or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Streetwear and Denim › ***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos. - Page 7015  

post #105211 of 122416
Congrats to all that scored the Whiskey Indy and WTB. Both are rare scores! Wear them in God health!

Steve
post #105212 of 122416
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrfixit View Post
 

the cap toes are probably the least casual, or the on the more business end of casual.  what size?

 

9D  -- nice for more formal situations, though

post #105213 of 122416
I disagree with some of the assessments above, but I am often a contrarian in this thread.

Assuming you purchsed the Tankers at full retail or near it-and they are A1 quality, they should be sold. You will maximize your sale price by selling these, and they can be replaced rather easily, as a stock style. What you have picked up in cigar is relatively similar to the #8 Tankers also, but in a less common color. Furthermore, if the number in your collection is limited, all the more reason for a wider style range between what you have. I know some think Alden trumps all, including C&J, but I think the Islays should definitely stay; they're unique, well made, and arguably sporty (casual) and versatile as well.

While captoes are potentially more formal than the tanker or Indy style, they are also more versatile than those styles, despite what others believe. Captoe boots can be paired with virtually any long trousers shy of a tuxedo, despite what others might contend.
post #105214 of 122416
Quote:
Originally Posted by rosslovethreads View Post

Anyone have some blue suede Aldens? I've got an itch and need enabling.

What you looking for? PTB, Tassels? Those are the most commonly available. Many others pop up rarely.
post #105215 of 122416
Quote:
Originally Posted by smoothie1 View Post

I disagree with some of the assessments above, but I am often a contrarian in this thread.

Assuming you purchsed the Tankers at full retail or near it-and they are A1 quality, they should be sold. You will maximize your sale price by selling these, and they can be replaced rather easily, as a stock style. What you have picked up in cigar is relatively similar to the #8 Tankers also, but in a less common color. Furthermore, if the number in your collection is limited, all the more reason for a wider style range between what you have. I know some think Alden trumps all, including C&J, but I think the Islays should definitely stay; they're unique, well made, and arguably sporty (casual) and versatile as well.

While captoes are potentially more formal than the tanker or Indy style, they are also more versatile than those styles, despite what others believe. Captoe boots can be paired with virtually any long trousers shy of a tuxedo, despite what others might contend.

I agree with you smooth.
post #105216 of 122416
Quote:
Originally Posted by mdubs View Post

What you looking for? PTB, Tassels? Those are the most commonly available. Many others pop up rarely.
Tassels of course!
post #105217 of 122416
Quote:
Originally Posted by rosslovethreads View Post


Tassels of course!

Contact Alden DC or San Fran. They have them on the Aberdeen Last in Navy Suede. Also, JGilbert or Brick+Mortar is doing them on the Copley Last if the Aberdeen is appalling to you. It's a great model with the tan thread that matches the antique edging.
post #105218 of 122416
Quote:
Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post

I know what many will say here, but I thought I would ask anyways...
Would it be pointless to own both a color 8 wingtip boot on barrie with double leather
and
a color 8 wingtip boot on plaza with commando??
I know, it depends on your wardrobe, weather, setting, etc...  but still, without knowing all of that, can you make an honest answer??
Late, I know... I don't think you need both.
Quote:
Originally Posted by ATLVol View Post

Clear and cool weather = cigar from DC for me today.
Excellent boots sir.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bonesy View Post

Looking for some advice-
I am looking to get a black or #8 boot to wear primarily with jeans while working. I was lucky enough to score a #8 indy off of the Jcrew pricing glitch a few weeks back but am concerned with the crepe sole. I am a real estate appraiser so I won't be wearing these while digging ditches or anything but they will see frequent wet grass and the occasional construction site with dirt and mud. Is this the wrong boot for me?
Would I be better off considering the Ironside Indy? I dig it, it has the commando sole, but I am worried the chamois will stain with all of the waling through wet grass I do.
Thanks for any insight.
I love crepe, I don't think a little moisture will hurt them at all. My crepe soled Aldens are the most comfortable.
Quote:
Originally Posted by mdubs View Post

Whiskey Indy!!!
Freaking boss dubs.
Quote:
Originally Posted by mettelindberg View Post

Just picked up my whiskey wtb's today. Was a hour late for work in the process but it was worth it.
Apologize for the poor lighting that my job has
Thanks for sharing, amazing boots.
post #105219 of 122416
Did anyone get to Brick+Mortar today? It supposed opened its doors for the first time...
post #105220 of 122416
Quote:
Originally Posted by Carson View Post

Gentlemen,

I was lucky enough today to pick up a pair of cigar Indy boots from fellow Alden thread poster Inn8chiro, but in order to recoup the big financial hit (not the best time for me $$), I have to sell one of my top-line boots from my modest, but well loved collection. I am honestly having a really, really hard time with this, and I am attached to all of them for a number of reasons - as you can imagine - but one of them has to go. It would be helpful if you guys could make strong pros/cons arguments about any of the below, in order to assist me with this regrettable, but unavoidable task. FYI, I work in a casual environment in the San Francisco area, so it's mostly my aesthetic pleasure. I don't wear suits. 

