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Regarding wearing Alden wingtip/captoe boots with suits:

1) How big a deal is "all eyelets" vs. speed hooks?  Do hooks really get caught in trousers, or is it just an infrequent thing?

2) Is commando a no-no? (Commando soles that is, not to be confused with going commando...).  Does it look strange to have a lug sole w/ a suit?  Business casual?

Thanks!

1: I at times have a problem with this (but not always). For me, it doesn't happen all the time but when the hook does catch it is irritating (I notice most when I try to sit). I've had a hook cause my cuff to go undone twice (which is not too often but it is still annoying).

2: I wear the commando soles when it's rainy and business casual. I don't work in an extremely conservative specialty or work environment so it's not an issue. However, my preference is to wear balmorals during most of the work days.

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Looks good man, are these the grandfathered #8 makeup from moulded?

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Wearing my clown boots today.
ALden Cap toe boot, leather sole, modified last, #8, all eyelets:
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The boot that started it all for me--1.5 year old Indy 403s after a good brushing.

 

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Originally Posted by thebeebs View Post

Regarding wearing Alden wingtip/captoe boots with suits:

1) How big a deal is "all eyelets" vs. speed hooks?  Do hooks really get caught in trousers, or is it just an infrequent thing?

2) Is commando a no-no? (Commando soles that is, not to be confused with going commando...).  Does it look strange to have a lug sole w/ a suit?  Business casual?

Thanks!

1) It can snag, but I dont find that it ruins pants legs or anything

2) I tend to avoid it with suits in business dress, with the exception of rainy days (when I generally wear a PTB on crepe anyway). With business casual, it is fine (I work in a suit four day a week, business casual Friday environment). I will wear my cigar captoe boots on commando soles with flannels/chinos in the fall/winter with business casual. I dont recall ever wearing them with suit (though i suppose they could work with tweed suits). If you have to wear suits, there are better suited Alden shoes (balmorals, longwings, PTBs, tassels, shortwings, and chukkas) than high boots on a commando sole.

Caveat here - if you are wearing suits casually, high boots can work well
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Originally Posted by CHRK33 View Post

Depending on the suit, commando soles can work fine. They are pretty low profile anyway and if you wearing a flannel or tweed suit, it looks perfectly acceptable in my opinion. It wouldn't work for a seersucker suit, but you shouldn't be wearing boots anyway.
Just my two cents.

Suede Indy boots (milkshake, tan, navy) on any sole with a seersucker suit would be stunning
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Originally Posted by herrmj View Post

Looks good man, are these the grandfathered #8 makeup from moulded?
Shoe Mart seconds from a couple of years back.
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

Suede Indy boots (milkshake, tan, navy) on any sole with a seersucker suit would be stunning

Good call, totally forgot about that. They would look killer; that's what happens when you make blanket statements. shog[1].gif
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^ Thanks for the great input everyone!

 

On another note, I'm now heading to the hospital for the (scheduled) birth of my first child, a baby girl.  If I ever have a son, I just might name him Alden.  My choice of footwear today?  Ravello PTB, maiden voyage as well :)

 

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unionmade beale's...unintentional lace/shirt matching today...
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^ as a counterpoint, business casual beales:

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unionmade beale's...unintentional lace/shirt matching today..
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awesome
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On another note, I'm now heading to the hospital for the (scheduled) birth of my first child, a baby girl.  If I ever have a son, I just might name him Alden.  My choice of footwear today?  Ravello PTB, maiden voyage as well smile.gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Congratulations! (on the baby)


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Congratulations! (on the shoes)
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On another note, I'm now heading to the hospital for the (scheduled) birth of my first child, a baby girl.  If I ever have a son,
Confratulations and I wish the best of health to everyone.
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interesting - do you have a foot condition as well or was this a pure fashion/functional choice for you? I can see how having the lacing going all the way down to the toes would make for a comfortable shoe. It does look a bit like a bowling shoe.

I got those years ago. I used to stand all day on a trading floor and they were very comfortable. Standing all day in leather soles can be a killer on the feet!! But that's me....IMG_2382.JPG

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^ Thanks for the great input everyone!

On another note, I'm now heading to the hospital for the (scheduled) birth of my first child, a baby girl.  If I ever have a son, I just might name him Alden.  My choice of footwear today?  Ravello PTB, maiden voyage as well smile.gif

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As many had said before, congrats!
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