really? I think eyelets go great with that shoe, especially because its a LW.
I'm not sure. I don't hate it, but I'm not sure I'd buy it. I've had bad luck with the eyelets chipping and looking like shit after almost no wear on one pair of Aldens so I think I'll tend to avoid them if possible.
^No such thing as 'best price' if you want a new pair that's first quality.....just retail price. Aldens rarely go on sale, and for shells in shade of cigar, ravello, and whiskey...many people pay full price and pre-order in advance.
Thanks. Am looking for a burgundy color shoe that can go with charcoal, navy and tan slacks. Like the blucher suggestion. What are thoughts on Madison vs. Regent trousers from Brooks Brothers to go with the Alden blucher?
Well I would find which pait of pants fit you better. I believe the Regent is a slimmer fit and the Madison is a fuller more traditional fit. Then I would get a shoe for that. If Madison then Barrie is perfect. The Barrie is also perfect with jeans. Now if you go with the regent fit you could go with a slimmer last. But unless you know your fit on all the lasts it will be hard finding the perfect pair short of visiting an Alden store.
As for color cigar it will go with charcoal, navy and tan. You can ask in the mens clothing forum (quick questions thread) to confirm. You cannot go wrong with #8 or cigar IMHO but #8 will be easier to find in different lasts. Good luck.
Originally Posted by rolling green
These are fantastic. They make me want to get a pair. Any chance of more pics? I would llove to see the sides, back and uppers.
huh. what did you put on those?
i have a pair but i have been "babying" them with neatsfoot oil to keep the natural lustre.
that's interesting though, i might try that approach further down the line...
With respect to the Shortwing boot group buy that I am trying to organize, it seems that the following makeup has gotten the strongest acclaim. Couple of finer points that we need to agree on so please let me know if you have a preference or want to get in on the boot.
I am going to create a google document so if you are interested, pm me and I will add you to the list and share the document with you.
Style: Shortwing Boot
Sole: Oiled double or Commando
Welt: Closed heel flat welt (hasn't been a strong preference so open to other suggestions).
When you count in days as opposed to months (as is the case for Alden Restoration) you're still way ahead of the game! They look great - how much $ did B Nelson charge? Edited by HorseHide - 9/23/11 at 7:43am