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post #50746 of 99200
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Originally Posted by The Deacon View Post

I yet marvel at the old stock Florsheim Imperials. They are at a different level from even the Florsheim Royal Imperials that came later. The former sometimes had a stiffener in the leather at the arch. i've recently sold some with that enhancement. I have a nice pair of PTB in 7D burgundy shell I'm going to list soon. BTW, those old Imperials in NOS condition are worth their weight in gold!
Anyone know who made Keith Highlander.I have #8 ptb, heaviest best constructed shoe I have ever laid hands on deserving of the name gunSHIP


thats 40 + yo shell baby
post #50747 of 99200
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Originally Posted by TactileOne View Post

I'm serious considering pulling the trigger on a pair of the J. Gilbert snuff suede wingtip boots. They are saying 4-5 months for delivery, is that what you all have experienced?

4-5 months can hardly even be considered a wait compared to most Alden wait times. But then again I'm just bitter about having 4 pre-orders that are all one year plus and counting (including one that is now at 28 months and still waiting)
post #50748 of 99200

^^ That's just down right unbusinesslike.

post #50749 of 99200
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post


4-5 months can hardly even be considered a wait compared to most Alden wait times. But then again I'm just bitter about having 4 pre-orders that are all one year plus and counting (including one that is now at 28 months and still waiting)

I agree. I find it surprising J Gilbert told me that short a window considering I am at January 2012 for a pair of suede LWB's...However since these are "confirmed" it does give me some hope. I am not sure I have the patience to keep waiting through the LS pre-orders

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I just ordered 2 pair of Alden factory shell cordovan irregulars.  Neither are ones I've seen lately  First pair are Monk strap model 1684 in a color called tan.  Not sure exactly what that is, maybe color #4?  It's a 13D in barrie last so hopefully it fits, my 14D Barrie have a lot of room left.  The other pair is a NST on Barrie last model 2450 in color #8.  Got that in a 14B and feel that's an easy fit.  Both pairs were $399.95 plus $10 shipping per pair.  Maybe I scored something real rare in the tan models...who knows?  Anybody know what colors the the 1684 come in?  What might tan be?

 

See Ya,

Steve


Edited by totalair1 - 5/14/13 at 1:32pm
post #50751 of 99200
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

I agree. I find it surprising J Gilbert told me that short a window considering I am at January 2012 for a pair of suede LWB's...However since these are "confirmed" it does give me some hope. I am not sure I have the patience to keep waiting through the LS pre-orders


I think shell's loss has been suede and calf's gain. With shell all but extinct I'm sure Alden has more time to work on other materials.
post #50752 of 99200
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Originally Posted by englade321 View Post


Anyone know who made Keith Highlander.I have #8 ptb, heaviest best constructed shoe I have ever laid hands on deserving of the name gunSHIP


thats 40 + yo shell baby

 

Nice, but I don't think that's technically a gunship.  A gunship should have holes all around to shoot down nearby, inferior schooners.

post #50753 of 99200
Quick PSA, CitiShoes has a pair of whiskey longwings in 8E. Hope someone benefits from this info.
post #50754 of 99200
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

4-5 months can hardly even be considered a wait compared to most Alden wait times. But then again I'm just bitter about having 4 pre-orders that are all one year plus and counting (including one that is now at 28 months and still waiting)

I think it is better for retailers to wait for orders to be "confirmed" before taking preorders. Leffot's wait times for preorders are 4-6 months, but they typically wait for confirmation before taking the preorder
post #50755 of 99200
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

I think it is better for retailers to wait for orders to be "confirmed" before taking preorders. Leffot's wait times for preorders are 4-6 months, but they typically wait for confirmation before taking the preorder

I would have loved to get on a pre-order with Leffot, but every time I've tried they wouldn't let me order a narrow size (only D or E widths). I'll have to try again at some point and see if I can get on a pre-order with them.
post #50756 of 99200
I agree with this, but there is the problem of those with odd sizes. Once an order is confirmed by Alden sizes cannot be added. So if the retailer chooses an all D width run when the order is placed, then those in need E or C widths would not be able to preorder once the order is confirmed. This info was passed along to me from a retailer. They had a preorder up for an order that was confirmed. All the sizes listed on their preorder were D widths. I asked for an E width and was told that since the order was confirmed my E width could not be added.
post #50757 of 99200
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Originally Posted by totalair1 View Post




I just ordered 2 pair of Alden factory shell cordovan irregulars.  Neither are ones I've seen lately  First pair are Monk strap model 1684 in a color called tan.  Not sure exactly what that is, maybe color #4?  It's a 13D in barrie last so hopefully it fits, my 14D Barrie have a lot of room left.  The other pair is a NST on Barrie last model 2450 in color #8.  Got that in a 14B and feel that's an easy fit.  Both pairs were $399.95 plus $10 shipping per pair.  Maybe I scored something real rare in the tan models...who knows?  Anybody know what colors the the 1684 come in?  What might tan be?

See Ya,
Steve

The monk looks similar to this model:
http://www.theshoemart.com/alden-mens-monk-strap-shell-cordovan-black/pvc-ald-mxsdmp-1655_ald_m_monk_strap_shell_cordovan.html

Model 1684 would be one shoe model, and would have its own designated color. Keep us posted.
post #50758 of 99200
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

4-5 months can hardly even be considered a wait compared to most Alden wait times. But then again I'm just bitter about having 4 pre-orders that are all one year plus and counting (including one that is now at 28 months and still waiting)

28 months passed the line of absurdity many months ago. Hats off to you for your patience. nod[1].gif
post #50759 of 99200
Agreed!! What pair had taken that long?

I am driven extra crazy about the wait on my tan suede LWB's because Leffot has had then in stock all season in my size. Had I not pre-ordered, and purchased impulsively, I would have had them sooner
post #50760 of 99200
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post


The monk looks similar to this model:
http://www.theshoemart.com/alden-mens-monk-strap-shell-cordovan-black/pvc-ald-mxsdmp-1655_ald_m_monk_strap_shell_cordovan.html

Model 1684 would be one shoe model, and would have its own designated color. Keep us posted.

I agree on the 1684 being a specific model and color.  All info TSM had was color tan.  I was wondering if anybody had seen what was called tan shell in the past?  I posted a picture in a prior post.  Looks close to Ravello.  I will keep you posted once I get them.  Since they are irregulars, will need to see what kind of issues they have too.

 

See Ya,

Steve

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