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Originally Posted by clee1982 View Post

Pardon for the slight off topic, though it's Alden related

so I have tried the tassel (on Aberdeen in shell) in 9.5D, it's just a bit too tight in the toebox, not sure if it will stretch enough (9.5E is too wide in the heel, 9E is too short), anyone has recommendation for alternative (CJ 325 and EG 184 feels tight in the toebox as well)? For reference I'm 9.5D on the right (which is the bigger foot) to slightly wide, though I generally don't take wide otherwise heel might slip (and most maker don't really offer wider width to try anyway these days...).

 

I got the same problem with aberdeen last, D is too narrow and E is too wide in heel. It's really a shame Alden doesn't make conbination size like B/E anymore, so many great models of Alden are made on the Aberdeen last.

 

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Originally Posted by shoetree View Post


Some retailers have offered tassel loafers on the Copley last. i haven't seen any in shell though.

 

FWIW, 14oz has shell tassels in shell on colpley last. http://www.14oz.com/leydon-hs-vamp-cordovan-tassel-loafer-19486.html

post #6497 of 10731
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Originally Posted by budapest12 View Post
 


Could be.  Maybe the hype is cooling down a bit -- not that it isn't a great boot.  Surprised nobody has mentioned the new Leffot Bristol boot in natural CXL.  Beautiful.

Hey!  I mentioned it before it was even posted!

post #6498 of 10731
Imagine a 5 boot collection:
1. 4065 (black captoe boot)
2. Leffot's new natty CXL wingtip
3. 403
4. Dark brown suede chukka
5. TBD

Say TBD needs to be a business casual/dressy cordovan boot. What do you choose?
post #6499 of 10731
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

Imagine a 5 boot collection:
1. 4065 (black captoe boot)
2. Leffot's new natty CXL wingtip
3. 403
4. Dark brown suede chukka
5. TBD

Say TBD needs to be a business casual/dressy cordovan boot. What do you choose?

 

A very tough decision but my vote goes to the TSM plaza last medaillion cap toe boots / Alden x Jcrew perforated cap toe boot, in color 8 shell of cuz.

post #6500 of 10731
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Originally Posted by stevefok View Post

I got the same problem with aberdeen last, D is too narrow and E is too wide in heel. It's really a shame Alden doesn't make conbination size like B/E anymore, so many great models of Alden are made on the Aberdeen last.


FWIW, 14oz has shell tassels in shell on colpley last. http://www.14oz.com/leydon-hs-vamp-cordovan-tassel-loafer-19486.html

thanks, though the Px is really ouch, and it comes in E width...
post #6501 of 10731
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Originally Posted by shoetree View Post

Some retailers have offered tassel loafers on the Copley last. i haven't seen any in shell though.

anyone on the States side offer in calf?

edit: if anyone is interested, union made has the tassel loafers on Copley though only in suede
Edited by clee1982 - 6/12/16 at 7:56pm
post #6502 of 10731
Thread Starter 

Sorry guys, I have had a VERY busy last two weeks, I am a bit behind on SF. But I just turned in the stuff, so it is all over!

 

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Leffot Bristols today.

 

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Looking stellar BK! Love the Color 8 Wingtips. +1 for the Plaza Last.

 

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Cigar Atom x Leffot today.
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Those are looking very good. The color of those are looking very lovely!

 

 

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Originally Posted by Don L View Post

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Don, those Color 8 Medallion Cap Toe Boots are looking just stellar. Looks great with your slacks.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Bbombers85 View Post

One of my favorite non-shell pairs: Alden x Leffot Reverse Tobacco Chamois WTB
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Those are a great casual makeup. An interesting combination of a casual material with a formal pattern.

 

 

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High school graduation for my oldest, so the Tobacco LWB's get the call... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Congrats on your sons graduation, that is terrific! Hope that he has the best future! Looking good in your LWBs. Those are a lovely looking pair and have a great color on them!

 

 

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Looking great Don! I just got a pair myself this week, totally forgot that I ordered it from Alden Madison. I hope to get my pair photographed and out this week!

 

 

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Alden x Lost & Found, jersey shore
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Canada, those LWBs are looking great, but those Epaulet slacks steal the show!

 

 

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Chippy, looking comfy in your Black Shell LHSes from Brooks! Hope that you are keeping comfy!

 

 

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Don, those Ravello CT Boots are just superb. They look fantastic and have a great shine!

 

 

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Originally Posted by JR Magat View Post

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Those are just stellar JR! Take note @tifosi! That could be you!

