***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. mr chorizo

    mr chorizo Senior member

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    Black BBBF LWB out to dinner tonight:
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    LOVE THESE! Fantastic...are these grant last?
     


  2. AldenLuver

    AldenLuver Senior member

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    I love the color in this picture [​IMG]. In reality, how often do we wear shoes where we're outside in the middle of the day where the lighting is perfectly bright enough to view the true color. I guess I usually wear my shells inside or in the evening.

    If you typically wear yours in lots of daylight, I suspect your ravellos will darken significantly over time. In this case, you might want to consider whiskey shell.
     


  3. mr chorizo

    mr chorizo Senior member

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    I'm definitely on the pro selvage cuff route, but for my own taste, i prefer to actually cuff the top part of the roll back into the cuff itself so you don't see the chainstitch or finishing of the bottom of th jean.

    I think it looks a little cleaner, but again that's just my take.
     


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    I do...just something about the Alden aesthetic...a bit more to the shoe in the forefoot that makes them oh so nice. I do love the Barrie last.
     


  5. Alcibiades

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    Ravello seems to vary more than the other rare Alden colors. I personally really like the "dark" ravello as exemplified by the tassels. "Light ravello" can be closer to the LWB below:

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    EDIT - I actually plan on trying to darken those LWB over time using wax polish... Right now I am using some Saphir mahogany, but I may need to go darker
     
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  6. Alcibiades

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    1) I really like Alden's sand suede. The snfuf seems like more of a fall color to me. When it comes to suede, the sand, navy and the "milkshake"/"marble" shades work the best from Alden

    2) LIke mentioned before, a lot of retailers should stock E widths. If you decide to go with snuff, Leffot has E widths in stock on the leydon last now
     


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    cloudshift Senior member

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    Anyone know anything about these boots (what shop put them out, etc.)? Don't recall seeing any pics of these on the thread. Really like the look of these.

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    I know they're on Barrie last, and appear to have double oak leather outsole.

    Thanks for any thoughts!
     


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    Off topic: How do people get their cuffs to look and stay so nice. When I cuff they always look like shit. An old Army trick would have me using cardboard.
     


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    yeah I agree...I've been trying to look at other shoes recently but I keep going back to Alden every time I buy something
     


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    J. Gilbert/AOC did a pair like these only on Commando sole.

    http://www.alden-of-carmel.com/index.cfm/Shoes-Brown_Wing_Tip_Boot_207.htm
     
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    That two tone is stunning, it's almost a shame that you're going to subject them to the environments you described.
     


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    yup, the brooks brothers black fleece are on the grant last. perfect balance between pointy and blobby, i wish alden would make more shoes on that last.
     
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    zazaza Senior member

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    Does anyone have more info on the Alden offerings from Tres Bien shop?
    Specifically what last these and these are on?
     


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    Both beautiful, but damn are they pricey! Is this a typical price point for these makeups?
     


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    Take out 20% to account for VAT... With free shipping and no US sales tax, these prices are comparable (or even lower) than they would be for me buying locally here in NYC
     


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