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

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Roguls, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. kwhitelaw

    kwhitelaw Senior member

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    anatomica offers additional options, but be prepared $$$
     
  2. PhiPsi32

    PhiPsi32 Senior member

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    I'm willing to pay the $$$, Anatomica like many Alden dealers is plagued by extended delivery times. I've been waiting for their Ravello PT boot order to be confirmed since last September . . .
     
  3. nutcracker

    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Went to check out The Lacota House some time ago....

    NST Bluchers in Modified Last
    Saw these in person. Didn`t look bad at all.

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  4. LImorowman

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    Thanks. The Lakota house looks like they only carry D width on their site. And Anatomica's site is a bit hard to navigate, but I don't think they show the Aldens they have in stock.
    I love Moulded in NYC, but I wish they carried just a few more shell choices..
     
  5. nutcracker

    nutcracker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Try getting on The Shoe Mart`s Alden Irregular email list. At least when I used to get them, I saw lots of Modified Last rejects (presumably sent back from Japan), I remember they have some in C width too. I haven`t received one in a while though.....
     
  6. alladin

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    I got a chance to try the modified last yesterday and I was very surprised by the 'instant' comfort level!

    The boots felt comfortable immediately and the leather soles were flexible - unlike many shoe brands where the shoes have to be broken in.

    I wear orthotics and these seemed perfect. The shape does not lend well to a smart dress shoe, but for casual wear, they are perfect.
     
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  7. PhiPsi32

    PhiPsi32 Senior member

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    Preference for shape is a matter of taste. I find the shape just fine for business attire.
     
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    I am looking for a vass rep or store in europe to chat with. Any references?
     
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    b-ewing Senior member

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    Any interest in or owners of a ML PT boot with cork soles out there? Ideally, id love a pair with double oak with 705 half soles, but understand it cannot be done due to the last configuration (they can cement but not stitch the second sole).

    anyway, I'm incredibly obsessed with these right now :D
     
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  11. PhiPsi32

    PhiPsi32 Senior member

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    What kind of PT boot are you looking for? Calf/suede, color etc.
     
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    PhiPsi32 Senior member

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  13. b-ewing

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    Im mostly eying a smooth side brown leather that will patina well- not rough out or scotch grain for sure. Maybe oil pull or aniline finished, like CXL. If I could afford and get em I'd go for ravello shell, but after reading this whole thread it sounds like it just ain't to be... Your Indy order get fulfilled? That's a beautiful boot man!
     
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  14. b-ewing

    b-ewing Senior member

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    I've actually never owned Alden's, but my search for a perfect PT (or possibly cap toe) boot has led me here :) seems like the ordering and selection process is a pain in the arse compared to some bootmakers like Whites (which is what I've gone with in the past). But when i peeped a pair of PT ML boots in #8 somewhere online recently, it all seemed to make sense to me.

    Now, just trying to learn what I can, and save up!
     
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    b-ewing, have you called moulded shoes about a resole to neocork?
    Plain toe boot on modified is a good combination for sure.
     
  16. PhiPsi32

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    Kudu Indy is still pending confirmation.

    The ravello modified pt boot is my holy grail. I've been on the order list at Anatomica Paris since Sept. Still waiting for that order to be confirmed as well.
     
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  18. PhiPsi32

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    Not my size either
     
  19. b-ewing

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    I'm due to call Rafael, after a few back and fourth emails. Seems to be a very approachable and customer oriented guy, which is great. Neocork appears like a doable option seeing as their Indy is built with it.
     
  20. b-ewing

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    what a painful process!! That said I've been waiting about 14mos for a leather jacket to be made. However, at least I know ill actually get it!!
     

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