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.
Wow those are outstanding!
Are they MTO or where did you pick them up?
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.
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.
Interestingly enough, the only pair of tassels i own are a natural cxl makeup from unionmade.
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?