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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. ambivalence

    ambivalence Senior member

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    WIll be keen if is a Ravello or #4 wingtips/captoe boots on the grant last
     
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  2. atomicsippycup

    atomicsippycup New Member

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    Thanks for taking the iniative on this. You can count me in for a #4 boot on the Grant last.
     
  3. jdpirtl22

    jdpirtl22 Well-Known Member

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    I would be down for any #4 boot, preferably wingtip but i wouldn't be too picky if she could get #4 honestly.
     
  4. CTYGGG

    CTYGGG Senior member

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    I love the initial stage of an MTO for some really great ideas can be fleshed out on make-ups. Here's my thought's and I'm just going to throw them out there…

    * #4 LWB
    * #4 Tanker Boot
    * #4 LHS

    * Cigar Indy Shoe, could also do in whiskey…here's my CXL pair to see what I'm thinking of…
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    * Cigar Nassau PTB…here's my #4's to go you an idea of what they'd look like…
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    * Cigar Unlined Dover PTB with Antique Edgetrim…llike this, but in cigar…
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    * Cigar Six Eyelet Chukka with Antique Edgertrim…something like this…
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    * Cigar PTB with Brass Eyelets on Commando Sole with Antique Edgetrim
    * Cigar LWB with Brass Eyelets with Antique Edgetrim

    *Blue Suede LHS
    *Blue Suede Tanker Boot

    Just throwing out some ideas.
     
  5. 0waterbouys

    0waterbouys Senior member

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    Probably won't be Ravello. Alden has said there is none ready for the rest of this year and when they do get some in there are tons of back orders. Some with leffot, I think some with Epaulet. Whiskey may be in the same boat as well, but I have no source on that info but seeing as the hides for ravello and whiskey need to perfect and pristine I'd wager we'll see a shortage on both. Again, I'll keep everyone updated.
     
  6. jpc9

    jpc9 Senior member

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    I've never tried the Grant, but pics of it look sleek and I'll try it if it means a #4 boot that will happen and not sell out in my size like the Shoemart WTB did in blink. Sizing same as Barrie/TB/Mod? Whats the overall difference (apart from obvious heal width)?
     
  7. 0waterbouys

    0waterbouys Senior member

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    Awesome post CTYGGG! All great Ideas, I especially love the dover. I wish we could do one in Ravello though. I'll take all these styles that have been posted and see what DC will match them with
    shell wise. I.e. Can we get a #4 six eyelet chukka? Thats obviously just an example but I will see what they are keen on doing with us. I'm sure something will stick. But as of now it looks like the consensus is on a #4 cap toe boot. I can't say I am not excited [​IMG]
     
  8. natesjuice

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    hello all. please count me in for any MTO in color #4 as well!
     
  9. trig

    trig Senior member

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    i say consensus is #4 wingtip boot so far ;) although I would enjoy a #4 swb as well.
     
  10. calidist

    calidist Senior member

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    6 eye chukka sounds interesting as well. I love the look of a chukka but the two or three eye options do not secure my heel well enough... I'd also be happy with just about any Cigar make up.
     
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  11. david3558

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    I have owned a decent amount of the lasts - including a bunch of Barrie's (got rid of my last one as you know ;) ). I measure out as a 9D on the Brannock Device, with a narrower heel, slightly wider forefoot, low arch/instep.

    Alden Aberdeen - 9D
    These fit quite well, the instep is not extremely high which IMO works well for a pair of loafers. I'd say they run a tad long.

    Alden Plaza - 9D
    These are probably my favorite; the chiseled look and all day comfort. These fit like a glove, with my heel secured without any discomfort. I want to say they have a lower instep too as they work pretty well for me. Alden of Carmel says they run long but I think the Grant and Aberdeen run a tiny bit longer IMO.

