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The Official Alden Thread for 2016 - Share reviews, sizing, advice, and photos. - Page 154post #2297 of 105862/9/16 at 11:29amQuote:Originally Posted by NewStyleGuy07
Would color 8 Aldens such as the unionmade ones substitute for black in a wardrobe or does color simply take the place of brown shoes? I've already got a pair of brown kudu Alden boots and had been looking for a black boot to add some versatility.
If color 8 can do the same job, I may shift to looking at them instead.....
I personally don't think color 8 works well with black, especially as it lightens over time. It pairs well with navy, grey & dark browns.
Black shell is fantastic by the way.post #2298 of 105862/9/16 at 11:35amQuote:
Thanks. It's a all black wedding so I had to go out and buy a black suit as well. It really sounds like black is the way to go for that. No escape. So I browsed B&S just now and found a pair:Dpost #2299 of 105862/9/16 at 11:52ampost #2300 of 105862/9/16 at 12:19pmpost #2301 of 105862/9/16 at 12:25pmQuote:
Thanks to Mike, I read your NYC blog and marked on Goolge maps all the stores you recommended, I happened to be very close to CitiShoes so I had to stop by. I also visited AoM, less cool make up there but also a nice store.post #2302 of 105862/9/16 at 12:26pmQuote:Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
These are superb, IMO ravello is the best shade of cordovan. Its unfortunate that they are so difficult to acquire. This is the only piece of ravello I've got my hands on yet..post #2303 of 105862/9/16 at 12:35pmQuote:Originally Posted by Gabru
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These are superb, IMO ravello is the best shade of cordovan. Its unfortunate that they are so difficult to acquire. This is the only piece of ravello I've got my hands on yet..
Ravello is so inconsistent though. I think more so than any other color that Alden offers.
I have Ravello that looks like Whiskey, Color 4, and Cigar.post #2304 of 105862/9/16 at 1:16pmpost #2305 of 105862/9/16 at 1:22pmpost #2306 of 105862/9/16 at 1:33pmpost #2307 of 105862/9/16 at 2:22pmpost #2308 of 105862/9/16 at 2:25pmQuote:Originally Posted by Gabru
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show) These are superb, IMO ravello is the best shade of cordovan. Its unfortunate that they are so difficult to acquire. This is the only piece of ravello I've got my hands on yet..
this is is why I bought a #4 wallet - easy and I get to use it every daypost #2309 of 105862/9/16 at 4:01pmI guess a few of us were in NYC the last few days. I hit up Leffot, Epaulet and AoM. Sadly no purchases. I should have hit Citishoes! That collection looked great.
To demonstrate the versatility of Color 8. WTBs with a navy suit...
... And with denim (needed to pack for both my conference and going out later for dinner)post #2310 of 105862/9/16 at 4:33pmQuote:Henry, outstanding example of a versatile boot. Dress it up, dress it down. You take the prize.Originally Posted by HenryIII
I guess a few of us were in NYC the last few days. I hit up Leffot, Epaulet and AoM. Sadly no purchases. I should have hit Citishoes! That collection looked great.
To demonstrate the versatility of Color 8. WTBs with a navy suit...
... And with denim (needed to pack for both my conference and going out later for dinner)
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