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post #82051 of 99236
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post


If you don't mind me asking, which retailer are you on a list with for whiskey PTBs? I asked Alden DC, and they said my name is on a list, but they currently have no plans to re-order at this time. They just said they will let me know if and when they do.

 

Alden SF. I am told I have the next 7.5D reserved. This is the response I got from Brenda in Jan of 2013

 

"We will put your name on the next available pair but we can't give a delivery date.

It's going to be at least a 6 month wait and quite possibly much longer.

Our factory is having difficulty obtaining the leather but we hope to have them eventually.

Wish we could be more helpful."

 

They did receive a few pairs last December but they didn't get my size. I am feeling optimistic that I will see them in the next 6-48 months.

post #82052 of 99236
I had the Leffot black Naval boots from the last go-round but ended up selling them unused as I just don't wear black often enough to justify the cost and the space they were taking up in my closet. I noticed that the 7.5E in the color #8 was gone from the presale in about 3 minutes... thankfully I managed to get in though.

I suspect that whoever suggested that Leffot might order only one pair in most of the "common" sizes and the presale on the site was limited to just 24 pairs was correct.
post #82053 of 99236
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Originally Posted by Waterloo 360T View Post
 

 

Alden SF. I am told I have the next 7.5D reserved. This is the response I got from Brenda in Jan of 2013

 

"We will put your name on the next available pair but we can't give a delivery date.

It's going to be at least a 6 month wait and quite possibly much longer.

Our factory is having difficulty obtaining the leather but we hope to have them eventually.

Wish we could be more helpful."

 

They did receive a few pairs last December but they didn't get my size. I am feeling optimistic that I will see them in the next 6-48 months.

 

Haha, the Alden game is a cruel one I am learning.

post #82054 of 99236

Gentlemen,

 

I have been on the road for the past 6 weeks or so for work and am finally back home. The first and biggest of the SD fires actually started a few thousand feet from my house, fortunately the winds blew the other way and my shoes (and house) are fine. My heart goes out to those who did lose their homes though.

 

I got to take out my new (maiden voyage) Tan Suede LHS on this hot San Diego day. This is actually my third pair of Tan Suede LHS. My first pair was a BB variant that I got off eBay and they were not labeled correctly, so I had to sell them as they were too wide for my feet. Then I decided I really liked that variant and BB had a sale that included the Tan Suede LHS, so I picked them up. Finally, I went to The Shoe Mart in the flesh and they had a pair of Tan Suede LHSes (Unlined - unlike the brooks version) as seconds that were mis-matched sizes. I got them super cheap (below seconds pricing) and so I just returned the BB Tan Suede LHS. I am very happy with them and actually like them better than the BB version as they are much lighter and more comfortable! Looking forward to wearing more Aldens than my #8 LHS and #8 Perf Tip, which are my standard road warriors.

 

Suede, Glorious Suede (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

-Mike

post #82055 of 99236
Welcome back, Mike. Happy to hear that you and your house are safe and sound.
post #82056 of 99236
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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post

Gentlemen,

I have been on the road for the past 6 weeks or so for work and am finally back home. The first and biggest of the SD fires actually started a few thousand feet from my house, fortunately the winds blew the other way and my shoes (and house) are fine. My heart goes out to those who did lose their homes though.

I got to take out my new (maiden voyage) Tan Suede LHS on this hot San Diego day. This is actually my third pair of Tan Suede LHS. My first pair was a BB variant that I got off eBay and they were not labeled correctly, so I had to sell them as they were too wide for my feet. Then I decided I really liked that variant and BB had a sale that included the Tan Suede LHS, so I picked them up. Finally, I went to The Shoe Mart in the flesh and they had a pair of Tan Suede LHSes (Unlined - unlike the brooks version) as seconds that were mis-matched sizes. I got them super cheap (below seconds pricing) and so I just returned the BB Tan Suede LHS. I am very happy with them and actually like them better than the BB version as they are much lighter and more comfortable! Looking forward to wearing more Aldens than my #8 LHS and #8 Perf Tip, which are my standard road warriors.


