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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. ironclad

    ironclad Senior member

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    Beauties. But I'm advocating no hibernation. Even in the south.
     
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  2. HenryIII

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  3. HenryIII

    HenryIII Senior member

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    J Crew PCTs with a suit. I'm out there Jerry! And I'm loving every minute of it!

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  4. smfdoc

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    @Chris6, your post prompts me to offer a piece I penned nearly two months ago regarding my initial venture into a better class of footwear. It started with Allen Edmonds, but I feel it is fully translatable to the Alden lovers on the forum. As this is a cross post, my apologies to anyone who may have read it before:


    I don’t know how it all started. I really can’t recall.
    I remember needing some new dress shoes and so I headed for the mall.
    “Sneakers” were everywhere. No quality could I see.
    That’s when the salesman said, “You should check out A and E.”

    Chili Bentons were the first pair and I was sure one pair would do.
    But then I bought a pair in black and suddenly I had two.
    “I work hard and I deserve them. What possible harm could there be?"
    So I found some Regent Street wingtips on Ebay and suddenly I was up to three.

    I don’t really like odd numbers and a pair of black Byrons made it four.
    My wife was starting to purse her lips, but “What’s the harm in just one more?”
    Black Winhalls made it five and the Mapletons made it six
    “Damn, I have a lot of black.” But that was a "problem" I knew I could fix.

    The compliments were rolling in and my friends said, "Your shoe look really great."
    But then the Fairfax and Chesters arrived and now I was up to eight.
    I vowed, “Not another pair I’ll buy, I will never shop again!”
    But it was then I noticed my hanging shoe bag would actually hold up to ten.

    I bought Park Avenue, Fairgates and Shreveport and many other shoes.
    I filled my first hanging shoe bag and now I have filled up two.
    I should have thought about what I was doing and purchased carefully.
    Because then I started counting and found I had twenty-three.

    So tread lightly friend and enjoy your wife while she's there.
    Because tomorrow is another day and there's always another pair.
     
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  6. sazon

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    Nice work !! Looking great !
     
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  7. sazon

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    Ravello Friday.

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  8. Alcibiades

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    I've never owned a "rough" Alden boot - but this photo makes me want to get one. I am thinking about buying the tobacco chamois wingtip from Brick and Mortar (I would buy yours if they were my size)
     
  9. JSO1

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    Cigar Atom x Leffot. These have quite the patina.

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  10. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Looking good @JSO1 in your Cigar Atoms. Yours do have a nice glow to them.


    Killing it JD! You need to get those out there more often!

    Wow Ben, did you move into the woods for a week? ;-) They are looking well loved. How is little Ben-ette doing?


    Looking good in your Color 8 PCTs. Cool that those go nicely with a suit. +1 for Navy Pinstripe, my personal favorite suit.


    Very nice Jet. Great color way down there.


    Sharp looking Wingtips. They have a nice Ravello-like color to them.


    Sweet collection Steve! I just got a a pair of Navy Tassels in at Madison this week, looking forward to getting them!


    Looking great Don. I think those can use a little paste wax. I usually paste wax mine when the laces turn white... :)


    Very nice MrV! Lovely LHSes.


    Glad that you got to go there M! Yenni is definitely doing a great job at creating new makeups!


    Duh, Duh, Duh, Dah! Duh, Dah, Dah!... Indy would be very happy with those. That is my best attempt at singing his tune online.


    Wow, looks like Yenni may have had several visitors! Hope that you had safe travels. Boots look great!


    Looking great Don in your Wieners.


    Happy Whiskey Wednesday! Those are looking great and a lovely, classic pairing with the khakis.


    Looking good TO! Those Chamois are looking good and look like they can take a lot on. I am kind of torn on how I feel about Chamois with broguing with the material's character taking away from the pattern, but this pair is quite nice.


    Those would be tolerable by any standards! Nice summer rotation plan!


    Sweet! My pair is sitting at the UPS store 3 minutes from my house. Will roll by later to snag them. Yours are looking great and makes me happy to see mine.


    Looking superb DV on Whiskey Wednesday! My WW pair was not too far away from those! :)


    Stellar tassels. Hard to go wrong with a classic looking tassel. The C&J is a little more sleeker looking with the more elongated toe and recessed vamp line. I personally would go for the Alden, but I couldn't get a C&J to fit my feet due to their lack of width options.


    Congratulations @TommyB ! It is good to see them getting usage, as they were made to do! Don't need to be a @tifosi !

    Looking great gents, Happy Friday!

    -Mike
     
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    Really enjoying the new 990s. So much so that he will be joined Monday by his friend Mr. 2210. I just hope he fits and is a keeper. No smudges; just the lighting.

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  12. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Looking great in your new 990s! They are such a beautiful and classic model. Looks great with the Navy slacks!

    -Mike
     
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    Yenni's suede WTB's are apparently a good-luck charm for upgrades... :)
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  14. HenryIII

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    Great minds think alike

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  15. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Just a pidge behind. I had visitors at work all week this week plus a short trip.

    Leisure Sunday. Alden Color 8 Leisure Handsewn Loafers. Purple Marcoliani Argyles OTC. Gustin Graphite Chinos.

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    Ravello Tuesday. Alden x Leffot Ravello Shell Cordovan "Daytripper" Cap Toe Boots. Marcoliani Navy Argyles OTC. Epaulet Navy Donegal Tweed Walt Trousers.

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    Whiskey Wednesday. Alden x AoDC Whiskey Shortwing Balmorals on Tremont. Brooks Brothers Gray and Blue Argyles. Epaulet Antique Gray Cross-Hatch Tropical Wool Walt Trousers.

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    Thursday. Alden x TSM Color 8 Medallion Cap Toe Boot on the Plaza Last. Marcoliani Navy Argyles OTC. Epaulet x Southwick Navy Barberis Plaid Trousers.

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    Cool Casual Friday. Alden x Brick+Mortar Tan Country Calf LWBs. JCrew Socks and JCrew Tan Chinos.

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  16. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Nice! First always makes flying less painful! Have a good return trip!


    Your Ravello WT Boots are looking amazing as well Henry. Enjoy your Friday!

    -Mike
     
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    ^Dubs those Ravello Daytrippers are fantastic!
    A little Cigar for me today. Anyone have a recommendation for a decent cobbler in the Bay Area?
    I'd like to add some metal eyelets to these.

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  18. jerms24k

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    Hey anybody seen model number 6990 before? I picked up a pair of shell cordovan PTBs from a thrift store and actually thought they were Florsheim's because they have a v-cleat in the heel, but when I took them home and cleaned them up, I recognized the font on the markings inside the shoe and found an Alden stamp on the sole. The uppers are definitely shell cordovan, but I'm very confused. I wouldn't care if I was going to keep them, but they're a half size too short for me.

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  19. JSO1

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    I have not seen this number before, but if you email Alden they can tell you the last as well as the leather type/color, etc.
     
  20. jerms24k

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    Ha, probably should have thought of that. Somehow it didn't even cross my mind to ask them. Thanks.
     
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