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Advice need for Alden suede to wear with business casual (my everyday boring version is wool dress pants and a dress shirt).

I have color 8 lwb already so I don't want a suede longwing.

Dark brown or snuff?
Chukka, loafer,monk or ptb?

Any advice would be appreciated!

I'm a big fan of the snuff suede plain toe blucher "dover" style, as seen below (photo from Leathersoul). It can be dressed up or down, with jeans or with slacks/wool pants. Or you can get the navy one for a slightly more formal look.

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hahhahaha. Why do people even feel the need to make the comment.

 

agreed

post #109458 of 122416
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It is so quiet in here..Bueller?


craziest week for me since back into town, sorry for the lack of nonsense postinglol

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quote feature on my end is acting up, but someone a couple pages back asked about grails...

 

at this point, I've hit mine, thankfully via norway and @stefan 

 

 

 

beyond these, a (preferably older like shade) cigar LWB and jcrew ravello brass are my *hopeful* last two acquisitions.

 

hopefully, a certain member hasn't forgot about a snuff/#8 saddle, as I'd immediately add a pair of those for fall duties :wink wink:

 

beyond that (maybe winn perry reverse chamois boots), I'm tapping out.

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I know recently there has been a little talk about a cobbler in Northern VA, AH One out of Springfield. Subsidiary of Sky Valet out of Georgetown.

 

Not alden related, but similar enough that I hope I don't get dragged for posting, but Aram turned around a pair of C&J Marlows with metal taps and vibram half soles. no need for the soles, I just asked him to throw them on as they are beaters for me.

 

Work is impeccable, turn around time < 1 week (but I left them and my project pair of #8 modified lasts with no clear/worry date for completion.

 

Couldn't be any happier, and saves me from packing and shipping to NYC for similar work.

 

 

 

horrible shot on the #8s, but trust that Aram brought them back to life. excuse the chilote salmon wool shoes trying to get attention

 

 

2 thumbs up to Aram at AH One. 

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@kwhitelaw stop pretending like those fit!
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Shoe nerd here.

Anyone care to confess what filled their shoe fix before Aldens?

I was a big jordan fan in high school. Begged my parents for air jordans and mr robinsons and barkleys and penny hardaways.

I also went through an "italian designer" stage after college.

Only survivors left: original spacejams, original penny foamposites, and brown bit gamo loafers.

 



Shoe fix, well I guess that'd be AE. And that was only Jan.14'. Before that it was 3-4 pairs of shoes. Boots/tennis/loafers/some other randoms.

Hobby/fix that I came from. Snap On tools. Which is higher end for tools, and I had a good relationship with my driver. I even work in an office, so its not like I made money with them. Just appreciated the higher quality much as with Aldens. Sometimes I wish I just kept with Snap On as my bill was a lot cheaper smile.gif I do like using them and working on projects though. A lot of the passion was the same as with Aldens, part of the hunt to find the good stuff.

I need cheaper hobbies...
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I need cheaper hobbies...

No such thing...
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I'm not on the same level as most people that post in this thread. I'll only have two pairs of Aldens to rotate---some 975s and hopefully a more rugged boot that I can romp through the weather with.

I really don't think two leather-soled shoes in a city that gets ~43 inches of rain and 235 inches of snow per year is a wise idea.

That said, I'd like a boot that I can dress up a bit but also wear out for more casual outings. I'm very close to pulling the trigger on the Brown CXL Wing Tip boots from Alden Carmel since they have them in my size. Don't really want to wait for a pre-order because I'm moving there next thursday...

Also, I'm a young gun, only 25.

 

Not sure if you've considered a tanker, but the brown CXL that Leather Soul recently restocked is a great makeup that can be dressed with jeans or chinos very nicely. Plus it's on commando, so it meets that requirement. Take a look if you haven't already made your purchase. Here's a pic of mine with navy Rivets.

 

 

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Not to be difficult, but I have the cxl wt from AofC. It's a soft and comfy boot to wear for hours and hours, but I've found that I'm not a fan of a chromexcel boot with wingtip design because the cxl wrinkles that one can expect over time, imho, conflict with the elegance of the wingtip's undulating lines.

 

Accordingly, let's remember there are other rugged boot options. LS's Ultimate Indy comes to mind. Let's also remember Epaulet recently offered a preorder for the Ironside Indy, whose earth chamois feels indestructible. I'll try to post pics if I have time and appropriate sunlight in the morning.

Holy...

Who is this docalden guy?

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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post

Shoe nerd here.
Anyone care to confess what filled their shoe fix before Aldens?
I was a big jordan fan in high school. Begged my parents for air jordans and mr robinsons and barkleys and penny hardaways.
I also went through an "italian designer" stage after college.
Only survivors left: original spacejams, original penny foamposites, and brown bit gamo loafers.
Immediately before? AE. But sneakers were what started it all. I still have an embarrassing quantity of Jordan retros and other sneakers. The ones from high school were beat into the ground so only a couple remain for nostalgia. I always think about liquidating but can never bring myself to do it.
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I need cheaper hobbies...


No such thing...

 



Tennis has been been my cheapest so far. Small victory.

I just picked up an older John Deere garden tractor for our new yard. My wife asked if it ran. Only been married 6 months. Already knows my MO. Got a couple CL projects I need to put back together.
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Plaza NST today.
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And the wait for the Tanker conversion project with Randy the Cobbler continues…they arrived March 26th, and it's May 7th today. The most recent update is that I would have them by the latest this week - a week ago - and clearly that's not going to happen. Maybe he's in over his head with all the Alden projects, but how long does it take to strip and stain the edging and put in some new eyelets/speed hooks?? Supposed to be done in April... :confused:

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Not sure if you've considered a tanker, but the brown CXL that Leather Soul recently restocked is a great makeup that can be dressed with jeans or chinos very nicely. Plus it's on commando, so it meets that requirement. Take a look if you haven't already made your purchase. Here's a pic of mine with navy Rivets.

 

 

Agreed....here are mine with denim

 

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