or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Streetwear and Denim › ***The official Alden thread ***
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

***The official Alden thread *** - Page 5473

post #82081 of 87356
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bobbo316 View Post
 


Actually funny enough I could not tell you the last time I even had cash in my wallet. It mainly just houses credit and debit cards.

 

Funny, I can't recall the last time my wallet didn't have at LEAST two different currencies in it...

Styles mentioned in this thread:

post #82082 of 87356

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..

post #82083 of 87356
Quote:
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..
Personally I say sell. For me, I woudn't be able to justify having almost identical shoes.
post #82084 of 87356
Quote:
Originally Posted by tifosi View Post


Personally I say sell. For me, I woudn't be able to justify having almost identical shoes.

 

That's what I was leaning towards (hence me making the classified ad), but I guess the price is still a little high. I'll let them sit for a bit, then may just get imbulsize and send them off to BNelson

 

thanks for the feedback!

post #82085 of 87356

^ Sell them or else keep them as a bad-weather beater shoe.  

post #82086 of 87356
Quote:
Originally Posted by sacafotos View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by sacafotos View Post

Got the preorder! Phew.

Now, I may be able to get a cigar LWB or a Ravello. I just need one for now and my rotation is set. Which is more versatile?

Cigar - by far - in my estimation.

Really?

I don't plan on the 975 but may eventually get a WT color 8 boot on Plaza.

Ravello looks farther away from color 8 than cigar, covering a diff end of the spectrum to my eyes.

What's your logic?

Thanks for your input.

My opinion was given relative to one comparison - cigar LWB v. Ravello LWB - and which one is more versatile. Cigar is. I own both models. Dark brown is more versatile than medium (reddish) brown. Medium (reddish) brown is more versatile than light brown/tan.

If the question is which color (cigar or ravello) is further from color 8, the answer is ravello.
post #82087 of 87356

Black Calf NST

 

post #82088 of 87356
Quote:
Originally Posted by Waterloo 360T View Post


Yep. That includes me. Missed out on the LWB but was able to get on this one. Now I am done with color 8. I am on a list for whiskey PTB and a pre-order (2-1/2 year and counting pre-order) for cigar Indys. Once those come in I should be done with shell. Possibly. Maybe.

Jason

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.
post #82089 of 87356
Quote:
Originally Posted by patrick_b View Post
 

Lowly color 8 PCT's made it through another winter with a bit more wear but still looking and feeling great. I certainly would have preferred a more even patina/lightenng but such is the beauty of shell. Sole still feels solid. I'm guessing at the rate I wear them, they'll need a resole after another two winters.

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

Great to see the age on these! I bought these becuase of your initial pics and still dig them.

post #82090 of 87356

I want.  A cigar LWB. So bad. I'm pretty good on #8 now, have most of what I want but can't seem to find any cigar. 

post #82091 of 87356
Quote:
Originally Posted by wildstar View Post

I want.  A cigar LWB. So bad. I'm pretty good on #8 now, have most of what I want but can't seem to find any cigar. 
I would love one, too, but I am good on LWB.

Did you get the Naval Boot????
post #82092 of 87356
Quote:
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 #82093 of 87356
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 #82094 of 87356
Quote:
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 #82095 of 87356

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

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Streetwear and Denim

Styles mentioned in this thread:

Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Streetwear and Denim › ***The official Alden thread ***