Just yesterday I was informed by Alden SF management that they are completely out of exotic shell, and are having a difficult time keeping up with demand for color 8 and black.
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in the very near future, we will all be clamoring for black shell and color 8 saying to each other 'wow, how did you obtain that? i'm so jealous'.
Black, the new exotic shell
I have had good results on a pair of ebay pickups
We may see more and more CXL and suede make-ups in the coming years...
"you should note that the rolls spends most of its time in the shop whereas the porsche spends most of its time on the road"
I think this can be explained fairly simply. One need not look further than Uncle Mac's closet to explain the shell shortage.
My Cap Toe Bal Oxfords in #8 will be here Friday. I also went all in and ordered a pair of Straight Tip Bluchers in #8 shell model 2160, and a 987 Leisure Handsewn in black shell. May not keep all of them but wanted see, touch, and try all of them on.