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Alternatives to Alden plain toe black bals?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by willnyc, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. willnyc

    willnyc Member

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    I am about to bite the bullet and pick up some Alden plain toe balmorals in black. Are there any other options in a similar price range I should consider before I do?
     
  2. bigbris1

    bigbris1 Well-Known Member

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    Grenson makes a pair I've seen on Ebay UK recently going for ~89 pounds.
     
  3. grenadine

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    I just ordered the Alden 932. I looked around quite a bit and came up with zilch other than the 932 and 935. AE has nothing other than a patent leather model. I couldn't find the Grenson Rose model mentioned on pediwear or ebay. It seems there is extremely low interest in plain toe balmorals as I was only able to find exactly one photo of the 932 or 935 that wasn't an alden stock photo. Lots of plain toe everything except for bals. Unless you want to pay for the Lobb Becketts I think the 932/935 is all you are left with. Leather Soul once had the 935 made in cordovan but of course they are long gone.
     

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