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post #43426 of 86753
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Originally Posted by BeSpiffington View Post

I know. It just seems wrong to put such nice shoes in some $20.00 Tingleys.

nephew,

try it, it does work

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post #43427 of 86753
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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post

ravello ptb x leffot






nephew,
good looking ptb
post #43428 of 86753
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

Black Unlined LHS post Method



nephew,
good shine on your black lhs
post #43429 of 86753
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Originally Posted by keithp3521 View Post

Hurray! It's natural chromexcel LWBs from Leffot!


wear in good health
post #43430 of 86753
I think I may give up on my Ravello dreams... who knows how many more years of waiting?
post #43431 of 86753
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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post


Ha, if anyone would know, you would SFTG. You have essentially every shell Alden for BB model, if I recall.

nephew,
for a classy guy your response comes across sarcastic
post #43432 of 86753
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Originally Posted by docalden2013 View Post

Well, the Alden bug has officially taken hold of me. Thanks to you guys and your awesome pictures and advice, I could no longer contain myself to lurking status and have instead been beset by one of the worst shopping sprees I can remember going on, the fruits of which I've decided to post about.

My apologies for the crappy iPhone pics, but I got a patient cancellation and am thinking about Aldens instead of doing progress notes. Here is yesterday's booty, the Color 8 975s sent by CitiShoes. The Indy's came the same day and are the Ultimate Indy's from LeatherSoul Beverly Hills (I'm loving the Commando soles!). I'm going with the Mac break-in procedure and am having fun researching shoe care products on the Hanger Project site.

I'll post more pics later, but in the midst of last Friday's snow storm, the UPS folks delivered J.Crew's brown CXL LWBs and the snuff suede LWBs. I feel like I want to change shoes between each patient I'm seeing...

I didn't understand it before the packages arrived, but I can now see how it feels like one can never have enough of these darn shoes!

Quick question: Has anyone used colored laces on their Indy's? I stopped by the mall today and picked up red Benjos laces, but can't tell if they should go back or not...

Thanks, my fellow addicts!!





I use the Red laces on mine.
post #43433 of 86753
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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?

Dont give up. I got my hands on a make-up that I thought I would NEVER own, last spring. If there is something you are really keen on just check the forum DAILY. This group is the top when it comes to Alden and whats available.
post #43434 of 86753
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Originally Posted by fitchottie View Post

I use the Red laces on mine.
I've got to try the red laces. I think the lavender looks cool.
post #43435 of 86753
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post


But note: The questions section for many of BB's shoes have misguided information. And most BB employees are clueless when it comes to their shoe offerings. I once had a rather comical conversation with a BB employee who tried to convince me their Black Fleece black shell LWB model ( no longer offered) was made in England. biggrin.gif

 

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. 

post #43436 of 86753
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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

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
post #43437 of 86753
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post


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

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Originally Posted by closerlook View Post


he is incorrect indeed, but there is no point fighting it. ebay, sadly in this case, will side with the buyer.

 

this is true, no point in fighting it you won't win.

post #43439 of 86753
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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

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. 

I haven't had many shoe conversations with BB staff, but to the credit of the store in downtown Pittsburgh, not only did they know which of their shoes were made by Alden, but they even directed me to a local Alden stockist when they didn't have anything of interest to me in stock. Full points to them.
post #43440 of 86753
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Originally Posted by blue collar View Post

Dont give up. I got my hands on a make-up that I thought I would NEVER own, last spring. If there is something you are really keen on just check the forum DAILY. This group is the top when it comes to Alden and whats available.

Agreed I picked up a pair Of ravello chukkas thanks to the guys on this forum. As an aside I email six retailers on a weekly basis looking for new makes ups.
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