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I am a bit new to shoes but I have grown very, very fond of Aldens. I have some cigar LWBs and just bought the 403. I always hear that color 8 is the most versatile, but I don't own color 8 nor can I see that being true (through my novice eyes). I am a college student, who typically wears dark denim/chinos/button downs. Does it still work so well for my situation?

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Originally Posted by wigglr View Post

I am a bit new to shoes but I have grown very, very fond of Aldens. I have some cigar LWBs and just bought the 403. I always hear that color 8 is the most versatile, but I don't own color 8 nor can I see that being true (through my novice eyes). I am a college student, who typically wears dark denim/chinos/button downs. Does it still work so well for my situation?

Yes absolutely.  Color 8 matches just about everything, with the possible exception of black pants, though I've been known to wear them with black slacks given the right outfit.  You can wear Color 8 with denim, grays, navys, olives, khakis, earth tones, you name it. 

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Yes absolutely.  Color 8 matches just about everything, with the possible exception of black pants, though I've been known to wear them with black slacks given the right outfit.  You can wear Color 8 with denim, grays, navys, olives, khakis, earth tones, you name it. 

 

Hm, I considering I own the cigar and Indy, do you think a color 8 option is a good choice? I'm trying to feed my budding shoe addiction here :P

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And, where are my manners, thank you very much for your response!!!

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I am a bit new to shoes but I have grown very, very fond of Aldens. I have some cigar LWBs and just bought the 403. I always hear that color 8 is the most versatile, but I don't own color 8 nor can I see that being true (through my novice eyes). I am a college student, who typically wears dark denim/chinos/button downs. Does it still work so well for my situation?
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Yes absolutely.  Color 8 matches just about everything, with the possible exception of black pants, though I've been known to wear them with black slacks given the right outfit.  You can wear Color 8 with denim, grays, navys, olives, khakis, earth tones, you name it. 
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Hm, I considering I own the cigar and Indy, do you think a color 8 option is a good choice? I'm trying to feed my budding shoe addiction here :P

Color 8 matches well with everything, but for me I've never been a fan of burgundy. Got the 975s as well as the lhs in #8 and ended up selling both as I didn't find the color pleasant. What area do you go to school? Personally I think ravello or C&J brown would be a better fit. Didn't see anybody wearing any burgundy in college ever.
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I go to school in MA

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I go to school in MA

There is a bit more #8 then, I guess get what you like, all Alden colors will match pretty well and be useful for you if you're building up a collection
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There is a bit more #8 then, I guess get what you like, all Alden colors will match pretty well and be useful for you if you're building up a collection

 

I think it would fit in given the location, too. I'm a huge fan of Alden. Sadly, my wallet isn't. Anybody want a dog? JK he's awesome, coulnd't do that

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Congrats--they look awesome! I got the cigar version and fit and finish were perfect (except for the "Made for Tassels by Alden" heel pad as I got them from JGilbert). i am thinking about the color 8 makeup for the next run.
Did you order the same size as your Grant captoe boots? how does fit compare?

I remember your post. Did you ever get that issue fixed?

 

Also I ordered half a size down from my Grant size. Fit is quite similar with the color 8 Indy a tad bit roomier.

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Color 8 matches everything cigar does...but color 8 also goes with charcoal.
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Hm, I considering I own the cigar and Indy, do you think a color 8 option is a good choice? I'm trying to feed my budding shoe addiction here :P

Cigar is a great color, and one of my favorites, but the continuum of what matches with it is only a subset of that which matches Color 8.  Don't get me wrong - cigar has a ton of versatility, more than most colors out there, but not quite to the extent of color 8.  The Indy, as you know, describes a boot, not a color, so not sure if it's a relevant factor.  

 

Since you're on a budget, my recommendation would be to get either the LWB of PTB in color 8, and then build the collection from there.  Trade the dog in for some horsehide biggrin.gif

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Cigar is a great color, and one of my favorites, but the continuum of what matches with it is only a subset of that which matches Color 8.  Don't get me wrong - cigar has a ton of versatility, more than most colors out there, but not quite to the extent of color 8.  The Indy, as you know, describes a boot, not a color, so not sure if it's a relevant factor.  

 

Since you're on a budget, my recommendation would be to get either the LWB of PTB in color 8, and then build the collection from there.  Trade the dog in for some horsehide biggrin.gif

Haha :)

 

Yup I meant cigar LWB, sorry! It's so beautiful. I saw all these pictures up here and I had to have it. 

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Thanks, zazaza.  Input is very much appreciated.  I will seek out Jason/Brad when I get there next week.  I am even tempted to take the train (or get there somehow/rent a car) to Norwalk CT to the Shoemart, but that's probably pushing it.  Also going to check out the AE stores in Boston.

 

one other retailer that carries aldens besides nro, tannery, j. crew, and barney's is mr. sid's in newton . . . similar stock to tannery and nro, but there's lots of other stuff in the suiting / apparel section that makes a visit worthwhile . . . 

post #35474 of 122416
Somebody should sell me size 10.5 or 11 D (or E) Barrie-lasted Alden shoes. Anyone?
Edited by Tommi - 10/1/12 at 6:18am
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