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[[SPOILER]] These are the only black boots I've ever wanted.
Alden for Leffot Ravello Day Trippers. Great shell, great boots.
shoetree, of the three whiskey option you listed, I think the longwing blucher is the best. I've owned both the longwing and plain toe in whiskey, and though I sold the plain toes, I've still got the longwings. I've seen the whiskey shortwing in person and I think it looks weird. #8 is a much better color for that model. In fact, the first Aldens I ever bought were the 974, and they're still going strong:
These reverse chamois Alden (from Winn Perry) have only been worn with denim. As you can see, there is some indigo staining where the hem of my jeans rubbed against the boots, but it's only visible in full sunlight and at eye level. On my feet, it's not noticeable at all.
Yeah, I embrace denim stains as a species of patina.
Alden snuff suede captoe boots, similar in appearance to Leffot Cooney, originally purchased as seconds from the Shoe Mart. They were probably a makeup for Moulded Shoe, and were apparently relegated to the seconds bin because of the scuff on the vamp of the right boot. I consider it patina and wore them in good health. They are on the Modified Last, which fits 1/2 size large, and is incredibly comfortable. I am a true 9D, and wear an 8.5 in the Barrie, Tru-Balance, and...
Alden snuff suede captoe boots, similar in appearance to Leffot Cooney, originally purchased as seconds from the Shoe Mart. They were probably a makeup for Moulded Shoe, and were apparently relegated to the seconds bin because of the scuff on the vamp of the right boot. I consider it patina and wore them in good health. They are on the Modified Last, which fits 1/2 size large, and is incredibly comfortable. I am a true 9D, and wear an 8.5 in the Barrie, Tru-Balance, and...
Alden tan suede chukkas, unlined, flex welt, size 9D on Leydon last. These fit true to size (I wear an 8.5D on the Barrie and 9D on the Hampton). They are used, but well cared for. Maybe too well cared for - I always used shoe trees, but they slightly stretched the suede on the outside of the heel, as seen in the photos. This appears to be a common phenomenon (see here), and isn't noticeable when wearing them. Also, there is some slight indigo color that rubbed off my...
Current favorite suede Aldens: snuff Indy for J.Crew As for snuff vs tan, I prefer snuff by far. As with Alden's shell options, suede color varies slightly from from batch to batch. Snuff can range from reddish brown to more of an olive hue. Tan, though more consistent than snuff, can range from a pale khaki to a faintly yellowish sandy color. Here's a photo of all my suede Aldens. I tried to capture the color as accurately as possible via white balance, so there's no...
January 2010: PBJ xx-005 one wash, size 31, no alterations. I'm 5'11" and 155lb. October 2014: inseam hemmed to 32" and legs tapered from knee down to 7.25" opening at hem.
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