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The Official Alden Thread for 2016 - Share reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by mdubs, Jan 1, 2016.

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  1. JSO1

    JSO1 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, Meermin doesn't use Horween shell. Other tanneries producing shell include Comipel (Italy), Clayton (UK), and Shink-Hikaku (Japan). There are a few others out there.
     
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    Looks like an older model with machine stitching. Looks great.
     
  3. NYDRH

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    It's brown

    I have both, and I believe it is the same exact thing. In fact my latest Antic Cognac from Vass is more cigar than my latest cigar from Alden (ie the olive tones in the brown), most likely because it isnt slathered in Alden's special sauce. There is so much variance with the finished product from batch to batch you would be hard pressed to say certain "cigar" from Alden is the same as another. Shell does not take color as well as other leathers and variations are inherent part of the product. If I had to guess the names are what are exclusive to Alden.

    In the end it is brown, particularly the more you wear it.
     
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    Same question. @MrDV these are stunning!
     
  5. JSO1

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    I believe these were a LeatherSoul makeup.
     
  6. Don L

    Don L Well-Known Member

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    Someone say Cigar?
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  7. Don L

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    Ooops
     
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    Who makes the pants?
     
  9. ironclad

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    I'm probably in the minority, but I've always felt that machine-stitched Indys look superior to hand-sewn Indys. These are a perfect example. The hand-stitching makes them look clunky and the machine-stitching looks sleek and smooth. Just my two cents.
     
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  10. DuckOB

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    Ironclad. I agree 100 percent. I think I read they won't do those anymore .....too bad!
     
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  11. smoothie1

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    ditto. The flat stitching looks killer on Whiskey, Ravello, Cigar, etc. There is no distraction from the shell's beauty.

    Leave the hand stitching look for the LHS. I realize others probably hold different opinions.
     
  12. MrDV

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    Thank you for the kind words.
    Jso recalls correctly, Leather soul. my pair is from 2010.
     
  13. ironclad

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    Happy belated Wednesday to this guy!
     
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  14. marvaments

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    Reverse tobacco chamois wingtip boot from Brick and Mortar.

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  15. M635Guy

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    ^^ Great shot - you should let them use that on their site
     
  16. NYDRH

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    Brown.......I mean cigar ;)
     
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  17. mdubs

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    Congrats, those look spectacular. Enjoy them in good health!
    Looking good in your Chamois Indy Boots.
    Awesome Snuff Suede Wingtips DV. LS has some killa makeups.
    Good work JSO! Both are looking good!
    Nice looking Cigars. I wore your smaller twin today.
    Ha. Nice Cigars. -Mike
     
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    mdubs Well-Known Member

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    Speaking of Cigars, I floated around in these today.

    Cigar Thursday. Alden Cigar CT Bluchers. Marcoliani Navy Argyles OTC. Epaulet Navy Donegal Tweed Walt Trousers.

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  19. chipshot

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    These are soo sweet. Mike.. take a walk in them, it won't hurt. I see minor crease action.. Come on and appease the artisans here.. Great Blucher!
     
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    I think hand stitching looks out of place on a work boot. Glad I bought my #8 and cigar Indy's years ago with the proper look :)
     
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