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post #61726 of 99025
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Originally Posted by REguy View Post

^ Alden takes Horween's #8 (which is a rather dull, brownish burgundy color) and dyes their finished shoes with their own dye to make them the deep eggplant purple we all know and love. Obviously, the people doing the overdye aren't the most consistent given all the splotchiness we've seen as well as the runs you encounter on the lining of #8 Aldens.
That's exactly what I've been thinking:

post #61727 of 99025
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Originally Posted by budapest12 View Post

I think there is no small measure of irony and/or sarcasm in what Ari is doing.

Excellent, my brother from another mother!
post #61728 of 99025
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Originally Posted by aldenwear View Post

You've got to be kidding me. First, an "uncle" that evokes all kinds of wierdness. But at least Mac knows what he is talking about and, until recently, was a not only a highly informed presence, but a ubiquitous one too. Now this fsmily of strangers theme is made even more weird by what appears to be a thoroughly self-appointed "grandfather?". Lord, is "grandpa" Ari Gold continent? senile? Does he have experience on the topics that matter - in other words, is he older and wiser? Or just a smelly old fart who talks too much, and is too out of it to care that he has the last three days of meals staining his shirt as he walks to Denny's at 4:30 in the afternoon for the stale pie?

 

Uncle, please don't disrespect grandfather. He is a great member and highly valued member of our community.

 

The best health,

D

post #61729 of 99025
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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post

Ah, you wear a suit regularly. What are your thoughts on a cap toe blucher (2160 or 2145)?
While generally prefering balmorals/oxfords when wearing a suit, the captoe blucher looks great. unfortunately it only comes in the aberdeen last which doesn't fit me very well.
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Originally Posted by budapest12 View Post

I think there is no small measure of irony and/or sarcasm in what Ari is doing.
I was hoping to provide respite for those who miss my grandnephew Mac and his veiny ankles.
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Originally Posted by aldenwear View Post

Excellent, my brother from another mother!
Grandson, need you perpetuate racial stereotypes?
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Originally Posted by Distorbiant View Post

Uncle, please don't disrespect grandfather. He is a great member and highly valued member of our community.

The best health,
D
Thank you Grandson Disoriented.
post #61730 of 99025
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Originally Posted by REguy View Post

^ Alden takes Horween's #8 (which is a rather dull, brownish burgundy color) and dyes their finished shoes with their own dye to make them the deep eggplant purple we all know and love. Obviously, the people doing the overdye aren't the most consistent given all the splotchiness we've seen as well as the runs you encounter on the lining of #8 Aldens.

Yes, that's the extra dye results in the signature eggplant color. Additionally, Alden applies some glazing to give that out-of-the-box "glow".

BTW, the dye was applied as a way to even out the inherent color imperfections and/or variations in shell Cordovan. Theoretically, resulting in better yield. But there are instances where dyes weren't applied evenly.

In contrast, Vass uses a large amount of wax paste to even out the color variations, which is arguably a less effective method.
post #61731 of 99025

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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

LeatherSoul does a jumper boot in CXL. Trubalance last on water lock soles, all eyelets

 

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Originally Posted by patrick_b View Post

LS Ultimate Jumper in brown CXL. I love them.

 

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Originally Posted by aldenwear View Post

Moulded shoe in NYC has a captoe boot in brown cxl.

Thanks gents. I knew there was something out there :nodding:

post #61732 of 99025
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

Leffot got their black longwings in - a few sizes look to be available... This is a nice, dressy longwing with a flat welt and red lining. I expect this to be my go to black workweek shoe, should get mine on Monday or so


These look so great. Pls post some pix when you get them.
post #61733 of 99025
^^ Love those black LWB. My size is available, but I can't pull the trigger. I've made way too many purchases in the past couple months. Next run...
post #61734 of 99025
tifosi lies if a cigar and ravello showed up in the correct size ie 8d barrie you'd robocop with a quickness that your pants would fall down from the kickback.
post #61735 of 99025
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Originally Posted by crosswound View Post

tifosi lies if a cigar and ravello showed up in the correct size ie 8d barrie you'd robocop with a quickness that your pants would fall down from the kickback.
You know me too well, crosswound.
post #61736 of 99025
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

^^ Love those black LWB. My size is available, but I can't pull the trigger. I've made way too many purchases in the past couple months. Next run...
Tifosi, haven't you bought every available Alden shell make-up, grail or not, in the last six months?
post #61737 of 99025
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Originally Posted by BeSpiffington View Post

Tifosi, haven't you bought every available Alden shell make-up, grail or not, in the last six months?
Haha! I wish, Be! Sometimes it feels like it, tho. In the past 6 months I have only bought/pre-ordered 5 shell Alden. One of them, fingers crossed, should be delivered tomorrow!
post #61738 of 99025
5 plus what you already have in one year?? worship2.gif tifosi = favorite new member who joined in 2013
post #61739 of 99025
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Originally Posted by crosswound View Post

5 plus what you already have in one year?? worship2.gif tifosi = favorite new member who joined in 2013
Don't get too excited, crosswound! I only had 1 shell Alden and 1 shell AE before I found this site. See what happens??? Let this be a lesson to someone who just stumbled upon this site!!! For further proof of this...I need to count the 3 shell MTO from AE. One delivered last week and 2 in process. Ugh!
post #61740 of 99025
Yeah crosswound, don't get too excited. I've bought seven pair of shell dress shoes within the last year, so I'm not much better. Oh, and can you believe it I already had shoes to begin with.
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