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post #63571 of 87468
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Originally Posted by AHS View Post

Help needed...

Are these Aldens? Found these while thrifting.

I don't recognize the model but the lettering looks similar to me. Thanks,

AHS
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Most, if not all Alden lasts I've seen are combos, with differentiated heel widths (A/C, B/D, C/E, etc.). Makes me suspect not Alden. But my knowledge is limited in comparison to the denizens of this thread!

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I've been trying to convince a co-worker to buy nicer shoes, so we took a lunch time stroll today to the Allen Edmonds store on Chestnut St. in Philly.  He didn't like anything there and said, "take me to the place where you got those" pointing to my Alden shell long wings in color 8.  He was already skittish about moving from DSW pricing to AE, and asked him if he was going to drop $600 on a pair of shoes (that can last up to 30 yrs).  He said, "never, but take me anyway."  So walked 3 blocks down the road to Sherman Brothers shoes on 16th and Sansom, the only Alden dealer in Philly.  Sitting on the Alden rack is a Chukka boot in Cigar Shell.  I start foaming at the mouth telling him how rare this is right now.  I ask the salesman, do you have that in 10D? He says, no, this is the last one, size 13.  My friend says, "that's my size."  He tries them on. Immediate love.  He says he has never put on a pair of shoes so comfortable.  The price ended up being $550 on special clearance.  What?!  My friend says, "They are beautiful, comfortable, and you say they will last forever...I'll take them."   Sometimes the door just opens and all you need to do is walk in.  

 

Side note:  I noticed it was co-branded with O'Connells name on the inside.  Sherman brothers bought some off of O'Connells two years ago.  

post #63573 of 87468
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Originally Posted by AHS View Post

Help needed...

Are these Aldens? Found these while thrifting.

I don't recognize the model but the lettering looks similar to me. Thanks,

AHS



No not Alden. They do not offer that pattern (side zip/Chelsea boot)
post #63574 of 87468
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Originally Posted by jah786 View Post
 

I've been trying to convince a co-worker to buy nicer shoes, so we took a lunch time stroll today to the Allen Edmonds store on Chestnut St. in Philly.  He didn't like anything there and said, "take me to the place where you got those" pointing to my Alden shell long wings in color 8.  He was already skittish about moving from DSW pricing to AE, and asked him if he was going to drop $600 on a pair of shoes (that can last up to 30 yrs).  He said, "never, but take me anyway."  So walked 3 blocks down the road to Sherman Brothers shoes on 16th and Sansom, the only Alden dealer in Philly.  Sitting on the Alden rack is a Chukka boot in Cigar Shell.  I start foaming at the mouth telling him how rare this is right now.  I ask the salesman, do you have that in 10D? He says, no, this is the last one, size 13.  My friend says, "that's my size."  He tries them on. Immediate love.  He says he has never put on a pair of shoes so comfortable.  The price ended up being $550 on special clearance.  What?!  My friend says, "They are beautiful, comfortable, and you say they will last forever...I'll take them."   Sometimes the door just opens and all you need to do is walk in.  

 

Side note:  I noticed it was co-branded with O'Connells name on the inside.  Sherman brothers bought some off of O'Connells two years ago.  

The great Curtis Mayfield's "Pusherman"comes to mind!

 

Congratulations!  You have just made another CrackAlden Addict.  He will now stumble from retailer to retailer fondling all of the display shoes that Alden provided for free in size 13 because they are too large for anyone to wear but Shaq and your friend.  

 

Don't tell your friend about The Shoe Mart in Connecticut that now has a number of styles in exotic cordovans in large sizes.  All of the mortgage/rent money may disappear.   

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Originally Posted by Joneseyyy View Post

Just picked up a new pair of brown cxl indys to keep my well-worn natural cxl plain toes (modified last) company.
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I'd like to know how the two different lasts feel.
post #63576 of 87468
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Originally Posted by jah786 View Post
 

I've been trying to convince a co-worker to buy nicer shoes, so we took a lunch time stroll today to the Allen Edmonds store on Chestnut St. in Philly.  He didn't like anything there and said, "take me to the place where you got those" pointing to my Alden shell long wings in color 8.  He was already skittish about moving from DSW pricing to AE, and asked him if he was going to drop $600 on a pair of shoes (that can last up to 30 yrs).  He said, "never, but take me anyway."  So walked 3 blocks down the road to Sherman Brothers shoes on 16th and Sansom, the only Alden dealer in Philly.  Sitting on the Alden rack is a Chukka boot in Cigar Shell.  I start foaming at the mouth telling him how rare this is right now.  I ask the salesman, do you have that in 10D? He says, no, this is the last one, size 13.  My friend says, "that's my size."  He tries them on. Immediate love.  He says he has never put on a pair of shoes so comfortable.  The price ended up being $550 on special clearance.  What?!  My friend says, "They are beautiful, comfortable, and you say they will last forever...I'll take them."   Sometimes the door just opens and all you need to do is walk in.  

