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post #43411 of 98769
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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post

I definitely didn't mean to be sarcastic Uncle. I was just pointing out that SFTG is very knowledgeable about Alden for BB, considering that he owns many of the Alden for BB shell offerings, and he tends to know the answer to any questions about them posted here. The "Ha" part was in response to his >100% confidence statement.

Just to be clear, I did not take it as sarcastic. If anything, a compliment.

considering that he owns many of the Alden for BB shell offerings
actually, all (full strap in 8 is the factory version)
post #43412 of 98769
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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post

Thanks for the advice. I got such an email this morning from Alden. We'll see how it goes. In the future, for Alden for BB or C&J for RL, I'll probably put some sort of disclaimer that there's not branding of the manufacturer.

Yep - a few years back I got one too. biggrin.gif
post #43413 of 98769
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Originally Posted by cyc wid it View Post

I think I may give up on my Ravello dreams... who knows how many more years of waiting?

Understand the feeling. I ordered the Ravello chukka from TSM last Thursday and on Friday the status switched to new. Been checking the status 3 times a day since. Last night status switched to cancelled. I'm crushed......

post #43414 of 98769
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I have pretty much stopped asking the BB associates any questions about their shoes.  Last time I was in there looking, the SA was just standing there watching me, so in an attempt to be conversational I asked about the process for having a pair resoled (which I already knew the answer to).  I was holding a pair of Peal & Co. perforated cap toes which were made by Crockett & Jones based on the nail pattern in the heels.  It became apparent that he didn't know that Peal & Co. is a defunct company that only exists as a name owned by Brooks Brothers.  He kinda stuttered for a second and said he figured you could send them back to Peal, but he had no idea how to do that.  I just smiled and said thanks. 

Similarly, Ralph Lauren store associates told me that "We make our cordovan shoes in our own factories" several times when I was first learning about all of this stuff lol8[1].gif


A SA at the RL Store told me the Sanderson LWB in calf was made in their factories also.  I discovered shortly afterward that AE makes them.

post #43415 of 98769
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Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post

Understand the feeling. I ordered the Ravello chukka from TSM last Thursday and on Friday the status switched to new. Been checking the status 3 times a day since. Last night status switched to cancelled. I'm crushed......

Not sure of your size but Alden NYC has them as well
post #43416 of 98769
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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post

I definitely didn't mean to be sarcastic Uncle. I was just pointing out that SFTG is very knowledgeable about Alden for BB, considering that he owns many of the Alden for BB shell offerings, and he tends to know the answer to any questions about them posted here. The "Ha" part was in response to his >100% confidence statement.

Just to be clear, I did not take it as sarcastic. If anything, a compliment.

considering that he owns many of the Alden for BB shell offerings
actually, all (full strap in 8 is the factory version)


Seven, how does the 974 (wintip bal oxford) compare to the BB version?  I think they are different lasts, but is the sizing the same?  I know the Tremont is somewhat nebulous in terms of sizing, but are they about the same?  Also, how about the shape of the last?  Thanks!

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What's in your current collection? The answer to that will go a long way in allowing an objective assessment of what Aldens you have a need for (err ... a want for).

 

Currently in AE i have:

 

Shell Burgundy Dalton, Brown Malvern, Tan Amok, Grey McTavish, Black Westchester, Black Hale, Black Park Ave,

 

Tan RL Singleton, Blue Neumok, Red Neumok, Navy Sueded Players, Brown Patriot, Brown Fifth Ave, Dark Brown Williams,

 

Tan RL Sanderson, Bourbon Neumora, Walnut Grain Park Ave, Chili Lasalle, Tan Elgin, Walnut McAllister, Walnut Strand

 

 

So definitely need more shell I think


That's quite a collection cbt.  If you are trying to go with a model/style that you do not already have, I'd go with a color 8 cap toe boot (J Crew version or the 4060 - grant last) and maybe an NST in any of the shell colors (the LaSalle is similar but there is enough of a difference).  Most of them are available at TSM.

