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post #43756 of 97041
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Originally Posted by poena View Post

What's everyones preferred lacing methods on boots and LWB/PTB?

I just use traditional lacing on mine. Indy, Captoe and LWB
Personally I like bar lacing. If the vamp on the shoes is close together I think that double X's look pretty cool.
post #43757 of 97041
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Originally Posted by poena View Post

What's everyones preferred lacing methods on boots and LWB/PTB?

I just use traditional lacing on mine. Indy, Captoe and LWB

I used to use traditional; now I use bar. IMO, it presents a cleaner look. But it's totally a personal decision ....
post #43758 of 97041
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Originally Posted by imolazhp_ci View Post

good points. in my opinion, alden doesn't really make any dress shoes except for the straight tip.

You don't consider, for instance, a balmoral wingtip a dress shoe?
post #43759 of 97041
Most of the time when I visit the Alden NYC store, it is full with older, conservative looking men. Most of them believe they are buying dress shoes (blucher, balmoral, loafers, wingtips, plain toe, captoe, whatever)
post #43760 of 97041
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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post

pebble grain boots x jcrew

 

 


Lovely boots with the pebble grain.

post #43761 of 97041
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

Most of the time when I visit the Alden NYC store, it is full with older, conservative looking men. Most of them believe they are buying dress shoes (blucher, balmoral, loafers, wingtips, plain toe, captoe, whatever)

In some regions bluchers are not considered dress shoes--defined as appropriate for wear with city suits. For instance, you would not wear a blucher in the City in England. That said, it is perfectly acceptable, and widely done, in Germany's or France's financial districts. I don't consider the NST or the LHS a dress shoe. I think you are pushing the edge of the envelope with tassels and the full strap (though it is perfectly acceptable here in the U.S. and I have seen Prince Charles in tassels and a city suit). In the end, I believe a fair number of Alden shoes can be considered dress shoes and apprpriate for city suits.
post #43762 of 97041
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Originally Posted by Burton View Post

In some regions bluchers are not considered dress shoes--defined as appropriate for wear with city suits. For instance, you would not wear a blucher in the City in England. That said, it is perfectly acceptable, and widely done, in Germany's or France's financial districts. I don't consider the NST or the LHS a dress shoe. I think you are pushing the edge of the envelope with tassels and the full strap (though it is perfectly acceptable here in the U.S. and I have seen Prince Charles in tassels and a city suit). In the end, I believe a fair number of Alden shoes can be considered dress shoes and apprpriate for city suits.

Agreed. The original post claimed that the only dress shoe Alden makes is a straight cap toe.
post #43763 of 97041
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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post

Agreed. The original post claimed that the only dress shoe Alden makes is a straight cap toe.

Yeah. I know that wasn't the best post - but hopefully we don't judge people on a single post. I am sure I have a few cringe worthy ones myself.
post #43764 of 97041
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Originally Posted by Burton View Post

Yeah. I know that wasn't the best post - but hopefully we don't judge people on a single post. I am sure I have a few cringe worthy ones myself.

Sure, I didn't mean to make a big deal out of it. In fact, I have a feeling imolazhp_ci meant that he thought the only dress boot Alden makes is a straight cap toe.
post #43765 of 97041
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Originally Posted by Burton View Post

Yeah. I know that wasn't the best post - but hopefully we don't judge people on a single post. I am sure I have a few cringe worthy ones myself.

I do think there is a bit of a difference between discussing "formality" and "dress shoes." For most men (Americans, at least), a "dress shoe" is basically anything that is acceptable to a majority of people with a suit (or wool trousers). This would generally include loafers. However, when i know an event will be more formal than most (an interview, etc), I tend to reach for the captoe balmorals. If only the most formal shoes can be "dress shoes," then maybe most Aldens would be excluded
post #43766 of 97041
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

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

that was me, thanks for the heads up.. 

 

trying to decide if its worth ordering thru there (as they have my size) and pay shipping etc to get it over here, or just buy a regular 975 and have the sole sanded be B.Nelson (and have flush taps installed)

post #43767 of 97041
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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post

that was me, thanks for the heads up.. 

trying to decide if its worth ordering thru there (as they have my size) and pay shipping etc to get it over here, or just buy a regular 975 and have the sole sanded be B.Nelson (and have flush taps installed)

To get the exact look of the antique edge, you should order from there, IMO.
post #43768 of 97041
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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post

You don't consider, for instance, a balmoral wingtip a dress shoe?

touche. but i don't consider a LWB, PTB, NST and certainly not any boot or loafer a "dress shoe."
post #43769 of 97041
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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post

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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

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
that was me, thanks for the heads up.. 

trying to decide if its worth ordering thru there (as they have my size) and pay shipping etc to get it over here, or just buy a regular 975 and have the sole sanded be B.Nelson (and have flush taps installed)

That's going to be about $800 to get them from the Bureau just to have antique edge trim and you'll still end up with dark welt.

I think I'd get a pair of regular 975s and have B Nelson do the antique edge + a lighter welt if I'm paying that much.
post #43770 of 97041
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Originally Posted by imolazhp_ci View Post

touche. but i don't consider a LWB, PTB, NST and certainly not any boot or loafer a "dress shoe."

What the hell does "dress" even mean? Alden is dressier than 95% of the shoes that your coworkers and friends wear to work. You can wear them with a suit and they'll look better than most. You can wear them with jeans and get compliments from ladies.

This debate is pointless and needs to be framed in a different light. The shoes you listed are bluchers, which traditionally are considered to be casual. Balmorals are dressy in the same way a three piece suit is considered dressy.
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