- Nov 17, 2006
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In an attempt to salve the frustration I felt following the great Edward Green Sale Disappointment of 2008, I decided to buy a nice pair of dress boots. My first choice was a nice pair of Aldens in shell, preferably wingtips. I went to Alden of Carmel, and they had absolutely no size 12.5 or 13 Alden boots in stock. They are available in these sizes only by special order. Nothing at Leather Soul; nothing of interest at Sherman Bros. or the Shoe Mart. I looked pretty damned hard, and ultimately gave up, opting for a nice pair of brogued Tricker's. Why do the British makers have RTW/in-stock boots in just about all sizings while Alden does not? Those wingtips in shell that appeared in a post earlier today make me drool, but alas, I cannot find any and don't have the patience to wait for a special order to be processed.