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5.2 miles in a steady mist this morning. It wasn't unpleasant.I am not built for speed. I am short and have stubby German sausage legs. Even when I was in the Marines, had just gotten out of boot camp, was 30 pounds and 18 years lighter, the best I could get my 3 mile time down to was about 20 minutes (I might actually be able to break down below 19 now). Sometimes I worry that my wife will want to take up running. She's tall(er than me anyway) and thin and has long legs...
It's been written about on the Alden thread a few times, but has been stated, Alden's "kudu" is really just heavily oiled calf. That being said, I too have a pair of the "kudu" LWBs and they are indeed tough as nails.
I ordered the Dark Glacier heirloom cardigan in medium and was immediately regretting it. I contacted Epaulet yesterday morning trying to switch to a large but the color was sold out. Ithink the medium will probably work as I like my cardigans to fit more snugly than other types of sweaters and Adele reassured me that the medium will likely stretch and mold to fit me perfectly. But if anybody ordered the Dark Glacier in large and is thinks they would prefer a medium, let...
13.2 miles yesterday in a half marathon (thankfully they didn't charge me more for that tenth of a mile) in 1:42:54. I missed a PR by 2.5 minutes, but I'm very happy with my time considering I ran an awful marathon the previous weekend and had a bad cold all week leading up to the half. The course also had some horrendous hills along the second half of the route but I kept my pace from falling. I just now looked at my splits and realized that I also ran miles 2 through 5...
That's my one complaint about the Alpine Grain - it seems to show water spots instantly and worse than anything else I own. Thankfully, they dry off and clean up perfectly, but it still makes me a bit sad when I look down at them on rainy days.These are pretty dark for Cigar, I thought they were #8 at first. Still gorgeous though. [[SPOILER]] Alchibiades beat me to it with the Leathersoul suggestion - the wedge sole is the closest to a ripple sole I've seen on an Alden. I...
I would have a hard time pairing the grey or taupe herringbone with a patterned trouser just because they seem a bit bold. The herringbone pattern on the charcoal, pewter, and green look considerably more subtle though and I would potentially be more comfortable with one of those with a patterned jacket. FWIW, I have an old pair of Samuelsohn trousers very similar to the taupe herringbone currently offered by Epaulet and usually stick to a solid cardigan or navy doeskin...
4.6 this morning. I have a HM on Sunday that I've been running since it's inception 7 years ago. They've always run in on basically the same route. It's scenic with a good mixture of concrete, asphalt, dirt roads, and gravel trail, and there are a few good hills including a long, steady, 250' climb over the course of a couple of miles. Well, this year there is road construction along the normal route and the change has revised the long steady climb into a 250' climb over...
No, no. You have the correct hat on.
I think @Epaulet has mentioned that the fabric is washed before production and there should be minimal shrinkage and no bleeding. I've worn my chambray Doyle a lot and have not noticed any bleeding on anything it has touched.
Thanks for the heads-up. I've been waiting on the moleskins to drop. Camel and navy ordered.
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