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 4413  

post #66181 of 122416
Quote:
Originally Posted by GooseG View Post


I'd throw the 403 Indy into the mix. I just can't NOT wear it on most occasions.

It's my go-to casual date boot as well, so it tends to be a bit lucky satisfied.gif

Funny. Despite my love for shells, I find the luck factor increases on date nights whenever I'm wearing either the blue cxl Greenwich wt boots or, gasp!, Frye harness boots. Dear wife doesn't appreciate the lustre or patina of shell...

post #66182 of 122416
Quote:
Originally Posted by thebeebs View Post

I always liked the BB wingtip.  Do you also own the 975 (LWB-8), and find any redundancy?  I'm considering getting a pair of the BB wingtip but can't seem to justify two pairs of shoes separated really only by the length of the wing (and a few other minor differentiators)

I don't have the 975 (I used to, but sold it a while ago). I do have a pair of the color 8 longwings in antique sole from Leffot. I really find little or no overlap between the two. The Brooks Brothers wingtip are on a sleek last (noticeably sleeker than the Tremont used in the Alden branded balmoral wingtips) and have a dark sole. It is a true dress shoe. My antique longwings are really a casual shoe that works best with denim, chinos and some flannels.

Comparing the classic 975 to the Brooks Brothers wingtip, again, the Brooks Brothers wingtip is a dress shoe really meant to be worn with suits, gabardine pants, etc. The 975 is more of a casual shoe, though it can also be worn with suits. However, the BB wingtip is much better with suits. If you wear suits multiple times a week, I really can't recommend the BB wingtips enough. The 975 can be relegated to Friday and weekend duty. The difference between the two models go well beyond length of wing - last, balmoral vs blucher, welt, height of sole, etc.
post #66183 of 122416

^ Thanks guys for the explanation.  I'll be sure to remember these differences when I explain the same to my wife :)

post #66184 of 122416
1) I'm enjoying all the pics of rare shell (and heretofore unseen by me models in #8) that have popped up on Shoe Mart. They're all out of stock, so it's kind of odd that they'd post them (kind of like taunting us), but it's cool to see everything. Kind of an Alden e-museum.

2). Those natty cxl perf. captoe boots are up on JCrew. Pretty disappointed by only 2 pictures and the description of leather soles when they are obviously commando.
post #66185 of 122416
Ravello gunboats for a Thursday
post #66186 of 122416
Quote:
Originally Posted by docalden2013 View Post
 

Funny. Despite my love for shells, I find the luck factor increases on date nights whenever I'm wearing either the blue cxl Greenwich wt boots or, gasp!, Frye harness boots. Dear wife doesn't appreciate the lustre or patina of shell...

Hmm... sounds like CXL is just a lucky leather.

 

But the question is, navy or brown? I've got a date tonight, and it's either these:

 

 

Or these:

post #66187 of 122416
Quote:
Originally Posted by bkotsko View Post

Inaugural run... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Those look fantastic! Can't wait to break mine in!
post #66188 of 122416
Quote:
Originally Posted by GooseG View Post

Hmm... sounds like CXL is just a lucky leather.

But the question is, navy or brown? I've got a date tonight, and it's either these:




Indy boots man, every girl likes them
My gf doesn't but she saw my other shooz before too so not an issue
post #66189 of 122416

LOL, all she wanted to do was knock boots at that point!

 

After yesterday's brief talk about lacing, I realized that my compulsions go far enough that I don't notice them.  Right boot, right over left lacing..left boot, left over right.

 

I'm scared of buying more shell because I'll never stop brushing and buffing them.

post #66190 of 122416
Quote:
Originally Posted by thams View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by totalair1 View Post



Oh crap...you went and opened the wrong door now! You have no idea how long some of the members of this forum have been waiting for Pre-paid orders in rare colors! I can assure you there's a shortage of even color #8 models. No doubt many stores have a few models, but not much. I was at the DC store a few weeks ago and asked for them to bring me All shoes in cigar, whiskey, and Ravello in my size 13D. They had 1 pair which I bought. I would have bought 10 pairs that day if they had anything. But they had nothing else!



Thus week I've contacted every major Alden retailer asking for anything in rare colors and they have nothing. What's out there is scare!



See Ya,

Steve



PS...you find me some Alden size 13D or 13E in Whiskey, Ravello, or Cigar new or used in decent shape and I will pay you a 10% commission above retail or eBay asking price!

 



I called Citi Shoes last night about the Whiskey LWB -- I was told that they only have very large sizes left. Not sure if that means 13D or E, but it might be worth a shot to give them a shout.

I've made the call to Citi Shoes multiple time and the survey says:

 

Hi Guys-I wanted to check back in this fall and see if you got anything in my size in whiskey, ravello, or cigar size 13D or 13E?  I'm interested in shoes or boots in those colors and sizes.

 

Best Regards,

 

Steve

 

The response:

 

Hello Steve
 
I am sorry nothing yet in those colors and sizes.
 
Thank you
Voltaire
 
See Ya,
Steve
post #66191 of 122416
Quote:
Originally Posted by GooseG View Post

LOL, all she wanted to do was knock boots at that point!

After yesterday's brief talk about lacing, I realized that my compulsions go far enough that I don't notice them.  Right boot, right over left lacing..left boot, left over right.

I'm scared of buying more shell because I'll never stop brushing and buffing them.

GooseG, as you're buffing and brushing all your shell, you'll be wondering what you used to do with all your free time.
post #66192 of 122416
Quote:
Originally Posted by docalden2013 View Post

Funny. Despite my love for shells, I find the luck factor increases on date nights whenever I'm wearing either the blue cxl Greenwich wt boots or, gasp!, Frye harness boots. Dear wife doesn't appreciate the lustre or patina of shell...

Hmmm... Maybe she knows what you paid for your shells, and this is her way of punishing you?
post #66193 of 122416
Quote:
Originally Posted by Don L View Post

Joining the #8 Boot club - AOC Wing's
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



Congrats Don, that is a great club to join. What is your plan for wearing them -- suits? casual wear?
post #66194 of 122416
Continuing this train of thought, we should run a poll of which Alden shoes get the best reaction from wives/girlfriends/girls at bars/any other potential love interests. Similar to a huge thread on Basenotes (the cologne forum) on "Which cologne gets the most female compliments." Everyone list their top three.

1) Leffot Navy CXL Greenwich Boot (almost every time)
2) Cigar Captoe Boots
3) Leffot Color 8 / Alpine Grain Saddles

Other good ones are color 8 wingtip boots, Leffot antique color 8 longwings, and ravello tassels. Black captoe boots too.

My old CXL longwings probably would win this contest. I sold them and am getting tan suede longwings, which probably will get similar results.
post #66195 of 122416
Quote:
Originally Posted by Don L View Post

Joining the #8 Boot club - AOC Wing's
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



Nice boots, Don. Which model are those? Care to share more pics??
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.