Suede, Glorious Suede (Click to show)









-Mike

Nice loafers.

They are two different sizes?
post #82057 of 99236
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post


I would love one, too, but I am good on LWB.

Did you get the Naval Boot????

No, I forced myself to sit that one out. Hoping for good karma in my hunt for the elusive cigar LWB! If that PCT had a regular black welt though I would have jumped on it.

post #82058 of 99236
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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post

now that I have the #8 LWB antique from leffot on preorder, im at a dilemma as to what to do with my jcrew #8 lwb on crepe that are currently in the marketplace.. 

do I keep them for a more formal use (albeit with a crepe sole), or get them resoled by B.Nelson with standard dark sole.. My intentions when I got the jcrews were to convert them to the leffots, but now that the leffots will eventually arrive.. im at a crossroad..

keep as crepe
convert to dark leather sole or possibly dainite 
continue to trying to sell them..

My situation is similar and I have mine in the marketplace as well. I know crepe doesn't get a lot of love on this site but of my 20 or so shell shoes and boots, my jcrew crepes are easily my favorite, most comfortable, and most versatile. They are sold out and I don't think jcrew plans another release. If mine were 1/2 size smaller, I can think of 3 shoes/boots I would sell in place of them. If mine don't sell at the listed price, I will keep and use as bad weather beaters.

Long winded way of saying finances permitting, keep em as crepe!!!!!
post #82059 of 99236
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Originally Posted by Buckeye Nation View Post

Absolutely fantastic looking boots - that's a great look, good for you 


Kinda creepy my friend.
post #82060 of 99236
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Originally Posted by chrisefi View Post
 

Is it stupid to preorder the Leffot boots today if I just got the Unionmade Cap Toe's in #8.  They're not PCT and they're on the Commando sole... http://unionmadegoods.com/product/alden-kirkwood-cordovan-cap-toe-boot-in-color-8-3962hc/

 

Should I diversify first?

You should do what you want.

post #82061 of 99236

Shot of whiskey for Friday...

 

My lawn is just about back, @MrDV !  I hope everyone has a nice weekend...

post #82062 of 99236
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

I would love one, too, but I am good on LWB.

Did you get the Naval Boot????

Did you get in on it?
post #82063 of 99236
I wish someone did a Dover in Ravello or Whiskey. I'd kill for that. Prefer a Dover over the PTB.
post #82064 of 99236
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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post

Did you get in on it?
Nah, never even considered it.
post #82065 of 99236
Hey guys, quick question about your barrie lwb sizing. I bought a pair of Jcrew 975s in 8.5D and a pair of Cigar LWB a couple days later in 9D. I wasn't sure of my barrie lwb sizing. I take a 8.5D in Marlows and 9D in Jcrew barrie PCT boots and Jcrew shell chukkas.
 
I received the Jcrew 975 in 8.5D first, and they fit very well. Nice and comfortable in the toe box with no heel slipping (or very very slight with thin socks). 
Then my Shoemart cigar lwb in 9D arrived and I was expecting them to be too big, but when I tried them on, they fit me exactly the same as the 8.5D Jcrew 975s. I lined up the two pairs, and I had to squint to see the small difference in size. 
 
This was the complete  opposite of my marlow experience where 8.5D was good but 9D's were way too big (significant amount of heel slipping). 
Am I doing this shoe fitting thing right? Now I'm doubting the fit of all my shoes. When I compare my actual foot size and the size either one of the LWBs, I think the LWBs are a good 3-4 inches longer than my actual foot. But the guy at Sherman Brothers also believes that I belong in either a 8.5D or 9D which is weird because my brannock size is somewhere between those two.
 
Keep the cigars? Very minor heel slipping with thin socks but maybe once they break they'll become too big?
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