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Originally Posted by PorterInjax View Post

Haven't been visiting this thread like I did a year or so ago. Back then I was in bad shape....24 pair of Alden shell and four more on order. Now down to a reasonable dozen or so and these remain my favorite.
...So there's a light at the end of the tunnel?
post #57962 of 99287
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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

Reminds me of a make-up Leather Soul did a while ago. I just wore mine yesterday.
http://leathersoulhawaii.com/2011/09/01/alden-shoes-two-tone-longwing-lsw/

I've got a pair as well. Quite possibly my best fitting pair of Aldens. Too bad the two-tones always entice me to buy but then I never wind up wearing them.
post #57963 of 99287
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Originally Posted by epc2 View Post

A question for Unlined shell PTB owners , how do they feel compared to your other Barrie shoes, snugger, looser?.

Thanks,

I wear a 7.5E in most Barrie shoes, but 8D feels much better in the unlined ptb. I have a 7.5E in the unlined ptb and they're definitely snug, whereas my longwings and boots in the same size are fine.
post #57964 of 99287
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

wear in good health, use mac method for both breaking in and care of shoe

Will do, on both counts!
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Originally Posted by Dugan View Post



Here they are! Ordered some of the wax paste to throw on before I wear them out.

I'm gonna order my next pair shortly. smile.gif

 

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Originally Posted by Dugan View Post


Will do, on both counts!

 

9015 is a great model.  So simple, yet so attractive.

 

You don't NEED to wax them before you wear them, but some choose to do so.  (The idea is for protection.  Others try to avoid having to use wax at all costs so as to not hide the natural beauty of shell)  Your decision.

 

What is next on your list? 9016?

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Forgot to take Pics, but I wore my Cigar Tassels with a solid navy suit today to visit the department I worked in at my old job.  (You guys have seen plenty pics of my Cigar Tassels this summer anyway.)

 

I received MANY compliments, no exaggeration.  I was originally planning to wear my Cigar Strait Tips with with dark edge from Citi Shoes instead, but they haven't been properly broken-in yet, and I strictly adhere to the Mac Method.

 

I also had plans to visit Nettletons in Market Square, but as ShawnC can confirm, we had some afternoon showers and I didn't want to get my shoes wet.  Scott is a great guy, and I'd love to give him some business, but haven't had the opportunity.  I wanted to check out the Carmina make-ups he called me about around Christmas.

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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post


These are on the Aberdeen last.  2145 (same as the Alden stock offering)

http://www.theshoemart.com/alden-mens_medallion_cap_toe_shell_cordovan_color_8/pvc-ald-mxsdlc-2145_ald_m_medallion_cap_toe_shell_cordovan.html

Thank you!

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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post


I also had plans to visit Nettletons in Market Square, but as ShawnC can confirm, we had some afternoon showers and I didn't want to get my shoes wet.  Scott is a great guy, and I'd love to give him some business, but haven't had the opportunity.  I wanted to check out the Carmina make-ups he called me about around Christmas.

Consider it confirmed, from one Pgh'er to another. I had actually stopped by Nettleton's yesterday with the hopes of committing to a new pair of Alden's. I got a sense that Scott is feeling a little frustration with Alden and their shell shortage. He seemed much more enthusiastic when discussing the Carmina line.

Hey Bakes11771, any chance you work at HM?
post #57969 of 99287
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Originally Posted by FENWAY View Post

That moment....when you slip on your Grail LHS...
Fenway, awesome sir. Enjoy your lhs. They look amazing.
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Originally Posted by Dugan View Post

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Here they are! Ordered some of the wax paste to throw on before I wear them out.

I'm gonna order my next pair shortly. smile.gif
Nice looking shoes sir, enjoy them.
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Originally Posted by Shawnc View Post

Another question for the community. As more and more sellers are moving Alden's on ebay, I'm finding more who don't have even the most basic understanding of the shoe. And I say this with full knowledge of how little I know when compared to most in this community. But the last two pair I have inquired about the seller had no knowledge of what a last is. Not what last their shoes were made on, but no knowledge of what a last is.

So what I do is get the numbers from the inside of the shoe and email Alden. My question to the community is whether there is a reference bank or website where I can load this information and find out for myself. I thought that I read that AE had this material available and I was wondering if Alden had similar information available.

As always, thanks in advance for any help.

I have emailed Alden directly to ask the last of a specific model # and they have responded in a timely manner.  I used the email in their official site.  I have done this twice and both times they responded within 1 day.

post #57972 of 99287
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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post

I know I am just being impatient but how long is the usual ship time from Hawaii?

LS usually uses 2 day FedEx.  Just a bit more...fing02[1].gif

post #57973 of 99287
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Originally Posted by green garden View Post

I have emailed Alden directly to ask the last of a specific model # and they have responded in a timely manner.  I used the email in their official site.  I have done this twice and both times they responded within 1 day.

Agreed, they've always responded in a timely manner. I was just trying to avoid that step.
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post


9015 is a great model.  So simple, yet so attractive.

You don't NEED to wax them before you wear them, but some choose to do so.  (The idea is for protection.  Others try to avoid having to use wax at all costs so as to not hide the natural beauty of shell)  Your decision.

What is next on your list? 9016?

I really like the idea of shell chukka boots (cigar or #8) but not sure if I'm ready to embrace the roll so completely yet. If I could get the RL Marlow wingtips in EEE it would be those ( not Alden's though. smile.gif )
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Originally Posted by Dugan View Post

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Here they are! Ordered some of the wax paste to throw on before I wear them out.

I'm gonna order my next pair shortly. smile.gif

No! No! Don't use the wax paste. Use the MacMethod and no polish. MacMethod can be found here:

http://theagatineeyelet.wordpress.com/2010/10/05/the-mac-method/

As well as other places in this thread. Listen to Uncle Mac on this and you will be thankful.
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