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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. HorseHide

    HorseHide Senior Member

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    ^ First, you don't see the edge trim (unless you turn your shoe sideways) so the contrast is lost on you. Second, it doesn't look "complete" to me - it's as though Alden decided to switch how they finished the shoe half way through. Just my two cents....
     


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    mr chorizo Senior Member

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    ^agreed. I talked to b nelson about this and you have to change the welt color as well to get the contrast.
     


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    Those are the most tempting of the Loden collection, to me.
     


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    Morgan Senior Member

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    HorseHide, I agree that the latest cigar makeups are very, very dark. About 3 years ago I saw cigar shell PTB and chukkas at the San Francisco Alden shop that were the color of milk chocolate, with maybe a slight olive hue. I just bought a pair of cigar LWBs from Alden of Carmel and they look like dark chocolate, close to #8. I prefer it, actually - I know they'll lighten with age, and I'd rather they develop a deep brown patina than a mid-brown or olive color.

    As for black shell, the only shoe that's even remotely tempted me was the Black Fleece longwing on the Grant last. It's a beautiful shoe.
     
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    JPFNY5 Senior Member

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    [​IMG]These baby's definitely turned a few heads today
     


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    jet Persian Bro

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    This is excellent, always wanted some #8 lhs.
     


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    Funny you should mention that. I sent a pair of boots with a torn eyelet in for recrafting in early June and am still waiting for them to come back to me. I was wondering what the holdup was, and from what I've been told, the repair process for a torn eyelet is quite involved
     


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    FML thats what i was afraid of ... this is why boots with metal eyelets are better. my cigar indy's from leffot have a torn eyelet :(
     


  10. mcarthur

    mcarthur Stylish Dinosaur

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    special order
     


  11. mcarthur

    mcarthur Stylish Dinosaur

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    very good shine
     


  12. fritzl

    fritzl Stylish Dinosaur

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    ah, ok.
     


  13. mcarthur

    mcarthur Stylish Dinosaur

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    [​IMG]
    ravello wt boot
    argyles otc
     


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    Where did you get those from, Mac?

    Seeing those makes the wait for me even harder. :(
     


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    NAMOR Stylish Dinosaur

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    TheShoeMart has this makeup. Not sure if they restocked though
     


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