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Anyone know where you can get Alden Defender with free shipping?
post #35897 of 98770
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Originally Posted by blue collar View Post

Damn! Now thos look awesome. I find that style of loafer to be very elegant, but in that rough pull-up style leather they look less polished. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

yeah they look fantastic, w jeans especially. still waiting for a ntl cxl LHS on leather sole.

i have the unionmade blue suede tassels and they are fantastic too.
post #35898 of 98770
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Originally Posted by rennavate View Post

OF COURSE THE FIRST DAY I WEAR MY NEW CIGAR LONGWINGS IT WOULD RAIN.
Luckily, just a few minor water spots on the vamp... but still, do those ever come out?!

Alden Defender is your friend.

I treat all my shells with it prior to wearing (and my existing shells once the product came on the market). I too got caught in some light rain today wearing my black shell monochromatic saddle bals. No spots.
post #35899 of 98770
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Originally Posted by wigglr View Post

I am looking at buying a pair of Epaulet Rivet Chinos possibly. I mainly dress casually - button downs, sweaters, chinos, jeans - best describes my style.

I'm not quite sure which color to get. I don't shy away from navy/indigo too often for pants smile.gif. Comfort zone!

I have cigar LWBs, just bought alden x leffot ravello cap toe boots, cxl indy, and chocolate suede shoes (AE)

What do you all think about these with that line up?

http://www.epauletshop.com/servlet/the-1791/%22Rivet-Chino-Brushed-Heavyweight/Detail

http://www.epauletshop.com/servlet/the-1685/%22Rivet-Chino-Brushed-Graphite/Detail


(I could only buy one pair from epaulet, and those are two options)

Taupe - for sure.
post #35900 of 98770
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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post

Anyone know where you can get Alden Defender with free shipping?

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You could order 11 bottles from J Crew.
post #35901 of 98770
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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post

They're definitely a classic style. I've just personally decided that, for now, they aren't for me. I imagine I might feel differently in 10 years.

that's how i feel about penny loafers such as the LHS. maybe when i'm 55, but not now. if i was going to get a loafer, i'd rather get something sleeker and less preppy.

only possible exception i'd make on alden loafers would be these blue suede tassels, but i wonder if they'd look too feminine:

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post #35902 of 98770
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Originally Posted by zazaza View Post

REguy, are the natty tassels that Chorizo posted the same as the ones you scored off the SM seconds list?
If so, I'm even more jealous

Yeah. Unfortunately, the natural blows the brown ones I got out of the water. I might have to do a switcharoo.
post #35903 of 98770
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Originally Posted by g.michael View Post

Does anyone wear tassel loafers these days, (Uncle Mac notwithstanding)? Thinking of getting the BB cordovan tassels. I like the full strap loafer but after trying a couple different sizes, the Aberdeen last does not work for me with a vamp that low (heel slip). Thought maybe the higher vamp tassels would be a good trade. But tassels?


I personally love the tassel moc.  From what I've read, most shoe connoissers view the tassel moc as Alden's most classic make up.  The aberdeen fit is excellent and seems dressier than the LHS.  Can be worn with a casual look as well as a suit.  I've never been a loafer guy, but  I'm a fan of the tassel moc.

post #35904 of 98770
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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

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You could order 11 bottles from J Crew.

If I had a mac-sized collection that might not be so ridiculous.
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Me = TTS 9.5D or 9.5E, low volume, ectomorph.  Still trying to figure out this line ... LWB @ 9D if unlaced, I can slip my foot forward enough to put my index finger between my heel and the back of the shoe.  Barrie Lasted.  Is this right?  Haven't worn a Blucher in some time.. like eons.....My LHS Lined is loose (heel slip) at 9D.  But my BroBro Unlined LHS is a perfect fit, slightly snugger than the LHS Lined, w/ no heel slip.  Wondering if anybody goes down a whole size in this line to get a perfect fit.  Maybe I should order some 8.5D LHS's.  Would kill for some feedback before I invest any more $$ in this line.  Was looking at the Chukka #8 next.

