Alden Cordovan Longwings

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  1. lee_44106

    lee_44106 Senior member

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    Brian, I have just a pair. FAM with the brown sockliner, shell penny loafer. It's not exactly #8 Burgundy, more like a dark brown (Cigar).

    First time I wore the shoe I was in Las Vegas, walked up and down the strip, total about 3 miles, I think. Very comfortable, did not give me blisters.
     
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    does this mean you'll slip down a flight of stairs and faceplant while wearing Alden?

    Read thick and bootylicious, fool!
     
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    Are some people wearing these with suits too? I mean, I realize that it's against the "rules" to wear bluchers with suits, but at the same time longwings are so iconic that it's kinda ok too.
     
  4. Get Smart

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    Read thick and bootylicious, fool!

    haha gotcha! When I think of Beyonce I can't help but picture her performance last month where she ate floor
     
  5. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    I am most deifinitely a fan! Shown below is another pic of these shoes from the Alden of Carmel website:

    [​IMG]
     
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  7. lee_44106

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    Sure looks shoddy. could it have been seconds/rejects?

    Speaking just for myself, I'm not a big stickler about details. As long as it's shell, and the patterns are grossly similar, I'm happy.
     
  8. Augustus Davies

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    I was trying to load pictures so you can see the wheel marks, but I can't seem to load them.

    The wheel marks stand out so much you would think its an added detail to the shoe.

    I bought these two years ago at the Alden store in San Francisco. I often wondered if they sold me seconds. They were on sale for $400.00.

    If I had my reading glasses on I would have seen these defects and not bought the shoes.
     
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    haha gotcha! When I think of Beyonce I can't help but picture her performance last month where she ate floor

    that was a pretty astute reference - definitely worthy of being cooler than the average Jason! [​IMG]

    Like B., however, the Alden SC LW would recovery nicely from most any mishaps[​IMG]
     
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    they did not appear to be shady to me. There's no reason a shady operation would have missing sizes, especially in popular sizes.

    Lazy possibly, but I would guess it's legit.
     
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    Full disclosure here, I took a chance and placed an order last night.

    http://www.teamshoeseaport.com/Long-...-catid45.html#

    I now see that the size I ordered is no longer available (good sign). I'll post an update once/if my shoes arrive.



    Hope it works out. If they had my size I would have taken a shot.

    lefty
     
  13. Get Smart

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    hell I took a shot. $325 with free shipping and no salestax sure is hard to pass up, and I was bound to get these sooner or later. The site didnt seem sketchy, not sure what set off the red flags for you Hard2Fit?
     
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    What is the sizing like on these?
     
  15. Get Smart

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    the popular experience is they run ½ size larger

    so a US 9 would get them in 8½
     

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