 

 

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Originally Posted by 100 yrs View Post

after buying and selling many pair of aldens over the years i'm down to *only* four pair, two shoes and two boots. here is one of the shoes, unlined u-tip on modified from anatomica that i've posted before:
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my last post was me whining about being on a pre-order that i didn't really want anymore, which was the 6-eyelet chukka in tan country calf from AoC. lo and behold i caught a break as alden didn't include my pair in the order, probably because they didn't pass QC. which, just LOL. sometimes alden can be a bummer of a company but this time it worked out in my favor.

 

Those shoes are looking very good. Do you need the support of the modified? Just curious...

 

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Originally Posted by skriefal View Post
 

New Alden "Indy"s in Navy Chromexcel:

 

 

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Those new Indy boots are pretty cool. Enjoy them!

 

 

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Originally Posted by kbadgley84 View Post

Really liked the way the Kudu that I thrifted, but were too big, looked so I got these in my size on the bay for the price of a pair of Payless shoes Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Those look pretty good sir!

 

 

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Originally Posted by jcmeyer View Post

Picked up my first pair from fellow SF member @amin - Brick & Mortar x Alden snuff. This is the softest suede I've ever handled. nod[1].gif
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Those are superb looking in addition to being soft. I hope that you enjoy them!

 

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Originally Posted by JSO1 View Post

Whiskey wingtip boot x AoM today.
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Those Whiskey Wingtip Boots are looking absolutely stellar! Hope that you enjoyed them!

 

 

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Originally Posted by sazon View Post

Some of this week's selections. Have a great weekend guys. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


 

Those are tolerable JD! ;-) Hope that you had a good week bro!

 

 

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Originally Posted by smfdoc View Post
 

Taking the 9016 out for their maiden voyage today. They seem to be feeling better and adapting to me by the hour.

 

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Those are just classy. Great choice in shoes, hope that you enjoyed them today! The Hampton is a great last.

 

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Originally Posted by tricky View Post

986's just in...
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Those Alden 986's are looking superb, I hope that you get good use out of those loafers.

 

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Originally Posted by drewvacavaliers View Post
 

not exactly a fan of the hot-ass/humid weather we get here in the south, but it does give me an excuse to break out the seersucker/pincord and milkshake suede (brooks brothers x alden):

 

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much like the unlined suede bluchers/chukkas, these are lightweight and crazy comfortable.

 

Drew, your Mocc toes are looking superb. A great summer makeup!

 

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Originally Posted by tps3443 View Post

Pictures just do not do the Alden Michigan Innsbruck Epaulet justice. These are some comfortable boots. I've worn them about 4 times now. They are breaking in nicely!

Picture beside my pair of Wolverine 1000 miles. This is my 2ND exchanged pair directly from wolverine. And they keep sending me bad boots with terrible grain! I've given up lol.

I think I will just stick with Alden.

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Look at this horrid loose grain! My first few steps lol. This is the second pair wolverine has sent me. Both were just like this same thing on the left boot.



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I say that you have made a good transition! ;-)

 

 

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Originally Posted by shunted22 View Post
 

New to me Ravello PTBs today

 

 

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Those are a fantastic makeup, and a lovely color! I think that you did well picking those up!

 

 

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New LHS's after Nano treatment X 2. One with flash.

 

Congrats Chippy on your new Tan Suede LHSes. I hope that they are taking good care of you in the summer heat.

 

 

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Originally Posted by HenryIII View Post

Alden with a tux!
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Very nice Henry! Hope that you had a great event!!! I am not going to lie, when I saw this line in the preview last night, I was really hoping to see the inaugural posting of the Alden Patent Leather Plaza PTB.

 

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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post
 


Earlier this evening, TSM Whiskey LWB (with J Crew seersucker) on date night!

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Love these, and so will you!

 

Those Whiskey LWBs are tolerable, barely. ;-) Hope that you are having a good start to your summer Repp! Good to see you, your lawn, and your shoes here!

 

 

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Too warm for boots

 

Hah, it never really gets too warm or cold for boots or shoes in SD... :-) Looking good in your bluchers.

 

 

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Originally Posted by larryr View Post

Whiskey LWB
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Looking great Larry in your Whiskey LWBs. Its a great pairing with the Olive Khakis.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

Imagine a 5 boot collection:
1. 4065 (black captoe boot)
2. Leffot's new natty CXL wingtip
3. 403
4. Dark brown suede chukka
5. TBD

Say TBD needs to be a business casual/dressy cordovan boot. What do you choose?

