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The Official Alden Thread for 2016 - Share reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by mdubs, Jan 1, 2016.

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  1. zennypoo

    zennypoo Senior member

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    Totally understand the concern. I've picked up several color 8 Aldens from the past few years, while the color is certainly darker, it does lighten with wear and sun exposure. IMHO the color 8 shade in general, even in its lighter days, is fine for formal wear. The black edge and sleek plaza last with a flat edge in this design will really make the boot even more appropriate for formal wear.
     
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    chipshot Senior member

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    Great suggestion by Hoit on Whiskey loafers. Actually that one is unlined, it might be even better for Hawaii
     
  3. bespoken pa

    bespoken pa Senior member

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    Most people may not even realize you're wearing boots.
     
  4. zennypoo

    zennypoo Senior member

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    Very true!
     
  5. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Yesterday. Alden x Brooks Brothers Unlined Whiskey Shell Cordovan Leisure Handsewn. Gustin Okayama Standard Selvedge Denim.

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    Leisure Sunday. Alden x ShoeMart Ravello Shell Cordovan Leisure Handsewn. Marcoliani Black Argyles. Gustin Black 2 Selvedge Denim.

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  6. makewayhomer

    makewayhomer Senior member

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    You can also buy whiskey shell loafers from Rancourt
     
  7. rydenfan

    rydenfan Senior member

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    If it's someone oh here who was wearing those cigar captoe boots in Wegmans in Butlington, MA this morning...my apologies for staring! Was shocked to see a pair out in the wild
     
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    bespoken pa Senior member

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    Wait people wear rare shell?

    I saw a pair of 405's the other day and was shocked. We really are outliers in men's footwear.
     
  9. bkotsko

    bkotsko Senior member

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    I haven't posted any pics in this thread in a while, so I snapped a quick one this morning in natural lighting.

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  10. rydenfan

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    Well, I was sure it wasn't @tifosi :)
     
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  11. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Looking good BK! And have a great trip to Wegman's, one of the things I miss about living on the East Coast... :)

    -Mike
     
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    chrisefi Senior member

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    Weird coincidence! I was at the Wegman's in Malvern, PA yesterday with my Cigar Cap Toe boots from DC.
    These look incredible! I wasn't a plain toe fan until the Walter boot. I'd love to find a pair in black or color 8 in 9.5!
     
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    chipshot Senior member

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    Post Church. Whiskey LHS Lined model 67462.
    Faconnable Lightweight Chino
    BB Ribbed All Cotton Socks
    Burberry patterned long sleeved Pressed Shirt
    Lizard Skin matching belt to loafers.
    Two Tone Rolly Oysyer watch and my fathers diamond ring as a family reminder. Was a special service for us today.
     
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    Color 8 unlined dovers from Yenni.
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    Yeah I'm just now warming up to plain toes too. Envious of your cigar cap toe boots. Such a great makeup.
     
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    chrisefi Senior member

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    Thanks, and the plain toe boot is now on my list to own thanks to your pic!

    Chris
     
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    Wait, Wegmans sells rare shell plain toe boots now in PA but not in MA?
     
  18. makewayhomer

    makewayhomer Senior member

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    Yeah we only get wingtip boots it's a real pita
     
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    Congratulations on your 10th anniversary, 10 is the new 30. Every reason is a good reason to buy new Aldens, good luck finding the right pair. Van last is a tricky fit.
    Outstanding loafers dubs. You wear them well.
     
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  20. chrisefi

    chrisefi Senior member

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    Ugh. If that were the case, I wouldn't hate it when my girlfriend says we need to go grocery shopping!
     
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