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Have you brushed it at all yet?

Yeah I Reno and brushed it. Is this something I can go into Alden (SF) and they'll repair?
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Does anyone have the email address for dc Alden?
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post #42814 of 95003
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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post


Over the past few weeks, I've noticed a few times when TSM's site went into the "show everything" state it was in last night (just for one day each time). I just never noticed the seconds before, because I usually sort by price and stop when I pass from shell to calf around the $600 mark.
I agree. There were quite a few I've never seen on the Alden thread, and would not have considered purchasing if they were in my size -- and some still that I might not wear if they were free. There must be people out there who appreciate quality footwear, but whose taste is very different from most on this thread.

 

Alden still does a lot of shoes for the orthopedic market and I see a lot of those shoes making it to the seconds list. Odd looking to some of us, but comfort comes first and they are undoubtedly better than Rockports or some sneakers sold at a chiropractic office. Additionally I see a lot of the Japanese military last, indicating the breadth of that market. Japanese business in general are more open to experimentation, often preferring to make small experimental runs of products rather than spending years doing research before flooding the market with massive numbers, and I think that can be observed even in small fashion boutiques. Some Japanese Alden makeups may seem odd to us, but their Tricker's makeups are even wilder! I enjoy the Japanese attention to detail when it comes to shoes, workwear, and military wear, so even if I wouldn't wear a particular item I find it fascinating to listen to the reasoning and process behind producing it. My favorite Aldens are a pair of military influenced boots for Japanese retailer Beams that I snagged off the seconds list.

 

Just for fun:

 

 

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New arrival from DC.  First day of the MAC method
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Looking fantastic there. Beautiful shade of Ravello. Enjoy wearing!!

Longwing Tuesday continues. Almost 70 degrees here today, bright chinos and loafer socks again...


AppleMark

Epaulet RC (Cherry)
Shoemart Cigar LWB

Still have some water spots to work out from last week's unexpected shower, but not too worried.
post #42816 of 95003
that Ravello LWB looks friggin' perfect, barrie last?
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My first Whiskey shell... Wingtip Bal Oxford on Tremont!  So very glad I sized down 0.5 (same as Barrie) -- the tremont feels narrower in the toe box than the barrie (not by much though), but is still pretty round and bulky like the LWB.  Very happy!
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Should I be concerned with the creasing so close to the base of the lasing?  I feel like they fit well, but I've never seen any of my shells crease in this spot.

 

the formality of the bal contrasts with the casualness of the leather shades perfectly imo . A beautiful shoe

Thank you!

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New arrival from DC.  First day of the MAC method




Are those the Ravello LWB's? They look outstanding! Count yourself as one lucky man. Did you specifically request the antique heel and welt treatment?
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^^  WashDC@AldenShoe.com ^^

Thank you sir
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New arrival from DC.  First day of the MAC method



Are those the Ravello LWB's? They look outstanding! Count yourself as one lucky man.


Those are outstanding.  They look dark enough to be cigar.  I have the same ones (ravello) from DC.  The antique edge on my Cigar LWB is really what most distinguishes the Cigar from my Ravello LWB from DC; my favorite LWB... inlove.gif

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New BB black shell tassels, to replace the defective ones I had to send back to Shoemart a few weeks ago. This is their first time out after employing the break in method.
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So I have Jcrew PCT in size 9. and Indy in size 8.5

Should I order LWB in 8.5? The 8.5 Jcrew perf cap toe was just a bit too snug but I've read that the barrie lasted boots can be a little tighter fitting than LWB.

Also is $540 a good price for a pair of new LWBs?
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Don L - As others have said, that is a spectacular shade. Wow. Lucky man !
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Originally Posted by planetarium View Post

 

Alden still does a lot of shoes for the orthopedic market and I see a lot of those shoes making it to the seconds list. Odd looking to some of us, but comfort comes first and they are undoubtedly better than Rockports or some sneakers sold at a chiropractic office. Additionally I see a lot of the Japanese military last, indicating the breadth of that market. Japanese business in general are more open to experimentation, often preferring to make small experimental runs of products rather than spending years doing research before flooding the market with massive numbers, and I think that can be observed even in small fashion boutiques. Some Japanese Alden makeups may seem odd to us, but their Tricker's makeups are even wilder! I enjoy the Japanese attention to detail when it comes to shoes, workwear, and military wear, so even if I wouldn't wear a particular item I find it fascinating to listen to the reasoning and process behind producing it. My favorite Aldens are a pair of military influenced boots for Japanese retailer Beams that I snagged off the seconds list.

what last is this?

post #42825 of 95003
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Originally Posted by fiestaplatypus View Post


It looks like all the 2nds that were listed yesterday have been taken down. I highly doubt all of them (including the less sought after styles) were purchased last night.

I looked late last night (about midnight pst) and the seconds (or whatever you call them--deep discount at prices similar to the seconds mailings) had been taken down.

...and then looked just now and they're back up. called and was told the ravello LHS in 9D was already purchased. darn! hope it went to an SFer. if so, post pics, you gnarly bastard.

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