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Originally Posted by sellran View Post

This last weekend I went to Alden DC and found they had the unlined cordovan ptb with single waterlock soles in E width's. These are amazingly comfortable shoes! I know LeatherSoul carries these but they never get them in E widths. Just wanted to let you know. When LS came out with them their website was filled with requests for Es and they only had Ds, so here's your chance. Great shoe.
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These bring tears to my eyes. So beautiful

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Originally Posted by green garden View Post

Very nice.  Any difference in size with the lined vs. unlined?  Did you have to size down?  Or are the unlined proportionally smaller already? 

The LS website says the lined and unlined are the exact same size. Both are formed around the same last. Without the lining they are just softer. Which does mean they will/may crease more than lined ones.
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Originally Posted by michaelpugs View Post

So I'm planning on making the trek to the JCrew Ludlow shop at Copley to size/pick up some Aldens on Tuesday (I'm an associate, otherwise my budget couldn't manage!) and I'm debating between a few styles. Which of these would be a good first pair?

 

Indy Hummus Suede (I know they're not terribly well liked around here)

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Originally Posted by mr chorizo View Post

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the suede snuff boots

the gunboats

the perforated cap toe oxford boot (been eyeing these for a while, but they have been out of stock online for ages - limited edition - but maybe I'll get lucky!)

 

 

I'm also considering the plain toe boots... it will really depend on what they have in store and how I feel in person. Either way a pair is coming home with me!

 

And so it begins...

I always say, when in doubt, go with the gunboats.  (I do strongly recommend shell version though.)

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Somewhat unrelated but did anyone else see the #4 belt for sale on Horween today? Pricey but pretty sick. I thought about the shoe horn but couldn't justify $120 to myself; figured it might be the only #4 I get to own though...
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Originally Posted by green garden View Post

Very nice.  Any difference in size with the lined vs. unlined?  Did you have to size down?  Or are the unlined proportionally smaller already? 
And I should mention they had black and #8. The salesman said he'd suggest to Kathy that they also get it in cigar with natural edge trim.
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Originally Posted by sazon View Post

Been waiting for a nice, dry spring day to give these gunboats their maiden voyage.


I'm kickin' myself for not moving on these with more urgency... love these! nod[1].gif

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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

 

Looks cool to me. 

 

A bit off-topic, is the Ludlow suit worth it? I need a new Navy suit. 


I have the navy ludlow suit and think it's great.  If you are on the slim side, you might consider the slim/taylored fit.

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I think if the guys at the Tannery walked over to Charles St. to team up with the idiots at NRO, we'd reach a critical mass of stupidity. Earth might just cease to exist.

Maybe it depends on which sleezoid salesperson you talk to, but the last time I popped into the Tannery I got a wild hair and asked if they'd give me a discount if I purchased 3 pairs of Aldens. The guy said he wished he could help, but they stopped doing that. This was about a year and a half ago. Realistically, they have to do great in both their locations given all the tourist traffic, so why haggle with goons like me.

Speaking of NRO, they have clearly been trying to improve their customer service lately. I had been waiting months and months for a pair I bought during one of their sales last summer (yes, in 2012). Not really their fault, since Alden wait times are ridiculously long for any shoe that isn't currently in stock. Over the past couple months, I've been speaking with a new SA named Courtney, who has been extremely courteous the whole way. She has been calling to give me status updates after every time she has spoken with Alden to get an ETA on my shoes, and she just called me again today to let me know they finally received the shoes from Alden, and she will be shipping them out tomorrow.

I completely agree they sucked in the past, but they have made vast improvements in recent months, and if they keep it up I would definitely order from them again.


I can confirm this improvement.  Had a great experience on their presidents day sale back in February.  I will post maiden voyage of color 8 tassel mocs later this week.  Received them a couple of weeks ago but have not broken them in yet.

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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

Its hit or miss really both with their service and selection

Jim, the manager at Alden SF, has been wonderful to deal with. He's one of my "go to" guys for all things Alden. nod[1].gif
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

Jim, the manager at Alden SF, has been wonderful to deal with. He's one of my "go to" guys for all things Alden. nod[1].gif

Hopefully he is in next week when I am in there.
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I really need some Whiskey in my collection (preferably not an LWB) anyone know of anything currently available?
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I really need some Whiskey in my collection (preferably not an LWB) anyone know of anything currently available?

sky valet has some whiskey LHS in some sizes in the 9/10 range.
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I really need some Whiskey in my collection (preferably not an LWB) anyone know of anything currently available?

Speaking of whiskey and Alden SF, Jim tracked down a pair of whiskey LHS in 9C (almost impossible to find) for me - via Alden DC, its sister store (they are both Alden "factory" stores) - about a year ago. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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I really need some Whiskey in my collection (preferably not an LWB) anyone know of anything currently available?

skyvalet also has numerous sizes in ptb

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