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John C. Reilly wearing Cigar PTB last night at the Sanctuary in Santa Monica.

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PSA:

Looks like The Shoe Mart received a restock of their whiskey nst shoes. Almost every size available except 8D and the very large sizes:

http://www.theshoemart.com/alden-mens-nst-tie-shell-cordovan-whiskey/pvc-ald-mxsdls-24061_ald_m_nst_tie_shell_cordovan.html
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Possible silly question alert.

 

You know those lovely flat waxed laces on so many Alden boots? Yeah. Is there any way to keep them flat? Are they even supposed to remain so? It certainly looks much more visually pleasing, but I wonder if I'm doing something wrong or if they just naturally get twisted around over time.

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Originally Posted by Death24xASecond View Post

Possible silly question alert.

You know those lovely flat waxed laces on so many Alden boots? Yeah. Is there any way to keep them flat? Are they even supposed to remain so? It certainly looks much more visually pleasing, but I wonder if I'm doing something wrong or if they just naturally get twisted around over time.

You are doing something wrong. Keep them flat when you lace them. OCD helps.
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John C. Reilly wearing Cigar PTB last night at the Sanctuary in Santa Monica.

Nice.
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Originally Posted by Death24xASecond View Post

Possible silly question alert.

 

You know those lovely flat waxed laces on so many Alden boots? Yeah. Is there any way to keep them flat? Are they even supposed to remain so? It certainly looks much more visually pleasing, but I wonder if I'm doing something wrong or if they just naturally get twisted around over time.

 

I've kept mine flat for the month or so I've had my boots.  I just laced them with the laces flat, and whenever I untie them I make sure to flatten out the laces after the top eyelet (just sort of pull across the whole thing).

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Originally Posted by Death24xASecond View Post

Possible silly question alert.

You know those lovely flat waxed laces on so many Alden boots? Yeah. Is there any way to keep them flat? Are they even supposed to remain so? It certainly looks much more visually pleasing, but I wonder if I'm doing something wrong or if they just naturally get twisted around over time.

I've found Alden boot laces to be pretty shoddy in quality. (all of mine have broken within a couple months)
Red Wing offers a flat waxed boot lace that is outstanding, and I think you can still request a free pair from them.
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some color8 pickups from the last month


   

good acquisitions, wear in good health
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Polishing some #8s today...



good looking shine, it was worth the effort
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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post

anybody sitting on some boot size alden bags? I need a couple pair, if can save some money from retail I might as well

tia

Does anybody actually have Alden bags that fit boots? I have probably 5 pairs of bags that don't get used since they don't fit the bootst they came with
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Originally Posted by matt92037 View Post

Alden newbie!  My first pair of Aldens arrived from Shoe Mart today.  Shoe Mart was great to deal with + I am now on their mailing list for cosmetic blems.  

I was all set to get in on the Kudu w/modified last MTO but ended up really needing a more aggressive sole.   

The first word that came to mind when I unboxed the boots was "substantial".  The fit is great out of the box, but I am still interested in ordering a pair of boots on the modified last.  Natural PTB's are next I think.

One question for you all:  I was kind of expecting to have a nice pair of the white cloth bags I see in a lot of photos in this thread.   Do Indy's come in plastic bags? (see picture).
My 403s and 404s didn't have bags

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Originally Posted by LeatherSOUL View Post

My cost on that $515 shoe is about $325 ($250 cost, $15 shipping, $60 commission + % rent). So, at $195 I am losing $130.

Still people are asking for more discount.

We do this because obviously the market is smaller for sizes over 10. The most common size in the US is about 9-9.5 and in Asia about 8-9. Yet we always get complaints that we don't have enough large sizes. Now you know the reason.

Thanks this is interesting. If you don't mind sharing how are the margins on Edward Green and GC?



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Originally Posted by fitchottie View Post

People ask for a discount on 195.00? hell I would never have a problm paying that.
Hmmm......
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Does anybody actually have Alden bags that fit boots? I have probably 5 pairs of bags that don't get used since they don't fit the bootst they came with
 

Most of my Aldens are boots and easily fit within the bags that came with them. The only smaller bags I have came with some chukkas, and is a squeeze to fit them. NAMOR got me sorted on some boot bags though for them. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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quick, crude photo showing the boot bags I have. easy fit 

 

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Does anyone know where I can find a pair of ptb boots in Plaza last?

Preferably danite or commando sole. Not even going to be picky about whether its calf or shell!
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Does anyone know where I can find a pair of ptb boots in Plaza last?

Preferably danite or commando sole. Not even going to be picky about whether its calf or shell!

J Gilbert in Seattle stocks the #8 PTB boots on the Plaza. I think the next batch arrives in the fall. Call Yenni and ask to get on the pre-order list.
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Danke!
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