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Just came in today! My first pair of Alden shell cordovan. The Cigar Indy boot! I just wanted to share and thank you guys on the forum for posting such great info. These fit great, and look amazing.
Wish list:
Ravello cap toe boot
Whiskey longwings
I know I'm looking for unicorns, but if anyone spots them please send me a pm. I hope you all have a nice week.

Str - welcome and congrats! Great looking indys!

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post #40622 of 79126
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An early mornin cigar

wow! those are beauts.. thanks for sharing
post #40623 of 79126
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nephew,
wear in good health

Thanks, Uncle. Absolutely perfect first spin in them. Love the Grant last!

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nephew,
ravello tassels

Nice tassels, enjoy them, Uncle!
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Originally Posted by str1185 View Post


Just came in today! My first pair of Alden shell cordovan. The Cigar Indy boot! I just wanted to share and thank you guys on the forum for posting such great info. These fit great, and look amazing.
Wish list:
Ravello cap toe boot
Whiskey longwings
I know I'm looking for unicorns, but if anyone spots them please send me a pm. I hope you all have a nice week.

Looking good in cigar, welcome and enjoy!
post #40624 of 79126
I didn't want to post about this until I had some results to report, but now that I do...

I have complained ad nauseam about how poorly LHS have fit me over the years, but that I have kept trying them. Seems silly, but they LOOK so comfortable that I keep getting suckered in. My last foray into that shoe led me to buy a ravello pair and employ a vamp raiser. Close, but no dice, had to sell them.

However, emboldened by the purchase of the vamp raiser - and the receipt of several gift cards, and the ability to employ my corporate discount, making them (relatively) cheap - I bought a pair of the Brooks unlined LHS in #8. Yes, I am stubborn as hell.

I used the Mac method to break them in, and slowly stretched the vamp using said vamp raiser (and generously applied stretching fluid)...with fantastic results! I love them. Super comfortable, and they've gotten moreso with each subsequent wear.
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just noticed someone posted a used ravello plain to boot (anatomica version) on ebay. Way too big for me but might be worth a look if you are size 11.5.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Alden-Anatomica-Light-Brown-Cordovan-Ankle-Boots-Size-11-5-B-D-/321052729212?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item4ac03bdf7c

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With all due respect, don't you Alden gents think the 'nephew - uncle' thing is kind of creepy?

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post #40627 of 79126
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With all due respect, don't you Alden gents think the 'nephew - uncle' thing is kind of creepy?

To be honest I only see it as a way some have chosen to show respect and in so have not been bothered by it.
post #40628 of 79126
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With all due respect, don't you Alden gents think the 'nephew - uncle' thing is kind of creepy?

Nope. Mac's a good dude, and a gentleman - not to mention, the Alden king - and personally, I just say it out of respect. Harmless in my view (recognizing my view is merely that).
post #40629 of 79126
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With all due respect, don't you Alden gents think the 'nephew - uncle' thing is kind of creepy?

yes. entirely.
post #40630 of 79126
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What about mahogany? Although not currently available, wouldn't that also fit the description?
 mahogany appears to work also..

not a fan of this offering below, but the color works for me..





is this color completely done by alden?

Mahogany scotchgrain shell is somewhat rarer than hen's teeth.
post #40631 of 79126
maiden voyage for my Alden SF, Ravello LWB today...

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Newly restored and just Mac method shined #8 Monks

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post #40633 of 79126
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Originally Posted by shaunw View Post

just noticed someone posted a used ravello plain to boot (anatomica version) on ebay. Way too big for me but might be worth a look if you are size 11.5.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Alden-Anatomica-Light-Brown-Cordovan-Ankle-Boots-Size-11-5-B-D-/321052729212?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item4ac03bdf7c

Roger that.... *crackle* Target acquired...
post #40634 of 79126
Are there any shops, in particular, that would sell/stock some of the more narrow sizes? I'm more than likely a 10-11 B or C in most Aldens and the options seem to be extremely few and far between, from what I've found.
post #40635 of 79126
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With all due respect, don't you Alden gents think the 'nephew - uncle' thing is kind of creepy?

 

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To be honest I only see it as a way some have chosen to show respect and in so have not been bothered by it.

 

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Nope. Mac's a good dude, and a gentleman - not to mention, the Alden king - and personally, I just say it out of respect. Harmless in my view (recognizing my view is merely that).

 

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yes. entirely.

 

This question always seems to create some entertaining fireworks. lurker[1].gif

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