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 3679

post #55171 of 87516
Quote:
Originally Posted by jt2gt View Post

Any place I am missing for NOT Color 8 or black Wingtip Boots? About to pull the trigger and trying to decide between Shoemart (pebble grain), J.Gilbert (cognac brown) or Epaulet (nat. cxl)? I need size 8 Barrie (nothing out there used/secondary?). Any others out there available shell or not. Any thoughts on those three choices? Thanks...JT

Try Unionmade.

Styles mentioned in this thread:

post #55172 of 87516
Quote:
Originally Posted by REguy View Post

Do any of you guys have multiple pairs of the identical shoe? Whenever I see a crazy good deal for a new pair on eBay, I snatch it up. I now have 4 pairs of the J. Crew antique tan LWBs. I justified having 2 by keeping them at different locations as I travel for work. With 4, this will be my go-to shoe until I die. I'm beginning to think I have some kind of compulsive, hoarder psychosis. That, or I'm just a sucker for a good sale.

 

I had 2 pairs of #8 LHS at one point, (They accidentally charged me twice and sent 2).  Returned the second pair since I could not justify keeping it, even at 30% off.  In hindsight, I wish I had kept it and changed the edge trim to antique.
post #55173 of 87516
Quote:
Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

I'd be worried about only being 3 pairs away from 'foo.
foo.gif

You make a compelling argument.
post #55174 of 87516
Quote:
Originally Posted by jt2gt View Post

Any place I am missing for NOT Color 8 or black Wingtip Boots? About to pull the trigger and trying to decide between Shoemart (pebble grain), J.Gilbert (cognac brown) or Epaulet (nat. cxl)? I need size 8 Barrie (nothing out there used/secondary?). Any others out there available shell or not. Any thoughts on those three choices? Thanks...JT

you mentioned barrie, but I'll throw it out there.. is Modified not an option? Moulded has/had a couple options last time I perused their site

post #55175 of 87516
Quote:
Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

What makes CXL a casual leather? I've seen some pics where it shines nicely, and has a nice patina, so why is it not considered as dressy as shell and just below calf

for me, how it creases. I find it stretches fairly aggressively from foot to foot, so the creasing can be exaggerated. 

 

my admittedly not well taken care of indys.. Im sure a pair of dover type cxls can be dressed up, but the creasing would eventually "force" them casual for me..

 

 

 

 

 

just my .02

post #55176 of 87516
Mac: nephew, had the lhs changed from a single sole to a double sole

Was the original edging on the single sole dark as the dark welt suggests?
post #55177 of 87516
Quote:
Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

What makes CXL a casual leather? I've seen some pics where it shines nicely, and has a nice patina, so why is it not considered as dressy as shell and just below calf

1000

Not sure I would wear mine with a suit but they shine up nice and I wear them with dress pants and sportscoat all the time....

post #55178 of 87516
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

I'm not the authority on the subject, but shell should be able to be buffed back to a high shine with no polish, even after a few years of wear.  This is because of the natural waxes and oils in the leather.  The thing that causes a shine is a smooth surface, so if you can bring out the oils on the surface, and make them smooth and even with buffing and brushing, you should not need polish.  I don't think wax once a year is a bad thing, just not necessary to get a good shine.

I wonder if this is the case for shell in general or only Alden shell, given that it is specially treated.
post #55179 of 87516
Quote:
Originally Posted by static age View Post

1. I am looking to buy the lined, barrie-lasted, snuff suede bluchers from Need Supply, but I need some direction with sizing.

Current shoes that fit well:
BB straight tips, #8, 9.5D
Jumper boots, CXL, 9D

2. Is there a consensus on whether Nano Protector alters either the color or the hand of the suede?

Always appreciate the guidance!
Does anyone have insight into the above? Thanks again
post #55180 of 87516
Quote:
Originally Posted by REguy View Post

Do any of you guys have multiple pairs of the identical shoe? Whenever I see a crazy good deal for a new pair on eBay, I snatch it up. I now have 4 pairs of the J. Crew antique tan LWBs. I justified having 2 by keeping them at different locations as I travel for work. With 4, this will be my go-to shoe until I die. I'm beginning to think I have some kind of compulsive, hoarder psychosis. That, or I'm just a sucker for a good sale.

