***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. cbbuff

    cbbuff Senior member

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    I also have in black and burgundy calf and love the fit.
    Thanks for the thoughts. The depth of the color is important. I have the "dark" brown Audley from C&J, but it is a mid brown and I had n it to be darker. I love the shoe, but just not as versatile. I'm not a big fan of bluchers with suits, it just seems too casual. I prefer the sleekness of a bal. Maybe it's just me, bcause I know thee's a lot of love for bluchers. Maybe the answer is to get the #8 and the cigar :smarmy:
     
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    That is always the answer! :slayer:
     
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    just got a bonus at my job, so I'm going to pick up my first Aldens

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    and since these are overstock at Alden of Carmel, I can get them at $295, instead of $475, for brand new firsts

    is this a good first alden? anyone have experience with this shoe? If it doesn't fit I'm going to return it for probably a cordovan wingtip, but this deal was too good to pass up
     
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    The wingtip is a solid choice, but commando sole is up to you. Definitely makes it more of a casual/bad weather shoe, which I would get in shell rather than calf. Do you already have a black wingtip?
     
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    no black wingtips - in fact, my only black dress shoes are a pair of weejuns and a really old pair of Allen Edmonds cap toe

    I'll be wearing these at a university, so I don't think I need to go too formal - I'm still a grad student
     
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    Haha I got my first pair of Indys last december and already bought another pair :slayer:


    Just a heads up it's on a slimmer last so if you have wider feet I wouldn't get them
     
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    Yes, I did receive your PM. Sorry, I thought I replied.

    I would like to get a pair if the guy over at AofC would return my emails :cloud:
     
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    Hey fella's I listed a pair of 9901's but it seems there is no interest.... Did i List them to high... let me know, I need to move these as they don't get much wear... would also be open to possible trades as well, possibly some LWB, or boots... Let me know.
     
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    Solid choice.
     
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    NYRanger where did you get these?

    im considering getting the pair from AoC but i wonder if i was to get a resole to a natural trim through b.nelson (not a huge fan of crepe) if i could get the top welt stitching changed to match or would it stay dark?
     
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    You guys are gonna love this. Last day of convalescing at home sent me to the drug store, and on my way I figured I'd see if my LS Ultimate Jumpers were ready after a refurbish with some tweaks. Take a look:
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    Grand total? $50. May not be the cleanest underneath, but I asked him to really stack em, and double up on what I had. The Commando Sole was a surprise but I LOVE IT. I do believe they are now ULTIMATE. Vincent Sirico (Napolitan to boot!) at 8810 3rd Avenue in Bay Ridge.
     
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    nephew,
    good shine on your ptb
    thank you for the heads up
     
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    enjoy wearing your good looking cigar ptb
     
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    I like - very, very much
     
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