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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

What's a Barrie?

And why are they called Indy Boots? smile.gif

If we're going to crib some of the NeedSupply info, maybe we could put together some guidelines for sizing on various lasts. Also, I know the AE-Alden sizing interpolation issue gets raised a lot too. Maybe we could address that one. Also, maybe we could create a list of Alden retailers organized by geographic location.

If only I was as systematic about approaching my billing issues with insurance companies. I'd have lots more money for some extra pairs of shell.

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post #67832 of 87564
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Originally Posted by blue collar View Post

My money is on DV! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

He's the most humble dude with the most amazing collection!

3 weeks time we'll see it on his perfect lawn in one of those early morning shots!

There isn't a lot I wouldn't do for that bag. shog[1].gif

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Originally Posted by JermynStreet View Post

No offense to the maker or seller-but that description of the bag looks a little misleading. I see cordovan horsehide-but not cordovan shells. Horsehide is a lot cheaper per sqft. I'm not sure horsehide should command that high a price. You can buy a really nice horsehide motorcycle jacket for $700. Just be aware.
Thanks blue, I only wish. Too rich for my blood.
Thanks jermynstreet, your conclusion has helped ease my pain. I think the bag looks amazing, but if it's not shell whiskey, then I don't feel bad for not buying it at that price. If it is shell like alden shell I think it's worth it. If it is some other kind of horse hide I would like it for under 1k.
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While it doesn't specifically say "SHELL" cordovan, it still looks to me more like shell than regular horsehide.

 

My guess is that whoever wrote the description isn't enough of an expert to have known to specify "Shell Cordovan".

post #67834 of 87564
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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post



Thanks blue, I only wish. Too rich for my blood.
Thanks jermynstreet, your conclusion has helped ease my pain. I think the bag looks amazing, but if it's not shell whiskey, then I don't feel bad for not buying it at that price. If it is shell like alden shell I think it's worth it. If it is some other kind of horse hide I would like it for under 1k.

That's a very cool looking bag.  I'm under the impression there's only 1 type of cordovan, and it only comes from the rear of the horse.  Anything else can be horsehide, but it can't be cordovan.  So either this bag is Cordovan, or it's not properly described because Cordovan is clearly used in the description.  Based on what I've seen being charged for European WW2 Aviation jackets using horsehide...the price for the bag appears to be based on Cordovan, not horsehide.  Either way its very cool, and very expensive too!  I think MrDV needs to wait for a sale!

 

See Ya,

Steve

 

P.S.-I bet Nick Horween could answer the question about the hide on this bag!

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I was under the impression all shell is cordovan but all cordovan isnt shell
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You 2 are not helping. Let's pretend it's not as nice as it looks in the photos.
And yes, a sale would be nice.
post #67837 of 87564

Cooney boots

 

AppleMark

post #67838 of 87564
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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post

You 2 are not helping. Let's pretend it's not as nice as it looks in the photos.

And yes, a sale would be nice.

 



Let's all click our heels together 3 times and say: "There's no shoe like shell Alden" and luggage too!

See Ya,
Steve
post #67839 of 87564
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Originally Posted by n-domino View Post
 

Cooney boots

 

AppleMark

Very nice boot and Fall look!

 

See Ya,

Steve

post #67840 of 87564
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Originally Posted by n-domino View Post

Cooney boots

AppleMark

Great boot - and on the Aberdeen last. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

These are probably the single most comfortable Aldens - out of the box - that I own. A break-in time of exactly 0 minutes.
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

While it doesn't specifically say "SHELL" cordovan, it still looks to me more like shell than regular horsehide.

My guess is that whoever wrote the description isn't enough of an expert to have known to specify "Shell Cordovan".
+1. If it looks like shell and it costs like shell...
post #67842 of 87564
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post


Great boot - and on the Aberdeen last. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

These are probably the single most comfortable Aldens - out of the box - that I own. A break-in time of exactly 0 minutes.

 

Same! The Aberdeen is a fantastic last. I need to find more boots/shoes on single flex soles. Leffot had their Plaza Snuff Wingtip boots. Hopefully they'll post a preorder for them. 

 

On another note, does anyone know how double flex soles compare to the regular double leather soles? I'm on the preorder for the Color 8 Pitt Boot and was just curious. I imagine they would be more flexible right out of the box, but I don't know how much stiffer the soles would be compared to the single flex soles. 

 

My only experience with double leather soles are the RL Marlows, and those were a pain to break in. 

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Hi guys,

 

Can anyone tell me the difference in model name/number of these two split toe models? I prefer the model without the heelcap (ie below)

 

 

 

 

Does anyone know where I can get the lower model with a double leather sole?

 

Cheers!

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  • The first model is Color 8 Shell Cordovan NST Model #2210 on Aberdeen Last (It is also made on the Barrie Last but that photo looks to have the shape of the Aberdeen)
  • The Second model is Alden Color 8 Shell Cordovan V-Tip/Algonquin Blucher Mode #54321 on the Modified Last ( I have seen photos of a version of this on the Barrie Last as well, and it has been made on Truflare Last

 

As far as I know (and someone please correct me if I am wrong) this model is only made on a single leather sole, it is also made on a waterlock sole as well and would therefore have a different style number

 

The modified last is a unique shape that works very well for feet that are wider in front and narrower in the heel (such as myself) and it has quite a pronounced arch which might feel uncomfortable if the last doesn't work for your foot shape.

 

I would also caution purchasing sight unseen as many do not like the aesthetics of this particular last.  I for one am a fan particularly in this style

 

As for finding a pair that can be quite challenging.  I do know that Alden on Madison Ave stocks this model but I have no idea what they have available. Otherwise they tend to only be available in Japan and a shop in France/Japan named Anatomica.  Moulded shoe in NYC specializes in this last but I dont believe they will be able to get it in Shell Cordovan. Google "Alden Modified last" and enjoy the trip down that rabbit hole.

 

If you are trying to find it on the Barrie last I believe Unipair sells it and from time to time Leathersoul stocks that model but it sells very quick

 

Good luck

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Originally Posted by totalair1 View Post
 

Deliverance-


 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

I'm very happy, good fit, no production issues.  My first pair of JCrew, and my first pair of shell cordovan boots.

Wahoo!

 

See Ya,

Steve

they look great, good luck.

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