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post #8611 of 122416
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Originally Posted by wj4 View Post
You guys are tempting me on the Whiskey. The only reason I haven't ordered already is that I have a pair of Longwings from J. Crew x Alden already and I think the hue might be too alike the Whiskey. But still, tempted nonetheless

Hmmm, you need that many shades of longwing? The J.Crew pair (lighter variety) are awesome; skip the whiskey, and, maybe the #8 and get another style. What else do you have?

Then again, you could buy the whiskey and sell the j.crews (whiskey gets darker with age, too, so the shade would be close after a while).
post #8612 of 122416
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Originally Posted by wj4 View Post
You guys are tempting me on the Whiskey. The only reason I haven't ordered already is that I have a pair of Longwings from J. Crew x Alden already and I think the hue might be too alike the Whiskey. But still, tempted nonetheless

For further clarity, (or perhaps more confusion) are you adding to a collection and trying to add a marquee shoe, or are you buying something to wear fairly frequently? Again, as much as I love my whiskey shoes, they get no where near the wear of my #8s or my ravello for that matter.
post #8613 of 122416
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Originally Posted by wj4 View Post
You guys are tempting me on the Whiskey. The only reason I haven't ordered already is that I have a pair of Longwings from J. Crew x Alden already and I think the hue might be too alike the Whiskey. But still, tempted nonetheless

The color is similar but the whiskey shell really is a different look. I can imagine having both.
But then I already have 6 pairs of Alden longwings.
post #8614 of 122416
Whisky is a luxury ....even more so than any other shell.
post #8615 of 122416
Since I've joined the board, I've bought about 6 pairs of Aldens. They are: J. Crew x Alden longwings, 405 Indy, #8 Cap toe boots, Cigar longwings, WinnPerry brown pebble grain cap toe boots, brown/burgundy pebble grain wing tip boots.

My next pair was going to be a black pair (even though these won't get worn as much because I think black is not a versatile color at all). And after that, I was going to be done for a while..at least until Spring/Summer for some Bucks.

I don't like plain shoes...that's why all the shoes are long wings, wing tips, or cap toes. I bought and returned cigar NWT because they were advertised as Barrie last, but that wasn't the case.
post #8616 of 122416
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Originally Posted by ChrisGold View Post
For further clarity, (or perhaps more confusion) are you adding to a collection and trying to add a marquee shoe, or are you buying something to wear fairly frequently? Again, as much as I love my whiskey shoes, they get no where near the wear of my #8s or my ravello for that matter.

I'm definitely adding to the collection. As of now, there are only 2 pairs of Aldens that I have worn. The J. Crew were worn about 3 times. The Indy's were worn twice. No time to wear them that much.
post #8617 of 122416
Long-time gawker first time Alden purchaser. Just got my first pair of Aldens -- the Ranger Mocc. It shall not be my last.



Handsomely crafted in smooth tobacco Horween Chamois (heavily oiled) leather.
Hand sewn mocc toe and unique quarter construction.
Natural plantation crepe rubber sole.
Van last.
360 degree Goodyear welt.
Full leather linings, natural cork insole, full heel counters and steel shank through the arch for lasting comfort and support.










Love these. And ... already got my next Aldens picked out.
post #8618 of 122416
Given that whiskey seems to be the sujet du jour, here's a "this or that" for you guys to help me decide on: the PTB or the chukka? To be worn with chinos or denim.

TIA,
Mike
post #8619 of 122416
Fellas, how does the Plaza last fit? Anyone can compare it to Barrie and/or TruBalance for comparison? I want a pair of monk straps now to spaz things up!
post #8620 of 122416
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Originally Posted by velomane View Post
Given that whiskey seems to be the sujet du jour, here's a "this or that" for you guys to help me decide on: the PTB or the chukka? To be worn with chinos or denim.

TIA,
Mike

I vote chukka.
post #8621 of 122416
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Originally Posted by ChrisGold View Post
I think this is pretty true to the actual color.
Whiskey these days is a little darker, as is ravello. Horween's rare shells have been slightly darker in the past few months or so. A real welcome change IMO.
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Originally Posted by borderline View Post
I vote chukka.
I vote longwing.
post #8622 of 122416
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Originally Posted by wj4 View Post
Fellas, how does the Plaza last fit? Anyone can compare it to Barrie and/or TruBalance for comparison? I want a pair of monk straps now to spaz things up!

Go 1/2 size larger.
I wear a 9D in Barrie and a 91/2D in Plaza.
9D in Plaza would have definately been too small !
TT
post #8623 of 122416
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Originally Posted by velomane View Post
Given that whiskey seems to be the sujet du jour, here's a "this or that" for you guys to help me decide on: the PTB or the chukka? To be worn with chinos or denim.

TIA,
Mike

Chukka = Versatility !
TT
post #8624 of 122416
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Originally Posted by enigma77 View Post
I vote longwing.
+1, Epaulet has some in stock, I have a pair and I love them.
post #8625 of 122416
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Originally Posted by CEE88 View Post
Long-time gawker first time Alden purchaser. Just got my first pair of Aldens -- the Ranger Mocc. It shall not be my last.

Are those from Winn Perry? Did you size down 1/2? thanks and enjoy them they look great.
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