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The Official Alden Thread for 2021 - Share Reviews, Sizing, Advice, and Photos.

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For your opinion, which are the three most iconic Alden style-model numbers?
 

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405, 975, 986. (I don't own any of them.)

Totally agree.

I have all three (well sorta, my “986”s are the unlined BB version & the antique edge + waterlock sole variation.) I’m content to swim with the tide when it comes to these .
 

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For the responses in thus far, all agree that 405 (Indy boot) and 975 (Long Wing Blucher) belong among the top 3 iconic Alden model numbers.
The votes for number 3 are mixed, including model 986 (shell Color 8 Leisure Handsewn slip-on) 907 (black calf balmoral cap toe dress shoe), 990 (shell Color 8 Plain Toe Blucher).
 

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Totally agree.

I have all three (well sorta, my “986”s are the unlined BB version & the antique edge + waterlock sole variation.) I’m content to swim with the tide when it comes to these .
I would love to see a pic of these. I don't believe I have ever seen an unlined BB loafer on antique.
 

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I would love to see a pic of these. I don't believe I have ever seen an unlined BB loafer on antique.
Sorry for the tease by way of confusing prose, but that’s two pairs of loafers: the standard Brooks Bros. unlined color 8 shell with the standard dark edge, and the makeup in color 8 shell with the antique edge and waterlock soles. Several retailers carry it, but mine were from J Crew.
 

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