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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. brp2

    brp2 Senior member

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    Personally, I view most Alden boots as falling on the casual side, and I prefer them with commando soles. Unfortunately, I never got around to calling about these boots until today and there are two people in line in front of me. I doubt I'll get a shot at them.

    Any idea on what these look like, and what the range of sizes was? I didn't bother asking this morning as I've already got the Cigar CT boots, and I figure a medallion toe will be more to the dressy side.
     
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    zennypoo Senior member

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    Probably like these. Few differences though: the pictured boots are black shell on Hampton last with black edging, DC alt wien boots are cigar on Aberdeen with antique edging.

    -D

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  3. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Leffot is also doing a run of the Grant Lasted Cap Toe boot or what they call the "Daytripper". It is on leather soles. Not sure if it's Waterlock or just Double Leather. But that is what Kathy is talking about.
     
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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    I mirror this sentiment. As shell color becomes lighter, my chances to wear in inclement weather go to zero.
     
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    Steel28 Senior member

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    I'm with Buda on this one.:nodding:
     
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    brp2 Senior member

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    Thanks.
     
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    mdubs,

    Do you know happen to know when was that announced? Leffot told me to sign up for their email blast for any and all info on special cordovan make ups and I haven't seen anything regarding Ravello Cap Toe Boots....?

    Sorry I'm kinda new at sourcing rare cordovan shoes thing...

    Thanks,

    frankiej26
     
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    tifosi Senior member

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    Retailers are not allowed to "advertise" rare shell colors. You won't get an email blast about them. Unfortunately you just have to know. 'Watch this space' is the best advice I can give. Or just call retailers and ask to hop on lists for makeups you are interested in.
     
  9. Shouldaville

    Shouldaville Senior member

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    Here's a 12E Aberdeen captoe boot listing from a few years ago. In the large size and E width, it doesn't really look Aberdeen. There were only 10 in this latest batch.

    http://www.styleforum.net/t/178504/sold-alden-12e-medallion-tip-8-shell-cordovan-boots-sold
     
  10. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Interesting! Good looking boot.
     
  11. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew,
    thank you
     
  12. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew
    looking good
     
  13. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew,
    thank you
    limited run done by LS
     
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    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew, thank you +1 for suede chukkas with argyles
     
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    thams Senior member

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    The most current run of Daytripper boots were open for pre-order in 2012, but they are just now going into production. This is why you haven't seen any email blasts or FB posts about ordering. I think a few people were able to get on the order recently -- probably because some of the people on the original pre-order dropped out because they lost all hope that the boot would be made (I was almost there myself). 2.5 years of waiting and we're almost there!
     
  16. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew,
    overshoes solve this matter
     
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    stevefok Senior member

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    justuhgeek, seems we are competitor this time. I am second on the list, bless you if you are the first on the list!

    Cheers,

    Steve
     
  18. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    [​IMG]
    k wt boot
    argyles otc
    [​IMG]
     
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    Alpina Senior member

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  20. thams

    thams Senior member

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    Right, this picture was posted at the same time that Alden confirmed production of the Daytripper from 2012. I got a call from Leffot saying that Alden finally procured enough ravello shell to fill that order. I'm speculating, but I think Leffot's posting of the picture was more to signify that the boot is finally being made rather than a new pre-order being generated. I think the few that were able to jump on the order in June were lucky to have been able to do so. No doubt some "original" people on the order got sick of waiting and transferred their pre-order downpayment to another shoe.
     
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