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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. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Senior member

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    The cigar captoe boot on commando soles are one of Alden's best makeup. That ravello photo looks good but at the end of the day it is a strange makeup to put on crepe
     
  2. bellyhungry

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    I suppose it all depends on what you already have?
     
  3. wigglr

    wigglr Senior member

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    +1
    But if I had to choose I'd take the cigar
     
  4. BootSpell

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    +1
     
  5. mcarthur

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    nephew,
    thank you
     
  6. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew,
    thank you
     
  7. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    i agree with your conclusion-go with cigar cap toe boot
     
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  8. makewayhomer

    makewayhomer Senior member

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    I believe he is a poster here.

    it's incredibly low class he not only takes other peoples pictures without crediting them, but then watermarks them as his own. such a dirt bag move

    for those reading, I'm 95% sure that is a picture from zippy, and the size chart from reguy
     
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  9. sevenfoldtieguy

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    Go with the cigar model. The crepe sole on a shell LWB is nothing short of bizarre - at least to my eye. But that's just me.
     
  10. Papa Doble

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    Where do you plan on finding these boots?
     
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  12. Michigan Planner

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    I'd go with the longwings just because I've never been big on cap toes. I know the crepe sole doesn't get much love on here but I've got three different pair of Aldens on the crepe sole and find them incredibly comfortable, especially on days where I am on my feet a lot.
     
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    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    Which ones do you have with crepe soles?
     
  14. Alcibiades

    Alcibiades Senior member

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    Yes - my cigar PTB crepe is probably my second most worn Alden. Cigar seems to go well with a lot of different soles. In non cordovan models, alpine grain looks good on crepe.

    Also, with regards to the captoes, Alden DC stocks cigar captoe boots on the commando sole, call them to see if they have your size, if not, you can probably get on their list.
     
  15. Michigan Planner

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    All Weather Walker and kudu LWB. I was thinking my alpine leather LWB was crepe but it's on the red brick which is just as comfortable.
     
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  18. Alcibiades

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    There is something to be said for throwing on some denim with these shoes in crepe and being able to walk in a variety of conditions all day while having better footwear than basically 100% of your peers... I don't think these shoes should be the first in an Alden collection but can play a great part
     
  19. Morgan

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    Yeah, I recently contacted Unionmade to ask when they were going to restock the Beale cigar PTB on crepe, and they said they had no plans to do so. I've got a couple Aldens on crepe (suede chukkas and roughout boots, similar to the "Roy") and I love wearing them. I'm seriously considering buying a pair of Polo Marlow PTBs and having them resoled with crepe at B.Nelson.
     
  20. Spencer

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    Just pre-ordered my first pair of LWB's. To date have 4 pair of Aldens, all boots.

    Alden x Leffot Longwing, Natural Chromexcel
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    Digging their versatility, I'll probably wear these more casually than dress.
     
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