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I am wearing my 3-roll-2 gray flannel TaT suit today. It's about a year old and has held up well, though the jacket gets far more wear than the trousers since it pairs well with jeans. I should have taken a pic this morning. I'm also rocking my new whiskey shell Alden plain toe bluchers, which look go great with the gray flannel.
Yes they make a difference, although I use them less to prevent creasing (which is inevitable) than to absorb moisture from the lining, which is important for a relatively impermeable material like shell, and to prevent the sole from curling up, which produces an undesirable hobo-boot effect.
AFAIK the quality of construction is exactly the same. The shell chukka is more expensive because the raw material itself is more expensive, not because the construction process is different. There are even price differences between Alden's different shell cordovan colors - black and #8 (dark burgundy) are about $550, whereas cigar and whiskey are $625, if you can find them. They're the same exact boot, but lighter colors require relatively flawless shell cordovan which...
I used to have a shortish haircut like that and Crew Fiber was perfect. Is there a specific problem you're having?
I shop online at, which has a huge selection and great service. Their Bond Street English breakfast tea is my everyday staple but I usually order a small quantity of something else to keep trying new flavors.
Dude, Alden's San Francisco shop on Sutter at Kearny currently has chukka boots (and plain toe bluchers) in both whiskey and cigar shell in stock. Go there, try on the chukka boot in your preferred color a half-size down from your normal size, realize how sweet it is, fork over the $625, and leave the shop secure in the knowledge that you'll never have to buy another ankle boot again. Unless, of course, you really want to.
Everyone here is missing the forest for the trees. Eric Glennie is an artist, but his true medium is not clothing; it's photography. Look at that stark white backdrop and harsh flash! The brutal lighting and total decontextualization reduces those bizarre tie knots to flat, degraded images of sartorial pornography. Every one of his creations is the fashion equivalent of an ass-to-mouth cumshot smeared with runny mascara. Gentlemen, I now unmask Eric Glennie as none...
I think what you're looking for are Bonobos pants. Try
For mid-price bourbon, I really like Buffalo Trace and Old Forrester 100 proof. If you are in one of the few mid-Atlantic states where it's marketed, pick up a handle of Ancient Age 10 year old (not 10 Star). It is far and away the best bargain in bourbon, IMO. Fabulous whiskey at a rock-bottom price, and in a plastic bottle to boot.
Is this the same as the C&J Harvard? And how does it stack up against the Alden LHS?
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