Alden Cordovan boots

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  1. brimley

    brimley Senior member

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    well, here they are pretty much exactly as I expected. If I had to guess, they look like somewhat old stock, possibly a couple of years old. Some of them have some brass green gunk and cordovan white wax residue which is wipe clean in a couple of minutes. Other than that they are 100% top notch. Only one pair included bags, which I'm pretty sure all Aldens come with so you are taking a gamble there. The rest look like they were possibly looked over but certainly never worn, they each have the box, paper, plastic bags, etc. Nothing was laced, I laced them myself. No outsole marks of any kind.
    Which sole on the high boot? edit: nvm, saw in other thread.
     


  2. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    My 3 pair from teamshoesport are out for delivery RIGHT NOWWWWW[​IMG]

    dang man are you the 'poor man's aportnoy'?

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  3. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    well, here they are pretty much exactly as I expected.

    If I had to guess, they look like somewhat old stock, possibly a couple of years old. Some of them have some brass green gunk and cordovan white wax residue which is wipe clean in a couple of minutes. Other than that they are 100% top notch. Only one pair included bags, which I'm pretty sure all Aldens come with so you are taking a gamble there. The rest look like they were possibly looked over but certainly never worn, they each have the box, paper, plastic bags, etc. Nothing was laced, I laced them myself. No outsole marks of any kind.

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    sweet!

    Tarmac, these 3 shoes are going to outlive you and also your children..

    they may even be archaelogical finds in the year 3074, still intact and wearable.
     


  4. Serg

    Serg Senior member

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    more high boot pictures please!
     


  5. robin

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    more high boot pictures please!
    I'm partial to mine [​IMG]

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    The #8's are the 4060 model and the black's are the 4065.
     


  6. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    Thanks for the pics. Even though I have a few pairs of shells, it's great to see others.
     


  7. Hard2Fit

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    I'm partial to mine [​IMG]

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    The #8's are the 4060 model and the black's are the 4065.


    Beautiful boots! Is it just me or do your #8's have lace hooks?
     


  8. robin

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    Beautiful boots! Is it just me or do your #8's have lace hooks?
    Yes, those 4060's have lace hooks. It looks like there are different versions of these floating around from the recent Alden sale, some with lace hooks and others with none.
     


  9. Hard2Fit

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    Very nice. I have the Alden Indy and much prefer lace hooks to eyelets at the top of my boots. I may have to call TeamShoe to see what style they have in my size.
     


  10. aportnoy

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    New to collection #8 full brogues...[​IMG]

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    Where did you get them?
     


  12. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Where did you get them?


    Thanks...Brooks Bros.
     


  13. JayJay

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    I bought those in both #8 and black during the BB F&F sale, too.
     


  14. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    i got my plaza wingtip shell boots from Tom LeatherSoul:

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    they are amazing. My first pair of boots and they are simply amazing. rich sweet smell to them, decadent feel, very heavy,
    and easy to put on and laceup,
    i thought they would be hard to get my feet in and out but it is not since it is a derby boot.

    thanks Tom!![​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


  15. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    i got my plaza wingtip shell boots from Tom LeatherSoul:

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    they are amazing. My first pair of boots and they are simply amazing. rich sweet smell to them, decadent feel, very heavy,
    and easy to put on and laceup,
    i thought they would be hard to get my feet in and out but it is not since it is a derby boot.

    thanks Tom!![​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]


    Wicked! I've got a pair of those coming, too![​IMG]
     


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