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Is it always a burdensome task to find shell wingtip boots that ARENT the #8 with dark leather soles?

For the most part, yes. And even yes sometimes when you are looking for a color 8 boot with dark edging. But don't be discouraged, some on this thread (perhaps many) would maintain that color 8 boots with dark edging - wingtip or otherwise - are the best. biggrin.gif

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post #40217 of 79301
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Is it always a burdensome task to find shell wingtip boots that ARENT the #8 with dark leather soles?

I've been looking as we'll. No luck in my size even in #8.
post #40218 of 79301
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Originally Posted by Hermitedge View Post

Is it always a burdensome task to find shell wingtip boots that ARENT the #8 with dark leather soles?

For the most part, yes. And even yes sometimes when you are looking for a color 8 boot with dark edging. But don't be discouraged, some on this thread (perhaps many) would maintain that color 8 boots with dark edging - wingtip or otherwise - are the best. biggrin.gif


To maintain its versatility, I absolutely prefer the dark edging for color 8, but that's just me.  Initially I thought the antique edging on the color 8 Brixton (Epaulet) didn't make much sense, but then after seeing pics in the wild I can see why many like them.  I still prefer the dark edge with color 8 wt boot.

post #40219 of 79301
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Originally Posted by Hermitedge View Post

Is it always a burdensome task to find shell wingtip boots that ARENT the #8 with dark leather soles?

By definition it's burdensome to find rare shell boots in cordovan, wingtip or not. You have to either get in a retailer's preorder/reserce list or follow this thread and store websites closely.
post #40220 of 79301
i really want a snuff suede chukka on the plaza last with a brick red dainite sole... sigh. never going to happen.
post #40221 of 79301
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

By definition it's burdensome to find rare shell boots in cordovan, wingtip or not. You have to either get in a retailer's preorder/reserce list or follow this thread and store websites closely.

I understand, but my fingers are itching for a boot and I needed an Alden shell in my life. Stinks the one(s) I want are currently/tentatively/eternally unattainable due to a lack of availability. Was thinking of going the non shell route towards the C&J Skye or cap toe...
post #40222 of 79301
I think my Ravello pre-order boots will arrive sometime this decade.
post #40223 of 79301
^ Epaulet Brixton? I thought they would be coming soon with all the recent batches of Ravello that have been popping up at several different retailers lately. I think this month makes it an even 2 years now since that order was placed.
post #40224 of 79301
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i really want a snuff suede chukka on the plaza last with a brick red dainite sole... sigh. never going to happen.

Do you really need it by Alden? Sounds like a McNairy/sanders model.
post #40225 of 79301
Not the Brixtons unfortunately - the pre-order from February. shog[1].gif
post #40226 of 79301
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Originally Posted by Hermitedge View Post

I understand, but my fingers are itching for a boot and I needed an Alden shell in my life. Stinks the one(s) I want are currently/tentatively/eternally unattainable due to a lack of availability. Was thinking of going the non shell route towards the C&J Skye or cap toe...
I wonder how Alden figures out when to fill certain orders. We know a lot of ravello has popped up recently, but a lot of that has been in "stock" models (chukkas, longwings, etc).

Sometime boots pop up out of the blue (like the Unionmade ravello captoe boots - I don't recall that being publicized in a preorder or anything), so you have to be diligent. If you want rare cordovan, "stock" models like longwings, PTBs and chukkas seem to pop up more often than some of the high boots.
post #40227 of 79301
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Do you really need it by Alden? Sounds like a McNairy/sanders model.

nah. mcnairy lasts are bulky and gross. also i don't want a neon sole.
post #40228 of 79301
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Originally Posted by imolazhp_ci View Post

nah. mcnairy lasts are bulky and gross. also i don't want a neon sole.

The leydon last is pretty slim, and it B Nelson will put a red dainite sole on there for you
post #40229 of 79301
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Originally Posted by Factor Xll View Post

I've been looking as we'll. No luck in my size even in #8.

Alden Madison has a waiting list for the #8 w/ commandos if you're into that.. with a tentative arrival date of the "next couple of months."
post #40230 of 79301
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Originally Posted by imolazhp_ci View Post

nah. mcnairy lasts are bulky and gross. also i don't want a neon sole.

McNairy doesn't have lasts because he doesn't make the shoes. But I get what you're saying.
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