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Suede LWBs are awesome but retailers tend not order E widths in them. Maybe Alden NYC...
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Originally Posted by neutrino View Post

A small-timer here - my only shell and my only pair of argyles biggrin.gif




Great Combo

Are these ravello or color 8? I like that shade of cordovan
Edited by Alcibiades - 8/31/13 at 4:39am
post #58983 of 98732
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

RTP, I own both and confirm the third eyelet makes a huge difference in the fit and comfort. I am considering having a cobbler add a third eyelet to my Alden Chukkas

I never even thought of two eyelets being a problem. I've only worn my color 8's from Laden of Carmel in the house and haven't noticed an issue. If this changes when I actually venture outdoors, rydenfan, where are you considering having the third eyelet added? Above or below the existing two?
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Originally Posted by neutrino View Post

A small-timer here - my only shell and my only pair of argyles biggrin.gif




It takes a certain amount of confidence to pair plaid and argyles. You pull it off very well. Really nice shoes as well. Nicely done.
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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post

What would you gentlemen order if alden offered a one-time-only special order?

Sorry, I'm a little late to the game.

I'd do a Whiskey and Ravello saddle blucher, flat 360 welt, sigle waterlock sole, blind eyelets, antique edgetrim. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Much like the LS #4 and black saddle from a few years back.

This Shoe
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With this colorway (i know this specific shoe is Mahogany, but you get that idea)
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Originally Posted by aldenwear View Post

Welcome.

Your combo looks great - real gumption to combine bold plaid with argyles and you do it well.

And finally argyles that bear some color relation to the pants they are with. It looks fantastic, as do your aldens. Thanks for posting.
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

Great Combo

Are these ravello or color 8? I like that shade of cordovan

 

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Originally Posted by Shawnc View Post

It takes a certain amount of confidence to pair plaid and argyles. You pull it off very well. Really nice shoes as well. Nicely done.

 

Thank you, gentlemen! I'm humbled by the comments. These are actually cigar. I think I need to start searching for a proper edge dressing for them.

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Originally Posted by Shawnc View Post

I never even thought of two eyelets being a problem. I've only worn my color 8's from Laden of Carmel in the house and haven't noticed an issue. If this changes when I actually venture outdoors, rydenfan, where are you considering having the third eyelet added? Above or below the existing two?

I would go above to provide a bit more ankle support. It's not a huge deal and I love Chukkas very much as a style but the third eyelet does make a difference. I am eagerly awaiting the 6 eyelet chukka to get confirmed. I also like Carminas 5 eyelet.

A 6 eyelet NST Cigar chukka would make my short list for Mr.DV's question from yesterday.
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

I would go above to provide a bit more ankle support. It's not a huge deal and I love Chukkas very much as a style but the third eyelet does make a difference. I am eagerly awaiting the 6 eyelet chukka to get confirmed. I also like Carminas 5 eyelet.

A 6 eyelet NST Cigar chukka would make my short list for Mr.DV's question from yesterday.

Interesting as I thought you would go below. But your reasoning makes a lot of sense. This is definitely something I will watch out for for a couple of reasons. One, I'm fortunate enough to have access to a really good cobbler here in Pgh. This guy does amazing work. Also, my chukkas were my first new purchase and I went down a 1/2 size in the barrie last. In hindsight, I should have went down a complete size as they are still a little roomy. The third set of eyelets may mitigate this condition a little. Either way, this is really good information. Thanks again for the tip.
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Hello, I need your advices as I don't know much about Alden shoes. Do you think it is a good deal if I can get these Indy boots at $200.

 

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ShawnC, you may want to try a thin insole. I have had good success in shoes that are a bit too roomy
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Absolutely. IF those are a 9D you'd better buy 'em quick before I track down where they're listed.
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LOL. Thanks for your opinion, bro!

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Originally Posted by neutrino View Post

A small-timer here - my only shell and my only pair of argyles biggrin.gif

 


Fine looking LWBs Neutrino!  I especially like the patina.  The ensemble is quite nice too.  Wear your gunboats often and in great health my friend...

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Originally Posted by McPryon View Post

I loved my J Crew suede LWB, but the stitching came undone on one of them.  They let me return the shoes for a full refund nearly a year after I purchased them.  That's some pretty top rate customer service, if you ask me.  Unfortunately they didn't have my size in the same shoe so I ended up getting the Cadet Shell Blucher instead.  I'm definitely going to buy more shoes from them.

 

I have my eyes on that same boot, too drool.gif.  I have a pair of desert boots and I love the crepe sole.

 

That suede LWB might become my white whale...

Sorry to hear about your Snuff LWBs.  The cadet shoe is a nice replacement.  I wonder though, if dealing with Alden directly might have ended with a repaired shoe.  You'll get your crack at it again.  What size are you?  Unfortunately (or fortunately) J Crew currently does not have my size in the snuff boot.  Best of luck my friend...

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bad pic great boot just picked these up.



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