed to last forever..."

 

To "...$600 is now the norm..."

 

To "...OMG...you might get some color 4?  Here, take my wallet.  I can also put my dog down as deposit..."

post #33970 of 99269
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Originally Posted by mexicutioner View Post

seems like a lot of you guys consider the 403/405 indy to be pretty high up on the "My First Aldens" list.
hmm....

and you might as well make it cigar...

post #33971 of 99269
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Originally Posted by herrmj View Post

and you might as well make it cigar...

My first Aldens were cigar Indys, and it escalated quickly from there.
post #33972 of 99269
My first three would be:
Shortwing balmoral, color #8
Plaintoe blucher, cigar
Longwing blucher, whiskey

I appreciate the Leisure Handsewn loafer love, but I find the Van last unwearable and prefer both the last and shade of brown shell used by Crockett & Jones for their Ralph Lauren loafers.

My current top three are:
Medallion captoe balmoral, color #8
Longwing blucher, cigar
Wingtip boots, ravello

I just picked up a pair of snuff suede chukkas on a crepe sole from j.crew. I've been looking for that exact makeup for years. They were sold out of my size online, but a store search found a pair in 8.5. Heading into fall, they are #1 with a bullet.
post #33973 of 99269
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Originally Posted by Dbear View Post

^ Gateway shoe.

From "...$400 for a boot seems like an awful lot...but it's supposed to last forever..."

To "...$600 is now the norm..."

To "...OMG...you might get some color 4?  Here, take my wallet.  I can also put my dog down as deposit..."


rotflmao.gif
post #33974 of 99269
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Originally Posted by BIG WONG View Post


Ravello LWB from AoC

enjoy wearing in good health, your ravello gunboats
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Originally Posted by Dbear View Post

To "...OMG...you might get some color 4?  Here, take my wallet.  I can also put my dog down as deposit..."

Considering the lead time of many MTO, that's a lot of dog years for waiting. colgate.gif
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