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Since I've joined the board, I've bought about 6 pairs of Aldens. They are: J. Crew x Alden longwings, 405 Indy, #8 Cap toe boots, Cigar longwings, WinnPerry brown pebble grain cap toe boots, brown/burgundy pebble grain wing tip boots.

My next pair was going to be a black pair (even though these won't get worn as much because I think black is not a versatile color at all). And after that, I was going to be done for a while..at least until Spring/Summer for some Bucks.

I don't like plain shoes...that's why all the shoes are long wings, wing tips, or cap toes. I bought and returned cigar NWT because they were advertised as Barrie last, but that wasn't the case.

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post #8627 of 87456
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Originally Posted by ChrisGold View Post
For further clarity, (or perhaps more confusion) are you adding to a collection and trying to add a marquee shoe, or are you buying something to wear fairly frequently? Again, as much as I love my whiskey shoes, they get no where near the wear of my #8s or my ravello for that matter.

I'm definitely adding to the collection. As of now, there are only 2 pairs of Aldens that I have worn. The J. Crew were worn about 3 times. The Indy's were worn twice. No time to wear them that much.
post #8628 of 87456
Long-time gawker first time Alden purchaser. Just got my first pair of Aldens -- the Ranger Mocc. It shall not be my last.



Handsomely crafted in smooth tobacco Horween Chamois (heavily oiled) leather.
Hand sewn mocc toe and unique quarter construction.
Natural plantation crepe rubber sole.
Van last.
360 degree Goodyear welt.
Full leather linings, natural cork insole, full heel counters and steel shank through the arch for lasting comfort and support.










Love these. And ... already got my next Aldens picked out.
post #8629 of 87456
Given that whiskey seems to be the sujet du jour, here's a "this or that" for you guys to help me decide on: the PTB or the chukka? To be worn with chinos or denim.

TIA,
Mike
post #8630 of 87456
Fellas, how does the Plaza last fit? Anyone can compare it to Barrie and/or TruBalance for comparison? I want a pair of monk straps now to spaz things up!
post #8631 of 87456
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Originally Posted by velomane View Post
Given that whiskey seems to be the sujet du jour, here's a "this or that" for you guys to help me decide on: the PTB or the chukka? To be worn with chinos or denim.

TIA,
Mike

I vote chukka.
post #8632 of 87456
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Originally Posted by ChrisGold View Post
I think this is pretty true to the actual color.
Whiskey these days is a little darker, as is ravello. Horween's rare shells have been slightly darker in the past few months or so. A real welcome change IMO.
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I vote chukka.
I vote longwing.
post #8633 of 87456
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Originally Posted by wj4 View Post
Fellas, how does the Plaza last fit? Anyone can compare it to Barrie and/or TruBalance for comparison? I want a pair of monk straps now to spaz things up!

Go 1/2 size larger.
I wear a 9D in Barrie and a 91/2D in Plaza.
9D in Plaza would have definately been too small !
TT
post #8634 of 87456
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Originally Posted by velomane View Post
Given that whiskey seems to be the sujet du jour, here's a "this or that" for you guys to help me decide on: the PTB or the chukka? To be worn with chinos or denim.

TIA,
Mike

Chukka = Versatility !
TT
post #8635 of 87456
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I vote longwing.
+1, Epaulet has some in stock, I have a pair and I love them.
post #8636 of 87456
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Originally Posted by CEE88 View Post
Long-time gawker first time Alden purchaser. Just got my first pair of Aldens -- the Ranger Mocc. It shall not be my last.

Are those from Winn Perry? Did you size down 1/2? thanks and enjoy them they look great.
post #8637 of 87456
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Originally Posted by wj4 View Post
Fellas, how does the Plaza last fit? Anyone can compare it to Barrie and/or TruBalance for comparison? I want a pair of monk straps now to spaz things up!

Monk strap on the Plaza? Is it a special make-up? The "standard" monk strap is on the Aberdeen (and much has been written about how the Aberdeen fits).
post #8638 of 87456
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I vote chukka.

+1
post #8639 of 87456
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Originally Posted by velomane View Post
Given that whiskey seems to be the sujet du jour, here's a "this or that" for you guys to help me decide on: the PTB or the chukka? To be worn with chinos or denim.

TIA,
Mike

Chukka, though I just bought the NST in Whiskey (which I prefer over both).
post #8640 of 87456
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Fellas, how does the Plaza last fit? Anyone can compare it to Barrie and/or TruBalance for comparison? I want a pair of monk straps now to spaz things up!

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Originally Posted by Tripleterror View Post
Go 1/2 size larger.
I wear a 9D in Barrie and a 91/2D in Plaza.
9D in Plaza would have definately been too small !
TT

For me, I sized down a half on both the Barrie and the Plaza. I actually found the Plaza to fit better than the Barrie
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