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

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  1. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Distinguished Member

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    Just yesterday I was informed by Alden SF management that they are completely out of exotic shell, and are having a difficult time keeping up with demand for color 8 and black.
     


  2. phototristan

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    in the very near future, we will all be clamoring for black shell and color 8 saying to each other 'wow, how did you obtain that? i'm so jealous'.
     


  3. Don L

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    [​IMG] Black, the new exotic shell

    I have had good results on a pair of ebay pickups
     


  4. kwhitelaw

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    does anyone have the email for kathy at Alden DC?
     


  5. phototristan

    phototristan Distinguished Member

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    PM sent
     


  6. kwhitelaw

    kwhitelaw Distinguished Member

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    got it..

    thank you sir!
     


  7. hkpm

    hkpm Senior Member

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    We may see more and more CXL and suede make-ups in the coming years...
     


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    With the shell shortage maybe it would be easier for horween to source triceratops hides, now that would durable. Not to mention one could probably get more than one pair shoes out of 'em.
     


  9. kwhitelaw

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    knew I should have grabbed a pair of the jcrew ravellos that the SA was offering sizes of in this thread [​IMG]
     
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    Uncle,

    "you should note that the rolls spends most of its time in the shop whereas the porsche spends most of its time on the road"

    Absolutely!

    best,
    nephew
     


  11. mcarthur

    mcarthur Stylish Dinosaur

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    nephew,
    good luck on your theory
     


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    mcarthur Stylish Dinosaur

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    nephew,
    we have something in common. i will delegate this matter for you to research (two winks)
     


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    triceratops boots?:
     


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    I think this can be explained fairly simply. One need not look further than Uncle Mac's closet to explain the shell shortage. :satisfied:
     


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    I think it's a very safe bet that shell in general is getting tough to find in Many sizes, in particular me . Size 14D is a tough to find under good times for the rare shell colors. I feel pretty lucky to have the Ravello NST on Aberdean last. My Whiskey Shell NST on Barrie last are headed back from Alden with the small issue fixed, will have them Thursday and if they look good I will give them the maiden wear.

    My Cap Toe Bal Oxfords in #8 will be here Friday. I also went all in and ordered a pair of Straight Tip Bluchers in #8 shell model 2160, and a 987 Leisure Handsewn in black shell. May not keep all of them but wanted see, touch, and try all of them on.

    See Ya,
    Steve
     
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