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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. 0waterbouys

    0waterbouys Well-Known Member

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    Living in the NW as well I wonder how many people wear their shells in the rain. I try to avoid it by checking the weather fairly regularly but that isn't always the best help.
     
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    doh...I guess I'm clueless sometimes. I had assumed they were in Carmel (as in near Monterey, CA). And there's not that much rain there; at least not like in the NW. It all makes sense now. Thanks.
     
  3. BootSpell

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    Sorry to repost this but I didn't get any feedback because I think it was in the middle of a couple of huge debates in the thread. Does anyone have any input on the above?
     
  4. cyc wid it

    cyc wid it Well-Known Member

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    Thought that was J. Gilbert?
     
  5. El Argentino

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    Bloody. Half size bigger would be MINE
     
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  6. sevenfoldtieguy

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    I personally consider Chromexcel to be for casual purposes only. Perhaps others see things differently ...
     
  7. mexicutioner

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    i've never tried to get scuffs out of chromexcel, so i can't comment on that. however, i do have a pair of the leathersoul brown chromexcel wingtip boots, and they are very much casual. same with natural CXL shoes i've seen: definitely not as dressy-looking as calf or shell. this is my own opinion of course, YMMV.
     
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  8. HorseHide

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    Near perfect day here in Chicago. Drove by the Elston/Ashland intersection (the location of the Horween plant for the infidels* out there).

    My window was down and their windows were open - aromatic, to say the least (based on the smell, I'm thinking Ravello...)





    *any one that isn't a true believer in all things Horween
     
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  9. zippyh

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    Actually, AoC is based in Sequim WA, across Puget Sound.
    They're in the Olympic Mtns rain shadow and get very little rain especially when compared to Seattle.

    I don't think twice about wearing my cordovans in the rain.
    What I do think about is the sole material and if I know I'll be walking in the wet, I wear something other than leather sole.
     
  10. Man with Apple

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    Thanks for the clarification. I see you are from Seattle-ish. I was up in Seattle a few weeks back with my wife and we enjoyed ourselves. Much thanks to forum member 100yrs for some good shopping/dining suggestions.
     
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  11. Alcibiades

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    It was rainy here in NYC today, I wore my cigar PTBs on crepe from Winn Perry (acquired from forum member interlockingny)
     
  12. blue collar

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    We're in the same boat! :fistbump:
     
  13. mcarthur

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    ravello medallion cap toe
    argyles otc
     
  14. Alcibiades

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    What's the best way to bar lace a 5 eyelet shoe (like the shortwings)?
     
  15. zippyh

    zippyh Well-Known Member

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    Any chance to trot out that odd rain shadow fact about Sequim.
    To the rest of the world, AoC is more or less in Seattle though.

    If I didn't wear it when it rains, it would severely cut down the number of day I'd wear shell.
    Hope you got some good weather while you were here. Weather has really sucked the past couple weeks.
     
  16. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    overshoes solve this matter
     
  17. 0waterbouys

    0waterbouys Well-Known Member

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    I find that overshoes look silly though. If Im going to work and its rainy I just carry my shell in a bag and change once I'm inside. If we're talking going out and it's raining (kind of impossible to avoid in Portland) I just don't wear shell. I feel like a goof when wearing overshoes.
     
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  18. Man with Apple

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    We got fantastic weather. It was in the high 60's, low 70's while we were there. Got chance to watch the Angels beat the Mariners (we are big Angels fans) while we were up there too. Best stop for food was certainly Matt's in the Market. Also had a chance to stop by JGilbert. Yenni is great. The rest of their staff is really kind and helpful as well. Although there were no Alden offerings I was interested in, my wife and I each picked up some Lucchese boots.
     
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    Alden "Milkshake" Suede Indy Boot, made exclusively for Epaulet. Just arrived today. Pics came out a bit whiter that the actual color, which is more gray/taupe, similar tones to the lace colors.

    Gorgeous boot. I'm gonna kill the first person to accidentally kick, bump, step on, swipe, splash, brush, nick, tap, or even breathe on my foot.
     
  20. Roguls

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    ^ Just in time for Gatsby.
     
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