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***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. Coldsnap

    Coldsnap Well-Known Member

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    Can't go with the commando sole. Seems way more versatile with a leather sole, jeans chinos suit ect
     
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    Coldsnap Well-Known Member

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    There any pictures of cap toe blacks with jeans?
     
  3. Joenobody0

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    Collapsed arches can happen as well. That makes your feet longer.
     
  4. cloudshift

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    Any advice on caring for Natural Chromexcel? Got a pair of lightly used LSH "Natty" :) LWB's coming (I really like that crepe sole), and I'm not really sure how to care for the leather. Also, if I wanted to darken them up a bit, how would one achieve that? They seem pretty lightly worn, and I'm curious how these are going to age. :)

    Thanks in advance for any help/direction.
     
  5. Spencer

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    Montana Pitch is what I use on my Natural CXL Indy's.

    http://www.mtpitchblend.com/
     
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    Anyone know what sole would look good with the Alden context Roy boot? Looking for a change to a bit more formal boot
     
  7. Coldsnap

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    How does these cap toe boots look with cuffed jeans or chinos? I feel like they could like military'ish with jeans or chinos and dressy with a suite. Which is why I'm considering them.

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  8. Mr. Moo

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    Selling some Aldens in my sig... rare/sold out/highly desirable. :):slayer::slayer:
     
  9. Joenobody0

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    I can't stand the look of black shoes with chinos. I don't like the look of black shoes with casual outfits at all.
     
  10. cloudshift

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    Go Color 8. ;)
     
  11. WhatAboutBob

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    Nice suprise in the mailbox today - got the venetian creme from Namor - excellent bottle and the red wing laces to use next time the alden ones break on the Indys... Now if I can just get that inheritance check from some long lost uncle I never heard of, my alden collection would be styling :nodding:
     
  12. WhatAboutBob

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    Forgot to add, I also got my Maker's Mark Christmas Sweater for the bottle as a Maker's Mark Ambassador. :slayer:
     
  13. Coldsnap

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    Leaning towards it.
     
  14. Alcibiades

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    Black shoes are great with casual outfits (chinos, jeans) when you are wearing a black sweater, black peacoat, a flannel with red and black, etc. Those black captoes would work well with those outfits. I have black captoe balmoral boots which are likely a bit too formal with jeans - I would get a pair of black longwings or barrie lasted boots for casual outfits
     
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  15. g.michael

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    Another data point in the “Should I size down a half size for the Van last” debate.

    New Brooks Brothers cordovan unlined LHS (Van last) on the left. Alden full strap cordovan (Aberdeen last) on the right. Both size 11B. I lined them up evenly and as you can see, the Van is a hair shorter and has a narrower heel than the Aberdeen full strap. The LHS width feels and looks narrower as well. I could size down in the full strap to 10.5C and be okay. No way could I do it with the LHS (tried it).

    Interesting thing on the color--I have worn the full strap about a dozen times (lightly—you can still see the outline of the “Shell Cordovan” stamp on the bottom of the sole) but you can see how the Color 8 has lightened up—the vamp shows the color shade in the pic but the entire shoe has lightened up to that shade. You can see it better in person. It looks awesome!:nodding:
     
  16. mcarthur

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    good question-i know it is not wrong sizing and my assumption in my case is that my feet have changed.
     
  17. mcarthur

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    always a good day for ravello, enjoy wearing
     
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  18. ghdvfddzgzdzg

    ghdvfddzgzdzg Well-Known Member

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    I was glad to read a few pages back about the barrie shell chukka fit issue--I was beginning to think my feet were just weird. Turns out, it's the shoe. Good to know, though it does make it hard to know what my Barrie size should be.
     
  19. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    cigar indy are looking very good, enjoy wearing
     
  20. mcarthur

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    they would work very well with suit oir khakis
     
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