Originally Posted by zjpj83
The more important question is: how does one make a custom Alden order? There's a bunch of whiskey shoes I want to buy.
Very good question. You have to call up an Alden dealer and see if they'll do it for you. They are reluctant because it takes a long
and indeterminate amount of time (9 months, in my case). Also, Alden stopped taking custom orders for some time, so it's only recently that this has become an option.
Originally Posted by rezzor
I think the idea is very appealing especially combined with all blue shirts. In fact, it sounds liberating. If you can live with the boring aspect of it, everything else is a plus especially time saved shopping for shoes.
Originally Posted by Tarmac
Nothing wrong with it, its a personal decision. One that doesn't require you to ask others what they think.
Now, I would like to see this Alden plaza longwing on a single leather sole. Pics?
You know me: I ask questions but don't really care what the answers are. I consider threads like these an opportunity for community dialogue.
I'm going to do a blog post on the shoes. They came out exactly as I envisioned, and they appear noticeably neater in finish than Alden's stock shoes.
Originally Posted by academe
No offense intended,there seems something a tad obsessional about this...
Maybe. It's a passion.
Originally Posted by Spats
Yes, I'd like to see "the perfect shoe." Perhaps we all might begin wearing it on a regular basis. Wouldn't that be some sort of "shoe monogamy?" Or would it be a gang bang?
Don't you dare clog up Alden with more orders. I already have to wait nearly a year to get more of these as it is.
Originally Posted by celery
Simply find the one thing you enjoy in each facet of your life and abandon all others.
The only things holding me back from this are: (1) practicality, and (2) not always liking one thing more than all other alternatives combined. It's just that, in the case of the Longwing, neither is an issue.