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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. sfactor23

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    very tempting ..... was actually thinking about taking the ride up to CT to try them on - decisions, decisions ...
    and since I couldn't get Bruce tix yesterday, I need to console myself somehow :)
    here's hoping he announces more shows ...
     
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    Chicagobred Well-Known Member

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    J Crew dark brown longwings and Leathersoul snuff suede plain toe blucher. I was thinking about selling the dark brown longwings and getting a #8 cordovan longwing instead, but I'm very happy with the patina they have developed over the past year, and will probably hold on to them.
     
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    anyone have any pictures of a plaza last wingtip boot? trying to figure out if i want in on the epaulet whiskey boot....but unsure how i feel about the plaza
     
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    awesome!!! just saw - very very good!
     
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    Same boat here. My solution was to size down in length, and take the D width. Instead of a 9C, I find a 8.5D works perfectly fine for me. Of course, this may not work for everyone.
     
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    Thanks for the info.

    Another link for shoe nerds like me who want to know more:
    http://www.barbourcorp.com/pdf/welting_catalog.pdf
    http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/forum/showthread.php?80069-split-welt-vs.-reverse-welt

    Jason, if Alden's "storm welt" is not sewn directly to the upper, can it still be called a storm welt? At that point, does it technically become a reverse-split welt? Can you explain in more detail the difference between the storm and reverse welt beyond the looks (one is beaded as you say and the other has a taller edge to it).
     
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    Picking up my Alden suede chukkas on Tuesday, along with some shoe trees. Will be taking these to stormy London, what other sorts of care items should I purchase for the shoes?
     
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    enjoy wearingyour ravello lwb
     
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    whiskey lhs
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    #8 WT boot-plaza last
     
  13. Atcmg8803

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    Most beautiful thing I have seen all day. Was at Alden DC today and saw the ravello longwing and tried on the captoe boot in cigar and color 8 on grant last. (Note: My foot is true 9D on Brannock (sp?), little between 9C and 9D, and the LWB on Barrie in 8.5D is a great fit and the 8.5D on grant last also fits great but is a little bit closer fit than the Barrie in the same size. Obvious to some, but hopefully that helps some trying to decide sizes (8D in grant was too short.). Still can't get over the color 8 and how the color shapes up the more you wear it. Having so much fun wearing my LWB/Color 8. Heard that they should be getting more of the cigar captoe grant in the spring in April or May. Great trio of folks there - Kathy, Joe and Che. Real pleasure shopping there.
     
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    Cant decide what to get for my next alden... Cigar lwb, #8 LHS or #8 tassels loafers....

    already have a #8lwb..
     
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    It's always a good day for Cigar. Here's my 3-year old Cigar chukkas:

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  18. PeteC

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    CXL Indy boot the other day. About a year and a half of wear on them.
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    And new sand suede PTB on the modified last. Apologies for the bad angle.
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    you could get the alden suede brush and get some suede protector. i have some from obenaufs but really any brand would do. will help with dirt/smudges/stains
     
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    there's tons pics online already but here are some of my LS makeup on plaza when they were new

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