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Well ive fallen for the shortwing as my first love in an Alden. Can anyone offer some direction in getting a pair of shortwings in #8? LeatherSole is doing another run sometime in 2014. I cannot have an unrequited love for that long. Any advice for hookijg a pair in 2013 would be greatly appreciated.

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Well ive fallen for the shortwing as my first love in an Alden. Can anyone offer some direction in getting a pair of shortwings in #8? LeatherSole is doing another run sometime in 2014. I cannot have an unrequited love for that long. Any advice for hookijg a pair in 2013 would be greatly appreciated.

http://www.alden-of-carmel.com/Shoes-Shell_Cordovan_Wing_Tip_215.htm
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I would appreciate some opinions. Norwegian front #8 or Brixton#8 from epaulet ?
post #42364 of 79134
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Originally Posted by shaunw View Post

Torture but in a good way.

Over the last year and a half I have stocked up heavily on Alden, primarily cordovan boots. At this point I'm basically set with footwear for September through May timeframe (cooler months = boot weather for me).  Living in the mid-atlantic shoes are pretty mandatory for summer considering the heat and humidity, I have cigar ptb, and a suede pair of ranger shoes for the warm months but I really want a darker pair of shell cordovan shoes to work into the warm period rotation. I just sold off a few things and my paypal account is fully stocked. The alden 990 and the alden for brooks brothers PTB #8 would fit the bill perfectly and are readily available BUT technically I'm still in boot mode for a solid three more months and there is really no need to jump on a purchase that won't be worn for several months and is generally readily available.

The smart thing to do is hold out for:
  • killer deal on theshoemart seconds list
  • hope for something nice on alden of carmel irregulars
  • hope for a sale at jcrew or brooks brothers
  • wait to see what unique offerings come out of LS, Unionmade, Epaulet, and other retailers
  • keep tabs on the SF classifieds section

Money buring a hole in your pocket is torture, but I guess it's better than wanting something and not having the means.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Alden-SHELL-CORDOVAN-8-Burgundy-Plain-Toe-Bluchers-Dress-Shoes-10-D-USA-/251221051059?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item3a7df106b3
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I would appreciate some opinions. Norwegian front #8 or Brixton#8 from epaulet ?

What are your primary uses?

casual, dress, both, dress trousers, denim??
post #42366 of 79134
Seven, Mostly casual and denim, I like them both never saw either except on here . I have captoe from BB in burgundy and would like to try Alden's but have never tried these lasts, thanks for help!
post #42367 of 79134
Question on Tremont last fit. I understand it is roomier than Aberdeen or Plaza and some people size down but is that an effect of volume, length or width?

Does anyone stay TTS? How does it compare to the BB snap?
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Reverse tobacco chamois Indys today
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color 8 indys x frans boone

post #42370 of 79134
Jvc I'd go with the brixton. Reverse chamois and true religion new school nice!!!!!
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Thanks bespoken
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Those Indys look good
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black wt
argyles otc
So excited to see these. I just reserved the black shell shortwings from Leathersoul yesterday.
post #42374 of 79134
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So is the sole on the Alden shell cordovan shoes.... well cordovan?  Seems I've seen them stamped that way on the soles.  If so, are the calf shoes soled with calf?  Odd question I know but these Alden soles are harder than say C & J.  Why?...

No the soles aren't cordovan nor are they calf.
I believe they are oak bark tanned leather.

Allegedly Alden uses Rendenbach soles when they recraft but some other brand of similar grade soles when new.
http://www.lederfabrik-rendenbach.de/1/company-profile/

I haven't noticed any difference in wear between Alden/C&J soles.
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Anybody got some worn Brixtons to show?
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