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

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

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. CWJr

    CWJr Member

    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2010
    The black wingtip boots are still available if anyone is interested.
     


  2. tropics

    tropics Senior member

    Messages:
    1,215
    Likes Received:
    257
    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2009
    Location:
    Brooklyn NY / Cork IE
    

    i got color 8 chukkas in the cart for 525 inc. tax
     


  3. jslade

    jslade Senior member

    Messages:
    1,469
    Likes Received:
    136
    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2010
    Hey guys,

    Are there any specific type of Alden's that you would recommend would could go with both a gray interview suit, as well as could be worn casually? Longwings? PTB? I'd like to pick up a pair of Alden's for my interview suit, but don't really have the cash to shell out for something that expensive if I can't get some additional use out of it.
     


  4. BIG WONG

    BIG WONG Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    68
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2011
    
    Only #8 chukkas and black wing tip boots are available now.
     


  5. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

    Messages:
    20,576
    Likes Received:
    3,451
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2010
    Location:
    Heavenly & Northstar
    

    First lets define versatile. To me, versatile means sleek enough to be worn with a slim gray or navy suit and also casual enough to be worn with some jeans or chinos. Automatically I eliminate Barrie last and a 360 degree welt. Style wise, I think a captoe is very versatile and the grant last is both casual and dressy. I prefer boots so I my choice would be the black sheel or #8 captoe boot on the grant last. http://www.theshoemart.com/alden-me...s-4065_ald_m_cap_toe_boot_shell_cordovan.html

    The most important consideration, imo is the last and welt. Stay away from Barrie and 360 degree and youll more than likely find what you are looking for.
     


  6. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

    Messages:
    20,576
    Likes Received:
    3,451
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2010
    Location:
    Heavenly & Northstar
    ^

     


  7. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

    Messages:
    20,576
    Likes Received:
    3,451
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2010
    Location:
    Heavenly & Northstar
    My pics:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    A calfskin boot may be just as nice. I just happen to have (had :/) shell cordovan. Point is flat welt, sleek last (Plaza, Grant, Aberdeen), and eyelets make for a very versatile boot
     


  8. newbiealden

    newbiealden Senior member

    Messages:
    121
    Likes Received:
    16
    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2011
    When you send your Alden's in for recrafting can you have them crafted to/on a different last? (ie Trubalance to Barrie?)

    Also - will Alden putt any sole type you request on the boot? (ie put a sole on similar to the natural edge trim we see on many of the Leather Soul make ups?)
     


  9. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

    Messages:
    7,805
    Likes Received:
    66
    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2003
    Location:
    Heart of America
    

    Indeed it does--thanks!
     


  10. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

    Messages:
    20,576
    Likes Received:
    3,451
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2010
    Location:
    Heavenly & Northstar
    

    I agree, your boot looks great. It reminds me of a Trickers boot I own that I own and I love it
     


  11. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

    Messages:
    12,120
    Likes Received:
    2,584
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2004
    

    color 8 in either ptb or lwb
     


  12. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

    Messages:
    12,120
    Likes Received:
    2,584
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2004
    [​IMG]
    color 8 full strap
    argyles otc
     


  13. g.michael

    g.michael Senior member

    Messages:
    307
    Likes Received:
    23
    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2010
    

    Beautiful shoe Uncle--just got a pair myself 2 weeks ago! Color 8 in that style is a great business shoe.
     


  14. BlackToothedGrin

    BlackToothedGrin Senior member

    Messages:
    1,028
    Likes Received:
    95
    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2009
    Quote:
    Good advice. Those are beautiful
     
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2011


  15. marg

    marg Senior member

    Messages:
    417
    Likes Received:
    8
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2011
    

    Wearing this boot right now from Alden on Madison. Super versatile. I bought these because the need for a black cap toe arose when I returned the AE Park Avenues back to Nordstrom for garbage leather. The boot works with a suit just as well as jeans, and the creasing is somewhat controlled compared to other models because of the design of the boot.
     


Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by