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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. phototristan

    phototristan Well-Known Member

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    Really like the brass eyelets on these. Is this Ravello? Where from?
     
  2. kwhitelaw

    kwhitelaw Well-Known Member

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    ^^^

    likely jcrew
     
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    sazon Well-Known Member

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    ^mediahound : Thank you.

    Yes, Ravello. Special make-up for the J. Crew Ludlow Shop.

    I know many here don't dig the brass eyelets, but I love them as well.
     
  4. phototristan

    phototristan Well-Known Member

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    Looks cool to me.

    A bit off-topic, is the Ludlow suit worth it? I need a new Navy suit.
     
  5. CalceoAdamator

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    Yes... indeed I have... actually with any Alden boot... I have decided to wear thicker socks (until they break in) to avoid the chaffing and soreness...
     
  6. Don L

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    Ravello NST today
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  7. BeSpiffington

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    First things first. Put your name on a list or tell whomever is "the guy" to talk to that you definitely want a pair of color #8 Alden x J Crew cap toe boots. Next get some LWB's, preferably in #8 shell cordovan, or anything that strikes your fancy. Most importantly get the right fit. Try on everything in every size. I'm not kidding! Good luck.
     
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    I would agree. #8 captoe boots will work well with so many wardrobe choices. As will #8LWBs.

    Get those basics down and then you can have some fun with suede or exotics.
     
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    The Ludlow suit is a marketing strategy using fashion models photographed by professionals. You obviously appreciate and spend good money on your footwear. Unless you want to look like a grown man still wearing the same suit he wore to his senior prom don't do it. J Crew ready-to-wear is extremely over priced and not of good quality. Ask yourself if you want to look like a guy who dates girls, or a gentleman who accompanies woman? Get a nice two-piece navy blue suit to start with. I wear Brooks Brothers Golden Fleece Madison wool suits because I can walk into a 43R, and they're made in America. Old school ya know. Just like we shop and research cool shoes you can do the same with suits. Look good feel good I say.
     
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    Sweeet!
     
  11. phototristan

    phototristan Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, good to know.

    I haven't been suit shopping in about 6 years. The last one I bought is a Paul Smith black suit which I like a lot.
     
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    ^Epaulet does separates really nicely and they have a few pieces in basic colors that are intended to be combined into a suit. If you haven't considered them, you might. They can also do some basic MTO sizing adjustments as well. Also American made.
     
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    ^ Great suggestion Frank. With Epaulet your talking about going from fashion to "style".
     
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    I'd quickly second Epualet MTO suiting. Fantastic offerings.

    EDIT: Will also utilize this here post for the latest in a series of photographs. I call this "Last Day of the Year for Indy Boots"

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  15. phototristan

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    Sounds cool. If I was in NY (I'm in SF), I'd definitely pay them a visit but am a bit leary of buying suiting without having first tried it on.
     
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    Headed out to SF within the next week or two. Looking forward to some shopping out there
     
  17. phototristan

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    The SF Alden shop rocks. Uniqlo for some socks too.
     
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    Thanks. You are liking the uniqlo socks? Which ones?

    Probably try and hit a few places for denim. I like raw denim and SF has some cool options
     
  19. phototristan

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    Yes, liking the Uniqlo socks quite a bit. They have an entire wall of different colors/patterns (downstairs, basement level). I bought some of the regular ones 4 for $9.90 as well as some of the premium 'Pima' ones 3 for $9.90. It hasn't been long enough for me to tell how long they will last but the premium ones feel a bit nicer although they are all quite nice.
     
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    I can't stand those guys at the tannery and they have never had my size (10.5D) in a shell shoe or boot.

    Cool store downstairs. I assume its different ownership/management?
     
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