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Hey guys,

 

I apologize if this is the wrong thread to post this is, but is there any way to get a pair of Alden Longwing Bluchers that is not in Cordovan No 8 or Black? (I'm looking for the shell cordovans, not the CXL or waxed leather types)

 

I'm not a big fan of either of those colors, and it seems impossible to get shell in the cigar, the ravello or the whiskey. I've called and checked with Alden in NYC, SF, and Epaulet and Leffot, but no one seems to have it.

 

If these are rare colors, how often approximately are they made? Is it like a yearly thing, or kinda random?

 

Thanks


Edited by beepos - 7/19/13 at 12:26pm
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Have you checked J.Crew? I was just at the 5th Avenue store in NYC and they have the Tabacco Long wing bluchers in a few sizes
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Hey guys,

 

I apologize if this is the wrong thread to post this is, but is there any way to get a pair of Alden Longwing Bluchers that is not in Cordovan No 8 or Black?

 

I'm not a big fan of either of those colors, and it seems impossible to get shell in the cigar, the ravello or the whiskey. I've called and checked with Alden in NYC, SF, and Epaulet and Leffot, but no one seems to have it.

 

If these are rare colors, how often approximately are they made? Is it like a yearly thing, or kinda random?

 

Thanks

First person I have heard say they are not a fan of Color 8

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I think that they look reasonably close. I may get the belt. I assume that those are Park Avenues in their Brown Shell? I like them, but I really like the natural siding on the Alden Straight Tips alot.

 

 

I am also thinking of trying to get an AE Walnut Shell Belt. I think that it may be a reasonable match (not perfect) for Ravello. I don't see myself finding a Ravello belt anytime soon, so that may be a good compromise. I do have a pair of AE Walnut Shell Strands that would obviously match.

 

Have a great Friday all!

 

-Mike

 Mike-I have the Alden straight tips in cigar and I love them!  The AE's were ordered about 12 weeks ago...before I found a bunch of Aldens in Cigar and Whiskey.  However...I like the AE's too, just not as much as my Aldens.  A lot of difference in price between AE and Aldens to consider.  However...I threw caution to the wind when the Alden shell bug bit me!  I have not posted photos of them yet, but I will.  I have 2 Alden Cigar belts and 1 AE belt in brown and I feel they are a great match.  None of my Alden belts exactly match the respective shoes either in Cigar or Whiskey.

 

See Ya,

Steve

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First person I have heard say they are not a fan of Color 8

Not so much that I dislike it, but for what I wear, I dont think I'ts versatile enough, though I'm happy to be corrected

 

I wear mainly jeans and chinos, and the place where I work is very business casual, so wearing the No 8 with chinos would possibly look odd

 

Additionally, I really LOVE the ravello shell longwings, but cant find them anywhere

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First person I have heard say they are not a fan of Color 8

Should say "I am not a fan of color 8, yet."
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#8 cap toe
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Looking smart in your #8 Attorney's shoes.

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Have you checked J.Crew? I was just at the 5th Avenue store in NYC and they have the Tabacco Long wing bluchers in a few sizes

 

Should have mentioned, I'm looking for them in Shell Cordovan. (Essentially bc I have some money to burn, so if I'm buying such nice shoes, why not go all the way?)

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This is my first post here but I am a consistent reader.  I would have to say that Color 8 is perhaps the most versatile color I am aware of/own when it comes to leather, particularly shoes.  I have yet to see it not pair well with anything I own from jeans to finer wool fabrics.  Certain styles may or may not however move up and down the wardrobe chain as easily.  I happen to think #8 LWBs and dark jeans looks  f'n sharp, and I wear color 8 BB captoes with suits all the time.  Take it for what its worth, just one mans' opinion but might be worth a revisit, and obviously much easier to put on your feet today.

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Not so much that I dislike it, but for what I wear, I dont think I'ts versatile enough, though I'm happy to be corrected

 

I wear mainly jeans and chinos, and the place where I work is very business casual, so wearing the No 8 with chinos would possibly look odd

 

Additionally, I really LOVE the ravello shell longwings, but cant find them anywhere

what sz are you?

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Originally Posted by beepos View Post

Not so much that I dislike it, but for what I wear, I dont think I'ts versatile enough, though I'm happy to be corrected

 

I wear mainly jeans and chinos, and the place where I work is very business casual, so wearing the No 8 with chinos would possibly look odd

 

Additionally, I really LOVE the ravello shell longwings, but cant find them anywhere

beepos-Good luck on finding Ravello longwings!  It's doable but a lot of digging is needed.  Have you called every Alden store you can find?  Nobody lists rare colors when they only have a few sizes, so calling is a must.  It's how I scored most of my rare colors over the last 3 months.

 

I think #8 is a little more dressy than Ravello or Cigar, but not in all cases.  For example I have #8 straight tips, and NST lace ups, plus #8 LHS.  I find all of those are very casual, at least business casual.  To each his own on colors they like more than another.  Many on this forum feel #8 is the King of colors.  What  #8 has going for it, is it shows variance in colors a lot less which is something Ravello and Whiskey can't say.  The variance I'm talking about is different shading on the same piece of material.  #8 also has a deep richness to it that other colors take a long time to achieve if ever. I don't want to write a book about color #8 but it has a lot going for it.  Personally I like Ravello, Whiskey and Cigar a lot, but I do have many #8 in my collection too.

 

Good Hunting!

 

See Ya,

Steve

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#8 Leffot Naval Boots Marcoliani merino OTC
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Not so much that I dislike it, but for what I wear, I dont think I'ts versatile enough, though I'm happy to be corrected

I wear mainly jeans and chinos, and the place where I work is very business casual, so wearing the No 8 with chinos would possibly look odd

Additionally, I really LOVE the ravello shell longwings, but cant find them anywhere

I think that #8 works with jeans and chinos. Shot from the archives here with that combination.



Of course, also note Uncle Macs fine shots above of #8 with khakis. Plenty of other photos of the combination around too.

Certainly hold out for Ravello if that's what you really want. #8 gunboats should generally be pretty easy to come by if do ever decide to go in that direction.
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I find color 8 to not only be freaking gorgeous but exceedingly versatile as well. Can't think of much that it wouldn't work with.
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