 

Not to fear, REguy. Steve Jobs had over 100 black Isaac Miyake turtlenecks. Just start the next Apple and no one will bat an eye.

 

 

"In the process, however, he became friends with Miyake and would visit him regularly. He also came to like the idea of having a uniform for himself, both because of its daily convenience (the rationale he claimed) and its ability to convey a signature style. "So I asked Issey to make me some of his black turtlenecks that I liked, and he made me like a hundred of them." Jobs noticed my surprise when he told this story, so he showed them stacked up in the closet. "That's what I wear," he said. "I have enough to last for the rest of my life."

 

 

http://gawker.com/5848754/steve-jobs-on-why-he-wore-turtlenecks

post #55181 of 87516
REguy: Do any of you guys have multiple pairs of the identical shoe? Whenever I see a crazy good deal for a new pair on eBay, I snatch it up. I now have 4 pairs of the J. Crew antique tan LWBs. I justified having 2 by keeping them at different locations as I travel for work. With 4, this will be my go-to shoe until I die. I'm beginning to think I have some kind of compulsive, hoarder psychosis. That, or I'm just a sucker for a good sale.

No - if limited to literally the same shoe style, brand, and model number. I'm not that crazy. biggrin.gif

Yes - if different brands/variations of the same style are included.

All double leather soled unless otherwise designated.

color 8 PTB (4):
Alden 990
Alden for BB
Vintage Florsheim
AE Leeds (commando)

color 8 LWB (3):
Alden 975
Vintage Florsheim
AE MacNeil (Dainite)

color 8 SW balmoral (2):
Alden 974
Alden for BB

black shell PTB (3):
Alden 9901 (commando)
Vintage Florsheim (Dainite)
AE Leeds

dark brown shell PTB (2):
C&J for RL (Marlow)
AE Leeds
post #55182 of 87516
Static Age:
1. I am looking to buy the lined, barrie-lasted, snuff suede bluchers from Need Supply, but I need some direction with sizing.

Current shoes that fit well:
BB straight tips, #8, 9.5D
Jumper boots, CXL, 9D

2. Is there a consensus on whether Nano Protector alters either the color or the hand of the suede?

Always appreciate the guidance!


You should be fine with 9D.
post #55183 of 87516
My closest incidence of two of the same: I have the #8 LWB from Leffot with the light edge trim. I was considering getting the model 975 as well....can't decide if this overkill or not.

I realize that this forum is the wrong place to ask this question !
post #55184 of 87516
Maiden voyage of my newest acquisition today - Alden x LS snuff suede medallion captoe on Plaza last. Picked it up on eBay for a great price from another Forum member.

I really like them, but still not 100% convinced they will work for me long term. The fit in the forefoot and around the toes is great. However, I have a narrow foot (my heel is especially narrow), so there is some heel slippage when I walk. I'm hoping it goes away as the shoe breaks in. But if you look at the 2nd pic here, you can see that when I bend the shoe I'm getting some bowing around my ankle area. I already have a tongue pad in the to help me fill out the shoe a little better. Maybe I need a thicker tongue pad or an additional pad?


post #55185 of 87516
Quote:
Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

REguy: Do any of you guys have multiple pairs of the identical shoe? Whenever I see a crazy good deal for a new pair on eBay, I snatch it up. I now have 4 pairs of the J. Crew antique tan LWBs. I justified having 2 by keeping them at different locations as I travel for work. With 4, this will be my go-to shoe until I die. I'm beginning to think I have some kind of compulsive, hoarder psychosis. That, or I'm just a sucker for a good sale.

No - if limited to literally the same shoe style, brand, and model number. I'm not that crazy. biggrin.gif

Yes - if different brands/variations of the same style are included.

All double leather soled unless otherwise designated.

color 8 PTB (4):
Alden 990
Alden for BB
Vintage Florsheim
AE Leeds (commando)

color 8 LWB (3):
Alden 975
Vintage Florsheim
AE MacNeil (Dainite)

color 8 SW balmoral (2):
Alden 974
Alden for BB

black shell PTB (3):
Alden 9901 (commando)
Vintage Florsheim (Dainite)
AE Leeds

dark brown shell PTB (2):
C&J for RL (Marlow)
AE Leeds

just somewhat crazy.  Just kidding - and I mean that.  A man should know what he likes.

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 ***