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Originally Posted by Don L View Post

King NST Aberdeen





Nice shoes, Don. nod[1].gif

One of Alden's best models, stock or otherwise.
post #69272 of 122416
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Originally Posted by CrackedCrab View Post

Captoes on Aberdeen #8


such a good shoe. one of my two stock aldens.
post #69273 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Subutai View Post

lol, I know what you mean Tifosi. I picked up the antiqued Leffot version after getting the classic 975. I was really chasing the antiqued edge so when I got it, I sold the 975. I kind of regret it now!!

I did the exact same thing--I'm not sure I regret it, but I haven't been wearing my antique edge longwings much. need to break em out.
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I sold my Leffot Color 8 LWB and plan on picking up another color 8 blucher (I was thinking the 975 but I am also considering the captoe or NST blucher). My antique color 8s looked great sitting in store or on my shoe rack, but I didn't really reach for them that much. For example during the time I had both, I probably wore my Alden 990 10 times and the Leffot LWB one or two times. When it came to more casual outfits, I reached for my Leffot tankers or cigar chukkas or some other shoe more. This may be a function of the season, but during the summer and fall I wore my Leffot saddles more than the color 8 LWB.

To me the 975 moves much more easily between business casual and casual than the Leffot LWB, which look very casual. If Aldens are primarily a casual endeavor for you, then the Leffot longwings may be the ultimate shoe. But for my purposes, other shoes fit a bit better. YMMV.
post #69275 of 122416

FYI...Anyone wanting to try the 9.5D barrie black shell six eye chukka (mouthful) from the seconds list, it will be back in stock next week. A really nice fitting, sleek barrie shoe if you can deal with the somewhat warped top.

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Speaking of longwings, thinking of getting a pair in #8.  (Ordering your own xmas gifts can be fun!) 

 

So the question becomes - leather sole or commando sole?  I really like the commando sole on the AF53s, but is this shoe too formal for commandos?  I have several leather soles and am fine with them.

 

But, I live in the northeast so the extra traction has been helpful so far this fall/winter.

 

Thoughts?

post #69277 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

Citishoes
Thanks. They do have a nice selection of models including this one. Size availability, as expected, is hit or miss, but they say they get restocked.
post #69278 of 122416
Thanks. Link says they're sold out. I've never ordered from Leather Soul but I assume that unless they do another run for preorders, that's the end of that.
post #69279 of 122416
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Thanks. Link says they're sold out. I've never ordered from Leather Soul but I assume that unless they do another run for preorders, that's the end of that.
Yea...Instant gratification is not a term we typically use with Alden. You can contact LeatherSoul to see if they are planning on another run. You can reserve your size for $100 if they are doing a run.
post #69280 of 122416
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Yea...Instant gratification is not a term we typically use with Alden. You can contact LeatherSoul to see if they are planning on another run. You can reserve your size for $100 if they are doing a run.
I hear you. I've gotten lucky (and spoiled) with a couple pairs off the shelf from J Crew, back when they didn't exclude Aldens from the storewide sales.
post #69281 of 122416
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Speaking of longwings, thinking of getting a pair in #8.  (Ordering your own xmas gifts can be fun!) 

So the question becomes - leather sole or commando sole?  I really like the commando sole on the AF53s, but is this shoe too formal for commandos?  I have several leather soles and am fine with them.

But, I live in the northeast so the extra traction has been helpful so far this fall/winter.

Thoughts?

In person, the LWB looks pretty casual. I think they'd look more appropriate with jeans than with a suit.
post #69282 of 122416
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In person, the LWB looks pretty casual. I think they'd look more appropriate with jeans than with a suit.
I plan on wearing my LWB with a suit tonight. I'm going the more casual route with no tie. I think it works and I'm confident in it. I asked my wife and she looked at me a little hesitantly until I said "I'm going just like this with no tie". Then she got it and agreed. Plus my LWB are Whiskey!!
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The longwings I have observed with commando soles are pretty casual (mainly because longwings in general are bulky shoes, and the commando adds to the bulk). The 975, 9751, and dark soled ravello and cigar longwings can be worn with suits. I guess whiskey can go with certain colors. I've been surprised as how well NSTs and even the 990/9901 go with suits.
post #69284 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

I guess whiskey can go with certain colors.

How about Grey? Medium Grey. *fingers crossed*
post #69285 of 122416
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Originally Posted by CrackedCrab View Post

Captoes on Aberdeen #8

 

 

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Originally Posted by Don L View Post
 

King NST Aberdeen

 

 

Color 8 is in fact regal.  Well done gents!
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