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The Official Alden Thread for 2024 - Share Reviews, Sizing, Advice, and Photos.

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Ravello PTB on TB landed today and they look amazing. I like brass hardware, just not really my style. The brass on these are a little muted so I’ll test drive them for a year or so and see how I feel. Solo and family shot with my Ravello Caps that I still say are the best shade of Ravello I’ve seen…….

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Can you share side profile pics? And are these on leather soles? These look amazing and I have a pair of Ravello Plain Toes en route, but not sure if these are the same make-up or different shop.
 

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Can you share side profile pics? And are these on leather soles? These look amazing and I have a pair of Ravello Plain Toes en route, but not sure if these are the same make-up or different shop.

I can meet you half way Steve, they are from David Wood and yes, double leather soles. Unfortunately I can’t share side pic’s as they are already in flight to Aram to swap the brass hardware. In looking at the beauties that @MrDV recently posted, I was optimistic that I’d be fine with the brass. But upon further review, while all brass eyes would work, the brass hooks are a bit too much for my style of dress. Looking forward to putting some serious miles on them this fall/winter as I really love the TB vibe and the shade is just oh so good.
 

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I can meet you half way Steve, they are from David Wood and yes, double leather soles. Unfortunately I can’t share side pic’s as they are already in flight to Aram to swap the brass hardware. In looking at the beauties that @MrDV recently posted, I was optimistic that I’d be fine with the brass. But upon further review, while all brass eyes would work, the brass hooks are a bit too much for my style of dress. Looking forward to putting some serious miles on them this fall/winter as I really love the TB vibe and the shade is just oh so good.
:fistbump: we're both in agreement with the 9 eyelets! I would love that look on these! Honestly, with double leather, the Indy quarter stitch, AND 9 eyelets?!?!?! Killer combo!
 

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Cigar Bal’s for me today. Darkened the antique edges…….

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Standards are low, but I always say brown muddy water is better than none. For Pittsburgh, this is a really nice view………

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Happy Friday-eve Gents. Have a great day.

Those Cigar Balmorals are just on point Shawn! Those are looking just classic and you are wearing them well!



Holy #2 Batman! Those boots are just amazing and have such a lovely shade on them! Mic drop.


Ravello PTB on TB landed today and they look amazing. I like brass hardware, just not really my style. The brass on these are a little muted so I’ll test drive them for a year or so and see how I feel. Solo and family shot with my Ravello Caps that I still say are the best shade of Ravello I’ve seen…….

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Oh wow Shawn, congratulations on those Boots! I think I have the same run coming in at some point in time in the near future! Look forward to seeing them IRL! Hopefully you can get them to where you just love them!


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New to me unlined BB LHS

In great condition

Congratulations! That is just such an amazing pickup! The Unlined LHS is just such a perfect Alden in my opinion. Just wears so nicely!

-Mike
 

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Gentlemen,

I am excited to add to my collection, the Alden Color #2 Shell Cordovan Plain Toe Boot. Pretty much Alden perfection defined....

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And as compared to my other PT Boots...

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More details and pictures are available here...

Cheers and happy Friday!

-Mike
 

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Gentlemen,

I am excited to add to my collection, the Alden Color #2 Shell Cordovan Plain Toe Boot. Pretty much Alden perfection defined....

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And as compared to my other PT Boots...

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More details and pictures are available here...

Cheers and happy Friday!

-Mike
#2 really is quite a bit more red than #4. Nice to see them side by side. Those look great!
 

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The SD cat’s, taking things to another level. Just incredible @mdubs. And of course, I hopped right over to AoSD to read the det’s and view some additional pic’s.

Well deserved and nicely done!
 

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Gents,

Its been a while for me on this forum but the collection has continued to grow. The non shell arrivals are below (L-R): Saddle calf v-tips from Brogue, Navy Nubuck Indy shoes from B+M, Navy Suede Dr. Jones boots from Ealdwine, Navy Nubuck Greenwich boots from Leffot, Tan Chamois Indy boots from Ealdwine, Arabica Lux Indy Boots from Sherman Bros, and Loden cap toe boots from B+M.
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i was also fortunate to acquire 2 Ravello boots

Plaza WTB on double leather

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and most recently the PTB
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Hisheirness23

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Gents,

Its been a while for me on this forum but the collection has continued to grow. The non shell arrivals are below (L-R): Saddle calf v-tips from Brogue, Navy Nubuck Indy shoes from B+M, Navy Suede Dr. Jones boots from Ealdwine, Navy Nubuck Greenwich boots from Leffot, Tan Chamois Indy boots from Ealdwine, Arabica Lux Indy Boots from Sherman Bros, and Loden cap toe boots from B+M.
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i was also fortunate to acquire 2 Ravello boots

Plaza WTB on double leather

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and most recently the PTB
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Quite the haul! Love the variety and love that we both have many of these same make-ups!
 

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All these plain toe boots in rare shell popping up at once make me insanely jealous. I had the Leffot Villager Boot in suede and then preordered the color 8 during their second run, and think they may just be the best boot alden makes. Then, along comes these other colors...

Wear them in good health everyone!
 

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