I apologize if this has been asked before, I've done some cursory searching in the thread and didn't turn up an answer.
I am interested in getting some LWB's to wear with grey/khaki/blue chinos and jeans. Love the Alden version, specifically the tobacco color in the JCrew colab. A few questions:
1) How is the fit of JCrew's version compared to to other versions on the Barrie last?
2) Are there other iterations of this model thru other retailers (EPaulet, Leather Soul, etc.) with a similar color I can be pointed to? I want more of a medium brown, not too dark.
3) Has JCrew been known to put their Aldens on sale? I watched them over the holidays and every sale excluded 'non JCrew brand' products. If they do go on sale, any idea how often and how much they come down to typically?
4) How accurate is the color on JCrew's site? The real world pics make it look a bit darker.
Thanks in advance.
1. The fit is the same as other versions
3. They only go on sale when there is an error on a code. This happens very infrequently, though it has happened.
4. Take a look here http://www.styleforum.net/t/85589/the-official-alden-thread/71900_100#post_6890571
I would agree with all of this and add...
1. My J Crew tobacco waxed LWB fits just a little roomier than my shells I suppose because calf stretches some.
2. Alden San Francisco carries the tan LWB also.
4. That picture in that former post is a little misleading (darker than what they actually look like). The J Crew version has some orange tones to it (TSM and AoSF are different, more tan than anything else). However, there have been some recent batches of the Tobacco waxed LWB that don't look as orange as mine (like two years ago), but I'm not sure you can count on it.
It was my first Alden and I still wear them quite a bit. Here are a few shots in different lighting...
I think the Alden SF and TSM versions will look more like the color of this AE Walnut Strand below, only a little darker.
Below are the two Alden calf LWB that are made for J Crew (Brown and Tobacco)
Good luck and I hope this has been helpful.
Edited by ReppTiePrepster - 1/19/15 at 9:32am