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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. mexicutioner

    mexicutioner Well-Known Member

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    that's how i feel about penny loafers such as the LHS. maybe when i'm 55, but not now. if i was going to get a loafer, i'd rather get something sleeker and less preppy.

    only possible exception i'd make on alden loafers would be these blue suede tassels, but i wonder if they'd look too feminine:

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  2. REguy

    REguy Well-Known Member

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    Yeah. Unfortunately, the natural blows the brown ones I got out of the water. I might have to do a switcharoo.
     
  3. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Well-Known Member

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    I personally love the tassel moc. From what I've read, most shoe connoissers view the tassel moc as Alden's most classic make up. The aberdeen fit is excellent and seems dressier than the LHS. Can be worn with a casual look as well as a suit. I've never been a loafer guy, but I'm a fan of the tassel moc.
     
  4. Papa Doble

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    If I had a mac-sized collection that might not be so ridiculous.
     
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  5. chipshot

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    Me = TTS 9.5D or 9.5E, low volume, ectomorph. Still trying to figure out this line ... LWB @ 9D if unlaced, I can slip my foot forward enough to put my index finger between my heel and the back of the shoe. Barrie Lasted. Is this right? Haven't worn a Blucher in some time.. like eons.....My LHS Lined is loose (heel slip) at 9D. But my BroBro Unlined LHS is a perfect fit, slightly snugger than the LHS Lined, w/ no heel slip. Wondering if anybody goes down a whole size in this line to get a perfect fit. Maybe I should order some 8.5D LHS's. Would kill for some feedback before I invest any more $$ in this line. Was looking at the Chukka #8 next.

    LHS Whiskey 9D
    LWB Whiskey 9D
    BB LHS Unlined 9D
    C&J for Ralph Lauren Marlow 9D (US)
    C&J for Ralph Lauren Marlow Shortwing 9.5D (US) a little loose
    C&J for Ralph Lauren Tassel similar to the Arberden last 8.5D pretty tight
    C&J for Ralph Lauren PTB (beautiful PTB) 9.5D great fit
     
  6. zazaza

    zazaza Well-Known Member

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    While I may give a sight edge to the natural, I think both look great. I really like how cmxl relaxes what I've always felt was a more formal shoe.
    (formal relative to a LHS/penny)
     
  7. Michigan Planner

    Michigan Planner Well-Known Member

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    I am not generally a loafer kind of guy but I scored a great deal on a pair of ravello tassel loafers on eBay this summer. They look great sitting in my closet but I have yet to actually wear them. Maybe I'll break them out tomorrow...

    However, I would not hesitate to rock those blue suede tassel loafers that the Mexicutioner posted up.
     
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  8. stevent

    stevent Well-Known Member

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    Relieved this happened. Have been kicking myself for not getting in this preorder. Condolences to those we were in it


    Like others posted, all have captoe boots. SkyValet also has some and european retailers get them every once in a while (Frans Boon, shoes&shirts, Bureau, TBS, etc)
     
  9. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Well-Known Member

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    Mine arrived yesterday, also in 9.5D. I was able to get in on the 25% off sale. :slayer:
     
  10. sqroot3

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    you sure the heel slip won't go away once the sole is broken in?
     
  11. Kashiwa

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    Couple of newly arrived chukkas at Unionmade.


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  12. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Well-Known Member

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    Nice boots, particularly the brown. I personally don't do blue shoes or boots, but many on here do. To each their own. Unionmade usually has a few nice offerings.
     
  13. Michigan Planner

    Michigan Planner Well-Known Member

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    I'm not a big fan of straps and buckles on my shoes and boots those brown monk strap chukkas are pretty cool.
     
  14. imolazhp_ci

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    those are the exact ones that i have. they're definitely on the side of dandy, but they are amazing. definitely not any every day shoe. not by any stretch.
     
  15. wigglr

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    Beautiful day here in New England. Except on my campus, they decide to water the sidewalks.

    Doesn't bode well for my leather soles
     
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  16. g.michael

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    They are pretty well broken in. It has decreased but is still bothersome in the right shoe, even with a tongue pad. Left is okay (left foot is slightly bigger). Sizing down a half size cured the heel slip but the narrow Aberdeen toe box pinched the crap out of my toes in the shorter length. Sizing down and going wider was too loose in both shoes. A shame as I really like that loafer style (full strap).

    Thanks for all the responses everyone. I like the tassels but a little on the fence as they just seem a little dressier than the full strap.
     
  17. g.michael

    g.michael Well-Known Member

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    ^^also, the main culprit, as discussed on here before, is the relatively wide heel in the Aberdeen last. It's a little disproportional given the narrow toe box.
     
  18. speekez

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    moar george boot
     
  19. Papa Doble

    Papa Doble Well-Known Member

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    How about a #8 or cigar, plain or cap toe high boot? Not quite as versatile, or would you rank it alongside the chukka?
     
  20. mr chorizo

    mr chorizo Well-Known Member

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    i don't ever see myself rocking the george boot, but there is something about that make up that is pretty appealing.

    would love to see pics in the wild when they surface
     
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