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post #64966 of 89617
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Originally Posted by Shawnc View Post

Guys,

Looking for a little help. Trying to find a color 8 PTB with commando.thinking about the Leffot version with crepe sole but would like to see one in commando for comparison purposes. Tried Alden of Carmel and was surprised that they only carry this shoe in black. Any help is appreciated.

Unrelated, I've got two shoes in color 8 I'll be listing here as soon as I figure out how to include the link in my signature as well putting on eBay later this evening (eBay ID scklc). Both shoes are currently unavailable and have been worn less than five times, which is why I'm selling. One is the jcrew LWB w/crepe. It is a Barrie 9d. Worn twice. The other is alden of Carmel chukka w/commando. Probably worn 3 times. It is Barrie 9.5d.

Just a heads -up.
I really like that Leffot PTB on crepe. If they still had my size I would own that. From the above posts; looks like JGilbert is the answer.

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post #64967 of 89617
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Originally Posted by Shawnc View Post

Guys,

Looking for a little help. Trying to find a color 8 PTB with commando.thinking about the Leffot version with crepe sole but would like to see one in commando for comparison purposes. Tried Alden of Carmel and was surprised that they only carry this shoe in black. Any help is appreciated.

Unrelated, I've got two shoes in color 8 I'll be listing here as soon as I figure out how to include the link in my signature as well putting on eBay later this evening (eBay ID scklc). Both shoes are currently unavailable and have been worn less than five times, which is why I'm selling. One is the jcrew LWB w/crepe. It is a Barrie 9d. Worn twice. The other is alden of Carmel chukka w/commando. Probably worn 3 times. It is Barrie 9.5d.

Just a heads -up.[/

Check with jgilbert, they are expecting some in march
post #64968 of 89617
I really do love this community and how quick many are willing to reach out and help. Thanks to all for the quick responses. I did check jgilbert before posting my original question but their website doesn't seem helpful and I found no evidence of a preorder or an option to get on the list (like the Leffot website worked). Also, to be honest, I thought such a basic and common shoe would be readily available (the ignorant bliss of a newbie, I guess).

As Tilfosi indicated, I think the Leffot in crepe is really nice so I will likely go with that rather than wait for a preorder. If there was a lot of separation between the two, I certainly would not settle but I own both commando and crepe and love them both, so these will be fine.

Again, thanks for all the help. It is truly appreciated.
post #64969 of 89617
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Do I Have Too Many Shoes?

Good Evening All,

I wished to pose a question to the forum to see what everyone has to say. I also thought that it would be fun to post my shoe family one at a time. I will save you the task of counting, I currently have 21 pairs of shoes (16 in Shell Cordovan, 4 in Calfskin, and 1 in Suede) with four more on the way (3 in the mail, 1 on order). So, how many shoes is too many?

Here is my entire collection, the shoes that are still on their way or listed below. Thanks in advanced!



Allen Edmonds Cambridge in Black Shell Cordovan



Alden Cape Cod Collection Bit Loafer in Black Calfskin



Allen Edmonds McTavish in Black Wax Infused Leather



Allen Edmonds Cambridge in Burgundy Shell Cordovan



Alden Tassel Loafer in Color 8 Shell Cordovan



Allen Edmonds Dalton in Burgundy Shell Cordovan



Alden Chukka Boot in Color 8 Shell Cordovan



Alden Perforated Cap Toe in Color 8 Shell Cordovan



Crockett and Jones for Ralph Lauren Gianni Boot in Brown Shell Cordovan



Crockett and Jones for Ralph Lauren Marlow Wingtip in Brown Shell Cordovan



Alden Straight Tip Cap Toe in Cigar Shell Cordovan



Alden Leisure Handsewn in Cigar Shell Cordovan



Allen Edmonds Jefferson in Cappuccino Shell Cordovan (MTO)



