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starting to think about getting into a pair of alden boots and looks like there are four style options (plain toe, cap toe, wing tip, indy) in a variety of lasts and colors. any I'm missing?

haven't come across any cordovan options in colors other than black or burgundy...does alden do cordovan in any shades of brown?
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Originally Posted by superego View Post

starting to think about getting into a pair of alden boots and looks like there are four style options (plain toe, cap toe, wing tip, indy) in a variety of lasts and colors. any I'm missing?

haven't come across any cordovan options in colors other than black or burgundy...does alden do cordovan in any shades of brown?

 

whiskey

ravello

cigar

 

these are going to be your other options from alden besides #8 and black. 

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There's also NST.
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also plain toe with medallion

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thanks...was my characterization of style options correct as well (only four toe options that I've found)?
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Originally Posted by superego View Post

starting to think about getting into a pair of alden boots and looks like there are four style options (plain toe, cap toe, wing tip, indy) in a variety of lasts and colors. any I'm missing?

haven't come across any cordovan options in colors other than black or burgundy...does alden do cordovan in any shades of brown?

You might add the norwegian front boot to the mix. If I recall correctly, there is a medallian sans cap toe in black shell available from JGilbert Footwear. Also, don't forget the that the cap toe might either be a straight tip or a perforated cap a la the JCrew king color 8 boot that most folks are rocking on this thread.

 

The question reminds me that I wondered about whether Alden should feature longwing boots in their lineup, just like Trickers does. What do you guys think, would you sport a gunboot?

 

Regarding the brown shades of cordovan, just be aware that these boots are considered relatively rare. Retailers who offer them have a rather long waitlist in most cases. If you're lucky, a forum member might sometimes put one up for sale. If so, buy first, think later. In the meanwhile, you'll find that Color 8 boots provide a nice tideover in the absence of brown cordovan. Many thread members have several color 8 boots and shoes.

 

Best of luck in your search!

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Thank you, Uncle. I try to employ the Method whenever my wife and son have fallen asleep and work duties are taken care of. Clearly I need to work less lest I remain a junior nephew in perpetuity :) 

 

Very nice king ptbs, btw. I like the ruggedness of the commando sole on yours. MTO I gather?

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also plain toe with medallion

You beat me to it :)

 

I'm working on typing more quickly and writing more succinctly...:embar:

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Originally Posted by superego View Post

thanks...was my characterization of style options correct as well (only four toe options that I've found)?

 

plus NST and plain toe medallion

 

 

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plus NST and plain toe medallion






Don't forget that they have the straight tip captoe and the perforated captoe...

Straight Tip Example:
http://www.theshoemart.com/alden-mens_cap_toe_boot_shell_cordovan_color_8/pv-ald-4060_ald_m_cap_toe_boot_shell_cordovan.html

Perf Tip Example:
http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/shoes/AldenForJCrew/PRDOVR~20853/20853.jsp

Also found this, it's a brogued perf tip. Example:
http://www.theshoemart.com/alden-mens_9_eyelet_cap_toe_boot_burnished_tan/pvc-ald-mxsb-44921h_ald_m_9_eyelet_cap_toe_boot.html

Also thought to mention Chukka boots, Alden makes both 2 eyelet Chukkas and 6 eyelet Chukkas and the George Boot Chukka (has a monk like buckle). Also seen NST Chukkas and Slip-ons Chukkas.

So I guess that takes us to 8 full boots plus 5 chukka boots styles (ignoring lasts which can change the designs "feel".)

-Mike
Edited by mdubs - 12/7/13 at 9:27pm
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Also seen NST Chukkas in Ravello and Slip-ons from LeatherSoul (haven't seen them made in a few years though).

So I guess that takes us to 8 full boots plus 5 chukka boots styles (ignoring lasts which can change the designs "feel".

-Mike

 

LS just cleared those out in #8 and black for $395 IIRC (might have even been $295) in larger sizes.. Didn't look quite 'right' for me so I passed

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I've always been afraid of suede shoes because I thought they were delicate and hard to care for. My short time on the thread has taught me otherwise. As such, I am hoping for suggestions on snuff suede LWB's, preferably on crepe.

I like the AoC model on commando but they are a little darker than I prefer (though I think I can live with these). I really like the Fran's Boone model with exposed eyelets, bot no crepe. I saw a pair on eBay with crepe but given the asking price, I'd rather go new.

Any suggestions on where I can get a lighter shade of suede on crepe or commando?
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Originally Posted by superego View Post

starting to think about getting into a pair of alden boots and looks like there are four style options (plain toe, cap toe, wing tip, indy) in a variety of lasts and colors. any I'm missing?

haven't come across any cordovan options in colors other than black or burgundy...does alden do cordovan in any shades of brown?

Don't forget NST and Medallion toe.

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