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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. PhiPsi32

    PhiPsi32 Well-Known Member

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    Is that the Modified last?

    You can certainly change the laces. I did on my black calf NSTs. And they work very well for casual wear, denim, chinos, dark cords. A big part of it is your comfort level. I only have two pair of black shoes, the NSTs and plain cap toes. SO I have no heart burn throwing on the NSTs with casual dress.
     
  2. Don L

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    Thank you Uncle. Very comfortable boot
     
  3. mcarthur

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    nephew,
    would you cut this down
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    Think of needing the E width as a useful limiter. "Shoot, no E width? Better skip it..." That does not always work for me though...



    And I agree with this.


    I like this. Missed noting them earlier.

    And, on the belt topic, Rancourt does shell belts in saddle and #8. They do a dark brown shell that I believe they dye in house (Bakes11771 has shell boots in this color and you can see his photos in the Rancourt thread). I imagine they could do a belt in that too. These are MTO with about a three week turnaround when I ordered. I suppose the color or finish won't be likely to match Alden exactly, but then it seems Alden doesn't frequently match itself for color and finish.
     
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  6. kwhitelaw

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    truthfully, I would.. not a fan of the buckle, and wouldnt have a problem sizing down if I could not find my size
    good to know, thank you for the heads up. researching now
     
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    i appreciate the feedback. i most likely would get more use out of the cap toe than the plain toe post-wedding. although i do not have to wear these in a business setting, so we're talking a couple of times a year where i would like to have a cap-toe bal. which is an argument for the cheaper AE Park Ave. right now my "dress" shoe is a pair of AE MCallisters that I found thrifting, just would like to get something special for the wedding, if the budget allows
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    and while that offering from leather soul on the plaza last looks awesome, i would prefer a calf make-up in this instance. both in terms of cost and i like the way black calf looks.
     
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    Nothing wrong with the PA ........
     
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    I have the Color #8 shell cordovan belt from Rancourt and thought that I would chime in that the color is much lighter than Alden's color #8, at least initially. I have had mine for about a year and it has been worn nearly every day since then (except on those rare occasions I need a black belt) and the color hasn't faded too much. I would imagine that when my shoes fade a bit more eventually the colors will match up. When I first received the belt I had sort of wished it was a bit darker or more towards the purple spectrum of color #8 but it's grown on me and I have no complaints now. I would buy one from Rancourt all over again if I needed another belt.
     
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    I posted pictures of these a few pages back. Purchased in the fall and wear them all the time. Great color and surprisingly flexible leather boot. I think the All Weather Walker is made from the same leather. Maybe others can chime in on their experiences.
     
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    I make the rounds at all the Alden shops every so often just for S+G's asking for shell belts....often I hear a sigh at the end of the phone. Honestly, I don't think anyone has a clue.
    The best bet for a shell (non-Alden) belt right now is Epaulet. I bought a saddle shell belt from them last month and love it. Not cheap though. If enough of us got together and asked Adele and Mike to have Carmina make a bunch of belts for SF members maybe they'll be interested?

    My 10 y.o #8 Alden belt is well loved and still looking great.
     
  13. sevenfoldtieguy

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    I was told by a major Alden retailer employee that he has literally never even seen a ravello belt. :D
     
  14. blue collar

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    Some (most) would call us the "more money than brains club"...even though I have no money.

    "Hi my name is ______ and i just spent $720 on shoes that I'm afraid to wear in the rain, that dont quite fit, that people think look like plastic, all becaue they are a rare color ..."

    :fistbump: at least there is a special page for people like us!!!
     
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  15. shaunw

    shaunw Well-Known Member

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    The Unionmade Kirkwood Cordovan Cap Toe Boot in Ravello 39623HC, I'm really digging these.........[​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
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  16. Don L

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    ^^^Man I'm bummed my order never made it for those. Absolutely killer [​IMG] ^^^

    First wear for my newly restored Black Calf NST's with new waterlock soles.

    [​IMG]
     
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    wow. just too nice.
     
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    Or, I propose:

    Hi, my name is ____________. I just spent $720 on a horse's a$$.


    J Gilbert's plaza last NST today. Picture color is a bit off, but the beauty of #8 comes through
    [​IMG]
     
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  19. tmw

    tmw Well-Known Member

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    Alden D.C cigar captoe Grant last[​IMG]
     
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  20. sazon

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    Cigar boot looking great. Almost looks like a color 8. Must have been a dark batch of cigar.
     
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