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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. wigglr

    wigglr Well-Known Member

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    I am a bit new to shoes but I have grown very, very fond of Aldens. I have some cigar LWBs and just bought the 403. I always hear that color 8 is the most versatile, but I don't own color 8 nor can I see that being true (through my novice eyes). I am a college student, who typically wears dark denim/chinos/button downs. Does it still work so well for my situation?
     
  2. thebeebs

    thebeebs Well-Known Member

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    Yes absolutely. Color 8 matches just about everything, with the possible exception of black pants, though I've been known to wear them with black slacks given the right outfit. You can wear Color 8 with denim, grays, navys, olives, khakis, earth tones, you name it.
     
  3. wigglr

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    Hm, I considering I own the cigar and Indy, do you think a color 8 option is a good choice? I'm trying to feed my budding shoe addiction here :p
     
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    wigglr Well-Known Member

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    And, where are my manners, thank you very much for your response!!!
     
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    Color 8 matches well with everything, but for me I've never been a fan of burgundy. Got the 975s as well as the lhs in #8 and ended up selling both as I didn't find the color pleasant. What area do you go to school? Personally I think ravello or C&J brown would be a better fit. Didn't see anybody wearing any burgundy in college ever.
     
  6. wigglr

    wigglr Well-Known Member

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    I go to school in MA
     
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    There is a bit more #8 then, I guess get what you like, all Alden colors will match pretty well and be useful for you if you're building up a collection
     
  8. wigglr

    wigglr Well-Known Member

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    I think it would fit in given the location, too. I'm a huge fan of Alden. Sadly, my wallet isn't. Anybody want a dog? JK he's awesome, coulnd't do that
     
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    I remember your post. Did you ever get that issue fixed?

    Also I ordered half a size down from my Grant size. Fit is quite similar with the color 8 Indy a tad bit roomier.
     
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    Color 8 matches everything cigar does...but color 8 also goes with charcoal.
     
  11. thebeebs

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    Cigar is a great color, and one of my favorites, but the continuum of what matches with it is only a subset of that which matches Color 8. Don't get me wrong - cigar has a ton of versatility, more than most colors out there, but not quite to the extent of color 8. The Indy, as you know, describes a boot, not a color, so not sure if it's a relevant factor.

    Since you're on a budget, my recommendation would be to get either the LWB of PTB in color 8, and then build the collection from there. Trade the dog in for some horsehide [​IMG]
     
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    Haha :)

    Yup I meant cigar LWB, sorry! It's so beautiful. I saw all these pictures up here and I had to have it.
     
  13. heterophilous

    heterophilous Well-Known Member

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    one other retailer that carries aldens besides nro, tannery, j. crew, and barney's is mr. sid's in newton . . . similar stock to tannery and nro, but there's lots of other stuff in the suiting / apparel section that makes a visit worthwhile . . .
     
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    Somebody should sell me size 10.5 or 11 D (or E) Barrie-lasted Alden shoes. Anyone?
     
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    phototristan Well-Known Member

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    Worth a re-viewing from time to time:

    [VIDEO][/VIDEO]
     
  16. wigglr

    wigglr Well-Known Member

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    Leydon last is TTS unlike barrie and trubalance, correct?

    Thanks for the video!
     
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    some find that the Leydon is slightly narrower than TTS. I wear 12B Barrie but need to size up to 12.5C for Leydon. Best to try a pair on first if possible.
     
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    Yes it is. Although it is said to be one of the narrower lasts.
    Oops, 10 minutes late.
     
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    I always thought the reason why #8 is said to be so versitile is because it goes with both grey and blue, particulaly when talking about dress shoes and suits.

    I understand that it is said to go with almost anything, but I see where you are coming from. For example, I personally could never wear it with red, orange or yellow. Just doesn't look right to my eyes.
     
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    wigglr Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for your input. Btw, which boots are in your avatar?
     
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