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What color belt do you guys pair with shoes in the #8 color?

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post #17492 of 87562
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Originally Posted by gfreeman View Post

Ok, so I own a pair of C&J Pembrokes in tan scotch country grain, and I love 'em. Cigar LWBs have been my next-purchase shoe for a while now, but I'm beginning to think I should get LWBs in #8 instead, because Cigar would be too similar to my Pembrokes?
A newyorkranger picture of the Pembrokes, for anyone unfamiliar with them:
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What do you guys suggest? I don't have a burgundy shoe at the moment.

You can't go wrong either way, but the #8 is classic and I would lean towards that. Maybe get cigar in a different style like PTB.
post #17493 of 87562
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Originally Posted by wj4 View Post

I wore my sand suede Alden Irregulars for the first time today. I expected comfort instantly due to the lightweight suede, but I guess it will take time to break them in. I also think that the Modified last fits a bit larger than Barrie.

Can you please post some detailed shots of the modified last. it sounds like the perfect last for my foot, and I would love to see more images.
post #17494 of 87562
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Originally Posted by jslade View Post

What color belt do you guys pair with shoes in the #8 color?

It is possible to pair a black or a dark brown belt depending on the colour scheme of everything else you're wearing.

Ultimately I bought a color 8 belt... Looks best.
post #17495 of 87562
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Originally Posted by jslade View Post

What color belt do you guys pair with shoes in the #8 color?

I just use a very dark brown leather belt that I got from Brooks Bros.. I'm too much of a cheapo to buy a #8 belt to dedicate to it.
post #17496 of 87562
Damn, they sell Color 8 belts?

Why is it that there are rarely any Alden's on B&S to fit a size 9.5? I was under the assumption that a 9.5 would be one of the most common sizes, but B&S begs to differ. redface.gif
post #17497 of 87562
hmm, I feel like I see tons of 9.5 here and on the bay.
post #17498 of 87562
There have definitely not been any on B&S for a long time now (I check every day) that aren't loafers of some kind. I don't check the Bay much. smile.gif

I'm looking for some nicer shoes to go with a medium gray suit -- thinking either black or color #8, per earlier suggestions. I'd prefer to pick them up at a discount instead of paying full price for them, though (I'm on a income-less student budget). Any suggestions? I've been surfing B&S, but no dice.
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Originally Posted by jslade View Post

There have definitely not been any on B&S for a long time now (I check every day) that aren't loafers of some kind. I don't check the Bay much. smile.gif
I'm looking for some nicer shoes to go with a medium gray suit -- thinking either black or color #8, per earlier suggestions. I'd prefer to pick them up at a discount instead of paying full price for them, though (I'm on a income-less student budget). Any suggestions? I've been surfing B&S, but no dice.

a few things:

1. be patient, it can take a while to find something
2. don't buy things b/c there is a good deal, only buy something if it's what you really want
3. shoemart seconds list
4. I think Alden is very, very hard to get much of a discount on, for any shoe that's in any kind of decent shape. if you want #8 or black shell shoes in basic styles, you can find (imo) amazing deals on vintage US brands like Hanover or Florsheim. if you are on a budget, this what I would do. Alden is great when you want things in rarer shell colors, boots, or some of the cool custom makeups retailers do. others disagree with me, but if I just wanted a #8 PTB or longwing and was on a strict budget, I wouldn't buy one from Alden. save you money for the stuff alden does that's truly unique (which there is a good bit of)
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I'd prefer to pick them up at a discount instead of paying full price for them, though (I'm on a income-less student budget).
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orvis.com sells the Alden longwing in #8 and the last time I looked at my shopping cart they were discounted from $625 to $500...i dont know if thats enough of a discount...but it's more than i usually see for Alden shell...
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Originally Posted by burningbright View Post

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which he probably used in turn to grab these while I had my attention temporarily diverted. Came back and they were gone. Hope somebody on SF grabbed them at least.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Alden-wing-tip-boots-US-sz-11-5-retail-490-/150686699556?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item2315a09024
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Originally Posted by beowolf View Post

Namor, i emailed you the refund came through and i returned the money to you.

thanks beowolf. glad thats all over with and thank you again for being so patient. you sir are a gentleman. I didnt buy the wingtips. great deal to whoever bought them
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JK, those look nice. That cigar looks very dark.

Yah, the barrie can look a little bulky. However, I'm built like a man, not like Kate Moss. The barrie suits my build. A narrow, pointed last would look odd, as if I had no clue how to dress myself.

And they were very dark, almost as dark as #8 when I first got them.
post #17503 of 87562
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Originally Posted by dahl5yankees View Post

I live in Minnesota and am approaching winter with a new paid of
Alden 403 boots. Is there something I should put on them for
snow and wet weather? are the cork soles good in slippery conditions
or should I be looking at 404's with more traction?

For snow, you should have snow boots. Sorel or LL Bean come to mind. 1/4 the price of the 404, and will work four times as well.

If you must have an Alden snow boot, then, yes, get the 404. Then treat thoroughly with Sno-Seal for water proofing.
post #17504 of 87562
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Originally Posted by wj4 View Post

I wore my sand suede Alden Irregulars for the first time today. I expected comfort instantly due to the lightweight suede, but I guess it will take time to break them in. I also think that the Modified last fits a bit larger than Barrie.

The Modified does. Alden makes specially contoured insoles for the Modified if they're too big.
post #17505 of 87562
guys guys, i bought saphir's cordovan cream in cordovan color, its is supposed to be used on #8 color right? since the place i bought it from ( http://www.afinepairofshoes.co.uk/collections/shoe-care-accessories/products/saphir-cordovan-cream ) bracketed it as Burgundy.

But upon polishing my #8 boots, they turn out brownish under the sunlight. Luckily, or unluckily i only have them polished on my right side's captoe.
So what should i do? Should i remove it? or to continue using it and hopefully some nice color combination gonna come out?
If im to remove it, how do i? Just keep brushing using the horsebrush will do?
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