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post #81331 of 122416
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Originally Posted by movoblast View Post
 

I have a love for nicer shoes but I'm in an environment where dressing business casual is considered "dressed up". I do "dress up" business casual about 2-3 times a week (chinos and oxford, no trousers), and my shoes tend to always draw a lot of attention. I have the RL C&J Lindricks which are nice because they don't draw too much attention since they're a cigar color, but I'm thinking of picking up some #8 975s. Good or bad idea? I don't know if they'll attract too much attention. 

 

I personally think you've selected a model that is less likely to draw attention. Sure the design will draw eyes to it, but it's an 'understated' classic color (compared to whiskey or ravello)..

 

and, should you be 11.5 on the barrie last... check my sig :) 

post #81332 of 122416
Anybody else get the email from TSM to sign up for their new "Special Edition" Alden email list? I wonder what we can expect from this...I also wonder if Alden gave their OK or if they will nix it if they find out.
post #81333 of 122416
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Originally Posted by brp2 View Post


Same here. I've got plenty of shoes. Aside from a Ravello boot, there's nothing I need from Alden. In fact, if enough people would go in for a sleek (or just non-country) teak Tricker's boot, I wouldn't even need that.

Although I guess I'd like one of the monochrome saddles too.

 

Would definitely be down for that. loving some of the Trickers shell models, especially in the shades they appear to be able to offer

post #81334 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

Anybody else get the email from TSM to sign up for their new "Special Edition" Alden email list? I wonder what we can expect from this...I also wonder if Alden gave their OK or if they will nix it if they find out.

 

I did. hit submit, as they requested. Will see what happens.

 

TSM isn't typically my go to retailer for purchases, so I'm not expecting much..  But, change is good.

 

I just wish Alden would revamp their entire internet presence, from bottom up. 

post #81335 of 122416
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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post
 

 

you know.. I wonder if that would clog the thread up and annoy people (everyone listing what they truly feel are their final alden purchases and then they'd be tapped out...)

 

eff it, I'll start...

 

Jcrew ravello LWB from a year or so ago

#8 lwb antique sole from leffot (just preordered)

snuff ptb from whomever offers (will get on impulse by whichever retailer is offering a decent deal, or second hand through the B&S here)

cigar lwb, antique sole

black calf balm for occasional use, although I might just step outside alden for this due to limited use vs cost

 

 

those five and I think I'm truly done.

Have:

#8 LWB

#8 Dovers

#8 Naval Boots

#8 Plain Toe Boot (Trubalance)

Cigar Cap Toe Boot

Ravello Medallion Cap Toe shoes

Burgundy Beefroll loafers (AE)

 

Want:

Ravello Day Tripper Boots (pre-ordered)

#8 SW or #8 Saddles 

 

Nice to have, but will probably tap out due to price hikes:

Whiskey LHS or LWB

CXL Dovers

CXL Plain Toe Boots

post #81336 of 122416
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Originally Posted by 90shilling View Post

Buckeye - would you mind sharing what your top 5 most coveted Aldens are? And maybe note which you wear the most often? I own one pair (975) with an eye on several others (likely shell boots for my next acquisition). Always nice to get perspective from somebody with some more hindsight and selection.

Sure, but it must be known that my work attire is dress casual - jean and a button down, occasionally chinos. Im a boot guy buying for fall to spring, winter is a different set

1) I really coveted the Leffot NST with Antique edge, I got the Context Tanker instead. When I get it resoled, I'll try to get it done on a med antique edge.

2) I wanted a Ravello short wing shoe - I got a Whiskey SW and I burnished the toed and heel a bit darker. I love this shoe, and it really is fantastic with denim IMO

3) I wanted a black cordovan boot - I picked up the medallion toe boot on commando from J Gilbert.

4) I really wanted the Cigar Cap Toes - check as of today

5) I would like a Ravello (or a dark Whiskey) Short Wing boot, preferably on Grant / Plaza + Commando. 5a is the same boot in #8

I also have a Whiskey LHS and Cigar LWB, but I haven't found my groove with the LHS, so unless it calls to me soon, it will be sold to one of you guys.

I like things with character, so new doesn't do it for me - and in my mind, with time and age, #8 and Cigar will age to similar brown shades, which is fantastic. That's what I'm looking for - well lived in leather.

I have other winter boots in CXL and Kudu for the foul weather.

EDIT - I forgot J Gilbert has a #8 plain toe on plaza / commando that I really like too and would likely grab if they had my size...

Cheers,
BN
post #81337 of 122416
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Anybody else get the email from TSM to sign up for their new "Special Edition" Alden email list? I wonder what we can expect from this...I also wonder if Alden gave their OK or if they will nix it if they find out.

Didn't get it. Is there an online form (website) or is it sent to specific e-mails?

I do get their seconds list.
post #81338 of 122416
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post #81339 of 122416
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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post

you know.. I wonder if that would clog the thread up and annoy people (everyone listing what they truly feel are their final alden purchases and then they'd be tapped out...)

eff it, I'll start...

Jcrew ravello LWB from a year or so ago
#8 lwb antique sole from leffot (just preordered)
snuff ptb from whomever offers (will get on impulse by whichever retailer is offering a decent deal, or second hand through the B&S here)
cigar lwb, antique sole
black calf balm for occasional use, although I might just step outside alden for this due to limited use vs cost


those five and I think I'm truly done.

Clog the thread, nah - we're talking about Alden shoes and boots, on topic and basically limiting it to 5-6 pieces. I'm being honest, I really like shell - but the feeding frenzy is a bit crazy. I am fortunate to have come to a nice (not excessive) point that works for me - so I'm good, and have this place to thank for it.

There are some great things posted here, I'm just not compelled to own all of it...

To address you list, if I move into Calf and Suede, for the price, the list of manufactures opens up for me.
post #81340 of 122416
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Didn't get it. Is there an online form (website) or is it sent to specific e-mails?

I do get their seconds list.

Mine came today - check your spam folder?
post #81341 of 122416
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post
 

The 975 is a very traditional, classic model.  I doubt it would scream attention to your feet.  However, if you opt for the antique edge and welt from Leffot, it will draw quite a bit of attention.  If modesty is what you are looking for, the 975 should be up your alley.

Clicked submit. First pair of Alden Longwings yes! 

post #81342 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Buckeye Nation View Post

Mine came today - check your spam folder?

I looked, nada. confused.gif
post #81343 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

Anybody else get the email from TSM to sign up for their new "Special Edition" Alden email list? I wonder what we can expect from this...I also wonder if Alden gave their OK or if they will nix it if they find out.

Yup, I signed up. Curious to see if anything comes of it. 

post #81344 of 122416
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Originally Posted by TO Tie Guy View Post


Didn't get it. Is there an online form (website) or is it sent to specific e-mails?

I do get their seconds list.

IIRC, you just clicked a button in the email message body and it 'confirmed' your email 

post #81345 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Buckeye Nation View Post


Clog the thread, nah - we're talking about Alden shoes and boots, on topic and basically limiting it to 5-6 pieces. I'm being honest, I really like shell - but the feeding frenzy is a bit crazy. I am fortunate to have come to a nice (not excessive) point that works for me - so I'm good, and have this place to thank for it.

There are some great things posted here, I'm just not compelled to own all of it...

To address you list, if I move into Calf and Suede, for the price, the list of manufactures opens up for me.

 

for a simple calf balm captoe in black, any recc's? very limited usage, so I'm looking at kentwang etc

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