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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. TommyB

    TommyB Senior Member

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    Great score! Especially nice to see after what happened with the Whiskey PTBs.
    Great, more shoes for the rest of us 9/9.5ers! ;)
     


  2. baromatic

    baromatic Well-Known Member

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    My pleasure, it's an honor to view the collection here and also the photographic genius that's often shared. :D
     
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  3. Wesley Crusher

    Wesley Crusher Senior Member

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    Very cool. Best of luck to you! [​IMG]
     
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    Any of Alden of Carmel's models (plain toe, wingtip, Indy). The black tankers available at Context and Alden NYC.

    Also, while not casual, the 4065 go well with denim and wool pants / certain chinos
     
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  5. Wesley Crusher

    Wesley Crusher Senior Member

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    Those look great. Congrats!

    Nice shoes! Love the blue suede.
     


  6. TommyB

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    Thanks!

    Most of them were acquired fairly recently, so the ones I have owned for 1-2 years are the #8 chukkas, the 975s and the Ravello LWBs. Of those, I've worn the chukkas the most, then the 975s. Even though I think the Ravello LWBs are the nicest of the three, they have only been tried on indoors (and once outside to take a picture...). The reason for this is that both the Ravello LWBs and the 975s are like 0.2 sizes big so I haven't wanted to wear the ravellos until I've decided 100 percent to keep them. Guess I just need an insole or a tongue pad or wear them with thicker socks, they're far too nice to just be sitting in the closet.

    Of the other five pairs, I know I'll wear the two suede chukkas a lot during spring and summer. And I plan to wear both boots a lot too, I'm actually more of a boot (and chukka) guy than a shoe guy and I really love these two boot models. Hopefully I can also find a natural place for the Alt Wiens in my rotation.

    Should probably also say that I wear denim and chinos 90 percent of the time.
     


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    Snuff suede boots at 2 years
    [​IMG]
     


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    Navy CXL LWB x Brick + Mortar today.
     


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    Leather tongue? Clean makeup... and aging beautifully.
     


  10. Wesley Crusher

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    Does anybody use cotton laces with their cordovan boots? The wax laces look nice, but I'm having a hard time tightening my boots with them. Do they soften up over time?
     


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    Great boots, better job. Very interesting story. Thanks for sharing.
     


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    Partial family photo (boots only).

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    (L to R) Color 8 CT boot Barrie/commando, Cigar SW boot Barrie/commando, Cigar CT boots Grant/commando, Cigar Indy boot Trubalance/commando, Ravello SW boot Barrie/leather, Ravello CT boot Grant/commando.

    Waiting on Rev Chamois SW boot on Barrie/commando from Yenni in a few weeks hopefully and Snuff Suede SW boot on Plaza, commando also in a few weeks hopefully from epaulet.

    Sold this year Whiskey LWB, Ravello LWB and brown suede PCT boot all trying to figure out sizing.
     


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    Thanks Mike. I do love the color on these.
    Appreciate it Repp, thanks.
     


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    Thank you!!
     


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    Wax laces are cotton laces just with wax applied. They soften up after a wear or two.
     
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