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Well, I would like to have the long wing shell cordovan on something other than barrie without MTO for starter...

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post #55937 of 87498
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Originally Posted by clee1982 View Post

Well, I would like to have the long wing shell cordovan on something other than barrie without MTO for starter...


BBBF has had a black shell LWB on the grant last in recent years.  Not the easiest to find though.

post #55938 of 87498
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BBBF has had a black shell LWB on the grant last in recent years.  Not the easiest to find though.

yea, there is one on ebay in 10D, nothing wrong with black shell, but certainly not my priority
post #55939 of 87498

I'm not sure that the LWB works well on a sleek last.  You'd get something like the AE Larchmont, which makes no sense to me...  But that's me and my opinion though; I like the barrie last.

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I'm not sure that the LWB works well on a sleek last.  You'd get something like the AE Larchmont, which makes no sense to me...  But that's me and my opinion though; I like the barrie last.

Exactly, it would look like a little kid shoe or something like that if it was on the leydon.
post #55941 of 87498
LWB on Aberdeen/Hampton/Plaza all would be fine with me, though I have only seen MTO LWB on Plaza (foo's one shoe thread)
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post #55943 of 87498
Can someone link me the "questionable" video of the ... hrm... cordovan fan... that was in the thread a while back? Mentioned the indecent video on another forum and had a request for it, but not sure where it was.
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Can someone link me the "questionable" video of the ... hrm... cordovan fan... that was in the thread a while back? Mentioned the indecent video on another forum and had a request for it, but not sure where it was.

Search YouTube for "Shell Cordovan love" it will be the first video. I'm surprised it has not been removed by YouTube...
post #55945 of 87498
Thanks mediahound - I'll reference that.

And for the record, I had described the premise of the video and another user didn't believe me... so not deliberately searching out teh nasty here.
post #55946 of 87498
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Actually, Alden DC, Madison, San Fran, TSM, etc... all have a wide selection of non-barrie lasted shoes.  While you are correct that MTOs are almost impossible to come by, there are many sleek-looking available Alden lasts out there (it may require some looking).  Additionally, the leydon last wouldn't be my first choice for the dressier, sleeker look.  BB's M-58 and M-75 lasts are excellent.  The aberdeen and plaza lasts are great.  I spent last weekend in NYC and found plenty of sleeker Aldens on lasts outside of barrie at Alden on Madison, Leffot, Citishoes, J Press,  and BB to name a few.  If you're looking for a sleek dressy look, Alden has options.  But if Carmina or Vass have what you want with greater availability, have at it.  But you will not get the classic American-made shoe/look with Carmina.  And that my friend, is perfectly fine if that's your choice.  It just isn't mine. TBH, I don't mind the wait times because I can not afford to acquire everything I want all at once. The demand and lack of supply actually paces me well and gives me time to decide that I do not need another very similar variation of color 8.  Patience is a virtue! smile.gif

 

While I am on the subject, I might as well complete the rant...  nest.gif  I find it disturbing that someone would ship American-made classics to some Spaniards to steal/replicate lasts/shoes/boots that have become uniquely American.  I am not normally a nativistic jingo, but I'll support the American-made classic because I actually prefer it to the more expensive European producers.

 

I know this may rub some of you the wrong way, but disagreement and preference is healthy and perfectly acceptable on a thread that is as civil and friendly as this one.

 

My friends, all the best...

 

 

I completely understand your point. I think I was frustrated because I was looking for a kind of dress boot (non shell) that was sleek, but most of Alden is shell, and those not shell are mostly indy's/work boots. But you do have to admit that a very high percentage of Alden shoes are on the barrie last (compared to other companies that seem to not specialize in just one last).

 

And the one that TSM has on hampton last is on back order until next april.


Edited by venividivicibj - 7/28/13 at 10:47pm
post #55947 of 87498
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post


I completely understand your point. I think I was frustrated because I was looking for a kind of dress shoe (non shell) that was sleek, but most of Alden is shell, and those not shell are mostly indy's/work boots. But you do have to admit that a very high percentage of Alden shoes are on the barrie last (compared to other companies that seem to not specialize in just one last).

And the one that TSM has on hampton last is on back order until next april.

Alden has numerous non-shell dress shoes, most of which are on the Hampton and Aberdeen lasts.

What style and color are you looking for? captoe bal? captoe blucher? nst?
post #55948 of 87498

oops. boot. meant to put dress boot.

 

and I think I'm just going to pre order the one at TSM on hampton and wait for april. (only problem is, because i don't receive it until april, it makes me feel like i want to buy another shoe...no gratification  yet haha)

post #55949 of 87498
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Well, I would like to have the long wing shell cordovan on something other than barrie without MTO for starter...

Get a Japan proxy and get a united arrows ravello longwing on the modified. About $1k I would have gotten a pair but they only go up to 9.5

Trickers offers plenty of shell longwings too though its not horween.
post #55950 of 87498
Ravello LWB's on a Monday
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