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And might I say that it looks very sharp.

They extra stitching around the top of the welt, especially on my whiskey PTB, gives them a slight edge over many of the other PTB out there.

This contrast welt stitching is what gives Alden the aethsetic beauty, even amidst lasts that are far less sleek than other makers.

Thanks.
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Leather Soul Ravello SWB from New Zealand eBayer.

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Leather Soul Ravello SWB from New Zealand eBayer.

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What a great find.
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TZ Laces are really quite sturdy, here is a pair on my Vibergs. I only wish they made a darker brown.

 

http://www.tzlaces.com/flat-5mm-strong-waxed-shoe-boot-hiking-laces/

 

 

 

 

Benjo as well but I have not tried them personally so can't speak on the durability.

http://www.benjos.com/dress-boot-laces/

I've used TZ in the past through their Amazon store but haven't seen those there, will snag a set, thanks.

 

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Originally Posted by iLuveketchup View Post
 

I have laces from Benjos and they are as durabile as Alden's waxed laces. They are not any stronger.

 

I'll try there too.

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Originally Posted by BenLeaman View Post


Hey there buddy! Good question, I need some shorter laces myself. Throw up a pic of the natty WT boots!

Also, I got my package when I got home this evening. Thanks it looks great, testing it out this weekend.

 

They're definitely getting some wear.  I have a few marks I'm not a fan of from how I sit and hold my feet in the car and at work but they still look decent.  Still need to get the PTB's but can't decide on the sole.  The plantation sole doesn't excite me.

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Leather Soul Ravello SWB from New Zealand eBayer.

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One of my favorites!  :inlove:

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Nattyy CXL EP Brixton


 

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Looking superb Don! Those have some amazing character!!!

 

 

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Epaulet offers a navy CXL belt. I have not owned one but I'm sure someone here could offer their opinion. 

 

I believe Madison is now selling CXL belts. Also the ShoeMart has a Natty CXL belt as well (I got one from them).

 

 

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breaking these in at home
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Very nice shade on those!

 

 

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Maiden outdoor voyage today for the Leffot #8 dovers. Sorry but my linen trousers are a little wrinkled at the end of the day. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Looking great in your Leffot Dovers! Enjoy them sir!

 

 

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My favorite Alden boot. King Wingtips
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Love the Wingtip Boots! Continue to enjoy them!

 

 

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Looking good in your Brass-Snuff LWBs.

 

 

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BB Tassels


 

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Don, looking good in your Color 8 Tassels from Brooks!!!

 

 

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Originally Posted by Watchman1 View Post

Gentlemen,

I know you are probably getting tired of me posting pics of these:
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But, I was breaking in the new Alden Whiskey Wingtip Boots at the hospital today while having a baby girl.

Gotta break em in somewhere...

 

Congrats Joel! Your new daughter is very cute. Enjoy her and your other 3!

 

 

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Originally Posted by EP Dylan View Post
 

Cross-post from the Epaulet thread:

 

Hi everyone,

 

We've got our latest Alden pre-order live on the site! Check them out:

 

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The first one is @venividivicibj 's update of our classic Tyrol Blucher (this time on the Grant last and with a antique welt)

 

The second is an awesome Alt Wien boot on the Plaza last

 

And finally, another customer favorite, a color #8 and snuff suede saddle shoe, also on the Plaza last

 

Awesome!!! Good picture source to, eh @MrDV?

 

 

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@tifosi
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Join the Ravello nst side

 

Ah, the beloved Ravello NST Boot! You wear them very well @NAMOR!

 

 

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Thoughts on the grant lasted Indy?

 

An awesome boot! Suggest one if you can get it... Kathy has only received Black to date, but is expecting a run of Color 8 soon...

 

 

 

 

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Start loving the classic look of LWB..
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Ah, you are well on your way to the perfect collection!

 

 

 

 

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Thank You DV!

Since you asked, here's some favorites from the past few weeks:
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Wow, talk about nailing it!!! That is right on my friend!

 

 

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King gunboats today:

 

 

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Great Alden classic! Looking superb!

 

 

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I am starting to like black shell more and more. May have to start looking a pair.

 

Yes, you definitely do! I just got a pair of Black Shell NST Bluchers (2211), Black Shell Perf Tip Balmoral (9016), and have a Black Shell Tassel in production.

 

 

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Thinking of converting to a standing workstation, I hate scuffing my heels on rolling chair legs.

 

 

 

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It is part of wearing them... I hate that too, but they come out!

 

 

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Took the unlined suede chukkas out for a spin the other day and these are phenomenal. When people say they feel like slippers, they aren't exaggerating... 

 

 

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Those look absolutely superb!

 

 

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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

imo, plaza is the dressiest alden last and perhaps their most versatile. i wear my flat welt plaza boots with a suit and chinos. of course next to eg and G&G, it can look casual, but id never wear those with jeans. the soft square plaza coupled with the more casual alden aesthetic makes for a hell of a diverse shoe/boot. can be worn with just about everything that has a slimmer leg opening. let me know if they have a 12D biggrin.gif
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left to right: vass f last (45f), Edward green G 202 last (uk11.5E), Alden Plaza (12D), Vass U last (45.5)

of course its all relative, next to the vass u last it looks more casual than dressy

 

That is one absolutely fine collection of Plaza Boots @NAMOR! Sign me up!

