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Cigar LWB for the night out
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nephew,
looking good in your cigar

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If I could have only one last, it would probably be the Plaza. It is easily my favorite last for shell boots. nod[1].gif

nephew,
i second your position
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Hello,

I just purchased my first pair of Aldens (http://www.unionmadegoods.com/Alden_Coleman_Chukka_in_Cognac_Soft_Calf_14674_7982.html) along with the cedar shoe trees.

How does one care for Aldens to preserve their look and make sure their quality lasts?  I'm not very familiar with shoe care.  This is my first pair of shoes that I plan on caring for regularly.  What type of paste and brush do I purchase for this pair of shoes and what is the process of applying the paste and brush to care for them?

I appreciate the help!

welcome to the forum
google-mac method
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#8 cap toes, Modified last

nephew,
good shine on your cap toe
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And a shell family picture.

I think I need to add more variety shells/boots. Maybe some whiskey and NST.

thank you for posting your family
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#8 lwb
argyles otc
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Uncle, you have an impressive array of corduroy in addition to your fantastic collection of shell cordovan, very nice!

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Uncle, you have an impressive array of corduroy in addition to your fantastic collection of shell cordovan, very nice!

nephew,
thank you
most are either hickey freeman or bills khakis
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I know that it is impossible for anyone to advise me on sizing over the internet, but I am curious to hear about other's experience with the Hampton (Style 9015 & 9016).

I have "normal" feet, except for a slightly narrow heel.  I am 9C in Barrie, Van and Aberdeen.  9.5D in Gucci Loafers, Rancourt Blake, Rancourt Boat, Sneakers, Timberlands, ect.

Was thinking I would be a 9.5D on the Hampton.  Also thought maybe I would buy 9.5D and 9.5E and exchange whichever doesn't fit.

Any input greatly appreciated.

(Maybe it would be best to just go to Alden NY and try them on, I just feel bad because I would prefer to buy them from SF and have them shipped to my PA address to avoid sales tax.  Does Alden SF ship for free?)

You wear the same size in Barrie and Aberdeen? My thought is that Hampton runs pretty TTS. I have an 11E in it which seems to fit well vs 10.5E or 11D Barrie. But then I would also wear 11E Aberdeen.
Alden SF does not charge for shipping based on a recent order from them.

Is the style on the Hampton that you are interested in only available from SF or NY? If not and you want to try on before you buy, call Sherman Brothers in Philadelphia to see if they have the style and size in stock. There are three locations in the Philadelphia area, so they may be able to accommodate, particularly in a D width. Then you can try on and buy without sales tax and without feeling as if you are just using them for a fitting. They ship for free too, incidentally. And I believe their in-store pricing is a little lower than what they show online. May be wrong about that. I seem to recall seeing different prices on the bottoms of the display shoes the times I've visited their Center City location. And then go to Oyster House, in the same block, after you've bought the shoes and have a very nice meal. smile.gif


Couldn't agree more... I bought a pair of color 8 LWB for 25% off and had a fabulous lunch at the Oyster House.  I even went back for dinner the next night!  What a treat...

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Question for our more senior members -- I've never actually seen a shell #4 in person, but occasionally see pictures of it here on the forum.  Can someone provide a bit of background about this seemingly mysterious color, and do people believe Revello will become the next #4?  Thanks.

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I tried posting this in the Viberg thread but received no response. Does anyone here own anything on their 2030 last? How does it compare with Tru-Balance, Modified or Barrie? I usually go with my Brannock-measured size in E for those lasts, or half-a-size-up from that in D (feels pretty much identical to me).

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I tried posting this in the Viberg thread but received no response. Does anyone here own anything on their 2030 last? How does it compare with Tru-Balance, Modified or Barrie? I usually go with my Brannock-measured size in E for those lasts, or half-a-size-up from that in D (feels pretty much identical to me).

 

I'm going to the Viberg factory, maybe later this month to figure that out.  I'll let you know what I find out.

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Awesome! Thanks. I'm also wondering how the boots themselves compare to Aldens. Haven't seen too many comparisons. 

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I tried on some Vibergs at Inventory in Vancouver.  They're quite nice.  Send me a PM and I'll keep you in the loop.  Otherwise, let's get back to Alden!

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I tried on some Vibergs at Inventory in Vancouver.  They're quite nice.  Send me a PM and I'll keep you in the loop.  Otherwise, let's get back to Alden!

Will do. Alden question: after seeing those awesome black shell plaintoes in this thread, anyone know anyone selling plain-toe black shell Aldens on the barrie last?

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