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Decided to take a shell family photo this afternoon.


Looking good! Is that a #8 lace up moc next to the PTB?

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Looking good! Is that a #8 lace up moc next to the PTB?

Yes it is. It's a relatively new addition to my collection and already becoming one of my favorite shoes. It works great with just about everything I wear and more than dressy enough for my office.
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saw this on instagram a few minutes ago.

Great collection!
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A 4 or 5 mile hike and these things just shrug it off like its nothing

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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

There was a post within the past few days that showed a leydon and barrie chukka side by side, which will give you a good profile comparison.

 

Natty CXL does go great with jeans, and it is a very decent make-up, so its not a bad idea to get it.

 

On the other hand, don't burn yourself out by doing too much too fast.  In the little over a year that I have been lurking/posting in this thread, I've seen more than a few folks go nuts buying everything they see only to sell a lot of them a few months later because they don't end up wearing some of them enough.  Its never a bad idea to keep your powder dry so that you can blast off on something you really like that pops up later.  For all you know, someone could unexpectedly get a restock of the whiskey LWB in 2 weeks.

 

Good luck with whatever you decide.

Dear Bakes,

 

Thanks for the seasoned advice to ward off premature, well, you know...Happens to a lot of guys, I'm told!!

 

I think you're right. It may be wise to wait. Given the infectious enthusiasm on this thread, I've ended up with 9 awesome acquisitions in the last two months. None of them have been regrettable thus far, but I've had far from enough time to truly enjoy each one and figure out the extent to which each pair goes with the different things in my closet. My burgeoning interests, understanding of shell, the different lasts and of the versatility of the various aldens leads me in this clearer moment to think that it's fine to sit tight for a bit. As much as I can imagine the ease with which one can rock natural cxl lwbs (see, eg, El Argentino), it occurs to me that it might feel better to diversify the collection gradually, expanding away from LWBs and boots and instead looking toward the unlined chukkas or maybe a suede loafer or shell bal. Of course, if the opportunity arises to get in on a color 8 Plaza lasted Indy, I won't even ask for your advice, I'm all in!

 

Hope you guys enjoyed the weekend. -d

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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

Who knew? Alden makes cordovan belts. Question is, where to buy?

Most of us knew, man. Ben Silver, I believe.
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Originally Posted by Michigan Planner View Post

Decided to take a shell family photo this afternoon.

It seems that I'm presented with yet another opportunity to feel inadequate when compared to other men. Whoever dies with the most Alden's wins. Just tell me where you live before checking out.
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Originally Posted by Countingsheep View Post

A 4 or 5 mile hike and these things just shrug it off like its nothing

arezuhet.jpg

Great photo. Looks like they enjoyed the hike.
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It seems that I'm presented with yet another opportunity to feel inadequate when compared to other men. Whoever dies with the most Alden's wins. Just tell me where you live before checking out.

My current full Alden collection is 24 pair with one more on the way and 5 more on pre-order. I'm actually starting to keep track of how often I wear (and don't wear) the shoes and am planning to prune some out of the collection this year. It's just too many. I need to simplify.
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MP: wow, that's an impressive number. Definitely don't have that many shoes from a single brand.

Quick ?: anyone know of a seller of a #8 PTB with natural edge?
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Originally Posted by Michigan Planner View Post


My current full Alden collection is 24 pair with one more on the way and 5 more on pre-order. I'm actually starting to keep track of how often I wear (and don't wear) the shoes and am planning to prune some out of the collection this year. It's just too many. I need to simplify.

Wow!!!

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Wow!!!
Yeah, if I add my first and second most shoes from the same brand, I still don't get to 24.
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Is there any brick and mortar store selling venetian shoe cream in LA or SF?

Cause I will be visiting the States shortly and would like to grab some of it back home.

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Is there any brick and mortar store selling venetian shoe cream in LA or SF?
Cause I will be visiting the States shortly and would like to grab some of it back home.

i don't know about LA or SF but B. Nelson carries it. Have them ship it to your hotel or wherever your staying. i travel a lot and do this with many vendors. if you do it a week before your hotel stay and just let the hotel know they're usually pretty good about it.
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Originally Posted by docalden2013 View Post

Dear Bakes,

 

Thanks for the seasoned advice to ward off premature, well, you know...Happens to a lot of guys, I'm told!!

 

I think you're right. It may be wise to wait. Given the infectious enthusiasm on this thread, I've ended up with 9 awesome acquisitions in the last two months. None of them have been regrettable thus far, but I've had far from enough time to truly enjoy each one and figure out the extent to which each pair goes with the different things in my closet. My burgeoning interests, understanding of shell, the different lasts and of the versatility of the various aldens leads me in this clearer moment to think that it's fine to sit tight for a bit. As much as I can imagine the ease with which one can rock natural cxl lwbs (see, eg, El Argentino), it occurs to me that it might feel better to diversify the collection gradually, expanding away from LWBs and boots and instead looking toward the unlined chukkas or maybe a suede loafer or shell bal. Of course, if the opportunity arises to get in on a color 8 Plaza lasted Indy, I won't even ask for your advice, I'm all in!

 

Hope you guys enjoyed the weekend. -d

Not trying to dissuade you from the Nat CXL LWB, it's a great makeup, just wanted to share an observation.

 

Also, there are plenty of other great shoe brands out there.  Don't be scared to branch out a little.  Aldens are great, but there are other great ones as well.  Don't limit yourself.  Nobody said that you must wear only Aldens (although there are some that seem to do so).

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