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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. tifosi

    tifosi Well-Known Member

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    Are they Style #2145? TheShoeMart says they can be shipped from the Alden warehouse. I thought JGilbert had them, too.
     
  2. Don L

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    These are the Epaulet variant they call the Alt Wein. Sold out but they are supposed to be a restock at some point.
     
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    Oh, OK. What is the diff from the stock model? Last?
     
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    Certainly not a hard and fast rule. However...even if we stay the same weight I think some collapsing of the arch happens as we age. It may not be enough to cause your shoe size to change, they will be a little tighter...specially when new. As I grow older my feet seem to be a little more sensitive to tightness, specially on the Cubold which is the curved bone that sticks out on the side of your foot.

    See Ya,
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    Weight gained in one's 30s is fairly easy to lose with diet and working out. Weight gained in one's 40s or older, seems impossible! Keep those good habits going friends...
     
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  8. tifosi

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    I'm with you RTP. I would prefer them on the Aberdeen as well.
     
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    The Aberdeen presents a much better Dress shoe but the Alt Wein style or Budapester is a beefy beast on double leather sole with a light/antique edge and a nice casual alternative I find more versatile for my wardrobe. 2145's are an Alden classic style
     
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    Model 2145 is emblematic of the fact that Alden's best designs are their under-appreciated stock models.
     
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    Well said sir.......and I have to give credit to RTPs photo skills in bringing this model to my attention as I had definitely overlooked it in the past. That last photo really does it justice.
     
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    Anybody know where I can pick these up, or at least give me the model? I can not seem to find any info on them.
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    Seems to be a special make up for a Russian shop. http://shop.fott.ru/catalog/product/Alden.86047H/
     
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    ^^ Wow that was quick!
     
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    ^ funny that they refer to it as an Indy boot. i guess the russians have a different definition of Indy...
     
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    And those are just mine. Many have been posted by others as well. But you do have a point. Only a small portion of the pics in this thread are bals.

    Not sure if that is the reason, but your theory demonstrates sound logic.
     
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    My black punch captoe balmoral and my color 8 balmoral wingtips (Brooks Brothers) are two of my most worn pairs. I also have cigar bal captoes that get a good amount of wear (less so recently with the weather... maybe i'll wear them tomorrow).
     
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    ^ the #8 BB wingtip is awesome.

    Rtp, love the 2145. Very nice I love #8
     
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