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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

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Aldens were 30% off with corporate last month

thwap.  thwap.  thwap.  thwap.

 

That's the sound of me kicking myself.

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I don't know about the LHS, but I see plenty of guys in Gucci bit loafers and full strap penny loafers (like these from Allen Edmonds : http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF4809_1_40000000001_-1) all time in NYC. There is something about the hand stiching of the LHS that makes it look very casual for a suit.

For suits, I wear shortwing or longwing bluchers, balmoral captoes and wingtips, and tassel loafers. I also wore PTBs with suits (when I owned them) and would do so again. I have an EG monk strap shoe on order than I plan on wearing with suits.

I purchased black shell balmoral boots a while back. They were a bad purchase (I wear them too rarely for the cost and given they are Rider boots, they have little resale value), but I don't see why you couldn't wear that with a grey suit. Also, I don't see why you couldn't wear a captoe cordovan boot on a double leather sole with a suit. I wouldn't wear my commando sole cigar captoe with a suit (though I have worn them with wool trousers before).
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I received these yesterday, courtesy of Alcibiades! This is my first pair of shell and I know this is going to become an unhealthy problem. At any rate, I love this thread and will continue to admire and envy some of you!

Wow those have great color

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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

AoC has a barrie straight tip cordovan and a plain toe in trubalance (both black shell). Both have the commando sole.

The black calf Indy gets no love but is an excellent makeup from them. I really wish someone would do a Pitt boot style in a different last than the barrie. May have to Vass mto....
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BTW, I guess there is no price increase on Aldens this year?

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Don't jinx it!!!!

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

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

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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

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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

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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.  

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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
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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
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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.
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  • Is leathersoul the only store that offers the six eyelet chukka (in #8 shell)
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