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Some sticklers will say never wear a blucher with a suit, but most Alden aficionados here will say that a #8 LWB with a suit is a classic look. I think it looks fine and I don't think there's anything wrong at all with the look. I do know that the blurry shoes in the background need to be burned. devil.gif
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Originally Posted by stanford88 View Post

What do you think of LWB with a suit? I know my socks could be straightened out.

This picture may have solidified my choice to get color 8 versus cigar when I get the LWB. Of course, cigar may no longer be an option soon.

As for your question, I think if you're going to wear bluchers with a dark suit, they should be black, burgundy, or dark brown with a black or dark brown welt/edge (such as your 975s).
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

Some sticklers will say never wear a blucher with a suit, but most Alden aficionados here will say that a #8 LWB with a suit is a classic look. I think it looks fine and I don't think there's anything wrong at all with the look. I do know that the blurry shoes in the background need to be burned. devil.gif

+1, looks good to me. You are miles away from the grandpa rockport steez going on in the background.

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Originally Posted by stanford88 View Post

What do you think of LWB with a suit? I know my socks could be straightened out.
New LWB

It's not properly formal, but I could easily get away with it in my field. And I like the look with heavier wools and more Americana looks.
post #33860 of 98834
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Originally Posted by stanford88 View Post

What do you think of LWB with a suit? I know my socks could be straightened out.

This picture may have solidified my choice to get color 8 versus cigar when I get the LWB. Of course, cigar may no longer be an option soon.

As for your question, I think if you're going to wear bluchers with a dark suit, they should be black, burgundy, or dark brown with a black or dark brown welt/edge (such as your 975s).


I love color 8 gunboats... it may break some antiquated rules, but they totally rock with suits.  I think cigar LWB can be worn with suits but require a little more thought; not nearly as versatile with dressier options.

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Originally Posted by stanford88 View Post

What do you think of LWB with a suit? I know my socks could be straightened out.
New LWB

i have no problem
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ravello wt boot
argyles otc
post #33863 of 98834
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Originally Posted by stanford88 View Post

What do you think of LWB with a suit? I know my socks could be straightened out.
New LWB

You may get answers all over the map on this one. No right or wrong.

My personal thoughts on the matter, and my personal practice with shell LWBs:

yes - black
yes - color 8
yes - cigar*
no - ravello
never - whiskey

* Cigar can be tricky particularly if they have antique edging. Mine do, and I intentionally darkerned the edging with AE chili dressing and I had BNelson darken the top of the welt dark brown to match the cigar. IMO, this made them quite a bit dressier. The color scheme I was going for is represented nicely by the AE Jefferson balmoral WT in dark brown burnished calf (a shoe which I, incidentally, also have, and is, IMO, probably the finest calf shoe AE makes).

http://www.allenedmonds.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/producti_SF7605_1_40000000001_-1
post #33864 of 98834
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Originally Posted by husbands View Post

price on the cigar LHS is back up to $684

Anyone know if they honored the $484 price? it showed as being the most popular pair of aldens yesterday...
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Anyone know if they honored the $484 price? it showed as being the most popular pair of aldens yesterday...

They did for me, my order was placed Saturday.

post #33866 of 98834
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Originally Posted by greekgeek View Post

Anyone know if they honored the $484 price? it showed as being the most popular pair of aldens yesterday...

I saw a few posts here from people who bought over the weekend, when the price was $484.
post #33867 of 98834
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

24l1qib.jpg
2ilgcgh.jpg
ravello wt boot
argyles otc

wonderful
post #33868 of 98834
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Originally Posted by greekgeek View Post

Anyone know if they honored the $484 price? it showed as being the most popular pair of aldens yesterday...

My order was honored and it was shipped today.
post #33869 of 98834
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

wonderful

nephew,
thank you
post #33870 of 98834
This picture of snuff suede looks great... Despite the obvious beating (and it what looks like indigo dye staining from denim), the shoes look attractive. Snuff seems like a good fall suede color.

http://leffot.tumblr.com/post/29785121586/alden-lwb-snuff-suede-well-worn-and-worn-well
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