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post #40276 of 86672
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

nephew,
tassels are classy which were invented by alden in 1947

I think this is a good place to post this. A great artilce that backs up the point.

http://www.nytimes.com/1993/11/03/garden/the-politicization-of-tasseled-loafers.html

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post #40277 of 86672
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Originally Posted by unclesam099 View Post

Which color/brand of wax for cigar? Need to apply some prior to a maiden voyage... Alden Tan was recommended, any other recs?

alden tan for whiskey
brown for cigar
why would you apply wax- check the mac method
post #40278 of 86672
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post


nephew,
tassels are classy which were invented by alden in 1947

Really?  That is an interesting bit of information.

post #40279 of 86672
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Originally Posted by unclesam099 View Post

Which color/brand of wax for cigar? Need to apply some prior to a maiden voyage... Alden Tan was recommended, any other recs?

Alden sells a brown paste wax, but no need to apply paste wax for a while (unless the shoes were purchased used and need some TLC)
post #40280 of 86672
Hello Forum,

New here and have a question for you. I'm getting ready to buy a pair of Alden cordovan perforated cap toe bal. I've noticed that. The tongues on the ones I see for sale have a tongue with the top serrated. I'm not a fan of that and want to make sure the ones I order won't have that. Is there a name for that detail?

I'm having them made special since I have very wide feet and no one stocks them normally (that I've found) so I'm hoping having plain topped tongues can be done without much trouble.

Thank you in advance and I'll probably stick around for a while.

Happy New Year,

Dugan
post #40281 of 86672

I believe its called "pinking" but am not certain about that.  Wasn't aware that you are able to order them with special requests.  Also, I can't speak from personal experience, but yesterday there was some discussion of how the hampton [last] looses its sleekness in wide widths.  Don't know if that is a deal breaker for you.

 

Good Luck, hope you can get a more definitive answer.

post #40282 of 86672
Thank you for your response. I'm not sure about Alden, but I know AE allows you to make many changes to the standard designs on custom orders. I would imagine alden does the same. I'll find out Saturday when I go for a fitting.
post #40283 of 86672

the pinking is what sets aldens apart from AE! embrace it! :P

post #40284 of 86672
Ha ha. It looks a bit frilly to me, but I may change my mind, or alden might say ," no."
post #40285 of 86672
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

nephew,
tassels are classy which were invented by alden in 1947

No objection - I too find tassels classy. I have color 8 tassels with antique edging (BNelson).

However, the gent suggested he had a hard time finding slip-ons that fit, save for Grant lasted models. That fact, combined with various persons' struggles with the aberdeen, was the rationale behind my advice suggesting he retain both Grant lasted models, neither of which were tassels. Personally, if I were him, I would get a black shell tassel over the split-toe in question, but that wasn't the issue.

As for the "dressy" factor, I maintain the split-toe slip-on versus the tassels slip-on is mostly a toss-up, with a slight edge to the tassel. Having said that, the gent could wear either shoe with essentially any style of outfit save for a suit. I would wear neither with a suit. Indeed, I would not wear any slip-on with a suit. That, for me, is non-negotiable. Others see it differently. That is okay with me.
post #40286 of 86672
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Originally Posted by Dugan View Post

Hello Forum,
New here and have a question for you. I'm getting ready to buy a pair of Alden cordovan perforated cap toe bal. I've noticed that. The tongues on the ones I see for sale have a tongue with the top serrated. I'm not a fan of that and want to make sure the ones I order won't have that. Is there a name for that detail?
I'm having them made special since I have very wide feet and no one stocks them normally (that I've found) so I'm hoping having plain topped tongues can be done without much trouble.
Thank you in advance and I'll probably stick around for a while.
Happy New Year,
Dugan

It is not noticeable when the shoe is on - at all. Good luck.
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post #40288 of 86672
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

Alden sells a brown paste wax, but no need to apply paste wax for a while (unless the shoes were purchased used and need some TLC)
Quote:
Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

alden tan for whiskey
brown for cigar
why would you apply wax- check the mac method

I fully subscribe to the mac method but find that an initial wax is all that I need. The factory's wax is sticky and doesn't do a great job (IMO).
post #40289 of 86672
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Originally Posted by smdbitchh View Post

I was looking for a pair of black shell plain toe boots..went up to the madison store today and they had my size in.

originally wanted the pitt boot but they have long been sold out


700


700

SMD: I love these. What last? Barrie?
post #40290 of 86672
Good day for ravello
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