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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post

I saw some love for shell strands a few pages back.  Which would you prefer... Burgundy shell strands or Alden for BB medallion cap toe blucher in color 8?  I know one is a balmoral and the other a blucher, but indulge me; I'm curious... smile.gif  
I have the brown shell strands. I sold my alden medallion cap toes when the aes arrived. The shell on the Aldens is superior, but the strands look better.

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post #44087 of 87347
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post

I saw some love for shell strands a few pages back.  Which would you prefer... Burgundy shell strands or Alden for BB medallion cap toe blucher in color 8?  I know one is a balmoral and the other a blucher, but indulge me; I'm curious... smile.gif  

nephew,
consider #8 cap toe
post #44088 of 87347
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post

I saw some love for shell strands a few pages back.  Which would you prefer... Burgundy shell strands or Alden for BB medallion cap toe blucher in color 8?  I know one is a balmoral and the other a blucher, but indulge me; I'm curious... smile.gif  

Both would be nice, but neither is currently offered. Alden's factory medallion captoe blucher in color 8 - the 2145 - is one of Alden's best looking dress shoes IMO.
post #44089 of 87347
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Originally Posted by meso View Post

More focused is better. Having six pairs of indy boots or whatever is impressive but not very practical.

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Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post

Yes, and no. I now have 6 pair of shell chukka's in different shell colors. They are my pot of gold at the end of the rainbow so to speak. However I will never let chukka's be at or more than 50% of my total shell collection. Boots, that is a different story LOL. I have 10 years to retire and the chukka's are the ones most likely to be worn past retirement, at least in my case and of course provided I make it that far. I have had a love affair with chukka's for a very long time. Most likely will pick up one more at some point, and one for each day of the week is enough even for me.

If I had all lwb or wt boot I'd be pretty happy. Moving away from Aldens now though so maybe not too practical
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Originally Posted by Gcbrown3 View Post

TSM doesn't do pre-orders, but they are very helpful and will give you an idea of what's coming in and when. Sometimes, the dates that they are given are "Alden Dates" which is a system of counting days, months and years that is very optimistic, seems to be less reliable than the Myan Calendar and, often forgets that months are actually 28-31 days and not 365 days..

They do preorders for sure. And when I have, delivery times have actually been earlier than expected and you get surprised by a package at your door
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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post

How would you guys fill in the below?

#8: NST Tanker Boot
Cigar: ???
Ravello: Cap Toe Day Tripper Boot
Whiskey: LHS

I'm interested in answers that are not PTB, chukka, or LWB.

Wingtip boot? or Alden DC captoe?
post #44090 of 87347
love the 403 Indy. wish i could afford it.

could you guys give me some advice... If im a 7H in RM williams craftsman (8US) and a EE width what size in the 403 would i be?
i read that you size down .5 but im not sure on the width

and where the best place to buy online that can ship to Australia
Edited by tomee - 2/25/13 at 2:13am
post #44091 of 87347
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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post

How would you guys fill in the below?

#8: NST Tanker Boot
Cigar: ???
Ravello: Cap Toe Day Tripper Boot
Whiskey: LHS

I'm interested in answers that are not PTB, chukka, or LWB.

I would normally say the Alden DC captoe, but since you have a ravello captoe, maybe an Indy

Also, reconsider the PTB, chukkas and Longwings - all three are excellent in cigar
post #44092 of 87347
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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post

How would you guys fill in the below?

#8: NST Tanker Boot
Cigar: ???
Ravello: Cap Toe Day Tripper Boot
Whiskey: LHS

I'm interested in answers that are not PTB, chukka, or LWB.

I second the Wingtip Boot or perhaps the Leather Soul Jumper in Cigar.

post #44093 of 87347
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post


I would normally say the Alden DC captoe, but since you have a ravello captoe, maybe an Indy

Also, reconsider the PTB, chukkas and Longwings - all three are excellent in cigar

 

I agree. I actually think the chukka showcase the color variations in the Cigar as well (if not better) than any makeup. 

post #44094 of 87347
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

I would normally say the Alden DC captoe, but since you have a ravello captoe, maybe an Indy

Also, reconsider the PTB, chukkas and Longwings - all three are excellent in cigar

Thanks. I actually only own the #8 Tankers and was just brainstorming last night about the rest. And, while I love PTBs, chukkas, and LWBs, I am very familiar with those, and was curious to see other ideas beyond those.

