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***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos. - Page 3066post #45977 of 1224163/18/13 at 9:44ampost #45978 of 1224163/18/13 at 10:02amQuote:Originally Posted by shaunw
Ok, Here is my shot. Pic from 3/17/13 St. Patrick's Day. And an additional pic of me and my youngest...........sporting her favorite new saddles.
Contrary to how they may look, I neither baby nor abuse my aldens. Most get regular wipedowns and application of reno every month or two depending on how much wear they get. My cigar indys are my most casual alden and usually get the nod for a weekend trip to the park with the kids or a romp in the woods with the dog.
The saddles win. We lose....
Nicely "beat" boots... What's the sole?
There's a shot a few pages back of mine after a hike. Yeah, I am actually trying to beat up shell. Problem?post #45979 of 1224163/18/13 at 10:03amHey everyone - thanks for the feedback; just wanted to be more specific, I'm looking for a LWB. I actually have those Color 8 Captoe Boots already and they are phenomenal
Glad we seem to all share the same taste there. So, what about them LWBs?post #45980 of 1224163/18/13 at 10:07amQuote:
I recently received the #8 on crepe sole. be cautious should you end up going that route, the welt is not natural colored, it's darkpost #45981 of 1224163/18/13 at 10:11ampost #45982 of 1224163/18/13 at 10:14ampost #45983 of 1224163/18/13 at 10:17ampost #45984 of 1224163/18/13 at 10:20amQuote:
I have the suede longwings from J. Crew and really like them. Mine are the darker shade (I think that was the only shade offered when I got mine) and really like them. I haven't gotten much use out of them over the past few months because of the salt on the roads, sidewalks, and parking lots but in the summer and fall they are one of my favorite shoes to wear around the office with chinos and a madras shirt or a polo.post #45985 of 1224163/18/13 at 10:22ampost #45986 of 1224163/18/13 at 10:31ampost #45987 of 1224163/18/13 at 10:41ampost #45988 of 1224163/18/13 at 10:43amQuote:Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguyQuote:
Point is well taken, and reasonable minds can disagree. But I would suggest that snuff is the best color if you are looking for a suede shoe to wear all year. IMO, it absolutely works in the summer.
I agree with all that you say here.post #45989 of 1224163/18/13 at 10:48amQuote:
Between the two J Crews offerings in snuff and tan/camel, I would get the snuff just because it has the single oiled sole. I don't hate on the crepe sole but like the oiled sole better.
However, I've got a pair of snuff LWBs in almost that exact configuration and also a pair of tan suede wing tips.
I find myself wearing the tan much more often than the snuff.post #45990 of 1224163/18/13 at 10:49amQuote:
Commando sole, mine are theshoemarts version with all eyelets, about a year old at this point. My three year old daughter can pull off saddles, for me though........not really my style.
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