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^ those guys wear Italian shoemakers

Smh

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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

Ha, sitting on a cabana chair. Folks inside are snorting cocaine, too heavy for a Alden shell head

Given its one in the morning EST and I just got home and finished brushing my boots, and am now reading the Alden thread, I think my shell addiction might be worse than anything I can put up my nose.


Plus, at least my dealers have great websites with pretty pictures...
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'Tis all in the marketing.
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* true,
True
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Has anyone found that J.Crew ships a wishlisted item (ie., shell cordovan cap toe boots) sooner than the given expected ship date?
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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

Been a while friends. Cigar LWBs, waiting in line for the mall Easter Bunny.



Edit: Wow, looking amazingly chocolatey today compared to other days.

That's a great look. Did you have the pants altered at all?
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For some reason this makes me sad. Best of luck with whatever the future brings. confused.gif

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+1, NYIslander has been a valuable contributor to this thread and others on SF.  I have always enjoyed your pics nod%5B1%5D.gif and posts, and I appreciate your particular style.  All the best...

Thanks guys...hopefully if things go according to plan, I'll be back in the market sooner rather than later! Plus I will not be selling off my Blue Suede LWBs, Cigar Brixton, Ultimate #8 Jumper, and LSxSE Conservation Boot (which may be my favorite pair of shoes/boots due to just how damn comfortable that hated wedge sole is.

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Speaking of ebay, a pair of (used) #8 wingtip boots is listed with a starting bid at $885... uhoh.gif

Probably aimed at the Japanese market, where folks have been known to pay waaaaaayyyyyy over US retail for Aldens.
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Alden suede owners I have a quick question. I just got a pair of snuff plain toes and noticed this odd spot


Is this something normal that should brush out? Or is it an issue? I naturally tried brushing it with my finger a bit to see if it was a bit of extra material that would wipe off, but it didn't.

Reposting for a little guidance
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I feel like I am on a bad streak with the quality from Alden lately...my Ravello Chukkas had that long mark and now this off spot on the suede. I really wish for the price and the hoops needed to jump through to acquire these that I could have complete confidence in what would arrive at the end
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Originally Posted by shaunw View Post

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Brand-New-BEAUTIFUL-Alden-Horween-Shell-Cordovan-Cap-Toe-Boots-Size-10D-/181112954457?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item2a2b2c5e59

Any idea what last this is? The seller doesnt know. Looks like grant or barrie. Im thinking most likely grant

Definitely grant.
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

^ those guys wear Italian shoemakers

Smh

Cole Haan is made in Italy?

Nice boots. Hoping the Cigar straight tip from DC will have another run so I can pick up a pair.
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Reposting for a little guidance
Hi rydenfan, It is really hard for me to tell from the pic. I cannot even tell if it is a shoe or boot. I have snuff suede boots and I find the suede to be surprisingly tough. I am not the kind of guy that likes to send things back so I would probably take a really soft old toothbrush and see what happens. To me it looks like where the other shoe was rubbing it during shipping and should not be an issue.
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Happy inaugural Patina Sunday (if you're choosing to celebrate) and Easter (if you're into that sort of thing).

 

My collection is less than a year old and hasn't aged much so I've chosen a photo posted previously in this thread. Taken at Leather Soul Hawaii, both of these shoes are color 8 NSTs. This photo was originally taken and posted by member Dexter_ in 2010. Coincidentally, it appears the aged shoe's color is somewhere between a paska and kielbasa.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Winterbourne View Post

Has anyone found that J.Crew ships a wishlisted item (ie., shell cordovan cap toe boots) sooner than the given expected ship date?

I have seen and experienced this before. Not the norm, but a welcome surprise when it works out.
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Originally Posted by Winterbourne View Post

That's a great look. Did you have the pants altered at all?

Thank you - no, the pants are unaltered. I did do a hot wash and hot dry upon purchase to shrink them up a bit. Still probably need to be taken in in the waist and seat (very essential information based on the pic, I know...).

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Happy inaugural Patina Sunday (if you're choosing to celebrate) and Easter (if you're into that sort of thing).
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My collection is less than a year old and hasn't aged much so I've chosen a photo posted previously in this thread. Taken at Leather Soul Hawaii, both of these shoes are color 8 NSTs. This photo was originally taken and posted by member Dexter_ in 2010. Coincidentally, it appears the aged shoe's color is somewhere between a paska and kielbasa.




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That color difference is very cool... and continues to aid me in my suspicion that all shell evolves to the same mid-brown eventually. "Rare" shell colors are, in fact, a hoax. patch[1].gif
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Has anyone found that J.Crew ships a wishlisted item (ie., shell cordovan cap toe boots) sooner than the given expected ship date?

if by wishlisted you mean a product that has a delivery date further out than normal shipping.. all 4 pair of Aldens purchased from them have arrived earlier than quoted.. I remember reading somewhere that the CEO of Jcrew admits that they would prefer to quote a date and then exceed expectation by delivering earlier.

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