***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. phototristan

    phototristan Senior member

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    My Ravello LWB from Leffot.
     


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    Not sure why you'd want or need enlightenment in a matter of taste.
     


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    So anyone have a pair of the ravello day tripper boots to display? (the pic below is of a fairly new out of box pair)

    Leffot shows that they may have another run in the Fall, so going to see if I can get on the list

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  4. Joenobody0

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    No RTW US company does as good a job as Alden does with shell cordovan. If you're a fan of US construction and shell cordovan the options are AE and Alden. Alden has much more variety so if you're the sort of person that owns 30 pairs of shoes, the chances are high that you will have at least a few pair of Aldens.
     


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    Probably because Alden are more affordable compared to most shoes that fall in to what I consider to be "well made" shoes. Hence, a larger following ... but you'll find nerds for all the brands on SF
     


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    It is not a crepe sole, it is the normal double leather sole. As for the edging, are there three options? It isn't black, nor is it as bright as the antique. I think these were referred to as natural edging. I'll take a better photo later.
     


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    Great collection! These in front (medallion captoe) are particularly nice.
     
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    IMHO, high quality, loads of options in make, cool collaborations, good crossover appeal (between "streetwear" and more formal). The point about being the best looking in cordo is a good one (if you're a cordo nut). They are basically the American shoe manufacturer (AEs are not on par). A year ago I didn't have any, now I have five pairs.
     


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    This shows the edge (not black!) and the sole (not crepe!) better:
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    Also, I'm wearing a belt I bought from Epaulet ("Dark British Tan Chromexcel Single Prong Belt") and the color complements the shoes really well.
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    It's the workmanship, the quality control and the Alden "keep the customer happy" attitude that keeps me coming back.
     
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    thank you
     


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    I'm currently eating crow for my assumption. My apologies.

    Still beautiful shoes. :satisfied:
     
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    Don't forget the Barrier last.
     


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    Damn it. I need ravello in my life!
     


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    Quality American heritage, pure and traditional.
     


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