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Higher end braces/aldens in dc/ny?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Bic Pentameter, Jun 14, 2002.

  1. Bic Pentameter

    Bic Pentameter Well-Known Member

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    I'm an unabashed braces fiend. I have most of the Albert Thurston boxcloth and stripes, several of the Trafalgar collector's editions and some solids. I bought the Trafalgar braces at Nordstrom in Seattle.
    I stumbled across Turnbull and Asser in New York City last April and looked through several drawersfull, settling on three beautiful irridescent pair.

    I will be spending two days in Washington DC and four in New York City the end of this month. Can anyone recommend a place with a significant selection of braces in DC and NY?

    I am also hoping to buy a pair or two of Aldens. I have never tried a pair on, but hope to get a feel for the size/buy a pair, then perhaps bid on some with that are made with the same last when they are offered on E-bay. Where do those in the know in DC and New York go for reasonably priced Aldens?
     
  2. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Well-Known Member

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    DC has an Alden shoe store at 1725 K Street, NW, half a block west of the Farragut North metro station.  I've never been in the store, so I can't say anything about the prices.  The next best place to find Aldens is probably Nordstrom, which has by far the best shoe selection of any large department store in the DC area.  Nordstrom has locations at the Pentagon City mall (right above the metro station of the same name) and Tyson's Corner Center in Northern Virginia (if you have a car).

    If you like English shoes, there is a Church's shoe store a little more than a block away from the Alden store, at 18th and L streets (next to the Borders book store).  They're currently having a 40-50% sale on many styles, although I'm not sure if the sale will still be going on at the end of the month.

    I can't help you with braces because I don't wear them.  You may want to try J. Press, across the street from Church's.  Nordstrom, again, will probably have a good selection.
     
  3. Steve B.

    Steve B. Well-Known Member

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    Best selection of Talbott's collector's editions anywhere is online and on Long Island. www.victortalbots.com.
     
  4. Bic Pentameter

    Bic Pentameter Well-Known Member

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    Many thanks to Ambulance Chaser and Steve B. for the advice.

    I do like English shoes, and remember looking in the window of a Church's store when I was a university student (and thus, did not have the budget to make a purchase.)

    Currently, I have been looking at Trickers and Alfred Sargent, but I will investigate the Church's store.



    Will
     

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