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Last night I channeled my inner Mac and did some work on my whiskey PTBs. Not as stellar as Mac's Ravello but I'm pretty happy with the results:



is burnished tan same as whiskey?

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RTP: Was wondering if you thought these Marlow wt's were as comfortable as any of your comparable Aldens. I have these same Marlows and love the way they look. However, I can not wear them all day long as they are not nearly as comfortable.

FWIW: Mine are at least as comfortable.
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These look great! I think you made the right call

 

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^ what he said

 

Thanks gents.

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nephew,
from my experience, in the 1960's and 1970's the bb version of the tassel in both #8 and black were seen in both the white shoe law firms and the investment bankers

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I have worn tassels since my early 20's
Classic style that never gets old

Classic BB Tassel Color 8. While this pair is but a few years old, I have worn this shoe since my early 20's as well. I believe they retailed at something near $100 back then...

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Very nice short wings Uncle.

nephew,
thank you
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post


Uncle, these are fine looking shell bluchers.  Was wondering if you thought these Marlow wt's were as comfortable as any of your comparable Aldens.  I have these same Marlows and love the way they look. However, I can not wear them all day long as they are not nearly as comfortable.

nephew,
thank you
I do find my alden wt more comfortable then rl marlow wt
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#8 NST, Aberdeen


nephew,
looking good in your king nst
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Decided to keep these seconds. Maiden voyage.

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wear in good health
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Classic BB Tassel Color 8. While this pair is but a few years old, I have worn this shoe since my early 20's as well. I believe they retailed at something near $100 back then...


nephew,
I like your tassels
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Marcolianis are the best loafer socks. I got a pair and will never go back to any other brand. Highly recommended.

Agreed. Kent Wang has them.
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loafer socks:

falke step (not sneaker - that one is higher cut) do not show in LHS, and do not slip as they have a rubber pad in the back. Mr porter and socksfox stock them. Best I've tried.

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Who would have thought that at my age I'd be posting to a forum, but I've been an avid follower of this site for about a month. I'm particularly struck by the civility, knowledge, and sense of style exhibited by the overwhelming majority of the members. I was bitten by the Alden bug about 3 months ago and have picked up 3 pairs (used) in that time. I finally decided to take the plunge with a new pair (2 actually) and I can state without shame that I am in love. Based on postings from this site, I picked these up from Alden of Carmel



I am also in like with these I picked up from the defect selection at Shoemart



Sorry for the long post but I do have a few questions for your consideration. First, one of the 3 pair of Aldens I picked up used has shell cordovan stamped in the inside of the shoe. Horween is also stamped inside the leather of one of the shoes. There is no such markings on the Shells from Alden of Carmel. My question is whether genuine shell's typically have some type of marking?

Question 2 relates to the defects from Shoemart. I don't see anything wrong with the shoe but the stitching on the exterior looks much thinner than on any model of Alden Split Toe's that I've seen. I don't mean to sound like a snob, but part of the reason for dropping $1G on 2 pairs of shoes is that I want it to be obvious that I'm wearing Alden's. My concern is that one of the distinguishing characteristics of Alden Split Toe's is the thicker stitching. I would appreciate yor thoughts on this.

Again, my apologies for the long post. I've got many more questions but I will save them for another day. Thanks.
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Question 2: it looks like you have a v tip model which differs from the standard NST.They are two completely different models but the good news, both look great. Congrats and welcome.
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Sorry for the long post but I do have a few questions for your consideration. First, one of the 3 pair of Aldens I picked up used has shell cordovan stamped in the inside of the shoe. Horween is also stamped inside the leather of one of the shoes. There is no such markings on the Shells from Alden of Carmel. My question is whether genuine shell's typically have some type of marking?
 

it's a lottery whether you'll discover a stamping on the inside of a pair of shells. from my dozen or so pair, I think one pair of boots has a faint circular line on the tongue. I've yet to get the elusive full stamp somewhere (other than in an Ashland wallet)

 

imo, pay no mind to stampings. grab what you like when you find it in your size, as it may not come around for another year or two rotflmao.gif

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Who would have thought that at my age I'd be posting to a forum, but I've been an avid follower of this site for about a month. I'm particularly struck by the civility, knowledge, and sense of style exhibited by the overwhelming majority of the members. I was bitten by the Alden bug about 3 months ago and have picked up 3 pairs (used) in that time. I finally decided to take the plunge with a new pair (2 actually) and I can state without shame that I am in love. Based on postings from this site, I picked these up from Alden of Carmel



I am also in like with these I picked up from the defect selection at Shoemart



Sorry for the long post but I do have a few questions for your consideration. First, one of the 3 pair of Aldens I picked up used has shell cordovan stamped in the inside of the shoe. Horween is also stamped inside the leather of one of the shoes. There is no such markings on the Shells from Alden of Carmel. My question is whether genuine shell's typically have some type of marking?

Question 2 relates to the defects from Shoemart. I don't see anything wrong with the shoe but the stitching on the exterior looks much thinner than on any model of Alden Split Toe's that I've seen. I don't mean to sound like a snob, but part of the reason for dropping $1G on 2 pairs of shoes is that I want it to be obvious that I'm wearing Alden's. My concern is that one of the distinguishing characteristics of Alden Split Toe's is the thicker stitching. I would appreciate yor thoughts on this.

Again, my apologies for the long post. I've got many more questions but I will save them for another day. Thanks.

Welcome to the forum shawnc,
Your used pair with the horween shell cordovan oval logo is an unlined pair. Your alden of Carmel shoes will not have this logo visible because the leather lining covers the back of the shell. Genuine shell shoes will have a marking only on the leather soles, that mark will also disappear after a few wears.
Bespoke pa is correct, your split toes are v tips, and they look awesome.
5 pairs in 3 months, you have the fever sir.
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