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The Official Alden Thread for 2019 - Share Reviews, Sizing, Advice, and Photos.

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Yes they are a different sole. Flex can be easily flexed side to side with hands.. not so with this single waterlock.. like I stated.. really solid shoe built for crummy weather.
 

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Fishing in the rain was fun, friends son had his first fishing "trip" and caught 4 nice bluegill's and 1 small mouth bass (threw the bass back as it was small). Changed into Brogue "Dusky" boot for the evening. Something about black suede that is nice for an evening boot.
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Yes they are a different sole. Flex can be easily flexed side to side with hands.. not so with this single waterlock.. like I stated.. really solid shoe built for crummy weather.
Waterlock is an overlooked sole, wears like iron, but feels like leather to me. Only thing I don't like is in winter, on ice.
 

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Oh yea, wouldn't be good NYC and snowing.. call an ambulance..
 

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Not a cloud in the sky had me feeling like it was a unlined snuff day

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BBUnlined today as it’s going to be warm..View attachment 1190001
Squeak update: no that's not cocaine and yes it brushes right off. Squeak still audible but not near as loud. At this level I'm very comfortable wearing them to work. Since it's self proclaimed snuff week for me these have a few more days to be closer to squeak free. Bonus, they smell like new born baby cordovan :bounce2:

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Day 2 of snuff week. (^ also been eyeing snuff tassels for the last year or so. And shell tassels but that's another story)

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Morning all. Unlined shell dovers today

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Brown CXL chukkas for comfort after a long weekend of garage building.
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Hard wear you say? Color 8 Highs and lows

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Cap toe bluchers for a Tuesday.

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turned out to be a nice day in lower Manhattan
Monday afternoon Tobacco Smooth Chamois Perf straight View attachment 1190520tip boot
Raining this morning so I put these Regina grain LWBs on under the suit
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Heading out for a while to meet wife and some friends for drinks. TSM suede boots on Plantation crepe sole.View attachment 1190583
LHS relaxing on the deck after work:

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(Going for that @mdubs shallow depth of field effect here...)
it took me a while to find a calfskin captoe boot in a Barrie last and finally found one. I’m usually a 8d or 8e in the Barrie last, but those were for shell Cordovan shoes and this was my first calfskin shoe from Alden. For some reason my gut feeling told me to get a 8.5d. I’m so glad I did that. I just don’t see how I would fit an 8. If I actually wanted to, I probably could’ve fit a 9d. Is this normal to adjust your size between different leathers?
Day 3 of my snuff adventure

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First wear for these bad boys - my favorite Indy makeup - J Crew kudu.

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Alden x JCrew longwings for wingtip Wednesday View attachment 1190909View attachment 1190910
Boots in the office, oh my.

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After 3 months of sun fading these two Color 8 pairs, my “Sunrello” shoes are at the perfect color for me.

The color is somewhere between Ravello and Mocha. A nice red/brown mixture.

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BB Tassel #8 w/ foxing on heel. Too bad they are DCed.
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Raining and more thunderstorms in forecast for this evening, heading out soon and chose Brogue Tourist boot for the job.View attachment 1191231View attachment 1191232
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Color 8 PTB on commando sole
Grain for a rainy day.
Someone talk me out of a shell monkstrap. Or in to one...

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After last night, I felt obligated to reach for the blues...

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We are out of milk, go get me some, please she said. Tassel loafers/no socks off to store.View attachment 1191517
These made me wear them today...
More CIGAR, because I screwed it up last time.View attachment 1191728
To those interested in the slip on chukkas, the elastic is different than I imagined. Not vamp to quarters like I expected; they're stitched. View attachment 1191809
Black shell is underrated. I have 3 pairs, but no loafers.

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Color 8 NST bluchers on double waterloc. View attachment 1191990View attachment 1191991
Little snuff LHS for Friday

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J Crew country calf for a while this morning View attachment 1192087
Happy Friday! Ravello Indy for today.

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My chosen form to celebrate Flag Day is to go with red, white and blue. A great day to wear the 990s. The colors on the first picture are a little strange from the mercury vaper lights at the gas station. Make it a great weekend and don't forget that Sunday is Father's day.

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Casual Friday == King Saddles:

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(relaced à la @Misterg12)
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View attachment 1192169Missed National Seersucker Day yesterday
Blue Suede Tassels via Unionmade
Snuff Indy - B&M
Went for comfort today.
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New pair to me that I recently received from one of our favorite members. Super happy with them 😀
Cigar NST under the sunrise.

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What a wonderful gift from the Mrs.

Some natural NSTs!

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Little hiking today. Should buff right out with some brushing...😅

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For those keeping track at home, this is six days in a row of crappy carpet with awesome shoes, aka I need a weekend asap haha. Close up of the over/under lacing I use as well

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I know this is outside of protocol, but SF won't let me add another line to my signature. Also for sale, Country Calf Wingtip Boots, Barrie, single leather sole, 360 welt, 9 B/D. Model # D6807H. PM if interested, and again apologies for hijacking thread.
Friend and his son coming over this afternoon to go fishing, it doesn't look like it will stop raining. Was going to wear a pair of AE Caen boots, but switched to these, which I KNOW are pretty impervious to water. Last time worn was during winter, as they are the boots of choice to shovel snow.View attachment 1192602
Crew Alpine LHS single waterlock .. not flex, these are very stiff soles and I like them. Love the dark piping.. very solidly built shoe and well suited for rain.View attachment 1192747
Fishing in the rain was fun, friends son had his first fishing "trip" and caught 4 nice bluegill's and 1 small mouth bass (threw the bass back as it was small). Changed into Brogue "Dusky" boot for the evening. Something about black suede that is nice for an evening boot.View attachment 1192754View attachment 1192755
Natty CXL Indys yesterday and AoC 105 Indy today
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Phenomenal showing this week guys! Great new samples this week with the Shell Chukka Slippers and the Cigar PCT Boots. Great work all around guys and I loved the shallow Depth of Field pic!

-Mike
 

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Nice grains! I thought flex meant single waterlock. Not the same?
In addition to chip's comment. Flex welt is oiled, but it's oiled for flexibility. It is definitely noticeable from the standard leather and waterloc. Originally they also used a softer upper for even more shoe flex, such as lady calf, that is harder to polish. I think now you'll see it with other uppers as well with the shop specific make ups. My only experience with the build (and the Copley last) is this shoe I recently sold to reduce my numbers.
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