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Breaking these in on some carpet...

It's pretty amazing how much difference welt selection and color can make a boot look. The dark edge, flat welt and leather sole on these may make these among the sleekest Aldens I have (boot or shoe) despite the fact it is in barrie last. I would not hesitate to wear these with a suit.



The tankers I have coming from Leffot later this year will be more casual option (antique edge, commando sole)

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post #33377 of 79551
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

Breaking these in on some carpet...
It's pretty amazing how much difference welt selection and color can make a boot look. The dark edge, flat welt and leather sole on these may make these among the sleekest Aldens I have (boot or shoe) despite the fact it is in barrie last. I would not hesitate to wear these with a suit.

The tankers I have coming from Leffot later this year will be more casual option (antique edge, commando sole)

Those look bloody awesome. I've been resisting pulling the trigger on a #caotoe boot...your're not helping icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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The tankers I have coming from Leffot later this year will be more casual option (antique edge, commando sole)

Sounds like someone is rationalizing the purchase of 2 pairs of Color 8 boots (I, on the other hand, have come to accept my weakness and no longer need to justify why I must have many pairs of "similar" shoes/boots...nod[1].gif).

BTW - I have this boot as well (I had Alden Restoration add commando soles to my pair but I agree with your comment about wearing this boot with a suit, it looks great). I also believe the blind eyelets "dresses up" the boot.
post #33379 of 79551
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Got my Cigar Indy boots from J. Gilbert. A couple concerns though: 1) One of the leather heel pads is missing, and 2) the one heel pad is labeled incorrectly. See pictures. What should I do about the missing heal pad? Sorry for the crappy pics, not a lot of natural light on a rainy day.





Amazing to me that J Gilbert would let a boot go out of their store like that (especially with Tassels HK branding - are they first quality?).
post #33380 of 79551
Why are all suede tassel loafers made in kid suede nowadays? I don't like kid suede Alden uses, looks cheap and has horrible nap. I have some older tassel loafers in suede which are not kid and they are awesome. Any ideas why Alden is using kid suede for tassel loafers exclusively?
post #33381 of 79551
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

Breaking these in on some carpet...
It's pretty amazing how much difference welt selection and color can make a boot look. The dark edge, flat welt and leather sole on these may make these among the sleekest Aldens I have (boot or shoe) despite the fact it is in barrie last. I would not hesitate to wear these with a suit.

The tankers I have coming from Leffot later this year will be more casual option (antique edge, commando sole)

 

Will you wear them these days in NYC?

Are these OK for summer?

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Why are all suede tassel loafers made in kid suede nowadays? I don't like kid suede Alden uses, looks cheap and has horrible nap. I have some older tassel loafers in suede which are not kid and they are awesome. Any ideas why Alden is using kid suede for tassel loafers exclusively?

Don't know about the relationship Alden / suede.

Have a look at Carmina. Their suede tassels are amazing.

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Will you wear them these days in NYC?
Are these OK for summer?

They aren't the most summery shoes but I will wear them a lot basically August - May or June. I have a lot of Alden suede and other shoes like Quoddys that get casual wear in the summer. Most people on this thread seem to wear their cordovan boots (no matter what color) all year round.

I thought about wearing them today given it is mild and sunny out, but I went with whiskey Indys instead.
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Don't know about the relationship Alden / suede.
Have a look at Carmina. Their suede tassels are amazing.

fuck carmina, no one does tassel loafer better than Alden
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fuck carmina, no one does tassel loafer better than Alden

 

Of course.

It was a simple suggestion since some of them really do look nice.

post #33386 of 79551
Anyone know where I can find a cigar shell belt around $200? Alden wants $270.

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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

Alden SF
Barrie Color 8 Captoe Boots
Double leather sole, dark edge
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nephew,
good looking, wear in good health
post #33388 of 79551
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looking good in your ravello wt
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looking good in your ravello wt

Thank you sir.
post #33390 of 79551
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The Bureau kudu boot tonight...see you guys out there.

 

I've been thinking of ordering those when the Bureau restocks.  Any chance you can post more pics?

 

Thanks,

 

Andrew

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