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Originally Posted by sdolina View Post

Finally I have something to contribute in Aden thread

Alden for J.Gilbert makeup - nst boots model 45152HC, shell #8, commando sole, Plaza last. Fit is good, as I ordered US10E - my normal size is UK9,5E

I like the fit of Plaza much more than fit of Barrie and Aberdeen (the nastiest one I've tried).


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Color is fantastic, rich and multilayer, my AE and Carmina Bordeaux shoes/boots immediately appears to be just brown. Only Vass Oxblood looks close.

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Finish of the shell is also excellent, best among all my shell footwear - Carmina, C&J for RL, AE, AS and Vass.

The quality/details of the boots are just okay, comparable, nothing to talk about.
sdolina, your post of your new boots was so comprehensive and informative I had to quote the whole thing.These boots are some of Alden's most stylish and fashion forward offerings.You definitely can wear them with anything, I'd wear them all the time. Congratulations and wear them in good health.

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post #58247 of 87696
Bespiff, buy yourself a nice steamer and never have to worry about ironing. It's the way to go
post #58248 of 87696
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

Bespiff, buy yourself a nice steamer and never have to worry about ironing. It's the way to go
Good idea rydenfan. The cost of a good commercial steamer would cut into my shoe budget. Besides that, I really like to iron my own shirts. Egyptian cotton like shell cordovan requires special treatment and meticulous attention to detail. When you start having your dress shirts custom made, even though your size is readily available, you've gone way too far.
post #58249 of 87696
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Originally Posted by crosswound View Post

looking good

nephew,
thank you
post #58250 of 87696
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Originally Posted by sdolina View Post

Finally I have something to contribute in Aden thread

Alden for J.Gilbert makeup - nst boots model 45152HC, shell #8, commando sole, Plaza last. Fit is good, as I ordered US10E - my normal size is UK9,5E

I like the fit of Plaza much more than fit of Barrie and Aberdeen (the nastiest one I've tried).


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Color is fantastic, rich and multilayer, my AE and Carmina Bordeaux shoes/boots immediately appears to be just brown. Only Vass Oxblood looks close.
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<</div>span style="line-height:normal;">Finish of the shell is also excellent, best among all my shell footwear - Carmina, C&J for RL, AE, AS and Vass.

The quality/details of the boots are just okay, comparable, nothing to talk about.


nephew,
wear in good health
post #58251 of 87696
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Originally Posted by BeSpiffington View Post

Uncle, your #8 ptb's with argyles are simply inspirational.

nephew,
thank you
post #58252 of 87696
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Originally Posted by Shawnc View Post

Tassels, medallions, wing tips, etc. all are fashionable and look great. But IMO, nothing shows off the quality of Alden shell like a #8 PTB. Add in your typical shine and impeccable ensemble and you have an unbeatable combination. Wear in the best of health.

nephew,
thank you
post #58253 of 87696
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nephew,
thank you
Uncle, your are more than welcome sir. It is always a pleasure to compliment your excellent wardrobe.
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I was driving and saw this and had to post it. Have a good day all!
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-Mike

nephew,
thanks for posting
post #58255 of 87696
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Originally Posted by Shawnc View Post

Tassels, medallions, wing tips, etc. all are fashionable and look great. But IMO, nothing shows off the quality of Alden shell like a #8 PTB.
Well stated shawnc. I wholeheartedly agree with your opinion on the 990's.
post #58256 of 87696
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Originally Posted by neutrino View Post

Gentlemen, do any of you have an issue of your socks taking on yellowish/orangish hue after you've worn your aldens for a couple hours? I've noticed this with my cigar and suede longwings (both fully lined). 

I have had this happen as well when wearing white loafer socks, particularly w/ my cigar LWBs. Interesting...
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thanks blue collar
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Originally Posted by BeSpiffington View Post


Good idea rydenfan. The cost of a good commercial steamer would cut into my shoe budget. Besides that, I really like to iron my own shirts. Egyptian cotton like shell cordovan requires special treatment and meticulous attention to detail. When you start having your dress shirts custom made, even though your size is readily available, you've gone way too far.

I got a garment steamer (albiet not commercial) for $60 a few years ago on amazon, and have saved hundreds if not thousands on dry cleaning since.  Between that and my trouser press (also amazon), I don't get my suits dry cleaned unless there is a stain or something.  The chemicals that dry cleaners usually use degrade the fibers of the fabric and wear out your clothes faster anyway, so yet another advantage.  I buy the non-iron dress shirts and hang them on a hanger when they are still warm from the dryer, and maybe steam them a bit after that, although it is not always necessary.

 

merely a suggestion for the taking.

post #58259 of 87696
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

I buy the non-iron dress shirts and hang them on a hanger when they are still warm from the dryer, and maybe steam them a bit after that, although it is not always necessary.

merely a suggestion for the taking.
Sir, to my knowledge non-iron shirts, your standard BB as an example, are treated with a chemical that makes them more wrinkle resistant. To me non-iron shirts feel less breathable, and thus less comfortable. Guilty as charged of being overly finicky and persnickety.
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Originally Posted by BeSpiffington View Post


Sir, to my knowledge non-iron shirts, your standard BB as an example, are treated with a chemical that makes them more wrinkle resistant. To me non-iron shirts feel less breathable, and thus less comfortable. Guilty as charged of being overly finicky and persnickety.

^All of this sounds reasonable to me.

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