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ravello lhs

Beautiful Ravello! Hope you had a relaxing Sunday Uncle!

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post #58262 of 89523
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+1. I love this boot! Can't wait for the weather to turn to put it back in rotation … it's gonna be like 99° at work tomorrow frown.gif

do you work outdoors or indoors?
post #58263 of 89523
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Beautiful Ravello! Hope you had a relaxing Sunday Uncle!

thank you
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Not sure Warren G. Harding is a good model for anything one might do.  Quite possibly the worst administration in our glorious history...  teacha.gif
Can't blame him if he was out fishing : )

No sir.  Not one bit. tongue.gif

post #58265 of 89523
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I just found out that I will be in Chicago for the upcoming weekend and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for Alden shopping? My wife and I have been there once or twice but we are far from experts. The last time I was there was years ago and I had net yet been afflicted with the 'Alden flu'. Surprisingly a google search returned mixed results.

Any suggestions are certainly appreciated.

Shawn...the Alden's are easy to find in Chicago! Look for the Hancock Building (95+ stories tall) and go to the Delaware St entrance. You can't miss Hanig's Footwear!

Here's a nice article on tracking down some Alden's in Chicago:
http://m.chicago.racked.com/archives/2012/05/08/the-alden-review-where-to-find-it-in-the-windy-city.php

It would be remiss of me if I didn't mention the Ralph Lauren store just down the way a few blocks on Michigan Ave. Just look for the Mansion next to the Park Hyatt. It's RL's largest store and has a pretty amazing restaurant next to it called...you guessed it RL.

There are Alden's carried by the Brooks Brothers store on N Michigan Ave too.
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nephew,
jimmy carter hands down as the worst and he is still getting his pension 33 years after he was retired

As far as graft and corruption within an administration are concerned, the Grant and Harding administrations make the Nixon administration look like choir boys.  As for effective leadership, your Carter argument is pretty strong.  James Buchanon and Andrew Johnson aren't that far behind.

 

Sorry to stray, couldn't help myself.  wink.gif

 

Uncle, you're looking good in your ravello LHS, as usual!

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Was curious what y'all thought of the Plaza and Aberdeen lasted NST (shoes).  Which do you prefer?

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Was curious what y'all thought of the Plaza and Aberdeen lasted NST (shoes).  Which do you prefer?

I have the boot on Plaza and it is far and away my best fitting boot.  I love the shoe on Aberdeen and have both a calf and shell and love the fit and style.  Just won a pair in #8 smile.gif

 

Don't have a Plaza show but my feeling is that the Plaza and Aberdeen are very close in fit...

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king ptb
argyles otc

Beautiful shoes uncle! wear in good health.

post #58270 of 89523
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Originally Posted by Shawnc View Post

I just found out that I will be in Chicago for the upcoming weekend and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for Alden shopping? My wife and I have been there once or twice but we are far from experts. The last time I was there was years ago and I had net yet been afflicted with the 'Alden flu'. Surprisingly a google search returned mixed results.

Any suggestions are certainly appreciated.

Very slim pickins.  There is a place called Haberdasher - hip men's store that carries a very limited number of Alden shoes in very limited sizes.  A shoe store here called Hanigs is supposed to have Aldens, but they have very few styles and a very limited run of sizes.  I have found that none of the Brooks Brothers stores have Alden styles except for the Michigan Avenue and Loop stores, and their selection is, again, very slim with very few sizes.

 

It would be a far better use of your time hitting the architectural boat tour down the Chicago River, walking the lakefront, going to the Shedd Aquarium, the Museum of Natural History, the Art Institute and the modern art museum, all of which are of the best around.  

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Originally Posted by tampatravel View Post

Shawn...the Alden's are easy to find in Chicago! Look for the Hancock Building (95+ stories tall) and go to the Delaware St entrance. You can't miss Hanig's Footwear!

Here's a nice article on tracking down some Alden's in Chicago:
http://m.chicago.racked.com/archives/2012/05/08/the-alden-review-where-to-find-it-in-the-windy-city.php

It would be remiss of me if I didn't mention the Ralph Lauren store just down the way a few blocks on Michigan Ave. Just look for the Mansion next to the Park Hyatt. It's RL's largest store and has a pretty amazing restaurant next to it called...you guessed it RL.

There are Alden's carried by the Brooks Brothers store on N Michigan Ave too.

Good stuff tampatravel. I'll bookmark this site and see how things turn out. If all goes well, I hope to purchase my first pair of in-store Alden's. Thanks a lot for going the extra mile and posting a link in addition the the info you provided.
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I told myself I was done with the pre-order game, but the Leffot tankers called to me. I actually had a pair from their very first batch. Unfortunately, the larger sizes came with black rather than brown soles, so I returned them. After waiting until sometime in 2014, I hope Alden doesn't screw them up again.

I seem to remember getting on a list for a funky sounding pair of LWBs from LS ages ago, but I've completely given up on those. I believe they were #8, Plaza, brown edging, and brass eyelets.
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nephew,
jimmy carter hands down as the worst and he is still getting his pension 33 years after he was retired

While Jimi was not among the country's best prez, this comment is unburdened by historical knowledge or perspective.

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do you work outdoors or indoors?
Thankfully indoors … but I'm fragile smile.gif. I'm a 72° and breezy kinda guy wink.gif
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Was curious what y'all thought of the Plaza and Aberdeen lasted NST (shoes).  Which do you prefer?

I have both and like both. The plaza last is a very pleasing shape.  The Aberdeen is more pointed and with the NST stitching, is very unique.  

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