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Alden MTO Boot Group Order via Alden DC

Discussion in 'Preorders, Group Made-to-order, trunk shows, and o' started by 0waterbouys, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. CHRK33

    CHRK33 Senior member

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    +1000
     
  2. 0waterbouys

    0waterbouys Senior member

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    I'm in total agreement. I have enough shoes on the Barrie. Based on what others have posted and what I have heard from Joe and Chey it seems that the Grant last is a very good choice to go with for them. I'm not sure about the Plaza's "do-ability", though I would be fine with it as a design choice.
     
  3. Mr. Six

    Mr. Six Senior member

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    Cigar
    Medallion perf cap toe
    All eyelets
    Double leather sole (any style)
    Antique edge
    I don't have a last preference

    Yes, there are similar boots available now, but most seem to be plain cap toe and commando sole.
     
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  4. Man with Apple

    Man with Apple Senior member

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    I actually spoke to Kathy a few weeks ago about doing a:

    Cigar
    plain toe boot
    on the barrie last
    w/ antique edgetrim
    and all eyelets

    ...and she seemed very open to the idea.

    That would be my preference. Maybe on a double waterlock or commando sole.

    Also, just to add, possibly whiskey instead of cigar would be nice. Never seen a whiskey plain toe boot, and Kathy did do the whiskey indy last go-around. So maybe she can come by some whiskey again.

    Remember how nice these Leather Soul make-ups were?

    [​IMG]
     
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  5. cold war painter

    cold war painter Senior member

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    Thanks!

    If #4 is possible, it would seem like the obvious choice to me since it's not as readily available in the standard make-ups as cigar seems to be.
     
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    Yeah - I'm sick of the damn Barrie. It fits horribly for most, I wish most cool makeups were not on the Barrie - perhaps a new default last should be chosen :)

    What do you mean by the "do-ability" - would certain patterns not work on that last? I was under the impression that you could apply just about any old pattern to a specific last. I've seen some really cool Plaza based makeups via Leather Soul, ranging from an "Indy Boot" to slip ons! I'm biased though, I'm totally in love with that more chiseled look.
     
  7. z8k1n

    z8k1n Senior member

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    Great ideas.. please count me in for any #4 boot!!
     
  8. 0waterbouys

    0waterbouys Senior member

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    Counted [​IMG]
     
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  9. david3558

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    I see what you mean - thanks! Do keep me up to date though :)
     
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    I like the look of the Plaza generally but I think it just looks wrong for an Indy, the curve of the stitiching against the chisel toe seems odd to me. I realise I may be alone on this.

    I understand your annoyance with the ubiquitous Barrie, although I quite like it myself and it fits me just fine.

    If we're getting our preferences in, I would be happy with any shell especially #4. Commando sole preferable but leather OK, crepe a deal-breaker. Any last OK although I would rather not Trubalance (but I don't think we're going there anyway). I probably wouldn't go in with an Indy but any other design would be fine.
     
  11. 0waterbouys

    0waterbouys Senior member

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    Marked ya down!
     
  12. Steel28

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    +1 on any #4 boots! Count me in please.
     
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    Mark me down for any #4 boot also, please.
     
  14. david3558

    david3558 Senior member

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    Good to see ya jcp9 :)

    How would that preorder process work - really asking about payment.
     
  15. pic9809

    pic9809 Well-Known Member

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    Count me in for color 4 boots please

    Thanks for organizing!
     
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  16. jpc9

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    Hi David! Hope you're enjoying this Bay Area heat!

    Curious about this too. 20% deposit? 50%? 100%?
     
  17. 0waterbouys

    0waterbouys Senior member

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    As far as desposits and pre-ordering go I will need to speak to Kathy directly about that for confirmation. Unfortunately that will have to wait until she gets back from leave. I'll call Joe tomorrow though and see if I can get some info about it.
     
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  18. calidist

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    +1. Prefer a wingtip and not on the Barrie.
     
  19. 0waterbouys

    0waterbouys Senior member

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    It's looking like the Grant last is what is going to end up sticking. Enough people seem to be against the Barrie and this, I have been told, is a last Alden DC is comfortable ordering for us. I'm still going to inquire about the other lasts people have mentioned and update everyone tomorrow.
     
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  20. gracian

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    Would be in on this. Also open to this make up in cigar shell.

     

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