Is the Alden DC cap toe that's been mentioned a few times this shoe?:

post #44095 of 87347
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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post

Thanks. I actually only own the #8 Tankers and was just brainstorming last night about the rest. And, while I love PTBs, chukkas, and LWBs, I am very familiar with those, and was curious to see other ideas beyond those.

Is the Alden DC cap toe that's been mentioned a few times this shoe?:

 

It's the cigar captoe boot on Grant last, Alden DC stocks them regularly.

 

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Originally Posted by ubiquiti View Post

Cigar Cap Toe Boot with Commando sole,

 

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post #44096 of 87347
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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post


Thanks. I actually only own the #8 Tankers and was just brainstorming last night about the rest. And, while I love PTBs, chukkas, and LWBs, I am very familiar with those, and was curious to see other ideas beyond those.

Is the Alden DC cap toe that's been mentioned a few times this shoe?:

 

Yep, that's it.  Unfortunately it isn't available anymore.  You'll have to get lucky and find them used!

post #44097 of 87347
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Originally Posted by aneyeforaneye View Post

I've always wanted to add a few pairs of Alden after reading so much about it from this thread. Sadly, they do not ship out of US. Besides leathersoul, what other websites can I order from?

 

I’m based in Europe and I’ve previously purchased Alden directly from the US therefore it’s frustrating that Alden now prevents US retailers shipping product internationally.

 

It’s not as if the brand is particularly well known here where it is a niche heritage name stocked by a small bunch of indies. I would be surprised if they had the clout to lobby Alden on competition grounds to stop US retailers ship internationally. However I wonder if the policy has come about from pressure from Japanese retailers who do stock Alden in greater quantities and who have to apply penal local taxes to the recommended price. I could see those guys losing out alright to internationally shipped product from the US.

 

For alternative suppliers, all based in Europe, you could try the following outlets who also have online shops:

 

Frans Boone

Tres Bien

Nitty Gritty

Kafka.co.uk

The Bureau Belfast

End Clothing

and Present London.


Most offer a limited range of ready to wear styles and some collaborations mostly in US D fit although some E (wide) can also be found.  Some are priced in Euro, some in Sterling, unfortunately all expensive unless your location gets you a full VAT deduction.

post #44098 of 87347
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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

Yep, that's it.  Unfortunately it isn't available anymore.  You'll have to get lucky and find them used!

Actually I am not sure about that - that looks to me like a ravello medallion captoe shoe on the plaza last, which is occasionally stocked at Alden DC.

I know Alden NYC stocks a balmoral cigar medallion captoe shoe as well.

I was referring to the Alden DC cigar grant straight tip captoe boot on commando soles, which is one of my favorites and owned by several posters
post #44099 of 87347
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Originally Posted by The7Ups View Post

I’m based in Europe and I’ve previously purchased Alden directly from the US therefore it’s frustrating that Alden now prevents US retailers shipping product internationally.

It’s not as if the brand is particularly well known here where it is a niche heritage name stocked by a small bunch of indies. I would be surprised if they had the clout to lobby Alden on competition grounds to stop US retailers ship internationally. However I wonder if the policy has come about from pressure from Japanese retailers who do stock Alden in greater quantities and who have to apply penal local taxes to the recommended price. I could see those guys losing out alright to internationally shipped product from the US.

For alternative suppliers, all based in Europe, you could try the following outlets who also have online shops:

Frans Boone
Tres Bien
Nitty Gritty
Kafka.co.uk
The Bureau Belfast
End Clothing
and Present London.


Most offer a limited range of ready to wear styles and some collaborations mostly in US D fit although some E (wide) can also be found.  Some are priced in Euro, some in Sterling, unfortunately all expensive unless your location gets you a full VAT deduction.

Alden in Washington DC will ship international last time I checked, call Kathy.
post #44100 of 87347
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post


Actually I am not sure about that - that looks to me like a ravello medallion captoe shoe on the plaza last, which is occasionally stocked at Alden DC.

I know Alden NYC stocks a balmoral cigar medallion captoe shoe as well.

I was referring to the Alden DC cigar grant straight tip captoe boot on commando soles, which is one of my favorites and owned by several posters

 

It is the shoe in bold.  It has been discussed recently as well, and Sazon has a pair for sale right now in size 10.5D.  I don't know how often Alden DC restocks them, but since they are a special make-up, I wouldn't get my hopes up given the shortages and delays going on these days with such things. 

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