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Originally Posted by ironclad View Post

FAVORITE ALDEN
Okay, this a darn tough question to answer.  But I've gotta say my Cigar Indys, all eyelets, on commando soles from TSM are my favorite.  They are my go-to boots for a variety of situations.  I've swapped out the original brown laces for blue laces.  Just a subtle change.  Here they are in natural light, then artificial indoor light. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)





A very close second place for favorite Aldens has to go to my King Brixtons, all eyelets, on antique soles.  Again, with natural light and then artificial indoor light.



Two pair of wonderful boots you've got there Ironclad. I'm definitely lusting after both of them.
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ironclad: those King Brixtons are so nice. I kick myself often for not jumping on them. Who knows if they will ever come back.
post #70863 of 97024
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Originally Posted by sazon View Post

ironclad: those King Brixtons are so nice. I kick myself often for not jumping on them. Who knows if they will ever come back.
I agree, Sazon. I wouldn't kick those cigar Indys out of bed, either.

On the topic of favorite Aldens; I'm torn between my #8 Tankers with antique and my Whiskey LWB.
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post


On the topic of favorite Aldens; I'm torn between my #8 Tankers with antique and my Whiskey LWB.

My two finalists as well, though it was difficult eliminating my jcrew king LWB's on crepe. I think the tankers may ultimately win out because they are my only Alden boots but I also love my whiskey's. Tough decision.
post #70865 of 97024
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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post

curious where you got the laces for the cigar indys? I have the same pair of shoes, and the laces really compliment them.. what length also?

thanks!
My wife bought me a variety of laces recently. She knows how much time I spend on this forum, and she periodically checks out the other great shoes and comments on the different lace colors. She referenced a supplier that another forum member recommended. TZ Laces Limited, flat waxed, 3/16" x 55" boot laces.
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Originally Posted by BeSpiffington View Post

Two pair of wonderful boots you've got there Ironclad. I'm definitely lusting after both of them.
Thanks Be!
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Originally Posted by sazon View Post

ironclad: those King Brixtons are so nice. I kick myself often for not jumping on them. Who knows if they will ever come back.
Sazon, your collection is quite fine even without Brixtons. But I hope you find a pair in the future!
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I'm not sure if ravello or cigar brixtons will ever get made again, especially in my 9.5E size, but i would pay a substantial premium for them if they were available
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Great looking shoes. Just great.
Amazing.
I didn't know you had a pair. Another HUGE regret of mine. I didn't make up my mind to call ls till after work, way too slow.
Tough choice, but we need a final answer.
Unrelated note.
I didn't know you considered #4 wing tip boots so high in your list of aldens. I always hoped they would be more of a "flavor of the month" type deal. DAMMIT

The shade of #4 strikes a great balance for me. Love how its a bit darker and redder and than old Ravello.

BUT

My final answer would have to be...............

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Color 8 NST Boots on the Plaza w/commando soles
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About time somebody manned up and made a choice!

post #70869 of 97024
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Originally Posted by ironclad View Post


My wife bought me a variety of laces recently. She knows how much time I spend on this forum, and she periodically checks out the other great shoes and comments on the different lace colors. She referenced a supplier that another forum member recommended. TZ Laces Limited, flat waxed, 3/16" x 55" boot laces.
 

awesome, thanks for the info!

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I posed a question about sizing for some #8 LWBs a few weeks back. Coming from a 7D Indy boot but odd 8.5 b/c Brannock sizing... first tried 7d. Close but too crowded in the toe box, yet slightly too much volume elsewhere. Was able to score a 7.5C, unworn on eBay. Just about perfect - wouldn't mind a bit more width in front and a bit less height in the vamp, but after two days of use they're breaking in pretty nicely. There is some moderate heel-slip, but minimal enough that I know it should go away with break-in. All-in-all these are quite a comfy and devilishy handsome shoe. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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Originally Posted by Michael Haines View Post


Coffee break at church. Pastor asked where to get those shoes.
Great shoes.
I'm related to our pastor, we talk shoes all the time.

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Originally Posted by ironclad View Post

FAVORITE ALDEN
Okay, this a darn tough question to answer.  But I've gotta say my Cigar Indys, all eyelets, on commando soles from TSM are my favorite.  They are my go-to boots for a variety of situations.  I've swapped out the original brown laces for blue laces.  Just a subtle change.  Here they are in natural light, then artificial indoor light. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

A very close second place for favorite Aldens has to go to my King Brixtons, all eyelets, on antique soles.  Again, with natural light and then artificial indoor light. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show) The deeper I get into Aldens, the more I realize that Color 8 is mind-bending in its ability to change color, depth, and overall appearance both in subtle ways and obvious ways (I'm finally realizing what many other wise forum members have stated many times before).  I think the above two photos clearly demonstrate its power.
Awesome looking boots. The depth of #8 is remarkable. I want some brixtons.
post #70872 of 97024
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Originally Posted by brandall10 View Post

I posed a question about sizing for some #8 LWBs a few weeks back. Coming from a 7D Indy boot but odd 8.5 b/c Brannock sizing... first tried 7d. Close but too crowded in the toe box, yet slightly too much volume elsewhere. Was able to score a 7.5C, unworn on eBay. Just about perfect - wouldn't mind a bit more width in front and a bit less height in the vamp, but after two days of use they're breaking in pretty nicely. There is some moderate heel-slip, but minimal enough that I know it should go away with break-in. All-in-all these are quite a comfy and devilishy handsome shoe. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
Good to hear that you are dialing in your sizing! They look great!
post #70873 of 97024

Any recommendations on where to purchase nice belts that match Ravello & Whiskey Aldens?

 

Thank you

post #70874 of 97024

AE's walnut calf belt is quite a good match for alden whiskey. 

 

 

havent attempted to find a match for ravello yet

post #70875 of 97024
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Originally Posted by ironclad View Post

FAVORITE ALDEN
Okay, this a darn tough question to answer.  But I've gotta say my Cigar Indys, all eyelets, on commando soles from TSM are my favorite.  They are my go-to boots for a variety of situations.  I've swapped out the original brown laces for blue laces.  Just a subtle change.  Here they are in natural light, then artificial indoor light.





A very close second place for favorite Aldens has to go to my King Brixtons, all eyelets, on antique soles.  Again, with natural light and then artificial indoor light.




The deeper I get into Aldens, the more I realize that Color 8 is mind-bending in its ability to change color, depth, and overall appearance both in subtle ways and obvious ways (I'm finally realizing what many other wise forum members have stated many times before).  I think the above two photos clearly demonstrate its power.

And although we were asked to pick a single favorite Alden, I will say that my recently acquired King cap toe boots on Grant last and commando soles from Alden DC will have a fighting chance at claiming the top spot on my list in the near future.

Those Brixtons are outstanding. One of the best I've seen!
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