 

Side note:  I noticed it was co-branded with O'Connells name on the inside.  Sherman brothers bought some off of O'Connells two years ago.  

There's more to your story.  I was in Philly a few weeks ago and went by Sherman Brothers.  I wear 13D but already had a cigar chukka.  According to one of the managers...some guy bought those shoes on layaway, made payments over several years, would come in the store and wear them around the store but quit paying on them.  The $550 price is what they offered me too.  Very nice pairs of cigar chukkas.  I posted a few times on this forum about them.  Glad you got your coworker into some nice Alden's

 

See Ya,

Steve

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Originally Posted by aldenwear View Post
 

The great Curtis Mayfield's "Pusherman"comes to mind!

 

Congratulations!  You have just made another CrackAlden Addict.  He will now stumble from retailer to retailer fondling all of the display shoes that Alden provided for free in size 13 because they are too large for anyone to wear but Shaq and your friend.  

 

Don't tell your friend about The Shoe Mart in Connecticut that now has a number of styles in exotic cordovans in large sizes.  All of the mortgage/rent money may disappear.   

Aldenwear-very true story about CrackAlden Addict.  I tried Shoemart recently and they had Nada in size 13 or 14.  Ironically I also had seen those 1#D Cigar chukkas at Sherman Brothers but already had a pair but passed on them.  It's a small Alden World out there!

 

See Ya,

Steve

post #63578 of 87468
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Originally Posted by jah786 View Post

I've been trying to convince a co-worker to buy nicer shoes, so we took a lunch time stroll today to the Allen Edmonds store on Chestnut St. in Philly.  He didn't like anything there and said, "take me to the place where you got those" pointing to my Alden shell long wings in color 8.  He was already skittish about moving from DSW pricing to AE, and asked him if he was going to drop $600 on a pair of shoes (that can last up to 30 yrs).  He said, "never, but take me anyway."  So walked 3 blocks down the road to Sherman Brothers shoes on 16th and Sansom, the only Alden dealer in Philly.  Sitting on the Alden rack is a Chukka boot in Cigar Shell.  I start foaming at the mouth telling him how rare this is right now.  I ask the salesman, do you have that in 10D? He says, no, this is the last one, size 13.  My friend says, "that's my size."  He tries them on. Immediate love.  He says he has never put on a pair of shoes so comfortable.  The price ended up being $550 on special clearance.  What?!  My friend says, "They are beautiful, comfortable, and you say they will last forever...I'll take them."   Sometimes the door just opens and all you need to do is walk in.  

Side note:  I noticed it was co-branded with O'Connells name on the inside.  Sherman brothers bought some off of O'Connells two years ago.  

Great story, I enjoyed reading. Thx for sharing.
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jah786 - brace yourself for death glares from his wife at every company holiday party henceforth! biggrin.gif
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Ralph Lauren Lindricks or Gianni cordo boots about $654 + tax at Ralph site. McCallum chukkas or Lincolnshire munks about $600. All made by C&J.
No Marlowes.
ralphlauren.com/presale
Use code MPRE13.
post #63581 of 87468
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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

Ralph Lauren Lindricks or Gianni cordo boots about $654 + tax at Ralph site. McCallum chukkas or Lincolnshire munks about $600. All made by C&J.

No Marlowes.

ralphlauren.com/presale

Use code MPRE13.

 



Ugh. Now I have to buy more shoes...
post #63582 of 87468
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Originally Posted by katch View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

Ralph Lauren Lindricks or Gianni cordo boots about $654 + tax at Ralph site. McCallum chukkas or Lincolnshire munks about $600. All made by C&J.

No Marlowes.

ralphlauren.com/presale

Use code MPRE13.

 



Ugh. Now I have to buy more shoes...

When is that ever not true?
post #63583 of 87468
Does anyone know if the 8.5D RL Gianni boot be equivalent to my 8D Barrie foot?
post #63584 of 87468
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Originally Posted by Kwaker View Post

Does anyone know if the 8.5D RL Gianni boot be equivalent to my 8D Barrie foot?
Unlikely - you likely need your Barrie size. This is true for me with Lindricks and Marlow -- and the Gianni looks to be a wider last.
post #63585 of 87468
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Originally Posted by Kwaker View Post

Does anyone know if the 8.5D RL Gianni boot be equivalent to my 8D Barrie foot?

I think some guy on the C&J for RL thread said the Gianni runs slightly big.
I went with Barrie sizing on my order.

For reference, I take same size in Lindrick/Marlowe/Barrie.
The Lindricks/Marlowes fit on the snugger side compared to the Barries.
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