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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

This is the perfect cordovan on crepe model:
http://unionmadegoods.com/Alden_Beale_Cordovan_5_Eye_Dover_in_Cigar_3443.html

That's the one I got.

 

I like them better than my LWB #8 on double leather.

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post #36797 of 87473
I own the ravello LWBs on crepe. As Alcibiades said, they're not a good first Alden, but they can be a nice addition. You can quibble with the aesthetics, but not with the comfort. I generally reach for either of my crepe-soled pairs first for weekend walks in the city.

Having said that I'd go for the cigar boots first if I were you.
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

I don't think these shoes should be the first in an Alden collection but can play a great part

Yep. I once had a pair of Grenson chukkas in a crepe sole, they were the most comfortable shoes Ive ever owned - largely b/c of that crepe sole I think. it gets a lot of hate but comfort is a great thing. it's a great part of a mix.

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Originally Posted by Morgan View Post

I'm seriously considering buying a pair of Polo Marlow PTBs and having them resoled with crepe at B.Nelson.

have you ever seen the results of a B.Nelson resole w/ crepe?
post #36799 of 87473
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

This is the perfect cordovan on crepe model:
http://unionmadegoods.com/Alden_Beale_Cordovan_5_Eye_Dover_in_Cigar_3443.html

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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post


I don't doubt you, but I can't help but think that would be even better in a double leather sole.  But I suppose if you were looking for a shell shoe with a crepe sole, this would be the one.

These would get my vote.



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Originally Posted by cloudshift View Post

Love those LWBs!

Thanks man! Me too. I'm in Australia and there's nowhere to buy Alden except for online. This isn't a problem, save for the issue of sizing. I only know my size on the Barrie last with certainty. With the others, it's a bit of hit and miss.

Guys, as you know - I'm looking to offload a pair of Pitt Boots, size 9.5D - what would you consider a fair price including shipping from Australia to CONUS? Happy to take all reasonable offers smile.gif
post #36801 of 87473
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Originally Posted by Kashiwa View Post

These would get my vote.


That's a nice crepe shoe but where can you get that one?
post #36802 of 87473
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Originally Posted by Burton View Post


That's a nice crepe shoe but where can you get that one?

 

http://www.fransboonestore.com/store/menswear/footwear/alden-x-frans-boone-moc-toe-8

post #36803 of 87473
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Originally Posted by makewayhomer View Post

have you ever seen the results of a B.Nelson resole w/ crepe?

No, but I have inquired about it. I should ask for photos. Crepe sole always looks bad though.
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I was eyeing the jcrew LWB with exposed eyelets and crepe - but decided on #8 chukkas instead.
post #36805 of 87473
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

FYI, Tassels HK is hosting an Alden trunk show this weekend and is apparently launching two "rare cordovan" models. Knowing Tassels these will likely be sold out to local customers long before they are available internationally, but guys may want to get in touch with Wallace or check the online site over the next few days.

 

They started selling whiskey LWB and cigar NST shoes at 10:30am today,

when I arrived at around 12noon, all whiskey LWB are nearly gone and the NST shoes still got a few left, luckily I could still grab a pair of LWB...this is crazy.....

post #36806 of 87473
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Originally Posted by ubiquiti View Post

They were a Leffot makeup,
http://leffot.com/2011/09/29/alden-x-leffot-day-tripper-boot/

As a side note there is also a Ravello cap toe makeup by Tassels HK, but it is on the barrie and has a closed heel.

On the other hand, I have narrowed my next Alden purchase down to two and I want your guys' opinion.

It's either:

Ravello LWB with crepe sole

Cigar Cap Toe Boot with Commando sole,


I'm currently leaning towards the cigar cap toe boot.


Cigar Cap Toe Boot.
In my opinion crepe sole would best suit suede or calf, not shell.
post #36807 of 87473
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post


I couldn't agree more... while I like the double leather sole best, the commando soles go well with boots (even shell).  Not sure I would buy anything shell with crepe soles even with a big-time discount.

Has anyone come across a make up that pairs well with the crepe sole??
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Originally Posted by Michigan Planner View Post

I'd go with the longwings just because I've never been big on cap toes. I know the crepe sole doesn't get much love on here but I've got three different pair of Aldens on the crepe sole and find them incredibly comfortable, especially on days where I am on my feet a lot.

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Originally Posted by Morgan View Post

Yeah, I recently contacted Unionmade to ask when they were going to restock the Beale cigar PTB on crepe, and they said they had no plans to do so. I've got a couple Aldens on crepe (suede chukkas and roughout boots, similar to the "Roy") and I love wearing them. I'm seriously considering buying a pair of Polo Marlow PTBs and having them resoled with crepe at B.Nelson.

Man all this crepe talk has me itching to buy a pair. Might just pull the trigger tomorrow...
post #36808 of 87473
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Originally Posted by makewayhomer View Post

I believe he is a poster here.
it's incredibly low class he not only takes other peoples pictures without crediting them, but then watermarks them as his own. such a dirt bag move
for those reading, I'm 95% sure that is a picture from zippy, and the size chart from reguy

He's done it before quite a few times, I would report him but I can't as they are not my intellectual property.
post #36809 of 87473
Got my AF60s today, not the exact boot I wanted but close enough (speedhooks vs all eyelets) and they are quite nice. First pair on the recessed commando and it feels pretty good.

Didn't get home till late so it's gonna have to be an instagram pic:

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post #36810 of 87473
might be old news, but this site lists a #8 lwb on the grant last, which you don't see very often (at least that i'm aware of).

http://www.dann-online.com/clothing/aldenshoes/shoes%20page10.htm

no idea about this shop - the website is marginally worse than the alden one, which is quite a feat. it looks like an old link that hasn't been updated because there's some crazy talk about "custom" orders taking 6-10 weeks, but the prices are in line with current. thought i'd toss it out there in case anyone wants to give it a shot.
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