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post #64036 of 95006
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Originally Posted by BLAUGRANA View Post
 

Would love some help.  Got my first Aldens from J Crew and the Barrie last seems to be long.  I sized down a half size and the fit feels good, but the length of the shoe is about 1/4 to 1/2 inch longer than my other shoes/boots.  Anyone else notice experience this?

 

 

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Originally Posted by BLAUGRANA View Post
 

 

I'd amend this to a 1/4 inch extra in length.  Still, anyone?

 

If the "fit feels good", I wouldn't worry about the length of the them compared to your other shoes.  I have many pairs of boots that I feel fit me perfectly but they vary quite a bit in actual length.  If they feel good on your feet, they are fine.

 

Does @BLAUGRANA  mean that you are a Barca fan?  Big Clasico this weekend.  Went to a Barca game at the Camp Nou last year.  Incredible!

post #64037 of 95006
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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post

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only a late afternoon pic the day they arrived (and the pic earlier today from their first wear)
at first, they appeared super dark. already after one day out today, I'm seeing the brownish olive coming through. 


KWL, I am even more freaking jealous of your growing shell collection than usual. Your new cigar Indy's were an awesome score. Congrats.
post #64038 of 95006
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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post

and the ravello PTBs
and the #8 plaza wingtips
and some blue suede SWB

IM DONE

I presume you cleared out the 11.5 Barrie, 12 others that were available?
post #64039 of 95006
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Originally Posted by thebeebs View Post
 

King of gunboats (975), king of watches (5712-1/A).

 

Simply beautiful (both the watch and shoes) :nodding:

post #64040 of 95006
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Originally Posted by BeSpiffington View Post


KWL, I am even more freaking jealous of your growing shell collection than usual. Your new cigar Indy's were an awesome score. Congrats.

 

appreciated, but I'm just a little fish here on SF when it comes to shell :)

 

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Originally Posted by bucksfan View Post


I presume you cleared out the 11.5 Barrie, 12 others that were available?

 

not sure to be honest. grabbed those two pair from LS that caught my interest.. figured if I didn't care for either pair down the road, I'd just flip them at the same price. 

 

at the time I placed my order, I think the only 11.5/12 pair left that I didnt go after were the slip on chukkas

post #64041 of 95006
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Originally Posted by BeSpiffington View Post

Wonderful shine, as with every pair you post, on your king straight tips Uncle. I consider Marcoliani cashmere argyles one of life's little extras.

nephew,

thank you
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

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king straight tip
cashmere argyles otc
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Great shine! I have this model!
post #64043 of 95006
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post

Loving your straight tips Uncle.  Wear in great health...

nephew,

thank you
post #64044 of 95006
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Originally Posted by MickCollins1916 View Post

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#8 LHS today

nephew,
good shine on your LHS
post #64045 of 95006
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Originally Posted by coolarrow View Post


nephew,

thank you

enjoy wearing your straight tip
post #64046 of 95006
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Originally Posted by Michigan Planner View Post

I'm in DC for the Marine Corps Marathon this weekend and after lunch with my buddy near his office, I decided to walk a few blocks over to check out the Alden store. I wasn't planning on buying anything but they had a pair of Plaza-last brown kid suede loafers that had been discontinued and marked down and happened to be in my size.
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They had some great cigar color straight tip boots in my size but I resisted the urge. I cannot say I'll be able to hold off if I end up back in that neighborhood tomorrow though...

I also stopped by the J. Press store and picked up a few OCBD shirts - pink, white, and blue... which I'm already wearing. I just wish they made their striped ones with the flap pocket too.
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Those plaza last suede loafers are a fantastic Alden model and congratulations on getting them at a sale price.  They look great, and I hope you really enjoy them.  

post #64047 of 95006
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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post
 

after seeing the cigar fullstraps posted a couple pages back with antique edging, im now interested in the same makeup, but in #8..

 

anyone offering this makeup?

 

thanks in advance!

Alden NYC has the full strap in color 8, but I think the edging is dark, not antiqued.

post #64048 of 95006
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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post
 

 

if returns are easy with the retailer, give it a shot.

 

if not, be patient and wait for a 10D to pop up.

 

just curious, what is it you're lookin to pick up?

The No. 8 wingtip boot from Alden NY with Commando sole.  My problem is that I'm not patient and need instant gratification.  Plus, I don't think they will surface anywhere in the next 6 months.  I know AoC has a preorder but they are saying February and it will probably be June.  

I figure someone here has to have a 10 and 10 D Barrie and can tell me the fit difference.  
As stated, I am afraid a 9.5 E won't be long enough.

post #64049 of 95006
Guys,

It is neither my intent to look a gift horse in the mouth or to belabor a point, but as I begin the break-in process on my whiskey LWB's from the recent TSM madness, I'm wondering why in the heck they would sell me a shoe for $450 that they could have easily sold to me for $661. Given that many of the scores described on these pages are for exotics, and most have confirmed that theirs doesn't appear to be seconds or returns, it simply doesn't make sense. Not only would I have gladly paid full price, I would have been on pins and needles until they arrived. My theory, which is undoubtably based on wishful thinking, is that Horween finally has enough stock of exotics that they are ready to flood the market and put an end to the misery of those who have spent the past few years trying to score ravello, color 6, etc. Again, probably wishful thinking.

I was hoping to get the perspective of some of the more seasoned Alden wearers on why this happened and whether it has happened in the recent past.
post #64050 of 95006
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Originally Posted by Shawnc View Post

Guys,

It is neither my intent to look a gift horse in the mouth or to belabor a point, but as I begin the break-in process on my whiskey LWB's from the recent TSM madness, I'm wondering why in the heck they would sell me a shoe for $450 that they could have easily sold to me for $661. Given that many of the scores described on these pages are for exotics, and most have confirmed that theirs doesn't appear to be seconds or returns, it simply doesn't make sense. Not only would I have gladly paid full price, I would have been on pins and needles until they arrived. My theory, which is undoubtably based on wishful thinking, is that Horween finally has enough stock of exotics that they are ready to flood the market and put an end to the misery of those who have spent the past few years trying to score ravello, color 6, etc. Again, probably wishful thinking.

I was hoping to get the perspective of some of the more seasoned Alden wearers on why this happened and whether it has happened in the recent past.

 

I had the same thought on Saturday after I placed my order. I cannot fathom why they took a roughly $580 loss across the two pair I ordered. granted, the ravello nst went back today, but they're be replaced with whiskey nst, so it's a wash..

 

definitely weird, especially given aldens stance in the past of not allowing discounts unless a retailer is closing out..

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