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***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos. - Page 5299post #79471 of 1224164/23/14 at 9:02ampost #79472 of 1224164/23/14 at 9:04amQuote:
Dumb question, but are you sure they're Aldens? None of the shoes currently on the BF page are even made in the U.S.post #79473 of 1224164/23/14 at 9:05ampost #79474 of 1224164/23/14 at 9:06ampost #79475 of 1224164/23/14 at 9:08amQuote:Originally Posted by halfnhalfnhalf
Breaking the rules . . . captoe boots in Color 8 shell, paired with faded denim:
Yea or nay?
What the heck is faded denim... You must have had that pair of raw denim for ten years to get them looking that way
In all seriousness I think it looks great together, those are some awesome boots. The color seems lighter than most Alden no 8, closer to the intended Horween color.post #79476 of 1224164/23/14 at 9:09amQuote:
I don't know what the rules are, but I think that combo looks great. It's why I love color 8. It goes with almost everything. The shape of the boot and the way you laced them makes them casual enough for jeans, and the cap toe and color give it a dressy-casual feel. Really like the combo and may try the same this weekend with my color 8 dovers.post #79477 of 1224164/23/14 at 9:24ampost #79478 of 1224164/23/14 at 9:26ampost #79479 of 1224164/23/14 at 9:27amQuote:Originally Posted by Michigan Planner
Just like most of those who have replied, I wear my shell cordovan in the rain, snow, sleet, slush, ice, and salt and don't treat them with anything like Defender. I do make sure to brush them off thoroughly each evening though. I've had no ill effects from the elements.
Are they commando soles?post #79480 of 1224164/23/14 at 9:33ampost #79481 of 1224164/23/14 at 9:34am
Dang fine pair of LHS! I'm still waiting to snag a pair in whiskey, ravello or cigar. I need to jump on the Alden shell LHS train...
Looking good! Those chinos or denim? They almost look like the white Epaulet wilshires I just received...
That grass and that shine - wow!
I like the looks of the Mora 2.0 and of course the LWB! The Mora 2.0 may be my next pair from AE.post #79482 of 1224164/23/14 at 9:35amQuote:
A lot of mine have leather soles. Do you have ones with dainite, crepe, commando, or some other type of non-leather sole that you wear in the rain? I just got a pair of commando sole cordovan boots from J.Gilbert and I'm thinking of wearing them regularly, including in the rain since the commando sole might fare better than a leather one.post #79483 of 1224164/23/14 at 9:37amQuote:Originally Posted by thams
I don't wear mine in torrential rains, but I will in a light to medium rain. I prefer commando soles when it's wet for obvious reasons.
All my shells get water spots and some get welts. They always go away with a little time and brushing, so I never worry too much. I do try to take care of my shoes as best as possible, but I recognize that they're meant to be worn. Besides, how would a shoe ever get a good patina without exposing them to all kinds of conditions. It took me a while to come around, but I admire a pair of well-worn and cared for shoes with all the scuffs, bumps, fading, and spots.
Commando because the leather soled ones would get chewed up when wet and worn on cement?
I think I need to go more with your sentiment and start wearing my shoes more often, even in some slightly more adverse conditions.post #79484 of 1224164/23/14 at 9:39amQuote:Originally Posted by aldenfan
A lot of mine have leather soles. Do you have ones with dainite, crepe, commando, or some other type of non-leather sole that you wear in the rain? I just got a pair of commando sole cordovan boots from J.Gilbert and I'm thinking of wearing them regularly, including in the rain since the commando sole might fare better than a leather one.
I think my upcoming #8 NST boots with commando sole will be used regularly during Toronto fall and winter. My JCrew x Alden PCT boots on leather sole on the other hand might not be good option when snowing/raining although I've read that it should be OK. Curious to hear some opinions.post #79485 of 1224164/23/14 at 9:42am
Your slacks are always a great shade and pattern. They also always impressively match your shoes. Not to mention they are impeccably pressed as well. Do you mind if I ask who those slacks are by? What pattern is that called? POW?
Edited by aldenfan - 4/23/14 at 10:15am
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