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***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos. - Page 2858post #42857 of 1224162/5/13 at 4:35pmQuote:Originally Posted by sqroot3
My Marlow wingtips have the same thing on one shoe. I'm not sure exactly what's causing it, but it does not seem as if it will ever go away. I second the notion to return or exchange if it really bothers you. Sometimes I wish I had, even though it's not a huge deal.post #42858 of 1224162/5/13 at 4:40pmQuote:Originally Posted by FrankCowperwood
I have to say that there are some extremely unusual styles in that list of Shoemart seconds. Some very nice and some very very dubious. I suppose we like a certain subset of styles here on this thread (setting aside choice of material), but I wonder who the heck Alden is making all these oddball shoes for.Quote:
FWIW, I contacted them about 3 pairs of suede tassels in my size. They responded that they were posted erroneously and that they do not actually have the shoes about which I inquired.Quote:
I would have thought that it would have brushed out in 15 min. Maybe not the gash, but at least the color should have evened out. If you say it didn't work, than I have no reason to doubt you.
Are you TRYING to taunt me? They look great BTW. Go great with the pants.post #42859 of 1224162/5/13 at 4:41pmpost #42860 of 1224162/5/13 at 5:05pm
First post after reading the official Alden thread this past month trying to get educated on all things Alden (I've decided that, despite my desire to be thorough and not embarrass myself on this forum given my Alden-illiteracy, it is highly unlikely I can read through all 2860 pages of the thread and stay married). Having said that, hope you guys will be patient as I pose some of my questions.
A little background on how I got here: As a mid/late-30's professional in health care, I decided to begin dressing more professionally. I've been trying to learn much more about permanent fashion in general this past year and moving beyond the fickle and random teachings of GQ (I'm intrigued with what I've learned so far from Flusser). To deal with my remedial shoe education, I got rid of a decade's worth of shoes and began investing in Allen Edmonds shoes (am I allowed to utter that brand here :) Over the course of reading up on AE, I naturally encountered the great Alden vs AE debate and decided to learn about Alden to settle it for myself. Well, thanks to Mac and many others very intriguing photos and wisdom, I've decided that one way to resolve ambivalence between two brands is to just buy some of both. So, my quest has begun for wingtips and boots from the Alden universe.
I finally took the plunge and ordered 2 LWBs from JCrew: the "waxed" tobacco horween CXL and the snuff suede (a shout-out to the personal stylist at JCrew who was able to get me a 25% discount!!). My first question to the forum is: Is there a Mac break-in procedure for non-shell Aldens?
The followup to that question is, which materials should I have on hand? I've taken a look at the goods offered on the Hanger Project and wondering which things I truly need and which things I could arguably skip.
Another question is: how many longwings does one need to make a decent rotation for oneself? I have a mind to get a Color 8 shell and would love to learn how one finds their way to a Ravello, Whiskey or Cigar shell LWB. (I guess I want to be like Mac when I grow up...)
Thanks in advance for any advice you can offer.post #42861 of 1224162/5/13 at 5:34pmQuote:
Thank you. Ended up with the dark Ravello Chukkas you mentioned.
Waiting for me at the door today:post #42862 of 1224162/5/13 at 5:34pmpost #42863 of 1224162/5/13 at 6:08pmpost #42864 of 1224162/5/13 at 6:43pmpost #42865 of 1224162/5/13 at 6:50pmpost #42866 of 1224162/5/13 at 6:55pmpost #42867 of 1224162/5/13 at 6:56pmpost #42868 of 1224162/5/13 at 7:30pmQuote:Quote:Quote:
thanks for the kind words gentlemen.
Michigan Planner, i've had them for a couple of years. i do not wear them much, but i really like them every time i put them on. i think saddles are a nice alternative to ptbs.post #42869 of 1224162/5/13 at 7:41pmpost #42870 of 1224162/5/13 at 7:42pmQuote:
great looking photos, great looking longwings.
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