or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Streetwear and Denim › ***The official Alden thread ***
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

***The official Alden thread *** - Page 2696

post #40426 of 87457
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

I can identify with both your and Uncle's position.  As Uncle mentioned, you see a lot of tassels with suits in the NY metro area, particularly from a certain demographic.

i am particularly interested in hearing what demographic you are referring to!

Styles mentioned in this thread:

post #40427 of 87457
Quote:
Originally Posted by T-Ton View Post

Hi there,

 

Normally, do you guys need a shoe trees to extend the life and durability of your shoes!!!

 

THanks


yes!!!

post #40428 of 87457
Quote:
Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

Epaulet #8 Brixton....there was some discussion about antique vs dark edging on #8 - I like both, but I really prefer the antique for this particular model.

those really are just simply amazing boots. I tell myself that don't need much more #8 in my life but those are just fantastico
post #40429 of 87457
Quote:
Originally Posted by mr chorizo View Post

those really are just simply amazing boots. I tell myself that don't need much more #8 in my life but those are just fantastico

These are on the Barrie, correct? Is there a pre-order coming up soon? I don't think Epaulet typically carries 6.5D...
post #40430 of 87457
Quote:
Originally Posted by shaunw View Post

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

You might try Yenni at JGilbert.  I know they are doing some six eyelet chukkas this year.

post #40431 of 87457
Quote:
Originally Posted by lilb837 View Post

Hello,

I just purchased my first pair of Aldens (http://www.unionmadegoods.com/Alden_Coleman_Chukka_in_Cognac_Soft_Calf_14674_7982.html) along with the cedar shoe trees.

How does one care for Aldens to preserve their look and make sure their quality lasts?  I'm not very familiar with shoe care.  This is my first pair of shoes that I plan on caring for regularly.  What type of paste and brush do I purchase for this pair of shoes and what is the process of applying the paste and brush to care for them?

I appreciate the help!

Google the Mac Method for caring for Aldens. This is all you need to know, with a small bottle of Saphir Renovateur as a bonus.
post #40432 of 87457
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

Personally, between the two I would favor the Shoe Mart version.  That is a leather sole, not wood, and it can be replaced.  Also, the edges can be dressed if they need to be.  Not sure where you live but suede might not be suitable for the winter.  PTB in tobacco would be more appropriate for snow and slush.  Unlined is not as warm as lined in the winter, typically thought of as a spring/summer characteristic.

 

If you can only choose one, the PTB might be a better year round selection, but I like the chukka better for a 3 season shoe.

 

If you can get 2 pairs, consider the unlined chukka from TSM and maybe an Indy, perhaps the Kudu that Phi Psi has mentioned.  (though it might not get produced right away, if at all.)

 

Good luck.

 

I'll be curious to see what advice others will offer.

 

Thanks for the advice, Bakes!  Does anyone wear the unlined version in colder climates during the winter?  I prefer the sole on the unlined version, but think the lined version might be a better option, especially with the Goodyear sole.  I'd like these to last a very long time!  I'm also concerned that the unlined version might not be too comfortable, or might wear sooner.

 

Anyone actually have either of these boots or the tobacco PTB?  I'm so indecisive! 

post #40433 of 87457

Thanks!  Is there a difference in the care of cordovan vs. calf leather shoes?  I notice that most Alden shoes are made of cordovan.  The cleaning methods that I've googled (such as the Mac Method) and the waxes I've looked up only mention care for cordovan.  Is there a difference for the care of calf leather shoes?

 

Thanks
 

post #40434 of 87457
#8 cap toes, Modified last
post #40435 of 87457
LS Pitt Boot from Roguls biggrin.gif


post #40436 of 87457
Quote:
Originally Posted by advan031 View Post

LS Pitt Boot from Roguls biggrin.gif


One of my all time favorite Alden boots. Too bad they won't do the antique edge with black shell anymore!
post #40437 of 87457
Quote:
Originally Posted by LeatherSOUL View Post

One of my all time favorite Alden boots. Too bad they won't do the antique edge with black shell anymore!

I love that boot also I wonder why they won't do the antique edge anymore
post #40438 of 87457
And a shell family picture.




I think I need to add more variety shells/boots. Maybe some whiskey and NST.
post #40439 of 87457
Quote:
Originally Posted by advan031 View Post

And a shell family picture.
[IMG

ALT=""]http://www.styleforum.net/content/type/61/id/627827/width/500/height/1000[/IMG]
I think I need to add more variety shells/boots. Maybe some whiskey and NST.


You sir have a beautiful family
post #40440 of 87457
Quote:
Originally Posted by Michael Haines View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by advan031 View Post

And a shell family picture.
[IMG

ALT=""]http://www.styleforum.net/content/type/61/id/627827/width/500/height/1000[/IMG]
I think I need to add more variety shells/boots. Maybe some whiskey and NST.


You sir have a beautiful family


+1, a wingtip boot would be a nice addition.  I always believe LWB are great additions to a shell collection.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Streetwear and Denim

Styles mentioned in this thread:

Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Streetwear and Denim › ***The official Alden thread ***