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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. bkotsko

    bkotsko Senior member

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    I have to give Kathy in the DC store props.
    The new 9905s arrived yesterday, and look great.
    I ordered them and then after i placed the order on the phone, I got a call back 30 minutes later and was told that they were already allocated to another person.
    They told me they would wait list me if in fact the other person didn't come for them.
    They called me thursday to tell me they were available.
     
  2. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Senior member

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    Thanks for the compliment Sazon... Considering I had probably 2 posts from the 200! Hope all is well!
     
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    smoothie1 Senior member

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    For all of you crazy for whiskey shell, I have noticed that Sky Valet (http://www.skyvalet1.com) has at least the plain toe blucher (9905) and leisure handsewn (6746). And having inspected them in person, they are a very light batch of whiskey for those who obsess over such things.

    It seems like the inventory on the store's website is not always reliable. I mention Sky Valet mainly because it seems like some people search far and wide to source whiskey shell, and I have rarely had a problem finding it. Then again, I am not desperate to purchase all of the special order makeups or to have a particular style in every single color of shell.

    Cheers.
     
  4. budapest12

    budapest12 Senior member

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    When they took your order the first time, shouldn't that be the time for them to tell you the shoes actually aren't available?

    Glad it worked out for you, but that sounds quite disorganized.
     
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    sazon Senior member

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    Hi A - Yes, I did. They are on order from my friends on Trinity Place!

    They are really 2 different shoes, as you pointed out.
     
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    Shawnc Senior member

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    Would love to see a pic of some 20-yo LWB's.
     
  7. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    Get 5, then get either 4 or 3.
     
  8. budapest12

    budapest12 Senior member

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    WHAT??!! That sort of rationality is blasphemy! :D
     
  9. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Senior member

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    Citishoes also seems to be a good source of whiskey and cigar cordovan.
     
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    bkotsko Senior member

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    I guess my point is that they made a mistake and then followed through and made it right when given the chance.
    IMO life isn't about the mistakes you make but what you do to make things right.
     
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    If you are really interested, you should call Leffot and ask if they can add you to the order. They may say no, but that is the worse that can happen, and I think it is highly likely they will be able to accommodate you.
     
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    Alden Longwing Blucher Cordovan Barrie last what size and with should i get (9,5D??)? I wear Wolverine 1k 9,5US, Redwing GT 9,5US (were to tight mid foot, but cobbler stretched them), Common projects size 43EU
     
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    If you are a TTS 9.5 then I would suggest a 9D. I don't have experience with any of the shoes you mentioned.
     
  14. TheSizzle

    TheSizzle Senior member

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    If only they went down one step further, to 6D, I'd be in!
     
  15. zippyh

    zippyh Senior member

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    Redwing GTs are similar to Barrie.
     
  16. matt92037

    matt92037 Well-Known Member

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    I think both the 1000 Mile and Redwing GT are similar to Barrie (I have owned them all). I want to caution you however cordovan on Barrie has always fit me a little tighter than Chromexel on Barrie.
     
  17. Olifter

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    Purely personal preference. I would go for the LWB, and I have, one of my favorite pair shoes.
     
  18. Papa Doble

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    You said pick two, so I'd choose:

    #8 LWB
    Ravello PTB or Cigar PTB

    If it was pick three, I'd add the whiskey NST.
     
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    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Wow. They both look nice, but yes they look very similar from the wearers perspective. :) -Mike
     
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