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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. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    you should consider both tassels and full straps to round out your loafer wardrobe
     
  2. Man with Apple

    Man with Apple Well-Known Member

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    Mac, it is nice to see you back and posting on the forum. I am sure I speak for many by saying you bring civility and a gentlemanly quality to the forum which is missed when you are not around.
     
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  3. Yokj

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    +1

    and my new whiskey in the sun

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  4. Dr. D

    Dr. D Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Mac-
    I have not been lucky in finding a good fit on the aberdeen last so I have been reluctant to go with the full straps or the tassels. Plus my lovely wife has threatened me with great bodily harm if I ever attempt to wear tassels - she absolutely despises them (mostly because her father wears them).
     
  5. stevent

    stevent Well-Known Member

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    10 Aldens

    403 or LS Ultimate Indy

    Black Shell Captoe boot
    Black LWB

    Ravello Plaintoe boot
    Ravello Wingtip Boot
    Ravello LWB
    Ravello Captoe boot

    Color 4 Wingtip Boot

    Cigar LWB
    Cigar Captoe boot
     
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  6. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    nephew,
    thank you
     
  7. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    the aberdeen last is the most difficult last that alden uses. if it does not work for you then you have good reason to avoid the tassel
     
  8. Papa Doble

    Papa Doble Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Uncle.

    Here's a better picture, post-brushing tonight. The lighting is unfortunately low, but the color is much closer to their true color.

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  9. Burton

    Burton Well-Known Member

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    I love the tassel but struggle with the Aberdden -- perhaps someday we shall see a shell tassel on another last.
     
  10. adamha21

    adamha21 Well-Known Member

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    Damn..... those Unionmade boots. I had to place an order. That Ravello...
     
  11. grendel

    grendel Well-Known Member

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    Nope. Got our first dusting over the weekend, but nothing stuck. It's coming, though.
     
  12. DCwaxedLWB

    DCwaxedLWB Member

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    I'm sorry, I can't wait. I need ravello! All these pictures are driving me crazy! I'm on the Alden DC wait list for chukkas, but could be eight months. The world could end! Anyone know who is selling LWBs in 7.5D? AoC has one, but with crepe soles.

    My 10:

    Cigar tankers
    #4 captoe boots
    black PTBs

    Cigar LWBs
    Ravello LWBs
    Context Roy boots

    Whiskey chukkas
    Whiskey NSTs
    Ravello LHS
    #8 LHS
     
  13. interlockingny

    interlockingny Well-Known Member

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    Yea, they look great. Got the 9.5?
     
  14. private eyes

    private eyes Well-Known Member

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    hey guys, what do you think of my special order 403 indy ? I like the feel of the wide width , so i sold my D width. The shop gave me some Alden cedar shoe horns for free

    Oh, I ordered them in black 7.5E too [​IMG]


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  15. adamha21

    adamha21 Well-Known Member

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    Nope, I have big feet. 11.
     
  16. Papa Doble

    Papa Doble Well-Known Member

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    Black shell no brogue balmoral cap toe

    #8 LWB
    Cigar NST
    Ravello PTB
    Whiskey SWB (has this has ever existed?)

    #8 NST boot, commando sole
    Cigar cap toe boot
    Dark brown suede chukka boot

    #8 LHS
    Snuff suede LHS
     
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  17. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Well-Known Member

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    That has not been my experience at all. I really like the Aberdeen. I find the Leydon last miserable in comparison. But we all have different feet ...
     
  18. arrow

    arrow Well-Known Member

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    Went into Unionmade thinking that I had my mind set on the Ravello Cap toe (after waiting for months) but picked these up instead...

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    Pebble Grain Chukka with Commando Sole

    Someone out there is enjoying the 9D Ravello that I gave up. I actually find myself wearing the Alden Chukka models more than the boots.
     
  19. Shawl Lapel

    Shawl Lapel Well-Known Member

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    Newb question! I'm looking at the J Crew #8 cap toe boots ($645) or the #8 cap toes from The Shoe Mart ($677). Is the main difference (other than the lasts) the fact that one is all eyelets and the other is eyelets and speedhooks? In the pictures the J Crew version looks "squattier" though it might just be the angle, are both boots the same height? This will be my first shell boot and I'm just trying to pick between the two. Thanks :slayer:
     
  20. dddrees

    dddrees Well-Known Member

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    I know what you mean the picture from J Crew makes the Boot look a lot different than TSM. However I have the WT Color #8 Boot from TSM and the Cap Toe Color #8 from J Crew and both boots are the same size.


    It's just the picture, nothing more nothing less.
     
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