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The Official Alden Thread for 2022 - Share Reviews, Sizing, Advice, and Photos.

Misterg12

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Hello Friends. Wanted to post some info about our friend Jim’s upcoming funeral for those that have not seen it.
Matt
Jim’s funeral service:
Tuesday January 18th at 11am
@ St Bernadette Catholic Church
1005 Wilbon Rd
Fuquay Varina, NC 27526

Condolences, Flowers, Gifts, and Wishes can be sent to the church or Roxanne Pietryka’s address:
4327 Farm Brook Drive
Cary NC 27518

Obituary Link:
https://www.thomasfuneral.com/obituaries/James-Mitchell-Pietryka?obId=23648822#/obituaryInfo
 

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Some classic shell models and a modern Loden on Modified for my day off yesterday.

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Classic first-world problem but the type of stuff I occasionally spend way too much thought on. Nothing special from a maintenance standpoint, brush, wipe, and brush. But the laces on these were close to perfect for these boots. Just too long. Went through my bag of boot laces and narrowed it down to these two. Laces on the left boot are a close match to what was in them. Shorter but just a hair thinner (way too picayune about this). Braided lace on the right boot is a completely different vibe. Makes the boot a bit more casual, which was the original intent.

Will look at this pic off and on for a bit and stretch a 30-second decision out a few hours. Hilarious.
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DapperDan08

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Classic first-world problem but the type of stuff I occasionally spend way too much thought on. Nothing special from a maintenance standpoint, brush, wipe, and brush. But the laces on these were close to perfect for these boots. Just too long. Went through my bag of boot laces and narrowed it down to these two. Laces on the left boot are a close match to what was in them. Shorter but just a hair thinner (way too picayune about this). Braided lace on the right boot is a completely different vibe. Makes the boot a bit more casual, which was the original intent.

Will look at this pic of and on for a bit and stretch a 30-second decision out a few hours. Hilarious.
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The good news is that you can’t make a bad decision here. Enjoy the process!
 

OldTown

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Classic first-world problem but the type of stuff I occasionally spend way too much thought on. Nothing special from a maintenance standpoint, brush, wipe, and brush. But the laces on these were close to perfect for these boots. Just too long. Went through my bag of boot laces and narrowed it down to these two. Laces on the left boot are a close match to what was in them. Shorter but just a hair thinner (way too picayune about this). Braided lace on the right boot is a completely different vibe. Makes the boot a bit more casual, which was the original intent.

Will look at this pic of and on for a bit and stretch a 30-second decision out a few hours. Hilarious.
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The thinner one looks better and more like it belongs to that boot.
 

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I vote for thin as well. Where are they from? I've been trying to find something close to the AE thin boot lace since they stopped producing but cant seem to find anything. I know Guarded Goods has thin laces but would prefer 48 over 54.

Classic first-world problem but the type of stuff I occasionally spend way too much thought on. Nothing special from a maintenance standpoint, brush, wipe, and brush. But the laces on these were close to perfect for these boots. Just too long. Went through my bag of boot laces and narrowed it down to these two. Laces on the left boot are a close match to what was in them. Shorter but just a hair thinner (way too picayune about this). Braided lace on the right boot is a completely different vibe. Makes the boot a bit more casual, which was the original intent.

Will look at this pic of and on for a bit and stretch a 30-second decision out a few hours. Hilarious.
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Thrift Couture

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Classic first-world problem but the type of stuff I occasionally spend way too much thought on. Nothing special from a maintenance standpoint, brush, wipe, and brush. But the laces on these were close to perfect for these boots. Just too long. Went through my bag of boot laces and narrowed it down to these two. Laces on the left boot are a close match to what was in them. Shorter but just a hair thinner (way too picayune about this). Braided lace on the right boot is a completely different vibe. Makes the boot a bit more casual, which was the original intent.

Will look at this pic off and on for a bit and stretch a 30-second decision out a few hours. Hilarious.
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As we all know, I am a fan of the round braided lace. I must agree, the thinner lace looks better.
 

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