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  1. robin

    robin Senior member

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    I have, thanks, but they don't have either of those in brown. Been tough to find a
    brown balmoral I like...

    Those models have been discontinued for about a year now. You're best bet is to contact the main Alden stores who might still have some in stock.
     
  2. mechanical pencil

    mechanical pencil Senior member

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    How about the cigar shell plain toe bal, # 90730, from ShoeMart? I love that shoe. Or the straight tip bal in brown calf (920)?

    Yeah, I love that shoe too! I've got the cigar shell chukka, so nice. But the price...

    I don't have just a brown "dress" shoe to wear with a suit. (Bal?) The straight tip in calf looks kind
    of un-inspired, prefer that shoe in cordovan I think. I've really been looking for a plain ol brown wingtip....

    Thanks for the ideas!
     
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    Those models have been discontinued for about a year now. You're best bet is to contact the main Alden stores who might still have some in stock.

    Good idea Robin, thanks! I'll give it a shot....
     
  4. mechanical pencil

    mechanical pencil Senior member

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    Yup, those are beauts!
    But like most of those nice looking C and J's, they don't seem to come in wide...

    [​IMG]
     
  5. constant struggle

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    so i think i am going to kop some indy's... i don't want any predistressed jawns... do they only come in that one lighter brown color or do they come in a dark brown anywhere?
    also where 2 kop at a decent price?

    http://www.johnhelmer.com/prod.itml/icOid/237

    Is this the normal color? If so I want to KOP at best price only of course..




    Or is this link the normal color?
    http://www.aldenshop.com/DrawOneShoe.asp?CategoryID=109



    SOMEONE HOOK ME UP WITH THE INFO


    also size down 1/2 from allen edmonds?

    i want the indy to be my go to fall shoe for casual outfits
     
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    zippyh Senior member

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    Black cordo, suede, #8 cordo, standard brown.
    [​IMG]

    Leather Soul also has/had brown and black calf "Ultimate Indy".
    Also a sand color suede version.
     
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    onion Senior member

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    Are there any well shot WAYWT, or other random pictures of people wearing Alden cordovan chukkas?
     
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    ^^ yes, from get smart. prob more than a year ago
     
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    I was looking thru some old Alden thread this morning. This is one of get smart's pic [​IMG]
     
  10. constant struggle

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    so i think i am going to kop some indy's... i don't want any predistressed jawns... do they only come in that one lighter brown color or do they come in a dark brown anywhere?
    also where 2 kop at a decent price?

    http://www.johnhelmer.com/prod.itml/icOid/237

    Is this the normal color? If so I want to KOP at best price only of course..




    Or is this link the normal color?
    http://www.aldenshop.com/DrawOneShoe.asp?CategoryID=109



    SOMEONE HOOK ME UP WITH THE INFO


    also size down 1/2 from allen edmonds?

    i want the indy to be my go to fall shoe for casual outfits


    anyone?
     
  11. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    I was looking thru some old Alden thread this morning.

    This is one of get smart's pic
    [​IMG]


    since then I added a Vibram topsole on the already thick Alden double sole, so now it's basically "triple sole taper to double sole" and the chukkas are monsters, which is great, as it's congruous with the very gunboat-y Barrie last which are beasts to begin with.
     
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    Stopped by the Alden store in DC at lunch--NEARLY bought a pair of frankenshoe LHS in cordovan with a crepe sole/leather toe. They are bricks. $300 down from over $500, but didn't quite fit and $300 is a lot for a mistake. 11Ds are still there for anyone interested.
     
  13. robin

    robin Senior member

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    Crepe sole LHS's? Kinda weird, but I dig it.
     
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    Stopped by the Alden store in DC at lunch--NEARLY bought a pair of frankenshoe LHS in cordovan with a crepe sole/leather toe. They are bricks. $300 down from over $500, but didn't quite fit and $300 is a lot for a mistake. 11Ds are still there for anyone interested.

    You didn't happen to notice if there were any boots there...of the suede variety?
     
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