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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. Dbear

    Dbear Well-Known Member

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    its not uncommon for people to wear the wrong sized shoe and it's also not uncommon to be sized incorrectly at a store either
     
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    Thank you for sharing your experience. That pair looks great, I saw these on a 2nds list not too long ago had no idea they were unlined (I preferred unlined on many of the models I would wear casually).
     
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    The LHS is one of the most versatile shoes you can buy. If you only bought those and a pair of PTBs you'd be set. Unless your @tifosi and like to look down at stitching on your toes.

    **Those shies above are Whiskey & Cigar and even less versatile than #8**
     
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    Thanks all for your advice ands pics.
     
  5. Bakes11771

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    Tassels, mid-calf socks, pleated shorts...
     
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    Sounds like a great experience. I agree about the Modified being the most comfortable last and once I zeroed in on my proper size, each pair if had (an NST and a PTB) fit like a glove. However, I just couldn't get over the look of the shape of the shoes and parted ways with them. I'm one of those folks who actually fines the "bloobiness" of the Barrie last aesthetically appealing.

    That being said, if I am ever in Paris, I still plan to check out Anotomica.
     
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    I believe that look works best while sitting in a lawn chair under the carport at a condo in a golf community in South Florida.
     
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    That does seem quite hard to pull off...
     
  10. tampatravel

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    My goodness...after sending my BB PTB Alden #8 shoes in to be recrafted on Jan 16th...they have charged my CC today $159.

    Tomorrow would be the 6th week they've actually had the shoes. So, it looks like they're running about 7 weeks foot to foot *or door to door* in case anyone was wondering.
     
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    yep! just squeezed a tiny bit of juice on the stain and let it sit for 10 mins and then dobbed it with warm water
     
  12. NYDRH

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    Did you garnish with rock salt and a lime? Only joking.............glad that worked out for you, I will keep that tip in my back pocket, no doubt Ill be using it sooner than later.
     
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    Can't get over how well it worked.....here's a pic of me wearing them today.
     
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    definitely, being only a few days old it really pissed me off so I'm glad it worked out pretty well.
     
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    smh [​IMG]

    our loafers and shorts posts remind me of an interesting article that popped up a year ago regarding why men should never wear shorts in public. i found patients debated this issue back and forth for weeks.

    for me, I like the unlined chukka or the unlined suede lhs for shorts. maybe a white buck or suede lwb if you're dressing up the shorts.
     
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    Wanted to get opinions of the group on a better unlined tan suede summer shoe. I'm thinking with pants or shorts, and socks optional. Versatility is key. I can't get both. Pics from Unionmade.

    1. Chukka
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    2. Dover
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    Taking my "new to me" CXL PTB out for their first spin.


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    +1 by a longshot.
     
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