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

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  1. Roguls

    Roguls Senior member

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    It's been over a year now, but we are encroaching 50. Once I get fifty, I'll draft a formal letter to Alden and see if we can get Moulded a license to make at least one (hopefully more) shell makeups in cordovan.
     


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  3. sm31

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    Me too.
     


  4. Roguls

    Roguls Senior member

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    Are you planning to write the letter only expressing interest in boots, or more in the general idea of custom shell makeups?

    I ask because I really want this shoe (maybe ideally in cigar), and so would encourage the latter approach!

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    Those shoes are exactly what I'm after as well.
     


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    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    i am wearing a pair today. I bought them from Moulded Shoe. I am pretty sure they were rejects from stock made for the Japanese market (like Shoemart sells), but they denied it and said the circled R mark was to be allowed them to be sold in the U.S.
     


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    ceoceo Senior member

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    Cigar PTB in Modified last???? :inlove:
     


  10. sm31

    sm31 Senior member

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    Interesting. When was this?
     


  11. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Several years ago. I am not sure how many, but long enough that I had to have them resoled. Maybe four years, maybe five, maybe three.
    I don't think I have seen Moulded carry rejects since. At the time I bought these, I got a few other pairs of shell Modified Last shoes from them, all marked with the R in a circle on the sole. I can't remember for sure which I got from there and which I got from Shoemart.
     


  12. bengal-stripe

    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It is possible those shoes were made for Anatomica in Paris.

    All their Alden shoes are made on the 'modified last' and most designs (maybe all) come in shell cordovan. The owner Monsieur Fournier believes passionately in the modified last and the infallibility of the Brannock device.

    http://www.anatomica.fr/

    http://www.acontinuouslean.com/2009/10/26/mister-mort-trend-report-anatomica-paris/
     


  13. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Could be. All I know is that they were stamped as rejects - I assumed Japan, but you are right, Anatomica also gets Modified Last makeups.
     


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    I really have to thank Roguls for the original post here. Based on it, I went to Moulded Shoe, tried, and bought a pair of short wings on the modified last. Prior to this I was settling for Johnston and Murphys because they were the only half-decent shoe whose footbeds I could rip out and replace with my orthotics. The modified Aldens have enough arch support that I have gone without the orthotics with no ill effects and obviously, Aldens are at least a cut above -- probably two cuts. The fellow at Moulded Shoe, Ron, couldn't have been more helpful and more of a gentleman. Thank you and as I said, please count me in on the petition.
     


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    Roguls, please add me to the list.
     


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