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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. nurktwin

    nurktwin Well-Known Member

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    What are the most versatile Alden shoes for business wear to the office.? I already have a captoe bal. Looking for other suggestions for "business casual" wear. Something that would look great with odd trousers but could be dressed up and worn with a suit as well. Thanks!
     
  2. NAMOR

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    start with color. what color do you have and what color do you want? what color pants/suits would you wear the new shoes with?
     
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  3. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    you have a lot of possibilities-
    ptb, lwb, wt, nst, tassels and full strap
     
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    Alden Plain Toe Blucher in Shell Cordovan. #8, Black, Ravello or Cigar would be the most versatile. I am not partial to the black and if I did I may go with calf for that. Barrie last can be had easily.

    Tom has done them in other lasts as well:

    http://leathersoulhawaii.com/2009/12/07/alden-shoes-a-classy-blucher/

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  5. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    ravello lwb
    argyles otc
     
  6. nurktwin

    nurktwin Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. Am looking for a burgundy color shoe that can go with charcoal, navy and tan slacks. Like the blucher suggestion. What are thoughts on Madison vs. Regent trousers from Brooks Brothers to go with the Alden blucher?
     
  7. Green Lantern

    Green Lantern Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful!!
    Where could I get a pair at the best price?
     
  8. wj4

    wj4 Well-Known Member

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    ^No such thing as 'best price' if you want a new pair that's first quality.....just retail price. Aldens rarely go on sale, and for shells in shade of cigar, ravello, and whiskey...many people pay full price and pre-order in advance.
     
  9. NewYorkIslander

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    Best price is being lucky enough to buy at full retail...lol.

    If you want to sit and wait and take a chance you may NEVER get a pair, eBay or B&S for a used pair, otherwise you're s.o.l.
     
  10. beowolf

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    No problem NAMOR, I did not feel comfortable until this was handled.
     
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    Well, if anyone here would ever be interested in a group order for a non-Barrie shell LWB, send me a PM.
     
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    Dinosarti Well-Known Member

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    Look like anyone we know? :D
     
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  14. NAMOR

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    look for Duckie Brown for Florsheim. I bought a pair and I prefer them over the barrie lasted Alden. Oh, and they were 50% off at Zappos. :slayer:

    http://www.styleforum.net/t/231441/...longwings-for-brooks-brothers/45#post_4639223


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    great shine on these boots. probably the best I have seen on a pair of Roys.


    what about the LS :foo: version?
     
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    NAMOR Well-Known Member

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    these are whiskey? they look great! I keep thinking whiskey is much lighter. This is a very nice color.
     
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  16. rennavate

    rennavate Well-Known Member

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    Which is that?
     
  17. NAMOR

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    It was discussed earlier in the week; tried looking but not sure what day. Was a Black Shell Plaza Last LW
     
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  18. Joenobody0

    Joenobody0 Well-Known Member

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    I'm on the fence about that one due to the eyelets.
     
  19. NAMOR

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    really? I think eyelets go great with that shoe, especially because its a LW.
     
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  20. rennavate

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    Ahhh. Not really interested in black, especially for something in shell.
     
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