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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. runningfrog

    runningfrog Well-Known Member

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    damn those cap toes are nice. i wish they had leather soles though...seems odd to have a cap toe boot with a chunky commando sole. i'm still holding on to my ravello brixton pre-order from epaulet (feb 2011)...

    enjoy wearing them today, it's nasty out there all around the bay area.
     
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    phototristan Well-Known Member

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    The only problem with them is that they tend to look a bit too orange/pumpkin like versus the CXL Indys which have a nicer shade to them.
     
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    ^ Yea, on barrie w/ commando sole doesn't scream sleek or dressy, but that's sort of the point. It can be paired with easily jeans, chinos and trousers. I also intend to wear it with suits (gasp). But I also wear my LWBs with suits (double gasp).

    Mother nature is giving me a free car wash today, but didn't stop me from taking them on maiden voyage. Don't intend on babying them. [​IMG]
     
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  4. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Well-Known Member

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    I find Alden's commando sole pretty low profile - it's not like a Red Wing Vibram lug sole. I've been surprised at how well the sole works with a lot of different models (Leffot's ravello PTB being a good example)
     
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    rainy day in the bay area. seemed like the perfect time to pull these out of the closet since i just had them topy'd. congrats to everyone who got the ravello captoes at unionmade. wish i had the funds available in the marital capital account. :embar:

    also: props to uncle mac for the method.

    [​IMG]
     
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  6. runningfrog

    runningfrog Well-Known Member

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    thanks for the rec, i was just thinking that i need a nicer boot to wear on wet days like today. c&j w/ dainite sounds like a good option.


    actually i meant the captoe is more dressy, so wearing them w/ a suit seems fine esp on days like today. barrie w/ commando seems about as chunky as you can get from alden. if i didn't have the ravello brixton on preorder, i probably would have bought the unionmade kirkwood last night since my size was still available.
     
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    Completely agree and don't find the need to dress them down because of the sole.
     
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    some great pics all around today fellas ! Congrats to all who got the ravello kirkwoods. can't wait to see the real life pix.

    everyone looking sharp!

    By people's shell lists its quite clear to see the addictive nature of the horse's rear-end.
     
  9. kwhitelaw

    kwhitelaw Well-Known Member

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    is anyone currently stocking cigar lwb on leather sole?
     
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    I wore my Black Plain Toe boots with commando sole at my wedding with my navy blue suit and they looked great- really shiny and nice looking in the pics. The wedding and reception were outside so it seemed appropriate.

    of course, I spent a good couple of hours shining them with several coats of elbow grease and just a hint of paste a few days before.
     
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    nephew,
    i am sorry to say that will not happen
     
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    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    nephew,
    good looking boot, wear in good health
     
  13. kwhitelaw

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    breaking in some day trippers. loving the color, creases set in perfectly [​IMG]


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    sazon Well-Known Member

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    Gorgeous.
    "I'm done" - famous last words.

    Just when I think I'm out, they pull me back in !
     
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    Modified last lovers, check my sig for a new pair of Natty CXL SWB from Moulded (8.5D).


    sorry for spamming.
     
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    Don L Well-Known Member

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    Love the patina those Ravello's are developing
     
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    Clearing my picture folder this morning and found these. I think I posted these long time ago. Just for fun, anyone cares to guess which models these were (the shoes, of course)? The prize will be the watches in the picture. ........................................................NOT.

    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Color 4 and black saddle from J Gilbert
    Black alpine grain and whiskey saddle, I'm not sure of the retailer
     
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    Not sure if it is me - but I did get the last 9D. If so, a hearty thank you. :nodding:

    Nice chukkas. I too like chukkas and have many.
     
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