1. NST Tanker Shell Color 8, commando sole, Trubalance


#2 - Color 8 punch cap toe, leather sole, barrie - TSM factory second


#3 Crockett & Jones Islay, of James Bond fame, brown scotch grain wing tip on dainite - yes, not Alden, but on the chopping block nonetheless...


Things I am weighing, besides the subjective pleasure I receive, are versatility, potential to replace easily, etc.
Thanks in advance!

Given the points you are weighing, I can see why it's a tough call. I agree that the tankers will bring the highest return and something else to consider, they are likely the closest to the Indy's you picked up from Inn8chiro. Unfortunately they are also the nicest of the bunch (IMO). I'd hate to part with them but if it were me, I think the tankers would be the one to go.
post #105221 of 122416
Quote:
Originally Posted by smoothie1 View Post

I disagree with some of the assessments above, but I am often a contrarian in this thread.

Assuming you purchsed the Tankers at full retail or near it-and they are A1 quality, they should be sold. You will maximize your sale price by selling these, and they can be replaced rather easily, as a stock style. What you have picked up in cigar is relatively similar to the #8 Tankers also, but in a less common color. Furthermore, if the number in your collection is limited, all the more reason for a wider style range between what you have. I know some think Alden trumps all, including C&J, but I think the Islays should definitely stay; they're unique, well made, and arguably sporty (casual) and versatile as well.

While captoes are potentially more formal than the tanker or Indy style, they are also more versatile than those styles, despite what others believe. Captoe boots can be paired with virtually any long trousers shy of a tuxedo, despite what others might contend.

While we arrived at the same place, you backed your position with much better data-points than I. Now I'm really convinced.
post #105222 of 122416
Quote:
Originally Posted by rosslovethreads View Post

Anyone have some blue suede Aldens? I've got an itch and need enabling.

Chamois will have to do...

post #105223 of 122416
Quote:
Originally Posted by rosslovethreads View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post
  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
This is such a plain, and not-so-sexy post given Dubs' new shell Indy, but oh well...  For today's temps in the low 40s, black Shell CT Boot, barrie and commando.







Not sexy, but under rated.

 

disagree sexy indeed. Lots more love for black shell lately. This isn't helping the itch!

Thanks rlthreads.  Good to see more black shell...  @mdubs love the plaza semibrogues!!

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by sazon View Post


I like this model a lot. Very versatile.

Thanks Sazon.  I reach for these quite frequently with this colder weather; very versatile indeed.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by CTYGGG View Post

Very nice! Where did you purchase them?

Thanks friend!  AoC... I got them a couple of months ago.  Adam said they would be restocked in April/May.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by MrDV View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post

I know what many will say here, but I thought I would ask anyways...
Would it be pointless to own both a color 8 wingtip boot on barrie with double leather
and
a color 8 wingtip boot on plaza with commando??
I know, it depends on your wardrobe, weather, setting, etc...  but still, without knowing all of that, can you make an honest answer??
Late, I know... I don't think you need both.

Thanks DV.  I thought about changing the welt on the barrie to antique and snagging the plaza, but not sure I want to do it.  I really like the barrie with black edge as is.  Wouldn't want to screw them up.  I'll experiment with another black edge at some point.

 

Congrats to all who had whiskey boots arrive on their doorsteps; it's like Christmas in March!

post #105224 of 122416
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shawnc View Post

While we arrived at the same place, you backed your position with much better data-points than I. Now I'm really convinced.

Perhaps I've been at this too long. But I wanted to provide my assessment and advice. I am not sentimental or overly attached to anything Alden in my collection; they are shoes after all. I've let rare Ravello, whiskey, and cigar shoes go that might floor some in this thread. The main drivers of what should be kept in a shoe collection is personal preference, style/aesthetics, and relative practicality, e.g. will you wear them frequently.

I'm jaded and believe most Alden styles re-appear through established retailers every year or two; in very few cases will something popular be discontinued or reissued on a three year basis or longer. That said, if you come across something in a rare shell color, or in ruby or #4 shell, or another must have, go for it! Just be comfortable paying a stiff premium.
post #105225 of 122416
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shawnc View Post


Given the points you are weighing, I can see why it's a tough call. I agree that the tankers will bring the highest return and something else to consider, they are likely the closest to the Indy's you picked up from Inn8chiro. Unfortunately they are also the nicest of the bunch (IMO). I'd hate to part with them but if it were me, I think the tankers would be the one to go.

Yes, good points and it might not be best to have a tanker and an Indy in such a modest collection...

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Streetwear and Denim
This thread is locked  
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Streetwear and Denim › ***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.