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Alden question

Dewey

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The initial 5 means the shoe was made in 1985 or 1995, I believe. The H could mean 8th month, i.e., August. Since I can't find this style on the usual online sources for Alden, I would guess it was not made in 2005.

The last I can't say from that one photo. It's not the plaza though.
 

robin

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The model number is 638 - it's either a discontinued model or it was a special makeup for the store. If you send a polite email to alden with that number, they can determine what last it was made on.
 

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Just got email back from the factory. Very nice of them to look this up, proves that Alden really does care.

"Dear Mr. Morris,

Thanks for your kinds words.
#638 was a 4 eyelet blucher oxford with mocc toe and a microcell sole, made on the Truflare last in brown calf.
If this description matches your shoes, I can only tell you it was discontinued before I joined the Company in 1986. Therefore your shoe was made at least 22 years ago.

Best Regards,
Bob Clark"
 

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