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post #35566 of 91324
In my brief time on this thread, I've always been happy to see Mac's posts. If you don't feel he contributes, then you can block his posts from your feed. I'm not saying this to be combative or to provoke, just as a practical suggestion that would save us the need to discuss a member's merits unnecessarily, in my view, and while he isn't even here.

For a photo, here's a not terribly good shot of the #8 LHS I picked up at the Nettleton Shop a few weeks ago. Been wearing them around the office for a slow break-in, and the Van last in 11D seems to be working out well so far.

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post #35567 of 91324
The only issue, and it's not even an issue, really, is that sometimes it feels as if I've stumbled onto a private conversation posted in public by accident. Anyway, less talk, more aldens.
post #35568 of 91324
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Originally Posted by mexicutioner View Post

mac and i have pretty different taste in shoes (aside from the fact that we both wear aldens) but you gotta respect the fact that his mac method has become the de facto SOP for shell care.
plus i like the fact that he always lets us know that yes, his socks do indeed go over the calf.

 

Speaking of socks... The pics here usually have really nice argyle socks. What's a good place to get said socks (to wear with my Aldens, to keep this on topic)?

post #35569 of 91324
Mac saved my life, you know.
Thirty years ago. I was knifed at a bazaar in Calcutta, and he carried me to the hospital on his back.
post #35570 of 91324
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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

Speaking of socks... The pics here usually have really nice argyle socks. What's a good place to get said socks (to wear with my Aldens, to keep this on topic)?

I like Marcoliani personally. The brand offers both both cotton and merino argyles, OTC and shorter (whatever the abbreviation for that is). O'Connell's in Buffalo has a nice selection (http://shop.oconnellsclothing.com), along with reasonable and speedy shipping. I think you can find them from a variety of other sources online as well.
post #35571 of 91324
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Originally Posted by FrankCowperwood View Post

In my brief time on this thread, I've always been happy to see Mac's posts. If you don't feel he contributes, then you can block his posts from your feed. I'm not saying this to be combative or to provoke, just as a practical suggestion that would save us the need to discuss a member's merits unnecessarily, in my view, and while he isn't even here.
For a photo, here's a not terribly good shot of the #8 LHS I picked up at the Nettleton Shop a few weeks ago. Been wearing them around the office for a slow break-in, and the Van last in 11D seems to be working out well so far.

love this look. how did you size your pair? tts or size down? this pair isnt from BB is it?
post #35572 of 91324
Very nice loafers Frank Cowperwood! Tried that same loafer (Van 11D) on here in Tokyo. Too small.......indeed too small to even get a bead on the Van.
post #35573 of 91324
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Originally Posted by LeatherSOUL View Post

If any Alden fans in the LA area want to grab a beer tomorrow night, we'll be at the Fat Dog on Fairfax around 7pm. cheers.gif

Make it Toronto next round and i'll be there haha!
post #35574 of 91324
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Originally Posted by Johdus Fanfoozal View Post

Mac saved my life, you know.
Thirty years ago. I was knifed at a bazaar in Calcutta, and he carried me to the hospital on his back.

"who stabbed you?"
"he did"
post #35575 of 91324
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

love this look. how did you size your pair? tts or size down? this pair isnt from BB is it?

Thanks.

Sized TTS. They are tight, but in a completely comfortable way. The length is good, there's no gap around the foot, and no undue pressure on the instep as some have reported. I'm assuming that once I wear them in a bit, they are going to be quite comfortable.

Not from BB. These are the official 986 lined LHSs. Bought them in a shop in Pittsburgh while there on business. Didn't want to get an LHS until I could try them on for size and then was happy to buy them then from this small shop. And no sales tax in PA... smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Kashiwa View Post

Very nice loafers Frank Cowperwood! Tried that same loafer (Van 11D) on here in Tokyo. Too small.......indeed too small to even get a bead on the Van.

Can't imagine that you'd be able to fit 11D van, from what I know. I like the very upright toe box on these. Kept seeing shots on this thread and I finally felt like I understood what the Alden LHS is all about. Alden's really is a classic version.
post #35576 of 91324
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Originally Posted by FrankCowperwood View Post

Thanks.
Sized TTS. They are tight, but in a completely comfortable way. The length is good, there's no gap around the foot, and no undue pressure on the instep as some have reported. I'm assuming that once I wear them in a bit, they are going to be quite comfortable.
Not from BB. These are the official 986 lined LHSs. Bought them in a shop in Pittsburgh while there on business. Didn't want to get an LHS until I could try them on for size and then was happy to buy them then from this small shop. And no sales tax in PA... smile.gif

I'm going to have to try this shoe in the 10E unlined version from Brooks Brothers. I have 10D unlined suede loafers that fit well (with some initial pressure on the instep). Going E should help me with the stiffer leather...
post #35577 of 91324
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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

 

I don't get why people are so attached to him.

 

Personally, I don't get much from his posts as all he posts are just things like "Wear in good health", "Enjoy" and calling people "Nephew". 

 

Nothing against him or anything, he's cool and all,  but there is actually very little content to his posts. 

Where do you think the term "Mac method" was coined?

post #35578 of 91324
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Originally Posted by mexicutioner View Post

plus i like the fact that he always lets us know that yes, his socks do indeed go over the calf.

 

LOL, I died.

 

I love the pictures Mac contributes of every shape, style, colour, giving us a real-life reference that's not a stock photo.

 

However, I am not big on shoes decades old looking brand new, devoid of character. To each their own.

post #35579 of 91324
Has anyone ordered aldens from frans boone (in netherlands) with delivery to the us? I have ups trying to deliver a pair of shell cordovan boots. The tracking number indicates that first delivery attempt was made but driver was unable to collect funds, since i was not home. Im wondering how much $$ they plan to take me for. I was hoping i could avoid the custom fee since its a us product but maybe not?

Im starting to think that buying aldens from international vendors is foolish when you account for shipping+customs+lousy exchange rate on us dollar.....

Anyone have any experience here?
post #35580 of 91324
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Originally Posted by shaunw View Post

Has anyone ordered aldens from frans boone (in netherlands) with delivery to the us? I have ups trying to deliver a pair of shell cordovan boots. The tracking number indicates that first delivery attempt was made but driver was unable to collect funds, since i was not home. Im wondering how much $$ they plan to take me for. I was hoping i could avoid the custom fee since its a us product but maybe not?
Im starting to think that buying aldens from international vendors is foolish when you account for shipping+customs+lousy exchange rate on us dollar.....
Anyone have any experience here?

 

not I personally, but a couple pages back there was discussion about this vendor, with some buyers being hit for customs fees and some sneaking by..

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