Allen Edmonds Highway 1 in Brown Calfskin




Allen Edmonds Amok Chukka Boot in Snuff Suede



Alden Longwing Blutcher in Ravello Shell Cordovan



Alden Leisure Handsewn in Ravello Shell Cordovan



Alden Norwegian Split-Toe in Ravello Shell Cordovan



Allen Edmonds Strand Perforated Cap Toe in Walnut Shell Cordovan



Allen Edmonds Player's Shoe Wingtip in Walnut Calfskin



Alden Longwing Blutcher in Whiskey Shell Cordovan

On their way (literally in the mail right now):
-Allen Edmonds Harrison in Black Shell Cordovan (MTO)
-Alden Leisure Handsewn in Ravello Shell Cordovan
-Alden Plain Toe Blutcher in Ravello Shell Cordovan

On order (shipping someday):
-Alden Shortwing Balmoral in Whiskey Shell Cordovan

What do you think?

Thanks,
Mike

i think this should go into the shoe damage thread rather than just alden. Also yeah 21 pairs of shoes is a bit much. you only have 2 feet. There must be some you wear more than others.

365 days a year...  You're doing just fine my friend!  Enjoy the most important part of the wardrobe you wear everyday (from a health standpoint).  Self expression is one of the healthiest things we do.  How we choose to do it is part of what makes human beings great.  To each his own...

post #64970 of 89617
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Originally Posted by Shawnc View Post

I really do love this community and how quick many are willing to reach out and help. Thanks to all for the quick responses. I did check jgilbert before posting my original question but their website doesn't seem helpful and I found no evidence of a preorder or an option to get on the list (like the Leffot website worked). Also, to be honest, I thought such a basic and common shoe would be readily available (the ignorant bliss of a newbie, I guess).

As Tilfosi indicated, I think the Leffot in crepe is really nice so I will likely go with that rather than wait for a preorder. If there was a lot of separation between the two, I certainly would not settle but I own both commando and crepe and love them both, so these will be fine.

Again, thanks for all the help. It is truly appreciated.

If you want to know what JGilbert has or is going to have you need to contact Yenni Song. She has been my contact there as well as many if not all the forum members.
post #64971 of 89617
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Originally Posted by Shawnc View Post

I really do love this community and how quick many are willing to reach out and help. Thanks to all for the quick responses. I did check jgilbert before posting my original question but their website doesn't seem helpful and I found no evidence of a preorder or an option to get on the list (like the Leffot website worked). Also, to be honest, I thought such a basic and common shoe would be readily available (the ignorant bliss of a newbie, I guess).

As Tilfosi indicated, I think the Leffot in crepe is really nice so I will likely go with that rather than wait for a preorder. If there was a lot of separation between the two, I certainly would not settle but I own both commando and crepe and love them both, so these will be fine.

Again, thanks for all the help. It is truly appreciated.

Hey Shawn, check the Alden of Carmel site, but look at the JGilbert listings. The color#8 PTB is the last listed in their "lace up shoes" section. Looks like scheduled for delivery in March
post #64972 of 89617
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Originally Posted by skeen7908 View Post

Dear alden experts

I was recently handed these alden shell boots by a friend



Is this colour cigar?

The boots are quite old, and I notice that the shell is very darkened and rough at the bottom of the creases (sorry for poor photos)



I cant seem to get rid of this despite copious brushing and conditioning. It feels like it is dry and coarse, while the rest of the shell is very smooth and glossy

Is it normal? Can I fix it?

Is there a model number inside? It actually looks like nicely patina'ed Color 8 to me.

I recommend using Saphir Reno and if unsure of color, you could stick with their neutral cordovan cream.

-Mike
post #64973 of 89617
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Originally Posted by Subutai View Post

Hey Shawn, check the Alden of Carmel site, but look at the JGilbert listings. The color#8 PTB is the last listed in their "lace up shoes" section. Looks like scheduled for delivery in March

We've got a winner. That's the shoe I was looking for. I'm on the AoC website all the time and rarely do I check the JGilbert listings. I think it's because when I first started purchasing Alden's, I went there and they didn't list their prices and that turned me off a little so I rarely have gone back. But the prices of Alden's are pretty much the same across all vendors so this doesn't really bother me anymore.

