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The LHS is probably the only Alden model for which whiskey would be my first choice of shell color. biggrin.gif

nephew,
i would select ravello first
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#8 wt
argyles otc

Edited by mcarthur - 1/18/13 at 1:49pm
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#8 wt
argyles otc

Nice Shine Uncle

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Nice Shine Uncle

nephew,
thank you
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Please post pics when they do. I'm considering the whiskey LHS.

nephew,
check mcarthur's treasures for a picture of whiskey lhs
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Those whiskey LWB's are a thing of beauty.
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I forgot to mention/ask...  How do you feel about buying used shoes, especially ones this nice?  If the shoe has some mileage beneath them as these whiskey PTBs appear to have, doesn't the cork base mold to the previous owner's foot and interfere with proper fit and comfort, or is that a minor concern?  I'm also a bit of an OCD-germ-a-phobe.  I suppose some disinfectant would kill anything inside.  I think I would rather pay full price and know exactly what I'm getting.  Am I paranoid and just need to get over it???

Certainly understand the creepy aspect. However, the shoes appear to be in very good condition. At that price, you could send them to Alden or B. Nelson for restoration and the cork base would be replaced and the sole, etc. would be new. Financially, you would still be way ahead vs. retail on whiskey PTB's. My two cents.


I was thinking the same thing.  Used shoes that have very little wear, or have recently been refurbished certainly sound like good opportunity.

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Nice day to support my Ravens with some purple argyle socks and Cigar LWBs.  Could use some edge dressing.  I know SevenFoldTie had suggested AE's Chili in the past, but was curious if the multiple colors in the stacked heel and double sole would be lost if chili were used??  Thanks in advance for your feedback...

 


Repp - these look fantastic. Hook 'em!!!

Much thanks...

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Not sure the picture shows the shine well, but I feel as though the Mac method does well to shine my C&J-(RL) Marlows up nicely.  These are about a month old and I haven't applied anything to them but a horse hair brush and a flannel buffing rag.  I think they look better than my Cigar LWBs with the same treatment.

 


nephew,
looking good

Thank you uncle.  Your color 8 wingtip bal oxfords have a great shine... they make me regret not picking up a pair last year.

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nephew,
i would select ravello first

I believe we have a standing agreement in place to agree to disagree. fistbump.gif
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Please post pics when they do. I'm considering the whiskey LHS.




Whiskey LHS
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#8 wt
argyles otc

Splendid - and they are a nice reminder to many on the thread that some of us buy Aldens, at least in part, for business wear. Do you prefer the WT Bal on the Tremont last (factory version) or the Plaza-like M75 last (Alden for BB version)?
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There's also a 9D barrie last ravello PTB on ebay, not as cheap as the whiskey PTB above but still better than retail. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Alden-Ravello-Shell-Cordovan-Plain-Toe-Blucher-Barrie-last-9D-/300848202274?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item460bf34222

That listing would be mine. I bought them from a fellow forum member, but haven't worn them. I tried them on, but didn't even walk in them, because they're *just* a touch long and snug. I took a chance and decided I'd be compromising on fit. I'd be just as happy to end the eBay listing and sell them to someone here far cheaper. Same goes for the other pairs I have listed. eBay's fees are usurious.
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I posted a few weeks back about getting a pair of black shell NST loafers on the Grant last. I actually got two pairs (one black, one #8 w/o the NST), same size, and they fit differently. That's Alden for ya. I returned the black ones, and decided to follow Uncle Mac's suggestion to grab some tassels to wear to work.

Well. I was psyched to find a pair in my size at Shoemart. They arrived today. I tried them on and looked down and thought, hmm, something looks off. The stitching on each shoe didn't look identical - the stitching atop the shoe on my left foot looked farther from the welt than that on the right shoe. So, I measured. The measurement from the top of the welt to the outside of the stitching on the top of the left shoe: 2 1/4 inches; the same measurement on the right shoe: 2 inches. Argh. It's only a quarter inch, but I noticed. Am I being too exacting here? For full retail, I'd like the shoes to be perfect (or at least as close to perfect as Alden ever gets).

I think I am simply destined not to have a black shell loafer that fits, which irks me.
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^Send them back, it will bother you every time you wear them.

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