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post #109711 of 122416
I keep seeing people say the AF53 plain toe color 8 boot is a classic Alden shoe, yet when I google Alden AF53 or search this thread I see very very few fit pics.

Can anyone help me out? smile.gif
post #109712 of 122416
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Originally Posted by jhcam8 View Post



Thanks - should have mentioned that the Classic side doesn't like them.

If the rest of my wardrobe wasn't already so blue I'd jump on those crepe soled versions from Pelle Line so quick!
post #109713 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Bbombers85 View Post

Well the 7th addition to my Alden collection has arrived. The Ravello isn't the brownvello from 2014, thankfully, but also isn't the preferred "reddish-orange" shade. This is my first boot in the grant last. It's going to be a bit getting used to and I didn't want to tie the laces to tight yet and crease them up. Apologies in advance for the photos - I'm not the best as making them look professional haha. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Current Collection:
1. Color 8 Chukkas (J. Crew)
2. Chromexcel Indy (J. Crew)
3. Color 8 LWB (Leffot)
4. Cigar Indy (Leffot)
5. Whiskey Wingtip Boot (AoM)
6. Cigar PTB (Alden SF)
7. Ravello Captoe Boot (Alden DC)

On preorder:
1. Ravello LWB (AoM)
2. Cigar LWB (AoM)
3. Color 8 Tanker (Context) 














Fantastic! Can I ask what size you went with on Grant and what is your Barrie size?
post #109714 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Curbed Enthusiasm View Post

Thank you all for your advice on my 1st pair of Aldens. I ended up getting a slightly different version of the burgundy mediallian captoe - the 908 balmoral model. I think they are absolutely stunning but I'm curious to hear if you guys think they are a good, versatile first pair. I haven't worn them yet because I keep asking myself "is this the right pair?" - which under normal circumstance wouldn't be a question if not for the price, which is more than I've ever paid for shoes before.

http://aldenshop.com/Store/DrawProducts.aspx?CategoryID=36

IMHO, they are a classic shoe for suits and business casual (wool trousers, sport coats, etc). For business wear, I would say it's very versatile. Probably not a denim or even chino shoe, for me at least. I love it however and have now suddenly realized (after having to wear a suit for a few days in a row) that I have loaded up on too many casual Alden styles. I need to start thinking about a more formal addition, like this one.
post #109715 of 122416
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Originally Posted by HenryIII View Post


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Fantastic! Can I ask what size you went with on Grant and what is your Barrie size?


I went with 10.5D. My barrie size is 10D. I need to just commit and tighten up the laces a bit and I think they'll be fine. The width is great. I found the length to be slightly more and the heel area to be a little looser. I don't plan on waiting long before unleashing these in the wild so will report back on them again then. 

post #109716 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Curbed Enthusiasm View Post

Thank you all for your advice on my 1st pair of Aldens. I ended up getting a slightly different version of the burgundy mediallian captoe - the 908 balmoral model. I think they are absolutely stunning but I'm curious to hear if you guys think they are a good, versatile first pair. I haven't worn them yet because I keep asking myself "is this the right pair?" - which under normal circumstance wouldn't be a question if not for the price, which is more than I've ever paid for shoes before.

http://aldenshop.com/Store/DrawProducts.aspx?CategoryID=36
for suits and other business attire, this is a homerun.
post #109717 of 122416
What are people's thoughts on the Milkshake Indy boots with commando soles? Would I be crazy to wear them in the rain and snow?

I think some beat up stained white boots would look awesome, and that commando sole is just inviting abuse....
post #109718 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Bbombers85 View Post
 

 

Current Collection:

1. Color 8 Chukkas (J. Crew)

2. Chromexcel Indy (J. Crew)

3. Color 8 LWB (Leffot)

4. Cigar Indy (Leffot)

5. Whiskey Wingtip Boot (AoM)

6. Cigar PTB (Alden SF)

7. Ravello Captoe Boot (Alden DC)

 

On preorder:

1. Ravello LWB (AoM)

2. Cigar LWB (AoM)

3. Color 8 Tanker (Context) 

 

Nice collection there!! :fonz:

post #109719 of 122416
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Originally Posted by AnOxymoron View Post

I keep seeing people say the AF53 plain toe color 8 boot is a classic Alden shoe, yet when I google Alden AF53 or search this thread I see very very few fit pics.

Can anyone help me out? smile.gif

I have some AF53 photos on my FS link below. But it's probably not a good representation as they are not laced nor worn in. They look a bit bulbous in the photos.

post #109720 of 122416
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Originally Posted by iLuveketchup View Post

I have some AF53 photos on my FS link below. But it's probably not a good representation as they are not laced nor worn in. They look a bit bulbous in the photos.

Thanks. Yeah, I'm mostly trying to find some pics of how they look with some slim chinos or selvage denim, since that's my normal attire.
post #109721 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Curbed Enthusiasm View Post

Thank you all for your advice on my 1st pair of Aldens. I ended up getting a slightly different version of the burgundy mediallian captoe - the 908 balmoral model. I think they are absolutely stunning but I'm curious to hear if you guys think they are a good, versatile first pair. I haven't worn them yet because I keep asking myself "is this the right pair?" - which under normal circumstance wouldn't be a question if not for the price, which is more than I've ever paid for shoes before.

http://aldenshop.com/Store/DrawProducts.aspx?CategoryID=36

Yes Sir,

That is a great model. Especially for business wear.

The only drawback that I can see is that they are not cordovan. smile.gif

Have You considered the 974?
post #109722 of 122416
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Originally Posted by AnOxymoron View Post

What are people's thoughts on the Milkshake Indy boots with commando soles? Would I be crazy to wear them in the rain and snow?

I think some beat up stained white boots would look awesome, and that commando sole is just inviting abuse....

 

I recently bought a pair of Milkshake suede medallion cap toe boot and I think they are lovely.

 

In fact, I tend to wear suede shoes/boots during rainy day. Just spray some nano protector on them from time to time and you'll be good.

 

Here is a photo of my recently purcahsed milkshake suede medallion CT boot on Hampton last from Tassels HK.

 

post #109723 of 122416
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Originally Posted by TO Tie Guy View Post


The Indy was my most worn boot over the winter. Next year it will have the Natty Tanker, Snuff WT Boot and B&M Reverse Chamois boot to contend with, but I am sure it will still get a lot of wear!

 

May I ask where did you get the natty tanker?

I have been searching for it for awhile and it seems no retailer carries them currently.

 

BTW, I also bite the bullet and order the snuff WT boot from Epaulet, even never tried on the plaza last before.

Good luck to me :p 

post #109724 of 122416
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Originally Posted by stevefok View Post

I recently bought a pair of Milkshake suede medallion cap toe boot and I think they are lovely.

In fact, I tend to wear suede shoes/boots during rainy day. Just spray some nano protector on them from time to time and you'll be good.
Sweet! I just found these photos of a SF user's beat up milkshake indys. I think they look pretty awesome.


post #109725 of 122416
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Originally Posted by AnOxymoron View Post


Sweet! I just found these photos of a SF user's beat up milkshake indys. I think they look pretty awesome.
  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

Nice, those have been beaten up really well! And thanks to the technology, I think it will look even nice with some protector on from time to time!  

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