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post #42451 of 91301
Too many pics to comment on but great shots all around this week gentlemen. So much gorgeous Massachusetts footwear out there.
I've been refraining this week, getting some wear out of my Allen Edmonds shell. GASP !

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post #42452 of 91301
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Thank you both for the clarification. That's freaking amazing.

I've emailed TSM in the past to get their 2nds list, but to no avail - never a response nor 2nds emails. Would anyone care to forward me various listings, or would it be best to just try to call TSM directly?

I'm all about the 2nds.

I just wanted to note that some of them are seconds for very obvious reasons. I visited the store back in 2011 and the salesman pulled out a pair of whiskey LHS that had a gigantic black splotch on the toe, roughly the size of a quarter. He also pulled out a pair of color 8 NSTs that looked flawless to me. It is very hit or miss so I think the best policy for shopping seconds is to be flexible and very patient. Best of luck!
post #42453 of 91301
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I've just started on "the path" with #8 PTB's. How would some of the more experienced aficionados and collectors on this forum suggest I proceed? Buy what's available as you go. Get the basics first. Order a particular shoe in a so-called "grail" colour and wait for the zombie apocalypse. Any suggestions at all would be great. First borns w/ Marcoliani cashmere socks

 

excellent choice sir, i think ptbs show shell beautifully. i have gone as far as putting 3 pairs of marcolianis in my virtual shopping cart, i haven't been brave enought to purchase. same with the color laces, i first saw them at the frans boone site. i am tempted to try an orange pair on cigar lwbs.

i got started on aldens a couple of years ago, i only regret the shoes i didn't buy. if you see something rare in your size, buy it, if you don't love it, one of us will buy it here or on the bay.

post #42454 of 91301
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the ravello ptbs are a couple of years old sold by leffot

post #42455 of 91301
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Exchanged out the Indy with the growth issue, content now. Hope Roguls is cool with the pic:

LL

Ohdamni'vebecomethepicnazi.

Aprove!
post #42456 of 91301
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Too many pics to comment on but great shots all around this week gentlemen. So much gorgeous Massachusetts footwear out there.
I've been refraining this week, getting some wear out of my Allen Edmonds shell. GASP !

nephew,
perfectly acceptable
post #42457 of 91301
Does anyone else get frustrated with find finding pieces of a make up they like but not the whole thing. If Alden had a EG style MTO program I'd be dead broke. If anyone has ever seen a six eyelet chukka (I know it's not technically a chukka) in ravello with antique edge trim please let me know. I guess if I had everything I wanted I couldn't dream anymore but I'm okay with that.
post #42458 of 91301
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has anyone received a theshoemart seconds list lately? The last time they sent me one was back in November. looking for 9.5 and 10

I get the 9.5 and 10 list too.  The last one I received was November 26.

post #42459 of 91301
Does anyone know what cordovan boots Alden DC usually stocks? I am looking for either a Tanker/NST or a perforated cap toe in cigar shell.
post #42460 of 91301
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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post

Does anyone else get frustrated with find finding pieces of a make up they like but not the whole thing. If Alden had a EG style MTO program I'd be dead broke. If anyone has ever seen a six eyelet chukka (I know it's not technically a chukka) in ravello with antique edge trim please let me know. I guess if I had everything I wanted I couldn't dream anymore but I'm okay with that.

nephew,
as you requested

post #42461 of 91301
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nephew,
as you requested


NST boots are fantastic!
post #42462 of 91301
Uncle Mac, thank you. IMO those boots are king of all Aldens. So many questions as I am relatively new to the forum. When and where did you acquire those amazing boots? Have you ever posted a photo of your entire collection, perhaps NASA could allow the temporary use of a satellite to do so? Additionally is there a pair of Aldens that you don't have? If possible what is your #1 alden make up? Again thank you, you are an invaluable resource to all of us.
post #42463 of 91301
Uncle Mac, I would luv to see your #8 NST boots on the plaza thank- you
post #42464 of 91301
Thanks for the compliments, Unc and the gang!

Today...the pair that started it all shog[1].gif

post #42465 of 91301
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NST boots are fantastic!

nephew,
thank you
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