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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

Are not lasts moreso designed to accomodate certain foot types rather than manipulate the look of the shoe? At least to a degree? Or are lasts purely aesthetic?

Certain lasts will work initially better with certain foot shapes - however, most shoemakers mitigate this by offering lasts in different widths, so it becomes more of an aesthetic thing. People generally view lasts that narrow or taper towards the toebox as more formal, so if you want that look, you need a last that creates that look regardless of how your foot is shaped. People with wider feet or that need more room in the toebox can get a bigger width in those lasts - this normally creates more extra space in the toe (it basically makes the shoe longer)

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Definitely personal opinion but I find the NST to work fine with jeans as well as a suit.  It happens to be the shoe that first attracted me to Alden.  I have the NST in both Aberdeen (Calf)  and Barrie (Shell). I prefer the fit on the Aberdeen but don't see a whole lot of difference appearance wise between the two when wearing them,

 

I can see why some have a differing opinion but I personally feel the way most do about the NST regarding the PTB.  To me, it is more casual looking that the NST.


Edited by Don L - 2/20/13 at 10:09am
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ordered a Cigar LHS and a LS Ultimate Indy in the last 24 hours. faaaaaaaaaaaaaack.
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Originally Posted by Don L View Post

Definitely personal opinion but I find the NST to work fine with jeans as well as a suit.  It happens to be the shoe that first attracted me to Alden.  I have the NST in both Aberdeen (Calf)  and Barrie (Shell). I prefer the fit on the Aberdeen but don't see a whole lot of difference appearance wise between the two when wearing them,

I can see why some have a differing opinion but I personally feel the way most do about the NST regarding the PTB.  To me, it is more casual looking that the NST.
It seems to me that a persons perception of what is a casual vs. a dress shoe is based partly upon ones experience and in what era they were born. I was born in the middle of the last century. Dress shoes were dark, by that I mean black. Absolutely no stitching or embellishment. Wingtips? Not in this office. Thankfully today it's about personal style. Wear what makes you feel good. Regardless of what others may think or say. The PTB in #8 to me is a dress shoe. The NST, in all colors except #8, is a casual shoe. I believe the almost exorbitant cost of Alden shoes alone allows one the privalige of wearing them with anything you want. Besides, some times you've got to freshen it up.
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good points. in my opinion, alden doesn't really make any dress shoes except for the straight tip.
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What's everyones preferred lacing methods on boots and LWB/PTB?

I just use traditional lacing on mine. Indy, Captoe and LWB
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I use the European straight lace or Helix lacing on all eyelet boots.

I'm cruising through DC this week. Has anyone seen something noteworthy at Alden DC?
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Originally Posted by BeSpiffington View Post

It seems to me that a persons perception of what is a casual vs. a dress shoe is based partly upon ones experience and in what era they were born. I was born in the middle of the last century. Dress shoes were dark, by that I mean black. Absolutely no stitching or embellishment. Wingtips? Not in this office. Thankfully today it's about personal style. Wear what makes you feel good. Regardless of what others may think or say. The PTB in #8 to me is a dress shoe. The NST, in all colors except #8, is a casual shoe. I believe the almost exorbitant cost of Alden shoes alone allows one the privalige of wearing them with anything you want. Besides, some times you've got to freshen it up.

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anyone know of retailers out there with whiskey LWB in stock these days??

SF, no.
DC, no.
TSM, no.
AofC, no

Thanks in advance
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anyone know of retailers out there with whiskey LWB in stock these days??

SF, no.
DC, no.
TSM, no.
AofC, no

Thanks in advance

none. whiskey is still a dead art. there was a massive delay in rare shells over the last year or so. there was a wave of ravello. there are now rare trickles of cigar coming in. one would suspect a wave of cigar followed by a wave of whiskey in the next year.
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ordered a Cigar LHS and a LS Ultimate Indy in the last 24 hours. faaaaaaaaaaaaaack.
Kudos fellow traveler. I ordered some Cigar LHS thru Kathy at Alden DC yesterday. OMG. Sticker shock.
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It seems to me a week or two ago someone on here was looking for the color 8 LWB (975) with antique edging. So, here ya go:

https://www.thebureaubelfast.com/shop/32/the-bureau-color-8-cordovan-long-wing-blucher
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good points. in my opinion, alden doesn't really make any dress shoes except for the straight tip.

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Originally Posted by imolazhp_ci View Post

ordered a Cigar LHS and a LS Ultimate Indy in the last 24 hours. faaaaaaaaaaaaaack.

I'm not seeing the downside... tongue.gif

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