Alden Modified Last: If You Wear, or are Interested, Please Read

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  1. UrbanComposition

    UrbanComposition Senior member

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    I saw that, NYR, and very upset you don't wear 8D :fu:
     


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    I could throw in a couple of extra pairs of socks...:)
     


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    Count me in. One month into a pair of modified last calfskin from Moulded Shoe. My most comfortable Alden without a doubt. I like the look with a perforated cap toe especially.
     


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    The Alden Store on Madison Avenue in NY has a run of V-Tip Modified Last shoes in Black and Color #8 - Both in Shell Cordovan. I picked up a pair of in #8 in my size. They haven't had them in the store very long and I'm sure they'll go quick. Prices are in-line with other Alden NE Shoes in Shell, if not a touch higher.

    Stop by the store or call them direct - they ship....
     


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    Yeah, I saw those a few weeks ago. Price was about $650 IIRC.
     


  7. Roguls

    Roguls Senior member

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    Whaaaat?!

    Alden on Madison definitely has juice with Alden - they won't let Moulded do a shell makeup, but allows Madison...so annoying. The guys at Moulded are far more adventurous in their makeups.
     


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    Totally agree with you. There's a huge gap for this shoe in NY and Japan:

    http://www.arknets.co.jp/modules/arknets_shop/kaimono.php?id=55330&sid=9&bid=223&cid=621

    With the current USDJPY exchange rate, these shoes are ridiculous! We're talking $1250 before delivery IF you can find a size that fits you.

    I like the V-Tip so I jumped on it. I have lots of cap toes from Moulded - Medallion, Plain, Perf, etc - too many caps... NST in Shell #8 would make me very happy but I don't see that happening. Check out Leathersoul for a nice display of V-Tips - Tom sells a ton of them on Barrie and other lasts (not on ML).
     


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    My Burgundy Calf NST may fit the bill...check B&S
     


  10. Roguls

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    Fantastic selection there. A plain toe cordovan boot in shell Modified last would be amazing. You're right, though: the only way to get $700 shell boots or shoes on the Modified is to spend $1200 and up. Insane. The retail structure (and market) is available right here in the US!
     


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    Well now I know why it took a year for Alden to deliver Ravello Brixton to Epaulet.. Too busy shipping $1200 boots to Japan!
     


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    One of my best fitting Alden's are the V-tip, Barrie in shell no. 8. They follow the contour of my feet more closely than any other leather I have on tap.
     


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    May I add you to the list?


    Can I ask, did you purchase the shell captoes in the US?
     


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    i stopped at the alden store.
    they have the split toe in black calf $370, shell cordovan black and maroon (maybe #8, not sure) $6X0
     


  15. Joenobody0

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    Which store? There are multiple.
     


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