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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. mdubs

    mdubs Well-Known Member

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    Ha! I agree. That's why they are my go-to travel shoes. :)



    Looking great in your Denim and Indys.



    I like the cleaner, newer look, but fortunately we are all entitled to our own opinions! :) Your regiment is much easier to execute.

    -Mike
     
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    I need to load up larger pictures. These are NSTs and yes they have darkened up quite a bit. Almost to a light shade of ravello.
     
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    @ATLVol: Thanks!
    @Smoothie1: Yes they are/were yours! I'm loving them... Most complimented shoe...
    @ Chipshot: Stopped into AofM to check on my 2 1/2 year wait for Whiskey LHS--still waiting, but they're hopeful. Yours are just great!
     
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    Looks great. Are you liking those a lot over the regular 403/405?
     
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    Thanks! Without a doubt! I love the darker welt and commando sole, which are not present on the 403/405.
     
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    Im really on the fence about hopping on the preorder list for the Navy CXL Greenwich boots from Leffot.

    Does anyone have any full wardrobe shots of these in the wild? I figure these would be almost exclusively a boot to wear with denim.

    Any thoughts?
     
  7. Papa Doble

    Papa Doble Well-Known Member

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    The snuff LHS is great, though I wish it had a tan antique edge/welt. Any thoughts on this?
     
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    TSM whiskey LHS

    Just got them off ebay. Worn but not terrible condition, very happy with them.
     
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  9. smoothie1

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    Whiskey shell ages the best! Ravello is good too, but its color change over time depends on the shade at the start.

    Color 8 and Cigar do not change enough, unless exposed to sunlight constantly.
     
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    Outstanding!
     
  11. RSR3

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    Great acquisition Ben!
     
  12. RSR3

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    Such a great shade of Cigar! Big fan of the Hampton lasted Balmorals.
     
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  13. mbrokerny

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    Need some SF advice-

    Im getting a pair of black boots with commando soles, should I go for calfskin or chromexcel?
     
  14. J One

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    To me CXL will show its age much faster than Calf but if you like that distressed look more, go with the CXL otherwise stick with calf for a more lasting newer look.
     
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    I'd choose calf over CXL. The extreme wrinkles/creases of CXL bothers me.
     
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    +1
     
  17. mbrokerny

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    Thanks I'll stick with the calf!
     
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    My wife and I are taking our first vacation together in about 5 years and that was my primary motivation for grabbing these. Airport gear and my first pair of Alden's that I will be comfortable wearing with shorts. Looking forward to the vacation even more after grabbing these. Thanks.



    Hey Papa. I'm not an expert on Alden welts/edges and I think there are a few variations of antique. To me, they're either black or antique. Using my simplified logic, these are definitely antique, though maybe not tan antique. They seem pretty close to my snuff LWB's.

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    For my intended use, the welt is perfect. Wouldn't change a thing.



    BL - those are amazing. We're pretty close in size so I wonder if they're the same pair I was watching for about a month. If so, they were an incredible pic given the price. I couldn't believe they lasted as long as they did. Congrats!
     
  19. zippyh

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    Ocho X Leffot again.
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