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post #42286 of 97040
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Originally Posted by violethour1951 View Post

Anybody know which retailer stocks whiskey chukkas? Thinking about getting one for the spring.

Assume you've check TSM's website.

Give Alden Madison Ave a call, I believe this is a standard model for them. That's where I got mine.

Maybe Alden DC too? I can't remember if I saw these there or not.
post #42287 of 97040
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Originally Posted by tmw View Post

cigar shell Tankers, Barrie last

This might be my favore make up from Alden. Enjoy.
post #42288 of 97040
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Originally Posted by FrankCowperwood View Post


Assume you've check TSM's website.

Give Alden Madison Ave a call, I believe this is a standard model for them. That's where I got mine.

Maybe Alden DC too? I can't remember if I saw these there or not.

 

Was just at DC yesterday, almost 100 % positive they did not have whiskey chukka's.

post #42289 of 97040
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Originally Posted by ClassyCanuck View Post

Sorry, my third pair still doesn't put me in the shell club. Maybe the next pair. Can't wait for the weather here in Toronto to clear up a little to be able to wear these.
Love the contrasts here.
Sorry for the bad pic.

Wow those are outstanding!

 

Are they MTO or where did you pick them up?

post #42290 of 97040
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post


nephew,
the pictures have provided the answer-it is from the tanning process and there is nothing you can do about it except enjoy wearing, they are good looking

Thank you Uncle, I appreciate the feedback.

post #42291 of 97040
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Originally Posted by ClassyCanuck View Post

Sorry, my third pair still doesn't put me in the shell club. Maybe the next pair. Can't wait for the weather here in Toronto to clear up a little to be able to wear these.
Love the contrasts here.
Sorry for the bad pic.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

You made two apologies that were definitely not needed.  Firstly, calf is a great way to "gradually" work your way to shell.  That's how I did it.  Guys who buy shell as their first foray into higher-end footwear amaze me.  Going from $100-150 shoes to $700 shoes in one leap is incredible.

 

Secondly, the picture may not be as good as say, CTYGGG's, but it's good enough to show that's a great pair of boots there.  I don't wear much black and only have a few pair but that pair or something similar is now on my list.

 

Thanks for sharing.

post #42292 of 97040
I'm going to risk offending many members in this thread and the vast majority of shoes in my closet by saying that I don't necessarily think that shell is the ultimate goal of Alden ownership. peepwall[1].gif

I know we focus on shell a lot here, but there are many great Aldens in other leathers that we see here too. So go for shell if it is for you, and don't worry if it is not. Enjoy those boots. smile.gif
post #42293 of 97040
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Originally Posted by FrankCowperwood View Post

I'm going to risk offending many members in this thread and the vast majority of shoes in my closet by saying that I don't necessarily think that shell is the ultimate goal of Alden ownership. peepwall[1].gif

I know we focus on shell a lot here, but there are many great Aldens in other leathers that we see here too. So go for shell if it is for you, and don't worry if it is not. Enjoy those boots. smile.gif

 

I'm very new here, albeit a long time lurker, and this thread has provided me with most of my knowledge and almost all of my inspiration regarding every shoe i've purchased for the last two years.  I love shell, and Alden's was definitely the inspiration behind my initial love of the brand.  But as I've become more and more familiar with the product, I find myself looking more and more at the other alternative horween leathers, especially the natural CXL and the chamois. 

post #42294 of 97040
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Originally Posted by violethour1951 View Post

Anybody know which retailer stocks whiskey chukkas? Thinking about getting one for the spring.

Alden SF had a re-stock a few weeks back, but it looks like there are no 8.5s on the website. May not hurt to give them a call just to make sure. 

post #42295 of 97040
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Originally Posted by DCRoyal View Post

I'm very new here, albeit a long time lurker, and this thread has provided me with most of my knowledge and almost all of my inspiration regarding every shoe i've purchased for the last two years.  I love shell, and Alden's was definitely the inspiration behind my initial love of the brand.  But as I've become more and more familiar with the product, I find myself looking more and more at the other alternative horween leathers, especially the natural CXL and the chamois. 

Natural CXL is a great option for casual wear. I find shell options to be too formal for my tastes. Exceptions are there of course - I think #8 LWBs look amazing with jeans - but generally speaking. I'm not exactly an argyle sock kind of guy and find tassels hilarious. peepwall[1].gif
post #42296 of 97040
To replace the rubber portion of the back heel, can any standard cobbler do this? Roughly how much?

Thanks,
Thomas
post #42297 of 97040
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Originally Posted by stanford88 View Post

To replace the rubber portion of the back heel, can any standard cobbler do this? Roughly how much?

Yes and very cheap, $15.
post #42298 of 97040
I think many people covet shell because it is so difficult to find. Let's be honest people want what they cant have. Ludlows ravellos were gone in a day for that very reason. I jumped on my cigar Indys bc I knew if I didn't it could be a couple of years before I get another shot at them. I personally like shell because of the low maintenance aside from the stunning good looks.
post #42299 of 97040
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Originally Posted by meso View Post


Natural CXL is a great option for casual wear. I find shell options to be too formal for my tastes. Exceptions are there of course - I think #8 LWBs look amazing with jeans - but generally speaking. I'm not exactly an argyle sock kind of guy and find tassels hilarious. peepwall[1].gif

 

Interestingly enough, the only pair of tassels i own are a natural cxl makeup from unionmade. 

post #42300 of 97040
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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post
 
I personally like shell because of the low maintenance aside from the stunning good looks.

 

 I have much more to learn about shoe maintenance, but if I would have listened to the first person who sold me a pair of alden shell instead of using this forum for research, my shell shoes would have faaar too much wax paste on them.  As it stands, I have four pair and have not done anything to them with the exception of the mac method.  And they look great.

 

I know the method calls for very periodically using wax, but is it absolutely necessary?

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