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post #61441 of 122416
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Originally Posted by chrisefi View Post
 

Looking to pick up my first pair of Alden's this week.  I really like wingtips/longwings/brogues.  What do people think about these?

 

http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/shoes/oxfords/PRDOVR~18582/18582.jsp

My first pair of Aldens was this Alden for J Crew tobacco LWB.  I highly recommend it for a first pair of Aldens!  Shell cordovan will cost you another $170-200.  If you are not sure that you want to spend $700 for a pair of shell cordovan shoes, I would recommend looking for the Tobacco LWB new with box on ebay.  You might find it for about $350-400.  If not, order a pair online with J Crew and it will cost you about $500.

 

Be forewarned though, this may start a very expensive habit!  My gateway Alden...


Good luck my friend...

 

(+1, no black pants with these)

post #61442 of 122416
beautiful whiskey guys. I recently picked up a pair of Rider Captoe Whiskey boots. Not Alden but one can only hope Alden can make something similar soon. Edit - swapped laces for Alden waxed icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif






p.s. the commando sole is super thin; like a single leather
post #61443 of 122416
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post

Whiskey Wednesday?  Tremont-lasted shortwing bal today...

Cool whiskey short wings RTP.
post #61444 of 122416
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

I wish Alden had a more attainable solution for brown shell. Their lack of this option forced me to go to AE for a brown shell shoe. I doubt Alden cares, tho.

But shouldn't they? Like you I wanted some brown shell so I purchased my first pair of AE shells, the Leeds PTB. I liked them so much I purchased a pair of shell Dalton's a month later. Prior to purchasing the Leeds, I never even went to the AE website when shopping for shell, only calfskin. Not anymore.
post #61445 of 122416
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

beautiful whiskey guys. I recently picked up a pair of Rider Captoe Whiskey boots. Not Alden but one can only hope Alden can make something similar soon. Edit - swapped laces for Alden waxed icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif






p.s. the commando sole is super thin; like a single leather

Nice pickup Namor. Love the shade of whiskey and the paper-thin commando. Looks like they will move easily between dress and casual.
post #61446 of 122416
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post

My first pair of Aldens was this Alden for J Crew tobacco LWB.  I highly recommend it for a first pair of Aldens!  Shell cordovan will cost you another $170-200.  If you are not sure that you want to spend $700 for a pair of shell cordovan shoes, I would recommend looking for the Tobacco LWB new with box on ebay.  You might find it for about $350-400.  If not, order a pair online with J Crew and it will cost you about $500.

Be forewarned though, this may start a very expensive habit!  My gateway Alden...




Good luck my friend...

(+1, no black pants with these)

Same here..this shoe started my Alden addiction. Damn you J. Crew !
post #61447 of 122416
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

beautiful whiskey guys. I recently picked up a pair of Rider Captoe Whiskey boots. Not Alden but one can only hope Alden can make something similar soon. Edit - swapped laces for Alden waxed icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)




p.s. the commando sole is super thin; like a single leather

These look great, but you can really see the difference between shell finished by Alden vs another manufacturer. Nothing else has that same kind of shine like shell finished by Alden, so the finish on these looks kinda flat in comparison.
post #61448 of 122416
Good morning. Haven't worn these since before summer. Not sure why. Cigar. Aging nicely.


post #61449 of 122416
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Originally Posted by sazon View Post

Good morning. Haven't worn these since before summer. Not sure why. Cigar. Aging nicely.


Alright, Sazon! ENOUGH!!!!

If there is one member that will make me leave this forum it is you. I can't take it!!! rotflmao.gif
post #61450 of 122416
Saz is bad but in his defense dv is worse. Although both fuel my alden insecurities.
post #61451 of 122416
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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post

Saz is bad but in his defense dv is worse. Although both fuel my alden insecurities.
Bespoken, it's just the boots lately that have been getting to me. I am so obsessed with boots at the moment. I just wish I was addicted sooner. How often do you hear people say that?!!?? HAHA
post #61452 of 122416
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post
 

Whiskey Wednesday?  Tremont-lasted shortwing bal today...

 

Great shoe!

post #61453 of 122416
I really need to find more use for my whiskey wingtip, I haven't worn mine in months
post #61454 of 122416
"These look way better in your pics than they do on the Unipair website."

I was pleasantly surprised with the look. Also, I didn't think down a half size on TruFlare and a wider E width would work for me, but it seems about perfect. I have a more neutral pronation, but with the number of overpronators out there, I'm surprised this isn't a more common last in the US. Unipair has been great to deal with.
post #61455 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

I really need to find more use for my whiskey wingtip, I haven't worn mine in months

 

If they're the right size I'll be glad to put them to use!

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