or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Streetwear and Denim › ***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos. - Page 1935  

post #29011 of 122416
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chicagobred View Post

263
My new Roden Gray waxed reverse chamois ptb .

Those look great man...may need to pick them up if they have another flash sale...
post #29012 of 122416

Hi all,

 

Totally new to this thread.  Bought my first pair of Aldens a month ago (LWB in Cigar) and since then have been reading this forum, and have purchased a pair of LHS (Color 8) and Full Strap Loafers (Color 8).  Really loving the brand, and already have the itch to get another pair.  This forum is awesome, and while I find it strange to be reading/posting about shoes, I can't really help it.  My wife also wonders the same, but she is comforted by the fact that there are worse things I could be doing online...

 

Any thoughts on what a good next pair would be?  My job is primarily business casual, and I spend equal time outside of that in jeans and suits.  I'm lazy, so I usually prefer to wear loafers, but game for anything.  Really digging the Indy boot, thought I live in sunny So Cal and not sure how much versatility I'd get from it.  The NST looks cool, but if I go split toe, the EG Dover seems like it'd be the natural choice.  

 

The rest of my collection: John Lobb (Paris) monks in brown, Barker Black chestnut Crown loafers, Bally rubber soled black loafers, and the C&J Hallam black captoe bal oxford.

 

Anyhow, just wanted to introduce myself and thank everyone for the great thread!

post #29013 of 122416
Quote:
Originally Posted by thebeebs View Post

 

Any thoughts on what a good next pair would be?  My job is primarily business casual, and I spend equal time outside of that in jeans and suits.  I'm lazy, so I usually prefer to wear loafers, but game for anything.  Really digging the Indy boot, thought I live in sunny So Cal and not sure how much versatility I'd get from it.  The NST looks cool, but if I go split toe, the EG Dover seems like it'd be the natural choice.  

 

 

I'd vote for the Indy boot, it's one of Alden's classics.  It's not just for winter or rainy weather. Indiana Jones trekked through the Sahara in the Summer wearing them after all. 

post #29014 of 122416

you can get them for under 400 at the nor sale if its still in progress...

post #29015 of 122416
Quote:
Originally Posted by thebeebs View Post

Any thoughts on what a good next pair would be?  My job is primarily business casual, and I spend equal time outside of that in jeans and suits.  I'm lazy, so I usually prefer to wear loafers, but game for anything.  Really digging the Indy boot, thought I live in sunny So Cal and not sure how much versatility I'd get from it.  The NST looks cool, but if I go split toe, the EG Dover seems like it'd be the natural choice.  

 

The rest of my collection: John Lobb (Paris) monks in brown, Barker Black chestnut Crown loafers, Bally rubber soled black loafers, and the C&J Hallam black captoe bal oxford.

 

Welcome!

 

You have a nice collection already. You have your loafers, wing tips and black cap toes already. You have brown, black and color 8 already. You like the boot but worry about how it will do in your climate. Sounds to me like you're a prime candidate for the suede chukka, a lazy man's boot:

 

Alden Suede Chukka Trio

post #29016 of 122416
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chicagobred View Post

263
My new Roden Gray waxed reverse chamois ptb with my recently cleaned Snuff Suede ptb. I like the reverse chamois much more than I thought thought I would. They will probably end up getting more wear than the snuff suede, and will probably last longer too. It looks to be a great travel shoe, very comfortable, durable, and able to be dressed up or down should the situation require it.
Does anyone know the best way to care for this unique material? Should it be treated any different than standard suede (i.e suede spray, suede brush, eraser, suede shampoo)? Any insight would be appreciated.

Reverse chamois is great very durable, the only downside I've noticed on my Winn Perry Little Tanks is that they pickup lint. They are my go to bad weather boot. To maintain them use neatsfoot oil occasionally, otherwise wear and enjoy. Wear them in health.

Little Tanks on the left…
IMG_1052.jpg
In the wild with snow…
ca86c4e3.jpg
post #29017 of 122416
#8 Indy Boot
IMG_1854.jpg
IMG_1855.jpg
IMG_1856.jpg
IMG_1857.jpg
post #29018 of 122416
ugh, so jelly of those right now. Are they from NRO?
post #29019 of 122416
Quote:
Originally Posted by thebeebs View Post

she is comforted by the fact that there are worse things I could be doing online...

Like the AE Seconds thread? LOL

I'd go for a boot, man. I know that your in SoCal, but if you're in jeans a lot, then for me a boot is natural. Doesn't have to be something uber heavy, or even shell. I know this fall will produce a couple of great boots I'll want to desperately grab...
post #29020 of 122416
Quote:
Originally Posted by 0waterbouys View Post


How viable is shoe stretching? Does it affect the look of the boot/shoe?


Shoe stretching will not work lengthwise. It will only help if you need a wider shoe. At least that is what the cobblers have told me. I tried it on a couple of pairs of Allen Edmonds leather dress shoes, and I cannot feel the difference, if there is any.
post #29021 of 122416
My stretcher does length and width. Though I've only used it for width. Looks like it pushes the heel back.
post #29022 of 122416

I just wear a heavy pair of socks for a little while at home.  Works for me.  Otherwise, get a bigger size?

post #29023 of 122416
320

#8 PTB's the Fed-ex man delivered today smile.gif

These are about a billion-times shinier than my Wolverine 721's. I can't wait to get some nice creases going.
post #29024 of 122416
Quote:
Originally Posted by thebeebs View Post

Hi all,

Totally new to this thread.  Bought my first pair of Aldens a month ago (LWB in Cigar) and since then have been reading this forum, and have purchased a pair of LHS (Color 8) and Full Strap Loafers (Color 8).  Really loving the brand, and already have the itch to get another pair.  This forum is awesome, and while I find it strange to be reading/posting about shoes, I can't really help it.  My wife also wonders the same, but she is comforted by the fact that there are worse things I could be doing online...

Any thoughts on what a good next pair would be?  My job is primarily business casual, and I spend equal time outside of that in jeans and suits.  I'm lazy, so I usually prefer to wear loafers, but game for anything.  Really digging the Indy boot, thought I live in sunny So Cal and not sure how much versatility I'd get from it.  The NST looks cool, but if I go split toe, the EG Dover seems like it'd be the natural choice.  

The rest of my collection: John Lobb (Paris) monks in brown, Barker Black chestnut Crown loafers, Bally rubber soled black loafers, and the C&J Hallam black captoe bal oxford.

Anyhow, just wanted to introduce myself and thank everyone for the great thread!

welcome to the forum
post #29025 of 122416
Quote:
Originally Posted by CTYGGG View Post

#8 Indy Boot
IMG_1854.jpg


nephew,
enjoy wearing
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Streetwear and Denim
This thread is locked  
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Streetwear and Denim › ***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.