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

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  1. tricky

    tricky Senior member

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    They definitely fill a void. I have these, #8 Tankers and chocolate suede Tankers on order...this just adds to the pain of waiting.

    First time ordering plaza though. I'm 10.5d in Van, Barrie and trubalance...and 11D in Hampton so hoping they work.
     


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    These are my first Plaza as well. I went with my Brannock size and they are perfect.
     


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    budapest12 Senior member

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    Holy hell. Told myself I'm ok without a pair of these since I have the ravello aberdeen version. I was wrong. I will not be ok.
     


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    Fawkes007 Well-Known Member

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    Darn. No Indy's for me today!
     


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    Couldn't agree more. I have a half dozen @Equus Leather belts and love them. I'm on the casual side of business casual but as it is truly a bespoke operation, Charlie will make up exactly what you need from casual to formal.

    I wear an Equus burgundy bridle belt with color 8 all the time. Best part is they will mail you swatches so you can match up as needed. For reference, here's their burgundy bridle along side some common colors:

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    (L-R: AE ?/can't remember, Alden Color 8, AE burgundy shell, Alden cigar shell)
     


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    Alcibiades Senior member

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    I know of two stores that have done whiskey tankers - Leffot and Tassels. I haven't seen a ton of rare cordovan out of tassels recently so I'm not sure if they still do them. I'm sure others are also planning them

    It is difficult (too difficult) for new customers to identify what store has had a particular model and is likely to order it again. I know we toyed with the idea of building a database here before (something that would let you sort by material, style, and sole and would spit out model numbers, stores that stock the style and previous runs). This should be doable on something like Google Sheets, right?
     
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  7. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    AMAZING Tankers sir! I am very excited to have an incoming package on Tuesday.. :)


    Looking extremely classy in your Balmorals Prez! Hope that you had a good trip!


    Looking rather stylish there sir! I am not sure I would try and pull off that combination myself... :)

    -Mike
     


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    TO Tie Guy Senior member

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    This should not be too difficult to do. I am sure we have enough collective pairs/knowledge to cover most pairs.
     


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    JSO1 Senior member

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    +1, let's make this happen
     


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    dslonghorn4 Senior member

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    Haven't rocked these in awhile. Ravello LWB in the rain, as they were meant to be worn. From Alden DC, of which IMO is the best Alden shop.

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  11. mdubs

    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    If you go to the My Collection page on my AoSD, I list for each makeup who made them, in a first pass attempt at creating this. I strategically decided to limit it to shoes that I had taken photos of to make the user experience as good as possible.

    If some are interested, I can create them an account on the blog and we can create a collective "database" table with all the makeups and can assign a probability of reproduction on there. Sometimes it's hard to guess that probability, but we could at least do a Low-Medium-High scoring.

    -Mike
     


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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    Those are superb DS! Looking very good on a Sunday!
     


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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    When did Alden make shell belts? I'm guessing this is no longer possible?
     


  15. TO Tie Guy

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    Would a Google docs excel file work? Assign it headers such as
    Leather, last, sole, shoe/boot, model, vendor, model number, special ie. Brass hardware, likely hood of being remade..etc.

    Would that work?
     


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