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Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. roboterkampf

    roboterkampf Active Member

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    Thanks!
    Van Dyke and Bacon are next door to "Swallow at the Hollow" on the corner of York and Norther Pkwy, just down from the Senator theater - cool to know they have Aldens. Will check 'em all out.

     


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    Mac method. Beyond that, all I've ever done is brush,brush, brush. Very clean, has taken spots off. Brush long and hard.
     


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    I did a pre-order with J. Gilbert last winter for a cigar indy with commando soles. Last time I talked to an sa in February, they were slotted for a June or so ship date. Give J. Gilbert in Seattle a call and see if they'll have your size.
     


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    Amazing that that bar is still there. Used to be a hangout for Loyola girls. If you go by Van Dyke's post an update on what you find. I may drop in myself.
     


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    Do you recall if these were on Trubalance or another last? Fingers crossed on non-Trubalance.:embar:
     
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    No, those pre-orders have long since closed.
     


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    I'm almost positive it was trubalance, one of few J. Gilbert makeups that didn't use the plaza last.
     


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    Haven't Indys always been on the trubalance last?
     


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    PhiPsi32 Senior member

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    I've seen a couple of Indy make ups in Barrie and Plaza
     


  10. misterjuiceman

    misterjuiceman Senior member

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    Yep, and Moulded Shoes does it on the Modified last.
     


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    the indy in my icon to the left is on the barrie. it was cool, but i passed it on and got something else. don't need more than one pair of black shells. they were from blackbird.
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    Hey guys, I'm looking to get my first Alden pair. This is going to be a short/long wingtip, calfskin (I take shell out of consideration because the budget is already too stretched). I'm looking for maximum versatility, being able to dress up/down with trousers/denim. I was thinking of something along the lines of this J.Crew LWB:
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    Or maybe a darker brown will go better. Please give kind advice to a rookie.
     


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    Absolutely primo choice sir! Wonderful shoe, especially as a first Alden product.

    The LWB is absolutely a solid choice, in my view the most versatile, and brown is far more versatile than black, especially a mid brown.

    If I were starting my collection from go, I would go with the LWB in a mid to reddish chestnut brown.

    Goes with blue, brown, grey, denim, khaki, semi-formal, casual, rough, basically everything except your tuxedo, and even then I would be tempted to wear them.
     


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    I woulnd up selling my JCrew Tobacco for a pair of whiskey shell LWB, the Ravello is different enough to justify both in my mind. Too close to the Whiskey though.



    Does your circle of friends have room for one more?? LOL, Congrats and enjoy wearing Uncle.



    Tom, you really are a throw back man. Glad you guys are around, and this speaks volumes about your dedication to us here at SF.
     


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    The Tobacco LWB was my first Alden purchase. It would be a great start for you if you can not go for shell. You might try e-bay, as occasionally you can find new ones for $350-400. A lightly used and wonderfully cared-for pair can be another nice option!

    @NYRanger-Thanks for highlighting this post.
     


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