    Alden Trubalance - 8.5D
    Like the Barrie, they run .5 size big but the forefoot/ball area is even more comfortable. Since they were intended to be Orthopedic, it works well for people with a flatter/splayed foot as the toes get plenty of room. Heel is not AS wide as the Barrie. Would work well with thicker socks. Super comfy - I've owned nearly 4 pairs of Indy's, one pair was dedicated for hiking/camping in... love that Thomas Heel. (Though it can be too much support for some people)

    Alden Barrie - 8.5D
    My least favorite fit; so vague and not much character. The instep is relatively high (if not very), which works terribly for my low instep and arch. The heel is very wide as many have said and the forefoot area is wide but seems to taper and crowds my pinky toes.

    Alden Grant - 9D
    The Grant seems like a great boot last, compared the the Plaza, they are looser overall. Recommended TTS, they are surprisingly wide - because of this I think they will work better with slightly thicker socks (I had been wearing dress socks across the board). The heel is wider than Plaza. Overall a comfortable last; the Plaza is for people who prefer a snugger fit IMO.

    Hope this helps you guys, feel free to chime in.

    Edit: read more here: http://www.styleforum.net/t/304002/a-guide-shoes-for-flatter-feet-narrow-heels-etc
     
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  12. CHRK33

    CHRK33 Senior member

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    I agree with this...Looking at the posts so far, it seems the consensus is the #4 wingtip boot on Grant last with antique edgetrim. We should agree on welt and sole options as well.
     
  13. CHRK33

    CHRK33 Senior member

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    CTYGG, great post and great ideas.

    In addition to the #4 wingtip boot, maybe a second makeup in cigar could be put together as well. I am confident we could get enough people for a 2nd makeup if Kathy was interested -- I think the Cigar tanker boot or cigar nassau PTB with brass eyelets and antique edgetrim would both be spectacular.

    0waterbouys, just a suggestion (as I have gone the MTO route with Epaulet and a couple other retailers), it will be easier for you to get sufficient interest if you present Kathy with a fully realized makeup as opposed to presenting a series of options. It also shows that we are serious about putting this together and have thought about the options. Just a suggestion. Thanks for taking the lead.
     
  14. stevent

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    Would like a swb as well, color 4 is so rich. Need more people on captoe route though, already got the wingtips
     
  15. El Argentino

    El Argentino Senior member

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    Assuming a #4 boot would go through - what would we be looking at price-wise?

    (Vote for #4 cap toe boot on Grant - antique edgetrim)
     
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  16. stevent

    stevent Senior member

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    +1 to your vote. I'd say pricing would be $675-$715 or so
     
  17. CHRK33

    CHRK33 Senior member

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    By my unscientific count, it seems to be 6 votes for wingtip and 5 for the captoe version in #4. With a host of others happy with either style in #4.
     
  18. 0waterbouys

    0waterbouys Senior member

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    I plan on presenting Kathy with 2 makeups. If she can do both and we have a sufficient number of people willing to pre-order then awesome, that's the route we'll go. If she only wants to do one then I will talk to her about our primary/backup plans. Regardless of her decision I will inform everyone that has expressed interest which shoe we have ended up going with. Most of the posts have claimed allegiance to a color #4 boot regardless of wingtip or cap toe. It seems that we have our primary makeup in the #4 boot though, and I agree with your earlier post that we should lock in a welt and sole option as well as a toe (wingtip vs cap toe.)

    So, lets narrow down those options. Please post your preferences for a toe, welt, and sole. I'll post my preference first to start things off. If you could post your choices in this format it would really help me organize all of your thoughts and wants. Thanks!

    Toe: Cap toe (no medallion)

    Welt: 360 welt

    Sole/Heel: Double waterlock, or double leather sole. Dovetail heel

    Trim: Antique edge


    If you have remain undecided on any of these options then whichever wins the majority will be what is finalized. Thanks again!
     
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  19. edubs01

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    Count me in for # 4 in either a wingtip or captoe.
     
  20. calidist

    calidist Senior member

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    Edited - See later post...
     
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