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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post
 

 

The problem with Aldens is getting them shipped over from the US. If you have a proxy in the US, you can get yourself on The Shoe Mart mailing list for Alden irregulars and get the cheaper that way: http://www.theshoemart.com/contact/c-contact_irregular.html

 

Alternatively, Need Supply (http://needsupply.com/mens/brands/alden/indy-work-boot.html) and The Alden Shop of San Francisco (http://www.aldenshop.com/DrawOnePage.aspx?PageID=3) also ship. Shipping is $135 per pair of shoes for the latter!

 

The Brown Man is the expert on Alden lasts and fits.

 

This is also a useful resource:

 

 

I know this is WAY more than you asked for but hope it helps!

 

 

Thanks heaps Gerry.  I am waiting for Tassels HK to open today and I will call them for their pricing.  Probably be an eye-watering mouth-gaping experience.  

 

For $667+$135= US$802 for the Alden, then Carmina also comes into consideration at EU$500.  Unless you sell me your Lindricks, of course.

 

Edit: also bloody Vass too.

post #40247 of 54796
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Originally Posted by Petepan View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post
 

 

The problem with Aldens is getting them shipped over from the US. If you have a proxy in the US, you can get yourself on The Shoe Mart mailing list for Alden irregulars and get the cheaper that way: http://www.theshoemart.com/contact/c-contact_irregular.html

 

Alternatively, Need Supply (http://needsupply.com/mens/brands/alden/indy-work-boot.html) and The Alden Shop of San Francisco (http://www.aldenshop.com/DrawOnePage.aspx?PageID=3) also ship. Shipping is $135 per pair of shoes for the latter!

 

The Brown Man is the expert on Alden lasts and fits.

 

This is also a useful resource:

 

 

 

I know this is WAY more than you asked for but hope it helps!

 

 

Thanks heaps Gerry.  I am waiting for Tassels HK to open today and I will call them for their pricing.  Probably be an eye-watering mouth-gaping experience.  

 

For $667+$135= US$802 for the Alden, then Carmina also comes into consideration at EU$500.  Unless you sell me your Lindricks, of course.

 

Edit: also bloody Vass too.

 

Sales are your friend. RL is doing their sale atm, Lindricks for ~650ish before shipping. Alden shell is becoming overpriced for what it is, imo, but they are an accessible option. I'd be looking at Carmina at the moment with their free shipping offer. Vass shell is probably going to end up around $900 or so, which puts it out of the same sort of range as Carmina, Alden, etc, unfortunately.

post #40248 of 54796
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Sales are your friend. RL is doing their sale atm, Lindricks for ~650ish before shipping. Alden shell is becoming overpriced for what it is, imo, but they are an accessible option. I'd be looking at Carmina at the moment with their free shipping offer. Vass shell is probably going to end up around $900 or so, which puts it out of the same sort of range as Carmina, Alden, etc, unfortunately.

No more sizes in Lindricks, as usual. Carmina does not have a brogue, and their online shop is hardly ever updated. Vass sizing is tricky. So that leaves Alden, Barrie last.  Never realised it is so much hassle to get some horse ass.  But these are brands on SF.  Just wondering whether there are any other brands making shell boots out there.

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I watched Chris Lilley's latest show last night. Safe to say, I don't realy get his type of humour. If I put myself in the position of someone who does find it funny, I still find it rather obvious and lazy. Anyone care to enlighten me as to why this guy is so popular?

post #40250 of 54796
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

Try wearing them on your wrist!

Traditionalist!
post #40251 of 54796
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

Yeah, I usually consult the fairer skin on mashed potato situations..

Now now TBM, we are becoming increasingly gourmet ( gore-met) these days. Mashed is now Smashed!
post #40252 of 54796
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

Yeah, I usually consult the fairer skin on mashed potato situations..

He's just trying to curry favour regarding curry flavour.
post #40253 of 54796
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Originally Posted by Petepan View Post
 
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Originally Posted by joiji View Post
 

 

Sales are your friend. RL is doing their sale atm, Lindricks for ~650ish before shipping. Alden shell is becoming overpriced for what it is, imo, but they are an accessible option. I'd be looking at Carmina at the moment with their free shipping offer. Vass shell is probably going to end up around $900 or so, which puts it out of the same sort of range as Carmina, Alden, etc, unfortunately.

No more sizes in Lindricks, as usual. Carmina does not have a brogue, and their online shop is hardly ever updated. Vass sizing is tricky. So that leaves Alden, Barrie last.  Never realised it is so much hassle to get some horse ass.  But these are brands on SF.  Just wondering whether there are any other brands making shell boots out there.

 

Might be worth emailing Betty and seeing if they're making this boot in burgundy? http://www.shop.carminashoemaker.com/articulo.asp?idarticulo=4582226

 

I know there's some other companies making shell boots, Trickers, Meermin, Septieme Largeur, if that helps. 

post #40254 of 54796
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post
 

 

Meermin sell some really nice dark brown suede chukkas. I also think the Kent Wang bench grade chukkas look great. Both are priced very conservatively.

 

 

Thanks mate, I'm concerned as to whether they'll be wide enough. Are there any other brands you could recommend I try locally?

post #40255 of 54796
Am Greek. Souvlaki. All day. Erry Day.
post #40256 of 54796
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Originally Posted by Dusty Brogues View Post

Now now TBM, we are becoming increasingly gourmet ( gore-met) these days. Mashed is now Smashed!

Depends is he using a moulin à légumes and fresh truffle in his mash? Of course any civilised person would use organic milk butter and pink Murray River salt that is a given.
post #40257 of 54796
Effing stupid iPhone double post
post #40258 of 54796
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Originally Posted by Foxhound View Post

Am Greek. Souvlaki. All day. Erry Day.

All things Greek mythological - you'd be the Demi god of shoe buyers
post #40259 of 54796
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Originally Posted by Dusty Brogues View Post

All things Greek mythological - you'd be the Demi god of shoe buyers

Yeah, he gets the size right half the time.
post #40260 of 54796
I'd much rather swap a few decent recipes than talk watches. ( Not that theres anything wrong ...)
If people must post pictures of the inner guts of watches could they use the spoiler tag or post thumbnails.

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