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

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

  1. Joenobody0

    Joenobody0 Senior member

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    I've heard this opinion many times before. The Modified last can both look very nice and very not nice depending on the shoe. Moulded Shoe had some really nice looking Modified last longwings about a year ago. Also, some of the shoes that Anatomica offers for sale look better, at least in pictures, than anything I've ever seen from Alden.
     


  2. comrade

    comrade Senior member

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    I would never wear long wings, nor any wings.
    Unfortunately for me, most Alden models do not
    appeal to me, even if I were a normal size.
     


  3. luzer

    luzer Senior member

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  4. Roguls

    Roguls Senior member

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    Huh? The modified version is better. I have and can attest. Sleeker profile.
     


  5. dcg

    dcg Senior member

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    I have these on order with Moulded Shoe. Agree that the stitching is not as pleasing as the originals, but have not had a chance to compare both side by side.
     


  6. Michigan Planner

    Michigan Planner Senior member

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    I recently acquired a pair of Alden v-tips in Cigar on the Modified last and agree with many of the posters here that they are definitely comfortable. Unfortunately, I don't think the sleekness really works for me, at least from a personal style aspect since I am definitely anything but sleek.

    I think I'll stick to the nice, Barrie blob. :embar:

    If anybody is interested, they are currently up on B&S.
     
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  7. luzer

    luzer Senior member

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    i love the modified. but part of the appeal of the indy boot is the rugged/casual/non-sleek profile, IMHO.
     


  8. Smiles

    Smiles New Member

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    I signed up just to throw in my support. I don't own any Aldens, but I've been aching for a shell cordovan boot for ages, and one in a last that approximates the shape of a human foot in a width greater than an E would be right up my alley.

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  9. dachshundlover

    dachshundlover New Member

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    Hi
    I am waiting on the next order from Anatomica in Paris, I was interested in the USN boot and also the plain derby lace up shoe.
    I agree with you, it is insulting that Alden does not offer these boots for their US customers.

    I have been doing a lot of research... bought a pair of boots from Moulded shoes,...unfortunately they don't offer widths E and wider....

    I would sign anything to get these boots available in the US or to even get a chance to special order them
    thanks
    Ernesto
     


  10. Roguls

    Roguls Senior member

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    Smiles and dachsundlover added. We've got to get to at least fifty for even an initial letter here fellas....
     


  11. applky

    applky Senior member

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    You may add my name to the petition. Here's hoping shell Modified shoes appear more widely.
     


  12. iroh

    iroh Senior member

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    Add me to the list
     


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  15. Roguls

    Roguls Senior member

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    Wow man. So wrong you are. In the smaller sizes (8 and down), perhaps you have an argument. But even then, not really.

    Adding two more now. We shall get to 50 damn it!
     


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