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***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. beowolf

    beowolf Senior member

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    what about an indy cordovan as a dress boot?
     


  2. bdeuce22

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    i wore my #8 long wings with a navy suit today. amazing combo
     


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    depends on the last and welt. grant, plaza, leydon, Aberdeen with a flat welt/leather sole regardless of color are dress boots to me. by dress I mean wear with trim suit or slacks.

    Barrie/trubalance/modified (beo, cant send pms with my phone for some reason) are lasts for casual wear. would not wear with a business suit.
     


  4. beowolf

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    Trying to find a cordovan boot with commando sole.
     


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    theshoemart is due for another seconds email probably within a month. also, AofC has a few options
     


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    This really depends on a persons body type and shape. Sleeker looking lasts on someone with a heavy frame looks unbalanced and out of proportion. I think the Barrie last can work nicely for a heavier/larger person with a suit or slacks.

    The Barrie is a wonderful compromise between shape, comfort and style. My two cents.
     


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    I was looking at the ones from AofC, the indys look interesting, I am just concerned about it looking too casual. I am trying to strike a balance.
     


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    i think a healthy balance between casual and dress would be a plain toe boot in #8.
     


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    Ok, I saw a pair of plain toe boots on modified last in #8 but i am concerned about them looking like clown shoes.
     


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    huh. what the hell do you mean by clown shoes?
     


  11. beowolf

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    some modified last shoes have a very bulbous toe and can look very blobby.
     


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    well don't get that one then.
     


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    [​IMG]
    ravello full strap
    argyles otc
     


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    Like this look...anyone else going sockless or loafer socks with their Aldens over the summer. I have with the few I wear.

    BTW...I just put up a pair of Alden for J.Crew PTBs in Dark Brown...size 8 in great condition, very minimal (2 wears worth) sole wear. $250 takes em.

    JT
     


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    Recently I purchased the George boot in tan calfskin, and they squeak when I walk in them. The noise emanates where the vamp meets the back of the strap. Any tips to stop this annoyance?
     


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