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Hello fellow Aldenians! This is my first post on SF so I figure I'll share some camera phone pics of my first pair of Alden's #8 LWB 8D with the antique edging.  Sorry the picture quality is not great, and they are do for a good shine as I have only wore them a couple of times (still breaking them in). I picked them up online from The Bureau at Belfast - Merchants & Missionaries. http://www.thebureaubelfast.com/shop/brand/58/alden/  for approximately $850 after shipping and currency conversion ( I know it's a little pricey but I really wanted the antique edge trim from Alden. There are still a couple of sizes left too! I'm already shopping for my 2nd pair of Aldens, I'm hooked!! Looking at #8 or cigar cap toe boots, jumpers, or tankers (if I'm lucky enough!). Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)




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Very nice. Didn't realize there were so many variations on the antique edge/color 8 combo, but this is my new favorite.

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Ravello LWB Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



Excellent. I love revello lwb.
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Late Easter chocolate. And no comments from the brass hating crew. j/k...still trying to decide myself on this one. Oddly enough, one sole is tanned two or three shades darker than the other. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I like the contrast. They look good. Can you share a photo of the mismatched soles?
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mhmm Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Freakin awesome. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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I wear these more than most, they cheat the rotation.

As you should!

Styling as always, DV.
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Just received my 975s from JCrew.. very pleased :slayer:

 

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Those look pretty nice, I like how the stitching contrasts.
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I like the contrast. They look good. Can you share a photo of the mismatched soles?:

Thanks. Sole...

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a bit of brushing on Monday evening:







Horween leathers: natty CXL, Waxed Brown flesh, #8 Cordovan
Edited by Steel28 - 4/22/14 at 5:50pm
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Originally Posted by smoothie1 View Post

I wear several Alden (and non-Alden) shell shoes in the rain all the time with no ill effects.  Perhaps, I am old school or conservative or whatever, but I don't put Defender on my shoes. I never really thought Defender was necessary since shell cordovan is so water resistant/ non porous. I just wipe off wet shell shoes after they have become wet, and set them down on the sides to dry. 

Isn't part of the point of shell boots that they are wonderful in inclement weather? 

I am genuinely curious to hear whether others avoid rain for the shell. I recognize some are probably afraid to soak $700+ shoes they otherwise baby.

My stable is for dry days. I have Bostonians and my Color 8 Perf Tips (only exception) for rain use.

-M
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Just received my 975s from JCrew.. very pleased icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif





fascinating. got those on sale?
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fascinating. got those on sale?

 

Indeed I did.

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Thanks. Sole...

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Wow that is definately a noticeable difference.

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Maiden voyage...these fit like a dream and will be getting a ton of wear year-round:
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Awesome, my friend... enjoy often and in great health, your cigar gunboats!

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Ravello LWB

 

 

Great looking patina DonL!

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If anyone spots a pair of cigar LWBs in a 12D, be a sport and PM me please nod[1].gif


Was in Alden SF yesterday and they have some cigar LWBs...not sure which sizes other than 7.5D though.  They also had some unlined loden chukkas on sale for about $350; again, not sure of available sizes.

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Can anyone explain the difference in suede nap between different colors of Alden suede loafers? My navy suede loafers feel more like nubuck, while my brown suede loafers have a very high, soft nap that can even appear two different shades when laying different directions. Personally, I would like a softer, nappier navy suede.

 

Thanks.

 

The snuff tassels look amazing.  I tossed and turned over whether to snag a pair.  I went with the lined PTB in brown suede.  Absolutely love this shoe...

I may have to hit the BB store again for the tassels.

 

This is incredible...  four pairs of new Aldens in three weeks, and not one is shell... never would have thunk it!

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I wear alpine grain in the rain.
It didn't rain today. I wear these more than most, they cheat the rotation.


Yet another DV acquisition that fell through my hands. Lookin' tremendous my friend!!

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