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aldenwear: Straight tips - color 8 and black cordovan - were my first Alden bought more than 20 years ago. They both have been resoled twice and reheeled many times and fit and look fantastic. they are my first choice for business wear.

A true workhorse dress shoe. I too have them both.

And I will say it again, some of Alden's best models are its stock models in color 8 and black. nod[1].gif

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20 years only resoled twice, how?
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20 years only resoled twice, how?

My guess is lots of shoes in rotation.
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20 years only resoled twice, how?

Standard rotation? Can't see myself resoling anything for at least 7-8 years at current wear
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20 years only resoled twice, how?


For many years had six pair of dress ahoes amd would wear each less than one day pwr woek week. Theae were hard wotking yeara and many of these days the shoes would see only carpet because I bicycled to and from work and the only hard use was walking a few blocks to work obligations and business events.

In addition, these are great shies. The other four shoes were two more pair of Aldens, and the other two were call skin church shirtwings and AE medallion tip monks. The AE and ahoetwings are long gone. All four Alden Corsovan are still on the scene. the some Church shoetwimgs and AE medallion captor monk straps.
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Would anyone be down for an MTO for an alt wien boot (color 8) [basically the epaulet alt wien but in boot form]

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I definitely would...here is an example from an older Alden-of-Carmel model






You could count me in on that as well--as long as it was color 8.
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I have no reservations about wearing chukkas all year long. I wear both my suede and shell chukkas anytime of year (and am considering adding a CXL chukka as well). The only time I don't wear the suede is in the winter when there is enough snow or ice on the ground that I need to worry about salt.

I think the variations that you will see between the shades of ravello and cigar and whiskey from retailer to retailer will have more to do with the batch of shell from Horween rather than the particular retailer.

Searching and persistence (and pre-orders to a lesser extent) are your friend when waiting on shell in colors other than #8 or black.


I find that needing to wait has at least one positive, gives me time to replenish the bank account biggrin.gif

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I definitely would...here is an example from an older Alden-of-Carmel model






Color 8, Alden Alt Wien boot, plaza last=

So far=
Button
Stmaier
Stevent
Sazon
Briar snob
Kwhitelaw
TactileOne
Me
Chrk33

Anyone else? That's already 7.
Edited by venividivicibj - 7/25/13 at 7:02am
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For many years had six pair of dress ahoes amd would wear each less than one day pwr woek week. Theae were hard wotking yeara and many of these days the shoes would see only carpet because I bicycled to and from work and the only hard use was walking a few blocks to work obligations and business events.

In addition, these are great shies. The other four shoes were two more pair of Aldens, and the other two were call skin church shirtwings and AE medallion tip monks. The AE and ahoetwings are long gone. All four Alden Corsovan are still on the scene. the some Church shoetwimgs and AE medallion captor monk straps.

That explains, I wonder how my calf shoes would look like 20 years down the road...
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Color 8, Alden Alt Wien boot, plaza last=

So far=
Button
Stmaier
Stevent
Sazon
Briar snob
Kwhitelaw
Me

Anyone else? That's already 7.

Count me in.

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I find that needing to wait has at least one positive, gives me time to replenish the bank account biggrin.gif

First, thanks to all for some very good insight. I couldn't agree more with this particular statement. Shoemart has a ravello chukka on order that is promised for September. I could certainly wait a few months as it would give me a chance to save a few coins. My dilemma is that I would like my next purchase to balance things a little and I just purchased a sweet pair of color 8 chukkas. If I could get either a whiskey or ravello full strap slip-on, my wardrobe would be balanced and complete........for at least a month.
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I see everyone's recent Epaulet # 8's, and I raise you a Ravello...Well played...

nephew,
thank you
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Samesies today

nephew,
your hard work was richly rewarded-good shine
your outer soles need a little work
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Uncle Mac, those are beautiful! I want a pair, like yesterday.

nephew,
thank you
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As only Uncle Mac can. Very nice.

nephew,
thank you
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