 

LHS  Whiskey 9D

LWB Whiskey 9D

BB LHS Unlined 9D

C&J for Ralph Lauren Marlow 9D (US)

C&J for Ralph Lauren Marlow Shortwing 9.5D (US) a little loose

C&J for Ralph Lauren Tassel similar to the Arberden last 8.5D pretty tight

C&J for Ralph Lauren PTB (beautiful PTB) 9.5D great fit

post #35906 of 98770
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Originally Posted by REguy View Post

Yeah. Unfortunately, the natural blows the brown ones I got out of the water. I might have to do a switcharoo.

While I may give a sight edge to the natural, I think both look great. I really like how cmxl relaxes what I've always felt was a more formal shoe.
(formal relative to a LHS/penny)
post #35907 of 98770
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Originally Posted by g.michael View Post

Does anyone wear tassel loafers these days, (Uncle Mac notwithstanding)? Thinking of getting the BB cordovan tassels. I like the full strap loafer but after trying a couple different sizes, the Aberdeen last does not work for me with a vamp that low (heel slip). Thought maybe the higher vamp tassels would be a good trade. But tassels?

I am not generally a loafer kind of guy but I scored a great deal on a pair of ravello tassel loafers on eBay this summer. They look great sitting in my closet but I have yet to actually wear them. Maybe I'll break them out tomorrow...

However, I would not hesitate to rock those blue suede tassel loafers that the Mexicutioner posted up.
post #35908 of 98770
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Originally Posted by thebeebs View Post

I also got an email from Shoe Mart stating that my order for the #4 captoe boot has been cancelled due to lack of supply of upper leather.

What other options are out there for captoe shell Alden boots in color 8?  I'm aware of JCrew, any others?

Relieved this happened. Have been kicking myself for not getting in this preorder. Condolences to those we were in it
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Originally Posted by lagsun View Post

Sounds like 8.5D in Barrie will be fines too. Plus J.Crew has a decent return policy.
Call Kathy at Alden of DC. I got my #8 Captoe (and Cigar as well) boots on Grant last with commando sole from her.

Like others posted, all have captoe boots. SkyValet also has some and european retailers get them every once in a while (Frans Boon, shoes&shirts, Bureau, TBS, etc)
post #35909 of 98770
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Originally Posted by chipshot View Post

Me = TTS 9.5D or 9.5E, low volume, ectomorph.  Still trying to figure out this line ... LWB @ 9D if unlaced, I can slip my foot forward enough to put my index finger between my heel and the back of the shoe.  Barrie Lasted.  Is this right?  Haven't worn a Blucher in some time.. like eons.....My LHS Lined is loose (heel slip) at 9D.  But my BroBro Unlined LHS is a perfect fit, slightly snugger than the LHS Lined, w/ no heel slip.  Wondering if anybody goes down a whole size in this line to get a perfect fit.  Maybe I should order some 8.5D LHS's.  Would kill for some feedback before I invest any more $$ in this line.  Was looking at the Chukka #8 next.

LHS  Whiskey 9D
LWB Whiskey 9D
BB LHS Unlined 9D
C&J for Ralph Lauren Marlow 9D (US)
C&J for Ralph Lauren Marlow Shortwing 9.5D (US) a little loose
C&J for Ralph Lauren Tassel similar to the Arberden last 8.5D pretty tight
C&J for Ralph Lauren PTB (beautiful PTB) 9.5D great fit

Mine arrived yesterday, also in 9.5D. I was able to get in on the 25% off sale. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #35910 of 98770
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Originally Posted by g.michael View Post

Does anyone wear tassel loafers these days, (Uncle Mac notwithstanding)? Thinking of getting the BB cordovan tassels. I like the full strap loafer but after trying a couple different sizes, the Aberdeen last does not work for me with a vamp that low (heel slip). Thought maybe the higher vamp tassels would be a good trade. But tassels?
you sure the heel slip won't go away once the sole is broken in?
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