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***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone owned black shell full straps and black calf full straps? Or just one of them?

    I am considering one or the other and would appreciate some feedback.

    As it stands I can acquire the calf version at about half the price of the shell version. They are both new and never worn.

    I have color 8 shell full straps.

    Thanks.
     
  2. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Well-Known Member

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    Congrats.

    You must have a seriously wide heel. :D
     
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  3. Alcibiades

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    Thanks. My left heel is wider than the right... I experience a tiny bit of heel slip on the right shoe that I anticipate will go away with a bit of break in. I also used very thin socks for the initial try on.
     
  4. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Well-Known Member

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    Ravello tassels, maiden voyage after restoration on this toasty Friday

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    Very nice!
     
  7. Hill

    Hill Well-Known Member

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    With the understanding that this board is biased, and the caveat that I just pre-ordered some ravello, can anyone who owns both Alden and Carmina shell speak to the difference in comfort? Do they use cork footbeds? Which shoe do you find yourself wearing more often?

    The difference in price seems to be nominal and I'm wondering if I should give them a try once my shoe fund recovers.
     
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    SFTG: is this through Amore? I was going to grab a black pair in 10.5 at the sale price. Sadly, the stock list was not up-to-date.
     
  9. MoneyWellSpent

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    I can't help with the comfort comparison with Carmina, but all high-end RTW Goodyear-welted shoes use cork foot beds.
     
  10. MrDV

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    blackbird hayburner saddles

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    Hill: would you be willing to divulge the details of this preorder? I'm looking for some Ravello too.
     
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  12. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    nephew,
    that is good news
     
  13. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    nephew,
    they do look brand new! wear in good health
     
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    Gents,

    I believe I have an Uncle Mac in the wild sighting this morning!! I didn't want to disturb him as he read his WSJ, but I'm pretty sure this was him.


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  15. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    nephew, looking good in your saddle good day for saddle
     
  16. mdubs

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    They don't have any Whiskey Longwings in 10D anymore... :) Thanks for the tip!
     
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  17. Don L

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    No argyles OTC. Can't be, or can it?
     
  18. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    #8 saddle
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  19. FrankCowperwood

    FrankCowperwood Well-Known Member

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    I believe the construction is the same overall. Might be more information on the Carmina website. I'd say there's no difference in comfort, assuming you can find a Carmina last that suits you. They only offer a wide fitting in one or two of their lasts, if width is an issue for you. Good luck.
     
  20. Don L

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    Love those Saddles Uncle.
     
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