 

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Whiskey Wednesday
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Terrific Whiskey PTBs BG! Looking great!

 

 

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Originally Posted by Handcuffed View Post

Took delivery of both the Leathersoul suede wingtip and 14 oz. whiskey shell wingtip this week. Pictures were posted earlier in this thread by better photographers than I (and I'll note that someone is selling their LS suede wingtips and it's the best deal on the marketplace! http://www.styleforum.net/t/501773/alden-snuff-wingtip-boots-barrie-last-9-5d/0_100).

The collection continues to round into place...
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And so it grows... :-)

 

 

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EP Alt Wien 

 

 

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Amazing as always Don!

 

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Originally Posted by Wooderson View Post

Shitty picture, but still loving my Leffot longwings!

 

We will tolerate the picture as long as its got a beautiful pair of Aldens!

 

 

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Nice day for the FB snuff dovers.
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Looking good in your Brassed PTBs!

 

 

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Welp, just purchased a pair of 975s from Kafka for 362 GBP. I've wanted a stock LWB for a while now, and I figured this is as good as the price for an E width is gonna get.

Looks like I'm one of you now, officially, after lurking for more than a year!

Really, really hope they are actually E width, though this closeup of the 990 on their site looks promising:
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Would've also picked up some Indies but none existed in my size.

 

Yes!!! We have finally rung you in!!! :-)

 

 

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Leather Soul Ravello SWB from New Zealand eBayer.
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Amazing! Not much else one can say!

 

-Mike

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@esoxm thanks for the heads up on this listing. Thanks all for the compliments.
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Alden x Leffot Navy Suede LWBs.

 

 

 

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-Mike

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Maiden voyage for the snuff suede WT boots from LS


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After waiting almost six months.. finally got a call from Alden Madison that the Color 8 PTBs in my size are in! Can't wait to get them! :)

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Just wondering if anyone has sizing advice for the Plaza last.   I am normally an 11c in most Hampton lasted shoes and 10.5d in most Barrie lasted shoes.   Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Originally Posted by RSR3 View Post

Just wondering if anyone has sizing advice for the Plaza last.   I am normally an 11c in most Hampton lasted shoes and 10.5d in most Barrie lasted shoes.   Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Your Hampton/Barrie size doesn't jive with my experience so take it for what it's worth, but I take the same size in the plaza and Hampton lasts.
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Ravello LWB today....

 

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So about 3 weeks ago I got married. It was an outdoor wedding. (had a great time) By the time the reception was over everybody’s shoes were covered in mud. The grass had been trampled so much that mud started to come through the grass. I thought it was pretty cool everybody all dressed up with muddy shoes. Afterwards a few friends and I walked out into a dried up lake bed to drink and smoke cigars. We walked really far into it until it became swampy. A few points I submerged my boots past the storm welt.

 

The boots sat with dried mud for about 2 days and I took a damp rag to them to wipe them down. Later on I took a wet toothbrush to the welt. That was the dirtiest part. You can see the stitching was pretty much black. The welt sticking is a light brown/red. After the toothbrush there was no sign of ever stomping in mud. I love these things. Just a toothbrush and a wet rag. No brushing or buffing. You can let these things go but they’ll always come back with minimal love. I’ll let them go for a little while longer and then go over them with the deer bone and everything. They are indestructible.

 

Before stomping in mud…

 

 

 

 

 

After all the fun…

 

 

 

 

 

For our honeymoon we backpacked through Europe for 2 weeks. Of course I brought the cxl indy boots for that…

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the first day back to work after the honeymoon. Just a damp rag and toothbrush cleaned them up. Not the best picture and it was after I walked the dog in the back yard so they got dewy and dusty.

 

 

 

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So about 3 weeks ago I got married. It was an outdoor wedding. (had a great time) By the time the reception was over everybody’s shoes were covered in mud. The grass had been trampled so much that mud started to come through the grass. I thought it was pretty cool everybody all dressed up with muddy shoes. Afterwards a few friends and I walked out into a dried up lake bed to drink and smoke cigars. We walked really far into it until it became swampy. A few points I submerged my boots past the storm welt.

 

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The boots sat with dried mud for about 2 days and I took a damp rag to them to wipe them down. Later on I took a wet toothbrush to the welt. That was the dirtiest part. You can see the stitching was pretty much black. The welt sticking is a light brown/red. After the toothbrush there was no sign of ever stomping in mud. I love these things. Just a toothbrush and a wet rag. No brushing or buffing. You can let these things go but they’ll always come back with minimal love. I’ll let them go for a little while longer and then go over them with the deer bone and everything. They are indestructible.

 

Before stomping in mud…

 

 

 

 

 

After all the fun…

 

 

 

 

 

For our honeymoon we backpacked through Europe for 2 weeks. Of course I brought the cxl indy boots for that…

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the first day back to work after the honeymoon. Just a damp rag and toothbrush cleaned them up. Not the best picture and it was after I walked the dog in the back yard so they got dewy and dusty.

 

 

 

 

 

Congrats on your marriage! Very fun story and hope that you had a blast backpacking!!!

 

Your Wingtip boots have recovered tremendously well!

 

-Mike

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