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***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. 100 yrs

    100 yrs Senior member

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    for those in the Atlanta area, Sid Mashburn has a pair of ravello ptb in the dover pattern, double leather soles. I did not inquire on available sizes as they appear to be barrie last which I'm not a fan of for shoes.


    Also, are these C&J Coniston?They say made in England. Offered by Sid:

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  2. nadav

    nadav Senior member

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    All Sid Mashburn branded shoes are made by Alfred Sargent.
     
  3. Organika

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    Great choice, such a nice color, two tone already showing.
     
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    excellent first pair! enjoy !
     
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  6. thebeebs

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    Just returned my whiskey PTBs back to TSM. Upon arrival, I placed them next to my Ravello PTBs, and they just looked too similar. The whiskeys as of later are looking a bit darker than my older whiskeys and I felt like I was wasting $690 by keeping them. I almost wonder if Alden is darkening some of their lighter shades to allow themselves to produce these rare, high demand colors at the expense of consistency. Bummer...

    PS - Don't have any photos to share on this, since I re-boxed and sent them out today.
     
  7. Organika

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    The Ravello above is perfect, comes across as a Antiqued Whiskey. True though, you will see some darker Whiskeys which start to lose the peanut butter hue. Both of them make a Black PTB look plain Jane.


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  8. sevenfoldtieguy

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    My whiskey PTBs from TSM are ever-so-slightly darker than my whiskey LHS and LWB, but nearly identical in shade to my whiskey chukkas. Frankly I like the darker shade of whiskey better if I had to choose between the two shades.

    When compared to my ravello PTBs, there is a color difference pronounced enough to justify keeping them. Also, the differences between the two PTBs stand out even more given that my ravellos have dark edging and my whiskeys have antique edging.

    Look on the bright side, now you have $690 to acquire something else. :slayer:
     
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    Alden SF has some nice rare cordovan on its website, including whiskey balmoral wingtips (I don't believe I have seen these offered on a webstie before), whiskey PTBs and ravello longwings in common sizes. I highly recommend the whiskey balmorals
     
  11. mr chorizo

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    there a bunch of new make ups up on Unionmade.com, including a natural cxl LHS which i have been clamoring for. It's on the "tom" last, which i don't know anything about.

    does anyone have any info on how this differs from the van last?

    edit: here are some side by side images.

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  12. zippyh

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    Allegedly these are on the Tom last.
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  13. Alcibiades

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    Sadly, I too have found barrie lasted captoe boots to be a bit narrower than expected. My 10E grant captoe boots fit perfectly, but the 10D barrie captoe boots fit narrower than 10D barrie boots and shoes like chukkas, PTBs and longwings (this is also in contrast to 10D trubalance Indy boots, which fit me great). After much deliberation, I may put two pretty unique captoe boot models up for sale this Saturday on Styforum and ebay...
     
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  14. Burton

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    The Tom last looks very nice. Anyone know where you can find shoes made on that last?
     
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    It looks like the Tom last may have a higher instep, which would be a godsend
     
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    Exactly. I don't think I would buy Carminas to wear with jeans. Not that you couldn't. Just not the look I'm going for.
     
  17. sevenfoldtieguy

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    Unionmade also used to list models as being on the "New Hampton" last. I inquired of Alden about said last. There is no such thing as a New Hampton last.

    A person who cares enough may wish to contact Alden directly about the supposed Tom last.
     
  18. sevenfoldtieguy

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    Whiskey offerings:
    PTB
    Chukka
    WT Bal

    It wasn't that long ago that Alden SF had no whiskey offerings .....
     
  19. Burton

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    That was my thought. I could not imagine how happy I would be if you could get a high instep loafer from Alden here in the states.
     
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