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Thanks. When I searched the site I used the full ID and nothing came up. Didn't even occur to me to drop the letters!

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TSM irregular list in my inbox this morning. At least for the 8.5-9 range, same shit as the last three lists.

Did anyone get the 9D list? Or no 9Ds this time?
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Here is a pick of my new Ravello LWBs which I bought from the Alden DC store. Do you think this quantum of color variation is acceptable in Ravello shell? Sorry for the picture quality. appreciate your feedback.1000

post #37984 of 87516
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Originally Posted by OfficeLinebacke View Post

I gotta disagree with you on the "security guard look" part.  The metal eyelets are definitely more "security guard"-ish than the 9901.

That may be true, but the storm welt and last shape far override the eyelets.  Trust me on this.  I have both, and when it's time to reach for the dressier shoe, I always go BB.

 

Ask Sevenfoldtieguy about this - he has close to 50 pairs of Aldens and will attest to this issue.  If I were you I'd check out the BB...

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Originally Posted by thebeebs View Post

+1.  I love this shoe, and to me, it has less of a "security guard" look than the factory model 9901.  It is sleeker (M-58 last), cleaner (no storm welt), and the eyelet covers, while an acquired taste, are sweet.  I enjoy it so much that I got the Color 8 version also, and these are 2 of my favorite Aldens.

No objection.

IMO, the Alden for BB version is dressier given the flat welt and sleeker last. I have owned the factory version 990 and 9901. Also, the 990 has contrast stitching which - while unique, and perhaps even desired - makes the shoe more casual than its BB counterpart.
post #37986 of 87516
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Originally Posted by mtc2000 View Post

Got an email from TSM this morning. They are cancelling my order of the # 4 boots which I placed way back in March. They say Alden is unable to fulfill the order due to the lack of # 4 Cordovan. Needless to say, a little disappointed. Anybody else got the cancellation?

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MVP of the Day (Most Valuable Post)

The Shoe Mart, somehow, has four pairs of...drumroll...

COLOR 4 CAPTOE SHELL BOOTS on Barrie last, double leather sole.

Sizes available: 9E, 10D, 10.5D, 11D

Get in on it ASAP.  You can thank me later...

TSM BAD, BAD, BAD, BAD, BAD.

I pre-ordered (and paid in full in advance) the pair of #4 Cap Toe in 9E, to be cancelled by TSM in October. Now, they had the pair and sub sequently sold them to somebody else (I have nothing against the lucky guy, thou).

I didn't have a happy Thanksgivings, needless to say.

Oh well....vented. Moving on.....
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Originally Posted by thebeebs View Post

That may be true, but the storm welt and last shape far override the eyelets.  Trust me on this. I have both, and when it's time to reach for the dressier shoe, I always go BB.

Ask Sevenfoldtieguy about this - he has close to 50 pairs of Aldens and will attest to this issue.  If I were you I'd check out the BB...

Speaking the truth.
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CTYGGG and TheArtofWardrobe: Thank you!

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Originally Posted by Rishi Kakar View Post

Here is a pick of my new Ravello LWBs which I bought from the Alden DC store. Do you think this quantum of color variation is acceptable in Ravello shell? Sorry for the picture quality. appreciate your feedback.

I got a pair of Ravello LWB (Crepe Sole) with similar color variations from Alden of Carmel as "Seconds" a couple of years ago. Adam did give me a substantial discount for the pair. I have been wearing the pair as my snow/rain kicks regularly.

To tell you the truth, the color variation never evens out despite using darker wax/creme on them. Your call.
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are the shoes trees required for boots? my TSM 4065 just arrived, was thinking if i need one of those since i will have a pair to rotate wearing now.

And if the shoes i have are the jcrew #8 captoe in barrie 8D, and TSM 4065 in 9D..
What size shoe trees should i be getting?

a link to where i can get them cheaply will be great too.
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My only concern on this topic, the BB brown PTB does not appear to have the eggplant #8 color that is so appealing.  That alone would make me lean 990.

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Throwing this out to the group but this is more of a question for Sevenfold,

I have the Alden for BB shell blucher on the Snap last - 9.5D.
I wear a 9D in Barrie and have a number of those.
I have a pair of NST's on the Aberdeen in 9.5D

I purchased a pair of medallion toe Blucher's, also on the Aberdeen in 9.5D, and they are too big.

My first question, has anyone seen this variability on shoes made on the same last? (NST and Blucher)

My second, the Snap last appears to have a wider toe box and a wider heel, am I correct in this assumption? Does an "E" width Aberdeen fit like a "D" width Snap?
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Originally Posted by 12halfshell View Post

My only concern on this topic, the BB brown PTB does not appear to have the eggplant #8 color that is so appealing.  That alone would make me lean 990.

The Alden for BB shell cordovan PTB comes in black and color 8 (burgundy). There is no brown. The BB pics are horrible.

The Alden for BB models - in my experience - actually have more egglant hues than do the factory versions. My Alden for BB color 8 PTB has wonderful egglant tones, and is considerably darker than, say, my color 8 chukkas.

Look at this link to get a flavor of what you will actually be getting in color 8 (burgundy).

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Cordovan-Perforated-Captoes/230H,default,pd.html?dwvar_230H_Color=BLCK&contentpos=4&cgid=0522
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Originally Posted by mtc2000 View Post

I got a pair of Ravello LWB (Crepe Sole) with similar color variations from Alden of Carmel as "Seconds" a couple of years ago. Adam did give me a substantial discount for the pair. I have been wearing the pair as my snow/rain kicks regularly.
To tell you the truth, the color variation never evens out despite using darker wax/creme on them. Your call.

A personal decision - all comes down to what you can tolerate.
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Originally Posted by mtc2000 View Post

TSM BAD, BAD, BAD, BAD, BAD.
I pre-ordered (and paid in full in advance) the pair of #4 Cap Toe in 9E, to be cancelled by TSM in October. Now, they had the pair and sub sequently sold them to somebody else (I have nothing against the lucky guy, thou).
I didn't have a happy Thanksgivings, needless to say.
Oh well....vented. Moving on.....

Your frustration is justified. The better way to have gone about it would have been for them to contact customers that paid in full and had their orders refunded to see if they were still interested in the pair.
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