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BTW, I guess there is no price increase on Aldens this year?

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post #40322 of 92318

Don't jinx it!!!!

post #40323 of 92318
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Originally Posted by OfficeLinebacke View Post

BTW, I guess there is no price increase on Aldens this year?

Yes there is, as of now there will be every year.

post #40324 of 92318
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Originally Posted by Michael Haines View Post

Well hard to tell from my pictures but one is from NY alden and the other Carmel. Appears only difference visible is sole and welt

my first crepe sole..really comfortable

post #40325 of 92318
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e-mail the manager of whatever store your interested in purchasing. all of their e-mails are on the site. i always purchase from LSBH, therefore i e-mail Bryan who never takes more than 24-48 hours to respond.

Thanks for the hint. I sent my mail to the GM at LSW hoping to get a reply soon (or at least before they run out of the shoe I am looking for in my size wink.gif).

 

Cheers

post #40326 of 92318
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Originally Posted by Hermitedge View Post

Can someone comment on the brown grain calfskin from Alden? Is it a versatile brown?
I have a walnut grain from AE, and I'm wondering how it compares to the Alden brown grain.

 

I have a pair of these:

 

 

 

 

700

 

I didn't like them at first because they were very stiff and took a long time to break in.  Since then, I've come to really enjoy wearing them (even if I do reach for my Cigars a bit more frequently).  I think there may be a tad bit of red in them, but have found them to go well with jeans, khakis (both shades of tan/brown and blue), and cords.  

post #40327 of 92318
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Thanks, Uncle. Looking good in ravello yourself! Not sure what email you're referring to though...

nephew,
thank you
pulling your leg
post #40328 of 92318
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Originally Posted by sazon View Post

I see from today's postings that its a good day for Ravello. That being said, it is also a good day for her cousin, Miss Lady #4.

nephew,
looking good in your #4 cap toe
post #40329 of 92318
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

Thanks for the post.
To be clear, I said "Traditional rules of fashion dictate that slip-ons (tassels, full strap, LHS, etc.) not be worn with suits." And to this rule I strictly adhere.
To also be clear, traditional rules of fashion dictate only balmorals with suits. To this rule I do not strcitly adhere. IMO, many bluchers are as dressy, if not dressier, than many balmorals - e.g., Alden for BB shell captoe blucher in color 8. And there are some monks, single or double, that are plenty dressy.
I would surmise that many in the "tassels are okay with suits" crowd would stop short of advocating an LHS with a suit. An LHS - which I have in color 8 and whiskey - is, IMO, at least one notch, if not 2 or 3 notches, down on the formal/casual scale.

nephew,
i would agree that i do not wear a suit with lhs. whereas, i would wear lhs with blazer or sc with a tie.
post #40330 of 92318
  • Is leathersoul the only store that offers the six eyelet chukka (in #8 shell)
post #40331 of 92318
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Guys, I believe this information may be useful so I am following my original post with an update here. After a few e-mails back and forth, I sent the shoes back to Alden. This a.m. I received a call from a customer service person at Alden and he told me they should have no trouble recrafting the color back to the original. They are going to charge me $50.00 for the recrafting. In the past, I have had less than compelling experiences with Alden's customer service but I have to say I was really pleased with the phone call and the approach. I will follow up with pictures once I have them back.

Well I received my tassels back from Alden. They look fantastic.


Now I have a real dilemma. Do I keep them? I have the BB shell tassels in color 8 (which look exactly the same but with heel counter stitching), so I don't need two pairs of color 8 tassel loafers. However, I look at the color 8 tassels as the most versatile dress shoe you can own. You can wear with jeans, khakis or a suit. Your thoughts? Uncle Mac, what do you think? I could sell them (probably make a little money) and pick something else up. Perhaps a loafer on the Grant? Thoughts?
post #40332 of 92318
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

nephew,
i would agree that i do not wear a suit with lhs. whereas, i would wear lhs with blazer or sc with a tie.

Have to agree with this. LHS is just not formal enough for a suit.
post #40333 of 92318

^Wow, those did come out very well.  What size are they?

post #40334 of 92318
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

^True on all counts.  Sorry for misquoting you.


Edit: While I am ballsy enough to wear LHS with a suit where corporate and local culture permit, I don't think I could do boot with a suit, even it it was a balmore boot.

Which do you think is lower on the formality spectrum, in the context of wearing with a suit?  For question's sake, we'll say cap-toe blucher boot or LHS.

To add another twist, what if the boot had a commando sole?

nephew,
i do wear boots with suits like cap toe, nst and wt and black, #8, cigar and ravello. i noticed that sazon is wearing #$ cap toe with a suit
post #40335 of 92318
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

^Wow, those did come out very well.  What size are they?

They are a 9D. I agree. I am really impressed with what Alden did to them. Better than I had hoped.
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