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Does anyone know of any available (pre-order is okay too) shell styles at Alden NY besides these? In particular, that site does not list any cigar, ravello, or whiskey, but I know they must have it.

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just picked up some cigar indy boots in e width today, they said they received a bunch of sizes recently. 

 
 
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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post

Does anyone know of any available (pre-order is okay too) shell styles at Alden NY besides these? In particular, that site does not list any cigar, ravello, or whiskey, but I know they must have it.

Alden NY removed all of its rare cordovan from its website recently. Best way to deal with them is simply to call or visit
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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post

Does anyone know of any available (pre-order is okay too) shell styles at Alden NY besides these? In particular, that site does not list any cigar, ravello, or whiskey, but I know they must have it.

Alden NY/Madison Ave had a significant number of exotic color shell models on it's site as recently as this fall. Since then they seem to have taken down everything that isn't color #8 or black.

If you have some idea of what you want, you should just call them. On the other hand they do seem to have some unusual makeups that you might not even know to ask after, and there I'm not sure what to advise. Maybe they can provide a list.

Or, tricky, websites/pages tend to be archived, I think, so someone here might be able to explain to you how to find the pages even though they're not currently up. Not really my field of expertise, but I don't think I'm making this up.

Good luck.

Edit: I should type less. Seems like someone has always already answered these questions by the time I finish. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by TheArgonaut View Post

just picked up some cigar indy boots in e width today, they said they received a bunch of sizes recently. 
 
 

Congratulations. This is from Alden Madison Ave? Out of interest do they have a closed heel or a 360 degree welt? And photos, of course.
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Can someone comment on the brown grain calfskin from Alden? Is it a versatile brown?

I have a walnut grain from AE, and I'm wondering how it compares to the Alden brown grain.
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Originally Posted by DBate View Post

Gentlemen, asking for your advice...

Has anyone of you experience how long it usually takes Leather Soul to answer to emails (to their info@... address)? I sent them a message about two days ago and haven't heard anything yet. By now I think my mail might have been marked as spam by their system as I put a link (to a pair of shoes on their website) in it, and some systems tend to filter out mails with links from unknown senders as spam. I am thinking now about sending the mail again without the link, but don't want to bother them with several inquiries about the same thing in case it's normal for them to take some time with the answer.

Thanks,
DBate

e-mail the manager of whatever store your interested in purchasing. all of their e-mails are on the site. i always purchase from LSBH, therefore i e-mail Bryan who never takes more than 24-48 hours to respond.
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Bryan is also the only one there most days, unless they hired Joel full time.

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I think this may have been asked before but I can't find it in the thread...Anyone ever remove the pull tabs from their boots? These tabs on my #4 boots are annoying me. Pants keep getting caught on them!
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

I can identify with both your and Uncle's position.  As Uncle mentioned, you see a lot of tassels with suits in the NY metro area, particularly from a certain demographic.  As you mentioned, tradition dictates balmores with suits, and that is what I would wear if I were going on a job interview, as it is considered more formal.  However, if I were comfortable in my position, and if it conformed to company culture, I would not hesitate to wear a loafer with suit, be it a Gucci horse bit, LHS, tassel or other.

FWIW, I've been told that the Balmores with suit rule is adhered to more closely in Europe, and that loafers with a suit is considered "very American".

I also understand what you mean when you say that you are not comfortable doing it personally.  There are many clothing combinations that are considered acceptable that I am personally not comfortable doing. (Red pants w. #8 for example)

Thanks for the post.

To be clear, I said "Traditional rules of fashion dictate that slip-ons (tassels, full strap, LHS, etc.) not be worn with suits." And to this rule I strictly adhere.

To also be clear, traditional rules of fashion dictate only balmorals with suits. To this rule I do not strcitly adhere. IMO, many bluchers are as dressy, if not dressier, than many balmorals - e.g., Alden for BB shell captoe blucher in color 8. And there are some monks, single or double, that are plenty dressy.

I would surmise that many in the "tassels are okay with suits" crowd would stop short of advocating an LHS with a suit. An LHS - which I have in color 8 and whiskey - is, IMO, at least one notch, if not 2 or 3 notches, down on the formal/casual scale.
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^LHS does have the word "leisure" in its name. :-)
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^True on all counts.  Sorry for misquoting you.

 

 

Edit: While I am ballsy enough to wear LHS with a suit where corporate and local culture permit, I don't think I could do boot with a suit, even it it was a balmore boot.

 

Which do you think is lower on the formality spectrum, in the context of wearing with a suit?  For question's sake, we'll say cap-toe blucher boot or LHS.

 

To add another twist, what if the boot had a commando sole?


Edited by Bakes11771 - 1/3/13 at 4:04pm
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Originally Posted by FrankCowperwood View Post

Congratulations. This is from Alden Madison Ave? Out of interest do they have a closed heel or a 360 degree welt? And photos, of course.

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These. 270 Barbour welt, eyelets and hooks, double leather sole. 2nd favorite iteration next to Epaulets, which is the same but with all eyes.
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I would feel more comfortable with a Boot (even with Commando sole) than an LHS with a suit.

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Originally Posted by smdbitchh View Post

I was looking for a pair of black shell plain toe boots..went up to the madison store today and they had my size in.

originally wanted the pitt boot but they have long been sold out


Or this one



700


700


Well I am going to buy either one of these tomorrow they are pretty close beside sole and last. Any opinions on which one. This will of course be a more casual boot so jeans and chinos with maybe a sport coat not tie
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