***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. WhatAboutBob

    WhatAboutBob Senior member

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    He seems to have a few pair released every buying cycle. Was watching last couple of months. How are they in person?
     
  2. phototristan

    phototristan Senior member

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    Totally different heel shapes.

    Also the one on the left looks overall slimmer. Hmm, are these really the same last after all?

    You do also realize that a last comprises of not just the sole, but also the upper foot volume shape as well?
     
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  3. zazaza

    zazaza Senior member

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    JESUS CHRIST give it a rest!
     
  4. bellyhungry

    bellyhungry Senior member

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    Are those cordovan LWB worth the extra 125 bucks over those calf skin jcrew LWB?
     
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    abam Senior member

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    In terms of Alden's offerings and the price points, shell would be a better choice than their calf skin.
     
  6. phototristan

    phototristan Senior member

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    Which cordovan LWBs are you referring to? I'd say yes pretty much across the board though, IMO.
     
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    CharlesT44 Well-Known Member

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    Yes if you want great shoes. No if you want to spare your wallet from the cordovan bug, it eats right through and leaves nothing left..
     
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    this is true

    like a locus...
     
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    Your straight tip are Alden model #2161(aberdeen last). And they are not brooksbrothers straight tip.

    Brooksbrothers straight tip have no heel-guard and are made by snap last(round-toe).

    I've owned the shoes and found the name of last in a mail from shoemart.

    The confusing point is that the shoes are Alden #2161(aberdeen last) but they have brooksbrothes stamp at the bottom.
     
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    my new awesome aberdeen last ravello NST.



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  12. AldenLuver

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    I have had the J Crew tobacco LWB for a 2 years. It was my first Alden shoe. I wish I had gone with either the ravello or the whiskey instead. The tobacco is nice but too orangish. It can't beat either the whiskey or ravello. If you can afford the extra $200 I'd go with the shell.
     
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    very nice...deets? We got something similar going at Epaulet on preorder.
     
  14. blue collar

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    So like everyone else, i'm working on my 'shell rainbow'. I'm missing Whiskey and Ravello. I'm currently on a waiting list to have my whiskey slot filled, so thats taken care of. However my Ravello slot is vacant. My only rule is i do not wish to have the same shoe design (LWB etc) duplicated in different shell. Long story short i currently have my eye on a ravello Chukka. It's beautiful BUT i already own a chukka in CXL....

    My question: I know shell have more depth and shine but do you guys feel there is enough difference beween CXL and Ravello to have them both as a chukka?

    CXL
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    Ravello
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    I know i'm talking to a family of guys who would have the exact same shoe just with different edge trim, so maybe this is a lost cause lol
     
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    IMO that could be the rarely seen in the wild "barrier" last…
     
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