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

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  1. mcarthur

    mcarthur Stylish Dinosaur

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    Middle pair is awesome.
     


  3. Kashiwa

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    "Alden's boys' shoes are in a class by themselves" (Butler Times Butler PA Sep 14, 1911)

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    "mannish shoes for boys" (Berkeley Daily Gazette Nov. 5 1914)


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    "with the snap and go about them that boys like" (Evening Bulletin Honolulu July 1908)

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    "the shoe most conducive to his health and happiness" (Pensacola Journal Jun 7 1907)

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    AWESOME. Thanks for posting.
     


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    My pleasure, glad you enjoyed it.
     


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    Go wider. I had the same problem, and while the shoe has loosened up, it's still a bit annoying/not perfect. The shoe I have is a snuff suede chukka. Also be warned, after a few months my suede chukka is falling apart at the seams. Very disappointed in the build quality of this shoe. If anyone wants, I'll post the photo evidence.
     


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    my first shell aldens... to topy or not to topy??

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    ^^ Can't help with you any topy advice. Just wanted to say those are sweet! Is that......the plaza last?
     
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    It's actually from brooks brothers... so it is the snap last. Very similar to the Hampton last but slightly less pointy at the tip
     


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    Excellent choice. I would forgo the topy.

    Also, above, it shows Alden making a balmoral boot. I wish they were more adventurous in their building these days (double monks? bal boots? Anyone?).
     


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    Lots of pros with sole guards since they greatly extend the life of soles, avoid slippage, and can easily replaced.

    I personally only have a couple of shoes that use sole guards since my preference is leather soles. Rubber soled shoes have their place. My preference are calf shoes though when I have sole guards since I typically wear them on days with moderate chance of rain.

    Sole guard or not the shoes are great!
     


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    Welcome! The fact that you live in So. Cal. is an important consideration. For instance, here in Boston I only wear loafers in the summer - but boy do I wear them all summer long. So I'm with you in regard to loafers. If I lived in So. Cal, I'd probably never take my unlined Brooks Brothers LHS off, except to put on my new ravello LHS. If you were to supplement your loafer collection, maybe a pair of Crockett and Jones Harvard loafers or a pair of John Lobb Lopez loafers. Then again, maybe I'm just projecting my own wants here.

    Anyway, I think a whiskey chukka would be better than the Indy. If you don't like the chukka, go with a whiskey PTB. Both of these options also work in ravello for So. Cal., too.

    Personally, I don't understand the Indy boot thing. Don't get me wrong, I think the Indy is a nice looking boot. But in every circumstance I can think of, I would prefer an alternative. In the city, I would rather wear a cordovan chukka. If I'm not in the city - if I really need a boot - then I'm going to go with the much less expensive Vasque Sundowner, the classic hiking boot with goretex waterproofing. Admittedly, the Vasque Sundowner is not the prettiest boot out there, and sometimes I don't want a boot with a gore-tex liner, which affects breathability. In such instances, I jettison the Vasque Sundowner and go with the Limmer Lightweights or the Limmer Midweights. Both of those cost less than the Indy, and they are much more boot for the money. If I had more money to spend, I would get a hiking boot made for me from the merrellfootlab.com.
    http://www.merrellfootlab.com/gallery.htm
     
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