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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

Black Unlined LHS (Brooks Brothers Charcoal Plain Front Flannel, RL Hunter Green Cashmere Cable Crewneck Sweater)
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Great choices. I have about 6 RL cable knit cashmere sweaters myself. Black tassel loafers are on my list
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post


Great choices. I have about 6 RL cable knit cashmere sweaters myself. Black tassel loafers are on my list

Thank you, Sir!

 

Variation of last night's outfit.  (I know I'm plain, boring and monotonous)

 

Cigar LHS, Cigar 35mm Belt w. Nickel Buckle, Navy BB Plain Front Flannel Slacks, Grey RL Cashmere Cable Crew. (Sorry for the poor lighting and flash color distortion)

 

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Sweater is a bit darker than it appears.  I need to get some fancier socks if I want to play in this league.

 

 

 

Edit:  Here is a pic of a darker grey sweater that with the flash looks like the true color of the lighter grey that I have on.

 

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^This one is actually charcoal, to give you an idea of the degree that the camera lightens it.

post #39963 of 94620
Stop using flash from a point and shoot or phone:) take a picture by a window or natural light instead.
post #39964 of 94620
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Originally Posted by Al_Merick View Post

Long time lurker, first time poster; to this particular thread. I received a good chunk of cash from my parents for Christmas and its time to make another Alden purchase. I have a very small collection and I am looking for my next purchase to be able to cover the widest spectrum in regards to versatility. I'm looking for something sleek enough to wear with a suit yet casual enough to wear with jeans. Also, this will be my first shell purchase.
Current collection:
Dark brown 913
Burgundy calf 683
Black pebble Longwing on Truflare(Grandfathers from the 80's)
J. Crew Indy
I view this thread daily and really am having a tough time deciding what my next best option may be. I know the decision is ultimately up to me and my tastes but I was hoping to get some feedback from the community.
Considering:
#8 longwing(actually would consider any color other than black)
#8 J. Crew cap
#8 Shoemart cap
#8 Sherman brothers cap
Any and all feedback would be greatly appreciate!! Replies with pictures never hurt anyone either!

#8 LWB, if I could have only one pair of Aldens, this one would be it.
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Originally Posted by Olifter View Post


#8 LWB, if I could have only one pair of Aldens, this one would be it.

I agree with this, with the only addition that maybe I would go for 974 balmoral instead of the #8 LWB.  The blucher doesn't go as well with a suit, IMHO, which makes the 974 slightly more versatile.  But, really, you can't go wrong.

http://arichinnerlife.tumblr.com/post/11306839696/my-alden-974s-about-4-years-in

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Originally Posted by advan031 View Post

Stop using flash from a point and shoot or phone:) take a picture by a window or natural light instead.

Its night time, and the incandescent lighting in the house tints everything orange/pink.

post #39967 of 94620
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Originally Posted by Al_Merick View Post

Long time lurker, first time poster; to this particular thread. I received a good chunk of cash from my parents for Christmas and its time to make another Alden purchase. I have a very small collection and I am looking for my next purchase to be able to cover the widest spectrum in regards to versatility. I'm looking for something sleek enough to wear with a suit yet casual enough to wear with jeans. Also, this will be my first shell purchase.
Current collection:
Dark brown 913
Burgundy calf 683
Black pebble Longwing on Truflare(Grandfathers from the 80's)
J. Crew Indy
I view this thread daily and really am having a tough time deciding what my next best option may be. I know the decision is ultimately up to me and my tastes but I was hoping to get some feedback from the community.
Considering:
#8 longwing(actually would consider any color other than black)
#8 J. Crew cap
#8 Shoemart cap
#8 Sherman brothers cap
Any and all feedback would be greatly appreciate!! Replies with pictures never hurt anyone either!

From your list, the color 8 LWB for sure. But probably even before that - particularly given your intended uses - I would go with the Alden for BB PTB in color 8. It may be the single most versatile shoe Alden makes. nod[1].gif
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post #39969 of 94620
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Originally Posted by mbrokerny View Post

Are these on the Grant? How do you size these compared to your other lasts? I tried these on last week and they seemed a little tight in the toe box, went with Barrie Jcrew instead

these cap toe boots are on the plaza last. with alden various last you learn by trial and error
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Originally Posted by blue collar View Post

...Full eyelets are boss!

So very true. Every time I lace up the speedhooks on my J. Crew #8 cap toe boots I consider replacing the damn speed hooks with eyelets.
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Originally Posted by afixedpoint View Post

I find the J. Crew #8 captoe on the Barrie to be very narrow relative to a LWB in the same size.

I agree that Alden's barrie captoe boots seem to run a bit narrower than other barrie shoes. As a result, I am selling two pretty nice cordovan captoe models - check my sig. My cigar captoe boots in grant 10E are among my best fitting Alden shoes, so when it comes to captoe boots, I am going to try to order that last and size. Alden NY, DC, Shoemart, etc all offer captoe boots on grant, so I may try to get that in color 8 soon.
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PM sent!!
post #39973 of 94620
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

I agree that Alden's barrie captoe boots seem to run a bit narrower than other barrie shoes. As a result, I am selling two pretty nice cordovan captoe models - check my sig. My cigar captoe boots in grant 10E are among my best fitting Alden shoes, so when it comes to captoe boots, I am going to try to order that last and size. Alden NY, DC, Shoemart, etc all offer captoe boots on grant, so I may try to get that in color 8 soon.

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ridiculous pricing on both of those boots. wish they were in my size

post #39975 of 94620
uncle nice #8 captoe.

I sent oki a couple emails a few weeks ago to confirm if he had indeed changed the size on my Pre-order late 2011/early 2012. He did say I could still change the size but no reply back after emailing him to do so. Hope that`s all good happy.gif
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