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post #31561 of 79291
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Originally Posted by thebeebs View Post

Okay, again, I don't subscribe to the idea of limiting oneself in such reckless fashion, but that aside, here's my list:

Whiskey - Chukka (this color is often too casual for dressy attire, so I opt to place it here)
Ravello - PTB (only a PTB can allow the Ravello to show its unadulterated beauty)
Cigar - LWB (if a horse could look sexy, this would be it)
#4 - Whatever the hell you can find - it's like spotting a unicorn
#8 - LWB (the quintessential Alden)
Black - Medallion toe blucher (no captoe, but plain) - anyone know where I can find one?  

You enjoy listening to yourself speak

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post #31562 of 79291
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Originally Posted by ElDave View Post


Good to see someone in my home town wearing Aldens. The only pair I knew for sure that had been in STL were on my feet smile.gif

 

I have AE on today, though eventually I'll add to my four and wear only Aldens.

 

There is a repair shop in Chesterfield (Cobblestone?) that sells them.  He carries a few in stock.  Are you aware of anywhere else? 

post #31563 of 79291

Could you gentlemen please post widths at ball of the shoe in inches for the following pairs? I thank you all in advance.

 

Aberdeen 9E, 9.5E

Hampton/Snap 9.5D, 9.5E

Barrie 9.5D, 9.5E, 10C

post #31564 of 79291
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Originally Posted by thebeebs View Post

you must own the LWB in BOTH #8 (quintessential Alden) and cigar (the "best" Alden shoe).
ergo you must double up. 
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

If you start buying Alden shell, you will double up. I guarantee it. nod[1].gif
As for the LWB, just get the shell rainbow and call it good. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Haha, I'm sure you guys are right. At $600+ per shoe, though, it would be nice to keep my collection at a reasonable, and not grossly unnecessary, size (hence trying to be strategic about acquisitions). Then again, even one pair of Aldens would be considered grossly unnecessary by some.

Anyway, I'll end the debate and make a purchase soon, and take it from there. And by take it from there, I mean realize immediately that I need the entire LWB rainbow. smile.gif
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day/look 2 of black swb

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post #31566 of 79291
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Originally Posted by jaihoo View Post

Could you gentlemen please post widths at ball of the shoe in inches for the following pairs? I thank you all in advance.

Aberdeen 9E, 9.5E
Hampton/Snap 9.5D, 9.5E
Barrie 9.5D, 9.5E, 10C

eh.gif ...you're not askin' for much eh?

edit: for those south of the border

Adding "eh" to a sentence can indicate the speaker's willingness to accept dissent or to invite further discussion. Has been referred to as an "articulated question mark."
post #31567 of 79291
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Originally Posted by mr chorizo View Post

day/look 2 of black swb
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oof!...those are so bad ass man! Good call on pulling the trigger on those. perfect balance

Black needs more love.

APC denim?
post #31568 of 79291
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Originally Posted by mr chorizo View Post

day/look 2 of black swb
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

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this is excellent

post #31569 of 79291
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Originally Posted by blue collar View Post

oof!...those are so bad ass man! Good call on pulling the trigger on those. perfect balance
Black needs more love.
APC denim?

Agreed. Tried on a pair of black shell LWBs recently to see what 10.5E felt like and they were really nice. It was one of those "Oh wait do I need to buy these?" moments. I can see some black shell in my future at some point.
post #31570 of 79291
chorizo, do you experience any heel slip in those?
post #31571 of 79291
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post


You enjoy listening to yourself speak

Is that right, asshole?  Let's see, you have 9,004 posts compared to my 62.

Why don't you find something productive to do other than bash well-meaning forum members. 


Edited by thebeebs - 7/3/12 at 8:08am
post #31572 of 79291
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Originally Posted by thebeebs View Post

Is that right, asshole?  Let's see, you have 9,004 posts compared to my 62.
Why don't you find something productive to do other than bash well-meaning forum members. 

As the original question-asker, I enjoyed thebeebs' response. Verbose, sure, but the elaboration was fine with me.
post #31573 of 79291
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Originally Posted by Olifter View Post

I can relate to that. So........I have, all shell:
Black wingtip balmoral
Black cap toe
#8 cap toe
Black on black saddle, which is my casual, with sport coat, or evening casual shoe.
What should I look for next?
I wear a suit almost every day, sport coat once every week or two. I also have:
AE black wingtip, non perforated balmoral
AE black perforated cap toe blucher
AE burgundy perforated cap toe blucher
J&M black cap toe balmoral
J&M brown cap toe balmoral
J&M burgundy wingtip balmoral
As you may see, I have moved from Johnston & Murphy, to Allen Edmands, to Alden. My next Alden should be what? I'd like it to be shell cordovan, would like a tan or walnut, probably a balmoral as I have learned that bluchers are not OK with a suit. Any ideas?

This description puts you in whiskey category and your choices will be limited. Indeed, as far as I know, you are limited to one model: the captoe balmoral in whiskey offered by Alden NYC.
post #31574 of 79291

1. Color 8 - LWB

2. Cigar - PTB

3. Ravello - Cap Toe Boot

4. Whisky - 2 eyelet Chukka

5. Black - 6 eyelet Chukka

6. Color 4 - Wingtip Boot

 

Partial because this is my upgrade path.  Already have 1 and 2 down, 4 to go!

post #31575 of 79291

#8 - LWB

Cigar - Indys (LWB a close second)

Ravello - Day Tripper cap toe boot

Whiskey - Chukka

Black - PTB

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