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Originally Posted by LeCorb View Post

Happy New Year!!  I'm new to SF Alden thread.  I went to NY Barneys today to try on couple pair of Alden shell and they were awesome.  It was perfect today because most of the people at Barneys are crazy with the 60% sale on the other corner of the store and I got to try on different style of Alden shoes on the shelf.  Which one will be a good one to start my Alden shell collection?  p.s. I tried color 8 Plain toe blucher, Black cap toe blucher and a color 8 Plain toe chukka. 

welcome to the forum
post #40142 of 98834
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post


Of the three you mentioned:
1. color 8 PTB
2. color 8 chukka
3. black captoe blucher
For your intended uses, I would stay away from the black captoe blucher altogether. I have the black captoe blucher - and love it - but I don't wear them casually.

 

I'd second this recommendation.  I'm a huge fan of the color 8 PTB as your one pair.  However, as for the other two, there are lots of Aldens I'd consider before these, but I suppose that wasn't the question.  If that were the question, I'd consider various colors of LWBs.

post #40143 of 98834
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Originally Posted by LeCorb View Post

Casual and all year round.  Mostly wear it with chinos and jeans.

How bout some Longwings in Natural CXL?

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Starting off 2013 in ravello LWB
post #40145 of 98834
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Originally Posted by Spencer View Post

How bout some Longwings in Natural CXL?

Those are my next pickup for sure.
post #40146 of 98834
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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post


Those are my next pickup for sure.

I like this a lot.  Especially the CXL leather.  I have a brown CXL Wolverine 1K oxford shoe and I'm loving the patina that develop every time I wear it.  It is hard to decide... I'm not sure it is a wrong thing to check out this thread because I got addicted to the shell material and it is soooo cool.   

post #40147 of 98834

Of interest to Alden fanatics like me, I was at the newly re-vamped Disney California Adventure amusement park the other day. On their 'main street', called Buena Vista Avenue, there is a shop called Elias & Co. which is supposed to harken back to the old-style department stores of yesteryear. Behind one of the registers is an Indiana Jones apparel display, where Alden Indy Boots are prominently featured. They looked like 405s to me. 

 

You can see the Alden Indy Boots in these pics:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I don't believe they are for sale in the store or anything, this was just a display to sort of evoke a store that Indiana Jones himself may have shopped in at one time.

 

The Alden's definitely caught my eye immediately as I entered the store though. 

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^ Hey I think I've seen a couple of your shell cordovan videos on YouTube.  From there, I think I was directed to a review video you posted on the new McDonald's chicken strips.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpoM7RVMY68&list=UUwaaV6YJs5FqQ6I8ad2DdCw&index=107


Edited by thebeebs - 1/1/13 at 8:58pm
post #40149 of 98834
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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

Those are my next pickup for sure.

Should be available at Leffot (then my door step), this month. God willing.
post #40150 of 98834
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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

Of interest to Alden fanatics like me, I was at the newly re-vamped Disney California Adventure amusement park the other day. On their 'main street', called Buena Vista Avenue, there is a shop called Elias & Co. which is supposed to harken back to the old-style department stores of yesteryear. Behind one of the registers is an Indiana Jones apparel display, where Alden Indy Boots are prominently featured. They looked like 405s to me. 

 

You can see the Alden Indy Boots in these pics:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I don't believe they are for sale in the store or anything, this was just a display to sort of evoke a store that Indiana Jones himself may have shopped in at one time.

 

The Alden's definitely caught my eye immediately as I entered the store though. 

Dude, ur videos have cost me a lot of money, lol. 

post #40151 of 98834

a couple quick pictures of my alden cordovan boots/shoes to start the new year

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Also a quick plug for Nick at B Nelson. He modified my cigar PTB to have a dainite sole and matching eyelets. I'm very please with the way they turned out.

 

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post #40152 of 98834
Also a quick plug for Nick at B Nelson. He modified my cigar PTB to have a dainite sole and matching eyelets. I'm very please with the way they turned out.

Thanks. I am giving some thought to the Dainite for my black shell chukkas, and its nice to hear these turned out well. About $150?
post #40153 of 98834
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

Also a quick plug for Nick at B Nelson. He modified my cigar PTB to have a dainite sole and matching eyelets. I'm very please with the way they turned out.
Thanks. I am giving some thought to the Dainite for my black shell chukkas, and its nice to hear these turned out well. About $150?

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post #40154 of 98834
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Originally Posted by shaunw View Post


Also a quick plug for Nick at B Nelson. He modified my cigar PTB to have a dainite sole and matching eyelets. I'm very please with the way they turned out.

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They look nicely done. Did Nick change the welt? Has the fit of the shoes changed in any way (I recall someone posted in this thread that the fit of his boots changed after the soles were changed by Nick)?
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Those PTBs look great. Huge impulse coming on to swap out the sole of something... anything.
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