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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. Bakes11771

    Bakes11771 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for clearing this up for me, gentlemen.
     
  2. 2doubleu

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    Really wish I jumped on these earlier... amazing what a good photo can do!
     
  3. 925

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    got my cigar indy from SF
    glad they came with oiled sole instead of Neo-Cork

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    and btw is there any chance i can get a pair of ravello boots in sz 7E (or 7.5 D)?
    either straight captoe, nst or ptb can do
     
  4. Todd V

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    I agree. The Tremont and single leather sole makes it much more "dressy" to me. But, the question is will I wear it to the office with a suit given the antique trim. I would just give in and go with the RL Marlow, but I've heard that is more on the "blobby" side of things. Is that true?
     
  5. sevenfoldtieguy

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    Marlow.
    http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/...819&origkw=marlow&kw=marlow&parentPage=search

    You'll have to judge for yourself. "Blobbiness" is relative.

    I personally have a difficult time wearing antique trimmed shoes with a suit. Others do it. I am fine with that. If the welt is darkened (which I have had done), then it is more doable IMO.

    I have no problem wearing the Marlow with a suit.
     
  6. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Well-Known Member

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    The shell indys on Alden SF's website do not come with the specs as listed. The specs as listed are for the other Indys shown. Always best to ask before ordering. Their currently offered Indy in color 8 comes on the barrie last with double waterloc soles, neither of which is mentioned on the website.
     
  7. neutrino

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    I'm not an expert by any means, but I have never seen a shell indy made up on a neo-cork sole.
     
  8. Alcibiades

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    The Marlow is a very interesting shoe - it is very heavy and thick and pretty wide fitting, which you would think would create a blobby shoe. However, the toebox tapers, which gives it more of a formal shape. Overall Marlows seem a lot less "blobby" than Barrie lasted longwings. They are closer to the Tremont IMO.
     
  9. dusttruffle

    dusttruffle Well-Known Member

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    same. would be interested in how common they are.
     
  10. phototristan

    phototristan Well-Known Member

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    I dig mine:



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    and: http://instagram.com/p/MN93qCODuy/

    The build quality is even better than Aldens (sacrilege!). I like them about the same as my Aldens.
     
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  11. Papa Doble

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    Awesome.
     
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    RL Marlow is definitely on the chunky side with its double leather sole, but it's wearable with a suit and the heavier profile makes it easier to wear with jeans in a more casual style. Marlow is less "blobby" in my eyes than Barrie.
     
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    Ive always liked this shoe it's made by c&j right? Do they source their shell from horween?
     
  14. Michigan Planner

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    Your best bet for finding a ravello boot in one of those sizes will be to find somebody doing a pre-order for them and waiting a year or two... or three. I wear similar sizes and have had no luck finding such a boot in stock anywhere for quite a while now (but I haven't really been trying all that hard). You might want to call a retailer like The Shoe Mart or one of the Alden specific stores and ask if they know of anything in the specs you are looking for coming down the pipeline and if you can be notified when they come in or place a deposit. Good luck!
     
  15. Alcibiades

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    If you don't mind chukka boots, I think those sizes are restocked somewat regularly by Alden NYC and The Shoe mart
     
  16. Alcibiades

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    Yes - Horween shell, manufactured by C&J
     
  17. phorm

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    C&J does source their shell from Horween. I haven't visually verified my Marlow bluchers or loafers, but my two pairs of unlined C&J Harvard loafers both have the Horween stamp visible on the inside of the shoe.
     
  18. Michigan Planner

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    I just received my Atoms yesterday and will break them in over the weekend. They do definitely look a bit more sleek than any of the similar shoes I have on the Barrie last. I'm anxious to have a chance to wear them.
     
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    You wouldn't be able to see a "Horween" stamp on the Marlows because they are lined, even the tongue.
     
  20. BeSpiffington

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    Risking even more sacrilege and the eternal rath of the high priests of the holy Alden faith what is it specifically about the Ralph Lauren cordovan wingtip that inspires even the most avid of shell admirers? I've only seen the shoes on someone else's feet. I own some Alden LWB's so I'm wondering what differences in build quality between the two shoes are people referring to? Are they worth the extra Benjamin and change more than some Alden cigar LWB's? And, at 850 bones that's only a half step away from a "G". If a guys cool with paying close to a $1K for one pair of shoes, and he doesn't have some kind of restrictive medical condition, why not go all the way and get made to order. Just axing a question.
     
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