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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. blue collar

    blue collar Well-Known Member

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    Every man needs at least one great boot. Your j.crew or the 4060 would be my pick. Don't over think it; don't trade them for another blucher.
     
  2. Alcibiades

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    ReppTie, Alden's cap toe boots are some of their best offerings... I think captoe boots fit well across a variety of different outfits (casual and more formal) and would be a great addition to your collection (if I recall correctly, your collection consists mainly of longwings).
     
  3. SuitedDx

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    Uncle, very dapper.
     
  4. Todd V

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    Peronsally, the 4060 grant captoe in #8 is my one boot, though if I could have gotten the perf or even a medallion, I would have.
     
  5. mr chorizo

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    thanks! yup momos, BOM003 from blue owl
     
  6. Papa Doble

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    I got these during the sale (sorry dude) and I think I'll keep them. While not quite as sleek as cap toe boots on the Grant or Plaza, to me they appear sleeker than some other Barrie lasted shoes -- maybe due to the cap toe? I might prefer a commando sole, but I think I'll just wear them until they need a resole and reassess at that point. Enjoy wearing if you decide to keep them.
     
  7. Don L

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    Whiskey gunboats today

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  8. sevenfoldtieguy

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    So much of it comes down to one's intended uses. The captoe boot on the grant, leather sole, is, IMO, probably the dressiest boot Alden makes. If a guy is looking for a dress boot, this is it. Can it be worn casually too? Most would say yes.

    Boots on the Barrie are nice (and I have many - chukkas, ravello captoe, etc.), but they aren't as dressy. Personally, I have enough dress shoes that I typically don't consider wearing a boot for more formal purposes (although it certainly can be pulled off, and even look quite nice). In light of all that, I like a boot that can be worn with everything from business casual to denim. My color 8 boots on the plaza (NST and WT), commando sole, fit the bill quite nicely. I like them both, but I'd give a slight edge to the NST.

    So ... that's my long explanation for my short answer. :D
     
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  9. Al in Philly

    Al in Philly Well-Known Member

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    If I were to get a second boot I would want to get the NST/Plaza/Commando model. Preferably in cigar. If nothing else, just to have some variety. I wouldn't want to have two cap toe models, especially if the difference is slight punching along the cap seam.

    I would want them to look different and serve different purposes (eg commando sole).
     
  10. Chaos_Cow

    Chaos_Cow Well-Known Member

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    Color 8 Plaza captoe really is the one boot (t-shirts, button-downs, jeans, chinos, suits), though I would also accept Modified as an answer...

    But is it a 2, 3, or 4 boot? Maybe, maybe not - there are a lot of fair responses. I don't personally own one, but I own other shoes so I don't need a oneshoe.

    But as a oneboot I don't think it can be beat.
     
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  11. Coldsnap

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    man wait for march on these J Crew Indys is going to feel like forever
     
  12. shaunw

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    I think the "one boot" would vary significantly by person. I for example fall into the category of only wearing suits to weddings and funerals (in general) so I would give suits no consideration what so ever in my "one boot" since I'm in a suit once (maybe twice) in an average year. I guess I'm lucky at work too, business casual at best. I could wear jeans and indy's to work on any given day.

    For me, if I could just have one boot it would be plain toe boot, cigar shell, commando sole, barrie last, eyelets & speedhooks, this would get me though 95% of what I do on a work and personal level until june/july when it gets too hot for boots. same boot in color 8 would probably do the trick too.
     
  13. neutrino

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    I would abstain from such statements in a thread which has people waiting for their boots for like 2 years [​IMG]
     
  14. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    good looking boot, wear in good health
     
  15. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    nephew,
    thank you
     
  16. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    nephew,
    i like your gunboats
     
  17. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    ravello ptb
    argyles otc
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  18. ReppTiePrepster

    ReppTiePrepster Well-Known Member

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  19. BootSpell

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    I think the J.Crew #8 PCT boots on the Barrie look sleeker than my other Barries for mainly two reasons --- one, a flat welt and so the welt doesn't protrude as much as with a split-reverse welt, and two, the close heel. I used to prefer 360-degree welting for the visual symmetry but I'm leaning to close heels now as then the heel doesn't seem so humongous, at least for the Barrie and Trubalance shoes/boots.
     
  20. linafelt

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