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  1. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    Some other "last" errors:

    The Alden for BB shell PTB is on the M-58 last (not Barrie). I have it in color 8.
    The Alden for BB shell perf captoe bal is on the Snap last (not Hampton). I have it in black shell.

    Again, as to both, I am 100% certain.

    A good night to you sir. I am signing off .....
     
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    adios amigo. this info should be posted in the OP
     
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    Top 3:
    #4 Atom Wingtip
    #8 Captoe Boot
    Cigar Wingtip Boot

    3 different lasts as well.

    Scratching at the door on this list are my #8 Ultimate Jumpers, Ravello LWB, and Blue Suede LWB
     
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    Since we are kind of on the topic of rare shell...I've veen waiting for ( a few years now) for a shop to issue a make-up in pebble grain shell. Saw this pair back on 2007. But have not seen anything as of late...

    Anyone know if something in this shell is in stock at a specific retailer?

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    I really like the shape of my whiskey bals. Alden should make more balmoral shoes in general.
     
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    Mike from Epaulet floated the idea. I think these rare shell make-ups are solely in the hands of Alden and who they deem to be their best retailers. Just like #4 make-ups keep getting shot down, so do these. Leffot got a #4 this year, LS a few years ago with the 4x4, and shoemart has the boots, but I've not seen one of these done since that boot. I also think the shell is very rare...any idea how that pebble grain shell is made?
     
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    This is true. Also, for BB on the M58 (similar shape to the Barrie), it runs TTS.
     
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    I would think the pebble grain is embossed in the shell via press or putting it through a roller. And i would think that would have to be done between Horween and Alden by a 3rd party(unless Horween does it in-house, I really dont know). Alden being as behind as they are, I can imagine they'd shy away from adding one more step to the process...
     
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    Alden of Carmel stocks plenty of cordovan boots on commando soles, including a wingtip boot.

    http://www.alden-of-carmel.com/index.cfm/Shoes-Color_8_Wing_Tip_Boot_222.htm

    Some of the Alden branded stores may have similar boots in color 8 and black on commando. Alden DC does a cigar captoe on commando. As far as ravello, I don't believe i have seen a ravello boot stocked on a commando or a lug sole - your best bet would to be to see if anyone has a boot in your size and getting it resoled.
     
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    Morgan Senior member

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    Tassels did a longwing with #8 pebble grain shell a couple years ago. So awesome.

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    I dig balmoral wingtips too - these 974s were my first-ever pair of Aldens.

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    Some say TTS; some say size it like the Barrie (this thread has discussed this issue before, as I recall; there is no right or wrong).

    I am TTS 9.5D.

    My contact at the Alden factory tells me the M-58 and the Barrie should be sized the same. In my experience the M-58 is slightly shorter (I went to a 9.5C in M-58 from my usual Barrie size of 9D). However, I also have Barrie in 9.5C. Generally speaking, a 9.5D in Barrie and a 9.5D in M-58 are slightly too large for me. In my experience, a 9.5D in either the Barrie or M-58 (both of which I have tried on, or owned) is noticeably larger than other Alden 9.5D's.

    Conclusion: try on a few sizes if you are able, IMO. :D
     
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    +1 since BB has excellent customer service.
     
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    I would love a pair of these or the LWB in pebble...
     
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    Today Unlined Snuff PTB for Leather Soul
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