 

Alici, I vote for Color 8 NST Boot on Plaza. :-)

 

-Mike

post #6503 of 10731
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

What Alden models are you guys wearing with shorts and t-shirts? I'm asking as I used to never wear t-shirts out, but it seems like people here are wearing more and more "nice t-shirts." Wondering if something like a t-shirt, madras shorts and color 8 LHS makes sense as an outfit

 

Frankly, if I am going to wear a T-Shirt, I am going to be wearing my Nikes or Flip-Flops.

 

With Alden's, I usually go Polo or Button Down. I do tend to wear a lot of Polo shirts on the nights and weekends here.

 

-Mike

post #6504 of 10731
Thread Starter 

Literally, my past week in shoes. Sorry for the non-Alden's but I will completely spoiler them.

 

Last Thursday. Allen Edmonds Cappuccino Shell Cordovan Wingtips. Epaulet Silver Shadow Merino Wool Windowpane Walt Trousers.

 

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Last Friday. Alden x Leffot Snuff Suede Wingtip Boot on Plaza Last. Epaulet Caramel Duck Canvas Rivet Chinos.

 

 

 

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Last Sunday. Alden Cigar Shell Cordovan LHS. Marcoliani Brown Argyles OTC. Epaulet Cedar Lavender Check Rivet Chinos.

 

 

 

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This Monday. Alden x JCrew Brassvello LWBs. Marcoliani Navy Argyles OTC. Epaulet REDA Indigo Variegated Cross-Hatch Wool Walt Trousers.

 

 

 

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This Tuesday. Alden x Brooks Bros Black Shell Cordovan Wingtip Balmorals. Marcoliani Black Argyles OTC. Epaulet Charcoal Houndtooth Walt Trousers.

 

 

 

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This Wednesday. Allen Edmonds Natural Shell Cordovan "Strand" Semi-Brogue Balmorals. Marcoliani Navy Argyles OTC. Epaulet x Southwick Navy Check Barberis Slacks.

 

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This Thursday. Alden Color 8 Shell Cordovan Full-Strap Loafers. Marcoliani Navy Argyles OTC.  Brooks Bros Navy Houndstooth Trousers.

 

 

 

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Casual Friday. Alden x Leffot Snuff Suede Wingtip Boot on Plaza Last. Gustin Tan Selvedge Chinos. (Yeah, I forgot that I wore them last week apparently).

 

 

 

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Suede Saturday. Alden Navy Suede LWBs with Brass Eyelets. JCrew Blue Polka Dot Socks. Gustin Tan Selvedge Chinos.

 

 

 

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Leisure Sunday. Alden Color 8 Shell Cordovan LHS. JCrew Loafer Socks. LBM Linen-Blend Khakis.

 

 

 

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-Mike

post #6505 of 10731
Thread Starter 

And... I am caught up!!! :-D

post #6506 of 10731
Hey Crew.. I can't remember if insoles and welts are replaced with Alden Recrafting.. I've used them years ago and was pleased but cannot remember if insoles were replaced or not. Thanks...
post #6507 of 10731
Thread Starter 
I think the answer to that question is that "it depends" on the status of the shoes and what they need.

-Mike
post #6508 of 10731
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

What Alden models are you guys wearing with shorts and t-shirts? I'm asking as I used to never wear t-shirts out, but it seems like people here are wearing more and more "nice t-shirts." Wondering if something like a t-shirt, madras shorts and color 8 LHS makes sense as an outfit

I don't wear shorts but I'll wear anything with jeans and a tshirt. I know I'm in the minority here but it doesn't matter to me. I like nice shoes and can wear whatever I want to work. I'll wear Color 8 lwbs, whiskey saddles, cigar ptbs etc.with jeans/tshirt. I do it all the time.

I know it's not technically correct but I'm just dressing how I want.
post #6509 of 10731
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

Imagine a 5 boot collection:
1. 4065 (black captoe boot)
2. Leffot's new natty CXL wingtip
3. 403
4. Dark brown suede chukka
5. TBD

Say TBD needs to be a business casual/dressy cordovan boot. What do you choose?

i'd say its gotta be a color 8 shell nst boot!
post #6510 of 10731
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Originally Posted by sazon View Post

i'd say its gotta be a color 8 shell nst boot!

I'm inclined to agree....as I impatiently wait for mine from AoM.
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