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Hrm, I don't see any LWBs that are just Chromexcel - maybe I'm blind? I know Leffot carries a pair though.
Alden for J. Crew Longwing Bluchers, item# 18580. I wear progressive lenses now, so without my glasses I use echo location.
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Team SF - thoughts on the offerings on J.Crew? Any that you would pick? I'm digging the LWBs in suede... just can't pick between the darker and lighter ones.


I'd go with the snuff suede (darker) LWB over the camel (lighter) LWB as I do not care much for crepe soles.  (Both available presently.)  Their calf LWB offerings (tobacco, dark brown, and black) all have double leather soles and are solid choices but overpriced imo ($525).  You can find these occasionally on ebay brand new for much less.

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That makes sense, but I was thinking more of taking shoes on and off to get through security, where no laces would be a plus. Also I don't think I've ever noticed my feet swelling while flying.

if you're on short haul flights you won't. i tend to fly trans-continental more often than not.
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Speaking of LWBs..

This is my whole (modest) Alden family, consisting predominantly of LWBs smile.gif I just love this style.

I dress almost exclusively casually, the cigar LWB w/ dark welt being at the "dressiest" level I may occasionally want to take myself to smile.gif

I think it's been about a year now since I first heard of Alden.

 

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Here's a shot of my entire collection:


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Here's a shot of my entire collection:

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


 

 

Great looking collection.

 

Looks like you've got a good deal of diversity within the Alden brand.

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MP, do you have a favorite??

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Not to be offensive or offputting, but if this is your reasoning you will find SF in general to be a cold and lonely place.

too bad Aldens are not in my affordable range, how bout that..
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Speaking of LWBs..
This is my whole (modest) Alden family, consisting predominantly of LWBs smile.gif  I just love this style.
I dress almost exclusively casually, the cigar LWB w/ dark welt being at the "dressiest" level I may occasionally want to take myself to smile.gif
I think it's been about a year now since I first heard of Alden.



Beautiful, can you show me more pictures of the Natty CXL? Would love to see how that pairs up with outfits too..
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Originally Posted by david3558 View Post

Hrm, I don't see any LWBs that are just Chromexcel - maybe I'm blind? I know Leffot carries a pair though.
Alden for J. Crew Longwing Bluchers, item# 18580. I wear progressive lenses now, so without my glasses I use echo location.

Despite what the J Crew description says, they're not CXL.

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Alden for J. Crew Longwing Bluchers, item# 18580. I wear progressive lenses now, so without my glasses I use echo location.

HAHA - Jeez, just saw them. The picture's pretty awful so it came up as pretty much burgundy and I assumed it was shell. Do you know if this is the same shade as brown they use on the Indy's?

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I'd go with the snuff suede (darker) LWB over the camel (lighter) LWB as I do not care much for crepe soles.  (Both available presently.)  Their calf LWB offerings (tobacco, dark brown, and black) all have double leather soles and are solid choices but overpriced imo ($525).  You can find these occasionally on ebay brand new for much less.

Thanks - I'm going to take a better look at the snuff - I think the color is more versatile but the single leather sole is a little unfortunate, as I am a fan of the hardier soles smile.gif
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Thanks zippyh, it didn't look like it shog[1].gif
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Leffot had Chromexcel LWB's at one time and you can preorder a pair looks like:

 

http://leffot.com/2012/05/11/alden-x-leffot-brown-chromexcel-longwing-blucher/

 

They look almost like Ravello, at a substantially lower cost. 

 

 

Edit- Seems they are actually in stock right now. 


Edited by mediahound - 3/18/13 at 11:58am
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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

Despite what the J Crew description says, they're not CXL.

zippyh, thanks for the clarification.
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Originally Posted by david3558 View Post

HAHA - Jeez, just saw them. The picture's pretty awful so it came up as pretty much burgundy and I assumed it was shell. Do you know if this is the same shade as brown they use on the Indy's?

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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post


I'd go with the snuff suede (darker) LWB over the camel (lighter) LWB as I do not care much for crepe soles.  (Both available presently.)  Their calf LWB offerings (tobacco, dark brown, and black) all have double leather soles and are solid choices but overpriced imo ($525).  You can find these occasionally on ebay brand new for much less.

Thanks - I'm going to take a better look at the snuff - I think the color is more versatile but the single leather sole is a little unfortunate, as I am a fan of the hardier soles smile.gif


I have the dark brown calf LWB.  I think they are probably similar to the dark brown Indies, if not darker.  They are a solid calf offering; I bought brand new off of ebay for $325 about a year and a half ago.  They are the ones to the left (next to the tobacco). Good luck!

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