 

It looks as though you have several slip-on styles, cap toe shoes, and suede bluchers.  If you're looking for Alden versions of your favorite style of shoes, I'd suggest the tan suede LWB from Leffot, any of the shell colors in LHS or tassel mocs (I'm not a fan of the full strap but maybe you are), and the perforated cap toe in color 8 (Alden or BB versions).

 

However, if you ask me for my favorite Aldens, I would go with the LWB.  While you have two very nice LWBs in the dark brown Williams and tan Sanderson, I would recommend the Ravello, color 8, or Cigar (in that order).  They are different enough than the two you already have.  The color 8 would be the easiest to find.  There are Cigar LWBs out there (Alden Carmel, DC, San Francisco, and Madison-NYC).  the ravello will be harder to find but try calling Alden DC.

 

Good luck and post some pics when you acquire a pair or more as many of us do...

 

If you ask me however,

post #43418 of 98769
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Originally Posted by cyc wid it View Post

I think I may give up on my Ravello dreams... who knows how many more years of waiting?

Several ravello models have popped up on this thread over the past few months

Ravello LWB from Alden SF, Alden DC and J Crew
Ravello Chukkas from Alden NYC and Shoe Mart
Ravello captoe boots from Unionmade Goods

Just continue to follow the thread and some ravello will pop up
post #43419 of 98769
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post


That's quite a collection cbt.  If you are trying to go with a model/style that you do not already have, I'd go with a color 8 cap toe boot (J Crew version or the 4060 - grant last) and maybe an NST in any of the shell colors (the LaSalle is similar but there is enough of a difference).  Most of them are available at TSM.

 

It looks as though you have several slip-on styles, cap toe shoes, and suede bluchers.  If you're looking for Alden versions of your favorite style of shoes, I'd suggest the tan suede LWB from Leffot, any of the shell colors in LHS or tassel mocs (I'm not a fan of the full strap but maybe you are), and the perforated cap toe in color 8 (Alden or BB versions).

 

However, if you ask me for my favorite Aldens, I would go with the LWB.  While you have two very nice LWBs in the dark brown Williams and tan Sanderson, I would recommend the Ravello, color 8, or Cigar (in that order).  They are different enough than the two you already have.  The color 8 would be the easiest to find.  There are Cigar LWBs out there (Alden Carmel, DC, San Francisco, and Madison-NYC).  the ravello will be harder to find but try calling Alden DC.

 

Good luck and post some pics when you acquire a pair or more as many of us do...

 

If you ask me however,

 

 

Awesome, thank you!

post #43420 of 98769
I'm considering a couple of black captoe boot models

Alden DC - Grant, straight tip captoe, commando sole, speed hooks
Alden NYC - Grant, straight tip captoe, double leather sole, all eyelets

I want the boot to be as versatile as possible... My question is do any of you wear your commando soled boots with sleeker lasts (grant, plaza, etc) with suits? I'd like to be able to wear this boot with a suit occasionally.
post #43421 of 98769
I would then focus on the leather soled one in my opinion. Or maybe even look a naval cap at leffot
post #43422 of 98769
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

I'm considering a couple of black captoe boot models

Alden DC - Grant, straight tip captoe, commando sole, speed hooks
Alden NYC - Grant, straight tip captoe, double leather sole, all eyelets

I want the boot to be as versatile as possible... My question is do any of you wear your commando soled boots with sleeker lasts (grant, plaza, etc) with suits? I'd like to be able to wear this boot with a suit occasionally.

I regularly wear mt plaza last #8 PTBoot/commando sole with suits. I think the plaza last, even with the light commando sole, looks better with suits than my barrie last boots. The commando sole is barely noticeable, unless your sitting with your legs crossed, feet dangling in the air.
post #43423 of 98769
Ravello kirkwood unionmade my favs all time where them with jeans chinos and even suits

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Ravello kirkwood unionmade my favs all time where them with jeans chinos and even suits


Nice dbear! These are my current all time faves as well.
post #43425 of 98769
Those are dope Dbear, i get scared to wear my cap toes with anything but a suit. Just cause if I'm wearing jeans I'm doing something that can scratch cordovan, no way to live!
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