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

smfdoc

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Heads up. There is a pair of wingtip boots on leather sole, Barrie last in Country Calf in 9D. $225. Not my boots. Link. I mention them because this leather is no longer available.

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Trying to decide if I keep a pair of Black Shell LWBs. They were a special order — because of my narrow size — and I waited nearly nine months for them. But they’ve been sitting in my closet for a couple months and I still haven’t worn them…

On one hand, I could sell them (although at a loss) and deposit the $ in the Alden shoe fund. Or wear them. Even if I’d likely reach for one of my other pairs most days.

Thoughts on this model? And should I think differently about black shell?

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sazon

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Trying to decide if I keep a pair of Black Shell LWBs. They were a special order — because of my narrow size — and I waited nearly nine months for them. But they’ve been sitting in my closet for a couple months and I still haven’t worn them…

On one hand, I could sell them (although at a loss) and deposit the $ in the Alden shoe fund. Or wear them. Even if I’d likely reach for one of my other pairs most days.

Thoughts on this model? And should I think differently about black shell?

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Those are gorgeous! I would keep them. They're very versatile. I think once you start wearing them, you'll really like them and you'll reach for them more and more.
 

barutanseijin

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Trying to decide if I keep a pair of Black Shell LWBs. They were a special order — because of my narrow size — and I waited nearly nine months for them. But they’ve been sitting in my closet for a couple months and I still haven’t worn them…

On one hand, I could sell them (although at a loss) and deposit the $ in the Alden shoe fund. Or wear them. Even if I’d likely reach for one of my other pairs most days.

Thoughts on this model? And should I think differently about black shell?

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AHS
Black shell LWBs are probably my most worn shoes. I typically wear them 2x a week. But that’s me dressing in my outfits, going to my job in NYC. They probably wouldn’t get so much wear if i were to move to Hawai’i.
 

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Trying to decide if I keep a pair of Black Shell LWBs. They were a special order — because of my narrow size — and I waited nearly nine months for them. But they’ve been sitting in my closet for a couple months and I still haven’t worn them…

On one hand, I could sell them (although at a loss) and deposit the $ in the Alden shoe fund. Or wear them. Even if I’d likely reach for one of my other pairs most days.

Thoughts on this model? And should I think differently about black shell?

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AHS
Those are gorgeous! I would keep them. They're very versatile. I think once you start wearing them, you'll really like them and you'll reach for them more and more.
Definitely keepers! I’m trying to convince Leffot to run my grail again. Black shell cordovan LWB, with a blood red lining. So sexy. Lol!
 

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My Alden collection. Started with the cxl indy then went down the rabbit hole. Think I've finally reached the point where I don't want any more, but can never be sure

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You’re just getting warmed up. That photo is the “Alden Starter Kit”. Lbvs!
 

audog

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Trying to decide if I keep a pair of Black Shell LWBs. They were a special order — because of my narrow size — and I waited nearly nine months for them. But they’ve been sitting in my closet for a couple months and I still haven’t worn them…

On one hand, I could sell them (although at a loss) and deposit the $ in the Alden shoe fund. Or wear them. Even if I’d likely reach for one of my other pairs most days.

Thoughts on this model? And should I think differently about black shell?

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Keep them, black shell is just so cool, wear with a suit or jeans......and they are NOT going to go down in price if have to ever replace them........
 

audog

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My Alden collection. Started with the cxl indy then went down the rabbit hole. Think I've finally reached the point where I don't want any more, but can never be sure

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I missed that memo.....there is a point where one can stop?????
 

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