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

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  1. HenryIII

    HenryIII Senior member

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    I agree with others. 990 and 975 are your best bet. They can be worn biz casual, with a suit, and with jeans. The Barrie last with the storm welt does make them look big and a bit more casual, which detracts a bit from their suit-ability, but IMO I think they work great with just about anything.
     


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    I have been on the fence with this exact question. However, I have a black and brown cap toe oxfords for suit so its was more of a "how casual can they be" dilemma. However, Im going with the 990 considering I'm in jeans and chinos 90% of the time. Thanks for the indirect help, gents. Good luck @ns120780 !
     


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    swils8610 Senior member

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    How does the plaza last run compared to Barrie and Aberdeen?
     


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    Typically people recommend to go true to size (TTS) for Plaza and Aberdeen and half down from TTS for Barrie
     


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    Is anyone doing a snuff LWB on commando right now?
     


  6. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Henry, you are looking superb in your King WT Boots. Always a fantastic choice. It is always / never boot season in San Diego, so I just go year round.


    The Navy Yard was lucky to have such fine footwear on it. They are looking good and a nice shade. I need to get mine going, however, I was planning to do Cigar CT Boot tomorrow since I wore LWBs today and I try to mix up the designs during the week... :)


    Those boots are looking good to me! Hard for my eyes to see in the tiny pic, but they look good regardless!

    Nice looking boot, what color is that actually? Black? Regardless looks good and looks ready to tackle whatever.


    Good choice Cool! I went Gunboats today, although in the hump day color.


    Congrats on taking them out on their maiden voyage! They look pretty great to me for being seconds. Hope that they fit well and that they had a good first day! Happy Brushing!!!


    Very nice! I am still awaiting my Choco Tankers and am having some trouble with UPS, but I will get it sorted out. The Blue Chamois are cool. Enjoy them both!


    Looking good Shunted! They are a lovely pair and will patina nicely!!! Bummer about the water!


    Looking very good and absolutely classic!


    A fantastic choice today Henry. They are looking good!


    Don, looking fantastic as always. Amongst my favorites! I wear mine a ton in the evenings. :)



    Hard to disagree with Bantone here. The 990 is classic and pretty generic. Hard to go wrong.


    Taking the WT Boots on I see, they are looking great!


    They are looking great! I can't wait to get mine! :)

    Zippy, your Whiskey LWBs are looking simply amazing! Lots of great character to them!

    -Mike
     


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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Exactly. :)
     


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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Tuesday. Alden Black Shell Norwegian Split Toe Blucher (2211). Marcoliani Black Argyles OTC. Epaulet Charcoal Houndtooth Walt Trousers.

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    Whiskey Wednesday. Alden Whiskey Shell Cordovan Longwing Blucher. Marcoliani Purple Argyles OTC. Epaulet Dusty Purple Basketweave Walt Trouser.

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    Beautiful creamy shade on the Whiskeys, Mike!
     


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    Killing the Alden / Marcoliani / Epaulet combos Mike!
     


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    The way they were described to me before i bought them was a "potted soil" color. They come across as a little more black than that. Great boots, though, very comfortable.
     
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    Ravello cap toes x DC today.

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    Pretty sure those would be the dark earth reverse chamois...hence the creative description you received ;)



    Beautiful! Last pair of Alden on my wishlist!
    Some day.....some day....
     


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    Thanks for the feedback everyone, heading to citishoes this afternoon to pull the trigger on the 990s.
     


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    Medallion captoe in tan calf from Moulded Shoe - modified last, 10EEE

    Based on early reaction these may get more compliments than most of my shell. First Modified Last model for me, but certainly not the last.
     


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