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Finding Longwings

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Jmca1, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. LesterSnodgrass

    LesterSnodgrass Senior member

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    I don't understand this shoe in black.
     


  2. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Is there a reason the standard Alden 975 won't work?
     


  3. JayJay

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    I don't understand this shoe in black.
    It's classic and works well when formal business attire is needed, but YMMV. I'm in a pair of black Alden shell longwings today.
     


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    Try calling the Alden Shop in SF. They got me a pair of Alden 975 in less than a week, after I struck out with numerous online retailers.
     


  6. Jmca1

    Jmca1 Well-Known Member

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    Quick update.

    I spoke to someone at Brooks Bros on Rodeo drive who said they could find me a pair... but never got back to me. Fast forward to this afternoon, and I called Madison Ave and they said their last pair was just shipped to Rodeo! Turns out they actually found them in NYC and shipped them to Rodeo to ship them to NYC! Needless to say they won't make my birthday, but at least I found them.

    That's what I get for being impatient!!! LOL
     


  7. Jmca1

    Jmca1 Well-Known Member

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    Mafoofan,

    The Alden's would have been fine, but I locked onto the Black Fleece after thinking I could get cordovan for $400. Sometimes, i'm a bit like a dog with a bone, I just lock onto something till I get it... LOL
     


  8. JayJay

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    Try calling the Alden Shop in SF. They got me a pair of Alden 975 in less than a week, after I struck out with numerous online retailers.
    The ShoeMart has a large supply and ships very fast. Order one day, have them the next. I've ordered from them many times over the years and have never had a problem or shipping delay.
     


  9. forex

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    The ShoeMart has a large supply and ships very fast. Order one day, have them the next. I've ordered from them many times over the years and have never had a problem or shipping delay.

    +1,I didn't know shoemart had such a great collection of shell aldens,starting from black to cigar and whiskey, from shoes to boots,now if only I could justify getting a few pairs these days,I am hooked to alden shells now[​IMG]
     


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    Is there a reason the standard Alden 975 won't work?

    I could ask you the same thing.
     


  11. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    I could ask you the same thing.

    Mainly because the Barrie last doesn't fit me.
     


  12. forex

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    Mainly because the Barrie last doesn't fit me.

    What last is that on your avatar?Plaza?Are you still contemplating ordering bunch of those?
     


  13. JayJay

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    +1,I didn't know shoemart had such a great collection of shell aldens,starting from black to cigar and whiskey, from shoes to boots,now if only I could justify getting a few pairs these days,I am hooked to alden shells now[​IMG]
    The ShoeMart used to routinely have 20% off sales on Alden shells, but not anymore. My first pair of shells were bought from them several years ago, a pair of LHS; this started my fascination with shell. The shoes have aged very nicely.
     


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    The ShoeMart used to routinely have 20% off sales on Alden shells, but not anymore. My first pair of shells were bought from them several years ago, a pair of LHS; this started my fascination with shell. The shoes have aged very nicely.

    20% discount would make them a better deal,most of them are almost $600 which is a bit steep.
     


  15. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    What last is that on your avatar?Plaza?Are you still contemplating ordering bunch of those?

    Plaza last. I've ordered four more, for a total of five.
     


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