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. budapest12

    budapest12 Senior member

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    If you want to look formal (I question the need and functionality of a black suit to begin with), I think it's not going to work. Could it look good if done right, but more casually? Maybe.
     


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    I personally don't think color 8 works well with black, especially as it lightens over time. It pairs well with navy, grey & dark browns.
    Black shell is fantastic by the way.
     


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    Thanks. It's a all black wedding so I had to go out and buy a black suit as well. It really sounds like black is the way to go for that. No escape. So I browsed B&S just now and found a pair:D
     


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    +1 Mike, I never comment on your shoes because well, I'd be commenting every day. Like saying great shot every time Steph Curry makes a 3. But these are fantabulous.
     


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    Sorry you have to endure another Whiskey LHS shot but it's 85 here today.[​IMG]
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    Thanks to Mike, I read your NYC blog and marked on Goolge maps all the stores you recommended, I happened to be very close to CitiShoes so I had to stop by. I also visited AoM, less cool make up there but also a nice store.
     


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    These are superb, IMO ravello is the best shade of cordovan. Its unfortunate that they are so difficult to acquire. This is the only piece of ravello I've got my hands on yet..

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    Ravello is so inconsistent though. I think more so than any other color that Alden offers.
    I have Ravello that looks like Whiskey, Color 4, and Cigar.
     


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    I agree, the iterations in Whiskey and Ravello colors in particular. I just acquired a #8 that looks like Cigarish. I personally like the variations in color from light to dark on all Shell. Artisan US Made. You don't like.. Enjoy your Cole Haans...
     


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    LS Choco Tankers for tanker Tuesday

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    So these are cool as hell... Next time! Thanks for the image in my brain... Dang
     


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    Love that you wear your suede in snow. Your a better man than me.
     


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    this is is why I bought a #4 wallet - easy and I get to use it every day :)
     


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    I guess a few of us were in NYC the last few days. I hit up Leffot, Epaulet and AoM. Sadly no purchases. I should have hit Citishoes! That collection looked great.

    To demonstrate the versatility of Color 8. WTBs with a navy suit...
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    ... And with denim (needed to pack for both my conference and going out later for dinner)
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    Henry, outstanding example of a versatile boot. Dress it up, dress it down. You take the prize.
     


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