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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. REguy

    REguy Senior member

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    How do they fit in relation to your Aldens? What size do you wear vs your Barrie size?
     
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    This happens every now and again yet, for some reason, I always fall for it.
     
  3. BWV988

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    Oh, you're right. I got as far as opening the drop-down menu for size and marveling at the apparent full stock. I never bothered picking a size and width because I knew I couldn't order anything right now. Sorry to get people's hopes up.
     
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    I did get super excited for about 1/100000 of a second. Seeing ravello wingtip boots was great but as soon as I saw the color 4, I realized I was either dreaming or it was a cruel joke. I wanted to believe that maybe a restock was imminent (they're just tweaking the site) but this seems really doubtful. Though there is always hope, given the recent Bigfoot-Rainbow-Shell-Blowout.
     
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  5. totalair1

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    MrDV-Stunning Ravello NST...I'm fortunate to have a pair too. However yours pop better than mine!

    See Ya,
    Steve
     
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    Thanks Uncle...I learned from the best...thanks for all of your wisdom sharing on all things Alden!

    See Ya,
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    Arrived yesterday ... Alden x Leffot LWB, Color 8 Shell, antique edge, double Waterlock soles. Love 'em!

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    nice shoes welcome to the forum
     
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    Gentlemen,
    I am looking to purchase a pair of LHS in Ravello. Any recommended sources? Alden of Washington, DC is out at the moment.

    Thanks for any suggestions. I may just have to hop on some store's waitlist. Cheers.
     
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    I went ahead and called the Shoe Mart and spoke with Ed, who was very gracious. I was told that they are anticipating approximately 24 pairs of ravello wt boots sometime in the winter or early spring. Needless to say, they've all been promised away. Nonetheless, I went ahead and asked to be put on ravello stand-by, hoping that some nice fella in 8.5D or E will pass up a unicorn and throw it my way (I did have the fortune of grabbing the ravello longwing from Kathy at A-DC this fall, so why not go for the ravello double trouble?). Fingers crossed, even if delusionally.
     
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    I have the black shell LWB on double leather (model 9751) and I find they are more versatile than probably many would think - flannels, denim, etc.

    Commando is a nice touch for winter IMO in that overshoes are not needed if the snow/slush is minimal.
     
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    Nowhere to be found as far as I know.
     
  14. totalair1

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    Anybody interested in a pair of cigar Indy boot with commando sole in 11c, or cigar full strap loafers in 11d, or a pair of Leather Soul Navy suede plain toe boot in 10.5d...they are listed on ebay right now.

    Good hunting!

    See Ya,
    Steve
     
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  15. smoothie1

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    Not in stock anywhere. I am considering ordering as a backordered item from the ShoeMart and either canceling or flipping the pair, if I in fact change my mind down the road.

    Does anyone have recent positive experiences with the ShoeMart? Despite owning several Aldens--and not buying a new pair (shell or otherwise) in years--I have never dealt with this outfit. Cheers.
     
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    Makes sense. Currently my only longwings are ravello and color 8 / antique. I have a tan suede version on order. Black (either on commando or the classic on double leather) could be a good addition to that rotation.
     
  17. Alcibiades

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    I've purchased a few times from them. I find their service is very good. I can buy from them with no sales tax and receive shoes the next day with standard ground UPS shipping. I like ordering from Alden DC for the same reason.
     
  18. totalair1

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    I like the Shoemart and had a great experience. To my knowledge they are no longer accepting pre-orders of rare colors in shell cordovan. At least that's what I was told by the owner Ed. If you find out otherwise let us know.

    See Ya,
    Steve
     
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    If you like gunboats, you always get use out of the black. A classic, great looking shoe. And I agree with your intuition about the usefulness of the commando sole for the fall and winter. I got a pair of color 8 boots with commando soles for the same use.
     
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    Thank you for that kind compliment.


    This is an optical illusion created by the internet! My shoelaces are never twisted! :)



    Really? Must have right over left?
     
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