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On the subject of alternate laces, I got some round nylon laces from Feet People (off Amazon) in varying lengths and colors.  Good price, too, I think they were $1.79/pair.  Delivery was quick and satisfied with the product.  After seeing pics of blue laces on some Indys, I might give that a try.

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Why does it seem like its impossible to find Alden's captoe boot in either Ravello or Cigar for sale anywhere in a size 9d? Any ideas? Those Unionmade ones that were posted are pretty sweet. Congrats to whoever owns them. 

Alden DC regularly restocks its Cigar captoe boots (grand last, commando soles). Check with them directly to see if they have your size or to see if you can reserve a pair in your size. Other than that certain retailers will do a captoe boot occasionally (like the recent Leather Soul boots)

Ravello captoe boots are rarer and are reordered from time to time by retailers like (Leffot, Tassels, Unionmade). Your best bet is to contact those retailers directly to see if they will do a preorder or just monitor this thread to see when they are on sale at any given retailer.
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Alden DC regularly restocks its Cigar captoe boots (grand last, commando soles). Check with them directly to see if they have your size or to see if you can reserve a pair in your size. Other than that certain retailers will do a captoe boot occasionally (like the recent Leather Soul boots)
Ravello captoe boots are rarer and are reordered from time to time by retailers like (Leffot, Tassels, Unionmade). Your best bet is to contact those retailers directly to see if they will do a preorder or just monitor this thread to see when they are on sale at any given retailer.

 

Thanks for the heads up I appreciate the info. I'll keep on searching. 

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Sounds like the counselor is gently cross examining the general.  Can you handle the truth? biggrin.gif

nephew,
FYI-i call it the way i see it. it is always good to have smart around asking the questions


Uncle, I have appreciated all of your suggestions and feedback throughout the year. And I certainly wouldn't question SevenFold's wisdom or motives.  He has also helped me quite a bit with past purchases and all things Alden.  I was just having a little fun with the good counselor.  You both are greatly appreciated along with several others here.

 

Thank you all for allowing me to be a part of this warm and friendly Alden-SF family. I wish everyone here a prosperous and healthy year.  Happy New Year, and wear them in good health gentlemen!  cheers.gif

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Everyone seems to do the wingtip boots in the rare shades, and that is frustrating to me. Too busy for the subtle brilliance of cordovan.
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Can someone tell me how the Aberdeen last Tassel Loafers ("Tassel Moccasin") fit?  I've noticed there seems to regularly be a pair or two close to my size on eBay.  I wear an 11D Park Avenue but often size up to an 11.5D for more casual shoes (I just bought a pair of 11.5D suede AE Player's).

 

Thanks in advance!

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Thanks for correcting me. I need 9.5 E for both 974 and 9071 is what I want to say.

Just helping out ........

Hope you find what you need. Check Alden SF and Shoemart.
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Can someone tell me how the Aberdeen last Tassel Loafers ("Tassel Moccasin") fit?  I've noticed there seems to regularly be a pair or two close to my size on eBay.  I wear an 11D Park Avenue but often size up to an 11.5D for more casual shoes (I just bought a pair of 11.5D suede AE Player's).

Thanks in advance!

I would find a place to try a pair on. The tassel loafer is very common. The shell version (IMHO) fits differently than the calf. Best to go try a pair on rather than use trial and error. That said, I wear a half size down from my AE size.
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Can someone tell me how the Aberdeen last Tassel Loafers ("Tassel Moccasin") fit?  I've noticed there seems to regularly be a pair or two close to my size on eBay.  I wear an 11D Park Avenue but often size up to an 11.5D for more casual shoes (I just bought a pair of 11.5D suede AE Player's).

Thanks in advance!

In my experience, the Aberdeen tassels are a tricky fit. The Aberdeen varies to begin with depending on style/material, and the slip on makes it more difficult since they need to be snug enough so you don't get excessive heel slippage. My advice would be 11D, but find a store that carries them or order from a place with a generous return policy.
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I was lucky enough to pick up a pair of ravello and whiskey LWBs recently.  Unfortunately, I am not sure if I should keep either pair. 

 

With the ravellos, the vamp of the right shoe appears to be much lighter than the left shoe.  It is also somewhat lighter than the rest of the right shoe.  I've seen comments from members of this forum state that the color #8 shoes go through an additional finishing step at Alden.  Is this true for the other colors as well, or is variation of this type typically a result of the tanning process?  If it is due only to the tanning process, I guess I am just surprised that it would not be caught much sooner in the process.  If it is just the finishing step, is there anything that can be done to correct the issue, or I am better off just sending them back to the retailer?

 

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With the whiskeys, there is an area on the upper of the right shoe that has dark brown or black streaks that make the area appear almost "dirty".  The same area on the outside of the shoe has a similar, but less pronounced appearance.  To me, it almost appears as though the shoes were polished in that area with a dark brown or black polish before leaving the factory.  That area of the shoe also has a much duller appearance than the leather near the sole. 

 

Has anyone else seen this type of dark striping effect with other whiskey LWBs, or other whiskey shells?  Is it just natural variation in the leather, or something that can be corrected?

 

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Been looking for a black shell plain toe boot..ideally the black pitt boot but they have long been sold out.

 

Does anyone happen to know if there is something similar available at the moment or know of anything available for pre-order.

 

 

I really like the the brown edgetrim on the pittboot but saw these at the ny alden store yesterday and might have to pick them up if they get my size in. Are there any other differences between the two? Also there have a crepe sole

 

 

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You won't find it "in stock" as those models sell out within 3-4 days of being on sale, often in 1 day.

To get a pair you have to be proactive
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Contemplating a "no new Aldens for 2013" pledge...though I only acquired two new pair in 2012: the Unionmade Brown Alpine Grain longwings that just arrived


and the Chromexcel Chukka boots that I'm still selling (see sig).



Two isn't so bad, but there were several other shoe purchases in 2012 and now I think I need to scale back. Well, at least stop buying...
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Contemplating a "no new Aldens for 2013" pledge...though I only acquired two new pair in 2012: the Unionmade Brown Alpine Grain longwings that just arrived

and the Chromexcel Chukka boots that I'm still selling (see sig).

Two isn't so bad, but there were several other shoe purchases in 2012 and now I think I need to scale back. Well, at least stop buying...

I've sworn off all rare cordovan for 2013. I have some color 8 on preorder from Leffot and I will likely get a black pair and maybe some suede, but no more compulsive rare cordovan orders for at least a year. I need to refresh other areas of my wardrobe (watches, suits).
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Different Day, Same Outfit.

 

#8 LHS, #8 35mm Belt w. Nickel Buckle, Charcoal BB Flannel Slacks, Hunter Navy RL Cashmere Cable Crew.

 

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