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Originally Posted by Shawnc View Post

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

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

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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?

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

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post #54947 of 79611
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Originally Posted by FrankCowperwood View Post

#8 NST, Aberdeen


Fine lookin' nst's Frank!  Wear in great health my friend...

post #54948 of 79611
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Originally Posted by Shawnc View Post

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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.

V-tips look nice. They are relatively unusual model to find. I wonder if these are on be modified last. That would be unusual in itself.

Enjoy your Aldens and let us know how they are wearing for you.
post #54949 of 79611
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Originally Posted by Shawnc View Post

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.

I think you are thinking of the NST, as opposed to the pair you procured.

 

post #54950 of 79611
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Originally Posted by Shawnc View Post

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.

No apologies needed. Welcome.

As said, the second pair is a v-tip and not an NST, and it looks like how a v-tip should look. Alden v-tips are fairly rare so consider yourself lucky.
post #54951 of 79611

5 shades of shell

inspired by the new ravello lhs, these are a new brown hue for me.

 

cigar, #4, ravello, ravello, whiskey

post #54952 of 79611
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post


No apologies needed. Welcome.

As said, the second pair is a v-tip and not an NST, and it looks like how a v-tip should look. Alden v-tips are fairly rare so consider yourself lucky.

I keep hemming and hawing about these myself

 

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MrDV dumping all over everyone in this thread again worship.gif

 

would love the middle pair myself. spent 15 minutes on the phone with kathy from DC then other day, having her add me to just about every preorder in ravello or cigar rotflmao.gif

post #54954 of 79611
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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post

5 shades of shell
inspired by the new ravello lhs, these are a new brown hue for me.





cigar, #4, ravello, ravello, whiskey
MrDV, great family photos. Congrats on the Ravello LHS. Where did you get the #4's? I need a pair to match my one-piece Horween belt. The blue laces on your whiskey PTB's are awesome, kinda almost pretty.
post #54955 of 79611
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Originally Posted by aldenwear View Post

 

Really? The evidence presented was, by its own account, the purported habits of a very limited segment of the population . . . 40 to 50 years ago? And one wonders whether their footwear of half a century ago matters any more than what the local burghurs in Kansas City wore in 1966. So the 80-90 year old set dictates style standards. Game, set, match to them! All that said, as others have already expressed, I am simply amazed at the shine on those PTBs of Macs. Excellent and beautiful.

My friend, just about everyone of these Alden shoe models we glorify and drool over are classics, shoes that have been around for many decades, beyond the 60s and 70s.  Not much if anything has been done to alter or "modernize" our shoes.  No one says we have to dress as some did 40 years ago.  But the fact of the matter is there are many in the business and legal world today that wear the tassel moc and even the full strap as a dress shoe with suits as well as business casual.  Ridicule them all you want, it is a reality whether you choose to wear them in that context or not.  To each his own...

Cheers friends.

post #54956 of 79611
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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post

5 shades of shell
inspired by the new ravello lhs, these are a new brown hue for me. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)




cigar, #4, ravello, ravello, whiskey

All of these are great, but the color of those ravello PTBs is particularly nice.
post #54957 of 79611
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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post

 

would love the middle pair myself. spent 15 minutes on the phone with kathy from DC then other day, having her add me to just about every preorder in ravello or cigar rotflmao.gif

thanks for the kind words kwhitelaw. I was on pre-order lists with leffot for a looooong time.

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Originally Posted by BeSpiffington View Post

MrDV, great family photos. Congrats on the Ravello LHS. Where did you get the #4's? I need a pair to match my one-piece Horween belt. The blue laces on your whiskey PTB's are awesome, kinda almost pretty.

thanks be, the #4 sw are a couple of years old from leffot. that horween belt is sweeeeet. I'm surprised how much I like the blue laces on the whiskey ptbs

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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post


All of these are great, but the color of those ravello PTBs is particularly nice.

thank you, I agree, the ptb really does show the ravello very well.

post #54958 of 79611
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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post

5 shades of shell Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
inspired by the new ravello lhs, these are a new brown hue for me.





cigar, #4, ravello, ravello, whiskey

MrDV. These sorts of pictures inspire all kinds of envy. Good job. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #54959 of 79611
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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post

5 shades of shell
inspired by the new ravello lhs, these are a new brown hue for me.





cigar, #4, ravello, ravello, whiskey

such a rad picture!
post #54960 of 79611
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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post

5 shades of shell
inspired by the new ravello lhs, these are a new brown hue for me.





cigar, #4, ravello, ravello, whiskey

As always DV, great shots. Best collection on this thread IMO
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