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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. kwhitelaw

    kwhitelaw Senior member

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    got my email confirmation from O'Connells.. They even applied the 10% off without me having to inquire, two thumbs up from me.. pair of cigar chukkas shipped for $585, not sure anyone else can match that price [​IMG]
     
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    Sandy is killing us here in NJ. Hope everyone is safe!

    Not a good day to wear these new blue suede plaza boots from J. Gilbert.

    Needless to say, no natural light today. These look more purple with the flash than they actually are. In real life these are a gorgeous navy suede. Loving boots on the plaza last more and more.

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    Thanks Yenni and CTYGGG for your help !
     
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  3. sazon

    sazon Senior member

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    Here are a few shots of my travel collection, taken during a business trip. The J. Gilbert boots are new, the others have a few miles on them. By the way, these J. Gilbert boots are my first on the Plaza last, and I really like them. Of course Yenni was great to deal with. Though I had some trepidation due to only having experienced the Trubalance and Barrie lasts before, the Plaza fits fine and looks great. I'm really happy with them.

    Clockwise, from eleven o'clock: Alden for Epaulet Officer Indy (brown CXL); J. Gilbert #8 wingtip boot, Plaza last; Alden SF ravello PTB; MOTO Long Chukka (black CXL).




    Kram - those # 8 plaza wing tip boots are gorgeous. Nice pick up!
     
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    terradilavoro Senior member

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    Congratulations, Sazon! Stunnin' Beauties.
    cheerio
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    Bought them on Ebay.us this year in mint condition - can't say how old they are.
    No, i don't desire to get them darker.


    Flashlight enlightens them of course a bit although they look in natural light not as dark as shown by PD

    also my C&J for RL unlided Shell Cordovan Penny Loafer don't appear so dark
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    cheerio
    Joachim
     
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  6. kram6136

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    Thanks! I kept going back and forth in my mind between the #8 wingtip boots from TSM, which are Barrie, and these from J.Gilbert, which are Plaza. In the end, I got the Plaza boots and I'm very happy with them. It's a different look from my Barrie-lasted #8 LWBs too, so it doesn't feel like I have two pairs that are too similar to each other.

     
  7. Barrister

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    Thanks, sevenfold. Very helpful. Just what I wanted to know. I'll be ordering the Ravello NSTs right away.
     
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    Very nice. You have all the LWBs, correct? I have a pair of cigars with some #8s on order from Amore, now I'm thinking about adding black, even though I have a black J&M calf bal.
     
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    Thanks Joachim!
     
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    Kram, Shine/finish looks nice on your brown CXL... How do you care for them?
     
  11. kram6136

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    Thanks. Mostly just brushing with a horsehair brush, but occasionally with neutral Venetian Shoe Cream and a soft cloth.

     
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  16. terradilavoro

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    Just checked the Box. It shows Marlow. And for indication $ 795 - maybe this helps to figure out the age.
     
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    It may be that the earlier Marlow was a lighter color. Not sure though...
     
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    i hope all the fellow alden fans and their families in the northeast are safe tonight.
     
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    amen to that!!!
     
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    Wanted to share some new pictures.... [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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