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Originally Posted by Edmund K View Post

Do you guys know where I can get a pair of Cigar LWB?  I ordered a J.crew LWB color 8 from the 25% sale last month, but I already have my eye on the cigar color.  PM me if you're in NYC and would like to get this 25% off Cordovan deal before I return this shoe to J.Crew. 
 

 

Apart from severnfold's suggest, you may also check with Alden of Carmel.

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Originally Posted by Todd V View Post

What you are describing is a pair of boots that fit. Your toes should have room and once you find a pair of shoes that gives them room, it feels wrong. baldy[1].gif Go with it!

Thanks for your thoughts and the others as well! At the moment, my inclination is that the overall fit feels good enough to keep them, even if my toes feel a little overly wiggly.
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

It looks like the Tom last may have a higher instep, which would be a godsend

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Originally Posted by Burton View Post

That was my thought. I could not imagine how happy I would be if you could get a high instep loafer from Alden here in the states.

I have an extremely high instep and have had tons of trouble over the years finding Alden loafers that fit. My NST loafers on the Grant last from Madison Ave accomodate my high instep and fit beautifully. These shoes don't seem to get a lot of love on the forum - I get the sense people have strong feelings about the split toe aspect - but they have been my favorites among the many Aldens I own for a few years running. The Alden Shop on Madison Ave also sells a similar loafer without the split toe on the Grant...which is one whose arrival in my size I am anxiously waiting on.

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any pictures of the Unionmade Indy Boot in the wild?

 

 

http://www.unionmadegoods.com/Alden_Indy_Boot_in_Dark_Brown_Oiled_Kudu_404__225.html

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^ That is a stock model. Search Indy 404.
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Originally Posted by PhiPsi32 View Post

Gentlemen, I'd like to inquire again if there is any interest in a Kudu Ultimate Indy on the Modified last.  I've received some new interest recently, and I have about half the number needed to place a special case make up via Moulded Shoe.  It wouldbe similar to the LS Ultimate Indy seen here

http://leathersoulhawaii.com/2012/03/30/alden-shoe-kudu-ultimate-indy-re-stock-lsw/

The commando sole is preferred, but Alden does not like to do the commando sole on the modified last.  So we may have to do a cork-neo sole.  The details will have to be confirmed.  Please PM me if interested or post to the Alden Modified last thread.

http://www.styleforum.net/t/234635/alden-modified-last-if-you-wear-or-are-interested-please-read/705#post_6002943

I would be interested in these commando sole or not. I'm a big fan of modified last.
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Originally Posted by mike1445 View Post

any pictures of the Unionmade Indy Boot in the wild?

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

http://www.unionmadegoods.com/Alden_Indy_Boot_in_Dark_Brown_Oiled_Kudu_404__225.html

 

 

LS did a couple of nice Kudu Indy makeups

 

700

 

700

 

 

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Originally Posted by advan031 View Post


I would be interested in these commando sole or not. I'm a big fan of modified last.

 

I'll put you down!

 

 

And here are my Kudu Indys on the road.

 

700

post #39938 of 87347
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Originally Posted by MickCollins1916 View Post

I have an extremely high instep and have had tons of trouble over the years finding Alden loafers that fit. My NST loafers on the Grant last from Madison Ave accomodate my high instep and fit beautifully. These shoes don't seem to get a lot of love on the forum - I get the sense people have strong feelings about the split toe aspect - but they have been my favorites among the many Aldens I own for a few years running. The Alden Shop on Madison Ave also sells a similar loafer without the split toe on the Grant...which is one whose arrival in my size I am anxiously waiting on.

I love that split toe loafer. The Grant last looks like it would work really well for me, I just haven't been able to get a pair of shoes on that last. I saw those loafers out in the wild once and I was quite covertous.
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I'm new to this forum and trying to decide on my 1st pair of Alden's.  It's between the Color 8 Longwing w/commando sole and the Cigar shell Longwing w/leather sole.  I'm going to be primarily wearing them with jeans and dress casual.  I work from home and rarely need to wear a suit or "dress up".  I don't think I can go wrong with either, but I'm leaning towards the Color 8 because of the commando sole.  I would appreciate anyone's input.  What are your thoughts?

 

Thanks!

Matt

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Originally Posted by MickCollins1916 View Post

I have an extremely high instep and have had tons of trouble over the years finding Alden loafers that fit. My NST loafers on the Grant last from Madison Ave accomodate my high instep and fit beautifully. These shoes don't seem to get a lot of love on the forum - I get the sense people have strong feelings about the split toe aspect - but they have been my favorites among the many Aldens I own for a few years running. The Alden Shop on Madison Ave also sells a similar loafer without the split toe on the Grant...which is one whose arrival in my size I am anxiously waiting on.

nephew,
looking good in your nst loafer, enjoy your holiday in the sun
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ravello monks
argyles otc
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post


ravello monks
argyles otc

Very nice, not to mention exceedingly rare. nod[1].gif
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

Very nice, not to mention exceedingly rare. nod[1].gif

nephew,
thank you
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Very beautiful whiskey
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I'm new to this forum and trying to decide on my 1st pair of Alden's. It's between the Color 8 Longwing w/commando sole and the Cigar shell Longwing w/leather sole. I'm going to be primarily wearing them with jeans and dress casual. I work from home and rarely need to wear a suit or "dress up". I don't think I can go wrong with either, but I'm leaning towards the Color 8 because of the commando sole. I would appreciate anyone's input. What are your thoughts?
Thanks! Matt


Welcome.
Color 8 is the most versatile of the shell colors, IMO.
The commando sole is more casual then a double leather sole.
The cigar version is more rare in terms of availability.
Generally speaking, cigar is more casual than color 8.
While a color 8 LWB on a double leather sole is nearly always available, that is not the case with a commando sole, making this model somewhat rare.
It's a close call.
Clear as mud? biggrin.gif
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