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post #43786 of 79323
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Originally Posted by sazon View Post

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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post #43787 of 79323
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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.
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
post #43789 of 79323
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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.

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post #43790 of 79323
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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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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 #43792 of 79323
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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 #43793 of 79323
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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?
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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)
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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post

pebble grain boots x jcrew

 

 


Lovely boots with the pebble grain.

post #43796 of 79323
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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 #43797 of 79323
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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 #43798 of 79323
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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.
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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.
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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
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