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Hi All, I'm new to Alden and these are my first shells (also my very first post!).  I'm looking forward to breaking them in with the Mac method.  Thank you all for your informative posts!  Left to right - Cigar PTB from Alden NYC, Ravello LWB from Alden DC, and Color 8 LHS from Sherman Brothers.

Welcome. Your wallet will forever be lighter. biggrin.gif

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Hi All, I'm new to Alden and these are my first shells (also my very first post!).  I'm looking forward to breaking them in with the Mac method.  Thank you all for your informative posts!  Left to right - Cigar PTB from Alden NYC, Ravello LWB from Alden DC, and Color 8 LHS from Sherman Brothers.

 


Congrats on three excellent shell acquisitions.  Welcome and wear in great health!

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Hi All, I'm new to Alden and these are my first shells (also my very first post!).  I'm looking forward to breaking them in with the Mac method.  Thank you all for your informative posts!  Left to right - Cigar PTB from Alden NYC, Ravello LWB from Alden DC, and Color 8 LHS from Sherman Brothers.

Great choices,  Welcome to the maddness

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In my experience I would not recommend using full toe trees on LHS. I did so once and after only a few days I could definitely feel they had been widened across the vamp, which I did not like at all because it made the fit sloppy. This was using size M full toe trees on a 8.5B/D unlined LHS so perhaps I should have used a size S but I never had any trouble using size M split toe trees on other pairs of LHS. I have used full toe trees for barrie lasted LWB and PTB wth no problem.

 

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I use full toe AE or JAB trees on my Aberdeen tassels and Van LHS. Never had any issues .....

Probably depends on the size.  I put the M Full toes in my 9C LHS.  The Woodlore Ultra Shoe Trees (which are split toe) in M barely fit in my 9D Tassels.  Never actually tried putting the Full Toes in my tassels, but just imagined that it wouldn't be a good fit due to the narrow toe box.

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Did he/she explain the rationale?  Not sure I get why the need would be different for shell when most are lined anyway. Which manufacturer is he/she with?

I'm curious... confused.gif

It was Rancourt. In fairness though the conversation was in regards to unlined shell. I did not ask the rational but they strongly suggested it. I went with a pair if the trees they have and the fit is great
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Sorry dr, missed that earlier part of the post. Beautiful make up none the less. My shoe "habit" is really cutting into my watch fund. At this rate I should pick up my iwc portugese in idk mid June....of 2020 frown.gif

What is it with shoes and watches?

So funny you said this....my recent shoe habit has also been biting into my watch fund.
I'd be closer to my vintage IWC 666 blk dial/date by a few grand if I hadn't bought so many great shoes recently! As I'm typing this I'm ordering the Alden alpine calfskin boot from L.S. It's the first "reasonably priced" non-shell, non-mto shoe I've purchased in a while.

Arrived in mail today: Alden Whiskey lwb
Arriving in mail next week: 1967 Rolex 5513 submariner

It's a funny little addiction we got goin' on here.

I love that IWC Portuguese you have your eyes on. My puny, round 6.75" wrists just don't look right with those big 'guesers.
Good luck with your quest for that magnificent watch..
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Bought a pair of Alden's and need help identifying the last from the numbers in the shoe.

 

They are partially suede PTBs on a flex-welt.  They look like these here:  http://leathersoulhawaii.com/2011/05/03/alden-shoes-unlined-suede-ptbs-lsw/  but I'm not sure they are on the Barrie last because they fit pretty true to size.

 

The numbers inside:

 

2L/2Y026    16

2993367

 

Thanks!

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It was Rancourt. In fairness though the conversation was in regards to unlined shell. I did not ask the rational but they strongly suggested it. I went with a pair if the trees they have and the fit is great

I've seen them say that on their website.  Not sure what their reasoning behind it is.

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It's been a while since I've seen Uncle Mac post...
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I saw a pair of shells on ebay and the seller claims they have only been worn a handful of times and the pics seem to verify that. Any downside regarding fit with pre owned alden shells?
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I saws pair of shells on ebay and the seller claims they have only been worn a handful of times and the pics seem to verify that. Any downside regarding fit with pre owned alden shells?

some will take concern with how a previous owners feet will have creased them, assuming it would be different. in addition, the insole very likely molded to the previous owners feet.

 

That being said, I bought a pair of shells off a forum member that were well broken in but still quite comfortable. no regrets for price paid smile.gif

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I saws pair of shells on ebay and the seller claims they have only been worn a handful of times and the pics seem to verify that. Any downside regarding fit with pre owned alden shells?

Great way to save a few bucks and pick up a great pair of shoes
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If you know the fit is your size, you could score a great deal. Should get 150$ under retail and no tax, about 13.00$ to ship. 

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I was sent a pair of clearly creased Alden boots and worried that it may allow the boots to wear my toes and cause irritation. Never happened and I received a 30% discount. Used a mac method with a clean wrench and set a new crease after two wears. Then removed all crease and waves with a deer bone and trees for pressure. Just made them mine.

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It's been a while since I've seen Uncle Mac post...

Busy season is in full swing for the accountants of the USA. He won't have a social life until April 15.
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