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I've been thinking a lot about this very issue of how to know when one is done gathering Aldens (cf, Freud's paper "Analysis Terminable and Interminable"). It's been a very expensive month after having been caught up in the wonderful pictures you guys have been sharing and in the exuberance we all have for these awesome shoes. I imagine my Alden collection hardly begins to approximate the depth and breadth of what you long-time aficionados have going on in the shoe closet, but I've already found in this short span of time that I have yet to wear through a complete batting rotation. Moreover, the Alden virus has not only decimated my former AE fever, but makes me feel guilty about skipping the red AE shoe bags every morning. How many of you guys actually wear shoes from other brands (and, no, the sneakers you wear to the gym don't count!)

 

Just curious, how do you guys decide which Aldens (or other shoe brands, for that matter) to wear? I feel like it's time to start adhering to going through the batting rotation just to make it worth the money spent.

 

That said, every time you guys talk about another fascinating makeup, I can't help but say to myself, "I could definitely make good use out of that. My kid doesn't really need a college fund, does he?"

 

Of course, this might just be my own idiosyncratic neurosis; but, I'd be relieved if I'm not the only one afflicted. shog[1].gif

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I try to purge some Aldens periodically and will probably be putting up 5 or so pairs up for sale soon. I've admired some of the most focused collections on here. I've followed this thread enough to get most of my holy grail shoes, and I know what I like and what goes best with my wardrobe. Time to get rid of stuff I don't need and slow down the purchases
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If you are an 8D on the Barrie and sized appropriatly per last based on that please hit me up smile.gif
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If you are an 8D on the Barrie and sized appropriatly per last based on that please hit me up smile.gif


Yes please im ryden after sending me an im
post #44555 of 97018
Rennavate, have you seen Rancourt's whiskey (they call it caramel) penny? In my opinion it looks great, and having pair of Rancourts (Eldric for RL), can speak to the quality. They are on my list to order in the spring.
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I've been thinking a lot about this very issue of how to know when one is done gathering Aldens (cf, Freud's paper "Analysis Terminable and Interminable")...
Since you reference "Golden Ziggy," we can delve into the cathexis towards Alden teacha.gif
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Originally Posted by docalden2013 View Post

Just curious, how do you guys decide which Aldens (or other shoe brands, for that matter) to wear? I feel like it's time to start adhering to going through the batting rotation just to make it worth the money spent.
From Mon to Thur, I typically wear smart shoes (mostly bals, monks, boots from EG, C&J, AS) and Aldens or more casual shoes for Fri and the weekends. When it comes to which style/type of footwear I put on, it is secondary to the suit or outfit I have on.
post #44557 of 97018
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Originally Posted by docalden2013 View Post

I've been thinking a lot about this very issue of how to know when one is done gathering Aldens (cf, Freud's paper "Analysis Terminable and Interminable"). It's been a very expensive month after having been caught up in the wonderful pictures you guys have been sharing and in the exuberance we all have for these awesome shoes. I imagine my Alden collection hardly begins to approximate the depth and breadth of what you long-time aficionados have going on in the shoe closet, but I've already found in this short span of time that I have yet to wear through a complete batting rotation. Moreover, the Alden virus has not only decimated my former AE fever, but makes me feel guilty about skipping the red AE shoe bags every morning. How many of you guys actually wear shoes from other brands (and, no, the sneakers you wear to the gym don't count!)

Just curious, how do you guys decide which Aldens (or other shoe brands, for that matter) to wear? I feel like it's time to start adhering to going through the batting rotation just to make it worth the money spent.

That said, every time you guys talk about another fascinating makeup, I can't help but say to myself, "I could definitely make good use out of that. My kid doesn't really need a college fund, does he?"

Of course, this might just be my own idiosyncratic neurosis; but, I'd be relieved if I'm not the only one afflicted. shog%5B1%5D.gif
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

I try to purge some Aldens periodically and will probably be putting up 5 or so pairs up for sale soon. I've admired some of the most focused collections on here. I've followed this thread enough to get most of my holy grail shoes, and I know what I like and what goes best with my wardrobe. Time to get rid of stuff I don't need and slow down the purchases

I'm trying to follow this logic. It is sad my shoes don't get worn more, because I have too many. I have two brand new pairs in the closet right now that I don't want to wear until spring. Styleforum has been terrible for my budget, and I'm coming to a realization that I simply don't need so many shoes. And I don't work in an environment that inspires me to dress very well, which is tough. The only other gent who actually put himself together well at work was fired recently. No one even wears a suit - even the boss now. I'd like to put my three suits use more often, but it doesn't seem right. That being said, my overall style has condensed - I just love varying my shoes.

I do have other shoes: Stacy Adams, To Boot New York and, most recently, Vass. Alden remains my favorite, because their ortho line (Trubalance and Modified Lasts) are amazing. I also love my boots from Red Wing, Thorogood, Chippewa and L.L. Bean.

Aldens are becoming expensive, though. Some very serious options are now available at prices lower than Alden....
post #44558 of 97018
After all this dour, anti-cordo talk, just thought I'd throw these up; Leffot has a pretty decent size run.

Alden x Leffot Atom Blucher in Cigar



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I don't see it as anti-cordovan talk.  But the price hikes do sour the flavor a litle bit.

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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

After all this dour, anti-cordo talk, just thought I'd throw these up; Leffot has a pretty decent size run.

Alden x Leffot Atom Blucher in Cigar




I was in the store earlier and saw these. Great looking pair of shoes. They also had some brown CXL longwings
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oh boy those cigars are nice 

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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

After all this dour, anti-cordo talk, just thought I'd throw these up; Leffot has a pretty decent size run.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

nniiice
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

nniiice

Don't do it...
post #44564 of 97018
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

You are right, I was looking at the wrong Leffot invoice, they were $720

Alden NYC stocks cigar Indy boots with all eyelet on double leather soles.

Thanks, that's helpful since I have a pair of Whiskey LWB on their waitlist!

Man, all I am looking for now:

-Whiskey boots, prefer NST (Barrie from Leffot) but will take anything, maybe Indy from Alden NY
-Cigar boots, prefer NST (Barrie from LS) but will probably settle for an Indy or straight tip
-#8 wingtip boots (Barrie) with natural edge. I know LS had these and Union did something like this
-#8 PTB with natural edge... anyone know to find these?

This would settle my 1 pair of boots & 1 pair of shoes per color
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I wish everyone the best of luck in their respective shell quests.  I'm just trying to get the Ravello PT boots from Anatomica.  Then I'm out  .  .  .

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