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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. AldenLuver

    AldenLuver Well-Known Member

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    My daughter and I enjoyed watching. Thanks...
     
  2. sevenfoldtieguy

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    Great story - cinnamon roll ..... I laughed out loud. The presentation of that ridiculous entree must have been a sight to behold. Certainly dad's first reaction - even if only in his head - was "WTF?" As for the shoes in question, the coupling of the shells on the loafer is mostly benign; on the blucher, I personally find the the color contrast a bit too loud. However, beauty's in the eye of the beholder ....
     
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    I liked the big vat marked "butt liquor" and the thwap sounds the scrap pieces made when they tossed them in the bin.
     
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    I am sure it is Not an issue but has anyone flown International and had issues with the metal shank with security? Haven't actually worn Alden while flying overseas.
     
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    nope, flown with aldens all the time. it is a non issue. The shoes pass through the conveyer belt scan system safely 100%

     
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    I'd be more interested if the steel shank will set off the metal detectors say in the Precheck line.
     
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    Airport security is weird. Last thing I need is some guard thinking the shank is some metal knife embedded in my shoe and pry the sole apart.

    I remember coming back from a conference is Mexico and while in Mexico City (before returning to US soil), security held me up, took a small canister, pulled out a damp looking piece of cloth, wiped my shoes with the cloth, then placed it back in the canister before telling me to leave. I still don't know what it was for. I doubt it was complementary Reno treatment...
     
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    Thanks and sorry to hear about the scratch on your PTB. I like the look of lighter laces on whiskey and it's a nice subtle change.
     
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    Yeah not an issue for me. Went through a small Spanish airport as well with shoes on though and they did set off the machine
     
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    Interesting ...

    I tell myself the same thing everytime I wear my whiskey chukkas - which, incidentally, I did yesterday.

    I really like whiskey, but I must admit I find it the least versatile of the exotic shell colors - by far.
     
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    Cross-post from the Epaulet thread.

    Wore my color #8 cap-toe cordovan boots to a job interview on Monday with my recently tailored Epaulet rivet chino service pants.

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    Ultimate saddle shoes. Really nice. Enjoy them.
     
  14. SuitedDx

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    Thanks uncle. Ravello LWB today (with and without sun): [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    I hate seeing all the Ravello pics while waiting for the Day Tripper's... What a gorgeous color.
     
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    You and me both... still waiting for the Day Trippers :happy:
     
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    You in on the last pre-order? I'm confident our time will come sooner than you think.
     
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    I think I was in the one from fall of last year. Can't really remember. I do know it was some time ago. The Day Trippers, Whiskey LWB, and Whiskey wing tip boot on the Plaza... I overdid the pre-orders the past 9 months.
     
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    These were done by Hummingbird's Hill, a small boutique in the Ebisu neighborhood of Tokyo. They have a fair sized collection of about 20 or so different Alden makeups, with more than 90% on the Modified last. Also carry some very flamboyant Tricker's makeups.

    http://hbhs.jugem.jp/?cid=6
     
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    Thanks. Glad to hear your happy with the water resistance of the "reverse chamois". Just for clarification, the photo I originally posted was of an oiled chamois LWB. I'm not sure if reverse chamois and chamois offer the same degree of water resistance?

    Any other thoughts on the water resistance of chamois, reverse chamois and Kudu?

    Chamois LWB

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    Reverse Chamois WT Boot

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    Kudu LWB

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