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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. sacafotos

    sacafotos Well-Known Member

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    I believe that's called a reverse welt. Not sure. I like the effect it creates with the lighter tone on the Alt Wien model for Epaulet. Are 975s the LWB?
     
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    Yes
     
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    The Color 8 LWBs to be more precise.

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  4. sacafotos

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    I can't decide if I'd get the Color 8 or Ravello LWB. The 8 is probably more versatile but also dressier.

    I'd love a version with a commando sole.
     
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    You'll only find a #8 commando at Alden of Carmel. I hope you're patient if you choose ravello, and I've never seen one with a commando sole.
     
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    A mistaken post from, as my son puts it, my not-so -smart- phone. This man still has not mastered his technology.
     
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    of course, you are rihht. It is delusional to think mismatched shoes will somehow become more matched to one another.

    Mismatched shoes are mismatched. They don't match. For something that costs $800 it is outrageous to pass them off as firat quality and I don't see why anyone would pay top.dollar amd tolerate them. I love whisky shell more than most and perhaps this pair illustrates the difficulties presented by light colored shell. They would go right back and I would tell the retailer that sending those to me was strike two in my dealings with it.
     
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    Leffot has a preorder inthe works now.
     
  9. ReppTiePrepster

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    Does anyone own the Salzburger Alpine Grain Shortwing from Epaulet? Any pics in the wild? Did you simply go up a half size from the barrie last. I am very interested but I'm not sure if the alpine grain looks as plastic-like as the photos seem to suggest.

    Thanks in advance...
     
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    Pm sftg. He has them.
     
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    While you are entitle to your opinion, it isn't necessarily fact or correct.

    When I get back to the US I'll send you / post some pictures of some shell that started off light and "mismatched" and as it aged and was used regularly darkened into a very nice shade of almost Ravello, it's "matching" improving with time, age and use.

    Not quite as "delusional" as you may think.

    BN
     
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    So with the end of tax season apon us....that means one great thing (hopefully) - we will see @mcarthur posting shell goodness soon!
     
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    We have different expectations and standards. If I pay $800 for whiskey shell shoes, that is what I expect to get and I won't accept two shoes colored differently that I have to hope may change to a far different color -almost ravello - and maybe get closer in color.
     
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    Not to sound ignorant but can't you keep the shoes in the sun to speed up the patina and bring the shades of each shoe within parity?
     
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    You can, especially with a shade like Whiskey but it is not an exact science.
     
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    I sun-bleached a pair of burgundy cordovan LWBs ... the different panels of leather each lightened by a different amount.
    I wouldn't rely on bleaching in an attempt to match shades.
     
  18. tjonesd2

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    Any shoe tree recs for 11 EEE barrie? I just got my first pair of shell Aldens and was under the impression that Alden offers lasted shoe trees... after a quick search, I appear mistaken. It's taking a lot of will power not to wear these guys yet!
     
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    The shoe trees are spring loaded and should fill out the shoe/boot in question. There are however not lasted.
     
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    Given the number of lasts and width Alden offers there would be thousands of part numbers and inventory if they had lasted trees. My advice is wait for a sale from Jos A Bank and stock up
     
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