1. And... we're back. You'll notice that all of your images are back as well, as are our beloved emoticons, including the infamous :foo: We have also worked with our server folks and developers to fix the issues that were slowing down the site.

    There is still work to be done - the images in existing sigs are not yet linked, for example, and we are working on a way to get the images to load faster - which will improve the performance of the site, especially on the pages with a ton of images, and we will continue to work diligently on that and keep you updated.

    Cheers,

    Fok on behalf of the entire Styleforum team
    Dismiss Notice

Alden Cordovan boots

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Phil, Feb 4, 2005.

  1. Leonard Leroy

    Leonard Leroy Senior member

    Messages:
    364
    Joined:
    May 11, 2007
    Hah, I think I'm going to wait for news on the plaza last, after check out the 4060 in person again.

    And one of each? I can dream.
     
  2. robin

    robin Senior member

    Messages:
    12,416
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2006
  3. Hard2Fit

    Hard2Fit Senior member

    Messages:
    6,954
    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2006
    Location:
    10591
    The wingtips are beautiful.
     
  4. Tarmac

    Tarmac Senior member

    Messages:
    7,219
    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2006
    Location:
    Location: Location
    jesus. I'm not a fan of indys but those make me think it over...
     
  5. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

    Messages:
    24,364
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2007
    Yes, the wingtips are really nice looking on the Plaza last. I love wingtips. Just this week I got a pair of the black shell wingtip high boots on the Barrie last from Adam. I like the Plaza last and if I were in Hawaii I'd try to get the cigar shells from Tom.
     
  6. robin

    robin Senior member

    Messages:
    12,416
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2006
    Yes, the wingtips are really nice looking on the Plaza last. I love wingtips. Just this week I got a pair of the black shell wingtip high boots on the Barrie last from Adam. I like the Plaza last and if I were in Hawaii I'd try to get the cigar shells from Tom.
    How are you liking the black wingtip boots so far? I'm still on the fence on whether I want a pair or not, as it feels like a pair of the 4065's have been enough for me.
     
  7. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

    Messages:
    24,364
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2007
    How are you liking the black wingtip boots so far? I'm still on the fence on whether I want a pair or not, as it feels like a pair of the 4065's have been enough for me.
    I wore them Friday for the first time - I love them. They were great in the frigid temps that we are currently enduring.

    I was on the fence between the AF72 (wingtips) and AF60 (straight tip on Plaza). I actually ordered the AF60 then changed the order to the wingtips before they were shipped, and I'm glad I did. While I like the Plaza last, I'm a wingtip guy. Because I have enjoyed the pebble grain shell boots that I got in early December, I felt confident in getting the black shells. I may pick up the AF60s later but am glad that I got the wingtips.
     
  8. Albert60

    Albert60 Senior member

    Messages:
    259
    Joined:
    May 15, 2007
    I'd be interested in a group buy, e.g. plaza last boot.
     
  9. amlai

    amlai Senior member

    Messages:
    269
    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2006
    Location:
    New York, NY
    I'd be interested in a group buy, e.g. plaza last boot.

    There are a few plaza last boot orders outstanding via LeatherSoul.
    To my knowledge, the 3 outstanding #8 plaza last boot orders are
    1) cap toe
    2) wing tip
    3) Plain Toe (no cap) w/medallion http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=46939
    I believe all are on double leather sole.

    Alden's been backed up in shell orders, even in #8 and black, so putting another special order in would probably have a really long lead time. As of right now, it appears that we're going to miss the original May projection (and we started the process back in Oct). By how much, I don't know. Tom said that he might have a better idea in a couple of weeks.
     
  10. Albert60

    Albert60 Senior member

    Messages:
    259
    Joined:
    May 15, 2007
    Those wingtips are breathtaking.

    I would be interested in a shell on the plaza last. I'm hoping that with a pre-paid/ deposit group buy a 13 D could be ordered.
     
  11. bobdobalina

    bobdobalina Senior member

    Messages:
    233
    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2007
    The Manhattan Alden store has a number of Chukkas in Cigar shell. They even have (had. [​IMG] ) at least one pair of 12Cs. Allegedly they were recent arrivals.
    FWIW-cigar shell is very scarce right now. Both Tom at LeatherSoul and Adam at Alden of Carmel indicated new cigar shell boots/shoes won't be coming in until at least mid 2008.
     
  12. mechanical pencil

    mechanical pencil Senior member

    Messages:
    171
    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2008
  13. tonup277

    tonup277 Senior member

    Messages:
    346
    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2008
    anyone else here put in a pre-order for those #8 wingtip boots from Tom?
    i'm thinking of pulling the trigger...but need to try on a pair of similar shoe at my local shop to confirm size.

    btw, cordovan doesn't crease the way corrected grain does...does it?
    god i hope not!
     
  14. Bsquared

    Bsquared Senior member

    Messages:
    168
    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2008
    Location:
    Central Florida
  15. Jeff Naylor

    Jeff Naylor Senior member

    Messages:
    197
    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2007
    Location:
    Indiana
    anyone else here put in a pre-order for those #8 wingtip boots from Tom?

    Yup. Can't wait. [​IMG]
     
  16. Albert60

    Albert60 Senior member

    Messages:
    259
    Joined:
    May 15, 2007
    Yup. Can't wait. [​IMG]

    +2

    **correction** I'm on the list for the next order.
     
  17. tonup277

    tonup277 Senior member

    Messages:
    346
    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2008
    wow...these are going fast!
    i saw the photo of Brian's in the earlier post...they do look rather substantial...and he described them as being really heavy.

    funny though, the image on Tom's site made them appear much sleeker, which is what attracted me to it in the first place. that, and the #8 color.

    how chunky are you all expecting these to be? for example, would these look out of place with a suit?
     
  18. Albert60

    Albert60 Senior member

    Messages:
    259
    Joined:
    May 15, 2007
    [
    how chunky are you all expecting these to be? for example, would these look out of place with a suit?[/quote]

    I haven't seen the Plaza last on a double leather sole. Might depend on the season and/or weather, on wintry days shoes can be chunkier and look apropos.

    I don't wear suits often and my expectation is to wear the boots with jeans and odd trouser/sportcoat ensembles. If it was important to me to wear the boots with suits I would get the cap toe, if available. I think the cap-toe style makes the boots a notch dressier.

    I'm bummed I missed the plain toe w/ medallion order by a few weeks.

    Anyone have the Plaza last/double leather sole wing-tips or other styles and wear them with suits?
     
  19. dr.no

    dr.no Senior member

    Messages:
    1,715
    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2006
    Anyone have the Plaza last/double leather sole wing-tips or other styles and wear them with suits?

    I wear mine in shell #8 with suits all the time.
    [​IMG]

    I also have a pair of shell boots in Mahogani from Ron Rider on a sleeker last.
    [​IMG]
     
  20. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

    Messages:
    24,364
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2007
    I wear mine with suits, too.
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by