***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. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Senior member

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    I wish my Whiskey colored Aldens were more of this color... the newer Whiskey is just too tan for me.
     


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    Of course he can. I was just curious to hear about the man's opinion. I also said it was his call. If he doesn't want to talk about it, I'm fine with that too.
     


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    ^ yet he stated in his initial post that he wouldn't discuss it and you guys keep badgering him like you were entitled to a response or something.

    In fact I'm honestly surprised he's conducted himself in the manor he has throughout as I believed that Furo's initial response of saying that its basically because he cant afford shell to be rather rude.
     


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    This entire exchange is a perfect example of the shit that is keeping me out of the Top 5.
     


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    I'll tell this story one more time. My dad, a blue collar working man, had two pair of shells. One for work and one for formal situations. He was a short haul truck driver, in and out all day, and wore those shoes in all kinds of weather. He used regular shoe polish on them about once every two weeks - and those shoes lasted 30+ years, and remained beautiful. BTW - back in the early 60s I think he paid less than $20 for them.
     


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    Careful. Alden will send social services after you.

    You just haven't met the right pebble grain (not Alden's).
     
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    Thanks gents.
    My whiskey LWB's are a recent acquisition.
     


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    Who would you say the top five are?
     


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    1) Pebble grain boots on dainite soles are essential, I have a pair from Crockett and Jones... Alfred Sargent also makes a good pair

    2) I have calf Indy boots for abuse, muddy fields, etc... I also have other apprppriate boots for those situations (Red Wings, Bean Boots, etc). I probably baby my cordovan more than most people, but I wear them typically in dress and casual situations, not heavy duty work. I feel like the high unique shine works better non-heavy duty situations. I've seen Crane's posts, they are interesting. To each his own...
     
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    From where, might I ask? Those are some of the best whiskey LWB I've seen in this thread
     


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    I'm wearing a pair of dainite sole pebble grain chukkas by AS as we speak. They are okay, nothing really special about them though.
     


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    These get some of the most compliments out of all of my shoes

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    Alden sources good pebble grain as well (Unionmade has had some great pebble grain make-ups).

    EDIT - This is an outstanding makeup:

    http://www.unionmadegoods.com/Alden...Front_Blucher_in_Brown_Scotch_Grain_3535.html
     
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