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post #49051 of 86482
Hey everyone, newbie here with a quick question...

I searched the thread for this comparison, but I was unsuccessful in finding it, so excuse me if this has already been mentioned (don't worry, not asking about sizing!)

I have a pair of LS Ultimate Indys CXL and am looking to expand to a plain toe blucher as a nice summer shoe (idk why, I just can't get myself to go for the longwing instead). That being said, do you think Natural CXL or Snuff Suede would be better? This would be worn sock + sockless with basically everything. The natural CXL would be 'safer' in terms of in case it rained or something and more hardy, I assume, but that snuff suede is just too beautiful...

Thanks in advance

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Originally Posted by unipair guy View Post

Thank you!  We will add more English to the website in the future but until then I can answer any questions.  We will also be ordering larger sizes in the future. fing02%5B1%5D.gif

Fantastic pictures guys! Love the longing one
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All: thanks for the warm welcome. Also, I did not make the short trip from Brugge to Sluis and Frans Boone so, unfortunately, I have nothing special to report for the thread (while I had lots of beer, did some cycling, and watched a race, I realize all that's off topic here).

What I do have, however, is another question. I have yet to find a satisfactory pair of travel shoes and am hoping for some Alden recommendations. One of my main concerns is comfort as we walk a lot when we travel. I also think I'm looking for a man-made sole as I don't want to have to worry about traction or longevity in inclement weather, and I really only want to travel with one pair of shoes (unless it's a special occasion). Finally, I want something that looks good with both jeans or mildly-dressy clothing. Any thoughts or, better yet, photos/links? Thanks.
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Originally Posted by brp2 View Post

All: thanks for the warm welcome. Also, I did not make the short trip from Brugge to Sluis and Frans Boone so, unfortunately, I have nothing special to report for the thread (while I had lots of beer, did some cycling, and watched a race, I realize all that's off topic here).

What I do have, however, is another question. I have yet to find a satisfactory pair of travel shoes and am hoping for some Alden recommendations. One of my main concerns is comfort as we walk a lot when we travel. I also think I'm looking for a man-made sole as I don't want to have to worry about traction or longevity in inclement weather, and I really only want to travel with one pair of shoes (unless it's a special occasion). Finally, I want something that looks good with both jeans or mildly-dressy clothing. Any thoughts or, better yet, photos/links? Thanks.

The Alden Handsewn Oxford Luxury Comfort (815, 816, 817) are probably my most comfortable and durable shoes... And I think will meet the criteria you're looking for... I happen to be wearing them today:
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Originally Posted by brp2 View Post

All: thanks for the warm welcome. Also, I did not make the short trip from Brugge to Sluis and Frans Boone so, unfortunately, I have nothing special to report for the thread (while I had lots of beer, did some cycling, and watched a race, I realize all that's off topic here).

What I do have, however, is another question. I have yet to find a satisfactory pair of travel shoes and am hoping for some Alden recommendations. One of my main concerns is comfort as we walk a lot when we travel. I also think I'm looking for a man-made sole as I don't want to have to worry about traction or longevity in inclement weather, and I really only want to travel with one pair of shoes (unless it's a special occasion). Finally, I want something that looks good with both jeans or mildly-dressy clothing. Any thoughts or, better yet, photos/links? Thanks.

 

How about a commando PTB:  http://www.alden-of-carmel.com/Shoes-Plain_Toe_Blucher_Oxford_Commando_Sole_175.htm

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Can you gents tell me the model for this Alden captoe?

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by brp2 View Post

All: thanks for the warm welcome. Also, I did not make the short trip from Brugge to Sluis and Frans Boone so, unfortunately, I have nothing special to report for the thread (while I had lots of beer, did some cycling, and watched a race, I realize all that's off topic here).

What I do have, however, is another question. I have yet to find a satisfactory pair of travel shoes and am hoping for some Alden recommendations. One of my main concerns is comfort as we walk a lot when we travel. I also think I'm looking for a man-made sole as I don't want to have to worry about traction or longevity in inclement weather, and I really only want to travel with one pair of shoes (unless it's a special occasion). Finally, I want something that looks good with both jeans or mildly-dressy clothing. Any thoughts or, better yet, photos/links? Thanks.

 

I like the flex welt, waterlock sole but if you are concerned about inclement weather, a leather sole may not work. I used to travel to LA about quarterly and since it never rains there, the suede chukka was my go-to travel shoe. Very lightweight, comfortable, plenty of give when feet swell during air travel and easy to don & doff for TSA/security. My tan 1494's have accompanied me on most of my warm weather business travel for several years now.

 

I recently picked up a pair of snuff suede chukkas on the crepe sole. I'm sure they'll work well for travel also.

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^^ it is a Model 900 Perf Tip Bal in Walnut Calfskin ^^

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final post on the subject - looking for aldens in 10.5d. need new shoes for a new, dressier job!
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Have a pair of burnished brown NST size 11D on the Aberdeen last,Uncle's pics have me lusting for more. Anyone looking to part with a pair?

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Gentlemen, some cigar shell on this fine Sunday.
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Pffft. The Indy boot is oos in my size @ both Leffot & TSM. Seems odd that need supply is selling the Indy boot less than everyone else. You guys have good luck ordering from need supply?

i've never ordered shoes from them, but just recently ordered a backpack. fast confirmation, received it next day (im in the same state as them)

 

would definitely order from again (and might, as those navy dovers are catching my eye)

 

remember to grab the styleforum coupon code from their thread on here

post #49063 of 86482
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Originally Posted by patrick_b View Post

I like the flex welt, waterlock sole but if you are concerned about inclement weather, a leather sole may not work. I used to travel to LA about quarterly and since it never rains there, the suede chukka was my go-to travel shoe. Very lightweight, comfortable, plenty of give when feet swell during air travel and easy to don & doff for TSA/security. My tan 1494's have accompanied me on most of my warm weather business travel for several years now.

I recently picked up a pair of snuff suede chukkas on the crepe sole. I'm sure they'll work well for travel also.

Thanks for this and all the other helpful suggestions so far. Part of me has been leaning toward the Sloat pt boot at Unionmade, but I fear they may be a bit too casual.
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Originally Posted by unipair guy View Post

 

Thank you!  We will add more English to the website in the future but until then I can answer any questions.  We will also be ordering larger sizes in the future. fing02%5B1%5D.gif

You might consider publishing what you are working on periodically and allow those of us with larger feet to place an order before you submit it to Alden.  This is sort of how Leffot, JGilbert, and Moulded Shoe do it.  I would definitely have ordered a pair of those saddles -- beautiful!  

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Originally Posted by Briar Snob View Post

You might consider publishing what you are working on periodically and allow those of us with larger feet to place an order before you submit it to Alden.  This is sort of how Leffot, JGilbert, and Moulded Shoe do it.  I would definitely have ordered a pair of those saddles -- beautiful!  

Agreed... I would jump on that wagon too!
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