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Originally Posted by Chaos_Cow View Post

I used to feel the same way but honestly speed hooks are the only thing that seems to break on shell shoes. And I suck at them so I bought...
Plus on the price lighter shell's only getting harder and harder to find. Maybe this is a shell-obsessive era but it just makes so much sense to own it in an increasingly upscale casual world. The price for cigar/whiskey/ravello/number 4 is still far outstripped by demand.

I have boots -some with all eyelets and some with speed hooks. In a perfect world they would all have all eyelets and I may very well have BNelson replace the speed hooks at a later date with all eyelets.

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wore my indy cigar today. 742 dollars of goodnesslaugh.gif.

 

 

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Originally Posted by PhiPsi32 View Post

If you call the Alden factory and ask very nicely, they may just send you a pair.  The factory staff has been very nice to me so far  .  .  .

I feel that you especially deserve to be treated nicely by them.

 

I notice that you aren't one to boast about such things, but would you be willing to share how many pairs of Alden's you own?

 

I remember that you were on quite a tear for a while.

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Originally Posted by mexicutioner View Post

DAMN $742 for a pair of shoes. i think i just kicked the alden shell habit. biggrin.gif
Shamefully not even the most I've paid for shells. My whiskey long wings were more because of NYC tax...
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Yes, well, every time I called LS to inquire about a shoe, they happened to have one in my size.  It was quite remarkable really.  So a good chuck of my Alden collection is courtesy of LS.  I'll have to check my closet, but I probably have 10 pairs er no make it 14 pair if you count the black shell cap toes I have on order.

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Originally Posted by PhiPsi32 View Post

Yes, well, every time I called LS to inquire about a shoe, they happened to have one in my size.  It was quite remarkable really.  So a good chuck of my Alden collection is courtesy of LS.  I'll have to check my closet, but I probably have 10 pairs er no make it 14 pair if you count the black shell cap toes I have on order.

blucher or bal? straight tip or perf tip?
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Would it be appropriate to infer that you have 4 pairs of black shell cap toes on order?

 

While 10-14 is no small feat, I thought it may have been more.  I guess the tear that I was noticing may not have been exclusive to Alden, and you may have shared some pics of Rancourts and Vibergs that you bought.  It just seemed for a while that every time I clicked on a thread, you had just gotten a new pair of shoes.  You must have a lot of calluses on your feet from breaking in so many new pairs.

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I have recently fell in love with the look of the Shell Cordovan Alden Indy. 

So far, I think these have been my favorite- http://epauletshop.tumblr.com/post/3127508729/officersindycigarshell

 

I have spent about the last 3 hours calling everywhere from Hawaii, California, New York, Seattle with 0 luck of any in stock, preorder, or future shipments. Does anyone have ideas of what the best way to acquire a pair in the future is, or to get notifications of future orders? 

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See this thread

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Originally Posted by Chaos_Cow View Post

Cigar Indys in stock at ShoeMart:
http://www.theshoemart.com/alden-mens-40566c-cigar-shell/pvc-ald-mxsbd-40566c_ald_m_40566c.html
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I have recently fell in love with the look of the Shell Cordovan Alden Indy. 

So far, I think these have been my favorite- http://epauletshop.tumblr.com/post/3127508729/officersindycigarshell

 

I have spent about the last 3 hours calling everywhere from Hawaii, California, New York, Seattle with 0 luck of any in stock, preorder, or future shipments. Does anyone have ideas of what the best way to acquire a pair in the future is, or to get notifications of future orders? 

The shoe mart ones posted earlier today are pretty darn similar IMO.

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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

The shoe mart ones posted earlier today are pretty darn similar IMO.

If those aren't close enough, one may be waiting for a few more years ......
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I am an 8.5D, which are currently sold out. I called and they said May 2013 was expected restock date. 

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May 2013 isn't that long of a wait in the Alden scheme of things.  Just the blink of an eye really...

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Also (sorry for so many posts in rapid succession) is 8.5D your true size? or your Trubalance size?  As they may vary SIGNIFICANTLY.

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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post


blucher or bal? straight tip or perf tip?

 

Sorry, I have 13 (for some reason I really thought it was only 10). The 14th are black shell plain cap toes, Hampton last from Alden NY.

 

Originally, I had also forgotten the two pair of Truflare wingtips I recently acquired.

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