Nice combo tifosi! Love that tie. I am still breaking in my Tankers - haven't left the house but they are raring to go.
***The official Alden thread *** - Page 4789
Here's a side by side of a Barrie (left) and the Wolvernine Model 744 (right):
Judge for yourself which one you think looks better.
The 744 is 11D and the Barrie is a 10D.
The 744 feels narrower in the heel area than the Barrie, and has a roomier toebox. I personally find the 744's relatively narrower heel/wider toe box combo very comfortable. In order for me to get a proper fit in Barrie, primarily in the heel and arch areas, I've had to move to 10.5C, which appears visually longer than a size 11 744 boot (C width addresses most issues that I had with the Barrie last fit).
before your ninja edit , I was going to just say that from the posts here about this, I took it as Unionmade threw their hands up at the condition of the shoe.. I'd be irritated if I received that pair posted personally, but luckily I've yet to experience such a poor item (from any retailer, other than my C&J McCallums )
Someone on here mentioned that J. Gilbert has a order of 990's on commando sole arriving in March. I emailed them and said they have my size arriving and the price was $695.
My past purchase of a Alden Cordovan shoe was $645 and seems to be the going rate at the moment on most other websites. I guess when youre spending this much money a extra $50 isnt a huge deal to most people. Id prefer to not pay $695 if a better deal is available.
FYI. just got a shirt I ordered from NeedSupplyco and they sent a %15percent off coupon code that works on Alden shoes but Im not interested in any of the makeups they have available. Guess I will order something else but could be a good deal for anyone out there on the fence about ordering something off that site.
aaaand at that point, I start (started) looking at other companies.. no disrespect to alden, as I own a handful currently, but >$800 I start questioning my purchases
Suck it up young Spiffster!
Alden 101 is in fact a prerequisite for American Pedal History. The good thing though, is that AP History will fulfill your core writing requirement!
agreed. I have maybe 3-4 purchases left (shell) and I think I can tap myself out. most of these would be difficult as they'd be older variations (jcrew ravello lwb, olive'd cigar lwb)
I've been really impressed with epaulets carmina offerings of late, both in shell and other variations.