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Originally Posted by Olifter View Post

If I could have only one Alden shoe, a #8 LWB would be it. 

+1

 

First Alden I bought and the last one I would want to get rid of. 

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post #55487 of 87382
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Originally Posted by garret86 View Post

any sale on the first?

I heard there might be 10%-20% off occasionally.

thanks, uncle.

they used to have sales in January and July on alden's but has not happen for many years
post #55488 of 87382
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Originally Posted by sammy View Post

Gentlemen,
I'm trying to decide on my next pair of Aldens. I'm torn between two models: 975( longwing blucher in #8) or a special make up for J Gilbet (NST on the Plaza last in #8 with single flex welt sole). My style is more casual as I'm usually in jeans or chinos. I think the 975 is more casual due to the rounded toe of the Barrie last and the double leather sole. However I'm leaning towards the NST on the Plaza because it is more unique and less ubiquitous than the 975. If I get the NST, I'm considering replacing the single sole with a double leather one to make it more casual and rugged. Which of these two would you all recommend? I also own a 6 eyelet captoe blucher on the Plaza last in cigar, which was a special make up for Alden of Madison in NY. Its probably one of my best fitting shoes due to the 6th eyelet, which helps to keep the heel from slipping. This is another reason I'm leaning towards the NST. I welcome your feedback.

I assume you will have to wait for the plaza NST shoe. Yes? Assuming that, and the fact that it comes with a sole you will replace (another $150-ish), I think you should consider the stock 2210 NST on the Aberdeen with double leather sole. It very well may be readily available. The 975 should also be readily available.

There are no wrong choices here.

The 975 is slightly more versatile IMO than either NST model.
post #55489 of 87382
Thanks for the feedback everyone. Just to clarify, I'm referring to the NST shoe, and not the boot. Here is a link to the shoe:
http://www.alden-of-carmel.com/Shoes-Shell_Cordovan_Norwegian_Front_238.htm
They are currently available for pre-orer for and October delivery. The Aberdeen last does not suit my foot- the toebox is a bit narrow for me. Personally, I think the NST style looks better on the Plaza than the Aberdeen last.
post #55490 of 87382
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Originally Posted by sammy View Post

Thanks for the feedback everyone. Just to clarify, I'm referring to the NST shoe, and not the boot. Here is a link to the shoe:
http://www.alden-of-carmel.com/Shoes-Shell_Cordovan_Norwegian_Front_238.htm
They are currently available for pre-orer for and October delivery. The Aberdeen last does not suit my foot- the toebox is a bit narrow for me. Personally, I think the NST style looks better on the Plaza than the Aberdeen last.

The plaza NST is a nice model. There is a very good chance you will not actually get those in October if history tells us anything. biggrin.gif
post #55491 of 87382
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

The plaza NST is a nice model. There is a very good chance you will not actually get those in October if history tells us anything. biggrin.gif

Are you implying they may not be on time? SFTG the crusher of dreams lol.
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whiskey lhs
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Originally Posted by sammy View Post

Thanks for the feedback everyone. Just to clarify, I'm referring to the NST shoe, and not the boot. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Here is a link to the shoe:
http://www.alden-of-carmel.com/Shoes-Shell_Cordovan_Norwegian_Front_238.htm
They are currently available for pre-orer for and October delivery. The Aberdeen last does not suit my foot- the toebox is a bit narrow for me. Personally, I think the NST style looks better on the Plaza than the Aberdeen last.

My bad. In that case, I choose the 975.
post #55494 of 87382

Sammy, 

 

Go get the LWB ASAP try them on first as the the longwing is often said to fit different than other Barrie lasted shoes.

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Was not aware of that.

If your an 8.5D in other Barrie lasts, what might you be in the LWB?
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As I wrote before, I have the nfb on the plaza last in colored 8 and I agree with you it is a great looking shoe. I did tbnk it looks bettterc than the Aberdeen last version, but I have some nfb in that last and love them.
Alzso some, like citishoes and leather sole havye nfb on Barrie last. Plenty of toeroom there.
Eitherr the nfbv or lwb is great shoe.. lab are all over the place. Plaza nfb more unique.




te name="sammy" url="/t/85589/the-official-alden-thread/55470#post_6483479"]Thanks for the feedback everyone. Just to clarify, I'm referring to the NST shoe, and not the boot. Here is a link to the shoe:
http://www.alden-of-carmel.com/Shoes-Shell_Cordovan_Norwegian_Front_238.htm
They are currently available for pre-orer for and October delivery. The Aberdeen last does not suit my foot- the toebox is a bit narrow for me. Personally, I think the NST style looks better on the Plaza than the Aberdeen last.[/quote]
post #55497 of 87382
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whiskey lhs
Lovely whiskey LHS Uncle. Did you have a double sole put on this pair, and do they feel much different than the single leather soles?
post #55498 of 87382
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Originally Posted by BeSpiffington View Post

Lovely whiskey LHS Uncle. Did you have a double sole put on this pair, and do they feel much different than the single leather soles?

nephew,
thank you
I had the lhs changed from single sole to a double sole.
it is definitely heavy then the single sole
post #55499 of 87382
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Originally Posted by Resistant View Post

Sammy, 

Go get the LWB ASAP try them on first as the the longwing is often said to fit different than other Barrie lasted shoes.

Will do but why should the LWB fit differently than other Barrie lasted shoes? I have the suede blucher on the Barrie and it fits me just fine.
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Originally Posted by sammy View Post

Will do but why should the LWB fit differently than other Barrie lasted shoes? I have the suede blucher on the Barrie and it fits me just fine.

My LWB fit the same as my other Barrie shoes.
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