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my modified last captoes #8 came from someone on here.. well worn in and alden seconds due to a defect.. it was a chance for me to try out the modified last at a discount so I was happy

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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???

I have the same issue and actually just bought my first pair but they had just come back fresh from Alden Factory Refurb so felt better about it and it worked out fine.  #8 monks for $300.

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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.
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To develop the topic of belts - I have navy suede LWB coming from Leffot (inlove.gif
), but I'm not sure what would be a good belt to pair with them. I guess it's not necessary to limit myself to navy belts (which are rather rare AFAIK), but what else, dark brown, tan?

AE has a navy suede belt

http://m.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF97692_1_40000000001_-1

 

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You can have a belt MTO.  I have a few MTO belts.  They're really no more expensive than anywhere else.  You can do shell, suede, CXL, etc.

Thanks guys! Will consider the options... nod[1].gif

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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!!!
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How in the heck did you find these on ebay with that terrible item headline, "mens shoes."  They didn't show up on any of my typical search items (alden 10, alden shell, shell cordovan, etc...).  I am awfully tempted to give whiskey shell a first try!

Repp - I gave into the whiskey temptation. Just waiting for my whiskey LHS from Alden DC to arrive. Will post pics soon.
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Happy Friday. Cigar Indys. With flash and without flash.


nephew,
good looking indy
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How about these? I gave StyleForum Graphic Design Guru "Parker" the photo of El Argentino's killer Cigar LWB and he came up with this, the Zebra Longwing! Maybe a LeatherSoul makeup for 2014?


Wow, zero response to this work of art? OK...
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I got my AF89s from Alden of Carmel. 

 

 

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Repp - I gave into the whiskey temptation. Just waiting for my whiskey LHS from Alden DC to arrive. Will post pics soon.

Please post pics when they do. I'm considering the whiskey LHS.
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Whiskey LWB's today



nephew,
looking good in your whiskey gunboat
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Please post pics when they do. I'm considering the whiskey LHS.

The LHS is probably the only Alden model for which whiskey would be my first choice of shell color. biggrin.gif
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Wow, zero response to this work of art? OK...

I think everyone was frightened. lol8[1].gif
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How about these? I gave StyleForum Graphic Design Guru "Parker" the photo of El Argentino's killer Cigar LWB and he came up with this, the Zebra Longwing! Maybe a LeatherSoul makeup for 2014?


Wow, zero response to this work of art? OK...

Mark McNairy approves.
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I object to having my photo massacred like that.

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