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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. Agravic

    Agravic Active Member

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    Music to my ears!

    I like 'low maintenance', and plan to use these boots as my 'daily drivers'.

    Shell No.8 wingtips for nicer weather days.

    Question : I have the 405 classic and the 404 kudu right now, with a pair of shell color 8 wingtips on the way.
    Would it be redundant to get color 8 Tankers next, or should I try something different?
    Open to suggestions here.
     
  2. budapest12

    budapest12 Well-Known Member

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    Get whatever you like. Tankers are not at all redundant (nothing is here you will soon see) and in my opinion one of the styles Alden does best. Probably why I have 3 pairs of them...
     
  3. makewayhomer

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    Sadly gave up on my LHS. Just didn't feel like a long painful break in period. For posterity though I've snapped a pic, which includes my AE Kenwood Brown Shell loafers (love these, but they are pretty casual/chunky), the Alden suede LHS, and John Lobb Vigo which I recently picked up. The Lobb fit well so I'm keeping those. Nice and sleeker/tighter looking as well which is a nice contrast to the Kenwood

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    Direct from Horween, when they do their one piece shell belts. One piece shell belts are quite rare. They are expensive ($400-ish as I recall), but well worth it. :nodding:
     
  5. csmitty

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    Quote:Those Aldens def. look to be Copley last, which I found tends to run more TTS, I tried some in my Van last size and were way to tight on the strap.
     
  6. tifosi

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    #schooled @BenLeaman
     
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    I was :embar:
     
  8. bkotsko

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    Maybe schooled, but the color on his 4060's is top notch.
     
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    Can't argue with that.
     
  10. JSO1

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    Whiskey (PTB) Wednesday.

    Indoors, and out.

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  11. mdubs

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    Looking great in your Whiskey PTBs.

    -Mike
     
  12. JSO1

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    Thanks, Mike. Your chukka choice inspired me / reminded me of the day of the week...

    Also, I really want some Whiskey LWBs or WT boots, but they're basically a pipe dream these days. A guy in HK has a pair of WT boots in 8E on the 379X last (I take 8D but these would work with boot socks surely) with a pull tab, but wants like $1500 USD for them. Crazy. It also seems like since Alden got a batch of whiskey in not too long ago, that they probably don't have another coming anytime soon. They better get some Ravello ASAP, it's been a long time.
     
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    Looking good in a classic!
     
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    Enjoying some fall sunshine in my new (to me) #8 LHS
     
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    mdubs Well-Known Member

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    Looking great in your Color #8 LHSes! :)

    -Mike
     
  16. MrDV

    MrDV Well-Known Member

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    great looking boots and daring combo.
    i had a chance to see mike's cigar bals when new, the code number may say cigar, but i call bs (brilliant shell).
    i cant believe how nice these are. solid don.
    let me guess, cigar again...
    great chukkas dubs.
    great boots, love the direct sunlight.
     
  17. LittleViti

    LittleViti Well-Known Member

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    And now that I have the full-spectrum covered, I suppose it's a fitting time for a Color 8 family photo:

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    JCrew PCT, TSM 9070 Bal captoe, 974, 986
    (W/ Alden DC belt and Hodinkee strap)
     
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  18. AndyC

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    4060s on the way from AoM. Couldn't resist after the pics and discussion!
     
  19. JSO1

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    I asked about one-piece shell belts when I was at Horween in May. Nick said that they get only a handful of shells each year that can be made into one piece belts (the shells have to be cleanly joined at the middle), and that when they do make them into belts, they sell out in a minute or two...

    Thanks! It didn't feel that daring, certainly not as much as those awesome plaid trousers you have - are those from Epaulet?

    Fantastic family photo! Need to get a 974...
     
  20. mdubs

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    Superb collection LV! :)

    -Mike
     
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