Very much appreciated Subutai.
post #64974 of 89617
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Originally Posted by sazon View Post

I really like this ensembl, Blue Collar. Dirty selvedge (APC?), nicely worn Indys, and some kick-butt plaid.
May I ask who makes that shirt?

Thanks

Thanks Saz!

Spot on! APC New Standard. Filson x Levis jacket.

shog[1].gif…the shirt is actually a 10 year old gap shirt; i love the pattern and can't bring myself to part with it.
post #64975 of 89617
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Originally Posted by Shawnc View Post


Thanks guys, much appreciated. Special thanks to bakkes as his post was the one that sprung me into action. I got the Reno and cream in a kit 6 months ago and prior to yesterday, the cream was unopened. I will say that my experience has been slightly different than one of his points in that I have not had any trouble with the cream drying quickly. Just like with other products, I wait 5 minutes before vigorously brushing and the results have been great. So much so that I just put a coat on my AE walnut shell dalton boots. As with my Alden's, the results were beyond my expectations.
 

 

Have you experienced the greasiness afterward that others have had?

post #64976 of 89617
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Have you experienced the greasiness afterward that others have had?

No, but one persons greasiness may be another persons shine. Since I have joined this community I have marveled at the 'dipped in liquid glass' look of some of the shells. I now have that on just about all of my shells and none of them feel tacky to the touch or leave any residue on my hand when I touch them.

I almost returned my shell walnut Dalton's because of the dullness of the shell. I ultimately decided to keep them because any shell boot outside of color 8 is difficult to come across. I spent considerable time brushing and brushing and brushing. They got a little better but I still didn't love the look. After 10 minutes with saphir cream I am absolutely ecstatic about how they look and am hoping for inclimate weather so I can wear them.

Personal preference I'm sure but I am quite pleased with the results.
post #64977 of 89617
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Originally Posted by Shawnc View Post

No, but one persons greasiness may be another persons shine. Since I have joined this community I have marveled at the 'dipped in liquid glass' look of some of the shells. I now have that on just about all of my shells and none of them feel tacky to the touch or leave any residue on my hand when I touch them.

I almost returned my shell walnut Dalton's because of the dullness of the shell. I ultimately decided to keep them because any shell boot outside of color 8 is difficult to come across. I spent considerable time brushing and brushing and brushing. They got a little better but I still didn't love the look. After 10 minutes with saphir cream I am absolutely ecstatic about how they look and am hoping for inclimate weather so I can wear them.

Personal preference I'm sure but I am quite pleased with the results.

Got a Dalton pic?

-Mike
post #64978 of 89617
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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post

Got a Dalton pic?

-Mike

Absolutely. I didn't post because this is an Alden thread, but since you requested.....





Side pic added to better show the shine
Edited by Shawnc - 11/3/13 at 10:21am
post #64979 of 89617
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Originally Posted by Shawnc View Post

No, but one persons greasiness may be another persons shine. Since I have joined this community I have marveled at the 'dipped in liquid glass' look of some of the shells. I now have that on just about all of my shells and none of them feel tacky to the touch or leave any residue on my hand when I touch them.

I almost returned my shell walnut Dalton's because of the dullness of the shell. I ultimately decided to keep them because any shell boot outside of color 8 is difficult to come across. I spent considerable time brushing and brushing and brushing. They got a little better but I still didn't love the look. After 10 minutes with saphir cream I am absolutely ecstatic about how they look and am hoping for inclimate weather so I can wear them.

Personal preference I'm sure but I am quite pleased with the results.

 

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Originally Posted by Shawnc View Post

Absolutely. I didn't post because this is an Alden thread, but since you requested.....
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Nice results! And your experience with no residual tackiness is good news.

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How do others here find and keep up with all the special/pre order possibilities?  I keep seeing awesome Alden shell boots and shoes that I would love to own, only to learn that they were part of a pre-order and not available.   I also have read about people paying for a pre-rder and years later it still hasn't been fulfilled.  

Does anyone here keep a list updated that you can share with the group?  Maybe a special thread with the PO list and deadlines?
 

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