or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Streetwear and Denim › ***The official Alden thread ***
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

***The official Alden thread *** - Page 3277

post #49141 of 78942
Quote:
Originally Posted by BeSpiffington View Post

Gentlemen, given a choice between three different Alden LWB's, a #8 cordovan, a black cordovan, or a snuff suede, and you didn't own any of them, which one would be your pick?

nephew,
#8 lwb

Styles mentioned in this thread:

post #49142 of 78942
Quote:
Originally Posted by Don L View Post

Ravello Aberdeen NST today


nephew,
looking good in your nst
post #49143 of 78942

cigar lwb
cashmere otc
post #49144 of 78942
Quote:
Originally Posted by Michigan Planner View Post


Quoddy has some mocs that have actual baseball-style stitching on them:


I have a piar of these in natural cxl. They are awesome. I stepped on what I thought was something sharp walking barefoot picking up stuff around my pool. I tossed those shoes on and went to dinner no issues with my foot. I came home took off the shoe and my foot started to hurt when I walked. I looked at the bottom of it and I had 4 bee stings on the bottom of my foot, never even felt it when I walked in those shoes.
post #49145 of 78942
In case anyone's looking, the J.Crew store on lower 5th Ave in Manhattan has natural chromexcel wingtip boots on sale for $539. Looks like barrie with commando sole. Didn't realize J.Crew carried these.
post #49146 of 78942

Just wanted to give anyone in NYC a heads-up: I am returning a 9.5D Barrie LWB Shell Whiskey to Citishoes tomorrow (size just doesn't work for me...I wanted to believe it did, though...)  Will be ripe for the picking if you want to go grab it.  They also have an 8D available as of today.

post #49147 of 78942
Quote:
Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

looking good in your cigar

thank you sir
post #49148 of 78942

Dear Fellow Addicts,

 

Despite being a week away from closing on a new home, I have continued to relentlessly pursue what, for me, has been an achievable grail shoe: the whiskey shell LWB. I've managed to track down a pair that, while not my exact size, may be workable. As a typical 9.5D, I'm told that there is a pair available in 9E. The salesperson, who didn't sound high pressure and intense, suggested that there is only a minimal (3mm) difference in length and that, with my flat feet, there should be enough room for all my toes, etc.

 

Does this make sense? Am I simply mentally tired from pursuing this shoe all over the planet? Should I pull the trigger or hold out (for god knows how long) for the real McCoy in my typical size?

 

Eager to hear from fellow addicts who have been willing to potentially compromise fit to post another score in their shoe closet. I can handle the honest truth; indeed, if this doesn't work out, I'm willing to wait and spend the money on the snuff suede products I mentioned in an earlier post.

 

Take care!!

post #49149 of 78942
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hermitedge View Post

I was tempted by the snuff suede LWB, but when i saw pics of the model the vendor had, they were A LOT lighter than i was hoping. They looked almost yellow/goldish, so I passed. The snuff suede shortwing from j gilbert on plaza looks nice, and is exclusive to them.

picked these up last week after canceling my order for the snuff suede ptb from NRO. i much prefer a swb to a lwb, finally a sunny day to be able to wear them.

post #49150 of 78942

compromising on a grail doesn't make it a grail

post #49151 of 78942
Quote:
Originally Posted by davidlemon View Post

Just wanted to give anyone in NYC a heads-up: I am returning a 9.5D Barrie LWB Shell Whiskey to Citishoes tomorrow (size just doesn't work for me...I wanted to believe it did, though...)  Will be ripe for the picking if you want to go grab it.  They also have an 8D available as of today.

according to them they have an 8E, not 8D

post #49152 of 78942
Quote:
Originally Posted by docalden2013 View Post

Dear Fellow Addicts,

 

Despite being a week away from closing on a new home, I have continued to relentlessly pursue what, for me, has been an achievable grail shoe: the whiskey shell LWB. I've managed to track down a pair that, while not my exact size, may be workable. As a typical 9.5D, I'm told that there is a pair available in 9E. The salesperson, who didn't sound high pressure and intense, suggested that there is only a minimal (3mm) difference in length and that, with my flat feet, there should be enough room for all my toes, etc.

 

Does this make sense? Am I simply mentally tired from pursuing this shoe all over the planet? Should I pull the trigger or hold out (for god knows how long) for the real McCoy in my typical size?

 

Eager to hear from fellow addicts who have been willing to potentially compromise fit to post another score in their shoe closet. I can handle the honest truth; indeed, if this doesn't work out, I'm willing to wait and spend the money on the snuff suede products I mentioned in an earlier post.

 

Take care!!

I would go for it but that's just my opinion. My experience is that a 9e and a 9.5d are pretty similar in size and shape. If your shoe is on a more generous last (like the barrie) it should work in your favor too. If they are returnable and/or international shipping isn't required to get them, then what do you have to loose other than the cost of shipping.

post #49153 of 78942
Quote:
Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

according to them they have an 8E, not 8D


Ah, well I called today to see if they had anything in C width shell and they said they didn't have non-standard widths and only an 8 remaining in the Whiskey.  Guess we misunderstood each other!

post #49154 of 78942

I have a chance to pick up a pair of whisky cordovan NSTs, would someone tell me which last they are on, Barrie or Aberdeen. Says model 24061.Thanks.

post #49155 of 78942
Quote:
Originally Posted by TactileOne View Post

I have a chance to pick up a pair of whisky cordovan NSTs, would someone tell me which last they are on, Barrie or Aberdeen. Says model 24061.Thanks.

Barrie: http://www.theshoemart.com/alden-mens_nst_tie_shell_cordovan_whiskey/pvc-ald-mxsdls-24061_ald_m_nst_tie_shell_cordovan.html

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Streetwear and Denim

Styles mentioned in this thread:

Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Streetwear and Denim › ***The official Alden thread ***