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

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  1. trunks206

    trunks206 Senior member

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    Cigar longwngs easily one of, if not the, best Alden make-ups there is. Great LWB rotation you got there Alcibiades.
     
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  2. interlockingny

    interlockingny Senior member

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    Looks to be this shoe
     
  3. PhiPsi32

    PhiPsi32 Senior member

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    Thank you!


     
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    That was me. Got a pair from the same batch from Alden DC and mine are very similar in color to 0waterbouys. Worn twice now and seem to be creasing very nicely. Will post photos when I get a chance.
     
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    david3558 Senior member

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    Alright time to consider purchasing yet another pair...

    Right now my primary rotation looks like this: (I am hardly only in a suit, but I like the flexibility of being able to do so; mainly I'm more "streetwear" with a tad of 'dressed up' thrown in for good measure if that makes any sense)

    • Ravello Shell Shortwing Bluchers
    • Burgundy Perf. Captoe Balmorals
    • Black Calf Monkstrap
    • Color #8 Shell Captoe Boot
    • Wolverine 1000 Mile Wingtip Blucher (light/orange brown; no perforation)
    • Cole Haan's Suede Buck (khaki)
    • J.Crew Desert Boots (khaki)

    Of the following; which one would you buy/add to my collection? Thanks in advance for the pick and opinion :)

    Black Shell Longwing Bluchers
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    Color #8 Shell Plain Toe Bluchers
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    Color #8 Shell Chukka
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    Black Shell Chukka
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  6. PhiPsi32

    PhiPsi32 Senior member

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    #8 PTB
    #8 Chukka

    The PTB or chukka gives you a great opportunity to showcase the finer qualities of shell. Brouguing is nice and adds some visual texture to the shoe, but it can distract the eye from the leather itself.
     
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    stevent Senior member

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    Black shell lwb but I am partial to black shell
     
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    Thanks for your response. I was debating between trying a 9.5C or 9C. It sounds like Id be better off going with the 9.
     
  9. Michigan Planner

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    Nothing all that exciting, but I just picked up a pair of split toe All Weather Walkers from a local shop. I had been eyeing them for sometime and had actually put in an order for them twice but canceled the order both times because Alden kept telling the shop it would be about 12 weeks for them to get my size (7.5E) which always seemed odd for a shoe that is a stock item at many shops. Oh well.

    Anyway... the local store was having a trunk sale this past weekend and offering up a free pair of shoe trees so I decided to pull the trigger. I was out of town so called my SA and he placed the order for me and told me to still expect the shoes in about 12 weeks or so. But he did give me a small discount for my previous troubles and hooked me up with something else I had been eyeing in the store. Well the shoes arrived yesterday - quite a bit faster than the 12 week estimate!

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    Super comfortable!
     
  10. Leighlon

    Leighlon Well-Known Member

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    Whiskeys sans speed hooks
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    NYC Alden Store. Cobbler removed speed hooks.
     
  11. Akeem

    Akeem Senior member

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    Has anybody received a shipping confirmation from the NRO sale yet?
     
  12. El Argentino

    El Argentino Senior member

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    I believe a few people mentioned they did.
     
  13. ghdvfddzgzdzg

    ghdvfddzgzdzg Senior member

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    got a quick shot of my natural cxl longwings from Epaulet. Less than a month old, hit 'em with Reno once this week to add some shine. Color here's not exact--too red.

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    bought mine 2 days ago, CC has been charged, but my order is still being assembled. No ETA yet on when they will ship
     
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