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Looking for an Alden black boot to wear with jeans and khaki's.  Can't decide whether to get the all black Indy, all black Plain Toe or the all black Chukka.  Which one would you choose?

 

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Is it just me, or is posting volume down on the thread versus the past few years?

Possibly. I know I've been extremely busy at work. My better half also thinks this thread is too big an inspiration to spend more on shoes. I've promised to reduce spending and SF activity.
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Looking for an Alden black boot to wear with jeans and khaki's.  Can't decide whether to get the all black Indy, all black Plain Toe or the all black Chukka.  Which one would you choose?







I went with the Barrie lasted black shell cap toe on commando a la AoC. That would be my recommendation. If not, I like the plain toe boot. Good luck...
Edited by ReppTiePrepster - 5/10/16 at 8:56am
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Hi guys would this by chance be Alden? Don't looks off but the sequence looks super familiar
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Thrifted these guys today, sadly one size too big. What the best way to get the leather looking good again?
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Interesting read here, why Nike doesn't increase the price to match demand
http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/you-see-sneakers-these-guys-see-hundreds-of-millions-in-resale-profit/

Wow. That was a fun read.
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Originally Posted by Heatmiser View Post
 

Looking for an Alden black boot to wear with jeans and khaki's.  Can't decide whether to get the all black Indy, all black Plain Toe or the all black Chukka.  Which one would you choose?

 

 

For the use you describe I strongly prefer a contrast welt and edge, like this Alden Madison makeup.

 

Otherwise, probably one of the high boots? One of the initial attractors to Alden for me was the pattern of the boot uppers / how the lacing looks.

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Is it just me, or is posting volume down on the thread versus the past few years?

 

I've lurked for a while and just started becoming active, and I've felt the same thing. Wonder if its cause and effect :p

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anyone know where i can find a Ranger Moc or Ranger Shoe?

Alden of Madison should have a run in color 8 coming in soon, give them a call.
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Originally Posted by Heatmiser View Post

Looking for an Alden black boot to wear with jeans and khaki's.  Can't decide whether to get the all black Indy, all black Plain Toe or the all black Chukka.  Which one would you choose?

Depends on if you want calf vs. shell, and how you are going to wear it. If this is a casual, do-anything boot, then shell is probably more durable. If you don't mind the 'rolls' shell generate when worn, then a plaintoe high boot or chukka seems to fit the bill. An all black shell Indy boot with commando sole is probably one of the most kickass black boot out there.
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Color 8 Alt Wein today

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Question for the collective wisdom of the forum: I need to buy a stock model (907), and in light of the recent email from AoM, should I concentrate my dollars at a certain retailer? I've bought the most pairs from TSM, but I'm nothing more than an Internet account there. Bought a few pairs from AoDC and have actually been to the store and spent time with Kathy. Have visited AoM a number of times, but only purchased 1 (my first) pair there. I guess it may depend on where my "Grail" make ups come from so that I can better position myself. Thoughts?
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Question for the collective wisdom of the forum: I need to buy a stock model (907), and in light of the recent email from AoM, should I concentrate my dollars at a certain retailer? I've bought the most pairs from TSM, but I'm nothing more than an Internet account there. Bought a few pairs from AoDC and have actually been to the store and spent time with Kathy. Have visited AoM a number of times, but only purchased 1 (my first) pair there. I guess it may depend on where my "Grail" make ups come from so that I can better position myself. Thoughts?

There is no magic number outlined my any retailer. I have spent $5k at AoM does that make me a big shot? Likely not. Does that mean I get a crack at rare shell? Who knows. If you are going after a stock model, definitely go with someone like AoM or DC who might get some rare shell once in a while and give you a nod. You can get on any list you want with Ed at TSM, doesn't matter what you have spent.

Or, move to Hawaii, become one of Tom's bar buddies and hope they get a shipment of sweet rare shell!
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Is it just me, or is posting volume down on the thread versus the past few years?

I would say I agree - perhaps we lost subscribers with the new 2016 thread name? Although I would guess we are posting more this year than 2013 or 2014.

2015 seemed like very high volume. Perhaps it was an outlier.
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Was out of pocket for a bit and it took me awhile to catch up. Outstanding showings over the past week! A few of mine.. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Whiskey PTBs


Cigar PTBs

allow myself to introduce... myself...

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Lovely PTBs! Great minds think alike, but Whiskey for me today (although I did wear Ravello chukkas yesterday). Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

great whiskey and gray combo sir.

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Originally Posted by shunted22 View Post

Interesting read here, why Nike doesn't increase the price to match demand

http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/you-see-sneakers-these-guys-see-hundreds-of-millions-in-resale-profit/

great stuff. i don't miss my nike hunting days.

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Is it just me, or is posting volume down on the thread versus the past few years?

+1

next thing you know, aom will just have exotic loafers sitting on the shelves for months...

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Hi guys would this by chance be Alden? Don't looks off but the sequence looks super familiar

i don't think they're aldens. i would use lexol leather conditioner to bring them back to life.

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