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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. tifosi

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    nephew,
    wear only in good health
     
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    The farfetch - Italian store offering were pebbled shell. They only had 3 or 4 sizes left by the time they advertised through farfetch earlier this year. The size description was also difficult to understand. I called and emailed, no luck, but a fellow member scored a pair and loves them.
    And yes, I would love a pair of them boots.
     
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    ^^ Then I stand corrected. Either way...I want those boots.
     
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    Grant Cigar Cap's today

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    If you have been followed the thread recently, you should know that i have a pair of 975 size 7.5D with minor stains. Would like to see if anyone would accept the dye stains for a discount price. Would also consider trading alden size 7d or 7.5d. I will return them next week if no one is interested.
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    Nice DonL! I need those in my life!
     
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    Pretty sure that's Horween shell. However, despite the great looks, they are very rare and extremely expensive.

    $1100 was the last price I heard on that.
     
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    Sure looks like Earth Chamois to me.



    Interesting that that AAAC forum discussion was talking about a shell shortage back in 2007. Is the shortage something that happens every few years or so?
     
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    They had - but appear to now be out of - black boots in a pebble grain horsehide. They were definitely still in limited stock not too long ago. I also thought - but am not positive - that I saw a model some time ago in a pebble grain shell. This is apart from the "regular" shell that goes for $1100 as you mention. My point was really just that if viberg is offering this, I can't see why Alden - which was offering it - now can't (at least in small batches).
     
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    quick OT question: is $184 for BB's shell cordovan belt a good deal? I saw old threads saying at one point they were discounted to $99, but i doubt that'll happen in the near future!
     
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    The shell market just seems funky in general. Maybe Horween has Alden by the balls because they need so much black and #8?

    Scotch grain is a tannery-side operation I'd imagine. Or it could just be what each shoemaker is willing to do with their hides. Rancourt dies all their shell inhouse, and we even see color 8 CXL offered by pretty much everyone except Alden. I'm just idly speculating though.
     
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    I've seen scotch grain from bull hides, very very tough leather, good for the winter. Didn't know it was done in shell at well.
     
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    Rider Boot Co. had a pair of pebble shell cordovan boots earlier this year, it even made it onto their discounted selection (I think about $500-600 for the pair at that discount, not at full price). So, it still exists.
     
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    You could have done slightly better a couple of weeks ago during their sale I think it would have been ~150 so depending on perspective 184 is good but not the best.
     
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    [​IMG] Lookin' very good Budapest12! Enjoy them often and in great health...
     
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    thanks for the info!
     
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    Cigar Grants + EP Russet Tweeds? You are constantly on fire, DonL.
     
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