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I know what they look like - what makes the difference?

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An example of an oxford would be the Fifth Avenue, the Strand, or the Weybridge. The Leeds is a derby.



This is pretty basic stuff so you may very well know this already but in the event you don't, for reference here are a couple of images to illustrate commodorewheeler's post above:

Picture #1: Oxford or Balmoral

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Picture #2: Derby or Blucher

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Generally accepted that a bal is more formal than a blucher. I find that my high volume/high instep feet work much better with bluchers. Therefore, many of my shoes fall into that category.
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These are my size too, but I'm already in on the dc preorder and I would much rather have the option to return. Plus as I'm looking at these on eBay I feel like they have been tried on and/or worn a little as there appears to be slight creasing already
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these look great! where did you get these?

Thanks! The pictures of your black DBs pretty much sold me. I have to say, with black shoes being <20% of my collection, I do like this pair!

Read your post about the faux cordovan... my condolences NAMOR
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Nice choice. I believe there is a pair in 9.5E available as well.

Yep, I got them in 9.5E, 10D was sold out or reserved
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Hey guys, quick question...

I am somewhat interested in some Alden's with a Hampton last and being that I have only ever owned a Barrie I wonder if I really need to size up at all for the Hampton if my Barrie's always fit me a little loose, keep in mind that the Hampton's I'm looking at would be worn with no socks most of the time or with thin socks at the most. Anybody think I can pull 10.5D Hampton if I'm a 10.5D Barrie in this instance?
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Just e-mailed Tassels to inquire about their Whiskey Tanker... then I scrolled down and saw that they are already sold out baldy[1].gif

I wish someone will do a re-order on this style! I really want a Whiskey NST!
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Who's got two thumbs and popped his Aldens cherry with 2 pair of leather soul captoe boots in black shell and #8 shell?

This guy.
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Is there a list somewhere of Alden sellers that offer custom store-runs? eg, Leffot, LSH, Frans Boone, The Bureau, Unionmade, etc.?
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^ the first post of this thread
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I think the issue here is the creasing and "blob" factor you can get with the cordovan barrie chukka.
In all honesty most people aren't going to distinguish between a longwing and a shorting bal - it's the broguing and leather that count. I think that the wingtip pattern can add some formality where a creased chukka could look weird.
Here in NY people wear all sorts of loafers with suits (bit, tassels, full strap). It's a standard look in offices. Chukkas less so.

I always thought that with a suit, only a lace up shoe was proper. I too work in NYC too and personally abhor the look of loafers with a suit. To me, they look like slippers.

Be a big boy and get some proper shoes with laces to go with that Hermes tie, Mr. Trader.
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Is there a list somewhere of Alden sellers that offer custom store-runs? eg, Leffot, LSH, Frans Boone, The Bureau, Unionmade, etc.?


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^ the first post of this thread


+ Très Bien Shop, Tassels

- Winn Perry

 

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I always thought that with a suit, only a lace up shoe was proper. I too work in NYC too and personally abhor the look of loafers with a suit. To me, they look like slippers.
Be a big boy and get some proper shoes with laces to go with that Hermes tie, Mr. Trader.


+1 Even worse with tassels

 

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That suede indy boot. Whoa.
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Is there a list somewhere of Alden sellers that offer custom store-runs? eg, Leffot, LSH, Frans Boone, The Bureau, Unionmade, etc.?


Winn Perry, Alden of Carmel, Alden-Madison of New York, Alden of DC, ...anyone else??

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Nice photography too!
 

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That suede indy boot. Whoa.


 

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