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Thanks uncle, hope all is well back in the old neighborhood.

nephew,
all is well

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CitiShoes was the source for both my No. 8 Tankers and No. 8 Indys.

Voltaire is wonderful to work with.

quick tip - the shoe trees they include are better suited to shoes rather than boots imo, so I ended up swapping them with pairs I had in shoes already.
Thanks for the tip. Can't wait to get them.
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As others have said, Alden will only resole with what the original sole is but there are many credible options available. Alden is commando is different from any other I've seen and is hands-down my preferred choice of soles, regardless of shoes. The profile is so low-key that unless you are doing hand stands no one will know you are wearing them. And in my opinion, they are unparalleled for comfort. I have short wings in commando, longwings in both leather and crepe soles and while the crepe is nice, alden commando is my number one. Here is a picture of my shortwings on commando. Hope this helps.

FWIW I spoke to Joe at The Shoe Mart today looking for a long wing boot on commando sole. Joe told me the only have the boot on doubl leather but for an additional $150 they can have any Alden shoe or boot converted to commando. I was surprised but that's what he said.
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As others have said, Alden will only resole with what the original sole is but there are many credible options available. Alden is commando is different from any other I've seen and is hands-down my preferred choice of soles, regardless of shoes. The profile is so low-key that unless you are doing hand stands no one will know you are wearing them. And in my opinion, they are unparalleled for comfort. I have short wings in commando, longwings in both leather and crepe soles and while the crepe is nice, alden commando is my number one. Here is a picture of my shortwings on commando. Hope this helps.

Are those Barrie or Leydon?

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FWIW I spoke to Joe at The Shoe Mart today looking for a long wing boot on commando sole. Joe told me the only have the boot on doubl leather but for an additional $150 they can have any Alden shoe or boot converted to commando. I was surprised but that's what he said.

That's not completely surprising unless it is the Alden version of the commando sole. It is more subtle than any other cobblers version of commando. And at $150, I'm not so sure it's a great deal. But to be clear, if it is the Alden version, that is definitely welcome news.
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nephew,
looking good in your cap toes

thanks kindly uncle.

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Gorgeous. And while I'm assuming the flower petals were incidental, they are a nice touch smile.gif

Thank you. When I wear my Alden boots, I have my butlers walk ahead of me and deposit flower petals along my path. It is also possible those are just dead leaves from my Bougainvillea plant that I have yet to sweep away.
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Awesome boots. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Thank you. I enjoy seeing your boot collection as well.
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Absolutely beautiful. I'd kill for boots like these.

Never say die. Just keep calling Shoemart and one day it will happen for you.
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Holy cow those are nice!

Thank you sir.
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Hard decision ahead of me. What are your opinions, as seasoned Alden owners? These would be my first Aldens.

 

Pick 2:

 

1. J Crew Tobacco Longwings

 

2. Whiskey NST

 

3. Ravello PTB

 

4. Cigar PTB

 

5. Color 8 LWB

 

I want a bit of variety, but I am only wearing these in ultra-casual settings, like denim and such. Thoughts?

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Originally Posted by calidist View Post

Are those Barrie or Leydon?

Barrie from Alden of Carmel.
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Originally Posted by N E B View Post
 

Hard decision ahead of me. What are your opinions, as seasoned Alden owners? These would be my first Aldens.

 

Pick 2:

 

1. J Crew Tobacco Longwings

 

2. Whiskey NST

 

3. Ravello PTB

 

4. Cigar PTB

 

5. Color 8 LWB

 

I want a bit of variety, but I am only wearing these in ultra-casual settings, like denim and such. Thoughts?

 

 

purely from the point of accessibility, I'd go after either ravello PTB or cigar PTB first. if after #8 lwb, with primarily casual use, I'd grab antiqued sole for it

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Barrie from Alden of Carmel.

The toe looks slimmer for some reason than a typical Barrie.  Has your pair been dieting?  Seriously though, is the shape and fit different from the LWB? 

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Originally Posted by N E B View Post

Hard decision ahead of me. What are your opinions, as seasoned Alden owners? These would be my first Aldens.

Pick 2:

1. J Crew Tobacco Longwings

2. Whiskey NST

3. Ravello PTB

4. Cigar PTB

5. Color 8 LWB

I want a bit of variety, but I am only wearing these in ultra-casual settings, like denim and such. Thoughts?
#8 LWB without a doubt. If you can find 2,3 or 4 then any of those!
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Thanks tifosi and kwhitelaw. I actually picked up the Whiskey NSTs in that big ShoeMart scramble a few weeks ago. It would be hard to part with them, so I would _really_ need to be convinced. I really love Ravello though... but are they too similar? And Color 8 is nice but without the antiqued edge it can look a bit formal in a college environment. Ugh! First world problems...

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The toe looks slimmer for some reason than a typical Barrie.  Has your pair been dieting?  Seriously though, is the shape and fit different from the LWB? 

I'm always looking to drop a few and my Barrie's are no different. The fit on these is no different than my whiskey LWB's with a conventional sole. Slightly snugger than my jcrew LWB's on crepe.
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

#8 LWB without a doubt. If you can find 2,3 or 4 then any of those!

Absolutely! Easy call.
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Originally Posted by N E B View Post

Thanks tifosi and kwhitelaw. I actually picked up the Whiskey NSTs in that big ShoeMart scramble a few weeks ago. It would be hard to part with them, so I would _really_ need to be convinced. I really love Ravello though... but are they too similar? And Color 8 is nice but without the antiqued edge it can look a bit formal in a college environment. Ugh! First world problems...
I think it depends on which batch of whiskey you got. Some that I have seen recently from TSM look really light and the new ravello is really dark. I've seen some older ravello that looks like the shade of whiskey that I have. You just never know. If you already have the whiskey NST keep them. You are already halfway there. Then hurry up and get yourself on the Leffot LWB with antique pre-order. I think they have one still open.
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