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***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. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    Welcome.

    Personal style will play a big role in answering this question. This shoe can be worn in various casual settings - on that point there will be little disagreement. In terms of how dressy one can go with these, I suspect you will get a variety of different opinions, none of which necessarily right, or wrong. For me, this shoe is too casual for a suit, particulalry if it has antique edging, But a great shoe nevertheless.
     
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    +1
     
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    I think cigar PTBs can work well with suits, particularly navy and light grey suits. They are are definitely more "casual" than balmorals traditionally, but the thing about Alden cordovan shoes is that they are noticably well made and good looking shoes (and they have a "classic" shape), so to 98% of observers, they will look good with suits. Sticklers for rules may think they are too casual or clunky, but to most people, they will just very nice looking dress shoes that complement your overall look. I think the same principle applies to longwings as well. Cigar longwings on an antique sole may appear "casual" to some, but I find they complement a navy suit extremely well.
     
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    Very nice.
    The best ad for the cap toe boot?


    Morgan, awesome whiskey.
    A very good combo with the blue of your pants.
     
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  5. marmottan

    marmottan Well-Known Member

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    Good post Alcibiades.
    Personally, I will not wear longwings with a suit. Wingtips look more formal.
    I really love LW but I find them too "heavy" with a suit. They are perfect with denims or with a chino and a sport coat.

    Actually, it's more a personal habit than an absolute truth.
     
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    To be clear, I am not a "balmoral only" guy when it comes to suits. For me, I just happen to find this shoe too casual for a suit, particulalry when it has antigue edging. This is not to say I find all ptb's too casual for suits (I don't).

    Others may see it differently - I have no problem with that. To your point about 98%, I will take it one step further: 98% of men don't even know the difference between a blucher and balmoral, let alone have an opinion on whether one or the other, or both, should be paired with suits. :D
     
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    Are you sure about this stat?
    I thought that 98% of men were on Styleforum.
     
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    Morgan, awesome whiskey.
    A very good combo with the blue of your pants.
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    these look amazing
     
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    uncle posted these months ago

    amazing
     
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    New Aldens at J Crew.
    1) One preforated captoe boot in pebble grain leather on commando sole (basically a pebble grain jumper on commando)
    2) The other picture shows what looks like a tan suede norweigan split toe boot (all eyelets) on an Indy cork sole. However, the description of the boot is for the "hummus" dark suede boot on a red brick sole that has been posted a few times here.
     
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    that new jcrew pebble grain perf cap toe boot is hot
     
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    Really nice patina is starting to develop on the gunboats.
     
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    Nice purplish hue on those...
     
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    If the picture on JCrew is correct and not the description, I'm really thinking about getting that suede NST.
     
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    Sounds like the title of a really bad SF thread.
     
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    Very sharp.
     
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    Nice Stanford fashion ;)
     
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    Wicked excited that my Alden's came in today. Thanks for all the useful posts. It really helped in researching the perfect boot. Sizing down was key. I went for the J Crew collaboration boot.

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    Alden SF just restocked cigar LWBs and PTBs
     
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    The popular sizes will be gone in no time. :nodding: With exotic shells, one must move swiftly .....
     
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